Kirti Azad

  • BJP releases 3rd list, Sushma from Vidisha, Ahluwalia in Darjeeling 13-03-2014 09:33 PM

    New Delhi: In its third list for Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday night named 75 candidates for West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. Seniors leaders like Sushma Swaraj from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, SS Ahluwalia from West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kirti...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu 27-02-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha Sachin Tendulkar has hit the headlines for not spending even a single paisa from his MPLAD fund. Rs 10 crore is still lying in his account, waiting for his nod to spend the money on various minor development works...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9-year boycott of Modi 11-02-2014 11:45 PM

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9-year long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought a meeting with Modi after officially boycotting him for years. The meeting scheduled on Thursday will...
  • News briefs: PMC makes trade licence must for shops in Patna 05-08-2013 11:41 PM

    Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is gearing up to put in place a system that will make licences compulsory for shops and other commercial establishments. All shops, street-vendors and even chicken and meat sellers would soon need to compulsorily get trade licences from the civic body. Shopkeepers will need Rs 2,000...
  • Amartya Sen is a genius, he should concentrate on his work: BJP 23-07-2013 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: A Congress versus BJP war of words has erupted on over nobel laureate Amartya Sen's remarks on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Sen said that Narendra Modi is unacceptable as the Prime Minister. The BJP has said Sen...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities 06-07-2013 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday alleged he was harassed by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. He alleged the airport authorities stopped him because of his last name "Azad". The authorities allegedly accused him of carrying a "suspicious" liquid, which Azad claimed was just water. He was allowed...
  • Former cricketers slam Dhoni for Rhiti row 04-06-2013 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come under sharp attack from some former cricketers for his alleged conflict of interest for having stakes in the sports management company which handles him and three of his Indian team-mates. Dhoni found himself in a controversy when it came to light...
  • BCCI not taking on Srinivasan because of vested interest: Azad 28-05-2013 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley, cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad Tuesday said people in the board are not going after president N Srinivasan because "somebody wants to be the next president" of the high-profile sports body. "They (BCCI) do not want to take on Srinivasan...
  • Board members parry questions as ouster demands continue 27-05-2013 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: As demands for N Srinivasan's resignation as BCCI President continued, three important members of the cricket board on Monday parried questions on the issue even as the beleaguered chief complained that the media was hounding him. BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad made an oblique criticism of...
  • Let cricket be a game, not a ball for politicians: SC 26-11-2012 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: Cricket should be kept free from politics and the game should not become a ball for politicians, the Supreme Court observed on Monday. "Let cricket be a game and not a ball for politicians," observed a bench comprising Justice RM Lodha and Justice AR Dave. The remarks were...
  • Kirti Azad lashes out at DDCA president 09-10-2012 07:21 PM

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  • DRS: The IPL needs accountability 25-05-2012 08:02 AM

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  • DDCA demands lifetime ban on Kirti Azad 24-05-2012 09:06 PM

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  • BCCI stops payment to defiant Azad 23-05-2012 01:19 PM

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  • Ex-players hail Tendulkar nomination 26-04-2012 07:47 PM

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  • Standing Committee meet ends, dissent over Lokpal 30-11-2011 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal met on Wednesday and there was disagreement over exclusion of lower bureaucracy and Prime minister, sources said. There was also Objection to CBI members not being appointed like the CVC. Members Kirti Azad, Bal Apte, Haren Pathak and Arjun Meghwal are to...
  • CWG: Govt, Oppn to debate Maken's statement 08-08-2011 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has bowed to Opposition's pressure and agreed to a debate in the Lok Sabha on Sports Minister Ajay Maken's statement in Parliament on the National Democratic Alliance government's role in the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief. Bharatiya...
  • Kapil Dev to man traffic signal in Delhi 28-03-2011 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Former cricketer Kapil Dev will on Tuesday man a traffic signal in south Delhi as part of a road safety awareness programme organised by Delhi Police. The 1983 World Cup winning team captain will man the traffic at Aurobindo Chowk on Tuesday morning for an hour, said Satyendra...
  • PC under fire, withdraws comment on migrants 13-12-2010 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement blaming the migrant population of Delhi for rising incidents of crime in the national capital has been severely criticised by the Opposition. Facing the heat, Chidambaram clarified his statement and said that he was withdrawing his entire comment. "When using the word...