Shiela Dikshit

  • RS Polls: Vora, Deora among Cong nominees; no word on Dikshit January 26, 2014

    The Congress on Sunday announced the names of seven candidates, including Motilal Vora, Murli Deora and Ranjib Biswal, for the February 7 Rajya Sabha polls, but there was no decision yet on the nomination of former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit. All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer Vora (86) was renominated...
  • Delhi polls: Litmus test for Shiela Dikshit in high profile seat November 29, 2013

    68-year-old Bala Devi happily tells about the newly installed hand pump in her jhuggi in New Delhi area. She only wishes it would have been of great help if the pump was installed earlier like a basic necessity and not like an election sop. For Bala Devi and many others residing...
  • Sushma Swaraj defends Modi, slams Congress, AAP November 18, 2013

    Coming to the defence of Narendra Modi, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, on Monday, described the snooping allegation against him as totally false and a "dirty trick" by a "frustrated" Congress which will not affect the BJP. Claiming that there was an anti-Congress wave in Delhi, she...
  • Onion prices to come down after Diwali: Dikshit November 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Saturday said the onion prices in the national capital would come down after Diwali as new stocks were all set to arrive by next week. Dikshit, who had come to power defeating the then Bharatiya Janata Party government in 1998 riding on high...
  • Would like to see Rahul Gandhi taking a bigger role: Sheila Dikshit October 10, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that she would like to see Rahul Gandhi in a bigger role. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Dikshit said, "He is playing a bigger role and he will come to it gradually. Thing happens in the Congress' politics when moments come." Here...
  • Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit kickstarts Delhi's Food Security programme September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit kickstarted the distribution of subisidised food under Delhi's Food Security programe. Under the scheme, eligible families will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. The programme was launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last month. Delhi...
  • Sheila Dikshit pushes for change in police training January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the alleged mismanagement of the December 16 gang-rape case by Delhi Police, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday pushed for a complete change in the training of police personnel. "There is need for change in the training of police personnel. They should be soft spoken...
  • Delhi: 5 fast track courts for cases of sexual assaults December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has decided to set up five special fast track courts in Delhi to deal with cases of sexual assault on women. Amid massive outrage over the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old girl, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday decided to set up the special courts as...
  • Delhi gangrape: Parliament expresses shock December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday expressed shock and outrage over the barbaric gangrape of a girl inside a moving bus in South Delhi with strong demands being made for capital punishment to perpetrators of such heinous crimes. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha saw members of all parties speaking...
  • Rahul Gandhi attends Saif, Kareena's reception October 19, 2012

    Bollywood's newly-wed couple Saif Ali Khan And Kareena Kapoor were in the capital for their wedding reception on Thursday. And while we only got a glimpse of the couple, the scene outside seemed like the open hours of Parliament as politicians from left right and center joined Saifeena's wedding reception....
  • Delhi CM hand in glove with power companies: Kejriwal October 7, 2012

    In the run up to elections, Arvind Kejriwal is taking on Delhi CM and alleging she is hand in glove with power companies who are exploiting people with higher tariffs. ...
  • Water crisis: Delhi pins hopes on Haryana June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As Delhi faces a severe water shortage, the opposition BJP is making it a major political issue. And an exasperated Chief Minister is groping for answers. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "There is shortage of water in some areas. Secretary, Water Resources, Chief Secretary, Delhi and Chief...
  • Unauthorised colonies may get Delhi govt relief May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to announce a number of steps next week to provide relief to lakhs of residents residing in over 1,200 unauthorised colonies which were given provisional regularisation certificates in 2008. A meeting of the Delhi Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, today discussed...
  • Red Fort to Raisina: a book on Delhi December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: New Delhi is celebrating 100 years as the capital, and it seemed like the kind of birthday no one wanted to miss. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched the latest book on the capital 'Red Fort to Raisina', the launch itself was like a who's who for the city's...
  • CMs reply to Centre on Lokpal letter June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states have toed the Centre's line on the Lokpal bill opposing bringing the Prime Minister under its ambit while those from states where BJP is in power have sought wider deliberations before a final view is taken. Several Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states have expressed...
  • Controversial NZTV host Paul Henry resigns October 10, 2010

