Responsibility of protecting Constitution lies with citizens: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Asserting that the responsibility of protecting the Constitution lies with the country's citizens, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal read out the Preamble of the Constitution at the Republic Day celebration at Chhatrasal Stadium here on Saturday (January 25).

Poll panel orders BJP’s Kapil Mishra to remove ‘India-Pakistan’...

The Election Commission (EC) on Friday asked BJP leader Kapil Mishra to delete his controversial tweet in which he described the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections as a  contest between India and Pakistan.

Freebies in limited dose are good for economy, says Arvind Kejriwal

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Kejriwal humiliating Purvanchalis by mocking Rinkiya Ke Papa: Manoj

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Centre tells Apex Court that abrogation of Article 370 is irreversible

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Pakistan, even America are theocratic states, India is secular: Rajnath

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Delhi polls: Tharoor alleges financial irregularities, asks AAP govt for answers

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday raised questions over the construction of classrooms and purchase of anti-pollution masks in Delhi by the AAP government and demanded answers for alleged financial irregularities. Another Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee alleged that Delhi had become the "rape capital" under the Modi and Kejriwal g...

Delhi polls: Over 1000 violations of model code of conduct

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Five flights diverted, 22 trains delayed due to heavy fog in Delhi

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Responsibility of protecting Constitution lies with citizens: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Asserting that the responsibility of protecting the Constitution lies with the country's citizens, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal read out the Preamble of the Constitution at the Republic Day celebration at Chhatrasal Stadium here on Saturday (January 25).

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Delhi polls: Kejriwal says his aim is to beat corruption, take Delhi forward

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In second candidate list BJP pits youth wing leader Sunil Yadav against Kejriwal

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BJP-ally Shiromani Akali Dal not to contest Delhi assembly elections

New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an all-weather ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has decided not to fight the Delhi assembly elections after the BJP asked it to change its stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which it said it refused. The SAD has following in many Sikh-dominated seats in the city.

BJP agrees to give 2 seats to JD(U), one to LJP for Delhi elections

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Delayed by roadshow, Kejriwal fails to file nomination for Delhi polls

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday could not file his nomination for the upcoming assembly election since he failed to reach the venue on time. However, he said he would get it done on Tuesday, which is the last day for filing nominations for the February 8 election.

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BJP releases names of 57 candidates for Delhi assembly polls

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Former MLA Ram Singh Netaji, son of Cong leader Mahabal Mishra join AAP

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Police to interrogate 9 students identified as suspects in JNU violence

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