Aaron Pereira



Aaron is a Senior Copy Editor based in New Delhi.
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Goa elections: RSS-backed GSM may withdraw its ‘tough’ Panaji candidate Raju Sukerkar
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Goa elections: Lilavati Hospital, however, has clarified that no patient by the name of Raju Sukerkar has an appointment in its hospital.

Goa assembly elections: Congress declares first list of candidates, alliance with Goa Forward, NCP, Babush certain
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The Congress Party appears to have worked out an alliance with Goa Forward, United Goans and NCP.

Worst is yet to come, says Manmohan Singh on PM Modi’s demonetisation move
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former finance minister P Chidambaram and other senior party leaders addressed the session at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital.

Demonetisation will cause loss of Rs 1.5 lakh crore to GDP: P Chidambaram
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Chidambaram said that except Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, "no one in the world thinks that the GDP wont be hit.

PM Modi, RSS have destroyed the core spirit of India: Rahul Gandhi at Jan Vedna Sammelan
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Rahul Gandhi also questioned the various initiatives carried out by the Modi government that has failed to gain any response.

Narendra Modi’s BHIM app – How to use it and all you need to know
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

BHIM UPI App - we did a quick check of the app Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched today. Read to find out more!

‘I knew in my heart that what happened there that night was wrong’
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

“It hurts, but that’s life. If we keep thinking about it, we can’t move on, can we?”

Linda Ragsdale: ‘Peace in, because peace in will lead to peace out’
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Linda Ragsdale, an illustrator and author who was shot at in the November 26, 2008 terror attacks, recounts her experience when terror struck Mumbai

‘Forgiveness is a choice not to be held hostage by terrorism’
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

I refuse to be terrorised, she said, and so she was free.

Who cares who said achche din first? It’s time Modi sarkar delivered on its promises
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

There is no doubt that the Modi government is facing pressure given that the elections to state assemblies are months away, and that the achche din wave is slowly waning.

The @PMOIndia Twitter mess: Should govt be held responsible for data erasure?
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

PMOIndia on Twitter: Can the government delete tweets? Does it entail a deletion of government records?

Sonia Gandhi in Varanasi: Eyeing Dalit, Brahmin votes, Congress takes on Modi in ‘home turf’
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Sonia Gandhi in Varanasi: Is Uttar Pradesh the Congress Party's only hope of revival?

AAP’s Bhagwant Mann is in trouble, and rightly so
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Will the 'righteous' politician Arvind Kejriwal pull up his MP, months ahead of Punjab polls?

Textiles Ministry: From new projects to China threat, there’s a lot here to keep Smriti Irani busy
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

The Textile Ministry might not really be a rung below as some believe.

Smriti Irani’s move to Textiles aimed at Uttar Pradesh polls?
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Where does Smriti Irani come in then? While these poll surveys put her popularity in single digits, Congress’ move to introduce Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is perhaps behind the BJP’s strategic move.

‘Gurudas Kamat is part of Congress family, reports of his resignation untrue’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Congress media in-charge Randeep Surjewala issued a statement maintaining that Gurudas Kamat continues to be an integral part of the Congress family.

Goa: Kejriwal rally today, here is AAP’s plan
Sun, May 22, 2016

AAP is confident of winning the Goa elections and Arvind Kejriwal’s Sunday rally will be a 'prelim' for the party's efforts.

Go Goa: Arvind Kejriwal wants to take Delhi wave to Panaji with May 22 AAP rally
Tue, May 10, 2016

AAP's Arvind Kejriwal will hold a rally in Goa on May 22 where he's likely to hit out at the ruling BJP for its alleged failure at governance and numerous U-turns.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh attack Narendra Modi sarkar, march to arrest
Fri, May 06, 2016

"Do not try to frighten us. Life has taught me to fight on," Sonia Gandhi said at the Congress rally, adding that the 'achche din' of the BJP was over.

Parrikar back to Goa politics post Cabinet reshuffle? BJP says will welcome him
Tue, May 03, 2016

"Yes, I will be back in three-four months," Parrikar told Goa News when asked whether he was contemplating returning to state politics.

Crimes against foreign tourists: Delhi tops list, Goa second
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Interestingly, the government did not possess data relating to crimes against foreigners and only began compiling such data in 2014.

Kodaikanal mercury poisoning: HUL settles with former workers, but there’s much left to do
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Welcoming the settlement, campaign organisations in Tamil Nadu involved in ensuring HUL clean up Kodaikanal, say there's much more that needs to be done.

Rohith Vemula protest rally: Opposition warns Modi sarkar against ‘messing with’ students
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Thousands of student activists participated in a 'chalo Delhi' rally demanding action in the suicide case of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

Jab They Will Meet — and end a millennium’s estrangement
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

An extraordinary meeting between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches takes place at Havana airport today.

Jallikattu: No clearance given, says AWBI; will move SC says PETA India
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Peta India has vowed to continue the fight against animal cruelty in the Supreme Court.

At Patiala House courts, an anti-climax that lasted all of 10 minutes
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

"I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I'm not scared of anyone," said Sonia Gandhi, invoking her mother-in-law.

Chennai floods: Decoding the city’s worst rains in 100 years
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

With Chennai seeing its worst rainfall in 100 years, we take a look at what caused it, what the impact is, what's being done and what Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has to do.

BJP on Aamir Khan’s intolerance remark: Moving out of India is an individual’s choice
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Reacting to Aamir Khan's remarks, Nalin Kohli said the continuous free debate and the expression of dissent has been taken place all the time, proof enough of how tolerant a society we are.

Peace in India essential for economic growth, development: Former PM Manmohan Singh
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Manmohan Singh was speaking at a national conference to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

PM Narendra Modi’s silence on bigotry, intolerance indicates his consent: Congress
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

The protest march saw several state party leaders from across the country as well as leaders from the Youth Congress and the National Student Union of India.

Dadri lynching to Dalit killing: Is this BJP’s worst social media moment?
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Despite several efforts, the top leadership of the BJP is struggling to rein in their party leaders who are on a verbal rampage sparking daily controversies.

75% of juveniles held in 2014 were above 16 years of age
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

In the year 2014, a total of 33,526 cases (under IPC) were registered against children below 18 years of age, as against a total number of 28,51,563 cases registered in the country during that year.

Delhi is the rape capital; NCRB data shows rape cases up 200% since 2012
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Data on cases of rape in India released by the NCRB has shown Delhi continues to top the list of cities where women are unsafe.

FTII midnight arrests: Shocked, students are not criminals, says Shyam Benegal
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The FTII students simply have to invite Gajendra Chauhan, grill him, and satisfy themselves whether he is capable (of heading the institute) or not.

Independence Day speech: Here are the top issues PM Modi spoke about
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

PM Modi's second independence day speech touched upon several pressing issues but failed to make any concrete assurances.

Bihar polls: To counter Modi effect, Nitish Kumar goes for the jugular
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Can Nitish Kumar follow in Modi's footsteps and play the asmita card to his advantage in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls?