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Hope of Delhi-Centre bonhomie as Kejriwal calls on Amit Shah after bitter poll campaign

The meeting is the first ever between the two leaders in a formal setup, indicating that the Delhi chief minister is working towards the cordial relations with the Centre that he promised.   
Arvind Kejriwal at the oath-taking ceremony Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Blessings from Modi, body language — the symbolism and message of Kejriwal’s 2020 speech

Arvind Kejriwal's speech was conciliatory towards Modi & BJP, which ran a vitriolic campaign against him. Also made no mention of full statehood & Jan Lokpal bill, the pet themes in 2015.
Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as the Delhi chief minister Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Arvind Kejriwal talks of ‘politics of 21st century India’ as he takes charge of Delhi again

After taking oath, Arvind Kejriwal says he is everyone's CM, seeks Modi's blessing and calls on opponents to forget election politics and work with him to take Delhi forward.
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal has learnt his lesson, Delhi can expect more governance than politics from AAP

Continuation of the capital’s freebies, 24x7 markets & less confrontation with Modi govt are a few of the things Delhi can expect from third Arvind Kejriwal term.
AAP supporters at party headquarters | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok’s tweet claiming 40 AAP MLAs are rape accused is fake

According to an ADR report, 13 AAP MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women but only one, Rithala legislator Mohinder Goyal, is accused of rape. 
Aam Aadmi Party supporters celebrate AAP's win in the capital | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

This is how BJP gained from Congress’ 2015 votes in Delhi’s Muslim-dominated seats

Congress, which traditionally held sway over minority votes in Delhi, was not in the picture this time and saw most of its votes shift to AAP.
Kejriwal celebrates his party's victory in the assembly elections : Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The transformation of Arvind Kejriwal from an ‘anarchist’ to a smart, successful politician

In the run-up to the Delhi elections, Kejriwal underwent quite an image makeover — from an anti-corruption activist who preferred ‘anarchism’ into a leader and an effective administrator.
Arvind Kejriwal speaking at the AAP Report Card event in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM for third time on 16 February

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan, the same venue where Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath twice before.
A file photo of Congress supporters. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Congress has nothing to show for in Delhi, but it did spoil AAP’s party in 2 seats

BJP had to concede defeat on 6 seats, AAP on 2, in Delhi assembly elections as Congress polled more than the victory margin.
At the BJP office in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

ED ‘fails’ BJP in Delhi as its exposé linking Muslim outfit PFI to Shaheen Bagh bombs

Just like in Maharashtra, when it booked Sharad Pawar before polls, ED linked controversial PFI to Shaheen Bagh protests, which BJP hinged its Delhi campaign on.

On Camera

Pandemic can’t be allowed to devastate nations because of sophisticated, one-sided WTO rules

For President Joe Biden to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies is no small matter. His presidential campaign was the near sole beneficiary of pharma largesse in 2020.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
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.