Kunal Gaurav

Kunal Gaurav is a multimedia journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He handles daily editorial operations for the digital news desk, including news tracking, news prioritisation, writing and editing.

Articles by Kunal Gaurav

'No wonder SC thinks…': TMC MP targets Election Commission over leader's arrest

TMC spokesperson Saket Gokhale was granted bail after he was produced before the court in Ahmedabad on Thursday following the completion of his police custody but was soon arrested in another case registered by Morbi police.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI / File)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI / File)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 09:56 AM IST

On leak of Kashmiri Pandit employees' list, Thackeray's Sena says 'no one will…'

A blog linked to The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), published the list of Kashmiri Pandit employees working under the prime minister's rehabilitation package (PMRP).

An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits stages a demonstration seeking justice.(ANI / File)
An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits stages a demonstration seeking justice.(ANI / File)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 01:05 PM IST

The Kashmir Files row: Sena MP reacts to Israel envoy's ‘should see my DM’ tweet

'The Kashmir Files' was screened on November 22 as a part of the Indian Panorama Section at 53rd International Film Festival of India.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi (Left), Israel envoy Naor Glion (Centre) along with Union minister Anurag Thakur (Right).
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi (Left), Israel envoy Naor Glion (Centre) along with Union minister Anurag Thakur (Right).
Published on Nov 29, 2022 11:21 AM IST

Israel envoy slams filmmaker over Kashmir Files remark: 'You have abused…'

Gilon said the filmmaker should be ashamed of his remark on Kashmir Files as it is “insensitive and presumptuous to speak about historic events before deeply studying them and which are an open wound in India.”

Israel ambassador to India Naor Gilon with Union minister Anurag Thakur at IFFI 2022.
Israel ambassador to India Naor Gilon with Union minister Anurag Thakur at IFFI 2022.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 08:43 AM IST

Who is Nadav Lapid, the Israeli filmmaker who called Kashmir Files ‘vulgar’?

Nadav Lapid was also among a group of 250 Israeli filmmakers that signed an open letter to protest against the launch of the Shomron (Samaria/West Bank) Film Fund.

IFFI 2022: Jury head Nadav Lapid said he was
IFFI 2022: Jury head Nadav Lapid said he was "disturbed and shocked" to see the film being screened at the prestigious film festival.
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 08:16 AM IST

Smriti Irani turns Rahul's photo upside down, slammed: 'mock Hindu ritual to…'

Priests at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh had placed a turban on Gandhi's head and draped a 'dupatta' (stole) with 'Om' written on it on his shoulders.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi performs 'aarti' at Narmada Ghat in Khargone district, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi performs 'aarti' at Narmada Ghat in Khargone district, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.(PTI)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 10:16 AM IST

India pushes millets to tackle supply uncertainties, climate change

India’s focus on food security through increased production of millets was echoed by external affairs minister S Jaishankar during a luncheon on Thursday where he stressed that millets are important for food security as well as international relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 05:18 PM IST

‘Shocking’: TMC leader demands action against ‘foreigners’ at BJP rally

The People’s Representative Act 1951, which governs how elections are conducted in India, does not expressly deal with foreign nationals campaigning for a party but visa rules forbid any foreign entity from participating in political activities in India.

Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Screegrab of a video shared by Gujarat BJP.
Gujarat Assembly election 2022: Screegrab of a video shared by Gujarat BJP.
Published on Nov 24, 2022 11:24 AM IST

AAP, BJP lock horns as Delhi minister seen on camera getting massage in Tihar

The Enforcement Directorate(ED) had arrested Satyendar Jain in May this year under prevention of money laundering act (PMLA).

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain getting massage inside Tihar jail.
Delhi minister Satyendar Jain getting massage inside Tihar jail.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 12:19 PM IST

CPI(M) leader urges Centre to take action against ‘The Kerala Story’ teaser

In the letter to Shah, Rajya Sabha member John Brittas said that the widely-circulated teaser that claims to be depicting the story of 32,000 women from Kerala “is absolutely rubbish and fallacious.”

