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21-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted : Sanjay Singh

Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits...

19-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Mentors to check learning outcomes in Delhi schools

Under new education scheme "Mission Buniyaad", mentors will be appointed to check the learning outcomes of schools run by the Delhi government and the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs), Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.One mentor will...

18-Feb-2018 New Delhi

PNB fraud: Arvind Kejriwal says Congress, BJP 'equally corrupt'

Stressing that people voted for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as they wanted a change from the Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP of "rather taking forward the scams" initiated during the previous regime."A man duping...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Prime Minister answerable for PNB scam : Dilip Pandey

Alleging that despite Centre's knowledge, banking scam kingpin Nirav Modi was successful in fleeing the country after duping PNB of Rs 11,515 crore, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is answerable for the fraud.Party leader...

15-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Anil Baijal not ready to talk about guest teachers : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal was not willing to discuss the AAP government's proposal to regularise guest teachers in city schools, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.In October 2017, the Delhi Assembly had passed a bill to make about 15,000...

15-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal blames Modi government for Nirav Modi's flight

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the Modi government of helping the prime accused in the Rs 11,515 crore PNB fraud, Nirav Modi, to flee from India."Is it possible to believe that he or Vijay Mallya left the country without active connivance...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

3 years of AAP: Arvind Kejriwal promises free WiFi, roads, drains

As the AAP-led Delhi government completed its three years to power on Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his future plans that include roads and drains in unauthorised colonies, building of 900 Mohalla Clinics, and funds for free WiFi.He...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

3 years of AAP: Arvind Kejriwal promises free WiFi, roads, drains

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday promised free WiFi in the city, as well as roads and drains in unauthorised colonies and building of 900 Mohalla Clinics, as the AAP government completed three years in power.The Chief Minister was speaking...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Corruption in Delhi down since AAP came to power : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said in the last three years since his government came to power, cases of corruption in the national capital have come down as the people elected an "honest government"."In the last three years there has been...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Three years into power, Arvind Kejriwal is now a quieter politician

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose government completes three years in office on Wednesday, is now a quieter person vis-a-vis targeting his bitter political rival -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Kejriwal, with 13 million followers on Twitter, has...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

“Centre Committed to Mitigation of Pollution”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Strongly reiterating the Centre’s commitment to mitigation of pollution, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed the hope that the campaign will not be a symbolic 15-day...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Odd-even not permanent solution to Delhi pollution : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the odd-even traffic regulation system is not a permanent solution to the menace of air pollution in NCR-Delhi, and neither is the 15-day clean-air campaign launched here during the day.The "Clean...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP using police to target us : Sanjay Singh

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said that the Delhi Police was unable to curb crime and was only being used by the BJP to target his party legislators."Delhi Police has nothing to do with crimes like murders, rapes or robbery...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Delhi government approves Rs 1,250 cr worth projects

The Delhi government has approved projects worth Rs 1,250 crore including 94 polyclinics, five bus depots and 2,500 new beds in city government hospitals, an official said on Thursday.The decision was taken in an Expenditure Finance Committee meeting chaired...

07-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Delhi government schools to have 'Happiness Curriculum'

Government school students in Delhi will be taught to be happier, more confident and have greater self-esteem through introduction of an activity-oriented "Happiness Curriculum" for Nursery to Class 8 students from the coming academic session.Delhi's Deputy Chief...

07-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP spreading hatred, cheating people : Sanjay Singh

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, in his maiden speech in the Upper House, on Wednesday hit out at the BJP-led central government for "spreading hatred" in the country and for "benefiting" the big industrialists and "cheating" the common man.He...

07-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Sealing drive : Delhi government submits files of 351 roads to LG

The Delhi government on Wednesday sent files related to 351 roads, which are to be notified under commercial and mixed-use category to save traders on these stretches from an on-going sealing drive, to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for approval.The Bharatiya...

07-Feb-2018 Panaji

AAP alleges 'big scam' behind Goa mining lease renewal

The "hurried renewal" of 88 mining leases in Goa by the BJP-led coalition government in 2015 is an even bigger scam than the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam exposed in 2012 by a judicial commission, the AAP alleged on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Centre suppressing voice of parliamentarians : Sanjay Singh

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said that the BJP-led central government was trying to suppress the parliamentarians and hampering them from presenting the issues of the public."Every time anyone in the opposition questions the...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Video evidence against Tytler given to CBI : H.S. Phoolka

AAP leader and senior advocate H.S. Phoolka on Monday said that video clippings of a sting operation against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the anti-Sikh riots case of 1984 had been handed over to the CBI which, he demanded, should verify their authenticity.In...

30-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Will move SC for stay on sealing drive : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Delhi government will approach the Supreme Court in two to three days to get a stay on the sealing drive happening in the city.The sealing of shops and businesses -- even doctors' clinics -- located in residential...

30-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BJP walked out of discussion on sealing drive : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the BJP delegation that called on him to talk about the ongoing sealing drive, walked out from the discussion."All our MLAs and councillors had gathered for the meeting with the BJP delegation (led by Delhi...

30-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'2018 could see leprosy eliminated globally'

The current year should see the elimination of leprosy as a "public health problem" -- a status prevalent in only one country -- but a lot remains to be done to restore the rights and dignity of the affected persons, says Yohei Sasakawa, the Japanese head...

29-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP marks entry to RS as 3 members take oath

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) marked its maiden entry to the Rajya Sabha as three of its new members, including party leader Sanjay Singh, took oath on Monday.The other two are businessman Sushil Gupta and chartered accountant Narain Dass Gupta.It is for the...

