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Ritesh K Srivastava

A bilingual journalist with a deep interest in Indian and international politics and current affairs. Impressed with the power of social media, loves to explore what may possibly click on internet. A movie buff, avid reader & a traveller in free time!

SDMC Election 2017: BJP wins big, clinches 70 out of 104 seats; PM Narendra Modi lauds teamwork, thanks voters

The BJP on Wednesday retained control over the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), elections for which were held on April 23, by winning 70 out of total 104 seats in the South Delhi civic body as counting of votes began since morning.

Sukma Naxal attack: Grieved families of CRPF martyrs demand justice as Centre assures action

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and other top officials on Tuesday to paid tribute to 25 brave CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma yesterday. The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence affected district of the state. President Pranab Mukherjee, VP Hamid Ansari, PM Narendra Modi and many senior leaders had yesterday condemned the attack on CRPF jawans and expressed their heart-felt condolences. 

Armed miscreants throw challenge to Yogi Adityanath govt, murder cash van guard in Allahabad before fleeing

While the Yogi Adityanath government has taken several steps at improving the law and order situation across the state, a shocking incident of loot and murder has thrown a big challenge to the BJP dispensation here.

AIADMK merger talks hit roadblock as EPS camp wants VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran to continue

The talks regarding merger of the two AIADMK factions appeared to have hit a roadblock on Tuesday as the EPS camp rejected O Panneerselvam's call for removing VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran from the party before a reunion.    

UP CM Yogi Adityanath shifts to govt bungalow after 'purification' by Gorakhpur priests

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday formally shifted to the sprawling government bungalow allotted to him after completion of the purifying rituals conducted by some priests from Gorakhpur.

Yogi Adityanath's mantra for good governance – money not needed to bring about a change

Ever since taking charge as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, saint-politician Yogi Adityanath has been working tirelessly to bring about a change in the country’s most populous state, and, that too, even without holding a single meeting of  his Cabinet.

Nigerian students assaulted: Five detained, Sushma Swaraj speaks to UP CM, promises action; new attack video emerges

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured that an impartial probe will be conducted in connection with the attack on four Nigerian students, who sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by a group of local residents in Greater Noida's Pari Chowk area.

London terror attack: No report of Indian casualty, says Sushma Swaraj, shares Helpline Nos

There is no report of any Indian casualty so far in the terror attack near the UK Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

On CM Yogi Adityanath's instructions, 'anti-Romeo squads' set up in UP to check eve-teasing, several 'majnus' detained

In order to provide a safer environment to women in Uttar Pradesh, the state's police has set up ‘Anti Romeo Squads’ to prevent harassment of women by miscreants on the instructions of newly-inducted Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Trivendra Singh Rawat - Narendra Modi's CM pick – faces an uphill task of keeping Uttarakhand ​BJP united

As Trivendra Singh Rawat prepares to take charge as the CM of Uttarakhand, he faces a Herculean task of keeping the BJP's flock of 57 MLAS intact and living up to PM Modi's expectations in delivering the big promises made to the voters of the hill state in the party manifesto during the assembly elections.  

Sushma Swaraj replies on racial attack on Indians in US, says MEA monitoring situation

EAM Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday told the Members of Parliament that her ministry is keeping a close watch on the incidents of racial attack on Indians living abroad and has got assurance about their safety from the authorities there.

Unable to digest AAP defeat in Punjab, Goa, Arvind Kejriwal claims EVMs were tempered; Mayawati to approach court

Possibly unable to digest his party's defeat in Punjab Assembly elections 2017, AAP party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged a foul play in counting of results.

Election results 2017: Why 'UP ke ladke' failed against 'outsider' PM Modi?

If it was a battle of prestige for PM Narendra Modi, the hard-fought electoral contest in Uttar Pradesh was also a big litmus test for Akhilesh Yadav – the young chief minister who had to face the wrath of his father as he fought against his uncle to gain control of his party.

Assembly elections results 2017: Here are the key takeaways

The unprecedented outcome of several weeks of exhaustive electioneering by top political players in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur – the results of which were announced on Saturday, has yet again proved that the Indian democracy is vibrant and thriving.

Election results 2017: From 'tectonic shift in democracy' to 'invincible BJP' - here's who said what

With emerging trends showing the Narendra Modi-led BJP getting a strong lead in Uttar Pradesh – one of India's most electorally crucial states – as the counting of votes for the recently concluded Assembly elections 2017 began on Saturday, the outcome of the hotly contested polls evoked a strong reactions from netizens on various social media platforms.

Nagvasuki Temple – where devotees come to get rid of 'Kal Sarp Dosha'

Nagvasuki Temple, located in the Daraganj locality on the northern side of the railway bridge, is situated on the banks of the Holy river Ganga in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. 

Lucknow encounter linked with Ujjain train blast, leads suggest Islamic State gaining foothold in India

The Ujjain train blast, which led to the Thakurganj encounter in Lucnow, marks the first attack by the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State in India, involving local recruits radicalised from within the country. 

Will Islamabad act against 26/11 perpetrators after ex-NSA Durrani admits role of Pakistan-based terror groups in Mumbai carnage?

While the ruling BJP considers the stunning revelations made by former Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as a big diplomatic victory for the Indian government, the spotlight is again on Islamabad with questions being asked whether it will act against the Mumbai carnage plotters.

Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest? Pakistan court to decide today

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenged their house arrest in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Sasikala convicted in DA case: Massive celebrations erupt outside O Panneerselvam's residence

Massive celebrations erupted outside acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's residence minuted after the Supreme Court convicted AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case and sentenced her to a 4-year jail term.

Sasikala DA case: From 'justice delivered' to 'end of goondaism', here are top reactions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case and sentenced her to a 4-year jail term, shattering her dream to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Congress releases manifesto for UP, promises new law on hate crimes

Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto for Uttar Pradesh, which focuses on economic empowerment of women and child development.

O Panneerseelvam sets Twitter on fire, hailed as 'hero' for challenging Sasikala

Shortly after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam openly revolted against AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala alleging that he was forced to resign, the social media exploded in his support and showered praise on him for taking the bold move.

Uttarakhand Elections 2017: From political instability to corruption – issues that dominate assembly polls

The assembly elections in Uttarakhand are normally less about issues and more about personalities and cults. The ruling Congress led by Chief Minister Harish Rawat is desperate to retain power for a second consecutive term in this Himalayan state, while the BJP, which is emboldened after the entry of rebels, is determined to dislodge the incumbent government here.

Lack of CM face, Congress rebels in fold - BJP’s double dilemma in Uttarakhand

BJP has its own share of problems in Uttrakhand where it is in direct fight with the ruling Congress.