Articles about Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, born on September 15, 1947, is an Indian National Congress (INC) leader and a former Chief Minister of Haryana. As of 2021, he is the Leader of Opposition in the Haryana State Assembly. Hooda earned his Bachelor's Degree from Panjab University and did his LLB from Delhi University's Faculty of Law. He was associated with INC since his early days and was a Member of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Rohtak between 1991 and 1999. He was again elected from the Rohtak constituency in the 2004 General Elections but left in 2005 to become the Chief Minister of Haryana for the first time. Hooda was re-elected in 2009, serving a second term as CM till 2014, when the state's government went to BJP, and Manohar Lal Khattar became the Chief Minister. As of 2021, Hooda is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for grave charges of corruption in cases of shady land dealings.

19 Jul 2022

India's richest woman: Savitri Jindal's net-worth triples in 2 years

Savitri Jindal, the richest woman in India, saw her net worth increase three times in just the last two years, according to Forbes.

16 Feb 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress' G-23 leaders call for introspection over leaders leaving party

With the exit of senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday, the simmering tension within the grand old party came to the fore again.

06 Jul 2021

After Punjab, Haryana Congress faces turmoil over BS Hooda

As the Indian National Congress is trying to douse the fire in its Punjab state unit, the party is now facing another crisis in the neighboring Haryana.

04 Jan 2021

Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

Officials of the Income Tax department on Monday recorded businessman Robert Vadra's statement at his Delhi office in connection with the benami properties case.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

24 Aug 2020

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

23 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

25 Oct 2019

Air hostess' brother slams BJP for seeking Gopal Kanda's help

After Haryana's results were announced, BJP, having 40 seats in its kitty, quickly moved to bring independents on its side.

25 Oct 2019

Haryana: BJP wooing rape-accused leader. RIP Modi's "Beti Bachao" rhetoric

In Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar's nationalism-dripped campaign and PM Modi's rallies failed. BJP managed to win just 40 of 90 seats.

24 Oct 2019

Haryana election results 2019: Dushyant Chautala's JJP may support BJP

With the counting of votes reaching conclusion and Haryana set to witness a hung Assembly, fresh reports suggest that the man of the moment Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) may extend its support to incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

24 Oct 2019

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

24 Oct 2019

Meet Dushyant Singh Chautala, the kingmaker of Haryana

In Haryana, a young Turk, Dushyant Singh Chautala is holding the cards for the Assembly.

24 Oct 2019

Haryana: BJP-Congress wrestle it out. Who will be the kingmaker?

The northern state of Haryana is witnessing a nail-biting competition as early trends have not given a clear majority to BJP, which hoped for a second straight win.

21 Oct 2019

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

22 Aug 2019

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

P Chidambaram's arrest by CBI on Wednesday is being viewed differently by various sections. While Congress sees it as a breach of privacy and government's revenge, BJP feels he is being brought to justice for "ill deeds".

20 Aug 2019

Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

20 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi
Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

19 Aug 2019

Congress has lost its way: Hooda supports BJP's Kashmir move

In a major blow to Congress, one of its stalwarts on Sunday openly supported the Centre's decision to annul Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

12 May 2019

West Bengal
#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.

14 Nov 2018

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.

17 Sep 2018

Rewari Gangrape: Mastermind, who planned the crime, arrested

In the latest development in the gangrape of a former CBSE topper in Rewari, Haryana, the police has now arrested Nishu, the mastermind who planned abduction and rape.

15 Sep 2018

CBSE Topper rape: Rs. 1L announced for helping nab accused

In the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old student in Haryana, Mewat SP Naazneen Bhasin announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh to anyone who will help them nab the accused.

02 Sep 2018

Case against Vadra, Hooda will be 'thoroughly' investigated: Haryana CM

The case registered against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for alleged irregularities in land deals will be thoroughly investigated, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2018

Haryana: Former CM Hooda alleges CID-officer snooped on him

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has alleged an officer of the state's intelligence agency, CID, snooped on him and a probe has been ordered, reports IE.

11 Jun 2018

Stone-pelters in Kashmir should be hit with bullets: BJP MP

BJP Upper House parliamentarian DP Vats said that stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley should be hit with bullets.

26 Mar 2018

AAP promised Kejriwal rally attendees Rs. 350, but didn't pay

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is receiving muck flak. Laborers have alleged they had been promised money and food to attend his rally in Hisar (Haryana) yesterday.

04 Mar 2018

'Congress to focus on agriculture, employment to challenge BJP'

Ahead of polls in some states and the 2019 general elections, the Congress has decided to up the ante over issues related to agriculture, employment and poverty as it prepares to take on the ruling BJP, party sources said.

15 Feb 2018

Pillion-riding Amit Shah leads 1L strong rally in Jind, Haryana

Keeping with BJP's philosophy of doing things king-size, BJP president Amit Shah's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" in Haryana's Jind was exactly that.

17 Jan 2018

Haryana CM react on string of rapes, promise efficient action

Haryana CM ML Khattar reacted on the string of five rapes in the state calling the incidents "unfortunate" and promised efficient action from the government.

09 Jan 2018

Khattar-government spends Rs. 3.8L on 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita

Move over 2G and Coalgate, we have a new scam in making - the "Gita scam."

25 Nov 2017

Current and ex Haryana CMs fight over honoring Manushi Chhillar

The issue of honoring recently announced Miss World Manushi Chhillar has triggered a war of words between incumbent Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

31 Aug 2017

4 FIRS against Robert Vadra's firm in Rajasthan land deals

The CBI has taken over an investigation into fraudulent land deals in Bikaner, from the Rajasthan government, and re-registered 18 FIRs including four against Sky Light Hospitality, a firm allegedly linked with Robert Vadra.

01 Jun 2017

'Robert Vadra was allocated land because of his VIP status'

In yet another embarrassment for Congress party, Republic TV exposed that the Justice Dhingra report clearly states that Vadra was allocated the land only because he is the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi.

29 Apr 2017

Vadra land deal: Congress warns against publication of Dhingra report

After major embarrassment over Robert Vadra's allegedly illegal land deals, Congress cited publicly two court orders restraining publication of the Dhingra panel's findings, saying it would be "contempt".