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Arvind Kejriwal changes Manish Sisodia's portfolio

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kumar today changed the portfolio of his most trusted aide Manish Sisodia. The deputy Delhi CM will now also look after the tourism department which was earlier handled by water minister Rajender Gautam. However, Sisodia has been divested of the charge of the revenue department and registrar of cooperative societies. The deputy chief minister had requested Kejriwal to allow him to shed some portfolios, sources said.

Amitabh Bachchan slaps notice on Kumar Vishwas over poem

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan sent a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas in a copyright infringement case after the later used Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem in a tribute video. The matter surfaced on June 10, when the veteran actor took to Twitter and shared a post saying, “this is a copyright infringement .. ! legal will take care of this.” Senior Bachchan reacted to the video two

Kanhaiya Kumar's speech at JNU: Brilliant, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has applauded Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at the JNU post his release from the jail. He tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…” #KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya’s address. JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition 20 days ago, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Thursday evening

ABVP members raised anti-India slogans: AAP submits video clip proof to police

Defending Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, the AAP Monday submitted two video clips that purportedly show the “real culprits behind the unrest in JNU”. According to the AAP, the two clips allegedly show members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) shouting anti-India slogans. Countering the allegations, the ABVP too approached police Monday with a complaint stating that the videos were “morphed” in an attempt to

PM Narendra Modi wants to terrorise everyone using police, says Arvind Kejriwal

The row over ‘anti-India’ slogans being raised at an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is escalating by the minute as in a fresh development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using Delhi Police as a weapon to ‘terrorise’ people. “Modi ji wants to terrorize everyone by using police,” Kejriwal tweeted. Meanwhile, Delhi Police

Nursery admissions: HC stays AAP govt’s order to scrap management quota

The Delhi high court on Thursday stayed the AAP government’s decision to scrap the controversial management quota in nursery admissions in capital’s private unaided schools. Justice Manmohan said the AAP government’s January 6 notification was ‘issued without any authority under law’ and it infringed on the private unaided schools’ autonomy. The HC also accepted 11 criteria proposed by the private schools’ association as a replacement for the 62 criteria scrapped

Have found solution to end ongoing MCD strike: Arvind Kejriwal

As the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees continue to protest over long-pending dues, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has tried to find a solution to end the ongoing strike. The AAP chief today took to Twitter saying, “We have tried to find a solution to ongoing MCD strike. Will announce at 3 pm. Hope it satisfies everyone and the

Delhi Police being used by BJP, RSS as their private army, alleges Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country. He condemned police’s purported assault on protesters, including women, demonstrating over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula near the RSS head office on January 30. “Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private

Ailing Arvind Kejriwal targets autowallahs in Bengaluru

Not much seems to have changed for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is undergoing naturopathy treatment in Bengaluru. Kejriwal, who has been constantly monitoring the sanitation workers’ strike in Delhi, addressed a rally of auto rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru on Sunday evening. Interestingly, patients at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute are strictly advised to stay away from the phone and other distractions. Unlike his previous visit to the institute

AAP MLA Mahendra Yadav gets bail in assault case

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Mahendra Yadav, who was sent to one-day police custody for assaulting a public servant on Friday, has been granted bail. The Vikaspuri MLA was arrested while he was protesting against Delhi Police for not filing an FIR in a rape case. The court had yesterday granted bail to four other accused – Rupesh Katyani, Devender Kumar, Roshan Kumar and Shailesh Kumar – who were also arrested

Arvind Kejriwal government sets up panel to probe crimes against women

The Delhi government  has constituted a commission of inquiry to look into the complaints of crime against women since February 2013. The government issued a notification in this connection on January 19 which became public on Wednesday. “The Delhi government chief minister Arvind kejriwal in pursuance of the resolution of Delhi assembly has decided to constitute an Independent Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952, for enquiring

Arvind Kejriwal heads to Bengaluru for naturopathy treatment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is heading to Bengaluru today for a 10-day naturopathy treatment at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute, where he had undergone treatment for his chronic cough in March last year also. According to reports, Kejriwal, who also suffers from high sugar level, was supposed to leave for Bengaluru on December 22 but postponed the visit to oversee the implementation of the odd-even scheme in the national