Sourav Roy Barman

Articles By Sourav Roy Barman

As temperature drops in Delhi, a look at the night shelters for differently abled, drug addicts

As the temperature drops to single digits and lines outside the capital’s night shelters grow longer, The Indian Express heads to centres for the differently abled, drug addicts and the sick and injured to take stock of life inside

OBC certificates top doorstep delivery list, learner’s licence next, reveals RTI

Caste (OBC) certificate falls under the jurisdiction of the revenue department, which received the highest requests (45,506) between September and November.

Delhi: To check ration pilferage, food dept to get its own sleuth wing

The government had suspended e-PoS in April last year, alleging irregularities and authentication failures leading to hardship for the poor.

Uttar Pradesh’s animal farm: Anger is growing, solutions dwindling

Under flyovers, in schools, in offices and any possible government space, farmers are locking up cows and bulls everywhere keeping them away from fields in the crucial rabi season. As government struggles against their burgeoning number, anger is growing, solutions dwindling.

At this dairy in UP, stray cattle are no longer stray, farmers fighting hordes

On Tuesday, the state government imposed a 0.5 per cent cow welfare cess on excise items to fund such shelters after widespread anger in western UP, where villagers have started herding strays to schools in Agra, Aligarh and Mathura.

Authors, farmers, traders: New project to chart Delhi’s oral history

Part of an eclectic list of around 200 personalities, their voices will shape the Delhi government’s ambitious oral history project, in the pipeline for over a year, which is set to be launched on January 14.

Delhi: Congress workers first to celebrate when I am raided, says Arvind Kejriwal

In his 14-minute speech, Kejriwal alleged that the Centre has deliberately posted the “worst officials” to work in the Delhi government.

Assurances by Delhi ministers not fulfilled on time: House report

The nine-member committee scrutinised 33 assurances given by ministers, dating back to 2015, and found that 16 of them continue to be unfulfilled.

After AAP crisis, Rajiv Gandhi mention omitted from House bulletin

According to sources in AAP and Congress, the two parties are in talks to reach an understanding ahead of the 2019 polls, and the resolution had left the Arvind Kejriwal-led party red-faced.

Delhi: Surveillance systems ‘obsolete’, three jails to get 5,600 more CCTV cameras

The survey was conducted after a Delhi High Court-appointed fact-finding committee found that more cameras are required for surveillance in these prisons.

Rajiv Gandhi row a bid to derail AAP, Congress talks: Speaker

On Friday, two AAP MLAs were issued showcause notices after a resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly demanded that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of the Bharat Ratna since he had “justified the 1984 anti-Sikh riots”.

Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna row: How a resolution is passed, decoded

A resolution is essentially a proposal, which can be moved by any member of the House or the government, drafted in a manner which conveys the decision of the House on any subject.

Delhi assembly chaos singes AAP, Alka Lamba asked to resign in row over Rajiv Gandhi resolution

The AAP-dominated Delhi assembly Friday passed a resolution demanding that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of the Bharat Ratna, alleging that he had justified the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Delhi govt’s e-buses project to cost Rs 3,000 crore: Report

The amount, calculated on a per bus basis, covers capital charges, maintenance cost, manpower charge and power consumption charge, states the report prepared by the DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System). The cost will increase further if infrastructure for charging these buses are created only in depots and not terminals.

Defeating capital’s first CM put Sajjan Kumar on fast-track

Said to be a Sanjay Gandhi protege, Kumar became a municipal councillor and was also made the general secretary of the Congress’s Delhi unit in 1977.

Silver jubilee of Delhi Assembly: BJP, Cong missing, AAP uses House event for statehood push

The evening was supposed to witness leaders from across the political spectrum charting the journey of the institution since its inception in 1993.

Delhi: Over 29,000 illegal industrial units on govt sealing list

In the first phase of the drive held after October 11, the DSIIDC and the civic bodies had drawn up a list of around 21,960 industrial units — mostly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

Satyendra Jain raps officers, orders them to send files soon or face action

In August, an order was issued by Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam warning officials with action over their alleged tendency of “secretly” dealing with files of public importance by keeping the Chief Minister and other ministers in the “dark”.

House panel’s red flags at The Indian School: Classes in basement, EWS figures fudged

The inspection, led by House Committee chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj, took place between 9 am and 3 pm at the south Delhi-based The Indian School, run by the Gyan Mandir Society.

Delhi: Common mobility card used to pay for over 9 lakh bus trips

Under the common mobility card, passengers can use their Metro smart cards to pay their commuting fares even in buses.