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Dhrubo Jyoti

Dhrubo works as an edit resource and writes at the intersection of caste, gender, sexuality and politics. Formerly trained in Physics, abandoned a study of the stars for the glitter of journalism. Fish out of digital water.

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Don’t belittle army: BJP slams Kejriwal’s demand for proof of surgical strikes

The BJP attacked the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress on Tuesday, accusing the opposition parties of lowering the army’s morale by raising doubts about strikes against militant bases across the Line of Control last week.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talks to HT during an interview at his office in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 04, 2016 02:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kejriwal ‘salutes’ Modi for strikes across LoC, asks PM to expose Pak’s lies

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal praised Narendra Modi on Monday for strikes on militant bases across the Line of Control but asked the prime minister to expose Pakistan, which has flatly denied the army operation across the de-facto border.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a programme on the 110th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh in New Delhi.(PTI File)
Updated on Oct 03, 2016 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Watch: Nepal resort has unchained 12 elephants, and the jumbos are frolicking

For half a century, Tiger Tops, a popular resort in southern Nepal, offered elephant rides as a top attraction to draw in thousands of tourists from across the world.

Guests can follow the elephants shortly after sunrise on their morning excursion to the river, where the animals are free to graze.(Nepali Times/YouTube)
Updated on Oct 02, 2016 04:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Meet India’s new-age Gandhi who goes to the mall, takes the Metro

Even after seven decades since his death, the Mahatma is seen walking around Delhi, mostly on foot, sometimes even travelling ticket-less on buses and trains. Meet the Gandhi impersonater-- Mahesh Chaturvedi.

Mahesh Chaturvedi sits in a public library in central Delhi that faces a life-size mural of his idol and inspiration Mahatma Gandhi. The 68-year-old Chaturvedi calls himself a modern-day Gandhi -- complete with round glasses, a crisp white dhoti and a message to wipe out poverty.(Arun Sharma / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByArun Sharma and Dhrubo Jyoti, New Delhi

Pak in shock after army op, shouldn’t take our silence as weakness: Parrikar

Pakistan is in a state of “coma” after the army’s surgical strikes on militant bases across the Line of Control and shouldn’t take India’s silence for weakness, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

In a press conference reported by television channels and agencies, defence minister Manohar Parrikar spoke out publicly for the first time since the army’s cross-LoC operation inflicted heavy casualties early Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2016 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In 2 yrs of Swachh Bharat, only 4 states visibly improved cleanliness: Study

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Swachh Bharat initiative may be celebrating two years with much fanfare on Sunday but just a fifth of the respondents in a recent nationwide survey say local municipalities have improved garbage collection or cleanliness.

The study found the hygiene has visibly improved in only four states.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2016 03:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

10 years after Khairlanji horror, Dalits struggle for a just India

Half a century of independence has meant little for the community.

People gather in Ahmedabad on July 31 to protest against the attack by on Dalit men in Una, Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki/ HT photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2016 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Govt targeted my online fundraising drive: Gujarat Dalit leader Mewani

Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani alleged on Thursday that online crowdsourcing platform Bitgiving closed down a campaign to gather funds for his movement following pressure from the government.

Updated on Sep 29, 2016 04:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Cauvery row: Karnataka asks SC to modify order on water sharing

Karnataka asked the Supreme Court on Monday to modify an earlier order on sharing Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu and said it couldn’t release any more water, ANI reported, setting the stage for a face-off with the judiciary.

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard during a protest against the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery issue, in Bengaluru on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2016 01:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

$1 microscope, cheap disease screening: Meet India’s ‘genius grant’ winner

Indian-American biologist Manu Prakash has won the prestigious MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellowship for 2016 for his low-cost inventions, including a foldable microscope built for less than $1, that have transformed scientific research in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Manu Prakash, an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, is one of hte recipients of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship.(John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
Updated on Sep 23, 2016 10:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Day after Uri, Pak top judge accuses parties of backing terrorists: Report

Pakistan may have strongly denied a hand in an attack on the Uri army base in Kashmir but the country’s chief justice has blamed political parties for backing “terrorists” to further interests.

Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel at the army base that was attacked by militants in Uri.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2016 07:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Before Bihar-Kashmir combo deal, here’s what Markandey Katju offered

Former Supreme Court judge and commentator-at-large Markandey Katju is in the news again, this time for suggesting that Pakistan could get Kashmir if it agrees to take Bihar also as part of a “package deal”.

Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju uses social media to express his views.
Updated on Sep 27, 2016 01:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

FIR against Delhi women’s panel chief for ‘illegally’ hiring AAP supporters

The Capital’s anti-corruption branch (ACB) registered an FIR against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Tuesday for allegedly hiring Aam Aadmi Party supporters to the body in violation of norms, news agency ANI reported.

DCW chairman Swati Maliwal during a press conference in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2016 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRitam Halder and Dhrubo Jyoti

Man throws ink at Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia outside L-G’s residence

A man hurled ink at Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia outside the lieutenant governor’s house on Monday.

