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Lal Muni Chaubey withdraws nomination paper in favour of BJP candidate

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 17:40

A day after BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi assured him rehabilitation, veteran BJP leader Lal Muni Chaubey on Saturday withdrew his nomination papers as an Independent candidate from Buxar Lok Sabha seat.

Convicted lawmakers issue, legal reforms kept Law min busy

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 14:08

The resignation of Ashwani Kumar as law minister, Rahul Gandhi`s attack on an ordinance aimed at protecting convicted lawmakers and government`s push for judicial and legal reforms were some of the issues that kept the Law Ministry in limelight in 2013.

`Caged parrot` CBI hopes to get wings in the new year 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 11:40

The probe into coal block allocation scam, which got CBI the sobriquet of "caged parrot" from the Supreme Court and saw the exit of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar over his alleged interference, marked the agency`s functioning during a tumultuous year for it.

VVPAT performance not satisfactory in Mizoram polls

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 18:34

The performance of the VVPAT system used in the recently held Mizoram assembly election was not satisfactory, as 10 per cent of the machines malfunctioned, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said here on Saturday.

Manipur Governor discusses state situation with Chief Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:50

In the wake of stepped up militant violence in Manipur, Governor Ashwani Kumar has discussed the law and order situation in the state with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

24 kg heroin recovered in Punjab, four held

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 00:20

The SSOC of Punjab Police arrested four men and recovered 24 kg of heroin estimated to be valued at Rs.120 crore ($19.5 million) on the international market.

Assembly polls 2013: Election commissioner to visit Mizoram early November

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:47

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly poll here which is scheduled on November 25, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, two election commissioners and other top officials of the Election Commission are likely to visit Mizoram in the first week of November, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said.

Churches in Mizoram urge EC to change poll schedule in state

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:38

The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, a conglomerate of leaders of 13 major churches in Mizoram has asked the Election Commission to change the dates of polling and counting of votes for the state Assembly polls.

Ashwani Kumar, Maitreyan in PAC

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 21:52

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and AIADMK member V Maitreyan have been elected to Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Ashwani Kumar appointed special envoy with cabinet rank

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 20:50

Nearly three months after he had to resign as Union Law Minister in a blaze of controversy, Ashwani Kumar has been appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his Special Envoy to visit Japan.

Ashwani Kumar made PM`s special envoy to Japan

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 18:36

Former law minister Ashwani Kumar, who had to quit in May for allegedly interfering in a CBI probe in coal blocks allocation, was Thursday appointed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s special envoy to Japan.

More power needed for autonomy: CBI to SC on Center`s proposal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 16:09

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed its response in the Supreme Court on the Centre`s decision to give more autonomy to it.