Tag: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government announces Covid-19 lockdown, exempts essential services

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital, the Delhi Government has announced a weeklong lockdown starting from 10 pm on Monday night to 5 am next Monday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in the duration of lockdown all essential services with regard to food, medicine, etc […]

Delhi’s economy projected to contract by 5.68 per cent in FY21

NEW DELHI: The economy of Delhi is expected to contract by 5.68 per cent in real terms due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Delhi Economic Survey 2020-21. However, the advance estimate of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Delhi at current price during 2020-21 is Rs 7,98,310 crore, showing a […]

Traders’ body opposes Arvind Kejriwal’s move to close Delhi markets

By Mohammad Suaib Khan NEW DELHI: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not consulting the traders of the national Capital before sending a proposal seeking permission from the Centre to close markets here in a bid to curb the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases since last […]

Delhi government to construct 89,400 flats for EWS, slum dwellers by 2025

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government will undertake construction of 89,400 flats for economically weaker sections (EWS) and slum dwellers by 2025, according to a statement. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board(DUSIB) on Friday and it was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “We have to provide shelter to […]

Delhi cabinet approves over Rs 40 crore to give insurance to lawyers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi cabinet has approved over Rs 40 crore to provide medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh and term insurance of Rs 10 lakh to lawyers, who are residents of the national capital, Law minister Kailash Gahlot said Friday. The lawyers will be insured under the Chief Minister Advocates Welfare Scheme, which was […]

AAP will provide homes to those displaced, if Centre can’t: Raghav Chadha

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Friday said that if the Central government is not able to provide houses to everyone then AAP will. He said that the Arvind Kejriwal government has written a letter to the BJP-led Central government demanding a pucca house (dwellings designed to be solid and permanent) […]

Coronavirus lockdown: Delhi government to give Rs 5000 in aid to construction workers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government decided on Monday to provide another financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the construction workers in the wake of the extended coronavirus lockdown. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, chaired by Labour Minister Gopal Rai. There are around 40,000 construction workers registered with […]

Arrange transportation of 9.5k migrant workers to home states, will pay their fare: Delhi Congress to Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Congress has forwarded two lists of nearly 9,500 migrant workers to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that they want to return back to their native states and the party is ready to pay for their train fares. A day after sending names of 2,106 migrants to Kejriwal, Delhi Congress president Anil […]

Time to re-open Delhi, have to be ready to live with coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the time has come to re-open Delhi and people will have to be ready to live with the novel coronavirus as he announced the implementation of all lockdown relaxations prescribed by the Centre for the ‘Red Zone’ in the national capital. Addressing an online media […]

India to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday, without disclosing how long the extension would be for. Earlier in the day, Modi held a video conference call with several state ministers to decide […]

Delhi to give Rs 1 crore to kin of professionals who die treating Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs one crore for the families of healthcare personnel if they lose their lives while dealing with coronavirus cases in the national capital. Interacting with doctors, the chief minister said that at present, the Delhi government gives Rs one crore to the families of soldiers […]

Delhi Elections 2020: AAP announces list of 70 candidates, fields 24 new faces and drops 15 sitting MLAs

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded 24 new faces, dropping 15 sitting MLAs, in its list of candidates for the February 8 Delhi assembly elections announced on Tuesday. The new candidates included Atishi Marlena, Dilip Pandey and Raghav Chadha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and five others who recently […]

Free bus ride scheme for women begins in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The free of cost travel scheme for women in Delhi public buses began on Tuesday with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia saying it will ensure their safety and increase their role in the national capital’s economy. Women will be given pink tickets in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses to avail the […]

Arvind Kejriwal to attend C40 Summit in Denmark next month

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, next month and speak on his government’s experience in lowering pollution, including the Odd-Even scheme, and other issues, an official statement stated. According to the statement, invited as the leader of one of the world’s largest metropolises, the CM will […]

Delhi government will start providing free WiFi in the next 3-4 months: Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that his government will start providing free WiFi to the people in next three to four months. He said people will also get 15GB data every month. The Delhi chief minister said that the Cabinet on Thursday approved the free WiFi proposal under which 11,000 hotspots […]

No need to pay bills if consuming up to 200 units of electricity: Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that consumers consuming up to 200 units of electricity won’t need to pay their power bills. Making the announcement, Kejriwal said the Delhi government will give full subsidy to those consuming up to 200 units of electricity. Those consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity […]

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