Block 32, Trilokpuri. This east Delhi neighbourhood was Ground Zero of the 1984 carnage in the Capital where 350 Sikh residents were killed in 30 hours. The first reporters to reach the spot were Joseph Maliakan and his colleagues at The Indian Express.
Amid delays and discomfort, faith keeps passengers on the fully booked maiden Shri Ramayana Express from Ayodhya to Rameswaram going. Plus election talk that veers around to PM Modi and the temple. ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI on board the Ramayana train.
One of the many women who accused M J Akbar of sexual harassment said she had ‘fought several battles’ in home town Agra to become the first woman in her family to step out to work. The Indian Express goes back to Agra to see what #MeToo means for the women starting out there.
In a six-second viral clip, a policeman, identified as Manoj Kumar, was heard mimicking the sound of gunshot after his revolver got jammed during an encounter, saying “Arre maaro, ghero ghero, thain thain”.
They arrive 12 hours before exam, and take over footpaths, roads, even traffic police stalls. The Indian Express spends a day at the largest exam centre where, as chances appear bleaker, hope must shine brighter
The clip is from September 23, when the Hindu woman was with her friend, a 22-year-old Muslim man, at his apartment when it was “raided” by a mob. The police team arrived and took the woman away in their jeep when the video was taken.
The story of Brajesh Thakur, newspaper owner, local power broker and the man who ran the shelter where 34 girls, most of them children, were allegedly sexually assaulted. The Indian Express investigates the man and his networks.
Over the four years of its existence, the shelter home in Bihar, like most government-run shelters in the state, was inspected by multiple bodies, but none flagged the “highly questionable manner” in which it was being run or that “several girls (had) reported about violence and being abused sexually”.
Three days after Ansar (20) and Rashid (22), both residents of Alhkala locality in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, were arrested for posting 'provocative' messages on the WhatsApp group '4G Kairana', the two men have been released on bail.
“I got a 3G connection only two months ago and that was to take pictures of our orchard. Some people had been cutting our trees and I would take pictures and send them to the police,” said Rashid who, the police claimed, along with Ansar, was the administrator of the WhatsApp group.
He was allegedly bludgeoned to death with a log by a group led by Dinesh Johar aka Bunty (40) in Sonepat’s Delhi Camp locality, who saw the WhatsApp image as a “challenge”. Luv’s four cousins were injured in the “fight”.
According to data for 2018, the Delhi-National Capital Region has the highest concentration of CBSE schools, with the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana accounting for nearly half of the 11,510 CBSE-affiliated schools across the country.