Abhishek Angad

Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Articles By Abhishek Angad

Jharkhand: BJP’s Godda bastion hurdle in way of Congress, allies plans

In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.

PM Modi on Pulwama attack: Fire raging in your hearts is in my heart too

At Begusarai, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the entire country was agitated after the “act of cowardice” and that the Prime Minister had made it clear that those responsible for the attack would not be forgiven.

Jharkhand: Six months after HC struck it down, state govt bans PFI again

An announcement by the Jharkhand Home Department on February 12 stated that PFI is involved in activities “dangerous” to the security of Indian states and has the power to “break communal harmony”.

JNU sedition chargesheet cites five videos to back anti-national slogans claim

According to chargesheet, Kumar seen leading students; police also rely on text messages between him and Khalid before the event

Delhi court allows woman to adopt 15-year-old ward

As per court records, the woman filed a petition in 2018, taking “shelter under this new phrase” of the JJ Act, 2015. The scope of guardianship is “limited” once the minor turns 18.

Businessman gets 2 years in jail, fined Rs 1.15 crore: Delhi court uses Billy Joel chartbuster to drive home point about power theft

The court said it has to be kept in mind that the convict was found to be involved in running commercial activities using stolen electricity to the tune of 45 KW.

Acquitting BJP MLA, court says right to protest is crucial

The observation was made by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on Monday, while acquitting BJP MLA Vijender Gupta and party volunteers in a 2011 case registered against them for protesting in violation of prohibitory orders.

‘Not just police, hostile witnesses why cases fall flat’

Acquitting three accused charged with attempt to commit culpable homicide, the judge observed that the case fell because of the hostile trend of witnesses prevalent in society and not due to any lapses in the investigation.

AugustaWestland deal: Michel received money for other defence deals too, ED tells court

Michel was extradited from the UAE on December 4, after which the CBI and ED have kept him in their custody separately.

Delhi building collapse: Untrained, ill-equipped, the first responders put own safety on line

Untrained in rescue efforts, residents relied on their instincts as they used phone flashlights to navigate.

Delhi: Another collapse, another red flag ignored

As per the notice, the unit should have stopped functioning within 48 hours. It did not.

Delhi building collapse: ‘Breathed through gaps in the rubble, screamed for help’

Policemen struggled to contain the crowd at Acharya Bhikshu Hospital which comprised family members of the dead.

Woman shot at New Year’s party dead, accused ex-MLA in 7-day police custody

Police have added IPC Section 302, which pertains to murder, punishable with a maximum term of life imprisonment or death sentence, to the FIR.

ED says Christian Michel referred to ‘Mrs Gandhi’, claims plot to tamper with evidence

An accused in the alleged Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland scam, Michel was extradited from the UAE recently and is currently in the ED’s custody. The agency sought his custody for eight more days on Saturday, and the judge granted a week.

10 women allege sexual harassment at Doordarshan

A woman who was employed in Doordarshan levelled sexual harassment allegations against two of her bosses in 2015, following which she was “terminated from the job”.

‘IS module’ busted: Ten arrested for planning terror attacks remanded in 12-day NIA custody

The NIA arrested the accused — six from Delhi, and the remaining from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha and Hapur — on December 26 after carrying out searches in 17 locations, dubbing it as a crackdown on the ISIS-inspired module "Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam".

IS terror plot busted: In Delhi, families of accused deny links

Around 5 am on Wednesday, 15 men arrived at their home and identified themselves as NIA officers.

Delhi court seeks better police and MEA coordination

A sessions court was hearing a rape case based on a complaint filed by a foreign national in 2013, where the witnesses did not appear for a long time in a Delhi court.

CBI on Christian Michel: 300 visits to India, none since co-accused arrested in Italy

The Enforcement Directorate, in its chargesheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

CBI vs CBI: No chargesheet in 60 days, alleged middleman Manoj Prasad granted bail

The Special Judge noted that Prasad was arrested on October 17, and it is past 60 days since then, the “applicant is entitled to default bail”.