articles by Pallavi Rebbapragada

Politics

AAP sacks Tahir Hussain; BJP stays mum on Kapil Mishra: Political parties should ensure tainted leaders face consequences

In the aftermath of the Delhi riots, the AAP has suspended its municipal councillor Tahir Hussain from primary membership of the party.

Politics

AAP wins Delhi election: Satyendar Jain's health, power, public works departments helped Arvind Kejriwal deliver on bijli-pani promise, here's how

At the heart of the success of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government are three key departments: Health, Power and the Public Works, all led by Shakur Basti MLA Satyendar Jain who helped the party fulfil its promise of bijli and paani and more

Politics

Delhi polls about deliverability, not ideologies; polarising voters in response to AAP's development-centric pitch may not work for BJP

Brand Arvind Kejriwal has established direct and firm contact with Delhi voters' necessities and made the practice of politics a lot more ordinary; today, he appeals to even those voters who see no alternative to Narendra Modi’s prime ministership

Politics

Kerala Governor-designate Arif Mohammad Khan blames regressive identity politics, 'minority psychosis' for backwardness among Muslims

In Arif Mohammad Khan’s opinion, the ignorance of the subcontinent’s cultural history is often visible in its politics.

India

Trade body asks Centre to reconsider proposed e-cigarette ban, calls for regulation and standardisation

E-cigarettes are handheld battery powered electronic devices which heat a liquid formulation — often containing nicotine — to create a vapour which can be inhaled.

Politics

Article 370 scrapped: Opposition's condemnation out of sync with public demand, feeds into BJP narrative

The abrogation of Article 370 prompted a series of protests in the national capital, essentially by all Left parties and students of central universities: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University and Jamia Milia Islamia.

India

SC judgment in Amrapali Group case a welcome step, but opacity of Noida’s real estate market remains a problem

Individual cases such as the one involving Amrapali Group are reaching the Supreme Court because at the local level, the mechanism of checks and balances is not there.

Politics

Despite losing grip on minority voters, AAP fails to reach out to disillusioned Muslim leaders in Delhi Congress

from a political standpoint, the Aam Aadmi Party should have used the opportunity to reach out to those disillusioned Muslim leaders in the Delhi Congress camp ,who were sidelined

Politics

AAP's push for Bhojpuri can corner Manoj Tiwari over unfulfilled promise of bringing language into 8th Schedule

While Maithili’s rich literary past gets recognised, Bhojpuri, for the lack of a script, doesn’t get included in the 8th Schedule.

Politics

Ahead of 2020 Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, BJP's in-house dynast Parvesh Verma uses mosque politics to stay relevant

Within the Delhi camp, Verma must worry about the steady rise of Kuljeet Singh Chahal. The Jat leader was picked by the BJP to strengthen its cadre in Delhi. He was appointed 'membership in-charge' of the party and was tasked with the responsibility of increasing the party's primary membership.

Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut’s hurried opinions can no longer be condoned; media mustn't create heroes irresponsibly

The media is also to be blamed for instilling in Kangana Ranaut the desire to react and find sympathy, validation and admiration for whatever she spoke.

Politics

AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi

Recently Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jointly laid foundation for a sewage water treatment plant in Delhi, showing once again what a Centre-state harmony can do for Delhi

Politics

Showbiz takes over Delhi BJP: Singer Sapna Chaudhry’s induction leaves RSS miffed, but won't upset party's apple cart

The rift between the party and its ideological parent is becoming clearer in the National Capital but might not influence BJP’s presence and rise in the region which is driven by celebrity faces.

Politics

Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, Hauz Qazi incident exposes AAP's poor grasp over minority votes; communal tension may damage party's chances

The incident in Delhi's Chawri area could be a political turning point. The Ballimaran constituency isn't dominated by Muslims. There's a substantial population of Hindus. In 2015, BJP's Shyam Lal Morwal got 23,241 votes from here while Hussain won 57,118.

India

Delhi water crisis: Water tanker mafia, high ammonia levels and sewage treatment among key concerns

In 2001 alone, Delhi's population increased by 215,000 due to natural growth and 285,000 through migration. This puts a strain on water supply resources.

Politics

Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha corners Congress over party's stifling of alternate leadership, sidelining of Sardar Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a member of Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet, the first cabinet of Independent India.

Politics

Narendra Modi corners Congress over missed opportunities to empower Muslim women, politics of 'appeasement'

Without taking names, Modi read out a remark made by someone in the Congress: "One of the former Congress ministers (in the Rajiv Gandhi-led government) made a very shocking statement recently. He said other Congress ministers had remarked that it was not the job of the Congress to reform Muslims. 'If they want to lie in the gutter let them be,' is what the leader said."

India

Encephalitis in Bihar: Overburdened primary caregivers, poor quality of health infrastructure add to woes

In India, Japanese Encephalitis has traditionally been the most important cause of AES and this has resulted in an overemphasis on parallel AES and JE surveillance.

India

Delhi Police, tempo driver street fight turns political; BJP unhappy with Akali Dal MLA's outburst against Centre, cops

Residents and eyewitnesses reject that the Delhi tempo driver was assaulted because he was Sikh, stating petty violence over transport is a local occurrence in Mukherjee Nagar where the incident took place on Monday

India

World Blood Donation Day: India must make separation of blood components mandatory to reduce wastage

India has less than one percent blood reserve, yet a lot of donated blood is wasted due to poor practices and lack of awareness on componentisation