articles by Kamal Bhargava

India

Meerut's differently-abled, tired of govt apathy, threaten mass poll nominations; give UP election officials jitters

On 14 March, about two dozen persons with disability arrived at the collector's office and enquired how to go about filing the nominations

India

Kumbh Mela 2019: Heightened security arrangements put in place after intel agencies warn of terror threat

An Ardh Kumbh Mela that is spread on land and river area double the expanse of Maha Kumbh 2013 calls for heightened security measures.

India

In Meerut, 'Thali Gang' on prowl for sexual predators: Group clangs attention to perpetrators to ensure women's safety

Members of the Thali Gang in Meerut bang spoons against steel plates outside the homes of sex offenders to draw attention to their crime and ensure action.

Politics

UP BJP begins 2019 poll preparations from Meerut: City has brought happy tidings for party in recent past

Counting on keeping the winning streak intact, the party has started its preparations for the 2019 Parliamentary elections from Meerut instead of the state's capital city and seat of politics, Lucknow

India

Saharanpur on edge again after Bhim Army leader's brother's death stokes communal flames; kin blame police, administration

The death of Sachin Walia, a member of the Dalit Bhim Army in Saharanpur, has raised the hackles of Thakur and Dalit communities in this sensitive region.