Ramlila Grounds

  • Delhi: Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Ambedkar Nagar 05-04-2014 10:55 PM

    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,...
  • AAP promises Assembly session at Ramlila ground for Janlokpal 05-10-2013 05:40 PM

    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 anti-graft activist Anna Hazare, its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said in New Delhi on Saturday. He said it would be a befitting...
  • BKS to hold massive rally at Delhi's Ramlila Grounds in September 06-08-2013 06:57 PM

    The RSS-affiliated 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...
  • Congress mega rally: PM, Sonia, Rahul set to attack Oppn 04-11-2012 07:13 AM

    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 03-11-2012 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Faced with all-round attack, the Congress is expected to launch its counter-offensive 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...
  • Team Anna protest in Delhi fizzles out 28-12-2011 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Police, scribes have easy day at Ramlila ground 27-12-2011 03:02 PM

    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...
  • Ramlila ground gets battle-ready 27-12-2011 06:46 AM

    New Delhi: Ramlila Maidan is getting ready for Team Anna's 3-day 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 three-tier arrangement has...
  • Complaint against Team Anna for tricolour insult 05-11-2011 06:29 PM

    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...
  • Rs 2.5 cr for Anna's Ramlila stir: Audit report 01-11-2011 01:20 PM

    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 12-day-long anti-corruption movement. Total contributions at Ramlila Maidan between April 1 and September 30 stood at Rs 1.14...
  • Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Maidan 06-10-2011 07:30 PM

    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 06-10-2011 07:07 PM

    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...
  • Chidambaram behind Ramlila swoop: Ramdev 11-07-2011 03:31 PM

    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...
  • Congress stops circulation of mouthpiece 09-06-2011 10:15 PM

    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...
  • Ramdev's 11000-strong sena to take on police 08-06-2011 12:19 PM

    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 11,000-strong force to deal with police and anti-social elements attempting to disrupt his anti-corruption movement. "I appeal that 20 young men from every...
  • Govt misusing Sec 144: Arvind Kejriwal 08-06-2011 10:35 AM

    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 07-06-2011 02:09 PM

    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...
  • PM's reaction bizarre, unexpected: BJP 06-06-2011 09:12 PM

    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...
  • I used Shivaji's tactics to survive: Ramdev 06-06-2011 07:47 PM

    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...
  • SC issues notice to Centre over Ramdev eviction 06-06-2011 11:14 AM

    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 June4-5. Taking suo motu cognisance of the police action at Ramlila Ground the court issued...
  • Advocate moves Supreme Court on Ramdev issue 05-06-2011 08:45 PM

    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...
  • 'Congress to pay heavily for Ramlila crackdown' 05-06-2011 06:15 PM

    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 05-06-2011 06:11 PM

    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 05-06-2011 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: Refuting allegations that it baton charged thousands of Baba Ramdev's followers to evict them from the Ramlila Ground in a post-midnight 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...
  • Cong leader slams police crackdown at Ramdev fast 05-06-2011 05:02 PM

    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...
  • June 4: Tiananmen ghosts haunt Ramlila Ground

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    History bears testimony to one of the toughest crackdowns by state machinery on a civil resistance on June 4, 1989 in China's now iconic Tiananmen...

  • After crackdown, Ramdev reaches Haridwar 05-06-2011 10:10 AM

    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 05-06-2011 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: Twenty-four 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...
  • Police crackdown on Ramdev camp: Will this action by the UPA government convert the yoga guru into a political hero?

    The permission for yoga camp was cancelled and section 144 was imposed at the Ramlila Grounds as protestors were thrown out. ...