Esha Roy

Articles By Esha Roy

Street lights to school results mapped by Gujarat Chief Minister’s dashboard

The dashboard was set up last year and Hitesh Gohil, who heads the command unit, calls it a ‘single window platform’ that brings all departments together.

90 per cent of lead batteries reach informal sector, triggering pollution: study

The study — “Loaded Batteries: Mapping the toxic waste trail” — released on Tuesday was conducted across Rajasthan, Delhi, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.

Monarchy to long-term CM to instability: how did Sikkim get here?

Political instability is new to this relatively young state, where Chamling served as Chief Minister for 25 years starting 1994.

IIT-Kharagpur to lead project to tap waste water, treat it

The technologies are to be provided by various universities and research institutes in Europe and will then be adopted by IIT and its other partner institutes. Seven other pilot plants will be set up in the partnering Indian institutes.

Day after 10 MLAs joined BJP, two more from SDF join ruling SKM

This leaves SDF chief Pawan Kumar Chamling, whose over 24-year tenure up to May this year makes him the country’s longest-serving chief minister, as the party’s only MLA.

Ten SDF MLAs in party, BJP emerges main opposition in Sikkim

The SDF, spearheaded by former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, was defeated by the relatively new Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), led by Chamling’s one-time protégé and now arch-rival P S Golay.

Six cities picked for Centre’s project to link research, industry

The project is being spearheaded by the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) on a priority basis under its agenda for the first 100 days of the NDA government’s second term.

No risks reported from GM crops grown for decades: FSSAI scientist

DR S R Rao, Chairman, FSSAI Scientific Panel on GM foods, and former senior advisor, Department of Biotechnology, talks to The Indian Express about the debate on the genetically modified (GM) crops.

Water conservation: How Bundelkhand is keeping drought at a distance by recharging wells

Encouraged by Banda’s district administration, which has taken on the region’s persistent droughts and paucity of rain on a war footing, Gureh’s villagers have got together to clean all the wells. Men have been hired to rappel down the stone walls to remove silt and debris, and the results are encouraging.

Explained: How global warming could impact jobs in India

By 2030, heat stress will cause loss of 5.8% of working hours in India, equivalent to 34 mn jobs: global study

Sikkim enters post-Chamling era, but 100 km from Gangtok, he bides his time

“I will never retire. Politics is my passion and I will continue working. For now people have placed me in the Opposition and I am happy to serve in this capacity,” says Chamling.

As TMC bags all nine seats in last phase, both sides say Vidyasagar statue vandalism left mark

BJP workers say the perception that the party was responsible for vandalising the Vidyasagar statue, during a roadshow by party chief Amit Shah on May 14, cost the party.

As TMC triumphs in last phase, both sides agree: Vidyasagar bust vandalism left mark

In the end, the BJP candidate from Dum Dum, Shamik Bhattacharya, lost by 52,000 votes to sitting MP Saugata Roy of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the most closely contested election in the nine seats in Bengal that went to the polls in the last phase on May 19.

West Bengal results: Alliance could have staved off BJP, say CPM, Congress

West Bengal election results: A major stumbling block was the CPM fielding sitting MP Mohammad Salim as the alliance candidate in Raiganj and the Congress insisting on fielding Deepa Dasmunshi there.

Arunachal MLA, son among 11 shot dead by suspected Naga militants

Aboh (45) was a member of the National People’s Party (NPP) and the sitting MLA from Khonsa West constituency seeking re-election and was vocal against the NSCN (IM) (Isak-Muivah).

Manipur: NDA ally NPF takes ‘in principle’ decision to pull out of govt

The Congress now sees an opportunity to stake claim if the alliance breaks, and party leaders claimed that seven of the eight MLAs who defected to the ruling front have still not formally left the party.

On Mother’s Day, twin girls for Irom Sharmila

Sharmila and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.

After five-day standoff with Assam Rifles, Naga militant cadres vacate Manipur camp

The development comes at a time when the Central government is in talks with NSCN-IM to end the 60-year “political conflict” in the region.

Election Commission likely to announce repoll at 131 booths in West Tripura seat

Repoll will be announced once “availability of adequate security forces” on “suitable dates” is worked out by the Commission, The Indian Express has learnt.

Inner Manipur: CPI candidate emerges as main challenger

While Dr Nara has been a popular figure in Manipur politics, he was never earlier seen as a real contender for the parliamentary seat. This despite the fact that the CPI has won Inner Manipur twice in the past.