Deeptiman Tiwary


Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: On board S6 of Sabarmati Express, 15 years later from poll-bound state
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The gutted S6 coach of Sabarmati Express still stands at the Godhra railway yard, a grim reminder of one of the worst tragedies in India’s recent history.

UP Polls 2017: More to Ayodhya than temple politics; residents call for tourism push
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Ayodhya is a prestige constituency for the BJP. It rose to power on the back of the Ram Mandir movement and, after the demolition, won the assembly seat four times before suffering a shock defeat to the SP in 2012.

UP Elections 2017: PM Modi says cross-border plot in Kanpur train accident, probe unclear
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

This is the first time that Modi has spoken out about the probable cause of the derailment, endorsing the Bihar police’s claim that it was an act of sabotage.

UP Elections 2017: Many sing Akhilesh Yadav’s praise but not all of them will put their vote where their mouth is
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Almost everyone in UP, across caste lines, agrees that Akhilesh Yadav has done a lot of “kaam (work)” in the state in the past couple of years.

UP Elections 2017: Wife in husband’s seat vs son of party-hopper, brother vs brother in Bundelkhand
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The BSP has fielded a Brahmin candidate in the hope of a split in the Lodh Rajput vote and a consolidation of the Brahmin, Muslim and Dalit votes.

Bundelkhand: In region of mining and muscle, what pulls in some voters also turns away others
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Curious consolidation in Bundelkhand as those denied contracts pledge to defeat those in control

Bundelkhand: Parched region thirsts for water and jobs, gets only promises poll after poll
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

To many in Jhansi, Bundelkhand is “democracy’s stepchild”.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: At Uma Bharti’s rally, also present; Trump & Putin, Marx & Lenin
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Bharti had landed in Raksa village off the Jhansi-Kota highway in her chopper at 4.30 pm and addressed a gathering of about 1000 villagers from nearby areas.

Uttar Pradesh polls 2017: In Shivpal bastion, supporters look to make it tough for SP
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Shivpal aide and MLA Raghuraj Singh Shakya's campaign against the party after he was denied ticket has added to the SP’s problems.

UP Polls 2017: As Kanpur votes today, note ban will be an issue
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

“Forget the poor health of the leather industry - it is notebandi (demonetisation) that has finished us."

Clean Ganga project hurts livelihoods, divides communities
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Suspension of work during festivals to ensure a cleaner Ganga and cow vigilantism, which has led to closure of several abattoirs and brought raw hide supply to half, have made things worse.

Second year in row, data on suicide by caste and religion is not disclosed
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

In 2014, the NCRB had, for the first time, collated data on suicides based on religion and caste groups.

In wake of Burhan Wani’s killing, blasts in J&K more than doubled over 2015
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The Indian Express unpacks 2016 data on IED attacks, casualties and targets compiled by the National Bomb Data Centre.

NBDC annual report: Maoist-hit areas saw 21% rise in IED blasts in 2016
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

The government claimed that 2016 saw an almost three-fold increase in Maoist surrenders over the previous year.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal gets NSG cover
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Last Black Cat security to a VIP was granted four years ago.

Some countries in UN not defining terrorism: M J Akbar
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Akbar said, “UN was itself a product of World War II. It was a term created for the allies. There was clarity. Why is there no clarity on this?”

Man linked to failed Bihar rail terror plot deported to Nepal from Dubai
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Union Home Ministry sources said that Huda was deported to Kathmandu, thanks to the efforts put in by external intelligence agencies of India and Nepal.

Uttar Pradesh 2017: Why should defeating BJP be our only aim, ask Bareilly’s Muslims
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

In a triangular fight in UP, the SP-Congress and the BSP are both vying for the Muslim vote; the BJP is hoping this competition will divide that vote while consolidating the Hindu vote.

Ghaziabad Audi accident: Doctor backs another driver theory, police to add cheating charge
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The Indian Express reported on Saturday that the man who claimed to have been driving the SUV at the time and who gave his name as Ishaq Ahmed may have given a false identity.

Audi mystery: Ishaq surrendered, now an Ishaq says I didn’t, was driving truck in Gujarat
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Labhera is a Muslim-majority village with many residents, mainly from the Qureshi community, operating mini-trucks to transport cattle to slaughterhouses or agricultural produce to various markets.

ED officer out after clip shows him with wife of Rose Valley accused
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

ED sources said orders have been issued to suspend the officer, Manoj Kumar, and start a probe to ascertain if his links impacted investigation in the case.

First conviction under PMLA: Ex-minister jailed
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Hari Narayan Rai held guilty of laundering Rs 3.7 cr, gets 7-year term

Meghalaya Governor resigned only after nudge from Centre
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Shanmuganathan landed in a controversy when 80 Meghalaya Raj Bhavan employees complained that “his activities (have) hurt the decorum and prestige of the Raj Bhavan as well as sentiments of the Raj Bhavan employees”.

Hirakhand Express accident: NIA rules out sabotage, terror angle
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Sources said the accident appeared to be the result of classic rail fracture, which is sometimes seen on poorly maintained tracks

KFA loan default: CBI arrests ex-IDBI chief, eight others
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Sources said all these officials were holding important positions at IDBI when the bank granted a loan of over Rs 900 crore to Kingfisher Airlines.

Naga militants got funds from state departments: NIA
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

In an official statement, the agency said, “These seizures prima facie indicate the connivance of these government organisations in funding various underground organisations operating in Nagaland.”

NIA: Only 20% of Islamic State accused went to madrasas
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The study attempts to break the myth that madrasas are a breeding ground for fundamentalism.

Lashkar-e-Toiba behind Uri attack, says NIA
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The Army had earlier claimed that the attack was likely to have been carried out by JeM.

Railway officers say ISI link unlikely, NIA calls police claim ‘curious’
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Railways officials said that all facts known so far do not point towards any explosion on the tracks, or any sabotage.

Centre plans app for forces to air complaints, BSF bans cellphones on duty
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The project is being conceived by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and will be available to constables for download, officials said.

Angry with BJP, Khaps play Jat card in west UP
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Jats had voted overwhelmingly in favour of the party in the 2014 parliamentary polls and were instrumental in BJP’s clean sweep in this part of the state.

Interview: Khap chaudharis never dabble in politics, says Sanjeev Balyan
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

"Khaps never dabble in politics; khap chaudharis have never entered politics. They never say vote for this party or that," said Sanjeev Balyan.

Khap chaudharis have never entered politics, says Sanjeev Balyan
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusives interview with Indian Express Lok Sabha MP from Muzaffarnagar, Sanjeev Balyan, talks about concerns expressed by Jat leaders.

Stories in numbers: Biggest reasons for farm labour suicide is illness, family problems
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

3 out of 5 agricultural labourers who committed suicide were pushed by these factors, Maharashtra saw the most tragedies, 2015 NCRB data show.

After BSF man posts video, Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeks report
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

These are clips from a series of four videos posted Sunday afternoon on Facebook by a man, who was later identified by the BSF as Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav

Small farmers most prone to suicide, show government data
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Maharashtra led all states in farmer suicide numbers in 2015, according to NCRB figures.