As we usher in a new year, we take a look back at some of the exciting stories our grassroots reporters helped bring to light in the past twelve months – from bitcoin robberies in small towns to Assam’s flood victims being given a burial in the very waters that killed them, these stories are[…]
The iconic Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which has been hit by student unrestsince 21 September following an alleged incident of sexual assault, wore a curfew-like look today but its troubles will not be over as long as campus security is not taken seriously by the university authority.
Recent layoffs across India’s $150 billion information technology industry have left software engineers feeling insecure and looking at ways to protect their jobs.
Monika and Vikramjeet knew that there would be repercussions to their inter-caste marriage. But they had no idea that they would have to be on the run for 12 years, escaping their murderous family.
“I had no option. When they died, I spent the whole night looking at their bodies and thinking where I could perform the last rites. Eventually, I put the bodies in jute bags and threw them into the water.” Helplessness writ large on his face, Chandra Kanta Rabha, 45, of Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district[…]
The hearing was scheduled for 2.30 pm, but we were already outside the court early in the morning. Supporters gathered outside were raising slogans and singing bhajans. They seemed to be in high spirits believing they had put enough pressure on the government and the court, and that this would reflect in Baba’s verdict. Even[…]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital. “In the last few days, our country’s innocent children died in a hospital. In these[…]
Deception is the name of the game in Kashmir and India cricket captain Virat Kohli is its face. For the Valley’s youth, who are playing a cat and mouse game with the Army and CRPF, Kohli’s photographs on their smartphones are a life-saver when caught in tight situations. On June 18 as Pakistan inched toward[…]
A Bunty and Babli-style crime played out in a nondescript Uttar Pradesh town recently. Only there was no Babli to help this Bunty. Sandeep Chaturvedi, alias Bunty, a notorious criminal who has cancer and is reportedly mentally unstable, was arrested on Wednesday on the charge of looting Bitcoins worth about Rs 25 lakh from a[…]
Bengaluru: A Kannada film actress was recently in the news for filing a police complaint alleging that unknown persons had morphed and circulated “nude” pictures of her on social media. Some months back, a legislator from a constituency near Bengaluru had approached the police against hackers who had siphoned off Rs 190,000 from his bank[…]