Manish Sisodia

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.

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

Arvind Kejriwal an "idealist", has taken no wrong step after becoming CM: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare is full of praise for his one-time protege Arvind Kejriwal, who he says has not taken “a wrong step” after becoming the Delhi Chief Minister. Hazare says Kejriwal is a man of “clean character and an idealist”, who changed the “common man’s approach” to politics. “Arvind Kejariwal is a man of clean character who is committed to moral values in politics. I have not seen him

Arvind Kejriwal Thanks Chief Justice For Car-Pooling

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today thanked Chief Justice TS Thakur for voluntarily joining the Delhi government’s odd-even pilot project to counter pollution. The Chief Justice is among the VIPs who have been exempted from the odd-even project, under which private vehicles with odd numbers are allowed to ply on odd dates and vice versa. On Tuesday, following a news report in The Indian Express on how the Chief Justice

Not possible to implement odd-even scheme in Delhi permanently: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was “overwhelmed” by the response of people towards the odd-even scheme in the national capital. The CM further said that the pilot initiative of the AAP government has turned “into a movement”, two hours after the commencement of the radical scheme. The odd-even formula is aimed at mitigating spiralling air pollution levels with the stipulation today that private cars bearing odd-registration

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, his MLAs not exempted from odd-even car rule

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi legislators won’t be exempted from the odd-even car rationing rule, which will set in from January 1 to reduce air pollution in the city. Kejriwal told reporters on Thursday that his government will issue a final notification on Monday for the 15-day trial run of the new road rule that allows cars having licence plates ending with an odd number to ply on the

CBSE books to be made available online for free, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said here on Saturday. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools. “We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We are similarly

Arvind Kejriwal Attacks PM After CBI Raid At His Office, Calls Him Psychopath

A furious Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this morning that his office had been raided by the CBI and directed an unprecedented attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a “coward and psychopath”. Arvind Kejriwal ✔@ArvindKejriwal When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice 10:14 AM – 15 Dec 2015 Arvind Kejriwal ✔@ArvindKejriwal Modi is a coward and a psycopath 10:29 AM – 15 Dec

Janlokpal 'strongest anti-corruption law of Independent India': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed the Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2015 as the “strongest” anti-graft law in Independent India, an issue which has aided his rise to prominence in the country’s politics. “Congratulations Manish for presenting the strongest anti-corruption law of Independent India – Delhi JanLokpal Bill 2015. A historic day,” he tweeted. Arvind Kejriwal ✔@ArvindKejriwal/. Congratulations Manish for presenting the strongest anti-corruption law of independent India – Delhi JanLokpal Bill 2015. A

CM Arvind Kejriwal to come under purview of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill

The Cabinet of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill which will now be tabled in the Legislative Assembly for approval. The Bill meets the long-standing demand – of the chief minister coming under the purview of the ombudsman. The AAP government had been under attack for delaying the tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly. It may be recalled that the Aam Aadmi

Anna Hazare likely to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is likely to meet his former protege Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Sunday. The social activists will be in Delhi today to attend ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, where widows and mothers of martyred defense personnel will be honored. He is scheduled to meet Kejriwal at the new Maharashtra Sadan at 8 pm. “Anna ji got a call from Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

Arvind Kejriwal govt drops VAT bomb, petrol price likely to go up in Delhi

The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday passed VAT (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 which proposes to increase value added tax on petrol, aerated drinks, tobacco and liquor among other products. Petrol price will be hiked by Rs 5.56 per litre to Rs 72.49 in Delhi if the proposal gets final approval. The Bill was tabled in the Assembly amid ruckus by BJP MLAs who opposed it. A visibly livid OP Sharma broke