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Drought Tales: Humanity triumphs in parched times

Drought or no drought... life goes in water-starved Beed district in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. As Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com and Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com travelled more than 1,000 kilometres......

Solutions for a man-made drought in Maharashtra

Farmers who are using traditional irrigation systems and practices are better coping in times of drought, observes Geetanjali Krishna. IMAGE: A village woman collects water from an almost......

SC asks Centre, states not to protect any kind of vigilantism

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and the states not to protect any kind of vigilantism and sought their response on violent incidents in the garb of cow protection. The......

Killings in name of cow unacceptable: Centre

Facing attacks over lynching incidents, the Centre on Thursday asserted that killings in the name of cow ‘sentiments’ was unacceptable and said the state governments should take stern......

With 65% votes, Kovind elected India's 14th President

In his first comments after his election, Kovind asserted that protecting the Constitution and maintaining its dignity would be his duty.  IMAGE: Firecrackers were burst and celebrations......

GST woes: How Surat's powerloom industry is dying a slow death

Surat houses more than 650,000 powerlooms. Of this, at least 60 per cent have been shut since a month, a loss of Rs 900 crore, finds out Vinay Umarji. Rukesh Kumar, 22, is running out of patience......

In a first, forest departments will be given LPG dealerships

Govt looks to take cooking gas to tiger reserves, Naxal-hit areas The government is taking its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution to tiger reserves in order to meet its goal of providing......

Monsoon might make strong comeback over Central India this week

This may rescue pulses, cotton and oilseed sowing; rain revival in the south to take longer The southwest monsoon, less than satisfactory in parts of central India, where most of the oilseeds and......

Maharashtra, TN raise taxes outside GST, Centre says they can

Maharashtra raises vehicle registration fee, Tamil Nadu ups entertainment tax   Two state governments, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, have started imposing taxes outside the national goods and......

'Flats sold after getting OC not liable for GST'

Rama Krishna Sangu, partner, Manohar Chowdhry & Associates, Chartered Accountants, and a member of the Indirect Tax Committee of ICAI, fielded readers’ questions on GST on Rediff Chat.......

'You should know what the mood of the country is'

'...and be responsible towards it.''I am not approaching Chhatrapati Shivaji with Baahubali in mind.''Showbiz has nothing to do with relationships.''Your relationships are intact because of you and......

'I think like a dancer when I act'

'I have played 54 characters till now, and there was always some reference point, but in Raabta, there was none.' Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a sought after actor after MS Dhoni became a huge hit,......

'We are obsessed with who wore what instead of the films'

'Fashion brands that have leading stars as brand ambassadors spend a fortune on showcasing them.' IMAGE: Satinder Sartaj and Shabana Azmi in The Black Prince. Shabana Azmi, who first visited......

'Half Girlfriend is not about timepass relationships'

'On her birthday, I decided to meet her and dressed up for it.' 'Then I saw her walking towards me with a boy. I thought it could be her brother.' 'But when she came close, she asked, "Have you......

India's Best 'Kar' XII: Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Wadekar, Vengsarkar...

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Wadekar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Vijay Manjrekar and Eknath Solkar are among the 17 cricketers from Maharashtra who have the 'Kar' suffix in their surnames and have......

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Another Maharashtrian, Dr Amit Samarth of Nagpur, followed him at the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast around midnight on Monday as per the Indian time. IMAGE: Srinivas Gokulnath.......

I have moved closer to wrestling after marriage: Sakshi

'Wrestling is a tough sport. If we move away from the moves of wrestling, we move away from the sport. I do attend functions, but take out time for training.' IMAGE: State Minister for Sports,......

'UTT league will benefit the sport of table tennis in India'

IMAGE: World No. 7 Wong Chun Ting. World men's No.7 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong believes that the Ultimate Table Tennis league, which will begin from July 13, will benefit the sport in......

Check out Jadhav's secret to succeed in Champions Trophy

'You could still be aggressive but technically you have to bat like you are batting in a Test match or Ranji Trophy. Leave the good balls and score at every opportunity that you get.' IMAGE: Kedar......
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Lucknow court remands LeT terrorist to seven-day custody for 2008 attack on CRPF camp in UP

Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Mohammed Saleem was today sent to seven-day custody by a court here after he was produced before it by... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-lucknow-court-remands-let-terrorist-to-seven-day-custody-for-2008-attack-on-crpf-camp-in-up-2509986
Forget the books, teach them how to fight! RSS wants military education in all schools

If BJP would have been running the country in 1200 CE, Nalanda University would probably have been known not for the study of logic and philosophy,... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/forget-the-books-teach-them-how-to-fight-rss-wants-military-education-in-all-schools-73155.html
Project to raise train speed on Del-Mumbai, Del-Howrah routes

Government think-tank NITI Aayog has supported two projects at an estimated cost of Rs 18,163 crore to raise the speed of trains to 160-200 km per... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/project-to-raise-train-speed-on-del-mumbai-del-howrah-routes-117072100846_1.html
No proposal for farm loan write-offs, says Govt

The government is not considering any proposal to waive farm loans, Parliament was informed today. Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/no-proposal-for-farm-loan-write-offs-says-govt-117072100757_1.html
How Surat's powerloom industry is dying a slow death

Surat houses more than 650,000 powerlooms. Of this, at least 60 per cent have been shut since a month, a loss of Rs 900 crore, finds out Vinay... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/special/gst-woes-how-surats-powerloom-industry-is-dying-a-slow-death/20170721.htm

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