- BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again at right time: Ram Madhav (IANS Interview)(15:33)
By Navneet Mishra and Kamlesh Singh
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also in the international media as the face of the saffron party.
- Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay (IANS Interview)(16:44)
By Vishal Gulati
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.
- Restore statehood, hold elections: J&K leader Altaf Bukhari (IANS Interview)(15:56)
By Sheikh Qayoom
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) In an exclusive interview to IANS, Syed Altaf Bukhari, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni party said that his newly formed party was not a B-team of the BJP and that the state should be given its statehood back so that its people can take decisions for themselves.
- No data to prove Covid community spread in K'taka: Minister (IANS Interview)(15:54)
By Sharon Thambala
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) At a juncture when Covid positive cases are rising by more than 150 daily, a majority of whom are inter-state returnees, mainly from Maharashtra, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar told IANS that there is no data to prove that there is community transmission of the virus in the southern state.
- We will change the lives of migrants in UP: Navneet Sehgal (IANS Interview)(17:29)
By Vivek Tripathi
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) He is recognized for his work. Whatever the department, he hits the headlines every few days because of his style of functioning. He has held many important responsibilities under many governments successfully. We are talking of senior IAS officer Navneet Sehgal, currently posted as Principal Secretary of the Department of Khadi and Village Industries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Export Promotion Bureau of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
- Josh Gad: We need escapism now more than ever (IANS Interview)(05:01)
By Sugandha Rawal
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Hollywood actor Josh Gad's new starrer "Artemis Fowl" will get a digital premiere instead of a theatrical release amid the Covid-19 crisis. Although Gad says he is a big fan of the whole moviegoing experience, he adds that it should not come at the stake of anyone's health.
- Asha Bhosle: Lata didi and I rarely discuss music (IANS Interview)(06:05)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have unanimously been deemed melody queens of India for decades, but Asha surprises you when she says music is normally not the preferred topic of discussion between the sisters.
- Demand has been rising for last three weeks: Bata India CEO (IANS Interview)(15:34)
By Sanjeev Sharma
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) In an interview with IANS, Sandeep Kataria, CEO, Bata India said that the demand has been rising for the last three weeks and the trend is expected to continue as consumers start feeling more confident. "We are expecting a revival in demand by September with the onset of festival season," he said.
- Dabur well placed to tap in post-Covid market: Mohit Malhotra (IANS Interview)(13:48)
By Sanjeev Sharma
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Dabur India CEO Mohit Malhotra says as the world prepares for life after COVID-19, economies across the globe are more likely to look inwards. The same will be true for India with 'Made in India' being a key factor that is likely to influence purchase decision of consumers.
- Looking beyond its 75 years, UN must provide hope: UNGA chief (IANS Interview)(13:51)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June (IANS) As the global organisation reaches its landmark birthday of 75 years and looks to the sprint to a century mark, it must provide the world with hope "without which we cannot survive as a human race," according to Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the president of the UN General Assembly.
- Modi has lived up to people's expectations: Shekhawat (IANS Interview)(22:07)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has termed the first year of the second term of the Modi government as very successful. He said the country has chosen the right path for progress by electing Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. He, however, attacked the opposition parties for not playing the constructive role during the Covid-19 crisis.
- Children of migrants will be admitted to schools: UP Minister (IANS Interview)(17:02)
By Vivek Tripathi
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Minister of State for Basic Education (independent charge), Satish Dwivedi, has said that children of migrants who have come back to the state from other states will be admitted to government schools. He said a survey to identify such children will be launched soon.
- I live in surreal, dystopian present: Manjula Padmanabhan (IANS Interview)(14:06)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) She lives in a "surreal and dystopian" world and thus hasn't been too impacted by the lockdown triggered by the coronarirus pandemic, says playwright, author and illustrator Manjula Padmanabhan, who nonetheless is "learning new ways of reaching beyond the walls" of her "cosy personal space" as it is important for artists and writers to engage with the larger world.