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Ahead of the news: 30 Indian Express Exclusives from 2014

Form Maharashtra Sadan row to the coal, 2G scams, read all the top exclusive stories that Express has covered in 2014.

By: Express News Service | Updated: January 2, 2015 4:19:27 pm

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15/05/2014

CBI chief’s controversial ‘friendship’

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The analysis of BlackBerry Messenger messages suggested exchange of favours. Moin Qureshi was allegedly close to Singh’s successor as well | Read more |

25/10/2014

The ‘black money’ list, broken down

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Details of what India actually has in much hyped illegal wealth probe, status of investigations, contents of so-called HSBC list of account holders. | Read more |

03/08/2014

Education adrift in shining Gujarat

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Report on children who swam across a river to go to school for lack of a bridge resulted in outrage and fresh promises from government. | Read more |

28/05/2014

The PM’s choice that ran into an act

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The government amended the TRAI Act to ensure Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Nripendra Misra could stay in his post. | Read more |
11/09/2014

 

The end of a habit and favourite gift

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The Indian Express reported that the government intended to shut down HMT, the timekeepers to the nation. Nostalgia triggered a spike in sales. | Read more |

23/07/2014

PARLIAMENT STALLED, lens on media

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The report, which severely embarrassed the BJP in the House, also put in focus the role of media: they were alleged to have ‘instigated’ Sena MPs. | Read more |

14/07/2014

Online radicalisation comes home

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Report confirmed security agencies’ fears: that Indian youth hadn’t escaped IS’s global appeal. Areeb Majeed, Mehdi Biswas are illustration. | Read more |

19/07/2014

Indian terror, global Jihad linked

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The report on the first Indian jihadi fighting and dying in Afghanistan confirmed the connection between Indian Mujahideen and Af-Pak terror. | Read more |

05/08/2014

Hard data: polls, riots go together

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Multi-part investigation based on scrutiny of UP police records showed this intimate connection; laid bare the dynamics of ‘communal incidents’. | Read more |

04/09/2014

Visitors of india’s top investigator

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Analysis of register entries at CBI director’s home showed many of those under scrutiny visited him; the case is now before the Supreme Court. | Read more |

22/11/2014

Scandal in university, blow to system

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The VC had served at several high posts earlier, and her CV had been cleared at the highest levels including that of the President and central Govt. |Read more|

18/04/2014

During the election, an open threat

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A video appeared to show Ajit Pawar telling a village in Baramati on the eve of polling: Vote for Supriya Sule or else. Sule, of the NCP, won. |Read|

04/07/2014

A scam in realty, a tragedy in reality

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The story of how a novice builder of highrises got the nod to build on unsafe land, peddling ‘Faith’ and ‘Belief’, until stopped by death of innocent. |Read|

13/12/2014

Tracking down ‘@shamiwitness’

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As the world’s media speculated on his identity, The Indian Express tracked down Kolkata youth and ‘ISIS sympathiser’ Mehdi Masroor Biswas. |Read|

03/07/2014

Cheating and teaching in bihar

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Multi-part investigation laid bare the sweeping racket of forged certificates and dodgy hirings; govt responded by cancelling appointments. |Read|

03/09/2014

Flagging an epidemic india can’t see

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Burden of treating an estimated 1 crore patients is on fewer than 1,600 specialists. The number of cases is expected to jump 20 per cent by 2020. |Read|

06/07/2014

After murder came death, and a void

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The sensational Pallavi Purkayastha murder was forgotten by everyone but the two families that suffered. Revisiting, recalling an ongoing tragedy. |Read|

19/01/2014

One Sunanda remembers another

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The Indian Express’s Sunanda Mehta remembers her classmate of the same name who, once she had come into her own, could not be held back. |Read|

17/07/2014

The police and Muslims, a hard look

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Scooped police report confirmed what is widely expected: that the relationship is shot through powerfully with mistrust, lack of understanding. |Read|

16/11/2014

Babies of tragedy in Chhattisgarh

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The Indian Express tracked down and told the stories of 10 children who lost their mothers to the scandalous sterilisation tragedy in the state. |Read|

13/11/2014

Man with a reputation, and new ideas

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Suresh Prabhu came to the Railways Ministry as a man of action. Massive challenges await, and the minister showed he has unconventional solutions. |Read|

26/01/2014

Urban village, global personality

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Profiling Khirki, Delhi neighbourhood brought infamy by Somnath Bharti’s raid. This melting pot neighbourhood is likely to carry the scars for long. |Read|

11/05/2014

Waiting for the azamgarh boys

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Just before the elections, eight families of Azamgarh youth allegedly involved in terror attacks spoke on their fears, hopes for the future. |Read|

19/10/2014

In school, can’t read, write, count

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The government is putting more children into school, but learning levels remain among the worst in the world. A report from a UP village. |Read|

13/07/2014

Enduring tyranny of religious law

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The Supreme Court held fatwas have no legal validity, but the woman whose case led to the judgment continues to live in fear and shame. |Read|

26/08/2014

A complainant speaks for first time

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Madhya Pradesh judge reveals what HC judge allegedly told her. The Supreme Court has now scrapped ongoing enquiry, ordered fresh probe. |Read|

27/08/2014

20 minutes on rocky India-Pak road

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Behind the scenes of what happened on August 18 when Pak High Commissioner Abdul Basit was given a difficult choice. The talks freeze continues. |Read|  

24/11/2014

Explaining a directive for what it is

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The HRD ministry allowed KV students to choose any Modern Indian Language in place of German, but given the logistics, they really got no choice. |Read|  

10/09/2014

In the flood, deaths and heartbreak

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The story of Sukhwinder Singh and Jatinder Kour, sweethearts for three years, and united in death — along with 62 others of their wedding party. |Read|

14/07/2014

Soaring talent and clipped wings

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Breaking the story of sprint star Dutee Chand, whose hyper-androgenism caused SAI to order a test, but helped win over a nation’s sympathy. |Read|

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