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Jantar Mantar, a popular protest spot, has been vacant since curbs were imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Hashtags replace placards as dharnas go online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Innovating and adapting, they now organise e- dharnas, e- strikes, e- memorandums and e- rallies—many of them on Zoom, their “Zantar Mantar.”
According to officials in Kejriwal’s office, the newly elected chief minister and his cabinet are expected to reach the secretariat at around 11am on Monday to take charge(ANI Photo)
According to officials in Kejriwal’s office, the newly elected chief minister and his cabinet are expected to reach the secretariat at around 11am on Monday to take charge(ANI Photo)

Dormant for over a month, Delhi secretariat to spring back to life today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 06:30 AM IST
While discussing the agenda for the next three months with his Cabinet colleagues on Saturday, Kejriwal said that implementing the promises in the 10-point guarantee card, released by AAP during the campaigning, will be his government’s top priority.
CM Arvind Kejriwal after taking oath at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
CM Arvind Kejriwal after taking oath at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Everyone’s CM’: Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as Delhi CM for the third time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:51 AM IST
For the second time in a row, Delhi voted overwhelmingly for the AAP in the February 8 election, giving it 62 seats in the 70-member assembly. In 2015, the AAP won 67 seats. The party’s victory came on the back of a campaign that leveraged the leadership of Kejriwal.
As part of its expansion plan, the AAP will launch a campaign from February 23 to March 23 in all states to connect with one crore people(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
As part of its expansion plan, the AAP will launch a campaign from February 23 to March 23 in all states to connect with one crore people(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

AAP to connect with one crore people under month-long nationwide campaign

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Rai after taking oath along with his other ministerial colleagues at a ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan here chaired a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state office bearers at the Chief Minister’s residence.
AAP’s Twitter handle had shared the image of the little boy dressed up as Delhi CM Kejriwal on counting day, with an Aam Aadmi Party cap bearing the party’s symbol, a v-neck maroon sweater and a muffler wrapped around his head.(VIPIN KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)
AAP’s Twitter handle had shared the image of the little boy dressed up as Delhi CM Kejriwal on counting day, with an Aam Aadmi Party cap bearing the party’s symbol, a v-neck maroon sweater and a muffler wrapped around his head.(VIPIN KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)

‘Little Mufflerman’ wins hearts at Kejriwal’s swearing-in at Ramlila Maidan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:44 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had officially invited the little boy to be part of the ceremony when Arvind Kejriwal took oath for the third time as chief minister of Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal has once again extended his invitation to the people of Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of “their son” at the Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Arvind Kejriwal has once again extended his invitation to the people of Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of “their son” at the Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Come bless your son’: Arvind Kejriwal invites Delhi to his oath-taking again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 11:45 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted the invite just hours before he will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third time.
Kejriwal is scheduled to take oath along with other ministers at 10 am at a grand ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan.(ANI photo)
Kejriwal is scheduled to take oath along with other ministers at 10 am at a grand ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan.(ANI photo)

‘Nayak 2 is back again,’ reads poster at Arvind Kerjiwal’s swearing-in venue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:46 AM IST
“Nayak 2 is Back Again”, read a banner which sports a photograph of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor the main lead in the film on the left and Arvind Kejriwal wearing Aam Aadmi Party’s cap on the right.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi chief minister today.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi chief minister today.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath for the third time: Here’s all you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to be sworn-in along with his six of his ministers, days after the AAP romped to a magnificent victory in the Delhi assembly election, in which the party won 62 seats in the 70-member House.
Preparation underway at Ramlila Maidan ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s government in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Preparation underway at Ramlila Maidan ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s government in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

As AAP gears up for swearing-in, traffic snarls expected in central, old Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 05:54 AM IST
Senior officers of the traffic police said they expect over 1.5 lakh people to attend Delhi chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh during a meeting with newly-elected party MLAs at his residence, in New Delhi on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020.(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh during a meeting with newly-elected party MLAs at his residence, in New Delhi on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020.(ANI)

‘Come to bless your son on Feb 16’: Arvind Kejriwal invites Delhi to his oath ceremony

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The AAP won 62 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged the remaining eight seats.
Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

