Politician

  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • SC order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress August 27, 2014

    In a landmark observation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea against the appointment of ministers with criminal background and put the onus firmly on the Prime Minister. ...
  • Watch: Politicians across party lines celebrate Eid together July 29, 2014

    Cutting across the party lines, polticians celebrate Eid together. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad and the BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain offered prayers together in the spirit of Eid. They called for peace across the nation appealing to all communities to live together in harmony. ...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Hooliganism by MPs, one force feeds man, other abuses in House July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena...
  • Sleeping on the job? Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and 17 politicians from across the world who were caught napping in Parliament July 15, 2014

    Politicians probably have the most uninteresting jobs. Are discussions in the Parliament really boring or do they have very comfortable chairs there? Why is it that we often find politicians dozing at work? The first infamous politician who was regularly spotted napping in Parliament was HD Deve Gowda. It was...
  • Watch: A middleaged politician is Japan has become an Internet phenomenon after crying like a toddler during a press conference July 2, 2014

    A 47-year-old provincial politician was rapidly becoming an Internet phenomenon in Japan on Wednesday after crying like a toddler as he tried to explain his profligate use of public funds. Television talk shows carried looped footage of a press conference in which Ryutaro Nonomura wails and bangs his fists on the...
  • Another insensitive remark! MP Minister says crime against women cannot be prevented June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another instance highlighting the insensitivity of politicians towards crime against women, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Thursday said that these incidents cannot be prevented. Gaur's remarks come at a time when UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh are receiving flak for...
  • 'Swearing in that wasn't' has Maharashtra politicians taking potshots June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The hurriedly announced expansion of the Prithviraj Chavan-led ministry in Maharashtra on Sunday failed to materialise, giving the Opposition guns ample fodder to taunt the Congress-NCP government in the state. "The Congress (led) state government is hilarious! They declare (to) swear in new ministers and within two hours they hold...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TRS functionary Ramulu shot dead May 11, 2014

    A Naxal-turned-politician was shot dead by unidentified persons in Nalgonda town of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, police said. The deceased K Ramulu was a member of Telangana Rashtra Samiti executive committee and brother of former top Maoist leader Sambashivudu, they said. A group of 7-8 assailants fired several rounds in Ramulu's...
  • LS polls phase 9: 20 pc criminal candidates, 171 crorepatis in the fray May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 601 candidates out of 606 candidates who are contesting in the phase 9 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on...
  • A Billion Votes: Should politicians personal lives be subject of political debate? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • Photos: What do politicians do when they're not on campaign trail pestering you for votes? April 29, 2014

    We've seen our politicians constantly engaged in a war of words every time the election wave sweeps over the nation. They will either be badgering you for votes or running the opposition down. At the end of the day they're normal human beings and have their share of fun too....
  • Subhash Ghai roots for film artistes contesting elections April 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Coming out in support of film personalities throwing their hat into the ring for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, renowned movie director Subhash Ghai Monday said the fraternity has produced some good political leaders. To buttress his point, Ghai referred to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and late Congress MP...
  • Mercedes, BMWs, Audis hot favourites of Indian politicians April 13, 2014

    Wealthy Indian politicians prefer nothing less than Mercedes, BMWs, Jaguars, Audis or gas-guzzling SUVs to scorch the road. While marquee brands like Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars appear to be hot-favourites for the rich and mighty, home- grown SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Safaris are among other common brands. Lawyer by profession and...
  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India April 5, 2014

    It's an image you've seen time and again. A local offers a political leader a headgear from his state during a campaign, the politician accepts it and wears it on his head and photographers have a field day. While campaigning across Punjab, both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi have been...
  • 'Impotent, hawa hawai, bimbo': You won't believe what some of these trash-talking politicians said ahead of Lok Sabha polls March 31, 2014

    From calling their opponents deranged and comparing them to demons, political candidates and their party members are keeping things classy this election season. A day after Bharatiya Janata Party's PM candidate Narendra Modi criticised Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over the state of the hailstorm-hit farmers in Maharashtra, Pawar said Modi...
  • TWTW: Has the press become the punching bag for politicians March 23, 2014

    In this week's episode, Cyrus Broacha held discussion with a panel of experts on whether the press has become a punching bag for politicians. ...
  • I am not a politician, nor an activist. I try to bring change with my films: Abhay Deol March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A number of Bollywood celebrities may be making their political debut in this election season but actor Abhay Deol says he has no political aspirations and the most he would do is go out and vote. "I would never enter politics but I will go out and vote. If...
  • Ambareesh may be shifted to Singapore for treatment March 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Ailing Kannada actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for breathing-related problems for over a week, may be shifted to Singapore Saturday for further treatment. He is currently at Vikram Hospital here. Ambareesh, Minister for Housing, has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since Feb 21....
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal to send notice to Kejriwal on corruption allegations February 1, 2014

    A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal named him in a list of corrupt politicians, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday hit out at him saying he did not need any certificate from any leader or party on probity. Jaiswal said he would send a notice to Kejriwal over the...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey January 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kejriwal's 'corrupt' list: Character assassination or clever politics? January 31, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched his Lok Sabha campaign with anti-corruption as the key poll plank. Kejriwal named Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi among his list of high profile corrupt leaders. BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, who was also named, has threatened to file a defamation suit. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? January 31, 2014

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • 11 'Sherlock' dialogues you will never hear our politicians say January 6, 2014

    The latest season of 'Sherlock' is on and Benedict Cumberbatch brings a superb level of energy and madness to the character of the 'highly functioning sociopath', Sherlock Holmes. We took some random Sherlock quotes by characters from the TV series and realized that they could be directly coming from the...
  • S**t Indian leaders said in 2012 and 2013 on rape, homosexuality, poverty and women's rights December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Indians in power said some bizarre things in 2012 and 2013 that deserved to be in our Hall of Shame. Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said he was scared to talk to a woman these days for fear of being falsely implicated in a molestation...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC verdict on 377 and Lal Batti December 15, 2013

    This week on the The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. Also on the show, India pays tribute at the Mandela Memorial, Supreme Court verdict on Lal Batti (Red Beacon). ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC verdict on Lal Batti December 15, 2013

    Cyrus Broacha takes on the Supreme Court verdict on Lal Batti (Red Beacon). . SC in its verdict directed that red non-flashing beacon lights be used only by constitutional authorities. The court has also said that blue flashing beacon lights can be used by ambulances, police and emergency services. ...