Author: Rohan Dua

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One of the most versatile journalists who has reported and broken almost every big national story since 2004 in India. He has reported extensively on politics, counter-terrorism, elections and multi-million dollar scams. In his 16 years in journalism, Dua has worked in Reuters, NewsX, Indian Express and The Times of India.

Sacrilege Twist: Kapurthala gurdwara caretaker was CAT commando; Went to Pak several times, mystery calls with commissioner-rank cop

CHANDIGARH: In a sensational twist to sacrilege cases that have taken Punjab by storm , the ongoing police investigation into Dec 19 Kapurthala case — where a mob beat up an unknown man to death — has now revealed that gurdwara caretaker Amarjit Singh was a frequent visitor to Pakistan and worked as a pro-Khalistan […]

8 Yrs On, Punjab Books Badal’s In-Law Majithia In Drug Scam; Uncovers Explosive ED Charges On Him, 2 Canadians

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI:  Eight years after the then wrestler-turned-druglord Jagdish Bhola, who was arrested in a Rs 6500-crore synthetic drug scam, had accused Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal’s brother-in-law Bikram Majithia of him as a kingpin leading to the summons served by ED on him, Punjab Police has booked the key Akali Dal man on […]

Varanasi’s Latest Marvel: 8th C Ghat Remade With Gabion Walls, Gazebos, CNG Station & 500-Seat Open Air Theatre

VARANASI: At around 5 pm, as the sun sets for early winter twilight, melodious hymns from Ramacharit Manas play on the ramp and footsteps of this 8th century ghat near Malviya Bridge, overlooked by bold, textured Gabion walls and quiet Ganga on either side. The newly set-up Gabion walls are a metal mesh cage filled with stones. Architects across the […]

Shah, Yogi Team Up With Nishad Party In Lucknow Today As BJP Eyes Non-Yadav OBC Pie

LUCKNOW: Ahead of upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, the BJP has begun to consolidate its support among the numerically significant non-Yadav OBCs as it will hold its first joint rally with Nishad Party in Lucknow on Saturday.  BJP and Nishad Party had come together in 2019 Lok Sabha polls when they jointly fielded Gorakhpur 2018 by-poll […]

First Kashi, Then Ayodhya: 12 BJP CMs Rally Behind Modi, Yogi; Say PM Connecting Modern India With Ancient

VARANASI: The Bharatiya Janata Party is putting up a show of unity and togetherness, just following a bit of template of its own campaign Mera Parivar BJP Parivar, an axiom that it has banked upon since 2017  to win hearts of Hindi heartland states. Twelve visiting chief ministers of BJP ruled states — Assam, Haryana, […]

For Every Aurangzeb, A Shivaji Rose: Modi At Kashi Vishwanath; Takes A Dip After Lunch With Civil Engineers

VARANASI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended the 500-year wait to repair the Kashi Vishwanath Temple site with inauguration of a sprawling 50,000 square metre site amid fanfare, the Varanasi MP took an acerbic swipe at Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for his demolition of the sacred site hundreds of years ago. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, that stands […]

KASHI VISHWANATH CORRIDOR: Top Snack, Falhari sellers, Silk Traders Erupt In Joy, Won’t Hike Prices As Gesture To Aid Govt & Tourism

VARANASI:  The frenzied rush to the centuries-old Kashi Vishwanath Temple is just getting bigger during the last few days. Outside Kashi Chaat Bhandaar, on the stretch between Gadaulia to Dashsavamedha Ghat,  that sells city’s firm favourite – Tamatar chaat, Palak Patta chaat and Chura Matar — visitors with smeared foreheads arrive in scores.  They laugh, […]

500 Yrs On, Kashi Vishwanath Gets Facelift; From 3000 Sq Ft To 5 L Sq Ft, Tanishq Cleaning & Panoramic Ganga Darshan

VARANASI: Ambling towards the vedic kendra inside the sanctum sanctorum of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, that is one of the 12 Jyotirlingams of India, sisters Aditi Mehrotra and Kriti Mehrotra, look at ease endlessly walking bare feet in a chilly December.

EXCLUSIVE: No COVID19 Trace Found In Ganga Samples During 2nd Wave: Study. Did Western Media Wrongly Attribute Natural Deaths In UP & Bihar To Coronavirus?

LUCKNOW/KANPUR: A study by scientists of Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has said that there was no presence of Coronavirus in any water sample collected during the second Covid wave from Ganga river locations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The 120-page study, accessed by the The […]

Bollywood Fleeced Him, Nitish Preserved Him: Mountain Man’s Son Speaks Of Fight, Grit & Honour

NEW DELHI: On a long, winding stretch – overlooked by the towering hills on the right — in Bihar’s Gehlaur, it is hard to miss Dashrath Manjhi’s bust. Manjhi, who once earned the sobriquet of mountain man of India, remains Gehlaur’s mentor, inspiration, guide and friend even 14 years after his death.  After all, the […]

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