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File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | ANI

Covid surge hits Delhi govt’s plan for ‘Deshbhakti’ events to mark 75 years of Independence

Year-long events proposed to mark 75 years of India's Independence have been suspended for an indefinite period due to latest spike in Covid cases, Delhi govt officials said.

Bill giving more powers to L-G violates Constitution — Sanjay Singh writes to RS chairman

The AAP MP, in his letter to Venkaiah Naidu, said the legislative assembly in Delhi was set up following the 69th amendment to the Constitution with the insertion of Article 239 (AA).
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly Wednesday | ANI

Ram Rajya, Ayodhya trips, ‘Deshbhakti budget’ — how Kejriwal’s AAP is seen taking a Right turn

Analysts see AAP’s shift as an attempt to appease Hindus. BJP alleges hypocrisy in AAP’s actions, while Congress says party is doing 'anything & everything to ensure BJP isn’t a threat to them'.
Farmers during their protest against the Centre's new farm laws, at Tikri border in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. | PTI

AAP to hold ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’ in Punjab’s Moga on 21 March in support of farmers’ protest

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann Monday said that farmers from across Punjab, as well as party convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, will be invited to participate in the 'Mahasammelan'.
Historian Romila Thapar and photographer Raghu Rai are among the personalities finalised for the Delhi Oral History Project | Wikipedia

No politicians will speak in Delhi Oral History Project as AAP govt looks to avoid controversy

AAP govt has decided Delhi Oral History Project will focus on prominent personalities like economists, cultural enthusiasts, historians, apart from the common Delhiite.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | File photo

Republic Day violence ‘unfortunate’ but won’t end farmers’ movement, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

Addressing the National Council meeting of the AAP, Kejriwal said the protest against the farm laws is a battle of existence for farmers.
Farmers during tractor rally in New Delhi on 26 January 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

AAP condemns violence at farmers’ rally, blames Centre for deterioration of situation

Farmer leaders have said that those who indulged in violence today were not part of the movement and were external elements, said AAP in a statement.
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No crowded terrace parties, public places to shut at 11 — Delhi set for muted new year’s eve

The Delhi Police has also issued guidelines warning strict action against violators and challans for those playing loud music after 10 pm.
Arvind Kejriwal speaking at the AAP Report Card event in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Not Modi’s rise, not Rahul’s fall. Arvind Kejriwal is this decade’s biggest political story

With zero political base, no prior experience with elections & no affiliation to any established outfit, Arvind Kejriwal's performance has been a breakout.
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BJP-ruled Delhi civic bodies to make shops and restaurants declare if meat halal or jhatka

The South Municipal Corporation passed a resolution in this regard Thursday and will now be followed by the North municipal, which plans to pass a similar resolution. 

On Camera

Workers unloading boxes of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow Sunday | Photo: ANI

Covid vaccine patents can be waived without hurting firms like Bharat Biotech. Here’s how

It is time countries acted with a humanitarian approach at WTO and relaxed IPR provisions for Covid-19 vaccines. And it can be done without disincentivising R&D efforts.
A volunteer shows an oxygen concentrator machine at Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, on 10 May 2021 | PTI

Commerce ministry exempts public procurement of Covid supplies from Make in India preference

The order issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the exemption shall be applicable till 30 September.

Defence

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NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.