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia reacts after a man threw ink on him outside L-G Najeeb Jung’s residence.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 05:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kashmir’s Uri attacked: Why the key Indian Army base is on militants’ radar

The Uri military base attacked by militants on Sunday morning was one of the army’s most important garrisons in Kashmir and used to guard the Line of Control, which is India’s de-factor border with Pakistan.

The base acts as the brigade headquarters and houses 12,000-13,000 soldiers at any given point, many of them in transit from their line of duty.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2016 02:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByToufiq Rashid and Dhrubo Jyoti, Srinagar/new Delhi

India should form its own fidayeen, says ex-army chief Shankar Roy Choudhary

India should form its own “fidayeen” (suicide) squad, former army chief Shankar Roy Choudhary told news channel NDTV on Sunday, reflecting the rage in the military brass over an extremist attack in north Kashmir’s Uri that killed 17 soldiers.

Former army chief Shankar Roy Choudhary was quoted as saying India should have its own “fidayeen”.(Wikipedia)
Updated on Sep 18, 2016 04:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Vatican calling: Politicians make beeline for Mother of all junkets

Mother Teresa will be anointed a saint on Sunday and India’s politicians are in a mad dash to travel to at the Vatican to witness the historic event, most of them possibly at public expense.

Mother Teresa, seen in her hospital around the time she was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress.(Mark Edwards/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVishal Kant and Dhrubo Jyoti, New Delhi

Crimes against SCs fell by 4.4% last year, Rajasthan records highest rate

The number of crimes against scheduled castes across India dipped by 4.4% in 2015 when compared to the previous year with Rajasthan recording the highest rate of crime against the marginalized community.

People of the Dalit community gathered from all over Gujarat to protest against recent attacks on Dalits in Una, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki//HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2016 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

You must have needed boats: John Kerry jokes at IIT on Delhi rain

United States secretary of state John Kerry joked at the IIT-Delhi campus on Wednesday morning about heavy showers in the Capital that had flooded roads and delayed his lecture by an hour.

US secretary of state John Kerry leaves after his joint news conference with India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (not pictured) in New Delhi on August 30.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 31, 2016 02:43 PM IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By

The message in anti-superstition campaigner Kalburgi’s killing

One year ago today, noted scholar and professor MM Kalburgi was shot dead outside his home in north Karnataka’s Dharwad by suspected Hindu right-wingers for offending religious sentiments.

MM Kalburgi’s murder was the third and last in a string of similar killings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2016 06:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Rio medallist Sakshi Malik to tie the knot: Reports

Rio Olympic Bronze medallist and wrestler Sakshi Malik is marrying a fellow grappler this year, Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika has reported.

Sakshi Malik won bronze at the Rio Olympics.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2016 12:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

My son’s killers trying to prove he wasn’t Dalit: Rohith Vemula’s mother

Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohith Vemula, holds a sit-in at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to protest his suicide in this March 2016 photo. She is pictured holding Rohith’s photo.(Arun Sharma/ HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2016 03:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Govt will soon propose a substitute to pellet guns, Rajnath says in Srinagar

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday the government will propose a substitute to pellet guns in a few days following widespread criticism of the crowd-control device that has left thousands of Kashmiris blind in the current unrest.

Home minister Rajnath Singh and J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2016 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDhrubo Jyoti and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi

A censor inside me: Perumal Murugan is back with 200 new poems

At the release of his new collection of poems in Delhi, the Tamil writer says he will revise his earlier work and revise the text, if necessary

Author Perumal Murugan at the launch of his new book of poems in Delhi on Monday.(Penguin)
Updated on Aug 23, 2016 04:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

VK Singh victimised me, imposed ‘illegal’ ban: Army chief Dalbir Singh

Dalbir Singh told the Supreme Court in an affidavit that VK Singh victimised him with the sole purpose of “denying” him promotion to the appointment of army commander. This is the first time a serving army chief has publicly attacked one of his predecessors.

Dalbir Singh told the Supreme Court in an affidavit that VK Singh victimised him with the sole purpose of “denying” him promotion to the appointment of army commander.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2016 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

US ambassador apologises to Shah Rukh for detention, SRK says thank you

The United States ambassador to India, Richard Verma, apologised on Friday to actor Shah Rukh Khan for his brief detention at the Los Angeles airport that sparked outrage in India.

Shah Rukh Khan was detained briefly at the Los Angeles airport.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2016 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Progressive Modi? The PM speaks on transgenders, Dalits and Kashmir

The prime minister has sprung a surprise indicates to the world that he is alert to mounting international criticism of his administration as a tech-savvy but culturally intolerant regime that is hostile to minorities and dissent.

Many transgender rights activists fear that the prime minister’s outreach might not translate into real change on the ground.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 18, 2016 10:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Activists in India are up in arms over the new transgender bill. Here’s why

Activists and lawyers have complained that the transgender rights bill encourages corruption, is full of provisions open to abuse and directly opposes the spirit of a 2014 Supreme Court verdict that recognized the third gender and called for a raft of rights and measures for transpersons.

Many activists now want the government to junk the bill and revert to a previous legislation by DMK member Tiruchi Siva, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha last year.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2016 12:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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