Arvind

  • India's GDP to rebound to over 7 pc in 2-3 years: Arvind Mayaram 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    Cairns: India is following economic growth inducing policies and is confident that the GDP will rebound to over 7 per cent in 2-3 years, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Thursday while emphasising that business confidence is back. Making an intervention during the G20 Deputies Meeting, Mayaram said that the Indian...
  • BJP doing nothing for welfare of Delhiites: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP-led Central government of failing to solve basic issues being faced by people of the national capital, Delhi Congress on Monday said that the saffron party was "doing nothing for the welfare of people". "BJP leaders are making a futile bid to push back the development works in...
  • Kejriwal meets Commissioner, seeks FIR against BJP leaders involved in horse trading 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and sought FIR against the BJP leaders who allegedly tried to poach his party MLAs in a bid to form government in the national capital. This comes just days after the party released a video...
  • Kejriwal asks L-G to withdraw letter to President on Delhi government formation September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP leaders on Wednesday met Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung and asked him to withdraw the letter to the President seeking his permission to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi. "We have submitted the CD of our sting operation which shows BJP trying to buy our...
  • Delhi: AAP accuses BJP of buying its MLA for Rs 4 crore, releases 'video proof' September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As uncertainty over government formation in Delhi continues, Aam Admi Party on Monday claimed that Delhi BJP Vice President Sher Singh Dagar was attempting to poach one of its MLAs by promising him Rs 4 crore. The party has released what it is claiming to be a video proof...
  • BJP's move to form Delhi Government 'unethical, unconstitutional': Congress September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming BJP's reported move to form government in Delhi as "unethical and unconstitutional", Congress on Sunday said that the saffron outfit does not have the numbers to do so and vowed to launch a "fight to the finish" against it. Launching the "Aakrosh Rally" against BJP and Aam Aadmi...
  • Possible to compromise in Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal tells court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday told a Delhi court that he is planning to reach a compromise in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha asked the counsel of both side to settle the matter observing...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal vows to stop BJP from forming government, wants President to step in September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of trying to form government in Delhi through "horse trading", Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party will seek the President's intervention to ensure that the saffron party does not get an invitation "under any circumstances" from the Lt Governor. "How will BJP form government?...
  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is undecided on holding elections in Delhi and President's Rule is likely to stay valid in the capital city till February 2015, sources said on Monday. The sources said that the Attorney-General has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • US-based Subramanian likely to be next Chief Economic Advisor August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is likely to be appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. According to sources, his name has been recommended to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to...
  • Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief economic adviser August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday. If confirmed, the appointment would bring a second economist of international renown to a key policy post following the naming of...
  • Differences in AAP come to the fore again as Bhushan questions Kejriwal's skills August 13, 2014

    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...