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Congress’s Kirti Azad among three new TMC entrants

“I’ll work under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee and I’ll work at the ground level. India today needs a political personality like her at the Centre,” Kirti Azad, who left Congress to join TMC, said.
Congress leader Kriti Azad greets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee after joining TMC in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Congress leader Kriti Azad greets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee after joining TMC in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 01:22 AM IST
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Congress leaders Kirti Azad, Ashok Tanwar join Trinamool Congress

Kirti Azad is the third Congress leader to join the Trinamool Congress recently.
Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad gestures after joining the Trinamool Congress in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad gestures after joining the Trinamool Congress in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
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'If you lose, people say there's no killer instinct': Ex batsman defends India

  • Former India batsman Kirti Azad has ridiculed the notion that India lacked fire or killer instinct following their eight-wicket-defeat in the final of the World Test Championship.
A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)
A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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World Cup-winning former Delhi captain Kirti Azad applies for state selector’s job

Azad confirmed that he has sent his application to the state’s three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by former India and Delhi player Atul Wassan.
File image of Kirit Azad.(File)
File image of Kirit Azad.(File)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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‘A talent getting wasted’: Former cricketer Kirti Azad on India batsman

Former India cricketer Kirti Azad believes that Pant is a talented batsman but he needs to keep his head cool.
Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)
Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

After another zero, large-scale changes expected in Delhi Congress

In the 2015 polls, the party had registered its worst ever electoral performance and failed to open its account.
DPCC chief Subhash Chopra and Delhi Congress in-charge PC Chacko are likely to face the axe.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
DPCC chief Subhash Chopra and Delhi Congress in-charge PC Chacko are likely to face the axe.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Congress, down to its lowest vote share in Delhi’s history, promises to be back

As trends came in, criticism of the Congress’ Delhi unit started gaining traction and many leaders called for “action” rather than introspection.
From left: Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Subhash Chopra and PC Chacko address a press conference during the counting of votes for Delhi Assembly polls on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
From left: Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Subhash Chopra and PC Chacko address a press conference during the counting of votes for Delhi Assembly polls on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Delhi Elections 2020: ‘Cong wali Dilli’ — Grand old party releases campaign song for Delhi polls

Delhi Elections 2020: Launching the song, Azad said the song will be played in the nooks and corners of all 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi, along with in cinemas, inside auto-rickshaws. It will also be uploaded on the party’s social media pages.
congress supporters colour their body with congress flag during public meeting of congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday. 2.Tribal dancers during public meeting of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday 3. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi attending a public meeting in Jeypore on Friday. Photo credit by Arabinda Mahapatra
congress supporters colour their body with congress flag during public meeting of congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday. 2.Tribal dancers during public meeting of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday 3. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi attending a public meeting in Jeypore on Friday. Photo credit by Arabinda Mahapatra
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 04:45 AM IST
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83: Ranveer Singh unveils Kirti Azad’s look, says there’s ‘never a dull moment around badmaash baller’. See pic

Ranveer Singh, on Thursday, shared the first-look poster of former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad. See the poster here.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad in Ranveer Singh’s 83.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad in Ranveer Singh’s 83.
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Subhash Chopra appointed Delhi Congress president, Kirti Azad campaign committee head

A three-time MLA from Kalkaji, Chopra is also a former Delhi Congress chief.
Subhash Chopra. (Photo @tej9871530540)
Subhash Chopra. (Photo @tej9871530540)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Kirti Azad to open new innings with ‘Kirket’

Former India cricketer Kirti Azad is making his debut as an actor in ‘Kirket’, directed by Yogendra Singh. The 128-minute film in Hindi is set for a worldwide release on Friday.
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad(Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad(Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Increase of current pension, substantial travel insurance: Kirti Azad goes all out in election manifesto for Players’ Association elections

Azad, who is locked in a three-way battle with former India players Anshuman Gaekwad and Dodda Ganesh for the ICA players’ representative to the all-important Apex Council of the BCCI, has released a 13-point election manifesto.
File photo of Kirti Azad.(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Kirti Azad.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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DDCA forgery case: Charge sheet against suspended official

The police charge sheet also names parents of seven cricketers. “Some of these cricketers also participated in the under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018, which India had won,” an officer, who did not wish to be named, said.
The charge sheets were filed last week in the court of chief metropolitan magistrate, Tis Hazari court. Image used for representational purpose.
The charge sheets were filed last week in the court of chief metropolitan magistrate, Tis Hazari court. Image used for representational purpose.
Published on Jun 12, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

NOTA performs better than 159 candidates in Jharkhand LS polls

The votes exercised in favour of NOTA was even more than the victory margin in two tribal dominated parliamentary constituencies of Khunti and Lohardaga
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘Outsider’ tag hurts Congress’ Kirti Azad as he loses in Dhanbad

During his electoral campaign, Azad tried to brush off his ‘outsider’ image on several occasions, terming himself as Jharkhand’s son of soil.
Congress candidate Kirti Azad lost the Lok Sabha election in Dhanbad to BJP’s Pashupati Nath Singh.(HT File photo)
Congress candidate Kirti Azad lost the Lok Sabha election in Dhanbad to BJP’s Pashupati Nath Singh.(HT File photo)
Published on May 24, 2019 04:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByPankaj Kumar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Transfer of alliance partners’ vote crucial for candidates in Giridih, Dhanbad

