articles by Pallavi Rebbapragada

India

Dust storm in Delhi: Aravallis, which act as green barrier for National Capital, have been ravaged over decades

The air quality of Delhi, which has been baking at temperatures in excess of 45 degrees Celsius since last week, wasn’t ruined overnight.

India

World Day against Child Labour: India's shelter homes should do more to impart job-oriented skills to children

The 2016 survey conducted jointly by the Women and Child Development Department and AIIMS estimated that Delhi’s streets are home to 70,000 addicts.

India

Heat wave grips Delhi: Deforestration in Aravallis has made fight against air pollution an uphill task in national capital

The hills are losing their capability of acting as an effective barrier to the expansion of the Thar Desert towards Delhi and Haryana as authorities have failed to curb the erosion of green cover in the area

India

Hindi should become third language in the south for economic advantages it provides, not through patronage or propaganda

After attempts were made to replace English with Hindi as the link or bridge language to unify the nation, there was a massive backlash from the south and the Indira Gandhi-led government introduced amendments to the Official Languages Act, 1963.

India

Arvind Kejriwal's proposal on free Delhi Metro, DTC rides for women misguided; govt should strengthen existing initiatives

On Monday, at a press conference, Arvind Kejriwal announced voluntary free rides in metro trains and buses for women travellers.

Politics

From Smriti Irani to Nirmala Sitharaman: Women ministers among top guns in Narendra Modi 2.0 Cabinet

Irani isn’t an actor-turned-politician who just come out of nowhere and turned Amethi’s 39-year-old political affiliations on its head.

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Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad: BJP's Khanpur office in city was an address that played key role in PM's journey

The Khanpur office was earlier the Gujarat BJP headquarters, and Modi had stayed here for a long time during his days as the general secretary of the party's state unit.

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Lok Sabha election result: Implementation of central schemes, simplification of GST contributed to BJP’s performance in Rajasthan

The BJP's performance in Rajasthan may have been because of irrelevant issues raised by the Opposition and the ability of the prime minister to establish a direct connect with the voters.

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Lok Sabha Election result: In South Delhi, BJP marches ahead, AAP’s Raghav Chadha distant second

Heading into the election, Chadha said politics of caste and religion would take a ‘back seat’ and the people of Delhi would vote on development.

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AAP volunteer tweets clip on EVM 'hack': Sharing unverified news while questioning EC weakens Opposition's narrative

Sharing verified news at this time, such as on EVM tampering, damages the gravity of the Opposition far more than the Election Commission and parties they are attempting to question.

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Vivek Oberoi's meme on Aishwarya Rai: Actor's action shows why parties must pick celebrity campaigners carefully

Actor Vivek Oberoi, who was recently served a notice for a distasteful post on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an example of why political parties should carefully select celebrity campaigners and candidates

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Exit polls indicate AAP's national ambitions may be dashed; Modi factor likely to help BJP's local faces beat anti-incumbency

Exit polls predicting a victory for the BJP are a reality check for the AAP. The BJP is likely to repeat its 2014 success in the capital

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Row over destruction of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar bust: BJP has been using West Bengal's icons to chip away TMC's sway

At BJP chief Amit Shah's mega rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, clashes broke out and the police had to intervene.

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Priyanka Sharma has shown courage by making her support for BJP public, but lacks her own brand of expression

In Mamata Banerjee's Bengal, courage and not merit seems to be making heroes out of anonymous people like Priyanka Sharma who resist her ways

Politics

Atishi-Gambhir row: Outrage over controversial pamphlet displaces concerns about development in East Delhi

Firstpost hit ground zero in East Delhi to gauge how the local voters are reacting to its sparring Lok Sabha candidates.

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In North East Delhi's Ghonda Chowk, Priyanka Gandhi ropes in Sheila Dikshit to woo voters as BJP struggles with Manoj Tiwari's 'invisible' work

While AAP seemed nearly absent from the ground, there was discontentment among the people, for the Congress, and even for Manoj Tiwari.

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North East Delhi Muslims favour AAP's Dilip Pandey, but Sheila Dikshit's candidacy may split votes, benefit BJP

The decision to field Sheila Dikshit against AAP candidate Dilip Pandey in Muslim-dominated North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat is likely to undermine Congress' broader goal of defeating the BJP

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Manoj Tiwari camouflaging himself in Modi's shadow, says Dilip Pandey, claims fight in North East Delhi between AAP, BJP

"Only somebody who lives in North East Delhi will understand what it feels like to get stuck in traffic congestion of Sonia Vihar, Wazirabad Bridge, Seelampur Square," said Dilip Pandey who is contesting from the North East Delhi constituency in Lok Sabha Elections 2019

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Lok Sabha polls: Turncoats and celebrity candidates dominate political narrative in North West Delhi seat

The northwest fringes of Delhi, with a population density of 8,245 inhabitants per square kilometre, suffer from poor connectivity.

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Lok Sabha poll in Hamirpur: 'Dropped father’s surname to find my own identity,' says BJP's Anurag Thakur on bucking anti-dynasty trend

Anurag is a three-time member of Parliament from the region and is taking on Ram Lal Thakur of the Congress in the Lok Sabha election.