MANISH TEWARI

  • Gen VK Singh refuses to explain his 'duty, disgust' tweets after attending Pakistan Day celebration 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "I do not owe an explanation to anybody", a dismissive Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said on Tuesday when asked about his cryptic tweets on Monday night using words "disgust" and "duty" after representing the government at the Pakistan function. The former Army Chief had been...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court 3 days ago

    Once again it's the Supreme Court to the rescue. The highest court in the land has struck down the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act thereby rendering a huge boost to free speech online. Here's what the section says: "Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or...
  • Who said what: Supreme Court scraps Section 66A of IT Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's landmark judgement scrapping the draconian section 66A of the IT Act has been welcomed by all. Quashing Section 66A, the Supreme Court called it "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought...
  • If VK Singh feels duty is a burden, he should quit: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Training guns at Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh for his duty and disgust tweets soon after attending the celebration of the Pakistan National Day, Congress said that he should quit if he thinks duty is a burden. "If VK Singh feels that duty...
  • Nun rape case rocks Parliament, opposition parties demand quick answers March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun rape case in Parliament on Monday. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said, "Women in West Bengal are unsafe, we have seen this time and again. No law and order despite Mamata being...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail for a month March 14, 2015

    Islamabad: The Mumbai terror attacks key suspect Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention has been extended by Punjab Provincial government to maintain public order. Lakhvi will stay in jail for another one month. Lakhvi's lawyer said this order has been slapped on him due to pressure from Indian government. "We will challenge this...
  • German professor apologises for her rape remark against India, says 'I am not a racist' March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A German professor apologised after an outcry over her rejection of an Indian student's internship application because of 'India's rape problem'. "I am not a racist. I currently have two male Indian students in my lab and accepted four in my Masters course last fall. This was a misunderstanding." The...
  • Masarat Alam remains defiant, says governments may change in J&K but reality will remain same March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: A day after Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam was released by the Jammu and Kashmir government, he remains defiant. Alam said governments may change in Jammu and Kashmir but the reality in the state will remain the same. He said, "I was granted bail thrice, that's why I have been released now....
  • Congress questions Masarat Alam's release, asks PM Modi to clear his stand March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday strongly condemned release of hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear his stand on this issue. Congress leader Manish Tewari tweeted, "BJP- PDP govt Releases Masrat Alam in Srinagar, BJP protests in Jammu, evades in Delhi Ques Mr...
  • Oppostion parties demand Modi to raise fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe kicked off a storm by asking Indian fishermen to stay on their side of the maritime border otherwise they will be shot at. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "What kind of good days are these that now even Sri Lanka has started warning us." ...
  • NDA hits out at Nitish, Congress says Manjhi quit at BJP panicked February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: NDA on Friday accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of "sacrificing" a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP's "panic" behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its "conspiracy" in Bihar elections. "Nitish Kumar will have to...
  • Sunanda murder probe: SIT records former I&B minister Manish Tewari's statement February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) recorded statement of former Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Reportedly, Tewari was quizzed for over two hours by the SIT. Tewari was infact in the same flight enroute to Delhi which was also boarded by...
  • After the rout, voices of discomfiture grow in Congress February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Voices of discomfiture grew in Congress with leaders suggesting that all sections were not taken along, which brought this ignominy as the party failed to open its account in Delhi Assmebly polls. "Highly disappointed with the fate of Congress in Delhi. It's sad to see it like this. Wish...
  • BJP has been taught a lesson for being arrogant: Congress leader Manish Tewari February 10, 2015

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the people of Delhi had voted against BJP as they wanted to teach the party a lesson for being arrogant. "The entire Congress vote shifted to AAP causing our defeat. We have always taken collective responsibility for our defeat," said Tewari. ...
  • Congress needs to revisit 'ideological construct', says Manish Tewari February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress decimated in Delhi elections, its senior leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the party's "ideological construct" needs to be revisited as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has eaten up the space. The former Union Minister also felt that the outcome of the polls could have been different...
  • CBI orders internal probe against its officers in the Matang Sinh arrest case February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after Home Secretary Anil Goswami was sacked, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now looking at the role of its own officers in the Saradha Scam. Sources say two joint directors are under the scanner. The CBI is checking all the call records to...
  • Why did government hold back display of military might at Republic Day parade, asks Congress January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: As India showcased its rich cultural diversity and military might with the US President Barack Obama watching on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned why the government did not display its strategic assets this time. Citing a report, the former Union minister...
  • Congress asks Parrikar to apologise for alleging ex-PM's role in compromising national security January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Objecting to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that a former Prime Minister compromised India's assets on national security, the Congress on Friday demanding the Minister to clarify his statement. "Such a statement should not be made without evidence. The Defence Minister should apologise for his statement," Congress leader...
  • Mamata should also be called for questioning in Saradha scam: CPI December 13, 2014

    Even as open war between the TMC and BJP continues over Madan Mitra's arrest in Saradha Scam, the CPI targeted Mamata Banerjee saying that she should also be called for questioning. ...
  • It's Centre's responsibility to honour Indira Gandhi's sacrifices: Manish Tewari October 31, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said it was responsibility of the government to honour sacrifices of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Tewari said. "Indira Gandhi lived for this country and died for this country. She sacrificed her life for this country. So, this is the responsibility of the government to...
  • Congress questions Arun Jaitley's comment advising CAG to not indulge in sensationalism October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has questioned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's advice to the Comptroller and Auditor General not to sensationalise its work. Jaitley on Wednesday had asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a...
  • BJP should live upto its promise of bringing back black money, says Congress October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The political furore is on even after the Narendra Modi government, refusing to make public the names of black money account holders, submitted instead in a sealed envelope, a list containing the names of 627 individuals holding such accounts to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The SC refused...
  • Manish Tewari slams government for not taking border incursions seriously September 20, 2014

    Congress party member Manish Tewari has slammed the government for not taking border incursions seriously, accusing it of not having an effective plan to deal with intrusions from Pakistan and China. ...
  • Rashid Alvi terms Congress's spokesperson list immaterial September 16, 2014

    Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order with the Congress media department head Ajay Maken ruling that only spokespersons were authorised to speak. ...
  • Divide within Congress widens; 18 new party spokespersons named, old ones defiant September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's story of turmoil and infighting continues. There is now controversy over the latest list of Congress spokespersons released by the party which does not have the names of Manish Tewari and Rashid Alvi. Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 15, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC asks government to step up relief operation in floodhit J&K September 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court has expressed concerns on the rescue and relief operations in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The court has said that the state government must provide basic necessities to flood victims. ...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • Congress challenges BJP over government formation in Delhi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is keeping up the attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party over government formation in Delhi claiming that they are scared of the voters' verdict. "BJP was the largest largest party in the December elections. They could have formed the government then. If the BJP is not...