A graduate of IIT Kharagpur, Arvind Kejriwal took to politics in 2012 launching the Aam Admi Party. His party won the Delhi Legislative elections in 2013, but he resigned from his post after 49 days due to being unable to pass anti corruption bill which he had proposed to pass. He is the current CM of Delhi after AAP won the 2015 assembly elections.
08 Dec 2020
Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies
In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.
07 Dec 2020
Kejriwal meets farmers at Singhu border; opposition supports tomorrow's shutdown
On Monday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid a visit at the Singhu border, where farmers have been protesting against three contentious farm laws for 12 days now, to review the arrangements.
30 Nov 2020
Kejriwal orders price cut for RT-PCR tests in private labs
Soon, RT-PCR tests, the more reliable mode to judge a coronavirus infection, would become cheaper in Delhi's private labs, revealed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.
24 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: PM Modi meets CMs, discusses vaccination drive
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held two virtual meetings — one involving Chief Ministers of eight states, worst hit by coronavirus, and another with CMs of all states to talk about the vaccination strategy.
24 Nov 2020
First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of eight states, where a large chunk of coronavirus cases are being reported from.
19 Nov 2020
Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever
A record 131 died in Delhi on Wednesday of coronavirus-linked complications, making yesterday's death tally the worst since the outbreak. A total of 7,943 have died so far.
18 Nov 2020
Delhi: Amid coronavirus surge, only 50 people allowed in weddings
The third wave of coronavirus continues unabated in Delhi, with the daily tally almost doubling in just 24 hours. On Monday, the National Capital registered 3,797 fresh cases; the number shot up to 6,396 on Tuesday.
17 Nov 2020
Delhi: With coronavirus cases rising, Kejriwal may impose partial lockdown
A day after a minister from the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government said the lockdown won't return, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted some markets could be shut down for a few days since coronavirus cases are rising in the National Capital.
16 Nov 2020
No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain
At a time when the national capital is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday clarified that the government would not be reimposing the lockdown.
16 Nov 2020
Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details
As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.
15 Nov 2020
Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
13 Nov 2020
CM Kejriwal blames air pollution for coronavirus spike in Delhi
Delhi is in midst of a third coronavirus wave after being battered by the first and second waves in June and September respectively. As the situation raised questions on the administration of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he blamed air pollution.
12 Nov 2020
Delhi allowed to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients
The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to reserve 80% of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals.
07 Nov 2020
In a first, Delhi logs over 7,000 new coronavirus cases
Delhi is buried under a heavy coronavirus caseload and on Friday made a new record by crossing the 7,000-mark for the first time since the outbreak.
06 Nov 2020
Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers
Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.
05 Nov 2020
Delhi bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread
Delhi has banned firecrackers in a bid to control the spread of air pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.
31 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
28 Oct 2020
Delhi schools to remain closed; more seats for higher education
Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
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.
03 Oct 2020
Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage
The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.
29 Sep 2020
In Delhi, mask-wearing rules flouted; over Rs. 1cr fine collected
Despite repeated statements from the government stressing on the importance of wearing masks, residents of Delhi seemingly don't care enough, data complied from last week shows.
26 Sep 2020
Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Centre over the issue of stubble burning, which poses a recurring headache for people in parts of North India, particularly the national capital.
24 Sep 2020
Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, was on Thursday diagnosed with dengue.
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.
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.
02 Sep 2020
Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal
Five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced Delhi Metro to shut operations, it will restart from Monday, September 7, as L-G Anil Baijal has approved a proposal of the state government, led by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, reports said on Wednesday.
30 Aug 2020
Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro
After a five-month pause, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to resume operations, with the Unlock 4.0 guidelines allowing phased resumption of metro rail services from September 7.
30 Aug 2020
Delhi strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines as infections rise again
The Delhi government has reportedly started deploying additional teams to enforce safety guidelines to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
22 Aug 2020
Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India
The Swachh Survekshan (Annual Survey of Cleanliness) 2020, whose results were announced on Thursday, found that areas that come under three civic bodies in Delhi are among the country's filthiest places.
12 Aug 2020
After dip, coronavirus cases rising again in Delhi
After a brief lull in the rise of coronavirus cases, the numbers have started climbing up again in Delhi, with over 1,000 cases being reported almost daily.
06 Aug 2020
Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU
A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Delhi, the police said on Thursday. The minor underwent surgery after the brutal sexual assault which reportedly left her bleeding constantly.
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.
27 Jul 2020
Delhi launches dedicated portal to help people find jobs
As the COVID-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands of people jobless, struggling for their monthly salaries, the Delhi government has embarked on a mission to help them get back to work.
25 Jul 2020
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, informed on Saturday that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.
15 Jul 2020
India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh
India recorded yet another spike in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally across the country to 9,36,181, data from Union Health Ministry revealed earlier in the day.
08 Jul 2020
Jharkhand: CM Soren self-isolates after minister, MLA test coronavirus positive
As coronavirus moves unabated, ripping the world apart, politicians too are getting infected. The latest Indian politician to go into home quarantine, as a precautionary measure is Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
05 Jul 2020
Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.
04 Jul 2020
Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across India, the latest data from Union Health Ministry confirms. In the last 24 hours, a record 22,771 fresh cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 6,48,315.
29 Jun 2020
Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients
In light of a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, Delhi is moving to set up a plasma bank.
28 Jun 2020
Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.