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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......

Pharma crusader takes India's drug regulators to court

* Dinesh Thakur famous for exposing Ranbaxy safety problems* Bringing public interest suit against health ministry, regulator* The suit claims lax regulation, inadequate pursuit of breaches* Suit......

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......

Ban on combination drugs: Knee-jerk reaction won't help

The government had formed a panel under Chandrakant Kokate to study over 6,000 combinations, of which it listed 963 as irrational. The government’s decision to ban 344 fixed-dose combinations......

How safe are cheap medicines made in India?

An International Policy Network report in 2010 found that seven per cent of drugs bought from wholesale traders were substandard, and 3.6 per cent of the drugs from traders contained no active......

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......

IPL: Struggling Punjab face uphill task against table toppers Gujarat Lions

IMAGE: TheKings XI Punjab players during an IPL match. Photograph: BCCI Table-toppers Gujarat Lions will look to consolidate their position when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an Indian......

Will Zaheer inspire Delhi to bounce back against Kings XI?

'It's just the beginning of the season, and I hope things will come along. Good things are in store' IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils coach Paddy Upton has a word with Zaheer Khan, Jean-Paul Duminy and......

Kings XI face stern test against Gujarat Lions

Image: Kings XI Punjab players Glenn Maxwell (right) and David Miller. Photograph: BCCI They endured a disastrous run the last time around to finish at the bottom of the heap and Kings XI Punjab......

IPL 9: Player records

The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League kicks-off in Mumbai on Saturday, when defending champions Mumbai take on newcomers Rising Pune Supergiants.Ahead of the new season, Rajneesh Gupta......

Fazal's century steers India 'A' to Deodhar Trophy title

Faiz Fazal hit a century to steer India 'A' to the Deodar Trophy title following a comprehensive 87-run victory against India 'B' in the final, in Kanpur, on Friday.Batting first, India 'A' scored......
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MP Assembly's designated panels formed

ted committees of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly have been constituted for the year 2016-17; Kedarnath Shukla would be the new chairman of Agriculture... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/mp-assemblys-designated-panels-formed.html
Here's how Axar Patel's hat-trick helped Punjab stun Gujarat

Gujarat Lions take on Kings XI Punjab in match 28 of the Indian Premier League at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Murali Vijay... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ipl-2016-live-scores-gujarat-lions-vs-kings-xi-punjab/1/656341.html
KXIP hope change in leadership transforms to change in fortunes

Kings XI Punjab have taken the extreme measure of 'relieving' David Miller from captaincy and have chosen Murali Vijay to lead the revival of... ...

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/79667/ipl-2016-kxip-hope-change-in-leadership-transforms-to-change-in-fortunes-against-gujarat-lions
Consumers must question medicines' quality

The past few years have been rough of Indian pharma companies, what with the US FDA raking them over the coals over alleged manufacturing lapses... ...

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/pharma-whistleblower-consumers-must-question-medicines-quality_6466661.html
At The Head Of The Table

Rahul Johri , head of Discovery channel, is appointed by BCCI as its CEO, a post suggested by the Lodha Committee report BCCI is a top-heavy body,... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/at-the-head-of-the-table/297063

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