Articles about Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is an ex-bureaucrat, social activist-turned-politician, and founding leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He is the Chief Minister of the NCT of Delhi as of 2021. Kejriwal did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and later joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as Assistant Commissioner in the Income Tax Department in 1995. Kejriwal shifted towards social activism in the late 1990s, making heavy utilization of RTIs for activism against corruption in governments, Income Tax Department, MCD, and Public Distribution System (PDS), among others. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006 for his social work. He rose to national prominence through the 2010-12 Jan Lokpal Bill movement led by Anna Hazare. He launched the group India Against Corruption (IAC) with other leaders in 2011 and the AAP political party in 2012. Kejriwal contested the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections and formed a government with some Congress legislators' support, becoming Delhi's Chief Minister for the first time. He resigned in 2014 just after 49 days, alleging disruption by the Congress and BJP in running the government. However, Kejriwal led AAP to massive victories in the 2015 and 2020 Assembly elections, becoming a three-time CM of Delhi.

Delhi: 27 dead in massive fire near Mundka Metro Station

14 May 2022

India
Delhi: 27 dead in massive fire near Mundka Metro Station

At least 27 persons were killed and several injured after a massive fire broke out in a multi-story commercial complex near Delhi's Mundka Metro Station on Friday.

Delhi: Local markets shut to protest MLA Amanatullah Khan's arrest

13 May 2022

India
Delhi: Local markets shut to protest MLA Amanatullah Khan's arrest

Local markets in the Okhla Assembly constituency, represented by MLA Amanatullah Khan, remained closed on Friday in protest of his arrest.

Relief for Tajinder Bagga, protected from arrest till July 5

10 May 2022

Politics
Relief for Tajinder Bagga, protected from arrest till July 5

In a major relief for BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday ruled he cannot be arrested till July 5.

Bagga arrest: Punjab moves HC over detention of police officers

07 May 2022

Politics
Bagga arrest: Punjab moves HC over detention of police officers

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday is expected to hear the Punjab government's plea seeking the release of the Punjab Police officers who went to arrest BJP leader Tajinder Bagga.

BJP leader Tajinder Bagga's arrest: Dramatic events involving 3 states

06 May 2022

Politics
BJP leader Tajinder Bagga's arrest: Dramatic events involving 3 states

The arrest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his Delhi home on Friday morning has become increasingly spectacular as the day progressed.

Tajinder Bagga arrest: 'Couldn't even wear turban,' says father

06 May 2022

Politics
Tajinder Bagga arrest: 'Couldn't even wear turban,' says father

BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police from his Delhi residence on Friday morning.

Modi's mimic Shyam Rangeela joins AAP for 'politics of work'

06 May 2022

Politics
Modi's mimic Shyam Rangeela joins AAP for 'politics of work'

Comedian Shyam Rangeela, who rose to fame with mimicry of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Rajasthan on Thursday.

Punjab Police arrests BJP leader Tajinder Bagga from Delhi

06 May 2022

Politics
Punjab Police arrests BJP leader Tajinder Bagga from Delhi

The Punjab Police on Friday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his Delhi residence.

Delhi: Subsidized electricity to become optional from October 1

05 May 2022

India
Delhi: Subsidized electricity to become optional from October 1

Delhi government on Thursday announced that subsidized electricity will be provided only to those who request it.

'Less than a day's coal left,' warns Delhi government

30 Apr 2022

India
'Less than a day's coal left,' warns Delhi government

Delhi is staring at a power crisis in the sweltering heat as the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) government warned of disruptions in power supply to several crucial services on Friday.

Delhi: Punjab CM Mann visits schools, hospitals; to sign MOUs

25 Apr 2022

Politics
Delhi: Punjab CM Mann visits schools, hospitals; to sign MOUs

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Monday visited schools and hospitals in the national capital to know about the "Delhi model" and implement it in Punjab.

Delhi's Ashram Underpass opening tomorrow; traffic advisory issued: Details here

23 Apr 2022

India
Delhi's Ashram Underpass opening tomorrow; traffic advisory issued: Details here

Delhi's Ashram Underpass project, which has been plagued by several delays, is finally expected to see the light of day on Sunday.

Will Kumar Vishwas be arrested for 'hate speech' against Kejriwal?

20 Apr 2022

Politics
Will Kumar Vishwas be arrested for 'hate speech' against Kejriwal?

Noted poet and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas appears to be in hot water for his fiery statements regarding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this year.

COVID-19: Delhi plans to bring back Rs. 500 no-mask fine

17 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: Delhi plans to bring back Rs. 500 no-mask fine

Following an increase in COVID-19 cases, Delhi's Health Department is reportedly planning to reintroduce penalties for violations of COVID-19-appropriate behavior.

Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

17 Apr 2022

India
Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

Communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Saturday evening after alleged stone-pelting at a Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra procession.

Punjab: 300 units free electricity to every household from July

16 Apr 2022

India
Punjab: 300 units free electricity to every household from July

The common man in Punjab can breathe a sigh of relief as the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) state government has announced that domestic customers can get 300 units of free electricity starting July 1.

Delhi: Student, teacher test positive for COVID-19; classmates sent home

14 Apr 2022

India
Delhi: Student, teacher test positive for COVID-19; classmates sent home

A private school in Delhi on Thursday reported two COVID-19 cases—with a student and a teacher testing positive—prompting the authorities to send the primary contacts home.

Kejriwal says 'India important, not me' after BJP vandalizes house

31 Mar 2022

Politics
Kejriwal says 'India important, not me' after BJP vandalizes house

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, a day after BJP workers vandalized his residence for his comments regarding The Kashmir Files movie.

