RAMLILA MAIDAN

  • Delhi BJP headquarters prepare for PM Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden September 28, 2014

    BJP headquarters in New Delhi prepares for PM Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden. "Food arrangements have been made for media persons, workers and officials. Arrangements have been made for a special screening of the speech at Ramlila Maidan," said Sambit Patra Spokesperson of BJP. ...
  • erickshaws not to be barred from plying in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief to erickshaw operators, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the batteryoperated rickshaws will not be barred from plying in the national capital and they will be considered as nonmotorised vehicles. Addressing a rally of erickshaw owners and drivers at Ramlila Maidan, Gadkari...
  • Anna skips Delhi rally, angry Mamata says I left my work to come here March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after extending his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare skipped a scheduled joint rally in Delhi citing ill health. Hitting out at Anna over his absence, Mamata said that it wasn't TMC but Anna's rally. "I have left my work in...
  • Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony cost Rs 13.41 lakhs March 9, 2014

    The Delhi government spent Rs 13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan and on the publicity of the mammoth function. In response to a RTI, the Delhi government's General Administration Department said it had spent Rs 6.33 lakh on the Ramlila Maidan...
  • Delhi: AAP likely to bring draft of Jan Lokpal Bill today January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to bring out a draft of the proposed Jan Lokpal Bill on Thursday. It was one of the key promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of Delhi elections. After winning the confidence vote in Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal had termed the passage...
  • Family of Bihar man who laid down his life for Jan Lokpal appeals to Kejriwal January 12, 2014

    Patna: The family of Dinesh Yadav in Patna, who had set himself himself ablaze at the height of the Jan Lokpal agitation in August 2011, has tried to reach out to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The family claims that Yadav, who was a supporter of anti corruption crusader Anna...
  • Kejriwal government to bring Jan Lokpal Bill by February January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will bring the promised Jan Lokpal Bill by first week of February. "A committee with the responsibility of drafting the Jan Lokpal Bill was formed today. The committee will draft the Bill and submit it by January 15. We...
  • Despite Kejriwal's assurances, no action yet in demolition by Railways December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite assurance from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, no action has been taken yet in railway demolition drive that left over 150 families homeless in Mansrovar park. Kejriwal had on Saturday said that the government will arrange tents for the displaced people. "Manish Sisodia went there yesterday. If tents...
  • Arvind Kejriwal holds janta darbar, seeks a week to put systems in place December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal held an interaction with the public known as 'janta darbar' and appealed to give his government a week's time to formulate a system to address the grievances and problems of the people in Delhi. "Please give...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal promises action in railway demolition drive that left over 150 families homeless December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Within hours of taking oath, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal promised to take action and help those who have have been displaced by the railway demolition drive that left over 175 families homeless. "Manish Sisodia went there yesterday. If tents haven't been put up, we will arrange it tomorrow," said...
  • Security tightened at Kausambi metro station due to Arvind Kejriwal's visit December 28, 2013

    Security was on Saturday beefed up at the Kausambi Metro Station in view of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwals decision to take the metro to Ramlila Maidan from Ghaziabadto take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister. Mr. Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia and other AAP supporters will take the train from Kausambi...
  • Delhi gets AAP government: How the day progressed December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 1:45 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets crucial Power, Home, Finance, Planning and Vigilance portfolios. Manish Sisodia gets charge of Education and PWD Ministry in the Delhi government. Rakhi Birla will head Women and Child Development Ministry, Social Justice and Languages while Somnath Bharti will handle Tourism,...
  • Ramlila Maidan ready to host Arvind Kejriwal's swearingin December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Final touches have given to preparations at the historic Ramlila Maidan in Central Delhi where AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday. Apart from sprucing up the maidan, NDMC has decorated the venue with fresh flowers and potted plants. "We have prepared...
  • Arvind Kejriwal becomes Delhi's youngest Chief Minister December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With the swearingin ceremony at the Ramleela grounds, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has become the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi. At 45 years four months and 14 days, Kejriwal who was born on August 16, 1968 in Haryana's Siwani is the youngest Chief Minister of the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to take Delhi Metro for his swearingin ceremony December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal will take the metro train for the swearingin at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. His six colleagues, who will be made ministers, will also use the metro train to the venue. Kejriwal and the other AAP MLAs will...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's swearingin ceremony coincides with Congress's foundation day December 26, 2013

    In a quirk of fate, the date of the swearingin ceremony of Delhi Chief Ministerdesignate Arvind Kejriwal will coincide with the 128th anniversary of the foundation of Congress on Saturday. Activistturnedpolitician Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi's seventh Chief Minister at the historic Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. The new government's...
  • Arvind Kejriwal holds Janta Darbar in Ghaziabad December 26, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held a 'Janta Darbar' outside his Kausambhi residence where many people put forward their complaints relating to water and electricity. Interacting with those present, Kejriwal said, "This is not my win, it is yours. I know that...
  • Will pass Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power: Kejriwal December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: As the President accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party, chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will cross all the hurdles and will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days. Kejriwal said that there are hurdles in...
  • Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi CM on December 28 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi's Chief Minister on December 28 at noon at Ramlila Maidan. The announcement of the date came after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party. The Home...
  • Delhi: Preparations for Kejriwal's swearingin to begin today December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary has called a meeting of senior officials on Tuesday to make preparations for the swearingin ceremony of Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal after he conveyed his party's readiness to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to form a government in the national capital. Sources in the North...
  • Don't fall for BJP's false claims and propaganda, says Manmohan Singh November 21, 2013

    After Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will woo voters while addressing Congress election rally at Ramlila Maidan in Jaipur on Thursday. Security has been beefed up in the city in view of the rally, Jaipur Police Commissioner Bhupendra Dak told PTI. The Prime Minister will address the public meeting...
  • Kejriwal receives notice from Delhi Assembly to hold open session November 18, 2013

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he had received a breach of privilege notice from Delhi Assembly for saying that, if voted to power in Delhi, his party would hold an open session at Ramlila Maidan to pass the Janlokpal Bill. "The Assembly has served a notice...
  • Evil goes up in smoke, gusto marks Dussehra festivities October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Giant effigies of tenheaded demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames marking the triumph of good over evil as fervour marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Sunday. Crowds burst into cheers as the fire crackersstuffed effigies, dotting grounds and open spaces, crackled...
  • President Pranab cuts short West Bengal visit in view of Phailin October 12, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee, who is at his ancestral home in West Bengal for Durga Puja, has cut short his visit and will return to national capital on Saturday in view of Cyclone 'Phailin' that is set to hit Odisha coast. The President has decided to cut short his visit keeping in...
  • Anna Hazare to launch fast for Lokpal Bill during winter session September 13, 2013

    Ahmednagar: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said he will start a 'satyagraha' in New Delhi on the first day of winter session, for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament. The Prime Minister had assured to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the last monsoon session. But the central...
  • Anna to launch fresh agitation for Jan Lokpal Bill from October July 11, 2013

    Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he will launch a fresh agitation for Jan Lokpal Bill from Delhi's Ramlila ground in OctoberNovember. "For effectively checking corruption, the government will have to pass the Jan Lokpal Act, and for that I am not afraid of even giving up my...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal dares Sheila Dikshit for a debate June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for a public debate with him on issues relating to "inflated" power and water bills and women's safety among others. AAP leader Kejriwal, who responded to Sheila's Political Secretary Pawan Khera's letter objecting to targeting the Chief Minister, also...
  • Anna threatens another indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare is preparing himself for another fast for the Lokpal Bill. He has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his plans to sit on a fastuntodeath at the Ramlila Maidan. Anna is yet to announce a date. "Corruption in the country has led to price...
  • Nitish brings his fight for Bihar to Delhi, keeps options for 2014 open March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Signalling his intentions of playing a bigger role in national politics, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday addressed a huge rally at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday and declared that his fight for a special status to the state would...
  • Adhikar rally: Nitish takes on Centre, Modi; raises pitch for 2014 March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In his first foray into national politics, Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar came up with a powerful political statement at the Adhikar rally in Ramlila Maidan in the capital. He admitted that while Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Budget 2013 had showed concern for Bihar, the state had largely...