POLITICS

  • Will not meddle with education system: Arvind Kejriwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will not meddle with the education system and focus on providing resources to educational institutions. Kejriwal said education is the "topmost priority" of the AAP government and it would extend all possible assistance to the educational institutions in their...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study 4 days ago

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • Election Commission notice to AAP, 5 others for de-recognition March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls. Issuing a stern warning to these parties, the poll-panel has invoked the provisions of section...
  • Yogendra Yadav welcomes PAC's decision to expand AAP nationally, says step in right direction March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Battling infighting, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday decided to take steps to end the rift in the party by reaching out to senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan besides expanding the party in other states. Yadav welcomed the party's move and he tweeted, "Welcome PAC's statement to...
  • Politics poses hurdles in improving India, Pakistan ties: Abdul Basit March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said "politics or issues" posed hurdles in improving bilateral ties, although people on both sides of the border wished the relationship to flourish and foster growth. "While people on both sides of the border wish the relationship to foster growth, politics...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in politics section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the Indian of the Year award for his work in politics section. Currently the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is credited with ending the festering and unresolved leadership issues within the BJP post the Vajpayee-Advani era. He played a crucial role in...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for politics category March 17, 2015

    The category honours the individuals, who have collectively redefined our political landscape, and set shining standards in politics with their far-reaching vision complemented by unmatched perseverance and spirit. ...
  • Live: Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    In a star-studded ceremony, CNN-IBN will declare the 'Indian of the year' on Tuesday. CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. This is the ninth edition of the...
  • Less politics, more entertainment; what political parties would be like if they were aired on TV March 17, 2015

    When was the last time you were not entertained by something or the other happening in our political sphere? There is always so much drama and so much action and a whole lot of suspense. And often, to an outsider, a lot of what gets reported in the news may...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN 'Indian of the year 2014' awards March 17, 2015

    In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of the Year. CNN-IBN Indian of the Year recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • Prashant Bhushan reaches out Kejriwal, seeks meeting to end rift in AAP March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Political Affairs Committee member Prashant Bhushan on Monday reached out to party national convener Arvind Kejriwal. Bhushan has sought a meeting with the Delhi Chief Minister to end the rift in the party. Bhushan said, "I have sent a message to Kejriwal....
  • Rahul Gandhi snooping row: Congress accuses BJP of political espionage March 15, 2015

    The Congress is up in arms over a Delhi police team's visit to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence last week. The Delhi police says it was a routine security drill. The Congress is calling it political espionage and wants an explanation from the Home Minister and the Prime Minister....
  • AAP is only harming itself, says MA Naqvi March 13, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party over the surfacing of videos alleging horse-trading by party leaders. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "The AAP is only harming itself, their policies have backfired. There are no shortcuts in politics, AAP should realise that." ...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • If given a chance would love to play Indira Gandhi in a biopic: Mallika Sherawat March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: After starring in 'Dirty Politics', actress Mallika Sherawat says she would love to feature in a biopic on late prime minister Indira Gandhi. "Biopics are very challenging. I have not really thought about it but, if given a chance I would love to play Indira Gandhi," Mallika said in reply...
  • Court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics' March 4, 2015

    Patna: A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film 'Dirty Politics' in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said. After K.C. Bokadia, the director and producer of the film, submitted a written petition informing the court that there was no objectionable scene...
  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release March 3, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...
  • Rift in AAP reaches breaking point; failure of the third alternative? March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The expected has happened. The virtual split of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now in the public domain. Two founding members of the AAP and the top advisors of its chief Arvind Kejriwal have expressed their resentment over what is happening within the party which is still...
  • Yogendra Yadav, Bhushan pitch for 'new blood' in AAP Political Affairs Committee March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party. Bhushan is also said...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Mallika Sherawat on 'Dirty Politics' March 1, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat shares experience of her upcoming film 'Dirty Politics'. Directed by KC Bokadia, 'Dirty Politics' is set to be released on March 6. ...
  • High hopes from Nitish Kumar, he will develop Bihar again: JD(U) spokesperson February 22, 2015

    "Nitish Kumar had established the rule of law. People of Bihar have high hopes from him. Thankfully, the development process which had come to a halt will start again," said JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. ...
  • Manjhi quits after high drama: Can Nitish Kumar regain lost ground in Bihar? February 20, 2015

    Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM without...
  • Nitish Kumar does a Kejriwal, but will the Bihar voters follow Delhi? February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar's quick admission of his mistake in resigning as Bihar chief minister and apology to the people is a clear reminder that he has learnt a lesson from Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Speaking to mediapersons in Patna on...
  • BJP's game plan exposed, our stand vindicated after Manjhi's resignation: Nitish Kumar February 20, 2015

    Patna: An elated Nitish Kumar claimed that his stand has been "vindicated" after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tendered his resignation on Friday. "Our stand has been vindicated by Manjhi's resignation. What is done today should have been done earlier so that the Budget session could have gone smoothly," Manjhi's...
  • Live: Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the 4th time on Sunday 5 pm February 20, 2015

    Just ahead of the floor test on Friday, Jitan Ram Manjhi tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Bihar....
  • Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi faces floor test today, BJP to vote in his favour, JDU, Congress against him February 20, 2015

    Patna: It could be his last day in office, but Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is not giving up easily. Putting up a brave face, Manjhi asserted that he is ready to prove his majority on the floor of the House, despite the many odds that he is facing....
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP to support Manjhi during floor test, Congress to oppose February 19, 2015

    Patna: Ending suspense on its stand, BJP on Thursday announced it will back Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and vote in his favour if the trust vote is taken up in the Assembly on Friday. BJP has issued whip to its MLAs to vote for Manjhi during the trial of...
  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • Bihar political crisis: Speaker replaces BJP's Leader of Opposition with JDU (Nitish camp) leader February 19, 2015

    Patna: The political crisis in Bihar is reaching its crescendo as a day before the crucial floor test, state Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary notified Vijay Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) (Nitish camp) as Leader of Opposition replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP MLAs protested...