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Govt must treat Rashtrapati Bhavan with respect

I was flying back from Mumbai to Delhi on 30 January, and Ashok Desai, the former attorney general of India, was in the next seat. I cannot quite recall how the conversation veered around that way......

NOTA to stay in Guj RS polls; SC rejects Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission's notification allowing none of the above or NOTA option in the ballot paper for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls on a plea of......

Try to find a peaceful solution to Naxal problem: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and Chhattisgarh government to find a peaceful solution to the Naxal problem in the state and adopt a "pragmatic" approach towards life. A bench of......

9 standing ovations and a sea of applause: How Modi was received at the Capitol

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his over four-hour visit to the US Capitol established a personal rapport with top lawmakers and seems to have won over his critics. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

The child who died fetching water

Yogita Desai, 12, died of 'cardio pulmonary arrest' after she collapsed on her way home while fetching water. Sachin Kengar, 9, drowned while filling water from a well. Will the deaths of these......

Deadline to deposit junked notes ends today

The 50-day deadline to deposit the old Rs 500/1,000 notes in banks comes to an end on Friday but the cash crunch and queues before ATMs are likely to continue for some more time as currency......

Economists in India: Endangered species?

The pipeline for well-qualified and experienced policy economists at senior levels of government has broken, leading to a growing dearth of suitable candidates for top economist positions, says......

China stocks jump again as emergency measures bite

The plunge in China's previously booming stock markets has created a major headache for President Xi Jinping Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of......

Now we know why Fadnavis wanted Pardeshi

If it was true that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held up the flight to Newark to ensure that Praveen Singh Pardeshi, the state principal secretary, was on board, he had at least one......

Economists tell PM to work for high growth, predictable taxes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday picked the brains of leading economists in the first meeting of the newly-constituted NITI Ayog, where they asked the government to work towards high growth,......

PIX: Kajol, Rishi Kapoor attend Reema Lagoo's funeral

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo's death came as a shock to everyone. Her last rites were held at the Oshiwara crematorium, in the wester suburbs of Mumbai, on Thursday afternoon. While Aamir Khan, his......

The MOST MEMORABLE roles of Pran

On Pran's birth anniversary on February 12, we look back at some of his splendid work. This article was first published in July 2013. Art and reality cross paths to produce some incredible......

PIX: Shah Rukh parties with Madhur Bhandarkar

Director Madhur Bhandarkar bought himself a swanky four-bedroom house in the posh Khar suburb of Mumbai and invited his friends to celebrate with him. A look at the pictures.   Shah Rukh......

Thank God, Amitabh couldn't say no to Hrishi-da

'Hrishi-da often voiced his disenchantment with Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona -- the 'maara-maari', the growth of sidelocks; he even said directors were killing Amitabh the actor and turning......

Deewar, Ram Lakhan, Kaminey: Bollywood's BEST brothers

Bollywood has told many tales about 'Brothers' over the years. Whether separated at birth, contending for the same girl, wrangling over Maa!!!! or taking down a common enemy, Hindi film brothers......

Sports Shorts: Tomic boasts of 'amazing' achievements; Spieth wins

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday IMAGE: Bernard Tomic said he felt 'trapped' in the sport and had no regrets about his Wimbledon admission of being 'bored'.......

Vijay Hazare Trophy round-up: Jharkhand stare at elimination

A round-up of Vijay Hazare Trophy matches played across the country on Friday IMAGE: Jharkhand cricketer Saurabh Tiwary celebrates his century against Hyderabad during Vijay Hazare Trophy in......

BCCI a mutually beneficial society, has done nothing for cricket: SC

'Out of 29 states, 11 were going without a single penny and zero funds.' 'You (BCCI) are practically corrupting the person by not demanding explanation in spending of huge money.' IMAGE: BCCI......

Ranji Roundup: Baroda thrash Punjab by an innings & 116 runs

IMAGE: Railways's Saurabh Waraskar celebrates against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: PTI Baroda inflicted a massive innings and 116 runs defeat on Punjab on the back of an......

Ranji Roundup: Gurkeerat shines as Punjab thrash Andhra

FILE IMAGE: Virender Sehwag hits out. Photograph: Getty Images Off-spinner Gurkeerat Singh Mann registered his career best bowling figures as Punjab defeated a sorry-looking Andhra by seven......
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Builders, Sena men got denotified land

While Housing Minister Prakash Mehta was roasted by the Opposition for returning a mere 18,900 sq mtr plot to a Ghatkopar-based developer,... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-dna-exclusive-builders-sena-men-got-denotified-land-2522374
NOTA to stay in Guj RS polls; SC rejects Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission's notification allowing none of the above or NOTA option in the ballot paper... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/nota-to-stay-in-guj-rs-polls-sc-rejects-congress-plea/20170803.htm
Tomic boasts of 'amazing' achievements; Spieth wins

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday IMAGE: Bernard Tomic said he felt 'trapped' in the sport and had no regrets... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/sports-shorts-tomic-boasts-of-amazing-achievements-spieth-wins/20170724.htm
BJP-Cong slugfest over choice of Dalit candidate

Legislators from both major parties, including CM Vijay Rupani, indulged in a slugfest over the candidature of a Dalit leader for presidential... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-bjp-cong-slugfest-over-choice-of-dalit-candidate-2505640
Journalists should keep trying out new subjects and approaches

Journalism has its occasions for consternation. I have been sued for defamation. The publisher washed his hands of the matter, and asked me to... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/jul/04/journalists-should-keep-trying-out-new-subjects-and-approaches/f39dc152d91d6a24b24a11a862ccef5d

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