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

Delhi govt to launch 'Film Policy' with single-window clearance

13 May 2022

Delhi
Delhi govt to launch 'Film Policy' with single-window clearance

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.

Delhi: BJP councilor bans 'religious attire' in South MCD schools

25 Feb 2022

Delhi
Delhi: BJP councilor bans 'religious attire' in South MCD schools

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."

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.

Delhi schools to reopen for all classes from November 1

27 Oct 2021

India
Delhi schools to reopen for all classes from November 1

All schools in national capital Delhi have been allowed to reopen for students of all classes from Monday.

Kejriwal launches 'Dekho Hamari Delhi' app

27 Sep 2021

Delhi
Kejriwal launches 'Dekho Hamari Delhi' app

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.

Delhi: 260 private liquor vends to shut after October 1

21 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: 260 private liquor vends to shut after October 1

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.

UP: AAP promises 300 units of free electricity, 24X7 supply

16 Sep 2021

Politics
UP: AAP promises 300 units of free electricity, 24X7 supply

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.

Delhi schools to reopen from September 1. Check details

27 Aug 2021

India
Delhi schools to reopen from September 1. Check details

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reopen schools in a phased manner from September.

Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

20 Aug 2021

Delhi
Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

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.

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia acquitted in Chief Secretary's assault case

11 Aug 2021

Politics
Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia acquitted in Chief Secretary's assault case

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.

Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

21 Jul 2021

India
Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

The central government is drawing fire from the Opposition for its controversial statement in the Parliament's Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Delhi out of Covishield stock, many vaccine centers shut today

13 Jul 2021

India
Delhi out of Covishield stock, many vaccine centers shut today

Delhi has run out of its Covishield vaccine stock, forcing several government-run coronavirus vaccination centers to remain closed today.

Singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire made Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy

09 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire made Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy

Famous Bollywood playback singer and lyricist Swanand Kirkire has been appointed as the Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy.

Report on Delhi inflating oxygen requirement doesn't exist: Manish Sisodia

25 Jun 2021

India
Report on Delhi inflating oxygen requirement doesn't exist: Manish Sisodia

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.

Comparing pizza delivery with delivering ration a vulgar joke: BJP

24 Jun 2021

Delhi
Comparing pizza delivery with delivering ration a vulgar joke: BJP

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."

With 89 cases, Delhi records lowest single-day spike this year

21 Jun 2021

Delhi
With 89 cases, Delhi records lowest single-day spike this year

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.

Families of six deceased bravehearts to get Rs. one crore

19 Jun 2021

Delhi
Families of six deceased bravehearts to get Rs. one crore

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.

Delhi government sets up vaccine center for people traveling abroad

14 Jun 2021

Delhi
Delhi government sets up vaccine center for people traveling abroad

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.

Second drive-through vaccination camp inaugurated in Delhi

28 May 2021

Delhi
Second drive-through vaccination camp inaugurated in Delhi

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.

Allocate Delhi's surplus oxygen to other states, government tells Centre

13 May 2021

Delhi
Allocate Delhi's surplus oxygen to other states, government tells Centre

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.

Bharat Biotech has refused additional COVAXIN doses to Delhi: Sisodia

12 May 2021

India
Bharat Biotech has refused additional COVAXIN doses to Delhi: Sisodia

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.

2,700 beds for COVID-19 patients will be added in Delhi

20 Apr 2021

Delhi
2,700 beds for COVID-19 patients will be added in Delhi

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.

Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

23 Mar 2021

Delhi
Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

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.

Delhi lowers legal drinking age from 25 to 21

22 Mar 2021

India
Delhi lowers legal drinking age from 25 to 21

The legal drinking age in Delhi has been lowered from 25 to 21, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday.

Delhi: 500 flag masts to mark 75 years of independence

09 Mar 2021

Delhi
Delhi: 500 flag masts to mark 75 years of independence

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 government allocates Rs. 50 crore for free COVID-19 shots

09 Mar 2021

Delhi
Delhi government allocates Rs. 50 crore for free COVID-19 shots

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 Budget 2021: Rs. 16,377 crore allocated for education

09 Mar 2021

Delhi
Delhi Budget 2021: Rs. 16,377 crore allocated for education

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today presented the annual Budget 2021-2022 of the Delhi government in the legislative Assembly.

Delhi schools to reopen for Classes IX, XI next week

29 Jan 2021

India
Delhi schools to reopen for Classes IX, XI next week

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.

We are with you: Arvind Kejriwal tells Rakesh Tikait

29 Jan 2021

Politics
We are with you: Arvind Kejriwal tells Rakesh Tikait

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.

Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

20 Jan 2021

Delhi
Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

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.

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

13 Jan 2021

India
Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

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.

BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

10 Dec 2020

Politics
BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home was allegedly attacked by a mob of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters on Thursday.

Delhi: Amid coronavirus surge, only 50 people allowed in weddings

18 Nov 2020

India
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.

Delhi schools to remain closed; more seats for higher education

28 Oct 2020

India
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.

Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31: Manish Sisodia

04 Oct 2020

India
Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31: Manish Sisodia

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.

Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue

24 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

28 Aug 2020

Entertainment
Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.

COVID-19: Students demand postponement of JEE-Main, NEET amid pandemic

23 Aug 2020

India
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.

CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

07 Jul 2020

India
CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the curriculum for school students of Classes IX to XII.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

India
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.

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