JANTAR MANTAR

  • Does government's new real estate bill ignore home buyers' concerns? Yesterday

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday pulled out of a home buyers protest at the last minute. The protest was scheduled to take place at Jantar Mantar. Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda lambasted Rahul for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority...
  • Rahul's middle class pitch: Does government's new real estate bill ignore home buyers' concerns? Yesterday

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday pulled out of a home buyers protest at the last minute. The protest was scheduled to take place at Jantar Mantar. Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda lambasted Rahul for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority...
  • Trinamool Congress will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee April 24, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "We will not support land acquisition bill. We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hungerstrike for...
  • Ashutosh urges leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh April 24, 2015

    AAP leader Ashutosh on Friday urged BJP leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh. Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal apologized for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a 'mistake'. ...
  • Kejriwal's mistake cost my son's life, says farmer Gajendra's father April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: With no end to the political blame game over farmer Gajendra Singh's sad death at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday, the family of the dead is still trying hard to come in terms with the loss. Gajendra Singh's father, blaming...
  • AAP to give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to Gajendra Singh's family April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party announced on Thursday a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to farmer Gajendra Singh's family who killed himself at a party rally on Wednesday. Making the announcement, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said that his party activists tried but failed to save Gajendra Singh...
  • Not politicising the issue, only expressing solidarity: Ajay Maken on farmer suicide April 23, 2015

    Demanding an enquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, Congress President Ajay Maken said that the party was not politicising the issue but was only showing their concern. "By visiting the hospital we have only expressed our solidarity to the farmers," said Maken. ...
  • Gajendra's brother seeks action against AAP leaders, says Manish Sisodia invited him for AAP rally April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: While the blame game between political parties is underway, Gajendra Singh's brother on Thursday demanded action to be taken against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders immediately. Accusing AAP and the other leaders present at the AAP rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday for his brother's death, he said...
  • Delhi Police had asked AAP to protest at a bigger venue as overcrowding may lead to a mishap April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: While the country is coming to terms with the shocking suicide of a farmer at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, police officials say that no written permission was given for the rally and they had appealed to the organisers to change the venue from Jantar Mantar...
  • Sachin Pilot slams AAP after farmer commits suicide at AAP rally April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Calling it an unfortunate incident, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said that a farmer committing suicide at a public place and that too where a political rally had been organised is a matter of great shame. Sachin Pilot was reacting to the suicide by a farmer Gajendra Singh...
  • Tragedy at AAP anti-Land Bill rally, Rajasthan farmer commits suicide, Kejriwal blames Delhi Police April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In a tragic turn of events, a farmer from Rajasthan committed suicide on Wednesday at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) anti-Land Bill rally in Delhi's Jantar Mantar. The farmer identified as Gajendra Singh, a resident of Nangal Jhamarwada village in Dausa, also left a suicide note stating that...
  • Farmer attempts suicide at AAP anti-Land Bill rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A farmer attempted suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) anti-Land Bill rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday. The tragic incident was averted as AAP volunteers came on time to stop the farmer from committing the act. The man was immediately...
  • Media persons with identity cards allowed near Kejriwal, says Delhi Police chief April 22, 2015

    Delhi Police has decided to inform the Delhi CM that it is not possible to keep the media away as there is no threat perception to him from press persons. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a wireless call was made by the Joint Secy to the Delhi CM on Tuesday...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi says farmers are being punished by Narendra Modi government April 22, 2015

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal leads a protest rally against the new Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Wednesday. AAP workers and supporters will march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament even though Delhi Police has already denied permission to the party to hold the rally....
  • Arvind Kejriwal asks Delhi Police not to allow media close to him during protest against Land Bill: sources April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In an attempt to escape tough questions on the rebellion and controversies that have hit the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked Delhi Police not to allow media close to him during the protest march against the Narendra Modi government's Land Bill, said sources on...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to lead protest rally against Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In an attempt to deflect focus from the rebellion that has hit the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday lead a protest rally against the Narendra Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. The Delhi Police has already denied...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 21, 2015

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  • News 360: Court to deliver verdict on May 6 in Salman Khan hit-and-run case April 21, 2015

    Salman Khan's fate in the 2002 hit-and-run case will be known on May 6 when a Mumbai court delivers the judgement. The actor is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for allegedly killing one person and injuring four others in 2002. If convicted he faces a 10-year...
  • Delhi Police denies permission to AAP rally from Jantar Mantar on Wednesday April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has denied permission to Aam Aadmi party (AAP) to hold a rally from Jantar Mantar to Parliament on Wednesday opposing the Land Bill. Section 144 already exists in New Delhi area as Parliament is in session. Senior officers of Delhi police said that action will...
  • PM Modi's brother attacks Centre for failing to live upto peoples' expectations March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has "failed" to live up to peoples' expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal invites mentor Anna Hazare to Secretariat to deliver a motivational talk to MLAs February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In a reverential gesture, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited activist Anna Hazare to the Government Secretariat on Wednesday and asked him to interact with legislators, ministers and officials through a motivational talk. The AAP leader extended the invitation while sharing a stage with the Gandhian on...
  • Arvind Kejriwal returns to Jantar Mantar after 4 years to join his 'guru' Anna Hazare's protest February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: After a gap of almost four years, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal returned to Jantar Mantar to support his 'guru' and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. Kejriwal on Tuesday joined Hazare's agitation against the changes introduced in Land Acquisition Bill. It was Kejriwal's first protest...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal to participate in Anna Hazare's protest February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will join social activist Anna Hazare in his protest against the land ordinance on Tuesday at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Kejriwal, who was Anna's lieutenant in the anti-corruption movement three years ago, came to the Maharashtra Sadan and met the Gandhian for the...
  • BJP no different from Congress, the two hand-in-glove over land acquisition: Anna February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday hit out at the Centre for what he called an 'anti-farmer' legislation. He alleged that the BJP and the Congress were in cahoots over the issue pushed for the government to bring back the land law passed by the UPA government. On Monday,...
  • 'How can government take away irrigated land of farmers?': Anna Hazare February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who is protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Land Acquisition Bill, has objected to the provision of government taking away irrigated land of the farmers. Just before starting his protest at Jantar Mantaer in New Delhi, Hazare said, "How can...
  • Rahul welcome to join protest, but cannot share stage: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A day before launching a protest in Delhi against what he termed the "anti-farmer" land ordinance, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but would have to sit with the common man. The 77-year-old Gandhian also said that Delhi...
  • Aam Aadmi Party leaders willing to join Anna Hazare protest February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Friday said its leaders were willing to join Anna Hazare's protest against the amendments made in the Land Acquistion Act if the veteran social activist wants them to do so. "Anna has always maintained that he does not share any platform with any political party. Till...
  • Delhi: Anna Hazare to protest in Jantar Mantar against land ordinance February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare will hold a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in February against the recent amendments in the Land Acquisition Act by the Centre. The agitation will be supported by several farmers' organisations and many other social activists including Medha Patkar will participate in it. "The two-day protest...
  • Delhi witnesses 130 per cent rise in dharnas January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi witnessed around 130 per cent rise in dharnas while 60 per cent increase was also reported in numbers of demonstrations held by various groups and political parties in the last one year. According to Delhi Police's annual report, in 2013, 1,836 dharnas and strikes were held while 4,170...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...