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India's 1st citizen has hosted 75 foreign dignitaries so far

In the two years that President Pranab Mukherjee has spent so far at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the country's first citizen has shown a marked preference for playing the gracious host over being a......

Poll meme of the day: Chora Ganga kinare wala!

We bring the first of a series of daily political memes. Request our readers to send in their too, and mail us on citizen.reporter@rediffmail.com. The wackiest -- and the cleanest -- will get......

'My vision for India is where every citizen is equal in the eyes of one law'

'How many who celebrate India's Republic Day and Independence Day know that the Indian tri-colour was first unfurled in Moirang in Manipur by the Indian National Army in 1944? Just as 'North India'......

Mumbai, no longer a citizen's city

Mahesh Vijapurkar laments the decay and decline of India's premier city. The chaos that Mumbai experienced in the first three days of this monsoon speaks volumes about how the city is run, or put......

Pranab: 'Perennial No. 2' is now India's First Citizen

Capping a 45-year-long run in government and politics, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday embarked on a new and momentous journey as the country's 13th President, putting behind his political......

Mitashi launches handset for senior citizens

Mitashi has launched its first smartphone for senior citizens, called the Mitashi Play Senior Friend, at Rs 4,999.   Mitashi Play Senior Friend is an android-based smartphone packed with......

Tata Housing announces first housing project for seniors

Tata Group's realty firm Tata Housing Development Company Thursday announced its foray into housing for senior citizens with launch of first project in Bangalore with an investment of about Rs 70......

Is the Budget only about taxes?

The first thing an average citizen of India thinks about before any Government Budget is about his/her personal income tax.Discussions during and immediately following the Budget presentation by......

Why Delhi does not need another airport

Experts are divided on whether or not to build a new international airport at Jewar in Greater Noida. Image: Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Photograph: Courtesy,......

10 factors that make a city really smart

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has certainly focused India's attention on the urbanisation imperative and got the "smart city" concept buzzing. Image: Indian government has......

Hackers and the rise of Digital Terrorism

'Today it is a studio being held to ransom, tomorrow it will be a government, an entire nation. I don't see anyone laughing when that happens,' says Suparn Verma. In recent months a very scary and......

Saif Ali Khan: Islam is unpopular today

'If you go up to an average American or British citizen and tell them you are a Muslim, they look at you suspiciously. It's not a good feeling.' 'Narendra Modi is the first person to make sense......

Why YOU must watch Garm Hava

There is so much goodness in Garm Hava, says Aseem Chhabra/ Rediff.com There are few films that speak about the India that our founding fathers wanted to build and the ordinary citizens whose......

Liked the fourth episode of Satyamev Jayate 3? TELL US!

Does our collective conscience awaken only on Sunday mornings, asks Nishi Tiwari about the latest episode of Satyamev Jayate 3. The fourth episode of Satyamev Jayate 3 delved into the ticking time......

Accepting Indian citizenship toughest decision: Arata

The first Person of Indian origin to find a place in India’s football squad, Japanese-born Arata Izumi says accepting the country’s citizenship was one of the "toughest decisions" of......

Meet the US athletes of year...

'Twenty years ago, I was a normal kid running around PE class when my gym coach suggested I join the cross country team. I never could have imagined where that suggestion would lead' Jenny Simpson......

Courage beyond Compare: Beating disability to become champions

  Book cover: Courage beyond Compare. Courage Beyond Compare, as the name suggests, is all about Indian paralympic sports stars who despite physical disability battled the odds to become......

After drone stunt, diplomatic row between Serbia and Albania

Stefan Mitrovic of Serbia grabs a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, that was flown over the pitch during their Euro......

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Q. First, Muslims were paying zakah (the annual charity) to the Islamic state, which was used for all sorts of services and social welfare....Zakah is an Islamic act of worship, but it is only for Muslims. It was fair to make non-Muslim citizens of the same state pay a similar (in fact, smaller) amount as a tax, since zakah is not taken from them as it is taken from Muslims. ..Jizyah was calculated in different ways throughout different eras (a certain amount of money, certain percentage of the crops, etc), but it was consistently less than the zakah, which every Muslim had to pay anyway
Confused:  A.  more

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Q. Was this Mr Modi's first US visit?
Proud Mom:  A. So this is how ISIS is getting funds ...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/was-this-mr-modis-first-us-visit/27910140/answers/28098621

PARTHA PATHAK
Q. fun Q ...take it as you like ...........are you more inclined to geography or geometry ?
PARTHA PATHAK:  A. As a PM first.Earlier he visited as a private citizen. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/fun-q-...take-it-as-you-like-...........are-you-more-incline/27858484/answers/27910144

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Q. What is our first duty as being an Indian civic ?
Mann:  A. Geometry ', Geometry, the study of space and spatial relationships, is an important and essential branch of the mathematics curriculum at all...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-our-first-duty-as-being-an-indian-civic-/27851894/answers/27858485

syed ilyas
Q. Politicians are last refuge for.................. ?
Syed Ilyas:  A. Be a disciplined Citizen more

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Deferring to authority

The CBI shied away from recording Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram's statements when they were in power and ended up with half-baked... ...

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Soaring expectations

India stands at a crucial juncture today. For almost seven decades, the country had extraordinarily large governments with little emphasis on... ...

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Science Express to arrive in Nashik on Sunday

NASHIK: The Science Express-Biodiversity Special - an exhibition on board a train - will be coming to the city on Sunday. It is an initiative by... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Science-Express-to-arrive-in-Nashik-on-Sunday/articleshow/45568772.cms
Nashik cops target schools to spread awareness

NASHIK: From the first week of January, students of different schools and colleges will see police officials visiting their institutes to spread... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Nashik-cops-target-schools-to-spread-awareness/articleshow/45568752.cms
The Danish Santa

Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus, Kris Kringle or Father Christmas) has had to put up with a lot over the years. After the latest blow, he... ...

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