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15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bring real estate sector under GST, Manish Sisodia tells Arun Jaitley

Real estate sector should be brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.In a letter to Jaitley, Sisodia, who holds the Finance portfolio, said...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

DMRC not sharing ridership details after fare hike : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was refusing to share details of Metro ridership following its fare hike.Sisodia said that according to preliminary reports, there has been an increase...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP protests against Metro fare hike at Union Minister's residence

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday held a march to protest against the Delhi Metro fare hike which culminated at Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan's residence here."AAP workers carried out the protest march from Chandni Chowk to Vardhan's residence...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP leaders protest against Metro fare hike, detained

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Friday protested against the Metro fare hike outside the Union Urban Development Ministry housed in Nirman Bhavan here.AAP leaders, including Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, were later detained and removed...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Fear stalks India : Arvind Kejriwal

Alleging that an atmosphere of fear had now gripped India, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday praised BJP leader Yashwant Sinha for speaking out against the government over economic issues."Nowadays there is an atmosphere of fear all around. Everyone...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Can't watch 'cheerharan' of economy silently : Yashwant Sinha

In a riposte to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday said he won't watch silently when the Indian economy was facing "cheerharan" -- like Bhishma when Draupadi was disrobed in the Mahabharata.Replying to Modi's speech...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal attacks LG: I'm elected CM, not a terrorist

Alleging that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal is hiding certain documents from his ministers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said in the state assembly that he is an elected Chief Minister and not a terrorist."I also wanted to tell LG sir, I'm the elected...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Will ask LG to approve hiring of pharmacists:Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he will request Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to approve appointment of pharmacists in the city hospitals to avoid long queues for medicines, said an official.The announcement came hours after he conducted...

02-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Kolkata Metro cheaper than Delhi Metro : Saurabh Bharadwaj

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said despite both being metropolitan cities, the Metro train fare in Kolkata is cheaper in comparison to Delhi.Addressing media persons here, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj also said that former Delhi Chief Secretary K.K....

02-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Second metro fare hike in year is violation of law : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that Delhi Metro's proposed fare hike, the second in five months, is clear a violation of law and urged the central government to put the hike on hold.Kejriwal said the hike will be in violation of the Fare...

01-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal demands audit of DMRC, stay on fare hike till report

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded an independent audit of the Delhi Metro's accounts and a stay on the proposed fare hike till this report is received."... there is an immediate need for an independent audit of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Gopal Rai threatens protests if Metro fares rise

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said it will launch a protest campaign if Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) remained adamant on increasing the Metro fare.Party leader Gopal Rai said that keeping in mind the issue of pollution in Delhi, the DMRC should drop...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Manish Sisodia calls meeting of BJP MLAs over Guest Teachers Bill

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said he had called a meeting of all four BJP MLAs in Delhi to discuss a Bill meant to regularize guest teachers.Sisodia tweeted that he had sent out the invitations to the BJP leader in the House, Vijender...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

MCD school rented out at night, two arrested: Manish Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that they have raided a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) school in the city on Thursday night, which used to be rented after school hours.He said that two people have been arrested for renting out the classroom...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal terms Delhi Metro fare hike proposal 'anti-people'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday described the proposed metro fare hike as "anti-people" and said that he has asked his Transport Minister to find a way to stop it."Metro fare hike is anti-people. Have asked Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

BJP has driven India's economy into ground : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that BJP has driven Indias economy into ground and currently GDP growth rate is lowest since 2014, private investment is lowest in 25 years, and job creation in lowest in eight years.Addressing media...

26-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Extend power subsidy to tenants in Delhi: CM to minister

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked state Power Minister Satyendar Jain to prepare a plan to pass on the government subsidy on power tariff to tenants in the city, an official said.In Delhi, there is a 50 per cent subsidy on power tariffs...

24-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Throw intolerant BJP out of power: AAP on BHU violence

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday condemned the midnight police baton charge on girl students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which is in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency."AAP appeals to student community across the country to maintain...

22-Sep-2017 New Delhi

AAP launches nationwide protest against high petrol, diesel prices

The AAP on Friday launched a nationwide protest against high petrol and diesel prices.In Delhi, senior party leader Gopal Rai and volunteers took out a march and burned an effigy at ITO junction, while in other parts of the national capital, party leaders...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

L-G trying to scuttle Delhi assembly committees : Saurabh Bharadwaj

The AAP on Thursday accused Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of trying to "scuttle" the assembly's House Committees, which the party said were holding government officers responsible for work carried out by their departments.Addressing the media here,...

21-Sep-2017 chennai

Arvind Kejriwal invites Kamal to joint active politics

With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism.After the luncheon meeting at the actor's...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Link fuel prices to international market : Gopal Rai

The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the "huge profits" being made by them to the public.The Delhi Minister Gopal...

15-Sep-2017 New Delhi

AAP to contest UP civic body polls, slams BJP for misgovernance

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced it will contest the forthcoming municipal corporation elections in Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a press conference in the state capital, national spokesman of the party and incharge for Uttar Pradesh Sanjay Singh...

04-Sep-2017 Lucknow

Demonetisation biggest scam : Sanjay Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation decision and said the decrease of 3 per cent in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate has cost the country more than Rs 4.5 lakh crore.Addressing the media in...

04-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal takes charge of water portfolio

With a view to makeover Delhi's water and sewerage management system, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took charge of the water department.This is the first time Kejriwal has assumed charge of any ministry or department after he became the Chief Minister...

02-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Will ensure garbage mountains-free Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said from now on, modern technology will be used for managing solid waste and no new mountains of garbage will be allowed to take shape."Fresh garbage being generated should not become a mountain of garbage...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Extra Rs 1.1 lakh cr deposited in banks after note ban : Sanjay Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday claimed that extra notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination worth Rs 1.1 lakh were deposited in banks after demonetisation.Senior party leader Sanjay Singh, referring to a media report from November 2016, said the Reserve...

30-Aug-2017 New Delhi

No politics on mohalla clinics : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said there should be no politics over mohalla clinics and urged Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to sort out objections over the matter across the table."There should be no politics with mohalla clinics. It involves...

30-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates 1,206 community toilets in slums

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated 1,206 community toilets for 36 slum clusters across the city.Addressing public at JJ Basti Din Dayal Camp here, Kejriwal said that slum dwellers can now live with dignity.He said that it was unsafe...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

NDMC decides to stop contractual work practice : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday decided to stop the practice of contractual hiring of labourers.Kejriwal, who is member of the NDMC, said the decision was taken in this regard at a meeting."I...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Return extra fees or we will take over, Arvind Kejriwal warns schools

Coming down heavily on 449 private schools here for not refunding extra fees taken from students, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday threatened to take over them if they don't comply with court orders or refunding money.The Chief Minister said many...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Return extra fees or we will take over, Arvind Kejriwal warns schools

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the government will take over 449 private schools in the capital if they do not refund extra fees collected from students.Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said many schools increased their...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Not the first time Goel got DDA land : Saurabh Bharadwaj

In the wake of media report on Union Minister Vijay Goel being an alleged beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that he was recepient of such favours from the authority.The party said it will launch a daily...

22-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

AAP announces various state level programmes

A meeting of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs was held on Saturday at Punjab Bhawan under the guidance of AAP state president, Bhagwant Mann, newly appointed Leader of opposition in Punjab vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Co-president Aman Arora. The leaders...

10-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal launches Delhi government's online RTI portal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched his government's e-RTI portal at the Delhi Secretariat here and said that the public who pay tax have all the rights to know how their money is being spent.He said that it was a "historic day" for Delhi's...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

FIR against party MLAs is a conspiracy : Saurabh Bharadwaj

A day after a FIR was lodged against three of its MLAs on charges of assaulting a woman, the AAP on Friday said that Delhi Police has no jurisdiction to register a FIR on any incident within the Delhi Assembly premises and termed the action as a "conspiracy"...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

25% EVMs should be verified with VVPAT : Saurabh Bhardwaj

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday welcomed the Election Commission's decision to verify 5 percent of EVMs with VVPAT but urged it to increase this to 25 per cent.The poll panel has decided to verify votes cast in 5 per cent of Electronic Voting Machines...

05-Jul-2017 New Delhi

GST could give boost to black market, 'inspector raj' : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the current form of Goods and Services Tax (GST) could give a rise to black market and "inspector raj" because of its higher tax slabs, which will trigger lower compliance.Expressing concern on the...

05-Jul-2017 New Delhi

BJP trying to destabilize state governments : Ashutosh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused the BJP of trying to destabilize governments in states ruled by other parties.Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh told the media that Puducherry Lt Governor had inducted three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Hundreds protest in Delhi against lynchings, communal divide

Hundreds of people, including film stars and social activists, on Wednesday gathered at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent incidents of lynching of minorities and Dalits, particularly in BJP-ruled states.Family members of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was...

27-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive"."We must move to modern technology. One of the solutions is the use of super suckers and we must prepare estimates...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

What's link between Nadda and AIIMS scam accused officer : Ashutosh

The AAP on Wednesday demanded to know the connection between Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and an IAS officer accused in a Rs 7,000 crore AIIMS scam.Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said the CBI had told Delhi High Court that it was not getting documents...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Delhi government launches online 'Job Fair Portal'

Delhi Employment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday launched an online 'Job Fair Portal', through which job seekers can register themselves for private jobs.Noting that in the last job fair, thousands lined up for 50 to 60 jobs, he said: "From now on, companies...

18-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal vows probe into PWD corruption allegations

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday vowed to launch a probe into corruption allegations against the Public Works Department (PWD).Kejriwal remarks came after a report by online news portal "Janta Ka Reporter" where it was alleged that the PWD has...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP forcing officers to send notices to AAP : Sanjay Singh

Accusing the BJP of pressurising the officers at the Lt. Governor's office to send notices to the AAP to vacate its office, party leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday said that such coercive methods are unprecedented.In a letter to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, Singh...

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