D P Satish

  • J&K Assembly elections: IBNLive journalist analyses situation before counting 22-12-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir will get a new government on Tuesday. The votes polled in the five phase-election to the state assembly will be counted on Tuesday. IBNLive journalist DP Satish who visited the Kashmir valley to file ground reports on the election analyses the situation and feels that...
  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people 18-12-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home 16-12-2014 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • J&K polls: Invisible native Christians, least talked about and most neglected 09-12-2014 02:39 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar has two churches - Holy Family Catholic Church on Maulana Azad road and the Protestant's All Saints Church near Sher-E-Kashmir cricket stadium. These churches look almost invisible most part of the year and come alive during the Christmas in December. But, this time...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre 08-12-2014 12:42 PM

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • J&K polls: Terror attack shocks Uri people, fear government will shift focus from development 07-12-2014 02:34 PM

    Uri(Kashmir): "I used to travel to Karachi and Rawalpindi via Uri before 1947. Nothing has changed since then. Everything looks the same except the huge presence of army. It is a very underdeveloped area. No tourist visits this place" says an 85 years old taxi driver from Srinagar Gulam Mohammed....
  • PM Modi's 'Mission Kashmir' wins perception battle in the 'land of saffron' 04-12-2014 06:21 PM

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved something which no other BJP leader in the past was able to achieve. He has made the BJP a visible party in Kashmir. The BJP had no existence in the Kashmir valley before this. It was known as a 'letter head' party with...
  • Uri's border villages with Kashmiri Pandit population excited about J&K election 04-12-2014 11:15 AM

    Lagama (Near Uri in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir): Lagama is a small non-nondescript village less than 4 KM from Uri on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad national highway. The terrain is hilly and the entire village of less than 2000 population is perched on the slopes of a high mountain. River Jheelum...
  • Hopes of high voting in ravaged capital Srinagar, ruling NC faces voters wrath 02-12-2014 07:57 PM

    Srinagar: "This time Srinagar will vote in large numbers. I hope people come out to vote in all 8 Assembly seats here. The Abdullah's government must be defeated at any cost. They have done nothing for us after the flood. We are left to die" says an angry taxi driver...
  • Black money is a poll gimmick, current debate is misplaced, says Deve Gowda 28-11-2014 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: The former Prime Minister and MP H D Deve Gowda claims that he was the first Prime Minister who made an honest effort to bring out black money by introducing the voluntary disclosure of income scheme during the United Front regime during 1997. Gowda said that the net...
  • Will the damning observations by SC deter Srinivasan from defending his acts? 27-11-2014 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: The uncrowned emperor of Indian cricket N Srinivasan is like a cat with nine lives. He has survived every attack on him till today. Some of them have been the fiercest attacks. His rivals within the Cricket board to media and many Cricket enthusiasts have tried to unseat...
  • Dumped by people, Congress faces the gravest crisis, internal fight escalates 24-11-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Everything seems to be going wrong with the Congress these days. After the most humiliating defeat at the hands of Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election and debacle in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, internal fighting is escalating in the grand old party which ruled the...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Sydney once again proves that he is India's ultimate showman in politics 17-11-2014 02:53 PM

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust 03-11-2014 01:32 PM

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • RSS top brass meets Union Ministers to discuss economic issues 28-10-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Some Union ministers met leaders from RSS and its affiliates in New Delhi on Tuesday. Discussion was primarily on the economic issues. The RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, Dattatreya Hosabale and Bajranglal Gupta were present in the meeting. From BJP Murlidhar Rao, Ram Madhav and Purshottam Rupala...
  • BJP faces Hamletian dilemma in Delhi 28-10-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: It seems Hamlet is the flavour of the season across political circles of India. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, is facing the same dilemma on whether to go with the Shiv Sena or not. The BJP is the single...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers 21-10-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • Assembly elections: Congress faces questions of relevance and survivability 20-10-2014 12:27 PM

