Raghvendra Rao

Raghvendra Rao

Journalist

Raghvendra Rao reports on government & policy for WION and is always looking for stuff beyond the obvious. The urge to go out there, get the story and tell it drives him. Films and music keep him sane. He hopes to be able to play the guitar someday.

Opinions/Stories

Watch: World War II-era Dakota finally home-bound to India

On April 22, the Dakota flew the longest leg of its homebound journey.

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Opinion: Is the Dalai Lama letting down the Tibetan people? 

The Dalai Lama says Tibet no longer seeks freedom from China, only autonomy. His people disagree with him Read Article

Opinion: Rollback of fake news crackdown is Modi government's first, most significant retreat

And to think that Smriti Irani's I&B ministry could have come up with the diktat, proposing the cancellation of the accreditation of journalists found guilty of publishing 'fake news… Read Article

Government proposes penalties for journalists reporting 'fake news'

The penalties range from the suspension to cancellation of accreditation of journalists found guilty of reporting 'fake news' Read Article

Tibetans only seeking 'certain rights' mentioned in Chinese constitution: Dalai Lama to WION

Dalai Lama spoke to World Is One News (WION) on the sidelines of the “Thank You India” programme organized in the Tsuglagkhang temple in McLeodganj in Dharamshala. Read Article

Inside details of India's cross-border raid across Line of Control in Pakistan

Sources say this was a localised tactical operation conducted by Indian Army Commanders on the ground. Read Article

Indian Air Force gets two more women fighter pilots

The number of women fighter pilots in Indian Air Force has now gone up to five ||

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The imprisoned Lord: First-person account from Ayodhya

WION travelled to Ayodhya on December 6, 2017 - the 25th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition - and visited the makeshift Ram Temple that now… Read Article

Multiple EVM, VVPAT failures reported in Himachal Pradesh polls

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal cast their votes at Rampur and Samirpur respectively. Read Article

'Homegrown terrorists' on the rise in Kashmir Valley: Defence sources to WION

Sources in the defence establishment say that roughly 250-odd terrorists are present and active in North Kashmir while around 40 are believed to be active in south Kashmir. ||Estimates suggest…

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J&K: As cross-border shelling increases, govt accelerates building of civilian bunkers

By October this year, the number of ceasefire violations was already more than double that of last year Read Article

Central forces can't substitute state police: Home ministry to states

It comes in the backdrop of ongoing standoff between the MHA and the West Bengal government over the pulling out of central forces Read Article

Gujarat, Himachal polls: VVPAT machines from each constituency to be tallied with EVM results

Paper slips from at least one VVPAT machine from each assembly constituency will be tallied with the results recorded in the Electronic Voting… Read Article

Over 400 Indian troops leave for first ever tri-services joint military excercise with Russia

Exercise INDRA-2017 will be conducted at the 249th Combined Army Range Sergeevisky and in the Sea of Japan near Vladivostok. Read Article

Navy commissions INS Kiltan as India's stealth capability in the Indian Ocean gets major boost

With the changing power dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region, INS Kiltan is expected to augment Indian Navy?s mobility, reach and flexibility. ||The commissioning of Kiltan will add a new…

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