Pushkar Banakar

Expect green card, H1-B visa squeeze to ease under Biden-Kamala rule

In the four years of the Trump administration, it has not been smooth sailing for Indians for whom the US is a land of opportunities and a stepping stone for economic prosperity.

09 Nov 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Regional security, key BECA deal in focus in New Delhi dialogue

The talks are expected to focus on regional and global security, defence information sharing, strengthening and working in the Indo-Pacific, and cooperation on public health.

27 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 summit: Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message in New Delhi

As the bitter race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden winds down, the talks this week in New Delhi aim to reinforce the president's anti-China campaign message.

26 Oct 2020

Unnao rape survivor's accident: Kin, neighbours firmly behind accused

Devender was among the three persons, including truck driver Ashish Kumar Pal and cleaner Mohan Shrivas, who was arrested for the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor.

03 Aug 2019

No babalog: Narendra Modi weaned off voters from political scions

Voter Mood Research director Jai Mrug had a slightly different opinion as to why the election proved to be bad for the scions.

25 May 2019

Engineering dropout turns failed storytellers into bestselling authors

Are you an aspiring author who is passionate about writing but unable to make a mark? There’s no need to fret as there is help at hand.

16 Sep 2018

PM Modi’s 'adopt a village' scheme has few takers in his Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) seems to have evoked a lukewarm response from his Cabinet colleagues, with at least 10 ministers not doing their bit.

07 Jun 2018

Centre’s rural outreach only a partial success

Officials said results of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) were poor.

13 May 2018

Centre’s rural outreach only a partial success

Gram Swaraj Abhiyan falls flat as only Mission Indradhanush meets the target

13 May 2018

Convictions for irregularities in contractual payments rise

The number of convictions with regard to non-payment of contractual employees has gone up in the financial year 2017-2018, a Labour Ministry report said.

22 Apr 2018

Dalit groom set to ride into caste storm in Kasganj

A defiant Dalit youngster’s dream to ride a mare to his wedding and the vicious retaliation by upper caste men in Nizampur village

08 Apr 2018

Cambridge Analytica row: Indian arm shuts website

The British data analytics firm uses predictive analytics and behavioural sciences to map trends based on user data, thus influencing voters.

22 Mar 2018

39 out of 59 newly-elected MLAs in Meghalaya are 'crorepatis': Report

According to the Meghalaya Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms, the Congress that emerged as the largest party with 21 seats has 15 or highest number of rich MLAs.

05 Mar 2018

What’s this song and dance over a wink of  Priya Prakash Varrier  in 'Oru Adaar Love' ? It’s all in the mind of the audience

Recently, a wink caught the eye of the nation and a teenager was forced to drag the matter to the highest court in the land after a complaint was filed against her over the gesture.

25 Feb 2018

Kasganj violence: Husband paying price for being Muslim, says Rahat Qureshi's wife 

Wife of arrested Kasganj accused Rahat Qureshi appeals to CM Yogi to ensure innocents are not put behind bars

08 Feb 2018