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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.

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

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

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

Arvind Kejriwal seeks public opinion on odd-even reimplementation

Before jumping the gun and introducing second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday came out with an elaborate plan to seek public opinion on the road-rationing experiment. The government has decided to invite public suggestions on a six-point questionnaire which will initially be sought through email, while a a phone line would be introduced in the longer run. The decision

Smriti Irani under fire for ‘lying’ in Dalit student’s suicide case

Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday faced a barrage of criticism for allegedly distorting facts in the Dalit scholar suicide case as the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused her of lying to absolve the BJP-led government in the incident. Ten professors of the University of Hyderabad — who have quit their administrative posts over the suicide by research scholar Rohith Vemula — also charged the Union human resource

Sack vice chancellor, Smriti Irani must apologize, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded the dismissal of the vice chancellor of Hyderabad University over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar. Addressing a gathering of students at the campus, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also asked Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to apologize for “playing caste politics” over Rohith Vemula’s suicide. “The VC should be removed immediately,” Kejriwal said to applause from the students