Articles by Devparna Acharya
Feb 12, 2019
Three news reports and a row: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Rafale deal shrouds BJP's campaign, gives impetus to CongressA government-to-government agreement between India and France to procure 36 Rafale jets has all Opposition parties up in arms days before the biggest electorate event in the country. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, where the ruling NDA alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party will be fighting to win another mandate at the Centre, the controversy around the Rafale deal has exploded to huge proportions.
Jan 16, 2019
Rahul, Sonia's potential absence at Mamata's 'show of unity' rally on 19 Jan won't hurt Opposition togethernessSonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will most likely skip the 19 January rally called by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Congress will take part in the rally, only to be represented by the Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. Is that some sort of political messaging?
Dec 05, 2018
Odisha forgives Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: The timing of the pardon and mercurial system of punishing dissent merits examinationFirst arrested in September this year for alleged derogatory comments on the Konark Sun Temple, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was granted bail by the Orissa High Court on Wednesday. Iyer-Mitra was lodged at the Jharpada Jail in Bhubaneswar and was in in judicial custody since 24 October.
Jun 29, 2018
Singapore's public housing has led to creation of jobs, safer living conditions for residentsThe public homes of Singapore use the technology and innovation at their service to build lives around them
Jan 09, 2018
Mahindra Open Sky: Piyush Mishra, Ayushmann Khurana perform at first edition of cultural festAmid the dunes of the Thar and under the stars, the first edition of Mahindra Open Sky boasted of a line-up consisting of Nikhil D'souza and Papon
Dec 12, 2017
Gujarat Assembly election 2017: The (d)evolution of BJP-Congress poll rhetoric since Uttar Pradesh pollsFever pitch campaigning ahead of Gujarat polls by both the parties brings back memories of Uttar Pradesh elections which was the last major litmus test for the BJP.
Oct 10, 2017
Congress, CPM, Trinamool cry cronyism, demand Amit Shah's resignation, attack Modi govt over Jay Shah controversyArray
Sep 20, 2017
Donald Trump's debut speech at UNGA was tough on terror, but India shouldn't get too excited just yetEven though Trump's bold debut speech is indicative of his stand on terrorism and 'loser terrorists', it reflects where the nation stands as far as Pakistan is concerned.
Sep 09, 2017
Gauri Lankesh murder: Speculations rife as search for killers and justice spring up multilevel battleSuspicions that a fringe Hindutva group was behind the murder grew stronger after reports drew parallels between Gauri's murder and previous killings of rationalists like Narendra Dabholkar, MM Kalburgi and Govind Pansare.
Sep 07, 2017
Ujjwal Nikam and death penalties: With Ankur Panwar's sentencing, SPP secures 6th death penalty of careerNikam had termed the case fit for death sentence, saying that it falls in the 'rarest of rare' category.