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 2023


Sedition case: Delhi L-G allows prosecution of Shehla Rashid

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 2021

Rahul Gandhi

CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani join Congress

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 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani likely to join Congress: Report

Former students leader Kanhaiya Kumar and independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani are likely to join Congress on October 2, NDTV reported.

28 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

JNU sedition case: Delhi government allows prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

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 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Chanting 'Azadi' slogan during protests qualifies as treason: Yogi 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 2020

Delhi Police

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.

13 Oct 2019


Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

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 2019


Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

23 Jun 2019


No link between encephalitis deaths and skeletons, says Muzaffarpur DM

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 2019


Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

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 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.

23 May 2019


Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

23 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

29 Apr 2019


#ElectionPhase4: 72 constituencies go to polls, Bollywood celebrities vote

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 2019

Mukesh Ambani

Lok Sabha elections phase 4: Looking at top 5 battles

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 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.

Bihar: Muzaffarpur case accused spotted at Giriraj Singh's rally

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 2019


Bihar: Seat-change hurt Giriraj Singh's "self-respect", Kanhaiya takes a jibe

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 2019


Bihar: Left fields Kanhaiya from Begusarai against BJP's Giriraj Singh

In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.

22 Mar 2019


Bihar's grand-alliance: Congress settles for 9 seats, RJD gets 20

After weeks of conversations, the grand alliance in Bihar revealed the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming general elections on Friday.

20 Mar 2019

West Bengal

Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances

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 2019


Bihar: Mahagathbandhan talks "almost" over, Congress gets 11 seats

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 2019

Delhi Police

Delhi law department examining JNU sedition case: CM Arvind Kejriwal

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 2019

Delhi Police

JNU sedition-row: Court refuses chargesheet, says Delhi govt's permission needed

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 2019

Delhi Police

JNU sedition case: Charge sheet filed against Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid

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 2018


45-year-old mentally unstable man batters his elderly aunt to death

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 2018


Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next CJI by President Kovind

On Thursday, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed the Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.

18 Aug 2018


Professor allegedly dragged out of home, thrashed, for criticizing Vajpayee

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 2018

Delhi Police

JNU student Umar Khalid attack-case: Anti-terror unit takes it up

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.

Delhi: JNU student Umar Khalid shot at in high-security zone

An unidentified gunman opened fire at JNU student leader Umar Khalid today, reports claim. Khalid is safe.

12 Aug 2018


Kerala: How a dog saved its human family from disaster

Rains and floods have ravaged Kerala, leaving at least 37 people dead and some 35,000 displaced.

23 Jul 2018


MS University of Vadodara cancels 'anti-national' Kunal Kamra's show

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 2018

Delhi High Court

"Don't take coercive step against Kanhaiya till July 20"

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 2018

Delhi High Court

Umar Khalid to take JNU panel's rustication recommendation to 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 2018


#SeditionRow: JNU-panel upholds Umar Khalid's rustication; imposes fine on Kanhaiya

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.

28 Apr 2018


5 songs that define JNU and its creatures

We all were textbook idealists, while growing up. But a 28-year-old Kanhaiya Kumar of JNU (in)fame still is - it is both funny and scary, in equal parts.

20 Jan 2018


The 31-year-old lawyer behind disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

AAP is in serious trouble: 20 of its MLAs are in the dock for holding "office of profit."

29 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi hits out at Congress over Chidambaram's Kashmir statement

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 2017


Saharanpur clashes- Bhim Army head Chandrashekhar Azad, 'mastermind', arrested

Chandrashekhar Azad 'Ravan', head of the Dalit rights outfit Bhim Army, has been arrested from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.

03 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

Najeeb Ahmed case- CBI registers FIR over missing JNU student

CBI has registered an FIR in the case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who disappeared from his hostel in October 2016.