The widely-circulated teaser claims to be depicting the story of 32,000 women from Kerala.
The widely-circulated teaser claims to be depicting the story of 32,000 women from Kerala.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 03:21 PM IST

Kejriwal's appeal to PM Modi: ‘Put Lakshmi-Ganesha photo on currency notes'

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told a press briefing the efforts to get the economy back on track will only fructify when the country has the blessings of our gods.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 12:19 PM IST

Ex J&K CM Mufti alleges ‘divisive laws’ in India. BJP’s dare, then a reminder

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad has hit back at Mehbooba Mufti over her tweet alleging discriminatory laws in India after UK Conservative Party cleared decks for Rishi Sunak to become first non-white British prime minister.

Lok Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad dared PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to accept a minority as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Lok Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad dared PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to accept a minority as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Updated on Oct 25, 2022 01:12 PM IST

'May Day' call for Army chopper before crash in Arunachal to be focus of probe

The advanced light helicopter (ALH), a HAL Rudra built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and also known as ALH-WSI, with five personnel onboard, crashed around Migging in Upper Siang district at 10.43am on Friday.

Smoke seen coming out from the accident site where an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) military chopper crashed near the Tuting area in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. (ANI)
Smoke seen coming out from the accident site where an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) military chopper crashed near the Tuting area in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 11:02 AM IST

Female frontier influencers are new face of China's propaganda: Report

These 'frontier influencers' or 'frontier accounts' are pushing back on reports of human rights abuses. They are also increasingly focused on China's party propaganda and disinformation.

Screenshots of an October 2021 video on the ‘Annie Guli’ YouTube channel.(‘Annie Guli’ [安妮古丽], YouTube)
Screenshots of an October 2021 video on the ‘Annie Guli’ YouTube channel.(‘Annie Guli’ [安妮古丽], YouTube)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 07:13 AM IST

‘How times have changed’: Rajasthan MLA's swipe as Gehlot loyalists meet Kharge

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and some of his loyalists were in Delhi to congratulate newly-election Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, General Secretary KC Venugopal, and Rajasthan chief whip Mahesh Joshi (Right to Left).(@ashokgehlot51)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, General Secretary KC Venugopal, and Rajasthan chief whip Mahesh Joshi (Right to Left).(@ashokgehlot51)
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 11:27 AM IST

Bilkis case convict was booked for ‘outraging woman's modesty’ while on parole

Bilkis Bano case: One of the convicts, Mitesh Chimanlal Bhatt, is accused of outraging a woman’s modesty while out on parole during June 2020, as per the annexure of the affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court by the Gujarat government.

A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail.
A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail.
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 10:58 AM IST

Global Hunger Index 2022: India slips six places, ranked 107 of 121 countries

The Global Hunger Index scores are based on the values of four component indicators – undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, child mortality.

India remains behind neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, according to the Global Hunger Index 2022.
India remains behind neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, according to the Global Hunger Index 2022.
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 10:10 AM IST

AAP set to form government in Gujarat, claims Arvind Kejriwal, cites 'IB report'

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that an IB report has suggested that AAP will form the government in Gujarat if elections are held today.

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal at a press briefing.
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal at a press briefing.
Published on Oct 02, 2022 11:45 AM IST

Burning khaki shorts post by Congress angers BJP: ‘Do you want violence…’

Congress posted an image of a burning khaki shorts amid claims by the grand old party that the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ has rattled BJP.

BJP leaders blasted Congress for putting a tweet on khaki shorts.
BJP leaders blasted Congress for putting a tweet on khaki shorts.
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Prashant Kishor hits back at Nitish Kumar with 4 photo-tweet. Then deletes it

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had suggested that Prashant Kishor “may want to stay with and help” BJP after the latter dismissive of the political realignment in the state.

