Ankita Dwivedi Johri

Articles By Ankita Dwivedi Johri

As final countdown begins in Ramjanmabhoomi case, Ayodhya longs for closure

27 years after the Babri demolition, hearing in the final case to decide the fate of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site concludes this week. The Indian Express finds a town longing for closure, a community that is tired, and a generation, born after 1992, in wait — for jobs

Nine years and many battles later, Bhateri Devi is still going strong

With a 74-yr-old woman in Andhra becoming the oldest to give birth, The Indian Express rewinds to a case of 2010, when a 66-yr-old from Hisar had delivered triplets, triggering a debate around medical ethics and an age-limit on women opting for IVF.

Former TDP MP, who opposed govt’s moves in unique ways in House, dies

On Saturday, the former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP died at a private hospital in Chennai, where he was admitted two weeks ago.

The girl on a bike

What does it take for a 16-yr-old to ride a Royal Enfield in a village less than 100 km from the Capital? A father who stands by her choice

‘Bachcha chor aa gaya’: What happens to a village in grip of rumours like child-lifting?

In Uttar Pradesh, child-lifting rumours have led to mob violence and 82 arrests. What happens to a village in grip of such rumours? Children stop going to school, parents live in fear and every outsider is a suspect.

Batamaloo to Bijnor

Barbers, confectioners working in Valley “for years” are back home in West UP amidst ongoing tension. As funds dwindle, they hope to return.

Signs of Eid in Kargil, Bakarwals arrive with sheep

Unlike villages where most people have their own sheep and goats, residents of Kargil town depend on the Bakarwals to purchase animals before the festival every year.

‘We’ve always backed India… UT decision has confused us’

Kargil has always felt closer to Kashmir due to the Muslim link. Leh, for it, is the privileged half, enjoying prestige as a “tourist destination”.

Up in the air: A happy Leh, a wary Kargil and a common uncertainty about jobs, future

The highest plateau in the erstwhile J&K state, and one of India’s most sparsely populated regions — cut off from the rest of the country for over six months every winter — Ladakh has often complained of unfair treatment by the state government on funds and employment opportunities.

Day after Kargil protests, some shops open for Eid

A three-member team, led by J&K Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra, arrived in the town around afternoon to assess the security situation on the ground. They also held a meeting with members of the Joint Action Committee that is leading the protest against the Centre’s decision in Kargil.

Kargil protesters want Article 370 back, DM says most people happy

The protesters, demanding restoration of Article 370, later clashed with police and ITBP personnel. Some protesters reportedly threw stones at the security forces, following which there was lathicharge and use of tear-gas.

Constable now, Alwar rape survivor: Won’t let it happen to others

The woman, who is 19 and has been married for two years now, has studied up to Class 11. “I want to take up my studies again, and complete Class 12,” she said.

20 years after Kargil: ‘Lived together for only 2 months… He loved his country. That’s all I know of him’

On July 6, 1999, Sepoy Deep Chand, a Rifleman with the 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, was killed by enemy sniper fire as his unit tried to capture Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley in Kargil’s Dras sector.

20 years after Kargil: ‘Want to remember him as a responsible son, a soldier who did his job well’

On June 6, 1999, having made significant strides for two days, the 25-year-old Rajputana Rifles officer fell to a counter-attack. He had run out of ammunition. Hanif’s body could not be retrieved till the end of the war due to enemy firing.

20 years after Kargil: Holding on to memories, a martyr’s family on a long journey to rebuild their lives

On June 29 that year, when his contingent was engaged in combat with enemy troops to capture the bunkers at Point 4700 in Dras sector, he was seriously injured and later succumbed.

Genetically modified crops: A wake-up call?

Amid a continuing moratorium on all genetically modified crops except Bt cotton, prohibited seeds are now in use across the country. The government knows it, and defiant farmers have started challenging it to do something about it.

20 years after Kargil: ‘When his box came home, all it had was Rs 300 — and the chocolates he loved’

Nearly twenty years after their first-born, Captain Vijayant Thapar, was shot in the head on June 29, 1999 during the Kargil War’s Knoll assault, the Thapars still feel the “vacuum” of his loss.

Once again in Dadri

12 km from Bisara, tension hangs over a village after 2 arrests over meat. Families deny charges, including of illegal arms, in an area ‘cautious’ since Akhlaq’s case

Explained: How Nitish, Paswan rode Modi bandwagon to Bihar triumph

The results come as a big boost for Nitish Kumar, who maintained a low profile through the campaign. His decision to break away from the Mahagathbandhan in 2017 and join the NDA has paid off.

Haryana: Women real issue in family name vs US-returned entrant contest

While Yadav is contesting for the first time, her family is not new to politics.