Blog | IP Bajpai | Saturday March 11, 2017
On this day, Narendra Modi coloured the Ganga from source to Varanasi in saffron in an astonishing victory that recalls the sweep of the 2014 general election and clearly allows the BJP to set the political agenda until the next general election in 2019 without much opposition.
Offbeat | Written by Priyanka Pant | Saturday March 11, 2017
Saturday morning began and ended very differently than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had anticipated. Mr Kejriwal - who spent weeks away from Delhi to campaign mostly in Punjab and also in Goa - was, it was clear, preparing for victories in both states. Twitter erupted with reactions once the results were in, confirming huge losses for AAP.
India News | Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Saturday March 11, 2017
Navjot Singh Sidhu today credited his victory and that of his Congress party to Rahul Gandhi, Captain Amarinder Singh and Priyanka Gandhi, and launched into his characteristic stream of quotable quotes.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday March 11, 2017
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) began its day with celebrations that were not meant to be. The tricolour balloons and AR Rahman's "Jai Ho" blaring on loudspeakers outside chief Arvind Kejriwal's home in Delhi vanished two hours into the counting of votes for five states including Punjab and Goa, where AAP had anticipated victories. AAP workers were seen ...
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday March 11, 2017
The counting of votes was yet to start - but the Aam Aadmi Party is celebrating. Since dawn, several hours before the counting started, the area outside party chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's home in Delhi was seen decorated with balloons in saffron, white and green and a number of party flags. A giant television screen had the pride of t...
India News | Edited by Arun Nair | Saturday March 11, 2017
The BJP rode a Modi super-wave to a massive victory in Uttar Pradesh today, winning 312 of the state's 403 seats; its allies have won 13 seats for a grand total of 325. It's a triumph that will strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim to a second term in 2019. As jubilant party workers celebrated an early Holi, BJP chief Amit Shah credited t...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 11, 2017
In its first year, the Aam Aadmi Party government spent Rs 29 crore in releasing advertisements outside Delhi which was "beyond" its responsibility, a CAG report has found.
Opinion | Ashutosh | Saturday March 11, 2017
I know analysts will be ruthless in their assessment about AAP. Criticism is most welcome. But I want to say with all the humbleness at my command that AAP is here to stay in Indian politics. Those who think that AAP's future is bleak are going to be proven wrong again.
Opinion | Mihir Swarup Sharma | Friday March 10, 2017
Of course, these polls will be forgotten once the real results start coming in on Saturday. But nothing that they have revealed dents the meta-narrative that has been true for months, even years, now: that Narendra Modi is proceeding swiftly, with assistance from the AAP, towards his long-term goal of a Congress-mukt Bharat.
India News | Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Friday March 10, 2017
The first two exit polls for Punjab predict that the ruling Akali-BJP will be wiped out. The India-Today Axis poll for Punjab shows the Congress ahead with 62-71 of 117 seats, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at 42-51 seats. The Akali-BJP is given 4-7 seats.
India News | Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Friday March 10, 2017
At 5.30 pm, television channels began broadcasting exit polls for the five states that have voted. The picture for Uttar Pradesh is clear - the BJP wins the state, based on an aggregate of the polls - whereas in Punjab, it's a very close call with one poll forecasting a perfect tie for the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.
India News | NDTV News Desk | Thursday March 9, 2017
In a Facebook post, Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has a "strange obsession" with him and uses his name most.
Opinion | Ashutosh | Thursday March 9, 2017
In UP and Punjab, at stake is the reputation of two leaders, Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, one the reigning champion and the other the challenger. Separately, Rahul Gandhi has to prove that he is still politically relevant in the changed scenario.
Delhi News | NDTV News Desk | Thursday March 9, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal will not be able to make good on his promise to give Rs one crore to the family of an ex-soldier who had committed suicide in Delhi during a protest. The Delhi Chief Minister's decision has been rejected by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on technical grounds.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Wednesday March 8, 2017
Keeping its focus sharply on the social sector, the Aam Aadmi Party government on Wednesday proposed to spend one-fourth of Delhi's 48,000 crore budget on education over the next year, promising more classrooms, better food in schools and tablets for teachers to track the performance of their students. The budget - that come just ahead of municipa...
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 8, 2017
A Rs 48,000-crore budget for the national capital was today presented by the AAP government, laying major focus on improving transport, health, water distribution and education infrastructure
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday March 8, 2017
On the second day of his cross-examination at the Delhi High Court in his defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley explained why he decided to sue the Delhi Chief Minister and not the others who had targeted him.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 6, 2017
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal residents of Delhi would now be able to apply online for various transport department services.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 6, 2017
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra.
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas | Monday March 6, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has sued the Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for defamation, was cross-examined today by fellow lawyer Ram Jethmalani at a court in Delhi. In course of a back-and-forth that went on for hours, Mr Jaitley was asked to explain how he called the damage to his reputation "irreparable and unquantifiable" and wh...
Offbeat | Written By Meghna Nijhawan | Monday March 6, 2017
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has an ambitious plan - to turn Delhi into London. Chief Minister promised to make the capital look like London in a year if his party wins the civic body polls
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 6, 2017
AAP will make Delhi look like London if voted to power in the upcoming MCD Election 2017, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, promising to clean up the national capital.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Saturday March 4, 2017
The Election Commission's hearing for final arguments to decide the fate of 21 Aam Aadmi Party legislators in Delhi accused of violating the office of profit rule will be held on March 16, days after the commission completes the ongoing election process for five states. The 21 lawmakers were appointed as parliamentary secretaries to ministers in th...
Delhi News | Written by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor | Saturday March 4, 2017
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a 37 per cent hike in minimum wages in the national capital, pitching it as the biggest raise for workers.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday March 3, 2017
New Delhi: Delhi residents can avail free radiology tests in 21 private labs after they are referred from Delhi’s government hospitals. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday announced that another scheme would be rolled out in a week under which surgeries could also be done in private hospitals for free. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gover...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 1, 2017
The Delhi High Court today dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking details of bank accounts, tax returns and other financial records of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who has filed a defamation suit against him.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday February 28, 2017
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed the Delhi Fire Service to pay overtime to its employees.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday February 26, 2017
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed Delhi Police for showing alleged laxity in handling the clashes at Delhi University's Ramjas College and alleged that the police force has turned into an "agent" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
India News | Reported by Sidharth Pandey | Saturday February 25, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should be asked to provide details of his income, along with income tax, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a petition today in the Delhi High Court. The Aam Aadmi Party chief also sought bank statements of Mr Jaitley's wife, daughter and son-in-law from 1999-2014.
India News | NDTV News Desk | Wednesday February 22, 2017
A man in Delhi who withdrew four 2,000-rupee notes from an ATM was shocked to see, at a closer glance, that it had been issued by the "Children Bank Of India".