Prashant Kumar

  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP to contest elections in as many states as possible January 5, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced on Saturday that it will contest most seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said the decision was taken at the start of a two-day national executive meeting following the popular response across the country after the AAP took power in...
  • Girls' hostel warden arrested for seeking sexual favours April 29, 2013

    Jaipur: The warden of an educational institute for visually challenged children was arrested on Sunday for seeking sexual favours from the 15-year-old daughter of a sanitation worker in Jaipur, police said. An investigation is now on to confirm whether visually challenged girl inmates of the institute's hostel were also harassed...
  • 'Gangs of Wasseypur' runs housefull in UP, Bihar June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The audiences have given the thumbs up to Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. It has opened to full houses in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand and is also drawing crowds in multiplexes in the Metros, distributors say. Prashant Kumar Singh, owner of Puja Talkies in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, told IANS:...
  • Young Indian Leaders: New revolutionaries July 3, 2011

    CNN-IBN Young Indian Leaders awards recognises young men and women for showing the way to others. ...
  • Young Indian Leaders: Fighting for the poor July 2, 2011

    Bhopal: Young Indian Leaders, the awards, now its second year, recognises young men and women who have charted their own destiny. Our 2011 winner Prashant Kumar Dubey used the RTI to expose the extent of child malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh. Dubey is a familiar figure in Bhopal at the Jyotibha...
  • Jharkhand govt bows before Maoists, gets BDO freed February 20, 2010

    Ranchi: Jharkhand official Prashant Kumar Layek was released by the Maoists on Friday evening after being kept in captivity for nearly six days. Layek, a Block Development Officer in Jharkhand's Dalbhumgarh, is now back with his family ending a six-day ordeal at the hands of Maoists abductors. CNN-IBN has learnt that the...
  • Soren bows before Naxals for abducted officer's release February 18, 2010

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren is succumbing to the demands of Naxals to secure the release of a kidnapped state government officer. Soren says legal process is on to free some jailed villagers who Naxals claim are innocent in exchange for the safe release of kidnapped Block Development Officer Prashant...
  • Naxals abducting officials is a trivial issue: Soren February 17, 2010

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren has brushed aside the kidnapping of a Block Development Officer by the Naxals as a trivial one. Soren, who is under fire for being soft on Naxals, said that small incidents like kidnapping of officials keep on happening. "Such trivial cases keep on happening," replied Soren...