29-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Protesting AAP leaders detained

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday took out a 'parliament march' against a sealing drive in the city, leading to many party leaders being detained by police.The AAP said the Delhi Police lathi-charged many party workers, including women.The Delhi Police...

29-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP MPs boycott President's speech in Parliament

AAP MPs on Monday boycotted President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of the Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session, as a protest against the disqualification of 20 party MLAs.Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha members Sadhu Singh, Bhagwant...

25-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Student passes to be valid in all DTC buses : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that student passes will be valid in all DTC buses, including AC buses, and asked the Transport Department to ensure this was implemented.The announcement came after a group of students from Delhi University...

25-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Will watch 'Padmaavat' with other Rajput leaders : Manish Sisodia

Condemning the attack on a school bus in Gurugram allegedly by Shri Rajput Karni Sena supporters on Wednesday over the release of "Padmaavat", Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said he will watch the film with Rajput leaders like him and brief...

25-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Gurugram school bus attack a matter of shame : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday condemned the attack on a school bus in Gurugram by a mob, alleged to be Karni Sena supporters, on Wednesday over the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat".The Chief Minister has called the incident a "matter...

23-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Sealing drive : Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre to protect traders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Central government to bring an ordinance to protect the capital's traders from an ongoing sealing drive."I urge the Centre to bring an ordinance, if required, to protect Delhi's traders from sealing,"...

23-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP calls EC 'Khap Panchayat', slams new chief Rawat

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday dubbed the Election Commission a "Khap Panchayat" and raised questions over new Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat's relationship with the BJP.AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said Rawat had recused himself from hearing...

23-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Disqualified AAP MLAs move Delhi HC

A number of disqualified AAP MLAs on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a notification disqualifying them on the ground of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.The Aam Aadmi Party MLAs mentioned the matter before a Division...

22-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP to file fresh plea in HC against disqualification of 20 MLAs

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will file a fresh plea in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday to challenge the decision to disqualify 20 party MLAs in an office-of-profit case, the party said here on Monday.The move comes after the AAP MLAs withdrew on Monday an earlier...

22-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Manish Sisodia's open letter invites criticism from BJP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in an open letter to the people of the city, on Monday sought support against the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on charges of holding "office of profit".The BJP attacked the AAP over the letter and dared it to...

21-Jan-2018 New Delhi

God gave us 67 seats knowing this day was coming : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said AAP got 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly by God's grace because after three years, 20 of his party's MLAs were going to be declared disqualified."I have always said that it was God's grace. He also...

20-Jan-2018 Lucknow

EC acting as poll agent of BJP, says AAP's Sanjay Singh

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of trying to "murder democracy" and alleged that the Election Commission of India (ECI) had taken a unilateral and biased decision to recommend...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal 'pleads' with LG to fill vacant posts in hospitals

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday "pleaded" with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to recruit more pharmacists in government hospitals."Today, again, I plead before you with folded hands to please take immediate steps to recruit more pharmacists to provide...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'Conspiracy', says AAP as EC seeks disqualification of MLAs

The AAP on Friday alleged a political conspiracy behind the EC's recommendation for the disqualification of its 20 MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit."This recommendation has been made by the Election Commission without hearing the arguments of...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP furious as 20 MLAs face disqualification

In a major setback to the ruling AAP in Delhi, the Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries, triggering an angry reaction from the party.The Election Commission...

18-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Decentralise powers in government hospitals : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called for more powers to government hospitals to help them provide better health facilities,"It will help these institutions in recruiting according to their needs and also purchasing commodities according...

18-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal launches Girl Child Week

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched a week-long programme to celebrate the girl child and to create awareness about gender equality.Organised by NGO Alliance Defending Freedom India, the event will go on till National Girl Child Day celebrated...

18-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Shortage of pharmacists, machines in Delhi hospital : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said after a surprise visit that there was a shortage of pharmacists and ultrasound machines at the Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital here."There were patients who stood in line for the whole day and did not get medicines...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

AAP minister calls BJP MLAs 'blanket thieves'

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain called the four BJP members in the assembly "blanket thieves" in the House here on Wednesday.Hearing his remark, the four legislators walked out.The Aam Aadmi Party leader made the remark while replying to Leader of Opposition...

16-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Delhi government, Japan province ink agreement in environment

Delhi government and Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement in various sectors including environment and air pollution.A mutual treaty, which was earlier signed in 2007 and then in 2012 in several sectors was extended during a...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Education a solution to terrorism, global warming : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the solution to the menace of terrorism and global warming will be found through education only."The time has come when all Education Ministers put their heads together to assure the country that they...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Why did Modi bring FDI in retail after opposing it in 2012 : Ashutosh

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pushing for the Foreign Direct Investment after he had opposed the same regime as the Gujarat Chief Minister in 2012.Noting that Modi in 2012 had said that allowing FDI in multi...

11-Jan-2018 New Delhi

No action taken as BJP involved in 1984 riots : Sanjay Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the BJP was not taking action against those accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, because their own members were involved in (instigating) the communal violence."Be it in 1984 (anti-Sikh riots) or in 2002 (anti-Muslim...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

LG has stopped formation of Wakf Board : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia here on Wednesday questioned the decision of Lt Governor Anil Baijal to stop the formation of the state Wakf Board."Why Delhi's LGs, current and former, want to run Wakf Board themselves or through officers?"Is it...

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