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File image of Kirit Azad.(File)

World Cup-winning former Delhi captain Kirti Azad applies for state selector’s job

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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.
Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)
Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)

‘A talent getting wasted’: Former cricketer Kirti Azad on India batsman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad believes that Pant is a talented batsman but he needs to keep his head cool.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 11:44 AM IST
In the 2015 polls, the party had registered its worst ever electoral performance and failed to open its account.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST
As trends came in, criticism of the Congress’ Delhi unit started gaining traction and many leaders called for “action” rather than introspection.
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

Delhi Elections 2020: ‘Cong wali Dilli’ — Grand old party releases campaign song for Delhi polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:45 AM IST
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.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad in Ranveer Singh’s 83.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad in Ranveer Singh’s 83.

83: Ranveer Singh unveils Kirti Azad’s look, says there’s ‘never a dull moment around badmaash baller’. See pic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Ranveer Singh, on Thursday, shared the first-look poster of former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad. See the poster here.
Subhash Chopra. (Photo @tej9871530540)
Subhash Chopra. (Photo @tej9871530540)

Subhash Chopra appointed Delhi Congress president, Kirti Azad campaign committee head

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 07:25 PM IST
A three-time MLA from Kalkaji, Chopra is also a former Delhi Congress chief.
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad(Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad(Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)

Kirti Azad to open new innings with ‘Kirket’

New Delhi/Ranchi | By Khurram Habib & Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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.
File photo of Kirti Azad.(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Kirti Azad.(Hindustan Times)

Increase of current pension, substantial travel insurance: Kirti Azad goes all out in election manifesto for Players’ Association elections

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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.
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.

DDCA forgery case: Charge sheet against suspended official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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.
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)

NOTA performs better than 159 candidates in Jharkhand LS polls

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:35 AM IST
The votes exercised in favour of NOTA was even more than the victory margin in two tribal dominated parliamentary constituencies of Khunti and Lohardaga
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Pankaj Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:58 PM IST
During his electoral campaign, Azad tried to brush off his ‘outsider’ image on several occasions, terming himself as Jharkhand’s son of soil.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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’ Dhanbad LS seat candidate Kirti Azad(Bijay / HT Photo)
Congress’ Dhanbad LS seat candidate Kirti Azad(Bijay / HT Photo)

Congress’ Dhanbad candidate Kirti Azad has ‘aged’ just three years since 2014 polls

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Pankaj Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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.
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kirti Azad’s family joins campaign in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Pankaj Kumar
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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.
Kirti Azad(HT)
Kirti Azad(HT)

Kirti Azad rubbishes Bhagalpur riots charges against father

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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(File)
Kirti Azad(File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kirti Azad counters ‘outsider’ tag in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Pankaj Kumar
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The local Congress leaders, meanwhile, exuded confidence, saying the party was all prepared to wrest this seat form the BJP.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Darbhanga constituency in Bihar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:31 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sitting MP Kirti Azad has recently joined Congress and BJP has this time fielded Gopal Jee Thakur
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)

Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad may contest from Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 01:48 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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.
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)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Bhagalpur constituency in Bihar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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.
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)

Kirti Azad, suspended Bihar BJP leader, joins Congress

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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 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)

Suspended BJP leader Kirti Azad likely to join Congress on February 15

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Kirti Azad, the 60-year-old former cricketer, was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2015 for anti-party activities.
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Representative Image.(Getty Images)

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

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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.
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)

Carve out Mithilanchal from Bihar, BJP MP Kirti Azad demands separate state

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 05:00 PM IST
The Bihar government has done nothing for Mithilanchal, BJP MP Kirti Azad alleged.
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