Ramlila Grounds

  • Delhi: Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Ambedkar Nagar April 5, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a party rally at Ramlila Ground in Ambedkar Nagar in south Delhi constituency on Sunday. "The party is expecting a gathering of more than 40 thousand people at the rally and 1100 buses will be used to ferry people to the venue," Mukesh Sharma, chief...
  • AAP promises Assembly session at Ramlila ground for Janlokpal October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party, if voted to power, will hold a special Assembly session at Ramlila ground on December 29 to adopt Janlokpal Bill as proposed by antigraft activist Anna Hazare, its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said in New Delhi on Saturday. He said it would be a befitting reply...
  • BKS to hold massive rally at Delhi's Ramlila Grounds in September August 6, 2013

    The RSSaffiliated farmers' body, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), will organise a rally at Delhi's Ramlila Grounds on September 12 to push for five major demands, a BKS leader said. "The Sangh will organise a massive rally in support of its five major demands including making agriculture a profitable venture on the...
  • Delhi: Several markets to remain closed today March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Most markets in Delhi will remain closed on Thursday. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) have called for a 'Delhi trade bandh' to protest against FDI in retail. A rally will be held at Ramlila Grounds too later in the day. Most markets in the national capital will...
  • Congress mega rally: PM, Sonia, Rahul set to attack Oppn November 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Surrounded by controversies and scams, the big three of the Congress Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will try to divert attention by showcasing the economic agenda of the government over the past few months at a mega rally...
  • PM, Sonia to speak at Sunday's rally in Delhi November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with allround attack, the Congress is expected to launch its counteroffensive at a rally in New Delhi on Sunday in which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would be the star speakers. Sunday's rally is also expected to set the agenda for...
  • Ramlila swoop: Will act on errant officials, say police February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As directed by the Supreme Court, disciplinary action will be taken against the police officers who exceeded their authority during the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev camp at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on June 5, 2011, said Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta on Thursday. "We will take action against...
  • Ramdev swoop: SC warns police against wrong info January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has warned Delhi Police that if the information given in its affidavit about the midnight swoop on Baba Ramdev and his supporters at the Ramlila Ground on the intervening night of June 45 is found to be incorrect, the court will issue notices to the...
  • Team Anna protest in Delhi fizzles out December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna's protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill in New Delhi remained a damp squib for the second day on Wednesday and was called off abruptly after Anna Hazare ended his fast in Mumbai. The day began with just 200 people assembling at the huge Ramlila Grounds. Though the...
  • Police, scribes have easy day at Ramlila ground December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Khakis, cameras and microphones dominated the agitation scene at Ramlila ground in Delhi on Tuesday where Team Anna began a relay fast to express solidarity with Anna Hazare as crowds kept away due to winter chill. As the day progressed, people came in for the protest but it was...
  • Ramlila ground gets battleready December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Ramlila Maidan is getting ready for Team Anna's 3day agitation for a strong Lokpal Bill. Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan would be leading the protest at the venue while Anna and the rest of the members would be leading from the forefront in Mumbai. A threetier arrangement has been...
  • Complaint against Team Anna for tricolour insult November 5, 2011

    New Delhi: A court in New Delhi has issued a notice to Delhi Police for their response on a complaint against social activist Anna Hazare, his team and the Delhi government for allegedly disrespecting the national flag during their protests and hunger strike in August 2011. "The complainant has filed complaint...
  • Rs 2.5 cr for Anna's Ramlila stir: Audit report November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Putting rumours about funding of Anna Hazare's agitation in Ramlila Ground to rest, Team Anna on Tuesday announced their audit report, presenting all the details of financial transactions during the 12daylong anticorruption movement. Total contributions at Ramlila Maidan between April 1 and September 30 stood at Rs 1.14...
  • Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Maidan October 6, 2011

