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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Dipankar Ghose


At Rajasthan border, last check, first responder for coronavirus: ‘Yeh toh jung hai’
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Meet Dr Rajveer Singh, the last line of defence against the coronavirus entering Rajasthan, and among the first responders if and when the infection slips through.

Walking with the migrants, across four states, one story: What do we have here?
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

As the national lockdown entered its second week, The Indian Express travelled across four states to track this unprecedented exodus, examine what social distancing and isolation means in towns and villages off camera and off the highway — and what could await the first COVID-19 patients here.

Last call of man who died walking: Lene aa sakte ho toh aa jao
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Ranveer was one among the countless migrant workers walking home from big cities to their villages, where new rules of isolation and quarantine await. And his story is emblematic of their plight, and the trauma of waiting families.

Digital push: Webinars by AIIMS doctors, app to trace possible contacts of COVID-19 patients
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The webinar platform has been developed in tandem with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Mahabharat was won in 18 days, we need to win this in 21, says PM Modi
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

In an online interaction with residents of Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, Modi compared the “war” against the coronavirus to the Mahabharat.

Tackling COVID-19: PM assures essentials open; rules underline adherence, with threat of penal action
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Within minutes of his address, there were reports of panic buying for groceries and provisions from across the nation which had, until then, hunkered down for a lockdown until March 31.

Inside Fort Scindia
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

From Gwalior, the royal family’s stronghold, to Guna, its political battleground, The Indian Express finds Cong leaders weighing their options and BJP oldtimers nervous about theirs.

Not too long ago, polls held a promise, of end of neglect
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

What remains in the ruins are deep faultlines threatening what was once a syncretic existence, forged out of lives lived together, eked out jointly on the fringes of the national capital, sustained on its promises, and secured tight by combined struggles.

Violence in Delhi down, cop presence up: ‘Upar se order aa gaya’
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Something has changed from Tuesday to Wednesday — after widespread violence, a tenuous calm.

Right under Delhi Police nose, men with rods, sticks assault, set homes ablaze, check ID cards, smash CCTVs
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Delhi violence: Death toll touches 17 with at least 250 injured; homes and shops set on fire; Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

From New Year, evening OPD in Chhattisgarh to suit workers, office-goers
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The new system will include a break and two hours of service in the evening, a senior official said. Under the existing timings, OPDs are open from 9 am to 2 pm.

Economy can’t be run without taking everyone along: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Speaking at the inauguration of a three day National Tribal Dance Festival organised by the Chhattisgarh government, he also said the country could never benefit “if brothers are made to fight brothers.”

Country will never benefit if brothers are made to fight each other: Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

The Congress leader's remarks came against the backdrop of nationwide protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Maoist leader Ramanna’s death ‘threat and opportunity’, say police
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Ramanna joined the Maoists in 1982 and arrived in Bastar in 1988. He is seen by many as the man who built the Maoist organisation in Bastar — the most left wing extremism-hit area in the country.

Won’t sign NRC, why should I prove I am Indian: Bhupesh Baghel
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Baghel said that while the BJP came to power riding on the “surgical strike”, they are yet to tell the country how the Pulwama attack came to pass and “how RDX reached the spot”.

Maoist leader Ramanna dies in Bastar after illness
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Four days ago, security agencies in Bastar picked up wireless chatter from intercepts which suggested the death of Ramanna.

Chhattisgarh: Story of another ‘encounter’
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

On June 28, 2012, 17 people were killed in Chhattisgarh in what was then called “the biggest Maoist encounter”. With a judicial commission now punching holes in the official version of the incident, The Indian Express travels to Sarkeguda and finds that while much has changed in these years, some things haven’t — the memories of that night, and the wounds that refuse to heal

Sarkeguda killings: Villagers, activists demand fresh FIR against Raman, cops
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The encounter in question occurred in June 2012, in which 17 people were killed and 10 were injured after security forces claimed they were attacked by a Maoist meeting and opened retaliatory fire in Sarkeguda village. 

Chhattisgarh ‘encounter’ report in House, Bhupesh Baghel says guilty won’t be spared
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Baghel said, “It is unfortunate that there was no FIR or action taken then (in 2012). Seven years later, a report like this has come. Whoever is responsible will be punished.”

Tremors within Chhattisgarh govt over encounter probe report: ‘Cabinet misled’
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Sources told The Indian Express that the state government decided to table the report after a hurried Cabinet meeting late Saturday. During the meeting, sources said, at least two ministers claimed the Cabinet had been “misled” earlier about the contents of the report.