Kanhaiya Kumar: News
Kanhaiya Kumar is a Communist Party of India (CPI) politician and former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU). Kumar did his BA from the College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna. After completing his MA, Kumar did his PhD in African Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He was a student leader of the left-leaning All India Students Federation (AISF) and was elected President of the JNUSU in 2015. Kumar came into the limelight in 2016 when he led a large group of university students at an event where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. FIRs were filed against Kumar along with several others. He was inducted into the National Council of the CPI in 2018 and the party’s National Executive Council in 2019. He contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his home-ground, Begusarai, but suffered a massive defeat against BJP’s Giriraj Singh.
10 Jan 2023Delhi
Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena allowed the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) vice-president Shehla Rashid in the 2019 sedition case.
28 Sep 2021Rahul Gandhi
Former Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani today joined the Congress party, ending days of speculation about their induction.
20 Sep 2021Rahul Gandhi
Former students leader Kanhaiya Kumar and independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani are likely to join Congress on October 2, NDTV reported.
28 Feb 2020Arvind Kejriwal
The Delhi government has allowed the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.
23 Jan 2020Yogi Adityanath
Over the last few days, the azadi slogan has dominated the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, but Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called it an act of treason and warned his government will file sedition charges against the miscreants.
10 Jan 2020Delhi Police
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.
13 Oct 2019India
The April-May polls didn't just keep candidates busy, but also personalities who decided to join electioneering. One such celebrity was Swara Bhaskar, whose opinions on the current state of affairs in India gets her trolled almost daily.
24 Sep 2019Bihar
Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.
23 Jun 2019Bihar
In Bihar's Muzaffarpur, the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) is dealing with the acute crisis of encephalitis, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 kids.
28 May 2019India
On Sunday, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke about population control and sparked a debate. He said the government should introduce a law wherein the third child isn't allowed to vote. This, he opined, will curb India's rising population.
24 May 2019India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.
23 May 2019India
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.
23 May 2019Madhya Pradesh
Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.
29 Apr 2019India
The fourth phase of elections began on Monday as 72 Lok Sabha seats, spread across 9 states, went into polling. In this phase, 957 candidates are in the fray.
28 Apr 2019Mukesh Ambani
The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.
26 Apr 2019Rashtriya Janata Dal
On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.
31 Mar 2019Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh and NDA's candidate from Begusarai shared the stage with Manju Verma, a former Bihar minister and accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, on Saturday.
26 Mar 2019Bihar
Union minister Giriraj Singh, who is one of the tallest BJP leaders in Bihar, said his self-respect was hurt after his Lok Sabha seat was changed from Nawada to Begusarai.
24 Mar 2019Bihar
In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.
22 Mar 2019Bihar
After weeks of conversations, the grand alliance in Bihar revealed the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming general elections on Friday.
20 Mar 2019West Bengal
With general elections starting in less than a month, Congress has still not announced alliances in Bihar and J&K, hinting that the party is in soup.
14 Mar 2019Bihar
The seat-sharing arrangement among the Opposition parties in Bihar has almost been finalized with Congress agreeing to contest on 11 seats, claimed reports.
24 Jan 2019Delhi Police
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government's law department was examining granting sanction for prosecution of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
19 Jan 2019Delhi Police
Five days after the Delhi Police filed a 1,200-page chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, and others, the Patiala House Court has refused to accept the filing.
14 Jan 2019Delhi Police
The Patiala House Court is slated to hear the sedition case involving 10 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students - including former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and ex-student Umar Khalid - on Tuesday.
17 Oct 2018Delhi
A 45-year-old mentally unstable man allegedly battered to death his elderly aunt with a flower pot and injured his mother by hitting her on the head with a brick in North Delhi's Burari, police said Wednesday.
13 Sep 2018India
On Thursday, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed the Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.
18 Aug 2018Bihar
An assistant professor at Bihar's Motihari Central University was dragged out of his home and thrashed brutally on Friday for sharing a Facebook post which criticized the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
15 Aug 2018Delhi Police
On Tuesday, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik transferred the case pertaining to the alleged attack on JNU student Umar Khalid's life to its anti-terror unit, the Special Cell.
13 Aug 2018Jawaharlal Nehru University
An unidentified gunman opened fire at JNU student leader Umar Khalid today, reports claim. Khalid is safe.
12 Aug 2018Kerala
Rains and floods have ravaged Kerala, leaving at least 37 people dead and some 35,000 displaced.
23 Jul 2018India
Controversial comedian Kunal Kamra's show, scheduled for August 11 at the MS University of Vadodara, got canceled after 11 ex-students objected to the Vice Chancellor on grounds of anti-national content.
11 Jul 2018Delhi High Court
Delhi HC today directed JNU not to take any coercive step on a fine imposed against its former Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar till July 20.
06 Jul 2018Delhi High Court
JNU student Umar Khalid said that he will challenge in court the university panel's recommendation upholding his rustication in connection with a February 9, 2016 incident against Afzal Guru's hanging, during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised in campus.
05 Jul 2018India
A high-level inquiry committee of Delhi's JNU has upheld Umar Khalid's rustication and a fine of Rs. 10,000 imposed on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with a February 9, 2016 incident.
20 Jan 2018Delhi
AAP is in serious trouble: 20 of its MLAs are in the dock for holding "office of profit."
29 Oct 2017Narendra Modi
Speaking at a rally in Bengaluru, PM Narendra Modi slammed Congress and accused it of taking a U-turn on the Kashmir issue and said it was giving voice to "Kashmir's azadi", the language of Pakistan.
08 Jun 2017Delhi
Chandrashekhar Azad 'Ravan', head of the Dalit rights outfit Bhim Army, has been arrested from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.
03 Jun 2017Delhi Police
CBI has registered an FIR in the case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who disappeared from his hostel in October 2016.