Kejriwal's residence vandalized, AAP says BJP wants to 'murder' him

30 Mar 2022

Politics
Kejriwal's residence vandalized, AAP says BJP wants to 'murder' him

Surrounded by controversy over his remark on the Bollywood film 'The Kashmir Files', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence was vandalized on Wednesday.

Ten AAP MLAs sworn in as ministers in Punjab cabinet

19 Mar 2022

Politics
Ten AAP MLAs sworn in as ministers in Punjab cabinet

Ten MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took oath as cabinet ministers in the newly-elected Punjab government induction ceremony on Saturday.

CM Bhagwat Mann announces dedicated anti-corruption helpline for Punjab

17 Mar 2022

Politics
CM Bhagwat Mann announces dedicated anti-corruption helpline for Punjab

Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced an anti-corruption helpline for the state.

Bhagwant Mann to take oath as CM on March 16

12 Mar 2022

Politics
Bhagwant Mann to take oath as CM on March 16

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann is set to take oath as Punjab's Chief Minister on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's native village near Nawanshahar.

Delhi: Massive fire breaks out in Gokulpuri area; 7 dead

12 Mar 2022

Delhi
Delhi: Massive fire breaks out in Gokulpuri area; 7 dead

At least seven people died and nearly 30 shanties were burned down after a massive fire broke out in Delhi's Gokulpuri area on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

After winning Punjab, AAP to focus on Gujarat, Himachal

11 Mar 2022

Politics
After winning Punjab, AAP to focus on Gujarat, Himachal

After its huge victory in the Punjab elections, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on its "radar," said party leader Akshay Marathe.

Delhi lifts night curfew, other curbs as COVID-19 cases dip

25 Feb 2022

India
Delhi lifts night curfew, other curbs as COVID-19 cases dip

The government of Delhi has decided to lift various restrictions as cases of the coronavirus continue to fall.

'World's sweetest terrorist': Arvind Kejriwal reacts to separatist allegation

18 Feb 2022

Politics
'World's sweetest terrorist': Arvind Kejriwal reacts to separatist allegation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit back at his political rivals for accusing him of supporting separatism in Punjab.

Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark strikes controversy; Opposition slams Priyanka

16 Feb 2022

Politics
Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark strikes controversy; Opposition slams Priyanka

Congress has landed into another controversy after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he won't let "UP, Bihar Ke Bhaiya" enter the state.

Delhi schools reopening: Focus on well-being for first two weeks

13 Feb 2022

Delhi
Delhi schools reopening: Focus on well-being for first two weeks

As schools for nursery to class 8 are reopening in Delhi from Monday, they will be focusing on turn-out, learning level assessment, and well-being, rather than the syllabus for the first two weeks.

Kejriwal reacts to PM's statement on migrant crisis during lockdown

08 Feb 2022

Politics
Kejriwal reacts to PM's statement on migrant crisis during lockdown

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday vehemently opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on migrant exodus during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

Congress to announce CM face in Punjab soon: Rahul Gandhi

28 Jan 2022

Politics
Congress to announce CM face in Punjab soon: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party will soon name a Chief Minister candidate in poll-bound Punjab, adding the decision will be taken by the party workers.

Delhi lifts weekend curfew, other curbs as COVID-19 cases dip

27 Jan 2022

India
Delhi lifts weekend curfew, other curbs as COVID-19 cases dip

The government of Delhi on Thursday decided to lift various coronavirus-related curbs as the pandemic situation improves in the national capital.

Delhi's weekend curfew to stay as L-G rejects government's plan

21 Jan 2022

India
Delhi's weekend curfew to stay as L-G rejects government's plan

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday rejected several recommendations sent by the city government in view of the declining COVID-19 cases.

Goa elections: AAP names Amit Palekar as its CM face

19 Jan 2022

Politics
Goa elections: AAP names Amit Palekar as its CM face

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday named Amit Palekar as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly polls in Goa.

'Won't impose lockdown if…' what Delhi CM said on COVID-19

09 Jan 2022

Delhi
'Won't impose lockdown if…' what Delhi CM said on COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said that his government has no intention to impose a lockdown in the national capital.

Chandigarh municipal polls: AAP wins 14 seats; BJP takes 12

27 Dec 2021

Politics
Chandigarh municipal polls: AAP wins 14 seats; BJP takes 12

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the most seats in the Chandigarh municipal elections on Monday, pushing the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to second place.

Sidhu joins Delhi teachers' protest outside Kejriwal's residence

05 Dec 2021

Politics
Sidhu joins Delhi teachers' protest outside Kejriwal's residence

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday joined a protest by Delhi's guest teachers outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

Petrol prices in Delhi cut by Rs. 8 per liter

01 Dec 2021

India
Petrol prices in Delhi cut by Rs. 8 per liter

The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to slash Value-Added Tax (VAT) on petrol from 30% to 19.4%.

Delhi schools shut for a week over severe air pollution

13 Nov 2021

India
Delhi schools shut for a week over severe air pollution

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said schools in the city will shift completely to offline classes for a week starting Monday.

Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

06 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

The Delhi government has launched some emergency measures to curb air pollution in the national capital, which has risen to alarming levels after Diwali.

Delhi staring at blackouts if coal supply not restored soon

09 Oct 2021

India
Delhi staring at blackouts if coal supply not restored soon

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain today said there could be a blackout in the national capital in the next two days if coal supplies to power plants are not improved.

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