Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Uttarakhand: A half-built capital waits for a government
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

After many election promises, work began on a permanent capital in Gairsain 2 years ago but project now awaits funds.

Decision 2017: Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP list
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP

Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP candidate list in election-bound states
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP.

Two parties, nine rebels and a sparring match in Uttarakhand
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

At his rally in Dehradun last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attacked the Congress government over what is called the “scooter scam”.

Uttarakhand polls: In three-way contest, Harish Rawat versus his party versus BJP
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

On Saturday, Upadhyaya conceded during a press conference that the state Congress is running on “two axes”

Bank staffers illegally converted Rs 3.5 crore in old notes: I-T dept
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

The I-T department is probing the source of around Rs 120 crore deposited in the bank since demonetisation.

In 2016, RSS grew in importance and closer to Modi govt
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

This year, the Sangh did not like Modi’s critical remarks on Gau Rakshaks but both sides quickly covered up the chinks in their relationship and rebuilt trust.

Why hope in Uttar Pradesh based on only Dalits, Muslims could be maya
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Results of past elections show that not only has Mayawati’s Dalit vote shrunk, she has found the going difficult without support from other — read upper — castes.

From Lucknow to Delhi, parties that died with their founders
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

In this part of a series, The Indian Express finds out how a number of parties in UP, Delhi and MP faded before they were delisted by EC

Where the parties are supposed to be: Dashed political dreams, homes & clinic
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The Indian Express finds out what stands at the registered offices of some of the 255 parties delisted by EC for failing to contest polls over 10 years.

CBDT warns against ‘undue harassment’
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

At the same time, the directive, issued by CBDT Director Rohit Garg under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, also asks tax officers to ensure “necessary and strict compliance”.

Delhi gold outlet logs Rs 75-crore cash sales in 4 hrs on night of November 8
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Sources said the sales conducted that night at the Kucha Mahajani outlet were of below Rs 2 lakh per customer, without their PAN number being recorded.

Demonetisation: MPs and their money
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

Demonetisation: MPs and Their Money
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

Nehru may share space with all PMs at Teen Murti
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

The idea of the museum was mooted several months ago by topmost authorities in the government.

Amid charges of irregularities, Lalit Kala secy faces inquiry
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

A joint secretary of the ministry will conduct the inquiry. Sharma already faces multiple courts cases.

Civil services examination: Old office memorandum rules change OBC quota
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The OBC certificates of the candidates had been verified by the UPSC when they had filled the exam form.

Multi-agency panel formed to track black money
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

It is learnt to have been formed on the directives of the Prime Minister’s Office and the first of its daily meetings to review the situation was held on Thursday.

1.4 lakh students in 2,000 schools to take RSS science exam
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The syllabus for the exam has been designed by Vijnana Bharti, which has distributed two booklets on the subject as study material to students.

Nothing called marital rape, marriage is sacred, says Seetha Annadanam of RSS women’s wing
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

“There is nothing called marital rape. Marriage is a sacred bond. Coexistence should lead to bliss. If we are able to understand the concept of this bliss, then everything runs smooth.”

Chhattisgarh and the Maoist issue: How the public’s silence allows the state to act against activists
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

For instance, several years ago, the Raipur-based journalist Prafulla Jha was jailed and termed a ‘hardcore Naxal’ when there was not a shred of evidence available against him.

In divided Kairana, Rajnath Singh pitch: Dekhenge, kitna ma ka doodh piya
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Hukum Singh said that whenever he raised the issue of the exodus of Hindus, “secular” people said he was “communal”. To protect the lives of these people, he said, “I am ready to become communal.”

BSP chief Mayawati reaches out to Muslims via loyalist’s 28-year-old son
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

It’s not just SP — the rift within the party has gifted BSP a big opportunity — but Afzal has targeted the BJP, too.

No end to crisis in Samajwadi Party, but many in party rally behind Akhilesh Yadav
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Minutes into Mulayam Singh’s press conference at the party headquarters in Lucknow Tuesday, supporters of Akhilesh began raising slogans outside.

Meanwhile, for faithful, hope lies in Akbar-Birbal story of migrant crows
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

"This crowd is full of people who have bought Shivpal’s photographs but are now raising Akhilesh Zindabad slogans. The same goes for the other side,” Shashi Kumar Saxena, who sells party paraphernalia said.

Left to Write
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

What is the politics of literature? A critical study of two Indian writers attempts to answer.

Scrap English requirement, references that insult India: RSS education wing to HRD
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The RSS wing demands emphasis on Indian languages at all levels of education and gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction.

Five more ‘Naxals’ held near Delhi; ATS credits ‘aware citizen’ for arrests
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The ATS said the 10 accused were “experts in bombmaking”, and Ravidas was “the main person”. The National Investigation Agency is planning to also question the accused.

Near RSS function in Nagpur, a Dalit event stands in contrast
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Prashant Ramteke claimed the Dalit event has been a counter-narrative to the RSS event for six decades, but RSS dismissed the notion.

Cadre story: Longing for knickers, warming up to trousers
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

While several other components of the Sangh ganvesh have changed over the years, the khaki knickers went on to become perhaps the most representative identity of a swayamsevak.

Vijayadashami speech: Limit to tolerance, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Gau raksha is validated by Constitution, science, tradition, and is beneficial for country: Bhagwat

Sanghs support to Modi govt was larger theme of Mohan Bhagwats Vijayadashmi address
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

This year's address will also be remembered for the most significant change in the Sangh's uniform so far, a change that suggests not just some outer but inner churning too.

A defining moment in history, India has emerged as a mature power, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

“This is a defining moment in the history of India,” Prasad said in an interview to The Indian Express.

Rat on your ‘subversive’ relatives: Top law school’s draft service rules
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

These are some of the controversial provisions in the new draft service rules being discussed by the WBNUJS — a premier institute of legal education

No Muslim judge in Supreme Court, first time in 11 years
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, elevated respectively in December and April in 2012, retired this year.

Picking chief of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library: The controversy and background
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Probably India’s most prestigious centre for historical research has frequently been a battleground for competing ideologies and styles of working.