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In UP, growing disquiet within RSS and BJP over who’s got the tickets
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The RSS has six state units in UP and at least four of them are said to have expressed their reservations against what they call “arbitrary ticket distribution” to “outsiders and relatives” instead of those who have worked on the ground.

Have never asked BJP for any post: Yogi Adityanath
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Yogi hails from a Rajput (Thakur) family in Uttarakhand and is hugely influential in parts of eastern UP.

I am a BJP voter, and for cow protection: Information Commissioner Acharyulu
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Acharyulu, the only non-bureaucrat among the 10 Information Commissioners and Chief Information Commissioner, is very clear on his understanding of RTI and its purpose.

Information Commissioner Acharyulu won’t hear appeal linked to HRD Minister Smriti Irani
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

According to information available on the CIC website, Acharyulu decided 22 cases pertaining to the HRD Ministry on Thursday.

BJP list likely today: Children, wives of leaders may feature
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

BJP sources said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son, Amit Singh alias Pankaj Singh, is seeking ticket to contest from Noida or Sahibabad.

Despite PM Narendra Modi’s advice, BJP leaders lobby for tickets to kin
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Relatives of some top leaders are likely to be on the list as well even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had advised against it recently.

PM degree row: Acharyulu stripped of HRD charge
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The removal comes barely two days after Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu’s order allowing inspection of Delhi University’s 1978 BA degree records was made public.

Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu loses HRD after his DU order
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

According to an order, all complaints and appeals related to HRD Ministry will now be looked into by another Information Commissioner Manjula Parashar.

1-rupee Jan Dhan trick: Some banks admit, others vow tighter vigil
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The Indian Express has now accessed, under the RTI Act, a statement prepared by the DFS on September 27, 2016, for the Prime Minister’s Office based on the banks’ responses.

40 per cent Yadav votes, 300 seats: BJP’s UP chief Keshav Maurya
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Maurya, who spoke to The Indian Express while in Delhi for the BJP national executive meeting, said Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family should not consider the Yadavs their fiefdom.

40% Yadav votes, 300 seats: BJP’s UP chief
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Maurya is seen as one of the key contenders for the chief minister’s chair if the BJP comes to power

Sadananda Gowda, V K Singh did not fly AI, so their bills on hold
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

These bills are for 28 official trips between May and August this year — 11 trips were made by V K Singh and 17 by Gowda.

On poll eve, Akhilesh Yadav government wants own TV channel
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Akhilesh is in charge of the information department in UP, he has authorised Yasar Shah to represent him at the meeting that is being convened after nearly 10 years.

Advantage of Rs 50,000 & Less: In Sambhal town, surge in Jan Dhan accounts
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Deposits under Rs 50,000 in Jan Dhan accounts do not attract income tax scrutiny.

Demonetisation: In two weeks, 60% rise in total balance in Jan Dhan accounts
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

While the increase in balance in accounts in public sector banks was 56 per cent, it was 66 per cent in private sector banks.

Bareilly district: Seeds & fertilisers not selling, concerns over wheat output
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The number of government-run seed and fertiliser stores, in any case, is less than the number of those run by primary agriculture cooperative societies (PACS).

Common man has no problem with note ban, says Santosh Gangwar
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

MoS for Finance speaks to Indian Express in Bareilly, his Lok Sabha constituency.

SP crisis: As father lets uncles battle it out, Akhilesh Yadav may be the only winner
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Observers say that recent developments are signs that Uttar Pradesh CM is taking charge of the SP, and that, one way or the other, the main losers in this game would be the uncles.

In Mulayam backyard, the party buzz: It’s Prof Ram Gopal vs Chacha Shivpal
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Party workers say, it’s a feud that has been brewing for a while now, finding echoes in a series of events over the past few months in Etawah.

Can book Teesta Setalvad for spreading hatred via writings: HRD panel
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The committee has also said that officials who were in the HRD ministry when the UPA was in power “can’t escape accountability, responsibility and culpability” because Rs 1.39 crore was released as grant to Sabrang Trust though it was not eligible for it.

The One-Rupee trick: List of Jan Dhan accounts from six states
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

The Indian Express went to more than 25 villages and cities spread across six states, checked individual passbooks and interviewed account holders.

The One-Rupee Trick: How banks cut their zero-balance Jan Dhan accounts
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Flagship scheme brings range of benefits to poor. There’s a catch. Many officials are quietly depositing Re 1 from their pockets to erase zero-balance accounts — and dress up the data.

NOC hurdle set to be cleared, Dr B R Ambedkar volumes likely soon
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

In response to an RTI filed by The Indian Express, the Foundation said that 20,000 copies of the English edition were published with an NOC from Maharashtra government and “all these copies were sold during 2013-14”.

Deadline extended, but NGOs ask why they should declare assets
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Non-profit organisations fear Lokpal act can be used to harass them

A long-time aide recalls: L K Advani didn’t want son to contest polls from Gandhinagar, says new book
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

In the event, Advani decided to keep Gandhinagar and resigned from New Delhi.

Constitution Club Of India: MPs’ society moves to take control of more govt space in Lutyen’s Delhi
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

In one note to Naidu, dated June 23, 2014, Rudy wrote: “Members of Parliament should have a proper place to facilitate their guests across the country and a place to meet their recreational, social, academic needs.”

Naresh Sirohi sacked as DD Kisan Adviser
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The Director (Administration) of Prasar Bharati, in a letter, directed that Sirohi’s services “may be terminated with immediate effect”.

Eye on UP polls, Sangh to ramp up demand for reservation in AMU
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

The NDA government had told the Supreme Court in April that it would withdraw the appeal filed by the UPA regime challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict classifying AMU as a non-minority institution.

RSS leader Suresh Soni back to Sangh after a year
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

On Monday, Soni, who has had his share of controversies earlier as an RSS leader in charge of the BJP, had meetings with BJP president Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, among others, it is learnt.

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Ousted MoS claims boss, Gujarat CM went to PM Modi against him
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Vasava also had a run-in with Shyam S Agarwal, Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, who he claimed did not respond to his letters.

UPSC results data shows Reserved trail General in both the written test and interview
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Candidates in reserved categories — SC, ST and OBC — fare somewhat poorly in the Civil Services Examination compared with candidates in the general category — and this is true for both the written and interview stages of the exam, according to an analysis of marks by The Indian Express. The analysis of marks of […]

Express RTI: The revolving door between BJP, Govt and RSS
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Through responses to information sought under the RTI Act, Indian Express traces the history of Indian governments’ approach to the Sangh.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s new car is a Jaguar worth Rs 48.25 lakh
Sat, May 28, 2016

The Lok Sabha Secretariat cited security reasons to purchase the luxury sedan

DD Kisan channel caught in power tussle
Thu, May 19, 2016

Monitors were appointed in almost all districts ‘to give feedback on programmes, help connect with farmers, artisans on the ground’.

Your right to know: Many Padma award winners not from list of nominees
Sun, May 15, 2016

MHA sources said it is a “usual practice” to pick some of the recipients from outside the list of nominees.

MP list for 2012-15 shows dodgy websites run by journalists got Rs 14 crore in govt ads
Mon, May 09, 2016

The websites that received advertisements — worth amounts ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 21.7 lakh — have been identified in a list prepared by the government for 2012-15 in response to a question in the state Assembly by Congress MLA Bala Bachchan.