    New Delhi: The day the Congress was swept out of both Maharashtra and Haryana by the Bharatiya Janata Party, its national Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam visiting the worst affected areas. In typical Congress style, he and his mother party chief Sonia Gandhi issued...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana win makes Narendra Modi invincible, cements Amit Shah's position 19-10-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in Haryana and an impressive showing in Maharashtra have confirmed that 'Narendra Modi wave' is still blowing strong across India. It has also proved that Modi is the real Big Boss and Amit Shah's poll strategies still yield big, handsome results. The outcome...
  • Maharashtra election match ends in a draw, BJP's best option going with Shiv Sena 19-10-2014 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: There are no clear winners in the Maharashtra Assembly election. It is a classic case of 'winner comes second'. The Congress-NCP and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliances collapsed just three weeks before voting and all went to the battle on their own in a hurry. Certainly, the BJP has many...
  • A suicide in Mysore and perceived 'honesty' of an IAS officer

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    A sad incident has taken place at Mysore on Wednesday. A senior state government official Venkatesh has committed suicide. He was allegedly driven to suicide...

  • Triangular fight in Haryana, Congress banks on development, BJP on change, INLD on sympathy 14-10-2014 07:43 AM

    Chandigarh: The small and relatively prosperous state of Haryana will vote on Wednesday to elect the new government. For the time, since the state of Haryana was created in 1967, it has been witnessing a hotly contested triangular fight with some minor parties thrown in. The BJP, which had been...
  • 100-year-old and healthy Michael D Souza drives a car for living in Mangalore 13-10-2014 05:48 PM

    Mangalore: Most probably, he is the oldest driver and of course one of the oldest persons in the entire world. Charles Michael D'Souza, who will be competing 100 years on this October 16, still drives a car for a living. D'Souza, who is perfectly healthy gets up at 4 o'clock...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? 11-10-2014 05:27 PM

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept...
  • Haryana elections: CM Hooda gets development right & caste combinations wrong in family bastion Rohtak 11-10-2014 11:47 AM

    Rohtak (Haryana): Once you cross the Delhi border and enter Haryana, you will see all round development taking place across Haryana's Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat districts. A beautiful six-lane highway takes you to Rohtak city in less than 50 minutes from Bahadurgarh, the fast developing city on the Haryana-Delhi border....
  • Haryana elections: Leaderless BJP, confident Chautalas, hopeful Hooda & kingmaker in waiting Bishnoi 08-10-2014 12:19 PM

    The BJP which was confident of coming to power in Haryana on its own seems to be worried after ground reports suggest a very tough fight in the October 15 Assembly elections. The BJP is contesting all 90 Assembly seats on its own after its former ally Haryana Janhit Congress...
  • Jayalalithaa fans' protest against conviction threatens democracy and the rule of law 07-10-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil politicians and political workers have given an entirely new meaning to the word 'sycophancy'. Tens of thousands of people fasting and holding dharnas against the conviction of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa across the state has shocked the people who believe in...
  • Here's how Twitter brings Bangalore police and people closer 06-10-2014 03:45 PM

    Bangalore: Perhaps, the Bangalore City Police is the most interactive police force in the entire India, today. It has not been like this till recently. Then, what has changed in the last few months? The answer is M N Reddi, the new police commissioner of Bangalore. After the unceremonious exit...
  • TB Jayachandra: Will Congress's main troubleshooter get bigger roles in Karnataka? 06-10-2014 02:08 PM

    Bangalore: After winning a crucial Assembly by-poll, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to have consolidated his position and strengthened his hold on the party. But, everything is not hunky dory. A section within the Congress is still opposed to him. However, one person stands out. He is acceptable to all...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu government shifts to Bangalore jail 01-10-2014 12:45 PM

    Bangalore: Ideally, one can't quote Hindi film producer Ram Gopal Verma to explain anything. He is notorious for his 'foot in mouth' tweets. For a change, he has tweeted something logical. He said, "New capital of Tamil Nadu is Bangalore and the secretariat is Parappana Agrahara." It makes some sense....