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Manish Sisodia: BJP nervous, trying to shut down ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ plan

Delhi deputy CM Sisodia’s comments came in response to the January 11 letter by the child rights body to the state government, in which the commission alleged that the programme, under which school students are provided career guidance by eminent citizens, “exposes them to certain dangers”
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the BJP must keep their political agenda away from education, and let the Kejriwal government work. (ANI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the BJP must keep their political agenda away from education, and let the Kejriwal government work. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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BJP doesn't want it, so got child rights panel to stop ‘Desh Ka Mentor’: Sisodia

  • Delhi government and the NCPCR have been at loggerheads regarding the programme with the commission citing that the initiative will expose children to unknown persons and increase the possibility of crime and abuse. The ‘Desh Ka Mentor' programme was launched in October last year.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Union territory government has taken “extreme care” while deciding the structure of the ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme. (HT Archive)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Union territory government has taken “extreme care” while deciding the structure of the ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:37 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

1000 students-led startups chosen for Delhi govt's ‘Business Blasters’ programme

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, asserted that student entrepreneurs from the Arvind Kejriwal government's school start-up programme will bring back the glory of India which was known as ''Sone Ki Chidiya” (Golden Bird) in the past.
Out of 51,000 start-up ideas, 1,000 students-led startups have been selected to compete in Round 2 of the Business Blasters programme.(ANI Photo)
Out of 51,000 start-up ideas, 1,000 students-led startups have been selected to compete in Round 2 of the Business Blasters programme.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 01:14 PM IST
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Deadline to register kids for entry-level classes extended

The process of registrations for admission to entry-level classes — nursery, kindergarten, and Class 1 — for the 2022-23 academic session in private schools across the Capital began on December 15.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI file photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 05:42 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi issues first caste certificate to son based on mother’s credentials

Previously, SC/ST caste certificates were issued based only on the father’s caste certificate or paternal side documents. Due to this, several single mothers couldn’t get SC/ST caste certificates for their children.
On Tuesday, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia handed over the first caste certificate issued on a mother’s credentials.(ANI Photo)
On Tuesday, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia handed over the first caste certificate issued on a mother’s credentials.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 05:20 AM IST
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Delhi Teachers University Bill introduced in assembly session

The campus of the Delhi Teachers University is coming up at Bakkarwala in east Delhi, and the government has said that it will enrol 5,000 students starting this year. The university will offer four-year Integrated teacher education programmes such as BA-BEd, BSc-BEd among others.
Manish Sisodia said the university will focus on preparing quality teachers through world-class exposure and set new standards of teacher education in India.(ANI Photo)
Manish Sisodia said the university will focus on preparing quality teachers through world-class exposure and set new standards of teacher education in India.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 06:18 AM IST
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New excise policy curbed 3,500 crore theft, says Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Demanding the immediate roll back of the excise policy, the BJP blocked roads in several areas across the city. In the run-up to the municipal elections due to be held in April this year, the BJP is trying to corner the AAP on its excise policy, which came into effect in November last year
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(File Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 05:48 AM IST
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Chakka jam: Sisodia jabs BJP, says new excise policy stopped theft

  • Under the new excise policy, 849 premium liquor vends are being opened across the city. The policy was implemented in the city from November 17, 2021.
Sisodia said the BJP was rattled as the new excise policy aims to curb the sale of illegal liquor being done by the party at many places.(File Photo)
Sisodia said the BJP was rattled as the new excise policy aims to curb the sale of illegal liquor being done by the party at many places.(File Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 01:36 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Delhi Teachers' University to be opened this year for 5,000 students: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday visited the under-construction campus of the upcoming Delhi Teachers' University at Bakkarwala village and informed that it will be opened this year for a total of 5,000 students.
Delhi Teachers' University to be opened this year for 5,000 students: Sisodia
Delhi Teachers' University to be opened this year for 5,000 students: Sisodia
Published on Jan 02, 2022 10:22 AM IST
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Delhi teachers university to enrol 5,000 from this year: Sisodia

