Sourav Roy Barman

Articles By Sourav Roy Barman

Congress struck alliance deal on Haryana, then backtracked: AAP’s Manish Sisodia

Addressing a scheduled press conference, which was billed by AAP as the “final” one on alliance, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh indicated that the two parties were still in talks.

‘Foundation stone’ laid 4 years ago, Delhi village still awaits Metro station

Official documents accessed by The Indian Express show that in December 2014, when the BJP MP organised the event, the project had no approval from either the Union government or the Delhi government — equal partners in the DMRC.

District Magistrate report: ‘Booth capturing, intimidation in West Tripura, register FIRs’

The District Magistrate observed that having gone through video footage of the polling day, April 11, “it is apparent that the poll process was vitiated”.

Hundreds of Jet employees, one plea: Who will give us jobs now?

Most of the employees pointed out how the crisis has left them in the lurch. Sangeeta said she has not even been able to pay the school fee of her son, who studies in Class X.

Reached out to Sisodia but he didn’t respond: Chacko

The Congress is now planning to finalise its candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital Wednesday.

Pakistan hopes for talks post polls; PM Narendra Modi says crushed its n-threat

PM Modi also accused the Congress of “stopping the Army from taking strong action against terrorists”, as it feared “a 1962-type situation”.

As AAP and civic bodies clash, residents say spare healthcare

On Friday, The Indian Express found men playing cards at the proposed site of one of the dismantled clinics. Labourers were busy clearing up another site, usually used for parking vehicles.

Delhi govt slices police role in project to install 1.4 lakh CCTVs across the capital

Last June, after the L-G panel submitted its report, the AAP government had mounted strong opposition, with CM Arvind Kejriwal sitting in front of Baijal’s residence on a dharna. Eventually, the draft SOP was never issued.

Why AAP wants a shot at these three seats — Gurgaon, Faridabad and Karnal

Explaining the rationale behind the demand, Haryana AAP spokesperson Sudhir Yadav said that apart from proximity to Delhi, these seats suit AAP factors such as caste and religion play less of a role here.

Madhya Pradesh: ‘BSP and Bhim Army are like the BJP and RSS’

On Friday, Bhind, the epicentre of Madhya Pradesh’s caste unrest, witnessed a remarkable mobilisation of Dalits behind the community’s emerging firebrand leader, Chandrashekhar Azad.

New force or ‘behrupiya’: At epicentre of Dalit protests, Bhim Army point of debate

BSP, which bagged the Bhind Assembly constituency in the recently held state polls in Madhya Pradesh, is reaching out to people and urging them to be “wary of behrupiyas (imposters)”.

Dalit killing in MP: Accused eyes Lok Sabha polls, victims’ kin want gun licences

A resident of the Chauhan Pyau area, Raja told The Indian Express that Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav has “approached him” and offered the Gwalior Lok Sabha ticket.

CEO to Delhi govt, screen proposals before sending

A spokesperson for the Delhi government said all departments were instructed to follow norms and ensure permissions for projects are not delayed further.

Pollution body push: More cars, higher parking fee

The report observes that the crisis of unsustainable parking pressure in residential neighbourhoods has created serious law and order problems, including deaths, local congestion and toxic exposure and erosion of well-being and liveability.

AAP releases list of 15 ‘star campaigners’

Singer Vishal Dadlani, a vocal AAP supporter who has also been a star campaigner in 2014 and 2015, said he is likely to be abroad during the election but was “determined to try and find a small window to campaign”.

Lok Sabha Elections: AAP’s ‘crack team’ to keep an eye on its candidates

The team has been tasked with conducting “surprise inspections” of war rooms and tracking scheduled rallies and public interactions.

From alumni to crowdfunding, how AAP is trying to raise campaign cash

Dilip Pandey, who is contesting from the Northeast Delhi seat, said he is following the AAP’s tried-and-tested strategy of directly raising funds from people, while also taking in all forms of donations, including motorbikes and bicycles for volunteers.

RTI : Delhi Metro lost 3 lakh commuters to fare hike, new lines helped but not much

October 2017, when the second phase of the hike kicked in, daily average ridership did not touch 24 lakh even once.

AAP’s poll cry: Get ready to fight, die for statehood

Promises made by the Chief Minister include housing for all within 10 years, robust law and order, 85% reservation in Delhi government jobs and colleges for local youth, and an immediate end to the sealing drive.

Karol Bagh hotel owner got licences with official connivance, probe finds

One of the major findings of the inquiry is the fact that the hotel was running since 1993 without any approved or sanctioned building plan from the erstwhile united municipal corporation, which means licences and renewals over the years were granted to an illegal structure, official sources at the Delhi Secretariat said