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'Vijay Tendulkar was playwright of the millennium'

Dinesh Thakur is a veteran actor and directorwho heads theatre group Ank Production. He has done many of Vijay Tendulkar's plays. He speaks of the playwright who passed away on Monday.I first met......

When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through......

Manmohan Singh named member of Parliamentary panel on Finance

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday.......

Centre keeps away from row over Delhi Unversity's 4-year-course

As uncertainty mounted for students following the row over the four-year undergraduate programme of the Delhi University, the government on Monday made it clear that it will not intervene and......

All about Modi's PMO

Who are the men the prime minister relies on to execute his impressive agenda? Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com finds out. As expected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected his office staff on the......

India's reaction myopic, irrational, says Ranbaxy whistle-blower

In the second of a three-part series, Ranbaxy whistleblower Dinesh Thakur tells Aziz Haniffa that a formal Congress hearing on spurious drugs from India is being sought. Part I: War on......

He BLEW the whistle on Ranbaxy and got Rs 268 crore

Dinesh Thakur, the whistle-blower who put Ranbaxy in the dock, was heading the company's information technology division for research and development (R&D) until eight years ago.Thakur, a Bachelor......

India's drug inspectors hard-pressed to scrutinise factories

A drugs regulator is among the first to admit that oversight of India's huge pharmaceutical industry can be patchy.   G.L. Singhal, chief regulator of Haryana, a drugs manufacturing hub,......

Why US doctors want Indian drugs to be banned

In this final part of the three-part series on America's war on substandard Indian generic drugs, Aziz Haniffa speaks about US doctors' contempt for drugs exported from India and the ineptitude of......

War on made-in-India drugs comes to US Capitol Hill

In the first of a three-part series starting today, Aziz Haniffa throws light on the shocking revelations of a Ranbaxy insider. At a recent Capitol Hill briefing Ranbaxy whistleblower Dinesh......

Actor-director Dinesh Thakur passes away

Veteran theatre actor-director Dinesh Thakur, known for his character roles in Hindi films of the 1970s, passed away in Mumbai after prolonged illness.Thakur was suffering from kidney ailments and......

Birthday Special: The Best of Amol Palekar

We celebrate the brilliant actor by looking back at his classic works. In the 1970s, Bollywood was identified with towering superheroes single-handedly taking on mighty villains, rescuing the......

Kareena Kapoor turns 32!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.Kareena Kapoor, whose new film Heroine is out in theatres now, celebrates her 32nd birthday today. The actress will spend the day with......

Ram Gopal Varma's 10 Best Films

Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection includes five Indian films. While none would question the brilliance of the selected......

Aashirwad tugs at the heartstrings

Dinesh RahejaAll doting fathers of daughters: be forewarned. Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Aashirwad is bound to push you into bidaai mode and bring a lump to your throat.Hrishikesh Mukherjee must be......

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai, Karnataka, TN join Maharashtra in semis

Pacer Shardul Thakur had match figures of eight for 113 as Mumbai beat Delhi by 204 runs to enter the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy, in Cuttack, on Friday. Resuming their second innings at 110......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Mumbai sniff semi-final berth

Mumbai pace spearhead Shardul Thakur again struck early to leave Delhi reeling at 110 for 4 in their 440-run chase on Day 4 of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final, in Cuttack, on Thursday. After......

Ranji Trophy: Uthappa, Rahul put Karnataka in command

Robin Uthappa in action. Photograph: PTI A brilliant 153 from Robin Uthappa coupled with a patient 91 from KL Rahul has helped the defending champions Karnataka, post a commanding 302-2 in the......

Ranji round-up: Harbhajan lifts Punjab to victory, Mumbai down UP

File picture: Harbhajan Singh hits out. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Half-centuries from captain Harbhajan Singh and Gurkeerat Singh Mann lifted Punjab to a thrilling three-wicket......

Ranji round-up: Mumbai in trouble after Shardul restricts Railways

A summary of the day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches played across the country.  Mumbai in trouble after Shardul restricts Railways   Seamer Shardul Thakur had career-best figures in a......
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When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/pix-when-it-acts-sec-66a-was-used-to-muzzle-free-speech/20150324.htm
HC notice to tainted Noida engineer-in-chief in graft case

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Monday issued a notice to Yadav Singh on a PIL seeking a CBI probe against former Noida... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttar-pradesh/hc-notice-to-tainted-noida-engineer-in-chief-in-graft-case_1566541.html
State-level and Regional Journalism Awards announced

Staff Reporter, Bhopal A jury constituted by the state government has selected journalists for state- level and Regional Journalism Awards.... ...

http://www.centralchronicle.com/state-level-and-regional-journalism-awards-announced.html
Hosts Karnataka Favourites Against Rest

BENGALURU: Skipper Vinay Kumar's bowling figures in the 2014 Irani Cup against Rest of India read six for 47 and four for 70. Karnataka won the... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cricket/news/Hosts-Karnataka-Favourites-Against-Rest/2015/03/17/article2717342.ece
State info panel imposes Rs 25K penalty on dy secy

BHOPAL: State Information Commission has slapped a penalty on an officer for withholding RTI information. Chief information commissioner KD Khan... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/State-info-panel-imposes-Rs-25K-penalty-on-dy-secy/articleshow/46579980.cms

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