Articles by Kangkan Acharyya
Feb 21, 2019
AAP gets thumbs down from Congress over full statehood demand for Delhi, Sheila Dikshit calls it political gimmickOpposition to the demand from the Congress comes at a time when the AAP has announced a statewide movement demanding full statehood for Delhi.
Feb 16, 2019
BJP's move to drop Citizenship Amendment Bill deprives Opposition in North East of strong political narrativeAfter the BJP dropped the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Opposition in the North East may have been deprived of the only issue it had.
Feb 15, 2019
Pulwama attack: 'We saw bodies being blown into pieces,' says CRPF jawan who saw blast"We want revenge now. We hope the government allows us to avenge the death of our jawans," says a CRPF personnel who saw the Pulwama attack.
Feb 14, 2019
Lok Sabha elections: AAP confident of win without alliance with Congress in Delhi, but eyes tie-ups at national level to trump BJPMany AAP workers present in the rally were confident that the party will be able to defeat the BJP in Delhi even without support from the Congress.
Feb 12, 2019
Chandrababu Naidu's hunger strike was more about political optics, less about special status for Andhra PradeshChief Minister Chandrababu Naidu would hope to generate enough political mileage from the Dharma Porata Deeksha hunger strike he undertook in New Delhi.
Feb 09, 2019
Delhi swine flu outbreak: Doctors allege no preventive vaccination drive was carried out by Centre or state in 2018As Delhi suffers in the grip of a massive outbreak of swine flu, the medical director of one of the biggest government hospitals in the national capital has told Firstpost that no preventive vaccination drive was undertaken in the city by the Central government in 2018.
Feb 02, 2019
Centre mulls extending free education up to 12th standard to prevent poor students dropping out after Class 8The Centre is mulling a proposal to extend free and compulsory education up to 12th standard.
Feb 01, 2019
Row over deletion of names from voter lists: AAP says it made no phone calls, BJP calls claim a lieSeveral Delhi residents have reported receiving phone calls from so-called AAP workers informing them that their names had been removed from voter lists
Jan 29, 2019
AAP MLAs refuse to submit financial details even as Delhi Lokayukta modifies notice; BJP says reluctance reeks of corruptionDelhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel questions plea seeking assets and liabilities of AAP MLAs even as Lokayukta exclude him and his deputy, asks why no one is asking MLAs in BJP-ruled states to submit financial details
Jan 24, 2019
Centre's riders to citizenship bill have few takers in Assam; civil society groups wary of threat to Assamese identityProtesters in Assam are rejecting the new riders in the citizenship bill, added by the Centre to allay fears among indigenous people that they would become a minority in their homeland