The under-construction campus will cater to the professional needs of both pre-service and in-service teachers, said Manish Sisodia.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the under-construction Delhi Teachers University at Bakkarwala village on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the under-construction Delhi Teachers University at Bakkarwala village on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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Delhi govt to install 600 LED screens in prominent locations by end-2022

A command and control centre will be set up to run all the screens individually, in clusters or all at a time.
The LED screens will be installed at prominent locations on PWD roads more than 80ft wide, road intersections and T-points of roads with right of way above 80 feet or more, and entry and exit points of Metro stations having more footfall. (Rep[resentative photo/PTI)
The LED screens will be installed at prominent locations on PWD roads more than 80ft wide, road intersections and T-points of roads with right of way above 80 feet or more, and entry and exit points of Metro stations having more footfall. (Rep[resentative photo/PTI)
Updated on Dec 31, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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Multiplex body meets Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia over closure of cinema halls

Under the yellow alert of the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap) to tackle Covid-19, the Delhi government has shut down cinema halls and multiplexes. Most cinema halls reopened only in August after a punishing wave of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Business, meanwhile, began only last month, they said.
A view of Delite Cinema after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) announced the cinema halls must be shut in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A view of Delite Cinema after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) announced the cinema halls must be shut in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 01:24 AM IST
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Deputy CM Sisodia demands funds for MCDs in next Union Budget

Manish Sisodia, who is also Delhi finance minister, on Thursday attended the annual meeting of chief ministers to discuss Union Budget 2022-2023 with Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia attended a meeting of chief minister with Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss Union Budget 2022-23. (HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia attended a meeting of chief minister with Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss Union Budget 2022-23. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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Manish Sisodia initiates veterinary hospital renovation

The Delhi government has sanctioned 2 crore for the renovation project and it will be ready in seven months.
“The library on the upper level of the hospital will provide a comfortable space for students to study and the hall will be opened to the senior citizens for recreation purposes,” Manish Sisodia said.(File Photo)
“The library on the upper level of the hospital will provide a comfortable space for students to study and the hall will be opened to the senior citizens for recreation purposes,” Manish Sisodia said.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 03:15 AM IST
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Delhi govt school students bag seed money for start-up ideas

The Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government provides a launchpad for students’ business ideas. The judges for the fifth episode were deputy CM Manish Sisodia and businesspersons Ravi Gupta and Divya Gupta
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was one of the judges for the Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government. (ANI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was one of the judges for the Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 02:46 AM IST
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After meeting, Sisodia says state will hike guest teachers’ salaries

Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said a delegation of guest teachers met him on Wednesday and apprised him of their demands, including a hike in their salary.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(File Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 03:15 AM IST
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Delhi govt paid all dues to MCD, workers still unpaid: Sisodia

Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s finance minister, said since chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took charge of the government in Delhi, the administration has not only given MCDs their share of the budget, but also a loan of 6,889 crore.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Delhi government has not only paid the MCDs their budget dues but also extended them a loan of over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 crore. (ANI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Delhi government has not only paid the MCDs their budget dues but also extended them a loan of over 6,000 crore. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 12:54 AM IST
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Sisodia to address Dubai education summit today

  • Introduced in 2019, the EMC curriculum is designed to train students to work in teams, brainstorm and identify social challenges or business opportunities.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (PTI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (PTI)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 05:54 AM IST
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Delhi govt play on Ambedkar purely patriotic, not political: Sisodia

Delhi deputy chief minister said the Delhi government will organise the play on the Dalit icon at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He added that the timing of the play should not be associated with assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh
Sisodia said the timing of the play should not be associated with assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, which have a Dalit population of 32% and 22% respectively. (HT Photo)
Sisodia said the timing of the play should not be associated with assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, which have a Dalit population of 32% and 22% respectively. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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Omicron scare: Sisodia slams Covid tests rush at Delhi airport