‘Only people of Delhi invited’: AAP leader on Kejriwal swearing-in ceremony

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi chief minister at a grand ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. This will be his third stint as chief minister.
Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C) gestures during his address to supporters after party's victory in the Delhi polls. (PTI photo)
Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C) gestures during his address to supporters after party's victory in the Delhi polls. (PTI photo)

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM on February 16 at Ramlila Maidan

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Acknowledging the mandate from Delhi, Kejriwal gave a big “I love you” shout-out to the city and thanked it for reposing its faith in its son. He further added that AAP’s victory will give birth to “kaam ki rajneeti (politics of work)”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan in New Delhi on Dec 22, 2019. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan in New Delhi on Dec 22, 2019. (ANI Photo)

‘Dare rivals to find anything discriminatory in my work’: PM to CAA critics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The PM strongly defended the new citizenship law and said it was to protect people’s rights.
PM Modi(Photo: BJP/Twitter)
PM Modi(Photo: BJP/Twitter)

‘Urban Naxals, Congress lying on detention centres’: PM Modi defends CAA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 03:20 PM IST
The slogan, an oblique reference to protests against the new citizenship law, seems to send out a message to opposition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

Snipers, CCTV on routes: Security tightens for PM Modi’s mega Delhi rally today

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 05:47 AM IST
Apart from this, traffic police personnel will also be deployed along the route to be taken by the prime minister, the official said.
The Daryaganj footpath that usually teems with bibliophiles scouring rows of neatly laid-out books every Sunday looked forlorn.(HT Photo)
The Daryaganj footpath that usually teems with bibliophiles scouring rows of neatly laid-out books every Sunday looked forlorn.(HT Photo)

Closure of Daryaganj book market evokes shock, outrage and nostalgia

New Delhi | By Zara Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Started in 1974 and known for the availability of rare titles at throwaway prices, the Sunday book bazar in Daryaganj was shut down following a recent Delhi High Court order to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure that weekly bazars on Sundays were not permitted on Netaji Subhash Marg.
The Sunday book market has been shut down following a July order by the Delhi High Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Sunday book market has been shut down following a July order by the Delhi High Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sunday book market at Delhi’s Daryaganj shuts down

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 10:00 PM IST
This weekend, however, for the second time, in a row he will not be setting up his stall at the historic and popular Sunday book market at Daryaganj in the Walled City.
To strengthen its campaign in Delhi, the Congress has decided to deploy its ‘star campaigners’ to help candidates reach out to the voters.(PTI)
To strengthen its campaign in Delhi, the Congress has decided to deploy its ‘star campaigners’ to help candidates reach out to the voters.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In rally, Congress to add star power

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 06:23 AM IST
“We are trying to organise the mega rally at the Ramlila Maidan. The dates will be decided in the next few days at the convenience of the leaders. Most probably closer to the polling date in Delhi,” a senior Congress leader said on Friday.
BJP workers and supporters during the Yuva Sankalp Rally, at Ramlila Ground, in New Delhi, on Sunday, January 20, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
BJP workers and supporters during the Yuva Sankalp Rally, at Ramlila Ground, in New Delhi, on Sunday, January 20, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Eye on first-time Delhi voters in LS polls, BJP holds rally at Ramlila Maidan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The BJP is focusing on the youth, especially first-timers, to repeat its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the national capital—BJP had won all seven parliamentary seats for the first time then.
The Lok Sabha elections will be a battle of two ideologies, says Amit Shah(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
The Lok Sabha elections will be a battle of two ideologies, says Amit Shah(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

