Arvind

  • Differences in AAP come to the fore again as Bhushan questions Kejriwal's skills 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Differences within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) again came to fore when its patron Shanti Bhushan hit out at Arvind Kejriwal, questioning his organisational skills and internal democracy in the party. "Arvind (Kejriwal) is a great leader and a great campaigner, but in my opinion he lacks organisational...
  • Former Test cricketer Arvind Apte dies August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India opener Arvind Laxman Apte, who was suffering from prostate cancer, died in Pune on Tuesday evening. He was 79. Apte, who would have turned 80 on October 24, is survived by a daughter and son-in-law. Apte went on the tour of England in 1959. Incidentally, after that tour, it...
  • SC directs Centre to end Delhi government deadlock August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to end the ongoing deadlock over government formation in Delhi, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to resolve the matter. The apex court has asked the Centre over what steps has it taken to facilitate the formation of a government in Delhi. Directing the Central...
  • AAP holds rally at Jantar Mantar, demands dissolution of Delhi Assembly August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hoping to put behind its disappointing performance in Lok Sabha polls, AAP on Sunday virtually kickstarted its campaign to regain lost ground with a rally in the city where the party threatened to launch a door-to-door campaign if the assembly was not dissolved within a week to pave...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Police removes NSUI members protesting outside Rajnath Singh's residence August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The police on Saturday removed members of the National Students' Union of India, who were protesting outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital against the change in the format of the Union Public Service Commission examination. They also shouted slogans against the alleged police action against...
  • UPSC CSAT row: NSUI members to protest outside Rajnath Singh's residence today August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Members of the National Students' Union of India will protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital on Saturday over the Union Public Service Commission CSAT examination row. In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended...
  • Centre faces the heat; panel says no change in UPSC CSAT needed August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended that no change should be made in the Civil Service Aptitude Test as it is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with. According to sources, the committee has...
  • Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major jolt to protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee has recommended status quo vis a vis Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Preliminary Examination, sources said on Friday. According to the committee the Civil Service Aptitude Test is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with,...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • HC asks Gadkari, Kejriwal to 'shake hands' in larger public interest July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on suggested to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Arvind Kejriwal to "bury" the hatchet over the alleged statement made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and "shake hands" with each other in larger "public interest". A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and SP Garg...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Arvind Verma committee submits report to Centre August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as protests over the UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) continue, the Arvind Verma committee, which was setup to study if changes are required in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination pattern, has submitted its report to the government. The Narendra Modi government is likely to apprise Parliament...
  • AAP claims BJP using Delhi Police to harass party workers July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday lambasted the BJP for allegedly using the Delhi Police to harass its workers. Four AAP workers were detained by the Delhi Police for pasting party posters earlier on Monday. "The Delhi Police has become a puppet in the hands of the BJP. It...
  • Delhi: AAP activists arrested for defacing public property July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Four Aam Aadmi Party activists, who were pasting posters for an upcoming party rally in New Delhi, were arrested on Monday on the charge of defacing public property, a police officer said. The activists, all aged between 20-30 years, were booked under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of...
  • AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Arvind Kejriwal July 27, 2014

    Sangrur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources". However, the party would contest two assembly bypolls in Punjab slated for August 21, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said after the...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Shiv Sena denies forcing Muslim worker to break Ramzan fast, uproar in Parliament July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The news of 11 Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim worker at Maharasahtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast has created an uproar in Lok Sabha. Apparently, the MPs were not satisfied as they had not been served Maharashtrain food. While the Shiv Sena MPs deny the accusation,...
  • Kejriwal to move back to Kaushambi residence by July end July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal is likely to move back to Kaushambi, his place of residence prior to him moving to official accomodation as Delhi Chief Minister at Tilak Lane, sources said. The former Delhi Chief Minister is also expected to retain the Hanuman Road office in Central Delhi,...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Delhi: No question of MLAs supporting BJP, AAP, says Congress July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that some Congress MLAs are willing to support BJP if it comes forward to form the government in Delhi, the party on Saturday presented all its eight legislators before the media in a bid to put up a united front. "All our eight MLAs are united. Congress...
  • Kejriwal slams Delhi budget July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticised the Delhi budget and said the BJP has taken a "u-turn" on almost all the election promises. "BJP (had) promised 30 per cent reduction in tariff. It didn't do it. Why this u-turn? BJP has made a u-turn on almost...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Voters in New Delhi put up Kejriwal's 'missing' posters, mock him July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and the MLA from New Delhi assembly seat Arvind Kejriwal is now getting a taste of his own medicine. The 49 day chief minister of Delhi is facing the ire of his voters for neglecting them since his victory. Some Resident Welfare...
  • Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday...
  • 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...
  • Kejriwal agitation: SC decides not to go ahead with issues July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to go ahead with the several issues arising in the wake of the then Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's role in a leading protest while holding constitutional office in January this year. The court, which on Janaury 24 had asked the Ministry...
  • Delhi: AAP demands action against former CM Sheila Dikshit July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping its ante against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the AAP on Monday demanded strict action against her in connection with the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorised colonies scam. "The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), now with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, corroborates the findings...
  • AAP MLAs meet President, demand fresh polls in Delhi July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by its National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dissolution of Delhi Legislative assembly and fresh polls in the national capital. The party, in a memorandum to the President, has alleged that BJP has approached...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him to...
  • High Court notice on plea over house rented to Arvind Kejriwal July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from Naren Jain, son of former Congress leader Bhiku Ram Jain, on the controversy over the Civil Lines house that has been given on rent by him to former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. On hearing the news that the house was...
  • AAP should not fight Haryana, Maharashtra polls: Arvind Kejriwal June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party should not contest assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, and underlined the need to focus in Delhi. In an interaction with party's Delhi volunteers on Google Hangout, Kejriwal said: "The Aam Aadmi Party should not fight Haryana and Maharashtra assembly...