Vikram Sharma

No alliance with TRS as BJP sees it as enemy, says Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah said, the saffron party is ready to take on both TRS and the Congress in the forthcoming elections and fight them with all their might.

16 Sep 2018

Telangana Assembly dissolution: The game begins

A 20-minute brief Cabinet meeting passes a resolution dissolving the Assembly clearing decks for early polls; elections likely in November; KCR announces names of 105 candidates.

07 Sep 2018

Is NIA taking a trial and error approach in Mecca Masjid blast case?

The happenings within the NIA headquarters, especially with regard to Mecca Masjid blast probe, indicate that all was not well within the agency over the last two years.

22 Apr 2018

Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast: Did NIA or CBI mess up the probe?

As Superintendent of police with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), IPS officer Pratibha Ambedkar -- based in Hyderabad then -- was vigorously pursuing the Mecca Masjid blast case.

17 Apr 2018

‘Investigators did not brief witnesses properly’, says police official over Hyderabad Mecca Masjid Blast

The most intriguing part of the whole affair, which NIA insiders describe as ‘’hush-hush’’ with regard to the Mecca Masjid blast probe, was when the investigators reportedly made no efforts to brief t

17 Apr 2018

The ‘Bihari Babu’ who nailed Lalu

Heading the Animal Husbandry Scam Unit of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) — set up exclusively to probe the multi-crore fodder scam — Varun Sindhu Kul Kaumudi still remembers the day he had

24 Dec 2017

Telugus from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana head out to paint Gujarat towns saffron ahead of polls

There are close to 7 lakh Telugu speaking people in Gujarat of which over 3 lakh have voting rights and most of them appear to be BJP supporters.

07 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Bitter Congress vs BJP poster war on streets before prestige battle

Congress strongman Indranil Rajguru locks horns with soft-spoken CM Vijay Rupani in Rajkot West, while BJP has held seat since 1985.

07 Dec 2017

How cannabis in Himachal's hills is turning phirangs into locals

The snow-capped mountains and gushing brooks of Himachal seem straight out of a Tennyson poem but there’s a stark side to this seeming serenity: ever-increasing drug cultivation and abuse.

03 Nov 2017

Tibetans excited about voting in Himachal Pradesh polls but exiles voice worries

Interestingly, political parties in this election are already wooing Tibetans with posters highlighting pictures of the Dalai Lama.

01 Nov 2017

Poet-activist Tenzin Tsundue opposes Tibetans seeking Indian passports

Tibetan poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue calls himself a warrior with a mission to free his country from Chinese occupation.

01 Nov 2017

Indian police to be armed with big data software to predict crime

By the end of 2018, all states and UTs will have technology that studies and analyses crime patterns to finetune its policing to nip it in the bud.

24 Sep 2017

How Doklam brought TV to this last village on the LAC

The men and women of Niti, the last Indian village 26 km from the China border, geared up to fight should the anticipated ‘limited hostilities’ break out here instead.

09 Sep 2017

Away from the standoff, Indian Army battled the elements to secure LAC

While the nation’s eyes were riveted on the war of eyeballs at Doklam, the Indian Army was battling a whole set of adversities on the Line of Actual Control in Uttarakhand.

08 Sep 2017

At Pakistan border, BSF fights snakes, Scorpions and porcupines too

Border Security Force troopers manning outposts in the inhospitable Thar desert in Rajasthan play their own version of ‘Man vs Wild’ during nights.

12 Aug 2017