JANTAR MANTAR

  • Arvind Kejriwal invites mentor Anna Hazare to Secretariat to deliver a motivational talk to MLAs 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a reverential gesture, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited activist Anna Hazare to the Government Secretariat on Wednesday and asked him to interact with legislators, ministers and officials through a motivational talk. The AAP leader extended the invitation while sharing a stage with the Gandhian on...
  • Arvind Kejriwal returns to Jantar Mantar after 4 years to join his 'guru' Anna Hazare's protest 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After a gap of almost four years, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal returned to Jantar Mantar to support his 'guru' and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. Kejriwal on Tuesday joined Hazare's agitation against the changes introduced in Land Acquisition Bill. It was Kejriwal's first protest...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal to participate in Anna Hazare's protest February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will join social activist Anna Hazare in his protest against the land ordinance on Tuesday at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Kejriwal, who was Anna's lieutenant in the anti-corruption movement three years ago, came to the Maharashtra Sadan and met the Gandhian for the...
  • BJP no different from Congress, the two hand-in-glove over land acquisition: Anna February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday hit out at the Centre for what he called an 'anti-farmer' legislation. He alleged that the BJP and the Congress were in cahoots over the issue pushed for the government to bring back the land law passed by the UPA government. On Monday,...
  • 'How can government take away irrigated land of farmers?': Anna Hazare February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who is protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Land Acquisition Bill, has objected to the provision of government taking away irrigated land of the farmers. Just before starting his protest at Jantar Mantaer in New Delhi, Hazare said, "How can...
  • Rahul welcome to join protest, but cannot share stage: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A day before launching a protest in Delhi against what he termed the "anti-farmer" land ordinance, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but would have to sit with the common man. The 77-year-old Gandhian also said that Delhi...
  • Aam Aadmi Party leaders willing to join Anna Hazare protest February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Friday said its leaders were willing to join Anna Hazare's protest against the amendments made in the Land Acquistion Act if the veteran social activist wants them to do so. "Anna has always maintained that he does not share any platform with any political party. Till...
  • Delhi: Anna Hazare to protest in Jantar Mantar against land ordinance February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare will hold a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in February against the recent amendments in the Land Acquisition Act by the Centre. The agitation will be supported by several farmers' organisations and many other social activists including Medha Patkar will participate in it. "The two-day protest...
  • Delhi witnesses 130 per cent rise in dharnas January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi witnessed around 130 per cent rise in dharnas while 60 per cent increase was also reported in numbers of demonstrations held by various groups and political parties in the last one year. According to Delhi Police's annual report, in 2013, 1,836 dharnas and strikes were held while 4,170...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...
  • Self-styled godman Baba Rampal supporters protest in Delhi November 18, 2014

    Followers of self-styled godman Baba Rampal are holding demonstrations at Delhi's Jantar Mantar in protest of the court orders against him. ...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • Delhi: ONGC joins 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', adopts Jantar Mantar November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has adopted the historic monument 'Jantar Mantar' as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. With this initiative, ONGC and its employees will maintain cleanliness in and around the heritage monument, the company said in a press...
  • Irom Sharmila taken to AIIMS due to deteriorating condition October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A retired Delhi Police officer told a court here that rights activist Irom Sharmila, facing trial for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006, was shifted to a hospital after her health condition had deteriorated during the fast. Deposing as a prosecution witness, Delhi Police's retired...
  • Kashmiri Pandits march seeking rehabilitation October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Kashmiri Pandits took out a rally demanding their rehabilitation and a concrete plan for the same. The protesters tried to march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate, but police prevented them from doing so. Police had detained 28 protesters when they refused to budge. Bhim Singh,...
  • Delhi: Police lathicharge Youth Congress workers September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Clashes broke out between Youth Congress workers and the Delhi Police on Thursday afternoon while the former were holding their 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' to expose the failures of BJP-led NDA government. Incident took place at Jantar Mantar where police lathicharged the Youth Congress workers in a bid to disperse...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • Delhi: UPSC aspirants allege police restrictions August 5, 2014

    New Delhi:Scores of UPSC aspirants, who are staging protest at Jantar Mantar against CSAT, on Tuesday alleged that police have held most of the students "hostage" in Mukherjee Nagar area and are not allowing them to participate in the demonstrations. "We are planning to widen our protest against the current CSAT...
  • Erickshaw drivers hold protest at Jantar Mantar August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of erickshaw drivers on Saturday held a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar demanding the city government to allow plying of the batteryoperated vehicles in the national capital. The protesters gathered in the heart of the city and voiced their concern on the issue. There are around 70,000 batteryoperated...
  • UPSC examination row: NSUI to hold hunger strike today at Jantar Mantar July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Public Service Commission row is likely to gain more momentum with Congress's student wing, National Students Union of India scheduled to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Sunday. As many as 20 protesting students were arrested on Saturday for blocking roads in...
  • NSUI activists stage dharna against CSAT at Jantar Mantar July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of NSUI activists on Saturday staged dharna at Jantar Mantar in protest against the issuance of admit card to applicants by UPSC, demanding the scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Tests (CSAT). Protestors led by NSUI National Gen Secretary Mohit Sharma and Delhi State President Vikas Chhikara also raised...
  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • Badaun murder: Victims' family to protest at Jantar Mantar July 7, 2014

    Badaun: The family and relatives of the Badaun rape victim will be holding a protest on Tuesday at Delhi's Jantar Mantar from 9 AM onwards. The mysterious death of the two teenage girls who were found hanging from a mango tree after been allegedly gangraped on May 27 this year...
  • Protest at Jantar Mantar over violence in Iraq June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of people on Saturday took part in a protest against the outbreak of violence in Iraq and urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in the wartorn country. Braving the scorching sun, about 200 people gathered for the protest at Jantar Mantar under...
  • Delhi: Left leaders protest against alleged poll rigging in Bengal May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Left parties held a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Wednesday over alleged rigging and violence in West Bengal during Lok Sabha elections. Despite high voters turnout across the state, elections in Bengal were marred by clashes betweeb the Left and Trinamool Congress workers. After a clash...
  • Man who blackened Yadav's face says wanted to smear ink on Kejriwal March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav's face was blackened at Jantar Mantar, the attacker claimed that he wanted to smear ink on former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. "I wanted to smear ink on Kejriwal but I put it on Yogendra instead," said attacker Sagar Bhandari, who...
  • Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav's face blackened at Jantar Mantar March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav faced an embarrassment in Delhi on Sunday when a man smeared ink on his face during an event to mark Women's Day at Jantar Mantar. Yadav was speaking to media persons when a person wearing an AAP cap and a badge came...
  • UP: Over 200 doctors at Agra hospital resign, Mulayam chides Akhilesh March 4, 2014

    Lucknow: The doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh is turning worse by the moment. More than 200 doctors at the Agra Medical College resigned on Tuesday demanding justice for the junior doctors who were thrashed and beaten up by the police after an altercation by Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki on...
  • Jagan Reddy detained by Delhi Police, protest stalled February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: YSR Congress Chief and Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy alongwith his supporters has been detained from Jantar Mantar while he along with his supporters was protesting against the Centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. The protest by Jagan and nearly his 4,000 supporters in Delhi comes ahead of the...
  • Jagan Reddy to stage antiTelangana protest at Jantar Mantar today February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh leaders are continuing their opposition to the bifurcation of the state. YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy will stage a protest at Ramlila Maidan on Monday. Close to 7,000 party workers and leaders would sit on a dharna with Jagan. On Sunday Jagan met Third Front...