Marya Shakil, political editor and senior anchor with CNN-News18, is an award-winning journalist with over 16 years of experience. Her show on the Muslim yearning to be part of the mainstream earned her the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award in politics and government category in 2012. She also received the award in the same category for her coverage of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Her show NewsEpicentre has won multiple ENBA and News Television awards. She joined CNN-News18 after completing her Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre in 2005. She also won the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship in 2016. Human interest stories are her forte and travelling in the Hindi heartland is what she likes most. Follow her @maryashakil
In their book, 'The Rise of the BJP', union minister Bhupender Yadav and economist Ila Patnaik have explored the perception of the BJP as communal by conventional parties ever since its predecessor Jana Sangh's performance in the 1951 polls.
In an exclusive interview, the Rajya Sabha lawmaker said he faced very little political interference as an SC judge and also maintained that NRC is not an exercise for expulsion of immigrants from India but a document of identification.
Sidhu has also been pressing for APS Deol's removal as Punjab advocate-general citing that the senior criminal lawyer had defended ex-DGP Sumedh Saini in cases related to police firing in Bargari sacrilege.