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12 stories that shook in India in 2014

The suicide of an exuberant Mrs Tharoor, the death of a Union minister in a car mishap, the rape of a nursery student in her school… The year threw up quite a few shockers, some rather rude......

If Dawood is in Pak, he should be hounded, arrested: Shahryar

Islamabad's point man for track-II dialogue with India, Shahryar Khan, has made a U-turn on his earlier remarks, when he acknowledged the presence of India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in......

Dawood has been chased out of Pakistan: Shahryar Khan

For the first time, Pakistan has admitted to the presence of one of India's most-wanted terrorists Dawood Ibrahim, but said he has been "chased out" and could be in the "UAE". "Dawood (Ibrahim) was......

Year-end 2012: The year that was for Arunachal Pradesh

Natural calamities, breakdown in law and order, bandh calls, coal scam and attacks on journalists and media houses marked the year 2012 in Arunachal Pradesh. The Himalayan state was struck by......

Time for PM to say 'No azaadi'

Frankly, who does Prime Minister Manmohan Singh want to talk to and what is his big magical prescription for a Kashmir 'breakthrough,' asks Sanjay Jha. Prudent writing demands you build a credible......

Full text of the BRICS declaration in Sanya

Leaders of BRICS -- China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa -- issued a joint declaration at the conclusion of the BRICS Summit in Sanya (China) on Thursday.The joint declaration lists the......

Pranab Mukherjee's Budget Speech

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget for 2009-10 on July 6. Following is the BudgetSpeechof Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee:Madam Speaker,I rise to present the Budget for......

Why India should lose to Pakistan

"So there we are, all tangled up together, the old barriers breaking, the new ones not yet established, a time of transition, always and inescapably turbulent. In the inevitable integration into a......

Review: Heroine never rises above the superficial

There's nothing innovative about Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine, writes Sukanya Verma.Formulas have a shelf life too. And styles fade. But if Madhur Bhandarkar thinks by tweaking his standard format......

Review: Mahatma is verbose and preachy

The Telugu film Mahatma directed by Krishnavamsi talks about the relevance of Gandhism, and is actor Srikanth's 100th film.Krishnavamsi sets his film against a political backdrop -- the times of......

Formula One: Is Vettel a good fit for Ferrari?

'But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs' Sebastian Vettel of Germany speaks on stage during a visit to the Red Bull Racing Factory.......

Exclusive! Pakistan cricket, as never been revealed before!

'One of the boys who was caught in match-fixing comes from a village near Rawalpindi, where he lived in very basic conditions. Suddenly this boy becomes rich, he has two houses in Lahore, he is a......

Why Randhir Singh is contesting IOA elections

Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh, who is contesting for the post of president, said he reconsidered his earlier decision of not contesting the elections after persuasion......

Samaranch given state-like funeral in Barcelona

Juan Antonio Samaranch was given a send-off resembling a state funeral in his native Barcelona on Thursday, a day after the former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president died at the age of......

'On form pick Yuvi ahead of Sourav'

In the first of a series of weekly chats on cricket, Prem Panicker appeared on the rediff Chat at 1300 EDT/1000 PDT. Following is a transcript of the chat.Also see Prem's blog:......
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