Srinath Rao

Articles By Srinath Rao

Funded by social group, ‘poorest’ candidates join poll race in Mumbai Lok Sabha elections

Of the eight candidates at the bottom rung economically, Sneha (Sagar) Kale (total assets Rs 1,500), Jatin Harne (total assets Rs 2,082), both transgenders, and Rajesh Dayal (total assets Rs 5,000), who is visually impaired, are affiliated to the Durbal Ghatak Aghadi led by Vilas Rupwate.

Opposing bail plea of 4 accused of smuggling, Mumbai Police say contraband used to make millions of pills, led to deaths

In December 2018, the Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch had seized 100 kg of a substance it claimed was fentanyl and arrested four people in the case.

Police Patil: MAT pulls up two SDOs for ‘illegal’ appointments

The advertisement inviting applications for the post stated that candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer should submit relevant certificate on December 20, 2017, which was the deadline.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Lone SP candidate in Mumbai looks to ride to power with free laptops

Backed by Mayawati’s BSP, Pasi, a legislator from Saidpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, will take on Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar and Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam. The constituency will go to poll on April 29, the last of the four-phase elections in the state.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Sanjay Nirupam woos auto drivers, promises separate housing societies in suburbs

Congress' Sanjay Nirupam said it was an idea he could take forward. “We can take land from the government and build housing societies for all those drivers who have licenses and badges,” he said.

Chandrapur journalist reaches out: ‘Cast NOTA, but vote’

The bicycle advertising Harvinder Singh Dhunnaji’s message did the rounds last week at the Chanda Club Ground where Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally.

Santacruz pedestrian mowed down: Teens stole car from posh address a day earlier, say police

The boys, aged 16 and 17, allegedly sneaked into the building at 3 am on March 30 while the guard was asleep. Police said the well-to-do residents of the building had left their car keys in a drawer in the guard’s cabin.

In Maharashtra’s dry Chandrapur, where liquor smuggling is rampant, prohibition a poll issue

Smuggling of liquor has skyrocketed in Chandrapur since it was officially declared a dry district in April 2015, months after the BJP came to power in Maharashtra and cancelled 500 liquor licences.

Lok Sabha elections: In Maharshtra’s Wardha, OBC communities hold the key

Sitting BJP MP Ramdas Tadas, who belongs to the Teli community, has angered members of the Kunbi community with alleged insensitive remarks during a community convention in the city earlier this year.

Voting in border areas: As polls near, 14 villages divided between 2 states

In 1996, the Supreme Court directed the high court to resolve the issue within three months. Andhra Pradesh government eventually withdrew its petition.

Hansraj Ahir: ‘Created more jobs in my constituency than all 44 Congress MPs taken together’

A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of working for “a few rich businessmen” at a rally in Chandrapur, sitting MP and Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir told The Indian Express that he had secured employment for more than 5,000 farmers’ children using his MPLADS funds.

Constituency watch: Voters ‘unimpressed’, Chandrapur unlikely to be cakewalk for three-time BJP MP Hansraj Ahir

Dotted with several cement and coal plants — economies of Ballarpur and Rajura towns revolve around the industries — the constituency is home to at least 2.5 lakh registered factory workers, besides casual labourers.

Gurus important in Hinduism, Modi’s guru Advani kicked off the stage: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing an almost occupied ground, Rahul also reiterated some points in the party’s election manifesto, promising a separate budget for farmers and depositing Rs 6,000 every month in bank accounts of the country’s poorest citizens.

Gurus important in Hinduism, Modi’s guru Advani kicked off stage: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a rally in Wardha on Friday evening, Rahul accused the Prime Minister of taking credit for the Balakot air strike and dared him to hold a rifle for five minutes or travel alone in a bus in Jammu and Kashmir.

Navy man’s death in diving exercise: 26 years on, mother still doesn’t know how he died; CBI to probe death

Last month, the CBI had registered an FIR into the mysterious death of underwater diver Amar Paldhe after a two-and-half decade long legal battle waged by his parents.

P V Narasimha Rao represented seat twice, in 1984 and 1989

“This is excluding the number of days that is compulsory for MPs to be in Delhi to attend Parliament and the time I spend in Mumbai trying to get several projects for Ramtek approved. I don’t think any other MP has done it during his term,” Tumane further claims.

52 years after son came from Karachi, Mumbai man wins him gift days before 54th birthday — Indian Citizenship

Karadia’s battle with citizenship began in 1965, three years after he married Mumbai-born Zaibunissa Jamalauddin, who had migrated to Pakistan with her family after Partition.

Out of focus: A day in the life of a photographer at Gateway of India

It’s 400 of them plus a surge of digital cameras and phones. But still a film featuring a protagonist playing one of them thrills Tarun Chaudhary’s heart.

Decision 2019: In a first, armed force personnel to receive ballot papers digitally

In 2016, the Election Commission of India (ECI) introduced the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot and a web portal on which service personnel are required to register themselves and download and print ballots using one-time passwords.

Mumbai Police band: Melody in their march

The band’s 120 members, comprising pipe, brass and bugle sections, practise twice a day and play the parade every Friday morning.