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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Kejriwal orders price cut for RT-PCR tests in private labs

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.

Coronavirus: PM Modi meets CMs, discusses vaccination drive

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.

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

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.

Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever

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.

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

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.

Delhi: With coronavirus cases rising, Kejriwal may impose partial lockdown

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.

No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

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.

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

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.

Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi

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.

CM Kejriwal blames air pollution for coronavirus spike 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.

Delhi allowed to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

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.

In a first, Delhi logs over 7,000 new coronavirus cases

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.

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 bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread

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.

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

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.

Delhi schools to remain closed; more seats for higher education

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.

Fighting air pollution amid coronavirus: Kejriwal's government prepares seven-point-plan

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.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

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.

In Delhi, mask-wearing rules flouted; over Rs. 1cr fine collected

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.

Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech

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.

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

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.

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

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.

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

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.

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

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.

Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro

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.

Delhi strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines as infections rise again

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.

Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India

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.

After dip, coronavirus cases rising again in Delhi

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.

Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU

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.

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.