Ashutosh Bhardwaj

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Krishna Sobti on her childhood, days of Independence and the crisis of contemporary India
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Krishna Sobti, 92, has a new novel out. But the legendary Hindi writer now sees time go by swiftly. In what she calls her “last interview”, Sobti looks back at her childhood, the days of Independence and reflects on the crisis of contemporary India.

Under Modi, RSS rises and rises; now come the challenges
Thu, May 25, 2017

In the last 15 years of its existence, the Vahini has often crossed paths with the BJP and Sangh in eastern UP.

Mayawati fires her party No. 2 and his son, both hit back
Thu, May 11, 2017

Siddiqui said his expulsion was “the reward for the sacrifices” made by him, his family and his associates “in 30-35 years in BSP”

Sealing of EVMs will erode public confidence: EC to Uttarakhand HC
Wed, May 10, 2017

The EVMs were sealed following election petitions by Congress candidates.

RSS wing has prescription for fair, tall ‘customised’ babies
Sun, May 07, 2017

The project claims to have ensured the delivery of 450 “customised babies” so far, and its target is to have a Garbh Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a facilitation centre, in every state by 2020.

Cultural institutes to have revenue targets for ‘eventual self-sufficiency’
Fri, May 05, 2017

This is the first time these institutions, whose task is to promote art and culture, have accepted revenue targets.

Since Uttar Pradesh poll verdict, 22k apply online to join RSS
Wed, May 03, 2017

This year, the Sangh also registered a record growth in West Bengal, where it received 3,422 applications from January 1 to April 15.

Uttarakhand HC orders seizure of EVMs from six constituencies
Tue, May 02, 2017

The six Assembly constituencies constituencies are Mussoorie, Raipur, Rajpur, Ranipur, Pratappur and Haridwar Rural

Staring down the barrel in Sukma
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Bastar is home to the insurgent’s death wish. And to a state unable, unwilling to reach out to the people.

Sukma accounts for half the casualties among forces
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The attack has come as a setback to the Chhattisgarh government’s efforts to check Maoist violence.

Antyodaya is buzzword at CMs’ meeting with PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Deendayal Upadhyay has become the most promoted Sangh icon during the three-year tenure of the Modi government so far.

View From The Right: Unjust Pakistan
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

India sought consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav 13 times, only to be denied by the Pakistani authorities, who “are still not disclosing the whereabouts of a Bharatiya citizen”.

Income Tax department probes RSS leader’s Delhi firm for Rs 17 cr deposit after note ban
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Late last month, the firm allegedly surrendered Rs 6 crore of these deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

I-T officers to CBDT: After note ban, orders changed by the hour, asked to put pressure on tax targets
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Bhattacharya confirmed that he had written the letter, but said, “I don’t want to comment.”

Panama links Italian currency-paper firm to Delhi businessman
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Fabriano was among the nine companies that got contracts for emergency currency-paper supplies in December 2016 after the demonetisation drive.

Interview: What wrong has Adityanath said? He is a sanyasi, so he faces questions: Trivendra Singh Rawat
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat spoke to Indian Express about his victory, the agenda for the state and UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, former RSS pracharak, to take oath as Uttarakhand CM today
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat will take the oath of office along with his council of ministers in Dehradun on Saturday, PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend the ceremony.

Uttarakhand election results 2017: BJP begins process for picking CM, leaders say only Modi, Shah know
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

BJP state chief Ajay Bhatt, who lost from his home seat of Ranikhet, will meet party chief Amit Shah and Pandey on Wednesday.

In Uttarakhand, BJP office quiet as party cautious about its CM choice
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Central leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and state in-charge Shyam Jaju, have clarified that the new CM need not be from the state.

Uttarakhand election results 2017: Despite rebels, BJP wave takes state, gives space for CM experiment
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

With 57 or over 80 per cent of the total 70 seats, this is, perhaps, one of the most comprehensive victories for the BJP in any state ever.

Uttarakhand election results 2017: Reality check for Independent candidates, regional parties
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

While Independents got a reasonable 10 per cent vote, and the BSP received 7 per cent, their total seat tally, however, ended at just two.

Uttarakhand election results 2017: Harish Rawat loses seats, state and the plot
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

After worst ever loss, Congress has to find new leaders quickly, or it faces ejection from popular imagination.

Uttarakhand delivers stability verdict, riding on PM Modi hope
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The BJP fought the election only on Narendra Modi plank and the result shows the hopes riding on it.

Uttarakhand assembly election results 2017: Importing talent makes a difference
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The BJP’s massive four-fifths majority (57 seats) has cut out the leverage that the Congress rebels who have won on the party’s ticket might have hoped to have.

Uttarakhand Elections 2017: Negotiation with Independents begin
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Rawat also admitted that the party had an “option to field better candidates in three or four cases”.

In last lap, Election Commission dismay at ‘inflammatory’ talk, tells parties to not raise religion, caste
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The EC censure comes at a time when the political discourse in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has taken on religious and caste overtones.

Assembly elections 2017: Record voting in Uttarakhand at 68 per cent
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Maximum voting was recorded in Uttarkashi district (73 per cent), followed by Nainital and Haridwar (both 70 per cent). Almora (52 per cent) in Kumaon recorded the lowest polling until 5 pm.

Uttarakhand elections: Here comes home minister’s samdhi, his team tells voters
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Narayan Singh Rana, RSS swayamsevak, is the father of Sushma, who is married to Pankaj Singh, son of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Uttarakhand elections: Across the border; next door to UP, new caste calculus
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Dalit-Muslim politics of Uttar Pradesh gives way to Thakur-Brahmin dominance in Uttarakhand.

Revenge of the mythmaker
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Modernity dismissed myth as inferior knowledge. Recent politics, wrongly described as post-truth, is a revolt against this condemnation

Uttarakhand elections 2017: Remember Shaktiman? MLA who flogged the horse asks for votes
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

It was alleged that Joshi hit the horse, breaking its hind leg.

Congress rift widens on last lap in Uttarakhand
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

In 2012, this seat was represented by former CM Vijay Bahuguna who led the defection last year to the BJP against what the rebels termed was Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s “arrogance”.

Uttarakhand elections: Eye on soldiers’ votes, PM Modi speaks of PoK strikes, OROP
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Addressing two rallies in Pauri Garhwal and Pithoragarh, Modi once again raised the issue of surgical strikes and said that while it was a “big event in the military history”, the Congress questioned it.

Tracking Uttarakhand’s snow-hit ballot: From mules to helicopters, gloves to sleeping bags, boots to booths
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Starting today, polling officials will get their final directions and set off for their poll booths. From mules to helicopters, gloves to sleeping bags, boots to booths, ASHUTOSH BHARDWAJ tracks a snow ballot.

Prime Minister Modi’s raincoat remark: Learn to talk decently about past PMs, says Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

“Modi is the first Prime Minister who cannot talk decently about past prime ministers. He should learn,” said Rahul.

Between the battle lines in Uttarakhand, the Kumaon versus Garhwal subtext
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

In two regions that constitute state, rivalries etched deep in history play out in Congress rebellion and current elections.