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Thursday, December 03, 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is the National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister of Union Territory of Delhi. He was also a member of the India Against Corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare against the growing corruption in the country. Kejriwal went forward and formed his own political party after an unsuccessful attempt at bringing the Jan Lokpal Bill through the IAC campaign in 2012. A graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Kejriwal is a mechanical engineer by profession and also worked as a joint commissioner of Income Tax Department. He is also a Magsaysay award winner for his work on the grassroots through his organisation Parivartan. Kejiwal was first elected as the Delhi Chief Minister in 2012 but resigned after 49 days claiming that he was unable to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill he had promised because his party did not enjoy a full majority in the house. His party later won 67 out of 70 seats during the 2015 assembly elections.


Amarinder, Kejriwal spar after Delhi notifies 1 of 3 farm laws

December 03, 2020 2:21 am

The Punjab CM said that instead of notifying the law, Delhi could have made efforts to counter them.

Protest at doorstep, Delhi govt notifies one of 3 farm laws

December 01, 2020 11:27 am

The official said sale and purchase of fruits and vegetables outside Agriculture Produce Market Committees was allowed in Delhi in 2014: “With the Centre introducing the new laws, farmers can sell food grains, poultry outside designated mandis as well.”

Hope trend continues, says Kejriwal as cases, positivity rate dip in Delhi

November 29, 2020 10:40 am

At the same time, the government has also drawn up a plan, in accordance with the latest guidelines of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, to allow at least 50 per cent of its employees to work from home until December 31.

Delhi asks PM for 1,000 ICU beds, says schools may be shut till there is vaccine

November 25, 2020 3:16 am

Doctors in Delhi have pointed towards late hospital admissions and fast-filling ICU beds as reasons for the increase in the number of deaths.

Cong collapsing, need alternative at national level: Kejriwal

November 21, 2020 5:38 am

We need an alternative to the Congress at the national level," the AAP chief told the HT leadership summit.

Delhi: Market associations blame vendors in meet with Arvind Kejriwal

November 21, 2020 9:49 am

At the meeting attended by the Chief Secretary and district administrators, the CM emphasised on the importance of wearing masks, making hand sanitisers available and checking temperature of customers.

At all-party meet, CM Kejriwal reiterates Chhath ban

November 20, 2020 2:48 am

The CM made the remarks after chairing an all-party meeting, which was attended by Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta and Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary, among others. Both BJP and the Congress have been opposing the ban on Chhath celebrations in public.

Rs 2,000 fine for not wearing mask in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

November 19, 2020 3:17 pm

Delhi’s coronavirus tally on Wednesday climbed to over 500,000 after 7,486 fresh cases and 131 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 7,943. This is the highest number of deaths reported in the city so far.

'Shaken out of slumber, turned turtle': HC raps Delhi govt over rising Covid-19 cases

November 19, 2020 11:18 pm

The court noted that the quantum of fine for not wearing masks, not maintaining social distancing did not appear to be a deterrent in controlling the cases.

60,000 tests a day, doubling ICU beds: How Centre plans to tackle Delhi's Covid surge

November 19, 2020 9:34 am

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted 10 teams of officials and doctors who are inspecting private hospitals in Delhi on Covid containment and treatment.


Delhi's top seven: CM Arvind Kejriwal, cabinet ministers take charge of office

February 19, 2020 6:48 am

The Indian Express tracks the six Delhi ministers and the key areas they will prioritise over the next five years.

Ramlila Maidan preps up for Arvind Kejriwal's third oath ceremony

February 15, 2020 8:57 pm

A multi-level security arrangement is in place ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of chief minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on Sunday.

AAP workers celebrate as Kejriwal secures majority mandate in Delhi

February 12, 2020 10:19 am

Delhi Election Result 2020: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has taken an early lead, while the BJP seems to be improving its tally in the capital.

Ahead of Delhi election results, MLA aspirants take some time off

February 11, 2020 7:08 am

A lazy morning after sleeping eight hours straight; curling up with a book; watching a movie; playing cricket under the soft glow of the retreating winter sun; or catching up with loved ones — for the city’s MLA aspirants, Sunday was about rediscovering the small joys of life following the high-octane Delhi Assembly poll campaign.

Battle for Delhi: Voting ends, all eyes now on February 11

February 09, 2020 8:35 am

Over 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates.

Delhi elections 2020: A look at the assets declared by candidates

February 08, 2020 8:27 am

Ahead of the upcoming February 8 assembly elections, candidates from BJP, Congress and AAP made a declaration of their assets.

Odd-even rule kicks in as pollution level in Delhi remains severe

November 05, 2019 7:18 am

Air quality in Delhi-NCR remained in the “severe” category” for the seventh consecutive day on Monday even as odd-even traffic scheme came into effect in the morning.

Celebrating the harmony and diversity of Delhi's Phool Walon Ki Sair festival

October 17, 2019 8:34 am

The festival is organised by Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan which was awarded the National Award for Communal Harmony. The festival of flowers will travel to India Gate and Chandni Chowk from Gauri Shankar Temple.

Yamuna water level still above danger mark, evacuation underway

August 01, 2018 9:08 am

The water level in Yamuna river crossed danger mark after Haryana released 3,11,190 cusec of water Hathini Kund Barrage on Saturday. The Delhi government sounded an alert, with authorities evacuating people from adjoining low-lying areas.

Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor's office has now entered its fifth day

June 15, 2018 2:15 pm

The BJP and Congress slammed Kejriwal, terming his ‘dharna’ at the LG office a “mockery of democracy” and a “drama”. BJP’s Delhi unit will stage a protest at Kejriwal’s residence on Wednesday.


Delhi’s Signature bridge opened to public

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

After missing several deadlines, Delhi finally got the Signature Bridge on November 5, 2018. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated it.

L-G versus Aam Aadmi Party: What the Supreme Court said

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm

5 takeaways from the Supreme Court’s verdict on the AAP versus L-G power tussle.