Sunetra Choudhury is the National Political Editor of the Hindustan Times. With over two decades of experience in print and television, she has authored Black Warrant (Roli,2019), Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India’s Most Famous (Roli,2017) and Braking News (Hachette, 2010). Sunetra is the recipient of the Red Ink award in journalism in 2016 and Mary Morgan Hewett award in 2018.
Articles by Sunetra Choudhury
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah have referred to the fate of the twice-elected chief minister Veerendra Patil in an effort to blunt the Congress’ strategy of attacking the ruling party for what they see as neglect of the Lingayat community
In his memoir ‘Azaad’, the former J&K chief minister and Congress rebel is critical of his former party, describing its behaviour as “bloopers and bombast”
The meeting had a single point agenda -- to assign key persons who would help boost the party’s prospects in the state.
The government’s IT services are managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which hosts 3.3 million email accounts and maintains more than 10,000 websites and services
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 04:10 AM IST
ByBinayak Dasgupta and Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi
Last Friday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) termed the Shiv Sena’s 2018 constitution, which had not been placed on record with the poll panel, as undemocratic because it vested too much power in the hand of the leader, although this wasn’t the reason why it ruled that the Eknath Shinde faction of the party was the real Shiv Sena (support of legislators and parliamentarians tiled the balance)
In the upcoming assembly elections in Tripura, the TIPRA Motha party, led by former Congress leader Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma, is being wooed by all national parties for an alliance.
A classic on dealing with debilitating sorrow, a book on living in the present, and a surprisingly honest political autobiography
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the serial killer's release on humanitarian grounds. Sobhraj, 78, has been in jail since 2003.
Bhupendra Patel’s impressive election victory, winning by a record 212,480 votes, added to his achievements – a feat that found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech
In general, New Delhi expects Ottawa to deport people like Brar who are in Canada on student visas, but are involved in organized crime back home
Union minister says carve-outs in India’s new privacy bill are consistent with Constitution provisions
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:34 PM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Sunetra Choudhury and R Sukumar
The Union government has sought from ministries details of the functioning of Gandhian institutes, clubs, and conference centres, according to an official note
The Centre is planning a large-scale event involving all paramilitary forces, and across all districts in the country, to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31
The nomination papers filed by Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor for the Congress presidential election on Friday were studies in contrast.
A Congress panel on Tuesday accused three Rajasthan legislators of indiscipline but didn’t blame Ashok Gehlot for the turmoil, people aware of developments said, potentially giving the observers and the chief minister some manoeuvring space to resolve the crisis engulfing the party and its upcoming presidential poll.
Lawmakers loyal to Gehlot have threatened to bring the government down unless they get to pick his successor
Congress’s central observers Ajay Maken said there seems to be a conflict of interest as a resolution authorises the party chief to take the final decision and that Gehlot could be the Congress president by then
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:05 AM IST
BySunetra Choudhury & Sachin Saini
Rajasthan Crisis: Scores of MLAs - in late-night drama - submitted their resignations to speakers.
There is no real challenger to the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his politics of development, Union minister Anurag Thakur told HT in an interview.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 11:06 AM IST
BySunetra Choudhury and Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
It's been an epic journey, especially for the 615 women who fought for permanent commission because the Ministry of Defence only allowed women to work for Short Service Commissions (SSC) which was initially just five years of service and then was gradually increased to 14 years of service.
In this edition of the First Voice Last Word, our weekly podcast on politics, Hindustan Times takes a deeper look at what has led to this decline.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sharma lashed out at the top leadership for “humiliating” him by not consulting or inviting him to core party meetings.
On HT podcast 'First Voice, Last Word', union minister Bhupendra Yadav helps decode Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy, from ideological roots to the Modi magic.
The Bhartiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) started out by being just short of the winning mark at 49% or 533,751 votes of the total 1,086,431 votes in the electoral college
Alva faces a tough task as the Opposition’s candidate for the Vice-President’s post with the NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar enjoying a comfortable majority in the electoral college
Kartikeya Sharma’s last-minute nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana has revived memories of 2016 when 12 Congress MLAs were disqualified on the ground that they used the wrong type of ink
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren is under fire from the opposition over a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the grant of mining lease. When questioned, Soren accused the BJP of vendetta.
SP deciding to back the RLD chief and former Congress leader for the Rajya Sabha polls was a tactical call.
Kapil Sibal was among the leading members of the group called G 23 within the Congress, which has since August 2020 sought wide-ranging reforms.
In the run-up to the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections at the end of this year, the focus is on the incumbent BJP’s main challengers: the Congress, which tasted success in recent bypolls, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) looking to repeat its stellar performance in Punjab