Express 5: AAP kickstarts its poll funding drive and Telangana Bill passed in Lok Sabha

We bring you the best five stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day.

New Delhi | Updated: February 19, 2014 8:56:50 am

We bring you the best five stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day.

AAP begins poll fundraising

In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has devised innovative ways of raising funds to run its campaign — from tying up with telecom service providers to receiving donations in monthly installments. Mobile money, EMIs, meeting with HNIs: AAP poll fundraising begins


Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Tuesday commuted to life imprisonment the death penalty for three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Supreme Court spares convicts death, state may remit sentence



Author Stephen Alter says that if self-appointed custodians of faith and culture can use outdated laws to silence a writer, it is time for us to ask whether India as a modern democracy has the kind of political leadership can make these irrational  attacks a thing of the past. The right of the reader

Telangana bill passed in LS, 29th state comes into being

The contentious bill that will split Andhra Pradesh and allow the creation of Telangana has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday despite opposition, unruly scenes and a controversial “blackout” of the live TV broadcast of the proceedings. Telangana bill passed in LS, India’s 29th state comes into being

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Used or misused, MPs funds, Congress to start probe 

Indian Express tracks how MP local area development have been spent in districts, based on third party audits. Used or misused, the MPs’ funds


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