Rahul Tripathi


An overlap… in some areas, looks like CVC is reporting to Lokpal, says K V Chowdary
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary discusses Lokpal, corruption in govt and more with The Indian Express.

Bad loans: Banks not deciding for fear of action, admits CVC K V Chowdary
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

CVC K V Chowdary said the country’s top anti-corruption watchdog has also tried to assure safeguards against Vigilance freezing up “bona fide decisions” that could result in paralysis.

PM Narendra Modi: Those invoking Ambedkar tried to erase his contribution
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Prime Minister said that there are forces trying to divide the country on caste lines, and the present generation understands well that India cannot progress with pace if such divisions are allowed.

After 150 cyber security incidents, govt’s new CIS division to meet on Dec 12-13
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

According to officials, the new division will hold its first national meet on cyber security with the States and Union Territories during December 12-13 in Delhi.

Centre writes to states and UTs: Keep vigil, ensure peace
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

On November 30, the director, Intelligence Bureau, had sent a similar alert to states’ police forces. The states have been asked to follow the guidelines to maintain communal harmony issued by the Home Ministry in 2008.

To make instant triple talaq a crime, Govt looks to change Shah Bano law
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Commonly known as the Shah Bano Act, the 1986 law was enacted by the Rajiv Gandhi government under pressure from the Muslim clergy to overturn the Supreme Court ruling in the Shah Bano case.

Development in Maoist-hit areas: MHA looks at central forces to help villagers
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The ministry believes this is also one way to battle the “skewed perception about government as propagated by the Naxals” as also take development to villages abutting these camps.

Spike in Chinese transgressions: ITBP records
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The first transgression, according to the records, took place in Ladakh sector on October 12, when PLA personnel entered Trig Height area by vehicle at 5 am and first drove 2 km inside Indian territory.

Instant triple talaq: Ministers’ group meets, law may be tabled in winter session
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Triple talaq as admissible in Islam is a process of divorce over an extended period during which it is imperative that families or friends attempt reconciliation.

Cabinet nod to women cell to support skills, jobs and health
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The move, aimed at bringing gender empowerment under focus ahead of the 2019 elections, will ostensibly help the BJP to justify its promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.

Assam’s National Register of Citizens: 1.2 cr names yet to be verified, MHA seeks more time from SC
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The apex court, which is monitoring updating of NRC-1951, is likely to hear the Centre’s plea on Wednesday, officials said.

Withdraw cases against first-time stone-throwers, Centre tells J&K govt
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Of 740 people against whom cases have been filed, 40 are behind bars, and 20 are said to be below 18 years.

London professor writes brief to defend Vijay Mallya: Look at CBI’s lack of integrity
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Vijay Mallya appeared before the court for his pre-trial hearing on Monday. His extradition hearing was confirmed for eight days starting December 4.

Seven months on, Centre yet to clear Gujarat ED officer’s prosecution
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

J P Singh, a ‘Group A’ IRS officer, is also alleged to have extorted money from traders in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He was arrested by the CBI in February this year after some businessmen from Gujarat petitioned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack near Srinagar, J&K police rule it out
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The Tehreek-ul-Mujhadeen had claimed the Zakura attack. Zakir Musa, who was earlier associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and later set up the Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind, too, had claimed credit for the attack.

J&K encounter: Islamic State mouthpiece claims responsibility; police probe claim
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Besides ISIS, Tehreek-ul-Mujhadeen (TuM) had also claimed responsibility for the Zakura attack and Mugees Ahmad Mir as one of its own.

Draft ready to rent enemy properties; small assets for states, larger for Army
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Properties which have been sold by the Custodian of Enemy Property (CEP), however, will not be considered for resale.

Before Dineshwar Sharma: What earlier panels to reach out to J&K tried, what they achieved
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh governments appointed several committees and interlocutors to hold talks with people and organisations in J&K. The Indian Express recalls those earlier initiatives

Tackling terrorism and fake currency: More civilian deaths in J&K, fewer Naxal attacks
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

According to an assessment made by the Intelligence bureau (IB) last year post demonetization, Naxals raise Rs 300-350 crore annually, Kashmiri separatists channelise Rs 20-30 crore every year and northeast insurgents raise Rs 350-400 crore.

India must be more proactive in Kashmir: counter-terror expert from UAE
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Hedayah Foundation that works on countering violent extremism, said he was not in favour of mainstreaming madrasa education but it (education) should be in the “best interests of the nation”.

Mehbooba Mufti confident about talks, says ‘real secular DNA of India’ not going to change
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Speaking at the Express Adda on Friday, Mufti said, “The DNA of India is not going to change. It is secular and I have faith in the people of the country, and that is the reason we chose India and aligned with a party.

Centre ups Amit Shah’s security ahead of his Gujarat poll campaign
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Gujarat elections 2017: Amit Shah's marathon poll campaign will also begin on Saturday.

On likely fasttrack list, criminal cases against union ministers, current and former CMs
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Maharashtra has the highest number of MPs/MLAs/MLCs who have been named in FIRs. Other states with a large number of cases include Gujarat, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. 

India, Russia ink deal to grant visa-free entry to airline pilots, crew
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

According to officials, this will mean that pilots and cabin crew members of airlines operating between the two countries will not require business visas.

Home Ministry set to take over Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The decision is based on a security audit conducted by a team of experts from the MHA, IB, CISF and BCAS, which had recommended the change.

Punjab annual congregation: MHA clears visa for 1,800 Pak Ahmadiyyas for event
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The Ahmadiyya movement started from Qadian and the Jamaat’s founder Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was born and buried there.

J&K CM Mehbooba Mehbooba meets Rajnath Singh, wants secured housing for cops’ kin
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

There has been a series of attacks on policeman and their families in the Valley by militants after security forces stepped up operations.

IPS who deposed against LK Advani in Babri case denied extension in R&AW
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Gupta, earlier in the Uttar Pradesh cadre, was among the star witnesses in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case and has deposed against veteran BJP leader L K Advani.

With J&K dialogue process on, CM Mufti starts work on rural polls
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Last held in 2011, rural polls in the state were scheduled for the 2016 summer but were delayed due to the unrest in the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July 2016.

Three I-T officers who ‘took bribe from Gujarat firm’ under ED lens
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The CBI first registered an FIR against the three officers in August. ED later filed a case under PMLA

Right person appointed for J&K dialogue, Dineshwar Sharma will talk to Hurriyat, I can bet on that: As Dulat
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

After the government appointed Dineshwar Sharma, a former IB director, as its special representative for J&K, Dulat said the special representative would have to engage with Hurriyat.

I will talk to all the stakeholders once I visit J&K, Hurriyat shares equal space, says Dineshwar Sharma
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

My mandate is to speak to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. I am not going to hold any dialogue with the people of PoK, said Dineshwar Sharma

Indo-Bangla border: Give land to fence border, says MHA to Bengal
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The ministry further raised concern over the infiltration of Rohingya through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border and said there was an immediate need to plug the gaps.

CAT stays investigation against whistleblower Gujarat IPS officer Rajnish Rai
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rajnish Rai is known for arresting about a dozen police officers including ex-IPS officer D G Vanzara among others in 2007 during Sohrabuddin encounter probe.

Centre plans 13 new Integrated Check Posts to encourage engagement with neighbours
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Among the new ICPs, only one will be on the India-Pakistan border while four will be on the India-Nepal border and one on the India-Myanmar border, officials said.

SOP to help movement of locals, raise security at Myanmar border
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The Home Ministry on Monday held consultations with Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh — the states bordering Myanmar — to discuss the Free Movement Regime (FMR).