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Abhishek De


We called the coronavirus helpline and here’s what happened
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

A day after two fresh cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in India, taking the total number of those infected in the country to five, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured citizens there was “no need to panic”.

BJP still strong in two of its three Delhi seats, but Mustafabad might have other plans
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Will it be easy for BJP to hold on to all three seats? A look at the ground reality reveals that even though BJP enjoys considerable support in Rohini and Vishwas Nagar, the Muslim-majority seat of Mustafabad may slip from its grasp owing to the Citizenship Act and lack of development.

AMU Proctor resigns; students’ panel says won’t end protest until V-C, top officials put in papers
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Even as the university reopened on January 13 after it was shut on December 15 following protests against the alleged police action, the students have been boycotting classes, leading to examinations being postponed.

Delhi elections: Meet the ‘aam’ election debutants taking on ‘khaas’ Arvind Kejriwal
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

On the challenge against being pitted against a high-profile politician, both Sunil Yadav and Romesh Sabharwal claimed that the AAP convenor Kejriwal was never seen in his constituency these five years and does not have any idea of the issues plaguing New Delhi seat.

Delhi elections: Raja Vihar, Suraj Park voters see house ownership rights as gateway to better amenities
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

The move by Centre to regularise unauthorised colonies is being seen as BJP's bid to woo over 40 lakh residents of 1,731 these colonies ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi. The voting pattern of these colonies will have a bearing in at least 34 of the 70 constituencies.

As AMU vacates its hostels, students from Kashmir and northeast caught in limbo
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

The Aligarh Muslim University's sudden decision to declare early winter vacations following protests over Citizenship Act has caused inconvenience to students, especially research scholars from Kashmir, who have to submit their final dissertations next month.

India, Bangladesh pink ball Test at Eden Gardens: Here is all you need to know
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

India vs Bangladesh maiden pink ball or day-night Test today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata: All your questions answered.

Explained: Sri Lanka has criminalised match-fixing. What does the new law say?
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

What does Sri Lanka's new match-fixing law say? What are the punishments and list of new offences under the law?

Explained: Kapil Dev’s greatest knock, the ‘real star’ of Ranveer’s new film ’83’
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Kapil Dev's feat could not be recorded on camera since the BBC was on strike that day — it remains confined to the memory of the spectators and ground staff at the rhododendron-lined ground.

AMU: Kashmiri students to hold hunger strike, boycott Sir Syed Day event over lockdown in Valley
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Sajad Rathar, a Kashmiri student leader and former vice president of the AMU students' union, who is spearheading the hunger strike and boycott call, said how could the students think of celebrations when Kashmiris have been caged in their homes.

Chandrayaan-2 highlights: ISRO issues latest update, says 95% of mission objectives accomplished
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 Moon Landing Highlights: "Our determination to touch moon has become even stronger, we came very close but we need to cover more grounds," PM Modi told ISRO scientists.

One year on, here’s how Imran Khan and his promise of ‘Naya Pakistan’ fared
Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.

Independence Day: 73 events that define India’s journey from 1947 to 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019

In its 72 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. It has built a modern economy (second fastest growing economy), remained a democracy, lifted millions out of poverty, has become a space and nuclear power and developed a robust foreign policy.

Indians open to helping victims of war but oppose influx of refugees, reveals Ipsos survey
Sat, Jun 22, 2019

About 70 per cent of Indians feel that the mass influx of refugees is mostly for economic reasons and most of them are poverty stricken and want to avail the welfare schemes in India.

Old gives way to new: BJP set to win all Lok Sabha seats where veterans bowed out of race
Thu, May 23, 2019

While a few veterans like Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti had opted out of the poll race citing health issues, the party dropped some leaders who crossed 75 -- the unofficial age limit set by the saffron party for induction into Cabinet, and which has now been extended to contesting elections.

Election Results 2019: Akhilesh-Mayawati jodi manage to pinch BJP but saffron party maintains grip on Uttar Pradesh
Thu, May 23, 2019

The roots of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance was laid following the 100 per cent success rate the Gathbandhan had with the tie-up experiment in 2018, where it won bypoll contests in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi elections results 2019 Highlights: Kejriwal congratulates PM Modi for ‘historic’ win
Fri, May 24, 2019

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the "Modi wave".

‘If I was duplicate, why would Gautam Gambhir still be in car?’
Sat, May 11, 2019

A photo of Gambhir sitting inside a vehicle and a man looking and dressed like standing atop the same car during a roadshow on Friday had triggered a war of words between AAP and BJP.

Gautam Gambhir interview: Credit goes to Arvind Kejriwal for my political plunge
Mon, Apr 29, 2019

In this exclusive interview with, Gambhir, who has been fielded by BJP from East Delhi, speaks about what prompted him to join politics, why he feels AAP has betrayed Delhi and his Twitter spat with Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.

Vijender Singh interview: I am not here to do politics… sabka band bajakar jayega
Sun, Apr 28, 2019

"It is very unfortunate that in the run-up to this election we have seen that the Army has been dragged into politics. Such kind of things just brings down the level of politics. People are just spreading hate," said Congress' South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh.