Ajit

  • Centre says there is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river August 4, 2014

    As fear of massive floods is looming large over Bihar, the Centre on Sunday night said there was no significant change in flow of water in river Kosi so far and it has shared all technical inputs with the state government and Nepal on the emerging situation. Chief Secretary of Bihar...
  • Kosi flood threat: Centres rushes in assistance, assures of all help to Bihar August 3, 2014

    The Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in this regard while an...
  • Pune landslide: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan visits the site July 30, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited the site of landslide at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district on Wednesday evening and reviewed the rescue operation undertaken by NDRF and other agencies. Chavan, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, inquired about the treatment being given to the...
  • Ishant's absence has hurt Team India in this Test: Agarkar July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said missing out on Ishant Sharma's services in the ongoing third Test at Southampton has hurt the team in the ongoing match. "Obviously, you want a form player to play throughout. You don't want the guy to miss out on any cricket when...
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar July 27, 2014

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam June 18, 2014

    Pune: The BJP has demanded an independent investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Accusing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of shielding then...
  • Maharashtra government announces 50 pc waiver in power dues for farmers June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving respite to farmers who are unable to pay off heavy electricity dues, government on Friday announced to give 50 per cent waiver to those who will pay half the amount of total dues. "Farmers who have paid, or will pay, half the amount of their total power dues...
  • Maharashtra to shut down 44 toll plazas June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In an important decision ahead of the Assembly polls, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced closure of 44 toll plazas, a move that comes in the backdrop of protests over levy of road tax in the State. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, while replying to...
  • Dissent surfaces in JD(U) after cabinet expansion June 3, 2014

    A day after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expanded his ministry, voices of dissent on Tuesday surfaced in the ruling JD(U). Nearly half a dozen JD(U) legislators, unhappy over not being inducted into the council of ministers, held a meeting in Patna to chalk out their strategy. JD(U) legislators Gayanu Singh,...
  • Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth gets six-month extension June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, who was due for retirement this month, was on Monday given an extension of six months. The extension of 62-year-old Seth, a 1974 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was cleared by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government...
  • Eyeing Pakistan and China, PM Modi bolsters security team June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi's traditional enemy. The choice of Ajit Doval, alongside former Army chief General VK Singh...
  • Ajit Doval appointed new National Security Advisor May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has appointed Ajit Kumar Doval as the new National Security Advisor. Doval, who has had a positive track record, was formerly the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Doval was also the first police officer to be awarded the Kirti Chakra, the highest peace time award. ...
  • Watch: Relive India's only hockey World Cup triumph in 1975 May 29, 2014

    It's been 39 years since India won their only hockey World Cup. In the third edition of the tournament, in 1975, India men beat archrivals Pakistan 2-1 in the final on March 15 to lift the trophy. And as the Indian team attempts another shot at glory in 2014, it's...
  • Only the Gandhis can keep the Congress together: Ajit Jogi May 19, 2014

    CWC member and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi said that the Congress can only be kept together by the Gandhis. But he did admit to the need for building on regional satraps. ...
  • Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan, Ajit Pawar under pressure to resign May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra wing of the Congress is grappling with its massive defeat in the state. The Congress-NCP alliance contested 27 seats in the state and won only six seats. The Congress on its own won only two seats. Among those who lost were former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who lost...
  • BJP leads in 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi trailing in Mahasumund May 16, 2014

    Raipur: 7:44 pm: Ajit Jogi is trailing in Mahasumund with mere 14 votes. The ruling BJP is maintaining dominance in Chhattisgarh today, leading in 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats, with Tamradhwaj Sahu in Durg, the only Congress candidate who is ahead in the counting. BJP's state unit chief Vishnudeo...
  • Ajit Singh loses to ex-Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh in Baghpat May 16, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh lost the Lok Sabha election on Friday from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh to BJP's Satyapal Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner. The 75-year-old Jat leader is the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president and has never lost an election since 1999 from Baghpat. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • BJP sweeps 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi loses May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Maintaining its dominance in Chhattisgarh, the BJP sweeped 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The Congress has maintained to get just a single seat, with its senior leader and former chief minister losing to BJP's Chandu Lal Sahu. Sahu has won the Mahasumund seat by less...
  • Pawar meets Congress, NCP leaders from Maharashtra May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday met leaders of the ruling NCP and Congress alliance in Maharashtra to discuss the political situation ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, and the preparations for the Assembly elections. Maharashtra Assembly polls are due later in 2014....
  • Rajasthan Royals yet to recover from spot-fixing jolt: RR CEO May 7, 2014

    Almost a year after three Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, franchise CEO Raghu Iyer has admitted that the brand image is yet to be fully restored following one of the biggest cricketing scandals in the country. "We would be lying if I say that...
  • HC seeks copy of an FIR against Ajit Jogi in poll code violation case April 27, 2014

    The Bilaspur High Court today granted time till April 28 for submission of copy of FIR registered against former Chhattisgarh chief minister and Congress nominee Ajit Jogi and his reply in connection with a poll code violation case. The single-judge bench of Justice Gautam Bhaduri on Saturday heard the final arguments...
  • Amar Singh complains to EC against SP for targeting rivals April 24, 2014

    Fatehpur Sikri: Amar Singh, one of India's most colourful candidates who is contesting his first direct elections this time, has attacked his former party, the Samajwadi Party (SP). Speaking to CNN-IBN at a polling booth in the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat, from where he is contesting on an RLD ticket,...
  • Riots will take place across India if Modi becomes PM: Ajit Singh April 23, 2014

    Mathura: Taking a dig at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh while addressing a rally in Mathura on Tuesday claimed that communal riots will take place across the country if Modi came to power. During the rally which was also attended by Congress vice president...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself April 20, 2014

    Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government. He only...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government....
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule April 20, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police April 20, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for...
  • EC seeks report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat to voters April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar could be in trouble as the the Election Commission is awaiting a report from the state Chief Electoral Officer over his reported remarks threatening voters with snapping of water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. "Yes, we are...
  • Sharad Pawar has grabbed farmers lands: Uddhav April 18, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday accused the Union Agriculture Minister of grabbing farmers' lands. "Pawar is highly corrupt. He has been grabbing agricultural lands of farmers in Baramati, his home town," Thackeray alleged. The Sena chief was speaking in...