Ashwini Kumar

  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down 25-06-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove...
  • Nagaland Governor willing to quit, Bengal's MK Narayanan seeks time 23-06-2014 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he is willing to step down, according to sources. Sources say that West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has sought more time to make up his mind. Both Kumar and Narayanan met the Home Minister on Friday, say...
  • BJP says Nitish regime under threat due to rebellion 07-05-2014 11:28 AM

    Patna: Even before the last voter has exercised his franchise and Lok Sabha election results are announced, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar has decided to take revenge on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who leads a minority government following the split in the BJP-JDU alliance. BJP leader and former...
  • Bihar: 4-time BJP MP LM Chaubey files nomination as an Independent 26-03-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Rebel Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Muni Chaubey, a four-time Lok Sabha MP who has been denied a ticket this time, filed his nomination on Wednesday as an Independent from the Buxar seat in Bihar despite Narendra Modi trying to persuade him from not doing so. Chaubey is...
  • Wary of Lal Muni Chaubey's influence, Bihar BJP tries to mollify the rebel leader 25-03-2014 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: Aware of the fact that one of its prominent Brahmin face Lal Muni Chaubey, a four-time Lok Sabha MP from Buxar who has been denied a ticket this time, can severely dent its prospects in many seats of Bihar and even in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata...
  • AAP tickets were all pre-decided, alleges Ashwini Kumar 05-03-2014 07:51 PM

    In fresh dissidence in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), National Council member Ashwini Kumar on Wednesday alleged that most of the Lok Sabha tickets were "pre-decided" and given to candidates who have an association with Ford Foundation. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Kumar, who also claimed to be...
  • Manipur celebrates 'Patriots Day' 13-08-2013 12:04 PM

    Manipur celebrates 'Patriots Day' on Tuesday, 13, to commemorate the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war during which scores of people sacrificed their lives to safeguard the independence of the state. Several functions were held in the state capital where Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials placed wreaths...
  • DA case: Jagan Reddy's wife attacks CBI 20-05-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: With Jaganmohan Reddy completing a year in jail after his arrest in a disproportionate assets case, his wife Bharathi on Monday attacked CBI, alleging it was controlled by partisan interests and had delayed probe to keep him in prison. Bharathi shot off a letter to CBI chief Ranjit...
  • Jagan's DA case: 2 ministers charged in the case may quit 19-05-2013 01:20 PM

    Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, who returned from New Delhi on Saturday after a four-day visit during which he discussed the issue with the leadership, has summoned Rao to the state capital from his native Srikakulam district. Reddy, who is from neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, is already in Hyderabad, party sources...
  • Coalgate: BJP demands PM's resignation for fair probe 15-05-2013 08:59 PM

    Mumbai: Demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP today said an independent probe in the coal allocation scam was not possible till he occupies the top post. Party Vice-President Balbir Punj told reporters here that the CBI which had acted swiftly in the Rail scam, involving Pawan Bansal,...
  • Pranab Mukherjee asks judiciary to observe self discipline 06-05-2013 11:05 AM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said there was a need to maintain a "fine balance" in the role and responsibility of legislature, executive and judiciary as the success of Parliamentary democracy depends on it. Addressing the valedictory function of the sesquicentennial celebrations of Calcutta High Court, Mukherjee said it...
  • Coalgate: No accused or suspect let off, says CBI 05-05-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: A day ahead of filing a crucial affidavit in the Supreme Court on coal scam which has rocked the UPA government, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Sunday affirmed that the agency's probe into the matter was "clean and clear" and that no accused or suspect had been let...
  • Act aganist ministers whose names have come in scams: Sharad Yadav 30-04-2013 01:25 PM

    The Supreme Court has said that the details in the CBI affidavit on the coal scam are 'very disturbing'. "There has been a massive breach of trust that has shaken our foundation," the apex court said. The court said sharing information with the government has shaken the entire process. ...
  • Anti-rape law will be tabled in Budget Session: Law Minister Ashwini Kumar 12-03-2013 06:17 PM

    He also refuted reports that there were fundamental differences within the cabinet over the key provisions in the proposed law. ...
  • Appointment of ex-CBI director as Nagaland governor reveals nexus with govt: MM Joshi 11-03-2013 02:47 PM

    Senior BJP leader MM Joshi has hit out at the Congress for appointing former CBI director Ashwini Kumar as Nagaland governor. He said that this was an unhealthy nexus. ...
  • Select committee recommendations accepted: Ashwini Kumar 31-01-2013 02:44 PM

    The new bill also has extra protection for public servants giving them the right to present their view to the Lokpal. ...
  • Poverty line has no acceptability, concedes Montek 22-03-2012 11:31 PM

    On a day that the Government decided to announce the formation of an expert group to reassess Tendulkar figures, the man at the centre of the storm, Montek Singh Ahluwalia conceded that the Tendulkar poverty line did not have general acceptability. MOS, Planning Commission Ashwini Kumar said since government has...
  • 2G scam: Rift widens within Congress? 23-09-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's office wrote a letter to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) pointing at current Home Minister and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. CNN-IBN has also accessed a letter written by present Minister of State for Planning Ashwini Kumar to...
  • Ashwani Kumar to address Jaitapur plant issues 12-06-2011 05:18 PM

    Panaji: With a view to evolve a consensus on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra, the Union government has promised to take the civil rights groups, NGOs and activists into confidence. "It will be our attempt to engage all the civil society groups, NGOs and people, who have raised...
  • No political pressure in Buta Singh case: CBI director 02-08-2009 03:32 AM

    Kumar says investigations in Buta Singh's case are in progress. ...
  • National Wipes: Big news from across India 01-08-2008 02:23 AM

    Himachal Pradesh DGP Ashwini Kumar has taken over as the new chief of CBI. ...