Arvind Kejriwal

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.

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Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC, questions AAP

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.

Delhi launches dedicated portal to help people find jobs

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.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus

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.

India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh

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.

Jharkhand: CM Soren self-isolates after minister, MLA test coronavirus positive

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.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

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.

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

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.

Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients

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.

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

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.

Deepika Singh thanks Delhi government after mother recovers from COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

Deepika Singh thanks Delhi government after mother recovers from COVID-19

Earlier this month, television actor Deepika Singh had appealed to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government to get her mother admitted to a hospital there, after she was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

26 Jun 2020

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

In numerous media interactions and interviews, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated Delhi won't become New York, the global epicenter of coronavirus, or Mumbai for that matter, where the largest number of cases of COVID-19 were concentrated in India.

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

25 Jun 2020

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

25 Jun 2020

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

The Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in Chattarpur is being turned into a COVID-19 facility, the largest one in Delhi, to deal with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

24 Jun 2020

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

22 Jun 2020

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

In light of surging COVID-19 cases, Delhi is looking to start random serological tests on its citizens.

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

20 Jun 2020

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

20 Jun 2020

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

AAP leader Atishi tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

AAP leader Atishi tests positive for coronavirus

Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi, who is a representative of Kalkaji Assembly constituency, Delhi, has tested positive for coronavirus, reports said on Wednesday.

Delhi's Taj Mansingh Hotel to reserve rooms for COVID-19 patients

16 Jun 2020

Delhi's Taj Mansingh Hotel to reserve rooms for COVID-19 patients

Delhi's Taj Mansingh Hotel has now been turned into a COVID-19 facility. The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered the five-star hotel to isolate all its rooms and accommodate patients of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

16 Jun 2020

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

Delhi won't be put under lockdown again, announces Arvind Kejriwal

15 Jun 2020

Delhi won't be put under lockdown again, announces Arvind Kejriwal

The lockdown put in place to keep coronavirus infections to a minimum will not return to Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, dismissing speculations sparked by the worrying rise in COVID-19 cases.

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

15 Jun 2020

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

TV actor seeks government's help, after mother tests coronavirus positive

13 Jun 2020

TV actor seeks government's help, after mother tests coronavirus positive

Popular television actor Deepika Singh, best known for playing the lead role in Star Plus serial Diya Aur Baati Hum, on Friday revealed that her mother has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

10 Jun 2020

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

10 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

Coronavirus cases in Delhi will reach 5.5 lakh by July end and 80,000 beds will be required, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday while taking into account the doubling rate.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for the coronavirus.

Delhi L-G overrules order to reserve hospitals for Delhi residents

08 Jun 2020

Delhi L-G overrules order to reserve hospitals for Delhi residents

After the Delhi government issued an order reserving hospitals in the city for "bonafide residents," Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday overruled the order.

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

08 Jun 2020

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

Delhi, which is seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus cases, has taken a "step" towards protecting its overwhelmed healthcare system by reserving beds in state-run and private hospitals only for residents, a move that has earned criticism for the AAP-led government.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal catches fever, coronavirus test soon

08 Jun 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal catches fever, coronavirus test soon

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell, has developed low fever, and a sore throat, reports said on Monday. He will be tested for coronavirus tomorrow.

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

08 Jun 2020

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

Delhi borders reopen tomorrow; hospital beds reserved for city residents

07 Jun 2020

Delhi borders reopen tomorrow; hospital beds reserved for city residents

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that Delhi's borders will reopen from Monday (June 8). The borders had earlier been sealed for a week.

Delhi Corona app: Hospitals claim 'no vacancy'; allege app issues

07 Jun 2020

Delhi Corona app: Hospitals claim 'no vacancy'; allege app issues

Amid reports of a data mismatch between the Delhi government and COVID-19 hospitals in the national capital regarding the availability of beds, several hospitals have reiterated that they have no beds available.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal warns private hospitals against 'black marketing of beds'

06 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Kejriwal warns private hospitals against 'black marketing of beds'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday warned private hospitals against the "black marketing of beds" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Beds and Delhi: Heartbreaking stories debunk Arvind Kejriwal's claims

05 Jun 2020

Beds and Delhi: Heartbreaking stories debunk Arvind Kejriwal's claims

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants residents to trust the government. He has repeatedly said Delhi won't become the next New York as it's four steps ahead in this battle.

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

05 Jun 2020

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

04 Jun 2020

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

With traffic snarls being reported on a daily basis from Delhi/NCR, the Supreme Court on Thursday stepped in, asking all three states — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana, to decide on a common policy for movement within a week.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

With a worrying surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi and allegations that Arvind Kejriwal's government isn't disclosing the actual statistics, the chief minister on Tuesday announced that a new mobile application has been launched to give information about the hospital beds in the National Capital.

Delhi's borders sealed for one week, announces Arvind Kejriwal

01 Jun 2020

Delhi's borders sealed for one week, announces Arvind Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that borders of the National Capital will remain sealed for one week, amid the rising cases of coronavirus.