Political strategist Prashant Kishor and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Political strategist Prashant Kishor and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 09:50 AM IST

Gadkari's strong warning after ‘not worried about my post’ speech goes viral

AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh tweeted an edited clip of Union minister's speech, wondering, “Why did Nitin Gadkari say this after all?”

Union minister Nitin Gadkari addressing during the book launch ‘Naukarsyahi Ke Rang’ written by Dr. Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari addressing during the book launch ‘Naukarsyahi Ke Rang’ written by Dr. Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 02:51 PM IST

Bihar CM promises 10 lakh jobs, Giriraj Singh hits back with old video of Nitish

Nitish Kumar had earlier said that his government will “try” to fulfil the promise of 10-lakh jobs that Tejashwi Yadav had made during the 2020 Bihar assembly election campaign.

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav greets CM Nitish Kumar.
Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav greets CM Nitish Kumar.
Updated on Aug 15, 2022 01:20 PM IST

‘Zero understanding’, ‘lie 24 hours’: Rahul Gandhi sharpens attack on Modi govt

Congress workers and leaders on Friday converged at the party headquarters here to participate in the planned nationwide protest against price rise, hike in GST on essential items and unemployment.

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.(PTI)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 11:23 AM IST

'Community engagement key to ensure underserved kids remain in school'

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic disrupted the education sector on an unprecedented scale as millions of kids found themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide

Smile Foundation has been one such organisation that has been running it campaign ‘Shiksha Na Ruke’ aimed at bringing drop out children back to school. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Smile Foundation has been one such organisation that has been running it campaign ‘Shiksha Na Ruke’ aimed at bringing drop out children back to school. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Jul 10, 2022 10:12 PM IST

'Ring is forming around Earth': PM Modi on International Yoga Day 2022

International Day of Yoga 2022 saw many new initiatives, including the ‘Guardian Ring’ program, a collaborative exercise between 75 countries and the United Nations.

International Yoga Day 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga at Mysuru Palace.
International Yoga Day 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga at Mysuru Palace.
Published on Jun 21, 2022 01:22 PM IST

Bailout hopes from IMF forces Pakistan to hike fuel prices by 30 PKR

The Pakistan government hiked the cost of all petroleum products by ₹30 in local currency, the highest single-hike ever.

A fuel pump is pictured at a Pakistan State Oil petrol station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Reuters / File)
A fuel pump is pictured at a Pakistan State Oil petrol station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Reuters / File)
Published on May 27, 2022 11:40 AM IST

Jairam Ramesh on Vivek Agnihotri's film: ‘Some inspire change. Kashmir Files…’

Vivek Agnihotri's film, The Kashmir Files, has been declared tax-free in most of the BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand.

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh.
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh.
Published on Mar 19, 2022 02:32 PM IST

How Pakistan, China pushed back on probe into bride trafficking via CPEC

Pakistan’s federal investigation agency arrested and charged 52 Chinese traffickers in 2019 but half of them were soon acquitted amid push back from Pakistani and Chinese governments.

China’s Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pose for a photo before their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.(AP)
China’s Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pose for a photo before their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 02:11 PM IST

Rajnath Singh inaugurates 7-storey complex built in 45 days, a landmark for DRDO

The complex will be used to house R&D facilities for the indigenous development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and other manned and unmanned aircraft.

Bengaluru: A seven-story building constructed within the span of 45 days by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).(ANI )
Bengaluru: A seven-story building constructed within the span of 45 days by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).(ANI )
Published on Mar 17, 2022 02:08 PM IST

'Encourage Indian leaders to…': US on bringing peace in Ukraine

India has been walking a diplomatic tightrope on the Ukraine invasion as it abstained on the UN Security Council resolution that deplored Russia’s actions and called for immediate troops’ withdrawal from the region.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing.(AFP)
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing.(AFP)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 09:38 AM IST
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