All stories by Kunal Dutt
Feeling 'cheated' by parties, migrants vow not to cast voteRediff.com2 days ago
'All governments disappointed us. Now we don't have faith in any of them'
Migrant in viral photo discharged, taken home on bicycleRediff.com7 days ago
Rampukar's wife Bimal Devi had walked about 3-4 km towards the hospital on Monday when their young distant nephew, on his way to buy ration on a bicycle, saw her and instead of going to a shop offered her a ride to the hospital, Rampukar said.
We poor will just die, says migrant in viral imageRediff.com18 May 2020
Rampukar Pandit, whose mournful face became emblematic of the tragedy faced by poor migrants currently, is currently in hospital, but all he wishes is to return home.
Migrant in viral photo reaches Bihar, couldn't see sonRediff.com17 May 2020
The powerful image of the distraught man, struggling to reach home in Begusarai, almost 1,200 km away during the nationwide lockdown, was widely shared across all media, becoming a defining image of the trauma of lakhs of migrant labourers stranded away from home.
All you need to know about COVID-19 testingRediff.com14 Apr 2020
Two kinds of diagnostic tests are being currently used in India -- RT-PCR test and rapid antibodies test -- as per the global health norms.
Man took injured father to hospital on bike, sporting 'tilak'Rediff.com27 Feb 2020
Sahil, 26, a resident of north Gonda area, says his father, Parvez Alam, 50, ran a garage and was trying to pacify people from both communities to not engage in violence.
Trump got emotional after knowing story of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz: Tour guideRediff.com25 Feb 2020
'Melania Trump asked about the mud-pack treatment and was amazed when she got to know the details of the process'
In visitors' book, Trump calls Taj Mahal 'awe-inspiring' monumentRediff.com24 Feb 2020
'The Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian Culture! Thank You, India,' the US President wrote in the visitors' book and jointly signed it with the First Lady.
Donald, Melania Trump visit Taj MahalRediff.com24 Feb 2020
US President Trump and the First Lady held hands as they strolled at the Taj complex and later wrote in the visitors' book. They were also briefed about the history and importance of the monument.
Agra sports new look to welcome TrumpRediff.com23 Feb 2020
The city administration is all geared up for the big day and preparations are in full swing to present the 'best face of Agra'.
Delhi's oldest woman voter gets inked at 111Rediff.com8 Feb 2020
Born in undivided India in Barisal (now in Bangladesh) in 1908, Mandal has seen the subcontinent go through turbulent phases many times.
JNU violence taking toll on our minds: StudentsRediff.com10 Jan 2020
An uneasy lull prevailed on the campus on Friday as very few people were seen in the university streets and eating joints, otherwise brimming with students. The unease at the university's Sabarmati Hostel, which bore a heavy brunt of the mob violence, was palpable as a few students were seen leaving the campus fearing for their safety on Thursday evening as well.
'Our fight will go on till Citizenship Act is revoked'Rediff.com21 Dec 2019
'This movement is not about Hindus, Muslims or Bengalis, but about all Assamese, irrespective of their religious faith or economic class'
Assamese women want citizenship act to be revokedRediff.com17 Dec 2019
Yemen is ranked the worst (153rd), while Iraq is 152nd and Pakistan 151st.
'We are protesting as Assamese, not as Hindu or Muslim'Rediff.com15 Dec 2019
'In other parts of India, people may feel their religious identity is more important, but here in Assam, we are Assamese first and then, anything else. So, we are against this CAB (now CAA). It will hurt the interests of us Assamese'
Thousands stranded at Guwahati airport as Assam remains on boilRediff.com12 Dec 2019
Many of the passengers were bound for outstation areas like Itanagar, Dimapur and Aizwal, and were left with no option but to wait endlessly at airport premises.
From Bihar to Gujarat: First-timers flock to Ayodhya after SC verdictRediff.com14 Nov 2019
Since the historic judgment of the apex court that paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town, a large number of devotees have been flocking to Ayodhya, several among them making their maiden visit to the city.
'Why do we pay taxes, to live this hellish life?'Rediff.com6 Oct 2019
Rajendra Nagar, a planned colony built after Independence, is the worst-affected area in the Bihar capital, seeing an unprecedented flooding which residents said has "exposed the under-preparedness of the corporation".
Any military drone from Pak will be shot down: Lt Gen KlerRediff.com25 Sep 2019
Lt Gen Kler said the systems and radars of the Indian armed forces are in place.
