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'Difficult to go to Delhi, have many meetings fixed': Prashant Bhushan

Senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said it would be hard for him to return to Delhi, a day before the party's crucial national executive meeting.

Kejriwal should continue as AAP national convenor: Shanti Bhushan

Senior lawyer and AAP member Shanti Bhushan on Tuesday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should continue as the national convenor of the party, and added that Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan should continue supporting him.

Political leaders consider themselves to be Gods after coming to power: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that political leaders consider themselves to be Gods after coming to power, after Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar's convoy ran over a pedestrian on the national highway near Karnal.

DSGMC condemns racial abuse of Sikh boy in US

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjit Singh GK, on Tuesday condemned the reports of a young Sikh boy in the U.S. been racially abused by a group of school children.

LIVE: Shanti Bhushan takes U-turn, says Arvind Kejriwal should continue as AAP convenor
LIVE: Shanti Bhushan takes U-turn, says Arvind Kejriwal should continue as AAP convenor

The internal rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over senior party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan's staunch criticism of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's approach has widened. Ahead of the party's National Executive meeting on March 4, during which tough action against the duo could be taken, the close aides of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have released a recorded conversation with a journalist who had written a critical piece on party's affairs and held an informal breakfast meeting with senior leader Yogendra Yadav.

Deeply hurt; refuse to be drawn in this ugly battle: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Even as the rift within the Aam Aadmi Party is becoming evident with each passing day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Tuesday and said that he refuses to be drawn into “this ugly battle”.

Nippy and cloudy Tuesday in Delhi

 It was a nippy Tuesday morning in the capital and a light mist enveloped the city.

AAP's internal rift widens, Kejriwal camp releases audio tape to target Yogendra Yadav
AAP's internal rift widens, Kejriwal camp releases audio tape to target Yogendra Yadav

In yet another sign of widening internal rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the close aides of party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have now released a recorded conversation with a journalist who had written a critical piece on party's affairs and held an informal breakfast meeting with senior leader Yogendra Yadav.

Two minors killed as vehicle rams into them

Two minors were killed and two others seriously injured when an inebriated driver of private travel agency allegedly rammed his vehicle into them in East Delhi's New Ashok Nagar in the wee hours on Monday.

Most rail reservation centres in Delhi to operate after 2 pm on Holi

Barring New Delhi, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations, where partial services will be available, all the computerised passenger reservation centres in the national capital and nearby areas will remain closed till 2 PM on the occasion of Holi on March 6.

Yogendra Yadav rejects AAP rift, calls Arvind Kejriwal 'hero of changing politics'
Yogendra Yadav rejects AAP rift, calls Arvind Kejriwal 'hero of changing politics'

Asserting that differences in opinions are common in politics, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday dismissed reports of a crisis in the party.

Delhi Dialogue Commission forms 20 task-force groups to push realisation of AAP promises

The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body for the city government, on Monday decided to form 20 task-force groups on various issues like women's security, water, electricity, pollution and unauthorised colonies, among others.

Two held in Delhi with 900 live cartridges

A man and his woman associate have been arrested in the national capital for carrying 900 live cartridges, leading Delhi Police to bust an inter-state syndicate involved in barter trade of firearms and cartridges, officials said on Monday.

Senior IAS officer KK Sharma appointed as Delhi's new Chief Secretary

The Union Home Ministry on Monday evening approved the appointment of IAS officer KK Sharma as the Delhi Chief Secretary, a choice that is also acceptable to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Uber cab rape: Driver's counsel injured, case adjourned till March 4

A court here on Monday adjourned the hearing in the rape case against a driver of the Uber cab company after the defence counsel informed the judge that he will not be able to attend proceedings due to injuries suffered by him after he fell from the stairs.

Uber cab rape case: defence lawyer unwell, case fixed for March 4

The case relating to alleged rape by an Uber cab driver on Monday saw another adjournment, sought by the counsel for the accused driver, in a Delhi court on the ground that the advocate was on bed rest after falling from stairs.

Trader shot dead near Gurgaon, traffic disrupted

A 47-year-old trader was shot dead by three unidentified assailants on Sunday evening outside his house in Sohna, 26 km from Gurgaon. Victim Sanjay Kumar, a timber merchant, was shifted to a private hospital in Gurgaon where he succumbed to his injuries.

Largest and tallest Indian flag to be unfurled Tuesday

The largest and tallest Indian flag will be unfurled Tuesday by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah at Faridabad, said a member of the event`s organising committee Monday.

Court to hear case against Irom Sharmila on June 5

A Delhi court on Monday fixed June 5 for hearing a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Corporate espionage case: Haven't questioned any CEO yet, says Bassi

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday said they are looking for some absconding people in the espionage case and added that no CEO has been questioned so far.

Bill to allow e-rickshaws to operate in Delhi tabled in LS

A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha Monday.

Illegal arms case: Delhi court frees man over irregularity in probe

A man has been acquitted of the charge of possessing an illegal arm by a Delhi court which noted that there were irregularities in the police probe as the FIR was mentioned in police diary even before it was registered.

Delhi court grants bail to Ritu Verma in black money case

 A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Ritu Verma, the wife of former bureaucrat and ex-chief minister Sheila Dikshit`s aide RK Verma, in a black money case.

ASHA workers protest seeking regularisation, other demands

Scores of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers Monday staged a protest here alleging that the government has been insensitive to their demands including regularisation as government employees and fixation of minimum wages.

Charges framed against Tytler for defaming Phoolka

 A Delhi court framed charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday in a defamation case filed by advocate HS Phoolka, who represented the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Ex-Power Secy's wife appears in court, gets bail in IT case

Former Delhi Power Secretary RK Verma's wife, who was summoned as accused for allegedly not declaring money stashed in an undisclosed company in the United Kingdom, was today granted bail by a Delhi court.

Kejriwal inaugurates 50-MGD water treatment plant in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has inaugurated a 50-million gallon water treatment plant in the Dwarka Sector 16 area of the national capital.

AAP crisis: As it happened on Monday
AAP crisis: As it happened on Monday

Senior AAP leader Somnath Bharti says that the party will mature with the ongoing churning and. 

AAP rejects Home Ministry's shortlist for Chief Secretary

 Hardening its position, the AAP government on Sunday rejected Union Home Ministry's panel of three senior IAS officials to pick one of them as the next Chief Secretary, asking the Centre to respect its choice of R S Negi for the the top post and cooperate with it to fulfil people's aspirations.

Yadav, Bhushan pitch for 'new blood' in AAP political affairs committee

A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's political affairs committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior APP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party.