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12-May-2014 New Delhi

Don't write off Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP!

As the nation waits with bated breath for the results of the just concluded mammoth nine-stage election, one clear winner is already on display. And that is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its radically fresh and welcome electoral strategy. It is of little...

12-May-2014 New Delhi

AAP protests against Modi television appeal

The AAP Monday urged the Election Commission to take strict action against TV channels for telecasting a message from BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in violation of electoral laws.The Aam Aadmi Party said it was a violation of the Model...

11-May-2014 New Delhi

Poll panel issues notice to Kejriwal over anti-Congress remarks

A notice has been issued to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against the Congress during a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, the Election Commission said Sunday."In a rally in Amethi dated May 2, Kejriwal had said 'it would be betraying the country...

09-May-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal attacks Modi during Varanasi roadshow

Surrounded by thousands of supporters, AAP candidate Arvind Kejriwal put up a show of strength here Friday, attacking his rival and BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi.Dubbing Modi's display of strength a day earlier as a "drama", Kejriwal claimed that...

09-May-2014 Varanasi

AAP supporters attacked in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, including TV artist Raghu Raman, were allegedly attacked by some unidentified assailants here Friday, police said.The incident happened at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus when the AAP supporters were taking out a...

08-May-2014 Varanasi

Why politicise Ganga aarti, Kejriwal asks Modi

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of politicising the issue of the 'Ganga aarti', saying no permission was needed to perform it.Showing a letter from the Election Commission giving Modi permission...

08-May-2014 Varanasi

Why politicise Ganga aarti issue, Kejriwal asks Modi

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday asked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi why was he politicising the issue of prayer rituals at the Ganga when the Election Commission has given him the permission for Ganga aarti.Showing a letter from the...

06-May-2014 New Delhi

Jamaat backs Kejriwal against Modi

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Tuesday announced its support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi, where he is contesting against BJP's Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election.The Jamaat said the decision, taken by its Uttar Pradesh unit, had won the backing...

04-May-2014 New Delhi

Nitish approved decision to support Kejriwal: Tyagi

The JD-U decision to campaign for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi was approved by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party chief Sharad Yadav, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said Sunday."Nitish himself told me that I should go and campaign for Kejriwal...

04-May-2014

Arvind Kejriwal: A politics of articulated angst

He may be a toddler in Indian politics but Arvind Kejriwal is also its "sole symbol of hope, a true aberration to the existing structures, an outsider who has challenged established parties and ideas of the past". The Congress and the BJP may speak about...

03-May-2014 Patna

JD-U divided over support to Kejriwal in Varanasi

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is pided over lending support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in his electoral battle against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi.Senior JD-U leader and spokesperson K.C. Tyagi had Thursday announced...

02-May-2014 New Delhi

No lapse in granting registration to AAP: EC

The EC Friday told the Delhi High Court there was "no lapse" in granting registration to the AAP and it was given after the requirements were met.The counsel appearing for the Election Commission (EC) submitted before a pision bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini...

01-May-2014 Varanasi

AAP promises 'holy city' status to Varanasi

The AAP Thursday released its Varanasi manifesto, promising a "holy city" status to the city besides setting up new medical centres, cleaning the Ganges and curbing the mafia.In the seven-page manifesto, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Bharatiya Janata...

01-May-2014 New Delhi

JD-U backs Kejriwal against Modi

The Janata Dal-United Thursday announced its support to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's electoral battle against the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi.JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS that the party decided to support the Aam Aadmi...

28-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Qazmi quits AAP, alleges party-corporate nexus

Adding to the heat and dust of general elections, Maqsood ul Hasan Qazmi resigned Monday as a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s national council, expressing his displeasure over the alleged nexus between the party and certain corporate groups.At a press...

27-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Varanasi battle to save the country: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that his fight against BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is not a "battle of prestige" but one to save the country from corrupt forces.Kejriwal said the party's electoral win in Varanasi and Amethi would be "enough...

25-Apr-2014 New Delhi

AAP writes to EC demanding security in Varanasi

The AAP has written to the Election Commission demanding deployment of central security forces and senior central observers in Varanasi to ensure party candidate Arvind Kejriwal's Lok Sabha election campaign is not marred by violence.The Aam Aadmi Party...

25-Apr-2014 New York

App to protect your credit card from hacking

Bad news for credit card hackers. Here comes a 'remote control' app that can help you turn your credit cards on and off with the click of a button, and control when, where, and how they are used.Run by two Indian American entrepreneurs, a San Jose-based...

25-Apr-2014 Chandigarh

In Punjab, AAP makes inroads in hinterland

Till a month back, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was not much of a political entity in Punjab. But that is no longer the story. Thanks to some of its candidates, the party is covering ground -- even in Punjab's rural areas.While the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya...

25-Apr-2014 Kolkata

AAP fails to make a mark in West Bengal

Despite creating such a buzz, particularly among the young and those looking for alternative politics in much of the country, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) seems to have failed to create even a ripple in West Bengal.Plagued by defections and allegations of corruption,...

25-Apr-2014 Agra

Agra's betting bazaar places AAP at third place

After months of high voltage election campaign, peace has descended here and the talk in the betting bazaar hints at the Aam Aadmi Party emerging a close third, denting the poll prospects of strong contenders. Candidates have now returned to their homes with...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal's resignation dented party's chances: Manish Sisodia

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as the chief minister of Delhi has dented the prospects of the party in the Lok Sabha poll, senior party leader and close aide Manish Sisodia said.However, Sisodia said the move is bound to prove "propitious" for...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday filed his nomination papers to fight the Lok Sabha election here to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.Kejriwal filed his papers at the district magistrate's office after a roadshow through parts...

23-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal attacks Modi, Rahul

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wondered from where the money was coming for their advertisements.The former Delhi chief minister held a roadshow here...

19-Apr-2014 Bangalore

Ex-Infosys honcho to campaign for Kejriwal

V. Balakrishnan, the former Infosys honcho and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) contestant from the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha seat, will campaign for the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal, who is contesting from Varanasi."I am definitely going to Varanasi...

19-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Court warns Kejriwal for skipping hearing

A court here Saturday warned former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three AAP leaders that "coercive process" would be initiated against them if they fail to appear on the next date of hearing in a defamation case.Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil...

18-Apr-2014 New Delhi

Hold election in Delhi, Prashant Bhushan urges Jung

AAP leader Prashant Bhushan Friday urged Delhi's Lt.Governor Najeeb Jung to re-consider his decision of not recommending, to the central government, holding of early elections in the city which is under president's rule.The three-page letter comes a day...

18-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Kejriwal target of stones in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal faced a barrage of stones and brickbats thrown at him by over a dozen youth shouting "Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" slogans near the Banaras Hindu University campus Thursday evening, police and eyewitnesses said.One...

17-Apr-2014 Varanasi

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal has dialogue with voters

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi.The...

16-Apr-2014 New Delhi

AAP alleges irregularity in awarding hydrocarbon fields

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday alleged that the UPA government was going ahead on the award of hydrocarbon fields in the country’s western offshore to the Essar group despite no contract having been signed by the two parties, which can potentially cause...

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