Politician

  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • Mercedes, BMWs, Audis hot favourites of Indian politicians 13-04-2014 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India 05-04-2014 02:48 PM

    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 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    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 23-03-2014 02:47 PM

    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 22-03-2014 01:44 PM

    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....
  • Ambareesh may be shifted to Singapore for treatment 02-03-2014 10:41 AM

    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...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal to send notice to Kejriwal on corruption allegations 01-02-2014 11:14 PM

    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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 31-01-2014 11:02 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kejriwal's 'corrupt' list: Character assassination or clever politics? 31-01-2014 10:17 PM

    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? 31-01-2014 08:17 PM

    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 29-01-2014 10:15 PM

    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 06-01-2014 03:07 PM

    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 31-12-2013 12:27 PM

    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 15-12-2013 02:34 PM

    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 15-12-2013 02:34 PM

    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. ...
  • The Last Word: Should leaders file false info during their nomination? 03-12-2013 10:51 PM

    An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that many senior politicians fail to declare the current amount of value of their properties when filing their election nomination papers. This is not only blatant disregard of Supreme Court instructions but possibly an attempt to deceive the public. ...
  • Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao retracts 'politicians are idiots' remark 18-11-2013 01:59 PM

    Bangalore: A day after scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao said politicians are idiots in an angry outburst, he retracted his statement and softened his stand. "It is a very ordinary statement and use of English language," Rao said. "I said we're a bit idiotic in doing things. That...
  • Chitrangada Singh wants to see politicians in jeans and tees 17-11-2013 10:48 AM

    Gurgaon: Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh feels politicians in our country, especially the youth leaders, should abandon their formal clothes in favour of more casual attires. "The youth leaders in our country should dress more casually. I think it is time they start wearing jeans and T-shirts instead of the regular...
  • 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling? 02-11-2013 09:58 PM

    CNN-IBN brings you how builder-politician-bureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed? ...
  • Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar arrested in sexual assault case 25-10-2013 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Friday arrested former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, who is accused of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman. Earlier in the day, CBI sleuths had questioned Nagar and recorded his statement at Circuit House. The Sodala Police station had booked Nagar for allegedly raping and beating...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Attachment proceedings initiated against politicians 09-10-2013 02:59 PM

    Authorities in Muzaffarnagar have initiated attachment proceedings against some party leaders after they failed to surrender in a local court in connection with the last month's communal violence in the district. Attachment proceedings have been initiated against BSP MP Kadir Rana, BSP MLA Maulana Jamil, former UP Minister Saeeduzama, all...
  • FTP: Ordinance rolled back, Lalu goes to jail: Has middle class power come of age? 03-10-2013 11:50 PM

    With the Cabinet rolling back the ordinance shielding convicted legislators, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was sentenced to jail for five years in the fodder scam. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts with ordinance being rolled back, has middle class power come of age....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 03-10-2013 11:32 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban honoured at Harvard 28-09-2013 07:09 AM

    A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year. Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken proponent for girls' education. She was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust...
  • Karnataka Minister jumps into lake to save six people 18-09-2013 02:34 PM

    At a time when politicians are facing critiicsm across the country for not responding to people's problems, here's a heart-warming story of a politician in Karnataka who shows that he cares. Early on Tuesday morning, Karnataka Primary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar stopped his convoy when he noticed a car sinking...
  • Politicians can move freely in Naxal-prone areas: Police 17-09-2013 02:22 PM

    The Jharkhand police on Tuesday said that they would not ask political leaders to change their programmes or routes in the state unless there is any "specific input" about Maoist threat. "They (politicians) can go wherever they want but they should keep us informed (to keep a close vigil and...
  • Govt defers law on SC verdict on tainted politicians 06-09-2013 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: The government has deferred passing a law overturning the Supreme Court order banning convicted and jailed politicians from contesting elections. The government wanted to amend the Representation of People's Act but lack of political consensus forced it to put the decision on hold. In a landmark judgement that...
  • Travel bills racket: Documents point to possible MP-travel agent nexus 03-09-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: There are more revelations in the MPs' travel bill racket. CNN-IBN has accessed more documents that have brought travel agencies under the radar. They could have helped MPs in creating irregularities to claim reimbursements. CNN-IBN has tracked down the concerned travel agency to East Patel Nagar in Delhi,...
  • Nitish Kumar makes fun of 'tweeting' politicians 03-09-2013 12:04 AM

    In an apparent dig at BJP leaders like Narendra Modi for using Twitter to score points, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said they were turning the sweet chirping of birds (dictionary meaning of twitter) into the jarring sounds of politics. "The dictionary meaning of twitter is the chirping...