Lok Sabha elections battle of ideologies; opposition coming together for power: Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 06:30 PM IST
In his inaugural address at the party’s convention at Ramlila Maidan, Shah said the opposition’s grand alliance, which he added has no policy and programme, enjoyed no nationwide influence.
Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) attend a VHP rally at Ramlila Ground to press their demand for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) attend a VHP rally at Ramlila Ground to press their demand for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi streets painted in saffron as 1.5L gathered for VHP rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 09:34 AM IST
The mega rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan was organised by VHP to demand an ordinance to build a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
A view of massive traffic jam at ITO due to Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) rally on Ram temple issue, New Delhi, on Sunday, December 9, 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of massive traffic jam at ITO due to Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) rally on Ram temple issue, New Delhi, on Sunday, December 9, 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Rally ready’ Delhi saw massive traffic jams due to VHP event on Sunday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Although the traffic police had advertised preparations for the impending rally from Friday itself, many commuters were stuck in bottlenecks and many were confused as to which route to take to their destination.
Thousands of people gathered at Ramlila Maidan for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad rally, which comes ahead of Parliament’s winter session commencing Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Thousands of people gathered at Ramlila Maidan for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad rally, which comes ahead of Parliament’s winter session commencing Tuesday.(HT Photo)

‘Those in power today had promised Ram temple’: RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi’s dig at BJP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Senior RSS leader Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi on Sunday made a veiled attack on the BJP for not fulfilling its promise of constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya and demanded that the Union government enact a legislation, if need be, for it.
Thousands of people gathered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on Sunday for Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s rally to press for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)
Thousands of people gathered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on Sunday for Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s rally to press for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)

VHP rally in Delhi to demand bill for Ram temple construction

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Ramlila Maidan and snipers have been deployed on high-rises. The VHP has carried out a door-to-door campaign to make the rally a success.
The ‘Kisan Mukti March’ on Friday brought Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the same platform, as leaders from 23 opposition parties rallied behind farmers from several states, pledging support to their demands.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
The ‘Kisan Mukti March’ on Friday brought Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the same platform, as leaders from 23 opposition parties rallied behind farmers from several states, pledging support to their demands.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Farmers’ Delhi protest: Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal share stage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2018 12:00 AM IST
An estimated 15,000 farmers, gathered in the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital since Thursday, marched about 3km to Parliament Street, skirting the outer periphery of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub.
Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi on November 30, 2018.(Reuters)
Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi on November 30, 2018.(Reuters)

Farmers’ march to Parliament disrupts traffic in central Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Farmers’ march In Delhi: The Delhi traffic Police gave real time updates on twitter and Facebook advising people to avoid places the procession was passing through.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed the tens of thousands of farmers who had marched to Jantar Mantar on Friday.(Twitter/Congress)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed the tens of thousands of farmers who had marched to Jantar Mantar on Friday.(Twitter/Congress)

Farmers not asking for free gifts, Rahul Gandhi at mega rally in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 04:34 PM IST
The farmers are demanding loan waiver, higher minimum support price and clearance of two bills that have already been introduced in both Houses of Parliament.
The demands of the farmers is passing of two bills seeking ‘freedom from indebtedness’ and the ‘right to guaranteed remunerative minimum support price (MSP)’, which were introduced in the Lok Sabha in August this year.(HT Photo/ Sanchit Khanna)
The demands of the farmers is passing of two bills seeking ‘freedom from indebtedness’ and the ‘right to guaranteed remunerative minimum support price (MSP)’, which were introduced in the Lok Sabha in August this year.(HT Photo/ Sanchit Khanna)

With photos, skulls and placards, thousands of farmers march to Parliament today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani and Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 01:52 PM IST
Thousands of farmers at Ramlila Ground walked to Sansad Marg in the morning. Farmers want demands to be discussed in the Winter session of the Parliament.
AAP volunteers have put up tents at Anand Vihar railway station for those who arrived there and were providing them with snacks and water.
AAP volunteers have put up tents at Anand Vihar railway station for those who arrived there and were providing them with snacks and water.

‘Ayodhya nahi, karz maafi’: Farmers’ march in Delhi demanding loan waiver, fair price for produce

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Farmers’ march in Delhi: The Ramlila Maidan started filling up from about 10.30 am when farmers from Delhi, Haryana and Punjab started pouring in. About 13,000 people have reached the ground and many are still on their way.

Farmers’ protest in Delhi LIVE updates: Traffic police issues advisory, ask commuters to avoid certain routes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 08:32 PM IST

Thousands of farmers from across the country started marching towards Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Thursday to participate in two-day “Kisan Mukti March” to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce, a week after their counterparts staged a similar protest in Maharashtra’s Mumbai.Here are the live updates:

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