Esha Roy

Articles By Esha Roy

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.

Tripura: Health minister surrenders security detail to protest attacks on doctors

Speaking to The Indian Express, the Health Minister said that while such incidents have been on the rise, there have been no arrests.

After blanks, Congress claims it is set to make Tripura three-pronged fight

While most state Congress leaders and workers had deserted the party for the BJP before the Assembly polls in February last year, party leaders said a resurgence is under way.

Lok Sabha polls: Fight between BJP and NPF on horizon, Congress not in picture

Reserved as a Scheduled Tribe seat, Outer Manipur spans 28 Assembly constituencies, of which only eight fall in the Meitei-dominated valley area.

37 members quit BJP in Nagaland

In a letter to the BJP state president, the members said they were resigning as they could not agree with the party’s principles, particularly its ‘Hindutva policy’.

In Nagaland, state’s largest party sits out to back Congress against a rising BJP ‘influence’

Ahead of D-day – Nagaland votes in the first phase, on April 11 – Hindutva, as championed by the BJP and its supporters, seems to be one of the key issues.

Rift in GJM over its Darjeeling man, BJP says ‘Don’t know if Gorkha… par Pahari hai’

Bista’s nomination came as a surprise to many. But BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya says it is Bista’s “extensive background in social work” that prompted the party to choose him.

Days after Gorkha National Liberation Front backs BJP, leader held

Noting that both arrests were over old cases, the GNLF accused the Trinamool government of vindictive politics.

Two Gorkha rival parties form alliance, to support BJP’s Darjeeling candidate

The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) and Bimal Gurung’s faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) formed a hasty alliance after leaders of both parties met senior BJP leaders in New Delhi.