Aam Aadmi Party News
Launched on 26th November 2012, Aam Aadmi Party is the current ruling party of Delhi. Founded by Arvind Kejriwal, the party has its origins to the popular India Against Corruption movement. The party had even won the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, but later the government resigned after not being able to pass the Jan Lokpal bill, only to come back in power in 2015.
27 Apr 2021
Coronavirus: You're passing orders without knowing ground-realities, HC tells AAP
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday told the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led state government that it can't be unreasonable in the fight against coronavirus while hearing a plea of a hospital in connection with an order passed on April 25.
29 Mar 2021
President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.
24 Mar 2021
Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared a controversial proposed law to give more powers to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G), a representative of the Centre.
22 Mar 2021
Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi
In a blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Lok Sabha on Monday approved a proposed law to give the central government more power over the national capital.
05 Oct 2020
Fighting air pollution amid coronavirus: Kejriwal's government prepares seven-point-plan
With the winter months fast approaching, the quality of air in Delhi has started deteriorating forcing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, to move into action.
24 Sep 2020
Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Delhi has reached the peak of the second wave of coronavirus, and that fresh infections will dip in the upcoming days.
22 Sep 2020
Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills
The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.
22 Sep 2020
Delhi government order reserving 80% ICU beds stayed by HC
Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's order directing 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.
18 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5
All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Friday, adding that online classes shall continue till the aforementioned date.
16 Sep 2020
Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters
The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.
16 Sep 2020
Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee
Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.
14 Sep 2020
Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut
Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.
12 Sep 2020
Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row
A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.
27 Aug 2020
BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.
25 Aug 2020
Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row
A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
23 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Students demand postponement of JEE-Main, NEET amid pandemic
Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the central government's go-ahead to hold the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) exam has not gone down well with students and their parents all across the country.
17 Aug 2020
Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
28 Jul 2020
Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP
The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Aam Aadmi Party government over Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), asking why it was being used as a primary test to judge coronavirus infection.
24 Jun 2020
Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6
Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.
20 Jun 2020
After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.
17 Jun 2020
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus
In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.
17 Jun 2020
AAP leader Atishi tests positive for coronavirus
Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi, who is a representative of Kalkaji Assembly constituency, Delhi, has tested positive for coronavirus, reports said on Wednesday.
16 Jun 2020
Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited
In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.
10 Jun 2020
Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive
Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.
10 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?
Coronavirus cases in Delhi will reach 5.5 lakh by July end and 80,000 beds will be required, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday while taking into account the doubling rate.
09 Jun 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for the coronavirus.
08 Jun 2020
Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment
Delhi, which is seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus cases, has taken a "step" towards protecting its overwhelmed healthcare system by reserving beds in state-run and private hospitals only for residents, a move that has earned criticism for the AAP-led government.
08 Jun 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal catches fever, coronavirus test soon
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell, has developed low fever, and a sore throat, reports said on Monday. He will be tested for coronavirus tomorrow.
05 Jun 2020
Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.
02 Jun 2020
Adesh Kumar Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday appointed Adesh Kumar Gupta as the new party chief for its Delhi unit, replacing Manoj Tiwari.
31 May 2020
Delhi asks Rs. 5,000cr from Centre to pay employees' salaries
The Delhi government has asked the central government for immediate assistance of Rs. 5,000 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.
26 May 2020
Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.
25 May 2020
Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.
18 May 2020
Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers
The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.
08 May 2020
Arrest warrant against AAP MLA named in doctor's suicide note
A Delhi court on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Prakash Jarwal, an MLA of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
05 May 2020
'Special corona fee' makes liquor 70% costlier in Delhi
In what clearly looks like an attempt to generate more revenue, the Delhi government, run by Aam Aadmi Party, announced late last night it would be levying a special 70% "corona tax" on MRP of alcohol from Tuesday.
06 Apr 2020
Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat
Congress leader Alka Lamba and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt got into an ugly Twitter spat on Monday.
02 Mar 2020
Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.
28 Feb 2020
Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP
Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.
27 Feb 2020
Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.