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Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

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.

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

29 Oct 2020

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

The air quality in Delhi fell into the 'severe' category on Thursday as residents awoke to a thick smog blanketing the national capital.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

17 Feb 2020

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

After Arvind Kejriwal took charge as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Monday, the portfolio allocation for the Cabinet was finalized.

Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

16 Feb 2020

Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third time on Sunday and delivered a speech to impress his voters and political opponents alike.

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

16 Feb 2020

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time today.

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

09 Feb 2020

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party after the exit polls for the Assembly elections were announced.

Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

30 Mar 2019

Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

For weeks now, political circles have been busy with a question: Will they, won't they? The "they" signifying a probable alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for the ensuing summer elections. More so because AAP has been Congress' staunch critic.

Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances

20 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances

With general elections starting in less than a month, Congress has still not announced alliances in Bihar and J&K, hinting that the party is in soup.

#Elections2019: AAP releases song, makes full-statehood for Delhi principal agenda

07 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: AAP releases song, makes full-statehood for Delhi principal agenda

The Aam Aadmi Party launched a song yesterday to establish that Delhi's full statehood will be their central agenda for the 2019 elections.

Lok Sabha elections: AAP announces candidates for Delhi seats

02 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: AAP announces candidates for Delhi seats

Ending speculations of an alliance with the Congress, the Aam Admi Party announced the names of party candidates on six of seven seats today in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

AAP to hold campaign highlighting BJP's 'injustice' on full-statehood issue

20 Feb 2019

AAP to hold campaign highlighting BJP's 'injustice' on full-statehood issue

CM Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to PM Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi, an issue that the ruling AAP is expected to raise in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in an emphatic manner.

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

13 Feb 2019

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Delhi: Court dismisses plea seeking FIR against Kejriwal, others

01 Oct 2018

Delhi: Court dismisses plea seeking FIR against Kejriwal, others

A court in New Delhi has refused to direct the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, and others for wrongfully restraining and criminally intimidating a person during their sit-in protest at the Lt Governor's (LG) office in June.

Another face-off looming in Delhi? Kejriwal plans Bengaluru-trip, bureaucrats worried

21 Jun 2018

Another face-off looming in Delhi? Kejriwal plans Bengaluru-trip, bureaucrats worried

Two days after a months-long stand-off between the Delhi government and bureaucracy seemingly ended, things are looking uncertain once again.

Kejriwal ends sit-in-protest at L-G office; IAS-officers returning to work

19 Jun 2018

Kejriwal ends sit-in-protest at L-G office; IAS-officers returning to work

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has finally ended his nine-day sit-in protest at Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal's office as the IAS officers on strike are now returning to work, according to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

Delhi: Sisodia hospitalized; health deteriorates as hunger strike enters 6-day

18 Jun 2018

Delhi: Sisodia hospitalized; health deteriorates as hunger strike enters 6-day

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has been on hunger strike since June 13 at the Lieutenant Governor's office, was on Monday taken to hospital after his health deteriorated, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition is stable: LNJP Hospital

18 Jun 2018

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition is stable: LNJP Hospital

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition is stable even as he is kept in ICU of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital.

AAP's Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia hospitalized on Day-6 of hunger-strike

18 Jun 2018

AAP's Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia hospitalized on Day-6 of hunger-strike

Six days after launching an indefinite hunger strike, Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain was rushed to hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated.

Delhi: Metro stations closed, security upped ahead of AAP's march

17 Jun 2018

Delhi: Metro stations closed, security upped ahead of AAP's march

Five stations of the Delhi Metro have been shut down for the day for AAP's planned protest march to PM Narendra Modi's residence.

Is Rahul Gandhi supporting BJP, asks protesting Arvind Kejriwal

16 Jun 2018

Is Rahul Gandhi supporting BJP, asks protesting Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is continuing his sit-in protest at L-G Anil Baijal's office, asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to reveal if he is actually supporting Bharatiya Janata Party.

PM, L-G refuse to intervene as AAP protest enters Day-5

15 Jun 2018

PM, L-G refuse to intervene as AAP protest enters Day-5

The political drama in Delhi shows no signs of ending. The Center and L-G Anil Baijal have continued to remain mum, even as protests by AAP entered Day-5.

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

14 Jun 2018

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.

As sit-in protest enters third-day, Kejriwal trains guns on Modi

13 Jun 2018

As sit-in protest enters third-day, Kejriwal trains guns on Modi

As Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's at the L-G's office entered Day-3, the AAP chief trained his guns on PM Narendra Modi.

Kejriwal's visit to L-G's office turns into nightstay, indefinite fast

12 Jun 2018

Kejriwal's visit to L-G's office turns into nightstay, indefinite fast

A visit by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal to Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's office yesterday turned into a nightstay, as they refused to leave till their demands were met.

Delhi BJP alleges labor fund scam, ACB registers case

09 May 2018

Delhi BJP alleges labor fund scam, ACB registers case

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday alleged that AAP workers were being registered as construction laborers to misuse labor welfare fund and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and minister Gopal Rai are responsible for it.

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

22 Feb 2018

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.

Delhi's New-Year gift: One common card for metro, bus travel

05 Dec 2017

Delhi's New-Year gift: One common card for metro, bus travel

After several failed deadlines, Delhiites might finally get a common mobility card for the Delhi Metro and DTC buses this New Year.

AAP to stage nationwide protests on first demonetization anniversary

05 Nov 2017

AAP to stage nationwide protests on first demonetization anniversary

The Aam Aadmi Party will observe November 8, the day PM Narendra Modi demonetized Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes last year, as 'Fraud Day'.

AAP plans cabinet reshuffle, Sisodia might lose revenue

18 Jul 2017

AAP plans cabinet reshuffle, Sisodia might lose revenue

With plans to strengthen its base in rural Delhi, the AAP is considering a cabinet reshuffle. The changes are likely to bring Law and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to the forefront.

MCD 2017 Results: Who said what

26 Apr 2017

MCD 2017 Results: Who said what

Three hours after counting for the MCD elections started, the BJP was gaining massive ground, ahead from its rivals AAP and Congress in 180 seats out of 272.

Delhi bird flu death toll hits 77

31 Oct 2016

Delhi bird flu death toll hits 77

Authorities recovered four dead crows from Shakti Sthal, taking the death toll of birds afflicted by avian influenza to 77.

Delhi Bird flu death toll hits 73

29 Oct 2016

Delhi Bird flu death toll hits 73

Three more birds died of suspected avian influenza, two at Shakti Sthal and one at Paschim Vihar DDA Park, taking the total death toll to 73.

Bird flu: Experts wary of migratory birds

26 Oct 2016

Bird flu: Experts wary of migratory birds

The incoming flock of migratory birds in the capital has made experts apprehensive about the spread of the H5N1 virus.

17 more ducks die in Delhi's Deer Park

24 Oct 2016

17 more ducks die in Delhi's Deer Park

Sources stated that 17 more ducks have died of suspected bird flu in Delhi's Deer Park, adding to the 6 birds that had died of the disease earlier.

Delhi Government: Safe to eat chicken

23 Oct 2016

Delhi Government: Safe to eat chicken

State development minister Gopal Rai announced that the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal had ascertained that the dead birds had the H5N8 virus (3 of 8) and not the feared H5N1.

Bird flue scare shuts Deer Park in the capital

21 Oct 2016

Bird flue scare shuts Deer Park in the capital

On Thursday, the Deer Park in Hauz Khas, Delhi, was shut down on the suspicious death of two birds inside it.