Delhi airport officials said it was an old picture, and the situation has improved since 20 new designated counters were set up on Sunday to facilitate faster Covid-19 testing for passengers arriving from “high-risk” countries
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 06:34 AM IST
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ByJasjeev Gandhiok and Paras Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

AAP to take out yet another ‘Tiranga Yatra’, this time in Punjab's Pathankot

Punjab is scheduled to go for assembly polls next year. 59 seats are needed for winning a majority in the 117-seat state assembly.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo / PTI)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:15 PM IST
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Govt prepared for rise in cases, says Sisodia after DDMA meet

According to officials, all passengers arriving in Delhi from ‘at-risk’ countries will need to take an RT-PCR test when they arrive at the airport and will have to quarantine at home for at least eight days even if their samples return negative.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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Omicron: Sisodia says can’t lower guard, Centre, states to monitor variant

"The Centre said that it is keeping a watch and states have to ensure the same. We should not lower our guard irrespective of how deadly the variant is, or how much effectiveness a vaccine has against it,” Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said while addressing a press conference on Monday. 
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(Screengrab)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(Screengrab)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Business Blasters: Delhi govt starts TV programme for project pitches

Speaking at the launch of the television event, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the Business Blasters programme will provide a launchpad for students’ business ideas and encourage confidence and a problem-solving mindset, which will benefit India’s economy in the future.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia spoke at the launch event. (File photo/ANI)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia spoke at the launch event. (File photo/ANI)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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‘For the first time, we are telling students to dream of a business’: Sisodia

  • Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, said some of the promising ideas that had come up as part of the Business Blaster initiative will be televised.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 03:44 AM IST
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Manish Sisodia tweets on reopening of Delhi schools for all classes from Monday

Sisodia shared a tweet along with an order issued by the additional director of education Rita Sharmda that said the department of environment and forest has allowed the reopening of schools in Delhi.
A file photo of schoolchildren leaving after attending classes, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
A file photo of schoolchildren leaving after attending classes, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Congress leader Mukesh Goel joins AAP in presence of Delhi DyCM Manish Sisodia

Mukesh Goel is an MLA from the Adarsh Nagar constituency in Delhi.
Congress' Mukesh Goel welcomed into AAP by Manish Sisodia. (ANI Twitter) 
Congress' Mukesh Goel welcomed into AAP by Manish Sisodia. (ANI Twitter) 
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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Inflation rate lowest in Delhi compared to 5 metro cities: Manish Sisodia

In the financial year 2020-21, the increase in inflation in Delhi was 3.0%, whereas, it was 4.6% in Kolkata, 4.4% in Chennai, 4.1% in Mumbai and 4% in Bengaluru, said Manish Sisodia
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the average annual inflation growth rate based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) in 2020-21 was only 3% in Delhi as compared to 5% nationally. (HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the average annual inflation growth rate based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) in 2020-21 was only 3% in Delhi as compared to 5% nationally. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 01:54 AM IST
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Govt aims to bring Delhi’s per capita income on par with Singapore’s: Sisodia

The deputy CM said Delhi’s growth rate has reached 11-12% in the last six years and the per capita income is three times the national average.
On the infrastructure front, Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party-led government is redesigning 540km of roads in Delhi, at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11,000 crore. (ANI)
On the infrastructure front, Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party-led government is redesigning 540km of roads in Delhi, at a cost of 11,000 crore. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 03:07 AM IST
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Small steps needed for a pollution-free Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Taking part in a Raahgiri event in Patparganj, Delhi deputy CM pushed for measures like switching off engines at traffic signals and opting for public transport
We can make our city a pollution free and healthy by taking small steps like switching off engines at traffic signals and switching to public transport, said Sisodia. (ANI)
We can make our city a pollution free and healthy by taking small steps like switching off engines at traffic signals and switching to public transport, said Sisodia. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 05:35 AM IST
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ByHT correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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