Author: Alok Singh

Ground Report: AAP has gems hidden in Surat’s diamond necklace

Surat has been the stronghold of the BJP in Gujarat with people working in the diamond industry backing it through thick and thin. However, the citadel appears to be a bit shaky as the new entrant AAP has made a strong pitch to dent the ruling party’s prospects. Around 90 per cent of diamonds consumed …

In Surat, Hazira port workers bat for chance to AAP

47-year-old Jijubhai Ishwarbhai Patel has been voting for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for more than two decades, but he will choose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in this Assembly election. Standing outside the office of a shipping company at the Hazira Port in Surat, Patel, a 5-feet tall man in a sky blue-coloured T-shirt …

Gujarat riots poster boy sees hope in AAP but opposes freebies

Ashok Parmar aka Moochi, the cobbler who became the poster boy of Hindus attacking Muslims during the Gujarat riots in 2002, is not happy with the 27-year-long rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sees a ray of hope in the new entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). However, he has a piece of advice …

Move over chaiwalaa, there’s also reriwalaa in Gujarat polls

In the home state of ‘chaiwala’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are several politicians with a humble beginning of selling tea. Now we have a reriwalaa (street vendor) trying his luck from the Dariyapur Assembly segment in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Taj Qureshi is a candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), one of the three Muslim …

Gujarat ground report: Has Modi’s ‘vikas’ overshadowed Morbi tragedy?

Standing in black overalls on Atal Bridge overlooking Sabarmati, Mohammed Samir, looks taut as he flexes his muscles, gingerly disclosing his party preference in Gujarat polls. His religion is a dead giveaway but he doesn’t make any bones about the fact BJP has indeed done major developmental work. Samir, a bouncer by profession, slowly becomes …

15 Questions In 3 Hours: Aaftab Allowed To Leave FSL Office After Day 1 Of Polygraph Session

After three hours of polygraph test involving fifteen questions, accused in Shraddha murder case Aaftab Poonawala was allowed to leave Forensic Science Laboratory in Rohini. First his vitals were checked and then around 15 questions were asked. He might be called on Wednesday again for another session. He undertook his first polygraph test before Narco …

EXCLUSIVE: Narco, Polygraph Tests Will Extract Truth From Aaftab, says Delhi FSL Asst director

The two tests – Narco and Polygraph Aaftab Amin Poonawala, accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case will have to undertake will help the investigators in extracting the truth from him, Delhi’s Forensic Science Laboratory Assistant Director Sanjeev Kumar Gupta said Tuesday in an exclusive interview to The New Indian.  While talking to The New Indian Gupta said …

Shraddha’s Broken Jaw Recovered : Police Informs Court

Delhi Police on Monday informed the Saket Court that the bones of Shraddha Walkar, who was killed by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in May, have been recovered from a jungle in the national capital on November 20. Along with it, her broken jaw has also been recovered. Seeking further custody of Aaftab, Police also …

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