    Across the country, effigies of Raavan, his brother Kumbhakaran and son Meghnath are burnt, symbolising the victory of good over evil. ...
  • PM, Sonia Gandhi join Dussehra festivities October 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Giant effigies of King Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames amid deafening sound marking the triumph of good over evil as gusto marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Thursday. Amid beating of drums, devotees, dancing frenziedly, also bid adieu to Goddess Durga as...
  • Chidambaram behind Ramlila swoop: Ramdev July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday alleged in the Supreme Court that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was behind the midnight crackdown on him and his followers during the protests on the issue of black money at the Ramlila Maidan in June. Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani appearing for Ramdev sought...
  • Congress stops circulation of mouthpiece June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday found itself in a controversy after it stopped forthwith (rpt) fortwith the circulation of the latest issue of its mouthpiece whose editorial questioned the UPA Government's decision to send four ministers to the airport to receive yoga guru Ramdev. "Was it necessary for four ministers to...
  • Ramdev's 11000strong sena to take on police June 8, 2011

    Haridwar: After striking a conciliatory tone, Baba Ramdev on Wednesday again took up the issue of police crackdown on his supporters, saying he would set up a 11,000strong force to deal with police and antisocial elements attempting to disrupt his anticorruption movement. "I appeal that 20 young men from every district...
  • Govt misusing Sec 144: Arvind Kejriwal June 8, 2011

    Social activist Arvind Kejriwal criticised the government's decision of imposing Section 144 in New Delhi when there was no security threat. ...
  • Jammu calls for bandh in protest to Ramlila action June 7, 2011

    Jammu: A bandh has been called by yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yog Samiti in Jammu region on Wednesday in protest against his forceful eviction from Ramlila ground in New Delhi and to lend support to his agitation. "There will be a bandh and chaka jam tomorrow in protest against the...
  • PM's reaction bizarre, unexpected: BJP June 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement justifying the crackdown against yoga guru Baba Ramdev, terming it "unfortunate, unexpected, and bizarre". "It is unfortunate, unexpected and bizarre statement made by the prime minister. It's inhuman, insensitive and complete carelessness on the part of...
  • I used Shivaji's tactics to survive: Ramdev June 6, 2011

    Hardwar: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he had failed to discharge his duty. He also justified wearing woman's clothes to escape during the police crackdown in Delhi's Ramlila Ground, saying like warrior king Shivaji he too had adopted survival tactics. "I have all the...
  • SC issues notice to Centre over Ramdev eviction June 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to explain the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila Ground on the intervening night of June45. Taking suo motu cognisance of the police action at Ramlila Ground the court issued...
  • Advocate moves Supreme Court on Ramdev issue June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: An advocate on Sunday approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the government to issue a white paper on the entire episode leading to the eviction of yoga guru Ramdev and the alleged barbaric police action early on Sunday against his followers at the Ramlila Grounds. The petition...
  • 'Congress to pay heavily for Ramlila crackdown' June 5, 2011

    Ram Jethmalani criticised the central government's crackdown on Ramlila grounds saying that this step would agitate the people of the country and would lead to the end of the government. ...
  • The govt is scared of it's own sins: Govindacharya June 5, 2011

    Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya said the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev's fast site was a sign that the government was scared of it's own sins. ...
  • Delhi Police blame Ramdev's supporters for chaos June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Refuting allegations that it baton charged thousands of Baba Ramdev's followers to evict them from the Ramlila Ground in a postmidnight raid, the Delhi Police on Sunday said that the yoga guru's supporters were responsible for the entire chaos. "We used tear gas after Ramdev's supporters pelted stones and...
  • Cong leader slams police crackdown at Ramdev fast June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri on Sunday said the police crackdown of Baba Ramdev's agitation at Ramlila Grounds was "unfortunate and avoidable". In a posting on microblogging site Twitter, Shastri, who is also the editor of party mouthpiece 'Congress Sandesh', said, "What happened last night at Ramlila Grounds in...
  • After crackdown, Ramdev reaches Haridwar June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: After the midnight crackdown by the Delhi Police at the Ramlila Grounds, Baba Ramdev on Sunday was flown out of Delhi to Dehradun, from where he went to Haridwar in a special aircraft from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The yoga guru's brother Rambharat confirmed that Ramdev reached...
  • Ramdev's protest venue wears a deserted look June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Twentyfour hours ago, the Ramlila Grounds was brimming with activity, sea of humanity descended there to join Baba Ramdev's protest, but a late night police action gave a deserted look. The Ramlila Grounds, which has witnessed a series of historic protests, was filled with tear gas soon around 1.30...