In boost to its firepower, IAF inducts 8 Apache choppersRediff.com4 Sep 2019
The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters, and is flown by the US army.
Ladakh's UT status leaves many happy and confusedRediff.com2 Sep 2019
A separate Union Territory has been a long-standing demand of locals, many of who have alleged that the Ladakh region had been neglected by leaders of Jammu and Kashmir.
Achieved our objective in Balakot op: IAF chiefRediff.com24 Jun 2019
'Their (Pakistani) objective was to hit our army places. They could not and that is the bottom line'
20 yrs of Kargil war: IAF turns base into war theatreRediff.com24 Jun 2019
The IAF has planned several activities at the air base to commemorate the 20 years of the war and the symbolic recreation of the Tiger Hill attack was one of them.
'Lalu's absence a challenge while fighting polls'Rediff.com22 May 2019
Tej Pratap, the RJD chief's elder son said that "the numbers could swing as voters' mood is also not quite clear at the moment".
Jobs, women's safety and free speech: Debutant voters' wish listRediff.com15 Mar 2019
First time voters say they expect political leaders to focus on "real issues".
Cow important part of India's culture, rural economy: ModiRediff.com11 Feb 2019
Modi stressed his government has created a 'security cover' to ensure good heath of children and mothers during the past 55 month of his rule.
Will be fulfilling my father's dream: Head of IAF contingent for R-Day paradeRediff.com20 Jan 2019
Flight Lieutenant Srikant Sharma said that getting into the armed forces was a dream come true and this opportunity is an "icing on the cake".
'Don't want another Ayodhya tragedy': Locals recall horrors of 1992Rediff.com5 Dec 2018
'The Ayodhya anniversary, every year brings back the tragic memories. Politicians should let people's wounds heal and not reopen them to suit their agenda'
Temple or no temple: What Ayodhya's youth really wantRediff.com24 Nov 2018
'I am more concerned about my future, my family's future. The fate of the Ram temple is neither going to affect my career, nor would I let it be affected'
'Let Ayodhya become playground for children and not politicians'Rediff.com8 Nov 2018
Tired of living under the restive shadow of communalism, Ayodhya residents, be it Vijay Singh or Mohammad Azim, do not want any fresh political trigger for communal disharmony.
Ayodhya: Korean First Lady attends Diwali fete at Queen Heo MemorialRediff.com6 Nov 2018
A large number of Koreans trace their ancestry to this legendary princess, who is known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok.
Ayodhya decked up to welcome Korean First LadyRediff.com5 Nov 2018
The main streets of Ayodhya wear a scintillating look with illuminated lamps and special decorations.
Gloom descends as sister bids adieu to army captain who died in J-KRediff.com5 Feb 2018
As she walked near the tricolour-wrapped coffin, tears welled up in her eyes. She then, carefully touched the surface of the wooden coffin, and then laid her head on it, and cried, "Bhai (brother)", multiple times.
Locals turn heroes in Khatauli after train tragedyRediff.com21 Aug 2017
Men and women, young, old all came together to save lives where they could and provide succour -- some by providing food, while others provided medicines and a shoulder to cry on.
'Mere thought of accident terrifies me': UP train crash survivors recount horrorRediff.com20 Aug 2017
Survivors thanks almighty for saving them from the tragedy.
Mangled coaches pose tough challenge for track clearanceRediff.com20 Aug 2017
Two heavy duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed into service at the crack of the dawn to clear derailed coaches, from which the survivors were rescued and bodies pulled out till late Saturday night.
23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UPRediff.com20 Aug 2017
The accident occurred around 5.45 pm near Khatauli town, 40 km off Muzaffarnagar, leaving 23 people dead, the Uttar Pradesh police said.
Football match to build bridges with African studentsRediff.com7 Apr 2017
Seeking to defuse tension and promote harmony and cultural exchanges, the local administration in association with Sharda University recently hosted a football match between two teams, having members from both Indian and African students.
'30% of cast work on Statue of Unity completed'Rediff.com12 Feb 2017
Nearly 30 per cent work on casting of the monumental bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, billed as the world's tallest sculptural work, has been completed, says noted artist Ram Sutar.
Double the joy! Pregnant woman airlifted by IAF in Chennai delivers twinsRediff.com7 Dec 2015
An emotionally overwhelmed Karthik, father of the twins, is in awe of the IAF now, and says, "I salute these brave men."