Articles by Ankita Virmani
Jun 12, 2019
Here's a timeline of the Kathua rape and murder caseSeventeen months after the kidnapping, gang rape, and murder of a minor girl in Jammu's Kathua district, the Pathankot district and sessions court held six men guilty for the horrific crime.
Jun 02, 2019
Senior social welfare department official, 11 others arrested for involvement in multi-crore SC/ST 'scholarship scam' in UttarakhandTwelve people, including the state deputy director of the social welfare department Anurag Shankhdhar, have been arrested over their alleged involvement in a multi-crore SC/ST scholarship scam in Uttarakhand
May 18, 2019
Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoonEvery year, Uttarakhand loses a large part of its forest cover to fires, mostly during this time of the year when the mercury soars.
May 07, 2019
What full statehood means for Delhiites?The demand for full statehood for Delhi tops chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's agenda during this hectic poll season but is the demand for full statehood for Delhi, only a hot-button election season issue?
Apr 30, 2019
Are celebrities just a quick-fix to woo voters?With stars making a beeline to take the uncertain political plunge amid the hectic poll season, Election2019 is turning out to be starriest of all. But doesn't fielding these celebrities at the last moment demotivate party workers, who have been the rightful claimants for MP tickets?
Apr 23, 2019
Loksabha Elections 2019: 'Dirty' politics roils womenThere was only 11.3% women representation in the outgoing 16th Lok Sabha
Mar 23, 2019
Time for ‘Project Leopard’ in India? Report on poaching in Uttarakhand points to officials’ connivance, raises alarmOn 22 March, 2018, a Dehradun forest division team seized meat, bones and leopard skin near Haripur Kalan, a village on the boundaries of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
Mar 04, 2019
For poachers-turned-preservers of birds in Odisha's Mangalajodi, World Wildlife Day is not just on 3 March, it's every dayNand Kishore Bhujbal, a resident of Tangi, took it upon himself to save the furry-winged guests that arrive in Mangalajodi every winter.
Feb 14, 2019
Increased tiger population brings new challenges; dealing with habitat loss, man-animal conflict is keyMany tiger reserves in the country are either reaching the saturation point or have attained one. So, does that mean we don’t have space for new tigers?
Dec 27, 2018
Blanket ban on commercial surrogacy eliminates aspect of privacy; unfair to couples who marry late, homosexualsThere is no doubt that this $1-billion industry needs to be regulated, but banning commercial surrogacy entirely might not be the way.