Deeptiman Tiwary

Articles By Deeptiman Tiwary

Now ED probes firm in which Election Commissioner Lavasa’s son is director

Saama Capital has invested in a number of start-ups in India including Paytm, ChaiPoint, Vistaar (NBFC), Snapdeal and SKS Microfinance. Abir is the director of Nourish Organic Foods Pvt Ltd since November 14, 2017.

NCRB data on farmers’ suicides is out with key omission — reasons

The data shows that Maharashtra accounted for almost 40 per cent of all farmer suicides in the country in 2016. Karnataka (1,212) was second on the list but still recorded 50 per cent less farmers’ suicides than Maharashtra.

Govt to end SPG cover for Gandhi family, Congress reacts angrily

The three were under SPG cover since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Two months ago, the government had similarly downgraded the security cover for Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Govt revokes author Aatish Taseer’s OCI card for hiding father’s Pakistan origin

A spokesperson for the Union Home Ministry Thursday said that Aatish Taseer, while submitting his PIO application, “concealed the fact of Pak origin of his late father”.

VVIP Chopper deal: Kickbacks laundered, invested in company owned by Puri, says ED

Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, also tried to systematically destroy evidence and threatened witnesses against disclosing information with regard to his “father and uncle”, the ED has alleged.

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict: States get MHA advisory, RPF cancels leave

The police have also set up a social media monitoring cell to not only flag incendiary messages, but also scotch rumours, sources said.

Ayodhya verdict: Police stretched with religious events, UP seeks central forces

As of now, the Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed to send 40 additional companies of the CRPF — around 3,500 personnel — to the state and they would be exclusively deployed in Ayodhya, said sources.

Bhim Army appeals to Mayawati to come together to fight BJP

Recently out of jail following his incarceration in connection with the agitations over demolition of Ravidas Temple in Delhi, Chandrashekhar has written an open letter to Mayawati asking her to join him to strengthen the Bahujan movement

Explained: Jammu and Kashmir state to two UTs — today, later

Bifurcation comes into effect on October 31, with immediate events including LGs, top bureaucrats, police chiefs taking charge. But reorganisation is a long process; a look at what more will remain to be done.

Jammu and Kashmir: Ahead of transition, admn works overtime on legislation

While the total budget for Union territories is Rs 7,500 crore, the budget for Jammu and Kashmir is more than Rs 90,000 crore.

1.2 lakh thermal wear, 100 toilets: Extra forces gear up for Valley winter

The additional troops have been living in tents, government facilities, under-construction buildings, warehouses, abandoned homes and yatri camps.

1.2 lakh thermal wear, 100 toilets: Extra forces face Valley winter

Since the Centre’s decision, it has dispatched more than 700 companies of paramilitary forces drawn from the CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP to Kashmir to maintain law and order.

INX case: Karnataka skills chief quits after chargesheet

Pujari has said that he has learnt through the media that he has been chargesheeted by the CBI in the case and thus his continuation in the post would not be “in conformity with the best traditions of the civil services”.

Lieutenant Governors for J&K and Ladakh, Malik is shifted to Goa

Radha Krishna Mathur, a 1977-batch Tripura-cadre IAS officer (now retired) has been appointed the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Explained: What’s new in India’s crime report, and the data

Latest NCRB report introduces categories for cyber crimes against women, cases of insult under SC/ST Act, duration of delay in closing police & court cases

NCRB data: Insults made up 50% of crimes against Dalits, ‘traps’ of corrupt officials spiked

NCRB crime report data: The agency has for the first time published data for cases in which only the SC/ST Act was invoked without any sections of IPC.

NCRB leaves out data on lynchings, khap and religious killings

Sources said the agency had begun a massive data revamp exercise under former NCRB Director Ish Kumar. It was under him that the bureau revised the proforma under the category of murder and added new sub-heads of mob lynching and murder for religious reasons among others.

Government flags ‘gaps’ in Rahul Gandhi’s Special Protection Group detail

In 143 of 156 foreign trips since 1991, Rahul didn’t take SPG; officials said no specific rules on SPG overseas

J&K shutdown, Internet ban take toll: Projects stuck, govt work hit

Though landlines and post-paid mobile phones have been restored, over 20 lakh prepaid mobile phones and mobile and other Internet services remain deactivated in the Valley.

After cellphones, J&K looks to resume Internet, minus social media

According to sources in J&K security establishment, social media is among the key mediums to assemble people and provoke them for violent public protests.