    New Delhi: New Zealand's controversial television anchor Paul Henry resigned on Sunday amid an uproar over racial comments. He had mocked Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's name and made racial slurs against Indians. Earlier, New Zealand apologised to India’s External Affairs ministry over comments made by Paul Henry about the Chief...
  • Clean-up will be finished by Wednesday: Dikshit September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday morning met officials from the CWG Organising Committee, the Delhi Development Authority and the Municipal Corporation and said, “Work is on track and I assure that all the cleanliness work will be done. All the flats will be handed over by Wednesday.” Completion...
  • Delhi set for Games, beats negativism September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The countdown for the much-awaited Commonwealth Games has now begun. And with just eight days to go, Delhi seems to be beating negativism, and gets ready to put its best foot forward for the Games. While the government still needs to do a lot of fire fighting over...
  • CWG: The race against time continues September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Whatever can go wrong is going wrong with the Commonwealth Games. After Tuesday’s footbridge collapse, there was more embarrassment for the Organising Committee (OC) in store on Wednesday as a portion of the false ceiling collapsed in the weightlifting arena at the Jawahar Lal Stadium. CNN-IBN visited three...
  • Delhi approves plan to keep Yamuna sewage-free July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a Rs 1,358 crore Yamuna Interceptor Sewer Project to contain pollution levels in the river. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that under the project, 59 km of sewers along three major drains of the river and seven pumping stations will be laid to...
  • Sheila Dikshit's security up after threat call May 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's security has been stepped up after the police control room received a call from an unknown person, claiming that her life was in danger, an official said on Saturday. "We got a call on Thursday night that the Chief Minister's life is in danger...
  • Delhi schools to be closed during Commonwealth Games February 15, 2010

    New Delhi: All the schools in the national capital will remain closed during the Commonwealth Games to be held here from October 3 to 14, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Monday. Announcing the decision after a Cabinet meeting, she said the holiday period during Dusshera has been rescheduled so that...
  • In Pics: Run Delhi run with Shah Rukh Khan November 1, 2009

    Shah Rukh Khan cast a magic spell over the participants of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday morning as he mingled with them freely. ...
  • Nitish Kumar interested in UPA, hints Dikshit May 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Sunday hinted that the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) may join the Congress after the elections. "Nitish Kumar has hinted that he may join the UPA but I have no idea if he will act on it or not. He...
  • Sheila woos Left, Brinda not interested March 28, 2010

    New Delhi: With every indication that the 2009 General Elections will throw up a badly hung Parliament, political parties are looking at post-poll options already. On Friday, senior Congress leader and Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit reached out to the Left, saying she saw no reason why the Left and...
  • Slum women add colour to Dilli ki Shaan March 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The celebration of spirited women doesn't necessarily come with power. When nearly 500 women from the slums came together to bring colour to the 'Dilli ki Shaan' event organised by the NGO Katha, the word empowerment moved beyond being just a trite word. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit...
  • Shiela takes oath as Delhi CM, Walia made minister December 17, 2008

    New DelhiL: Delhi's new Cabinet was sworn in on Wednesday at Raj Niwas by Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna with Shiela Dikshit taking the oath as the Chief Minister for a third time. While most of the ministers in the previous government retained their Cabinet posts, Kiran Walia has been made a...
  • Winning Delhi is like winning India: Veerappa Moily December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: "Winning Delhi is like winning India", a beaming Congress spokesperson Veerappa Moily said on Monday after the ruling party won assembly elections in the national capital for the third straight time. The Lok Sabha polls are slated before May next year. Moily said the Congress went to the elections...
  • V K Malhotra loses, what went wrong? December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Was it the choice of V K Malhotra as its chief ministerial candidate or was it the negative campaigning that cost the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dearly in Delhi? The BJP will now have enough time to analyse the reasons behind its third consecutive defeat in the Delhi...