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Centre not considering any proposal to junk Aadhaar project

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:59

Government is not considering any proposal to discontinue the Aadhaar project under which biometrics details of residents are collected to generate unique identification number, Parliament was informed Friday.

Technocrats lose to Modi wave

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 17:24

Entry of technocrats and industry torchbearers like Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan into Indian politics was touted as a game changer but all of them tasted defeat at the hustings, swept away by the Modi wave.

Nandan Nilekani trails on Bangalore South seat

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 15:30

Infosys co-founder and technocrat Nandan Nilekani of the Congress party was Friday trailing BJP`s Ananth Kumar by over 35,000 votes in Karnataka`s prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency as counting of ballots cast in the general election was in progress.

Nilekani concedes defeat as counting progresses

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 14:51

Nandan Nilekani has conceded defeat to his formidable rival BJP's Ananth Kumar even as the counting of votes progressed.

Confident that people will vote me to power: Ananth Kumar

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:17

One of the most keenly watched contests in Thursday`s round of polling is Bangalore South, where Congress candidate and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is pitched against five-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar.

IT captains hail Nilekani & Balakrishnan`s political foray

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:34

As IT poster boys Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan face electoral test next week, captains of their industry have hailed their plunge into the murky waters of politics.

Nilekani committing hara-kiri: Ananth Kumar

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:55

Fighting Nandan Nilekani to extend his record winning streak in Lok Sabha polls here, senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar says the former Infosys chief has committed "hara-kiri" by fighting on a Congress ticket.

Many corporate honchos lag behind `netas` in assets

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 14:28

Nilekani, former chief of Infosys, figures among the richest in fray for 16th Lok Sabha elections with declaration of Rs 7,700 crore assets along with his wife.

IT honchos bet big on Nilekani, Bala driving change

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 13:02

Captains of USD 100 billion IT industry are placing their bets on former Infoscians Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan in this Lok Sabha polls, expecting them to lead a change in political landscape and work towards job creation and economic growth.

BJP has made Advani "small leader": Rahul

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:35

Wading into BJP`s internal affairs, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said L K Advani is no more its "tallest leader" that he once used to be and has been made a "small leader" by the party, as he unleashed a fierce attack against Narendra Modi.

Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 22:55

Nandan Nilekani, Congress candidate from Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency, is the most searched name on Google compared to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other leaders.

Nandan Nilekani complains to EC against Ananth Kumar for attacks on Aadhar

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 15:12

Stung by attacks on "Aadhar" scheme by BJP`s Ananth Kumar, Congress candidate for Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat Nandan Nilekani has complained to the EC against him.