Articles about Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia is an Indian politician from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). As of 2021, he is the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and holds several key portfolios in the Arvind Kejriwal government, such as Education, Finance, Services, Excise, GST, and Vigilance, among others. Sisodia was a journalist and a social activist before he entered politics. He had worked as a radio presenter at All India Radio and a journalist with Zee News. He later quit journalism to participate in the Right to Information (RTI) movement and was instrumental in drafting the RTI Act. Sisodia joined Kejriwal in the 2011 Anna Hazare-led Jan Lokpal Bill agitation. He was one of the founding members of AAP, established in 2012. He contested his first election in 2013 from Patparganj and went on to win a seat in the Legislative Assembly. Though AAP came into power and Kejriwal became Delhi’s Chief Minister in 2013, he resigned from the post in 2014, and President’s rule was imposed. Assembly polls were conducted again in 2014, and Sisodia was re-elected from Patparganj. He was then assigned major responsibilities like that of the Deputy Chief Minister and several other ministries. He is known for his insistence on enhancing the education system. In a historic move, as the Finance Minister, he allotted 25% of the state budget toward education in 2015 and every year since then. https://twitter.com/msisodia
13 May 2022Delhi
The Delhi government's new film policy, which will provide producers with discounts and subsidies on hospitality services, will be unveiled on Friday, said officials.
25 Feb 2022Delhi
The chairperson of the education committee of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, BJP councilor Nitika Sharma, has written to officials to ensure that no student comes to MCD schools in "religious attire."
13 Feb 2022Delhi
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.
27 Oct 2021India
All schools in national capital Delhi have been allowed to reopen for students of all classes from Monday.
27 Sep 2021Delhi
On World Tourism Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mobile app that provides information about tourist spots along with their brief history, popular local cuisines, market places, and heritage walks in the national capital.
21 Sep 2021Delhi
With new retail licenses coming into force from mid-November, no liquor vends will open in 105 of the 272 municipal wards of Delhi from October 1, officials said on Monday.
16 Sep 2021Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday promised that if it is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, its government will provide 300 units of electricity free of cost to all domestic consumers, waive outstanding bills of 38 lakh families and ensure 24-hour power supply.
27 Aug 2021India
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reopen schools in a phased manner from September.
20 Aug 2021Delhi
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has again rejected the Delhi government's proposal to form a panel to "investigate deaths due to oxygen shortage" in Delhi.
11 Aug 2021Politics
A Delhi court has acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a 2018 case of alleged assault on then Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
21 Jul 2021India
The central government is drawing fire from the Opposition for its controversial statement in the Parliament's Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
13 Jul 2021India
Delhi has run out of its Covishield vaccine stock, forcing several government-run coronavirus vaccination centers to remain closed today.
09 Jul 2021Entertainment
Famous Bollywood playback singer and lyricist Swanand Kirkire has been appointed as the Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy.
25 Jun 2021India
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday denied claims that the city government "inflated" its medical oxygen needs at the height of the pandemic.
24 Jun 2021Delhi
Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday, saying comparing home delivery of pizzas with the doorstep delivery of ration for poor people is a "vulgar joke."
21 Jun 2021Delhi
The national capital on Monday recorded 89 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest so far this year and 11 deaths while the positivity rate dropped to 0.16 percent, according to data shared by the health department.
19 Jun 2021Delhi
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the families of six IAF, Delhi Police, and civil defense personnel who died in the line of duty will get an ex gratia of Rs. one crore, and asserted that the city government stood "shoulder-to-shoulder" with the kin of these bravehearts.
14 Jun 2021Delhi
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday inaugurated a special COVID-19 vaccination center at a city school for students, athletes, and people who have to travel abroad for work.
28 May 2021Delhi
A two-day drive-through vaccination camp for people in the age group of 18-44 years was inaugurated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in Saket on Thursday, officials said.
13 May 2021Delhi
Delhi's oxygen requirement has dipped from 700 MT a day to 582 MT and the government has written to the Centre that its surplus oxygen can be given to other states, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.
12 May 2021India
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has informed the Delhi government that it cannot provide "additional" doses of COVAXIN to the national capital.
20 Apr 2021Delhi
Around 2,700 beds will be added at hospitals and facilities in Delhi in the next few days for COVID-19 patients, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday, assuring people that there is no need to panic.
23 Mar 2021Delhi
The excise policy reforms, reducing the drinking age from 25 years to 21 years, are expected to prevent young people of Delhi from going to NCR cities to quench their thirst for alcohol, officials said.
Five hundred flag masts hoisting the Tricolour across Delhi, and programs on Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar are among the measures to be taken to mark 75 years of independence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday.
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that the government has allocated Rs. 50 crore for providing free of cost COVID-19 vaccine shots to the city's residents at state-run facilities, as he presented the seventh Budget of the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) government.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today presented the annual Budget 2021-2022 of the Delhi government in the legislative Assembly.
29 Jan 2021India
Schools in Delhi will be reopening for Classes IX and XI from next Friday, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday.
29 Jan 2021Politics
Three days after the violence at the farmers' tractor rally jolted Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), wrote a tweet in support of the agitation and also sent his ministers to assess the situation at different borders of the national capital.
20 Jan 2021Delhi
Delhi BJP leaders and workers demanded Rs. 13,000 crore dues from the Kejriwal Government for the party-ruled municipal corporations, displaying banners and posters at flyovers and foot overbridges in a protest across the city on Wednesday.
13 Jan 2021India
Shut since early last year due to coronavirus pandemic, Delhi schools will reopen from coming Monday, January 18, for Classes 10 and 12 in view of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams that will be held from May.
10 Dec 2020Politics
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home was allegedly attacked by a mob of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters on Thursday.
18 Nov 2020India
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.
28 Oct 2020India
Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
04 Oct 2020India
All schools in Delhi, both government and private, will continue to remain closed till October 31 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.
24 Sep 2020Politics
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, was on Thursday diagnosed with dengue.
28 Aug 2020Entertainment
Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.
23 Aug 2020India
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.
07 Jul 2020India
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the curriculum for school students of Classes IX to XII.
28 Jun 2020India
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.