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  • BJP promises probe into alleged scams during Sheila Dikshit rule 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid stepped up political activity in the city, newly-appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said all major cases of alleged corruption and financial bunglings during Congress rule, including in Commonwealth Games projects, will be thoroughly probed if his party comes to power in the national capital. Asserting...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • No hint from Centre to quit Kerala Governor post: Sheila Dikshit July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday denied receiving any hint from the Centre to quit and said she was not aware of any move to transfer her out of Thiruvananthapuram Rajbhavan. "No", she said when asked whether she was sounded by anyone in the Central government to put in...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per Article...
  • Delhi: AAP demands action against former CM Sheila Dikshit July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping its ante against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the AAP on Monday demanded strict action against her in connection with the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorised colonies scam. "The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), now with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, corroborates the findings...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible. According...
  • Citizens protest long power cuts in Kanpur June 30, 2014

    Citizens took to the streets and blocked roads in protest against long power cuts in the city, which have affected several areas in Kanpur, police said on Monday. Residents of Hanspuram last night, staged a protest first at Naubasta sub-station and then they blocked the Barra bypass road, they said. People...
  • Rumours about governors' resignation an insult: K Sankaranarayanan June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculations grow over the Narendra Modi government asking UPA appointed governors to step down, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said that such rumours are insulting to the Constitutional post. "No one has a permanent post in Democracy. The rumours around governor's post is an insult to the constitutional...
  • Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi resigns June 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi resigned on Tuesday after a nudge from the Centre to some Governors appointed by the previous UPA government to quit. His resignation has been received, Home Ministry sources said. The tenure of Joshi had expired a few months ago and he was sworn in again for another...
  • Modi government mulls changing Governors in five states including UP June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now mulling replacing Governors who were appointed by the UPA-II government. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is likely to change the Governors of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh is BL Joshi, Kerala -...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • MPs responsible for their defeat not Rahul: Delhi Congress Chief June 1, 2014

    New Delhi : Talking tough as he readies a revival strategy for the party in the national capital, Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Sunday said senior leaders Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken and Sandeep Dikshit as well as other MPs were themselves responsible for their humiliating defeat in the city...
  • Congress leader questions Raju's remark on Vadra, says MHA does review May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security privileges are now under government scanner. The Central government has said it will review the exemption from security checks granted to Robert Vadra at airports in the country. Senior party leader Sandeep Dikshit hit out at Civil Aviation Minister...
  • Many offsprings of political leaders get a thumbs down in elections May 18, 2014

    This year's Lok Sabha elections saw many of the sons and daughters of Congress leaders failing to retain their family strongholds as party's tally dipped to a historic low of 44 seats out of 543. Prominent among those who lost the elections are Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram, Sandeep Dikshit, Milind Deora,...
  • Not the end of Nehru-Gandhi dynasty: Sandeep Dikshit on Congress defeat May 17, 2014

    The Congress suffered its worst election defeat on Friday, winning only 44 of 543 Parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP got 282, ten more than required to form the government. ...
  • Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi University VC sacked over qualification row May 12, 2014

    Mahatma Gandhi University vice-chancellor AV George was sacked on Monday after the Kerala governor as the chancellor of the university signed the order. "The order has been inked," said a Raj Bhavan source who did not wish to be identified. George assumed the office of the Kottayam-based Mahatma Gandhi University's vice-chancellor in...
  • 7 RCR prepares to bid farewell to PM, 3 Motilal ready to host May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a flurry of activity at two of the VIP bungalows in the Lutyen's Zone of the national capital, with one preparing to bid farewell to its special guest of 10 years while the other is being decked up to welcome its new resident. A sprawling bungalow at...
  • Kejriwal Slams Cong, BJP for Pre-Poll Understanding April 29, 2014

    Raking up the snoopgate scandal and Robert Vadra controversy, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuedsday accused both the Congress and BJP of having a pre-poll understanding and not taking any action against each other on the two issues. He also asked why Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • EC a toothless body, says Sandeep Dikshit April 9, 2014

    Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday referred to the Election Commission (EC) as a toothless body and said it does not act on complaints. "Election Commission only issued two-three toothless warnings and does nothing," Dikshit, contesting the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi, said. The commission only goes through appeals, he added. The...
  • Campaign ends in Delhi, polls on April 10 April 8, 2014

    The high-voltage campaigning for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital that saw newbie Aam Aadmi Party foraying into parliamentary contest to be held on April 10 came to an end on Tuesday. On the last day of campaign, all the top players, BJP, Congress and AAP held scores...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat April 8, 2014

    A microcosm of capital's urban elite and who's who in the political space, the prestigious New Delhi constituency has been the centre of a high-octane campaign where incumbent Ajay Maken is facing BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi and Ashish Khaitan of AAP. Earlier represented by the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Chandni Chowk, East Delhi April 3, 2014

    Out of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the most keenly watched election will be the one for the Chandni Chowk constituency where Congress's Kapil Sibal, AAP's Ashutosh and BJP's Harsh Vardhan are contesting. Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra visits Chandni Chowk...
  • Congress stronghold Chandni Chowk now a three-legged battleground April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and sitting Chandni Chowk MP Kapil Sibal has no time to rest; he won his last Lok Sabha elections against the BJP by over two lakh votes, but this time the stakes are higher. Sibal faces tough opposition from state BJP president Harshvardhan and former journalist...
  • MPs Rating: Sandeep Dikshit scores 5.49 on a scale of 10 March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Sandeep Dikshit is a two-term MP from East Delhi. He is the son of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. He scored 5.1 on the twin parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Dikshit scored 5.7 on maintaining...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP March 27, 2014

    BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of dumping issues half-way and running away from answering questions, and said it did not need his advise on the kind of language to be used. Charging Kejriwal with indulging in "hypocrisy" and "politics of convenience", it...
  • Rajmohan Gandhi, Sandeep Dikshit served notice for suspected paid news March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Election Commission has issued show cause notices to three prominent leaders in the poll fray from East Delhi constituency in connection with cases of "suspected" paid news. Sitting MP and Congress candidate Sandeep Dikhsit, AAP candidate Rajmohan Gandhi and BJP nominee Maheish Girri have been served show...
  • LS polls: Sandeep Dikshit files nomination papers March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress candidate and sitting MP Sandeep Dikshit on Friday filed his nomination papers from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Flanked by hundreds of Congress workers and amid slogan shouting, Dikshit, 49, submitted his nomination papers before the Returning officer at Deputy Commissioner's office in East Delhi. Exuding confidence of retaining...
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its third list of 58 candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the party didn't give ticket to Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, it remained silent on who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi....
  • 'Wrong to say senior Congress leaders don't want to contest LS polls' March 16, 2014

    Even as the list of those who do not wish to contest on a Congress ticket is growing, party leader Sandeep Dikshit claimed that everything was fine in the party. "Wrong to say senior leaders don't want to contest," he stressed. ...