Ashwini Kumar

  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    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 governors...
  • Nagaland Governor willing to quit, Bengal's MK Narayanan seeks time June 23, 2014

    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 sources....
  • BJP says Nitish regime under threat due to rebellion May 7, 2014

    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 March 26, 2014

    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 a...
  • Wary of Lal Muni Chaubey's influence, Bihar BJP tries to mollify the rebel leader March 26, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 a...
  • Manipur celebrates 'Patriots Day' August 13, 2013

    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 to...
  • DA case: Jagan Reddy's wife attacks CBI May 20, 2013

    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 Sinha...
  • Jagan's DA case: 2 ministers charged in the case may quit May 19, 2013

    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 said....
  • Coalgate: BJP demands PM's resignation for fair probe May 15, 2013

    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 May 6, 2013

    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 was...
  • Coalgate: No accused or suspect let off, says CBI May 5, 2013

    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 April 30, 2013

    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. ...
  • Tripura to get a high court on March 26: Sources March 21, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura, which has the Agartala bench of the Gauhati High Court, would get a separate high court on March 26, official sources said on Thursday. "The Union Law ministry and Supreme court have agreed to set up a separate high court for Tripura on March 26," Tripura Law Secretary...
  • Anti-rape law will be tabled in Budget Session: Law Minister Ashwini Kumar March 12, 2013

    Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Union Law Minister Ashwini Kumar expressed confidence that the anti-rape law will be tabled in Parliament in the ongoing Budget Session. 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 March 11, 2013

    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. ...
  • Sexual harassment ordinance remains silent on AFSPA February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after the Justice Verma Committee made its recommendations to amend laws relating to sexual assault, the Cabinet has passed an ordinance. The punishment for rape could range from 20 years to even death in extreme cases, but the ordinance remains silent on the Armed Forces Special...
  • Select committee recommendations accepted: Ashwini Kumar January 31, 2013

    The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the new revised Lokpal Bill even though the Law Ministry raised objections to the draft. The amended draft leaves the appointment of Lokayuktas to the states. The earlier bill had given this power to the Centre. The new bill also has extra protection for public...
  • Centre to push for fast-track courts for rape trials January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of brutal Delhi gangrape, the Law Ministry is pushing for early setting up of fast-track courts across the country to try such heinous crimes and civil cases having human dimension. The ministry said it is ready to bear majority of the financial burden involved in...
  • Verma panel recommendations top priority: Law Minister January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Government will accord top priority to implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee's recommendations for dealing with crimes against women, Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday, emphasising the need for removing procedural inadequacies for speedy delivery of justice. The government expects comprehensive proposals and it would do whatever...
  • Poverty line has no acceptability, concedes Montek March 23, 2012

    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? September 23, 2011

    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 June 12, 2011

    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 concerns...
  • Prosecution in Bhopal tragedy not good: CBI June 12, 2010

    Jabalpur: Under fire for weak prosecution in the 1984 Bhopal gas leak case, CBI Director Ashwini Kumar on Saturday conceded the agency's prosecution during trials was not good. "Our investigations are normally good in all the cases, but our prosecution during trials have not been good and we are going to...
  • CBI chief denies any attempt to let off Mayawati May 21, 2010

    Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ashwini Kumar has refuted the allegations that the agency functioned at the behest of politicians. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Meetu Jain Kumar even went to the extent of promising that cases in the future will be cracked within a year thanks to special CBI courts. CNN-IBN: The...
  • No political pressure in Buta Singh case: CBI director August 2, 2009

    New Delhi: CBI director Ashwini Kumar says that the investigations in Buta Singh's case are in progress and the truth will soon come to light. ...
  • CBI is often overburdened with cases: Ashmini Kumar August 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India's premier investigating agency, is overburdened, says its new chief Ashwani Kumar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Ashwani Kumar admitted the agency is often under pressure from politicians, however, he chose to downplay it. CBI’s role CBI is a premier investigation agency and it is meant...
  • National Wipes: Big news from across India August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: DGP of Himachal Pradesh Ashwini Kumar has taken over as the new chief of the CBI. Jammu remained shut for the eighth consecutive day on Thursday over demands that land be restored to the Amarnath Shrine Board. The Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Telecommunication to terminate...