Four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand are voting in the sixth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on May 12. Of these, a transfer of votes could decide the fate of candidates in Giridih and Dhanbad constituencies.
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha with Kirti Jha Azad, the party candidate from the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat, at Dhanbad district, Thursday, May 9, 2019.(PTI)
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha with Kirti Jha Azad, the party candidate from the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat, at Dhanbad district, Thursday, May 9, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | BySubhash Mishra

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress’s Kirti Azad in tough fight with BJP’s Singh

Congress’s Kirti Azad is up against a strong BJP candidate Pashupati Nath Singh, who in 2014 polled 5,43,941 votes, which was more than all the opposition candidates combined.
Congress candidate Kirti Azad during a public meeting in Dhanbad .(HT file photo)
Congress candidate Kirti Azad during a public meeting in Dhanbad .(HT file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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Congress’ Dhanbad candidate Kirti Azad has ‘aged’ just three years since 2014 polls

In 2014 affidavit, Kirti Azad was 55-year-old according to the details he had submitted to contest for Darbhanga seat in Bihar. In his recent affidavit filed to contest from Dhanbad seat, he claimed he was 58-year-old.
Congress’ Dhanbad LS seat candidate Kirti Azad(Bijay / HT Photo)
Congress’ Dhanbad LS seat candidate Kirti Azad(Bijay / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | ByPankaj Kumar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kirti Azad’s family joins campaign in Dhanbad

Calling herself as Jharkhand’s ‘bahu,’ Poonam Azad has launched an emotion-laden campaign for her husband. Azad’s daughter-in-law Swastika Jha Azad, who hails from Kolkata, is targeting the Bengali voters in Dhanbad and is communicating with them in her mother tongue.
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Published on Apr 19, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | ByPankaj Kumar

Kirti Azad rubbishes Bhagalpur riots charges against father

Kirti Azad said, “Those who are making such allegations are doing so out of ignorance. My father had vacated the chief minister’s post in March 1989, while the riots took place towards the end of the year, when SN Sinha was the CM. My father was in Delhi and he had, in fact, rushed to Bhagalpur to extend his help.”
Kirti Azad(HT)
Kirti Azad(HT)
Published on Apr 12, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kirti Azad counters ‘outsider’ tag in Dhanbad

The local Congress leaders, meanwhile, exuded confidence, saying the party was all prepared to wrest this seat form the BJP.
Kirti Azad(File)
Kirti Azad(File)
Published on Apr 10, 2019 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByPankaj Kumar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress fields Kirti Azad from Dhanbad, Kalicharan Munda from Khunti

Kirti Azad, the three terms BJP MP from Darbhanga in Bihar was suspended from the party in 2015 after criticising Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, alleging corruption in Delhi cricket association during his regime. He joined the congress in February this year.
ricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad is the Congress candidate from the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
ricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad is the Congress candidate from the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Darbhanga constituency in Bihar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sitting MP Kirti Azad has recently joined Congress and BJP has this time fielded Gopal Jee Thakur
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 02:31 PM IST
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Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad may contest from Dhanbad

After he joined Congress, the party was keen on fielding him from Darbhanga, but the seat went into the RJD kitty as part of the seat sharing deal of the Grand Alliance. The RJD has decided ti field party veteran Abdul Bari Siddiqui from the constituency.
Kirti Azad said he was ready to contest from any seat, which the party deemed it fit for him. “I am not the person to escape from the field,” he said.(HT PHOTO)
Kirti Azad said he was ready to contest from any seat, which the party deemed it fit for him. “I am not the person to escape from the field,” he said.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 01:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | BySubhash Pathak

Lok Sabha elections 2019: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav announces all ‘Mahagathbandhan’ seats in Bihar

Party chief Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti will be pitted against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Ram Kripal Yadav from Patliputra. Yadav, once a staunch loyalist of Lalu Prasad, had defeated Misa in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and other leaders join hands after announcing the grand alliance's candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Patna on March 29, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and other leaders join hands after announcing the grand alliance's candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Patna on March 29, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnirban Guha Roy

Lok Sabha election 2019: Bhagalpur constituency in Bihar

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Kirti Azad, suspended Bihar BJP leader, joins Congress

The 60-year-old was suspended from the BJP in 2015 for anti-party activities. Azad, a former cricketer who represented India, is likely to seek a ticket from Darbhanga constituency in Bihar.
Kirti Azad had defeated RJD’s four-time MP Md Ali Ashraf Fatmi in 2014 by nearly 34,000 votes.(ANI)
Kirti Azad had defeated RJD’s four-time MP Md Ali Ashraf Fatmi in 2014 by nearly 34,000 votes.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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Suspended BJP leader Kirti Azad likely to join Congress on February 15

Kirti Azad, the 60-year-old former cricketer, was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2015 for anti-party activities.
Kirti Azad was suspended from the BJP in 2015 for anti-party activities.(HT File)
Kirti Azad was suspended from the BJP in 2015 for anti-party activities.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 12:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar, Patna

CIC issues show-cause notice to former Hockey India chief Rajinder Singh

According to the RTI Act, the penalty can only be imposed on an official holding the charge of Central Public Information Officer which is a personal liability on him.
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Carve out Mithilanchal from Bihar, BJP MP Kirti Azad demands separate state

The Bihar government has done nothing for Mithilanchal, BJP MP Kirti Azad alleged.
Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday demanded a separate state of Mithilanchal to be carved out of Bihar, saying the region has become more backward over the years and granting it statehood would be a just decision.(HT File Photo)
Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday demanded a separate state of Mithilanchal to be carved out of Bihar, saying the region has become more backward over the years and granting it statehood would be a just decision.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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