Articles about Ashwani Kumar

Born on October 26, 1952, Ashwani Kumar is an Indian politician, a former Union Minister, a former attorney-general of India, and a Rajya Sabha member as of 2021. Kumar completed his education at St. Stephen’s College, the University of Delhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was conferred with an honorary doctorate in law from Punjab University. In 1991, he became the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India. He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 2002 representing Punjab. Between 2012 and 2013, Kumar served as the Union Minister of Law and Justice. Between 2011 and 2013, he also served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Minister of the State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Between January 2011 and July 2011, he served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. In 2013, he was part of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Special Envoy to Japan. He has also authored three books.

Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

15 Feb 2022

Politics
Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

In another setback for Congress, former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned from the party on Tuesday.

Ex-CBI Director Ashwani Kumar dies by suicide at Shimla home

07 Oct 2020

India
Ex-CBI Director Ashwani Kumar dies by suicide at Shimla home

Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar died by suicide at his residence in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, reports said on Wednesday. He was 69 years old.

Gujarat CM self-isolates after meeting MLA who tested coronavirus positive

15 Apr 2020

Politics
Gujarat CM self-isolates after meeting MLA who tested coronavirus positive

On Wednesday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani decided to self-isolate himself after meeting a Congress MLA who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

Shafali used to practice every shot 50-times-a-day, says her coach

07 Mar 2020

Sports
Shafali used to practice every shot 50-times-a-day, says her coach

Indian teen prodigy Shafali Verma has been in sublime touch in the ICC Women's World Cup T20.

Centre wants 60 to be senior citizen age limit everywhere

04 May 2017

India
Centre wants 60 to be senior citizen age limit everywhere

The Centre is considering a consistent "senior citizen" age limit across all sectors to ease access to benefits under government schemes.