Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases has hit at the heart of his 1,000-acre Sirsa dera, now largely emptied of its followers. What’s left though is an unshakable faith in their Baba.
The tension in this Mewat village unfolded like a now familiar story. A video on Facebook led to a public beating, then another on WhatsApp made the assault viral. The Indian Express goes to find out what happens to a village, one of India’s most backward, when social media comes in — and discovers it back on its phones
As per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 2015-16, rural Madhya Pradesh fares the worst in the country in menstrual health management, with only 26.4 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 24 using hygienic methods.
Last month, a TTE was fined Rs 25,000 as a reserved seat was taken by force. For Narayan, almost every negotiation on a train is about seats, including own. A day in the life of Ram Narayan, 27, a Travelling Ticket Examiner on the Mahakoshal Express
Police arrested Sandip Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, in connection with the case. He was also allegedly part of the LeT group that ambushed a police patrol and killed six security personnel, including SHO Firoz Dar.
At Khati’s two-room, rundown home in Kurar, his mother Poonam, 45, and father Mam Chand, 44, a daily wager, are struggling to come to terms with their son’s death. Khati was the eldest of Chand’s three children, including another 14-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter.
As the sun goes down and neon lights come on, in melas across country, a small community of men and women take their lives into their hands. As the death of one of them in Odisha makes it to the Internet, and leads to arrests, The Indian Express goes looking for a Maut ka Kuan
For the girls of Haryana’s Gothra village, whose protest forced the state government to upgrade their school, ambitions aren’t curtailed by lack of opportunities alone.
“Since the victim’s mother is not willing to take care of the child, so in the interest of the child, the CWC decided to send her to a CCI,” said Dr Raj Singh Sangwan, Chairman, CWC, Rohtak.
The victim was administered the abortion medicine on Wednesday and her condition is being closely monitored by the doctors at the hospital.
Stepfather is accused; Rohtak mother asks: If he goes to jail, who will take care of my children, I need to think about their future too.
Men are agreed: “Our women don’t need phones”. Women are confused: “When did we ever have one?”
The new president of the club, Anirudh Suri, 34, who won uncontested, says the role of the new team is to reach out to a “broader community” and be of value to the government.
“I was asked by Mrs Maneka Gandhi to conduct the training then. I remember during the exercise we had caught a truck carrying brushes made of mongoose hair," Kadyan told The Indian Express.
The Kota Hostel Association has decided to install sensors and springs in ceiling fans in hostel rooms, to check the rising number of suicides in the city.
The Hindu Yuva Vahini, meanwhile, had a different version.
The Supreme Court ban on liquor vends within 500 m of highways comes amid a growing clamour for prohibition. But from toddy to whiskey, country liquor to IMFL and beer to, more recently, wine — we are knocking it all down.
More firms are pulling the plug on YouTube advertising, after their ads appeared next to extremist content. But given how it sources ads, and how many ads it sources, is Google doing enough?
The initiative has received a mixed response from hostel owners, students and the district administration.
The list for Hasanpur village, accessed by The Indian Express, is a handwritten note with no official stamp or signature.
An FIR was registered naming him in a case of elopement. Hours later, the 16-year-old was found dead.
In this season of protest marches, DU’s Students’ Union office serves as a space for strategising, venting anger against “anti-nationals” and, above all, as a shelter from the heat outside
This is not the first time that the Delhi mid-day meal programme has come under scrutiny.
As far as the right to offer ‘puja’ and ‘sewa’ is concerned, Kumari said “they will think about the issue later”. “The matter has been sorted.
The 17-year-old was the first Dalit from the village to win the race, which had 35 participants, mostly upper castes from 10-15 villages nearby.
ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI travels with a dance orchestra to a village in the interiors of Allahabad, the heart of the wedding entertainment industry.
Nearly 50 families of the Qureshi community cooked biryani at home and sold it from thelas in Doha, Mewat.
Safal lessons from Pitampura: new look, approach
Mewat victim has had to leave home, her husband has lost his job. Their only hope is justice will be swift
Across Chandni Chowk, the one-stop shop for all things matrimonial, The Sunday Express joins a 22-year-old as he sets off with a little band, a little baaja and a little baraat. Photographs: Tashi Tobgyal
“Pollution” got Sunny and Rani a day off from school last week, they are not sure what that means, for their mother juggling multiple things at once, the bad air is just an added concern, without answers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the chief guest at the event, presented the awards to 37 journalists, who told their stories the way they should be — simply, factually.
With a week to go for Diwali, their best time of the year, shopkeepers in Old Delhi are treading with caution over calls to ‘boycott’ Chinese goods.
Pointing to a roof across his house, where his relatives live, he says they were some of his biggest dectractors when he dropped out of his M.Sc course in Baroda to join the National School of Drama.
Siddiqui, who hails from Budhana, has been on a vacation in his hometown and had got in touch with the Ram Leela committee to be part of the production.
Over two nights, separated by two months, an officer accused of corruption, his wife and two children committed suicide in Delhi. As CBI is accused of “harassing” the family to death, Ankita Dwivedi Johri traces the lives of the Bansals.