Alok K N Mishra

Alok K N Mishra is a journalist with the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He writes on governance, policy and politics. He is an ardent follower of politics and is fascinated about making politics work better for the middle-class and the poor. He loves to discuss and predict the national political behaviour. Before shifting to Delhi, he covered political instability, governance, and misgovernance besides Maoists insurgency in Jharkhand for almost half a decade. He started out in 2010 as a city reporter with Times of India, Patna.

Articles by Alok K N Mishra

Entries open for Delhi govt theatre festival for children

According to an official, registrations began on May 29, and will close after the first 250 participants complete the registration process

The 10-day festival will be held at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti near Rajghat. (File photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Delhi govt will challenge Centre’s ordinance in SC, says AAP

The Centre issued an ordinance restoring to itself the power over ‘services’ in the National Capital Territory on Friday evening, a week after the Supreme Court ruled that the Delhi government has control over bureaucrats assigned to departments under its purview

Delhi education minister Atishi said the Centre’s ordinance has been brought to kill democracy and added that it will be ultimately struck down by the Supreme Court. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Extortion salvo at Delhi vigilance secy

The Delhi government has ordered withdrawal of work assigned to special secretary of vigilance department, YVVJ Rajasekhar

The government order was issued by vigilance minister Saurabh Bharadwaj. (ANI)
Updated on May 15, 2023 11:55 PM IST

The Contested History of Delhi's Power Struggle

The Supreme Court has put matters straight between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor. Hopefully, the saga will find a suitable end

The hostilities started soon after Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the chief minister of New Delhi in 2015, with the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)-led government at the Centre.(PTI)
Published on May 13, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Kejriwal promises ‘big’ bureaucratic reshuffle after SC verdict, warns officials

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal warned that officers involved in obstructing the people’s work will have to suffer

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2023 05:21 PM IST

More haunted heritage walks in pipeline in Delhi

The haunted walks were launched on Sunday at central Delhi’s 14th-century palace, Malcha Mahal, in Chanakyapuri

A view of Khooni Darwaza, where will be covered as part of the heritage walk plan. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2023 12:24 AM IST

For EV infra push, Delhi govt sets up district-level panels

The government has set a target of installing 18,000 EV points in the Capital by 2025 with land availability being one of the biggest challenges

An official said the capital currently has around 4,000 public and semi-public charging infrastructure which includes those installed at malls, hotels, hospitals, and marketplaces. (Image for representation)
Updated on May 05, 2023 11:15 PM IST

‘Haunted’ heritage walks set to begin in Delhi from tomorrow

The haunted walks are part of the Delhi government’s heritage walks and people can make advance bookings at the Delhi tourism offices

An official said that the demand for haunted walks at Malcha Mahal in Chanakyapuri is very strong. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2023 02:52 AM IST

Delhi LG orders examination of 44.78 cr spent on Kejriwal’s house renovation

The BJP and the AAP have been sparring over the renovation of Kejriwal’s official bungalow after details about the money spent on its refurbishment surfaced

Delhi chief minister’s official bungalow. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 01:19 PM IST

Verify 1.3 mn labourers for free bus passes, transit hostels: Delhi CM Kejriwal

The directions were issued in a meeting to review the functioning of a workers' welfare body of the state government

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal chairs a high-level meeting with the labour department to review the functioning of the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 04:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi:

Will sue CBI, ED for lying in court: CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to sue India?s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate for perjury, accusing them of ?torturing witnesses and accused? in their investigation of an excise policy case. Kejriwal has been summoned by the CBI to appear as a witness on Sunday. The Delhi CM has not been named as an accused in the CBI's FIR filed on 17 August 2020. However, Kejriwal?s name cropped up when other accused and witnesses were questioned, prompting the agency to seek clarifications.

Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi on Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 12:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

CBI, ED torturing people to get favourable statements: Kejriwal on summons

Stating that he will appear before the probe agency on Sunday, Kejriwal during a press conference at his residence on Saturday said, “If the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] has asked the CBI to arrest me, how will the CBI disobey them.”

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been called for questioning as a witness on Sunday by CBI (Twitter/@AamAadmiParty)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 03:23 PM IST

‘Not afraid, Kejriwal will go to CBI office tomorrow’: AAP minister

The Aam Aadmi Party alleged that the Centre was misusing federal agencies to suppress Arvind Kejriwal’s voice

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned by the CBI for questioning in connection with its ongoing probe into alleged excise scam at 11am on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 01:00 PM IST

Kejriwal links Modi with Adani in House

The Delhi chief minister was participating in a debate on a resolution moved by AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha in the Delhi assembly demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into allegations against the Adani group

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi assembly on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:44 PM IST

LG office asks govt to set up Delhi labour welfare board

The labour welfare board is entrusted with the task of the welfare of the labourers in the capital by formulating labour welfare schemes with the purpose to improve the living conditions and economic status of the workers and their families

Delhi Lieutenant governor VK Saxena pointed out that the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government’s labour department had been working without the board for the past two years. (PTI)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Delhi govt, LG office spar over power subsidy in city

An official requesting anonymity said the LG has never even suggested, leave apart asking the AAP government to withdraw subsidies.

The tussle broke out after LG VK Saxena asked chief secretary Naresh Kumar to direct the power department to place the statutory advice of the DERC, which recommended that subsidy should be continued for only consumers with up to 5KV (PTI)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 04:01 AM IST

Virendraa Sachdeva appointed as Delhi’s new BJP state chief

Sachdeva was appointed working president in December last year after the then president Adesh Gupta resigned following party’s defeat in the municipal polls

The appointment of Sachdeva has come just over a year before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (Virendraa Sachdeva | Twitter)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 02:34 PM IST

Kejriwal attacks Centre in House: ‘Budget delayed to satisfy ego’

The Delhi chief minister was speaking two hours after the home ministry cleared the Delhi Budget, ending a 24-hour-long back-and-forth exercise between it, the state government and the LG office.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal cited the Constitution to say that the LG does not have the authority to raise objections or clear files, except in the three domains of police, public order, and land. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 03:05 AM IST

Delhi Transport Corporation’s working losses rise to 3,000 crore

Rising costs of compressed natural gas fuel, high maintenance of an ageing fleet, and free and concessional bus rides provided by the Delhi government were among the factors for the rising losses

DTC runs around 4,010 buses on 461 city and seven national capital region routes. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Delhi govt blames Centre as shadow cast on Budget

The Delhi government and the Centre have been at loggerheads over several issues.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, speaking to a television channel, hit out at the Union government and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led administration at the Centre had “blocked” the elected government of the Capital from presenting the annual Budget.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 03:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

New infra projects likely to be focus of Delhi Budget in 2023

The Delhi assembly’s Budget session is scheduled to begin on Friday with an address by lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena

Since coming to power in 2015, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has presented the state Budget on particular themes, such as Green Budget (2018), Deshbhakti Budget (2021) and Rozgar Budget (2022). (PTI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 07:09 AM IST

Power subsidy to continue irrespective of meter load: Delhi govt

Power minister Atishi said consumers who received subsidies under the default provision that ended on October 2022, have opted in for the subsidy in the current fiscal, and the scheme will restart in April.

According to the state’s power subsidy scheme, domestic consumers who use up to 200 units of electricity get their bills waived off, while those who consume 201-400 units get a 50% discount. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Water crisis due to ‘neglect’, says LG; Delhi govt hits back

Delhi water minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said that the Haryana government was responsible for the issue raised by the LG.

VK Saxena during an inspection at Wazirabad plant. (Photo/LG Office)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Delhi govt to conduct study to assess public outreach plans

The study, an official said, will help the government ensure that the schemes’ benefits reach the maximum number of people

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. The study included at least 10 flagship campaigns of the Aam Aadmi Party government . (PTI)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Delhi Budget session likely from March 17

This will be the first time that Manish Sisodia will not be presenting the AAP government’s Budget since 2015 when the party stormed to power in Delhi. Sisodia resigned after he was arrested last Sunday in connection with a CBI probe into alleged irregularities into the implementation of Delhi excise policy 2021-22

The last Budget of the Kejriwal-led government was presented in the Delhi assembly on March 26, 2022. (PTI)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 01:43 AM IST

Delhi government teachers, Finland trip and LG's nod: The controversy explained

Lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena increased the number of participants from 52 to 87 to ensure that teachers from all zones could benefit from the training programme.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor VK Saxena
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 06:09 AM IST

'80% of leaders detained, emergency-like situation': AAP after Sisodia’s arrest

AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed around 80% of AAP leaders, including Member of Parliament Sanjay Singh and minister Gopal Rai, were under detention

Security arrangements in view of call for protests against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's arrest. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 02:27 PM IST
ByAlok K N Mishra & Shiv Sunny, New Delhi

Sisodia’s arrest deals a blow to AAP’sgovernance, expansion plans

The arrest comes just a week before Arvind Kejriwal is going to visit Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to kick off party’s campaign ahead of state assembly elections

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann address mediapersons outside deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s residence in New Delhi on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 01:57 AM IST

Delhi govt’s workhorse: Sisodia ran 18 depts, piloted flagship schemes

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s work load had almost doubled after the arrest of senior cabinet member Satyendra Jain in an alleged case of money laundering

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia during a roadshow from his Mathura Road residence to Raj Ghat en route the CBI office for his questioning in the liquor policy case on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 01:45 AM IST

‘Not afraid of jail’: Manish Sisodia on CBI probe in excise policy case

In a fresh summons to Sisodia, who is an accused in the excise policy case, CBI had asked him to appear before the agency for questioning on Sunday (February 26)

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held roadshow ahead of CBI grilling (Twitter)
Updated on Feb 26, 2023 06:39 PM IST
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