Delhi News

Amit Shah meets deceased farmer Gajendra Singh's family

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met the family of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who allegedly committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, at Nangal Jhamarwada village of Dausa district.

Najeeb Jung calls meeting of disaster management agency; Delhi unscathed in earthquake

 To check the city's preparedness in the event of an earthquake, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has called a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and various other government agencies later this evening as reports emerged of the devastation caused by the high- intensity tremors in Nepal.

Delhi government to name scheme after Gajendra Singh

 The Delhi government on Saturday said it has decided to name its scheme of providing compensation to farmers whose crop has been destroyed after farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide at an AAP rally here recently.

High intensity earthquake hits Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals for calm

High intensity quake on Saturday shook the national capital and adjoining areas prompting people to rush out of offices and homes and leading to restriction of metro services.

High intensity quake hits Delhi

High intensity quake on day shook the national capital and adjoining areas prompting people to rush out of offices and homes and leading to restriction of metro services.

PM Narendra Modi travels in Delhi Metro, says 'really enjoyed the ride'
PM Narendra Modi travels in Delhi Metro, says 'really enjoyed the ride'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a Metro ride in the national capital.

CM Kejriwal meets RTI activist shot by unknown assailants in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital here to meet an RTI activist who was allegedly shot at by unidentified persons last night.

Clear Saturday in New Delhi

It was a warm Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

New skill development centre for mentally-challenged

Delhi government on Friday inaugurated a vocational skill development centre 'Kaushal Kuti' at Asha Kiran home, the capital's lone home for mentally-challenged children and adults, at Rohini.

Probe whether farmer was 'pushed and provoked': Congress

Congress on Friday sought to put the AAP as also the Centre in the dock over the death of Gajendra Singh saying the whole episode raises disturbing questions whether the Rajasthan farmer was actually "pushed and provoked" into the act.

Farmer's suicide: Arvind Kejriwal apologises; Gajendra Singh's family demands CBI probe
Farmer's suicide: Arvind Kejriwal apologises; Gajendra Singh's family demands CBI probe

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he erred by not stopping his speech at a party rally in the national capital where a Rajasthani farmer killed himself, even as he and the AAP reached out to the distraught family.

Turf war escalates in farmer suicide probe

The turf war between the Delhi Government and the Centre on the farmer's suicide escalated on Friday with the magisterial probe ordered by the state going ahead with its work despite Delhi Police refusing cooperation.

Haryana moves HC accusing DJB of wasting water

Haryana government on Friday moved a plea in Delhi High Court accusing DJB of wasting water by not opening gates of its twin pipelines connecting Munak canal to the Wazirabad water treatment plant (WTP) here.

AAP lines up second round of participatory budgeting discussions

 Taking forward its participatory budgeting exercise, the ruling AAP will hold the second instalment of its public consultations over the coming weekend covering 11 constituencies spread across Delhi.

AAP should cooperate with Delhi Police for its ''monumental blunder'': BJP
AAP should cooperate with Delhi Police for its ''monumental blunder'': BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the unfortunate death of Gajendra Singh during the rally at Jantar Mantar has put the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in dock and added that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government should cooperate with the Delhi Police in the investigation of the matter to avoid any conflict.

BJP sweeps SDMC mayoral polls, AAP MLAs give it a miss

Ruling BJP on Friday trounced rival Congress by winning the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation with comfortable margins, even as all five AAP MLAs chose to give the high-stake mayoral polls in the civic body a miss.

Rajasthan farmer's family demands CBI probe into his death

The family of farmer Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide at an AAP rally in Delhi, on Friday demanded an CBI probe into the circumstances leading to his death.

Arvind Kejriwal's apology on farmer's death exposed him: BJP

Delhi BJP on Friday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's "conditional" apology over the suicide of a farmer has exposed his "horrifying" face, and questioned his "silence" on the issue during the last three days.

'Distress, drought not only factors behind farmers' suicides'

Distress, drought and failure to repay loan are not the only factors behind farmers' suicides in the country and there are other reasons also which go "unnoticed", a senior Cabinet minister said on Friday.

There should be no attack on religious places: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court, hearing a plea on the security of churches, said on Friday there "should not be any attacks on any kind of religious places" in the country.

Man who winked at me said he was mentally challenged: Alka Lamba

Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) MLA Alka Lamba has revealed that the man who stared and winked at her on Thursday near the Town Hall had said that he was mentally challenged.

Gajendra Singh died due to hanging, says autopsy report

The post-mortem report of farmer Gajendra Singh says that he died from hanging, the Delhi Police confirmed on Friday.

Farmer's suicide: Delhi Police refuses to share details with DM

Delhi Police Friday again refused to share details and evidences with the District Magistrate in connection with the farmer's suicide at an AAP rally here as the deadline set by the latter passed.

Kejriwal's apology not enough: Political parties

The Congress and the BJP on Friday dismissed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology for carrying on with his anti-land bill rally despite a farmer's suicide at the venue, and said it wasn't "enough".

Making speech and not calling off AAP rally a 'mistake': Kejriwal

Two days after a farmer from Rajasthan hanged himself from a tree in full public gaze at an AAP rally in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apologised for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a "mistake".

Row over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide: As it happened on Friday
Row over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide: As it happened on Friday

Two days after a farmer from Rajasthan hanged himself from a tree in full public gaze at an AAP rally in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday apologised for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a "mistake".

High-stake mayoral polls in SDMC today

Stage is set for an even contest in the high-stake mayoral poll on Friday in the BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation, where Congress has pitted a former mayor against a senior leader of the ruling party.

Man molests American woman in beauty parlour, arrested

 A 24-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly molesting an American woman while giving her a head massage in a beauty parlour in Great Kailash area of south Delhi.

Farmer's suicide: Congress holds candlelight vigil

Delhi Congress on Thursday held a candlelight march at Jantar Mantar here in memory of farmer Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide in full public view during an Aam Aadmi Party rally.

Stray dog travels in Delhi Metro

A stray dog that reportedly entered a Delhi Metro coach recently has raised eyebrows vis-a-vis security arrangements at the rapid rail network in the national capital.