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  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar 18-04-2014 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist...
  • Kumar Vishwas claims threat to life, to move EC against Priyanka, Rahul 18-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Amethi: Aam Admi Party's (AAP) Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas is set to file a complaint with the Election Commission and the police against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi. Vishwas has claimed that there are threats to his life and Priyanka had invited the person who...
  • Nitish defends parting ways with NDA, slams BJP and Congress 17-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Defending his decision to part ways with the NDA, senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he had no regrets. "Our alliance worked smoothly so long as the BJP put aside contentious issues, but the moment we realised the party intended to raise controversial issues to attain...
  • Kumar Sangakkara on Durham's radar 17-04-2014 02:34 PM

    London: In a bid to bolster their county campaign this season, defending champions Durham are reportedly keen to sign Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but the management is not willing to reveal the deal, according...
  • CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar appeals to voters to exercise their franchise 17-04-2014 02:24 PM

    Go out and exercise your franchise - an appeal from CNN-IBN. ...
  • Donations cross Rs 1 crore in 36 hours as AAP fights Modi, Rahul 17-04-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's decision to contest against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi and field Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi seems to have enthused his cadre as well as his donors. The AAP has got over Rs 1 Crore as donation in the...
  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar 17-04-2014 09:59 AM

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • Modi should concentrate on what he is doing in Gujarat: Shinde 17-04-2014 09:19 AM

    Hitting out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Sushil Kumar Shinde said, "Modi only talks against what another person is doing. He should speak on what he is doing in Gujarat." ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray 17-04-2014 08:35 AM

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • Lok Sabha Polls: Over 54 per cent turnout in Bihar 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Patna: Over 54 per cent polling, almost 15 per cent more than the previous election, was registered in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on Thursday in the second phase in the state. Elections held for Munger, Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Arrah, Buxar and Jehanabad seats registered 54.04 at the...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Final turnout of 61.7 per cent in Maharashtra till 6 pm 17-04-2014 07:30 AM

    Mumbai: The 19 constituencies in Maharashtra where polling was held on Thursday in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state recorded an average 61.7 per cent turnout by 6 pm, the closing time. The constituency-wise voting percentages: Hingoli: 63 per cent, Nanded: 63, Parbhani: 62, Maval: 63.10,...
  • Gandhis have emotionally blackmailed people of Amethi: Kumar Vishwas 16-04-2014 11:47 PM

    Calling the Gandhis "magicians", Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday said the family had always "emotionally blackmailed" the people of the constituency. Addressing meetings at several villages in the Amethi assembly segment, including Ghatampur and Tikari, Vishwas said, "Gandhis have always emotionally blackmailed...
  • Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? 16-04-2014 11:06 PM

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • We will bring 70 crore people into middle-class: Rahul Gandhi 16-04-2014 08:26 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday the party, if returned to power, will bring 70 crore people into the middle-class over the next five years. Addressing an election rally in Kishanganj, Gandhi said there was a new class comprising about 70 crore people who were above the poverty line...
  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar 16-04-2014 05:51 PM

    A seat with star power in full play, another which is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's stronghold and a constituency where the richest candidate in the state is contesting will vote along with four others on April 17 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Nitish Kumar,...
  • Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi 16-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Amethi: Gearing up for a three-cornered fight, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani filed her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting the election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. After filing her nomination, Irani launched an attack at the...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South 15-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll 15-04-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 121 constituencies ended on Tuesday. The 121 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 17. Nandan Nilekani, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Ananth Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia are amongst the big names in the fray....
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • Kumar Vishwas declares assets worth Rs 4 crore 15-04-2014 06:12 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party nominee from Amethi Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday declared his assets about Rs four crore in an affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls. Kumar has declared assets including that of his wife Manju Sharma. As per the affidavit, while gross total value...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani upbeat, AAP says Amethi is not a Congress-BJP fight 15-04-2014 03:54 PM

    Amethi: Campaigning is heating up in Amethi where a 3-way race between Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas is taking place. In conversation with CNN IBN, Smriti Irani dismissed accusations that BJP was unfair in making her fight against a family has established itself in the...
  • Cong's Basti candidate refuses to contest 15-04-2014 03:16 PM

    Congress candidate from Basti Lok Sabha seat, MLA Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal, on Tuesday refused to contest the election, saying he would fight the polls after a sexual harassment charge levelled against him was proved wrong. In a letter written to party president Sonia Gandhi, Jaiswal has stated that the Congress...
  • Jolt to Nitish, Kisanganj candidate withdraws in Congress favour 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday suffered a jolt as JD(U) candidate from Kisanganj withdrew in favour of Congress nominee in the parliamentary election. "I have decided to withdraw myself from election in favour of sitting Congress candidate to check split of minority votes," JD(U) candidate Akhtarul Iman said. Congress...
  • Uttarakhand government gives final touches to Char Dham yatra preparations 15-04-2014 02:17 PM

    With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines. "Almost all major roads on the...
  • Varun Gandhi files his nomination from Sultanpur 15-04-2014 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi filed his nomination from Sultanpur on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha elections. Varun also held a roadshow before filing his papers. He is up against Congress's Amita Singh in the constituency. Meanwhile, Varun's estranged cousin Priyanka Gandhi will address party workers in...
  • Snapshot: Akshay Kumar stumbles upon an old picture with sister Alka; shares it on Twitter 15-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Akshay Kumar might play the rugged, macho man on the big screen, but when it comes to his family, the 46-year-old is a softie. The 'Rowdy Rathore' star recently came across a photograph of him with his sister Alka Bhatia, who got married to construction honcho Surendra Hiranandani in 2012....
  • MPs Rating: Ananth Kumar scores 6.36 on a scale of 10 15-04-2014 08:59 AM

    BJP National General Secretary Ananth Kumar is a 5 time MP from Bangalore South in Karnataka. Kumar scored 6.3 for accessibility and 6.9 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He was rated 6.3 for provision of...