Centre not considering any proposal to junk Aadhaar project

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

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

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.

Confident that people will vote me to power: Ananth Kumar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Former Infosys director files nomination from Bangalore Central

Former Infosys director V Balakrishnan was among 73 candidates who jumped into the electoral battle on the fifth day of filing of nominations for the April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka.

Nandan Nilekani, wife`s declared assets worth Rs 7,700 crore

Making his wealth public, Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani has declared that he and his wife Rohini Nilekani have assets worth Rs 7,700 crore.

AAP a party with `agitational DNA`: Nandan Nilekani

Former Infosys founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani,today said the Aam Aadmi Party is not a factor in the Lok Sabha elections and it is a party with "agitational DNA".

AAP a party with `agitational DNA`: Nandan Nilekani

Former Infosys founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani, said the Aam Aadmi Party is not a factor in the Lok Sabha elections and it is a party with "agitational DNA".

Nandan Nilekani quits as UIDAI chairman to contest LS polls on Congress ticket

Noted entrepreneur and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Thursday quit as the chairman of the UIDAI, leaving a question mark on the Centre`s biggest exercise to issue single identity card to every Indian national.

Nilekani joins Cong, faces tough battle on political debut

Billionaire Infosys co-founder and face of "Aadhar" programme Nandan Nilekani formally joined the Congress on Sunday, a day after it made him party candidate for Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency where he is up for a tough fight.

Nandan Nilekani to join Congress on Sunday, will contest Lok Sabha polls

Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani is all set to join Congress party officially tomorrow ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a report said on Saturday.

BJP complains to electoral officials against Nilekani

Karnataka BJP on Friday petitioned electoral authorities against Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani, tipped to be the Congress candidate from Bangalore in Lok Sabha polls, taking exception to his name and picture figuring with Aadhar Card advertisements, when the model code of conduct is in force.

Nilekani to resign from UIDAI by March-end

UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani Friday said he will resign from his job by March-end to contest Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket.