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'This government is LYING to the common man'

The global crisis has presented India with a historic opportunity to grow faster, but according to Pratap Bhanu Mehta, head of a leading independent think tank, the country is unable to capitalise......

'Rahul Gandhi is making the biggest mistake'

In the first part of his interview, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research, the New Delhi think-tank, had spoken to Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt about the 2G spectrum scandal that......

Interview/Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research

In New Delhi's shrinking world of intellectuals, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research, stands out with his lucid thinking on a wide range of subjects that includes State......

'Modi is taking a big risk'

'When he first came to office, my belief is that the PM's reading of the landscape was that, with a vanquished Congress and fragmented Opposition, he was looking at least at two terms in office.......

BJP leaders, ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding......

'Mumbai needs a CEO to become a global financial hub'

There is a need to have a 'CEO for Mumbai' in order to realise the ambition of making it a global financial centre, says a report. "Mumbai needs a much simpler and more empowered governance......

Over half of Plan panel staff to be farmed out

The think tank that will replace the 64-year-old Planning Commission might retain only 40 per cent of its 1,000 staff members. The rest are expected to be sent back to their parent cadres. Among......

Modi's economic strategy fails to address India's problems

Narendra Modi's strategy in Gujarat was to run the state as a business entity. But it will be difficult to turn the country around since India is far removed from the salubrious environment that......

Maharashtra businessmen want Ajit Pawar to step down

The businessmen in the Maharashtra have given a cry of 'remove Ajit Pawar' against the high tariff of electricity and announced an agitation against him.The agitation will include protesting by......

Column: Is India LOSING its way?

Is India losing its way? That was the question that The Economist magazine posed to Shashi Tharoor and me to debate. After two rounds of sparring, this is how I concluded. For every cheery......

PIX: Sargun Mehta, Monica Bedi at Zee Rishtey awards

Television actors celebrate themselves, and their work, at an awards night over the weekend. Quite a few telly stars walked the red carpet at the Zee Rishtey awards 2014, held over the weekend. A......

From YMC's Jessie to Indu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu stormed her way into filmdom with a breath-taking performance as Jessie in Gautham Vasudev Menon's Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesaave (YMC). She stole hearts as the simple Jessie......

Waking up to Ranbir, Konkona

Coming from a filmi family, movies were an eventuality for Ayan Mukerji. Cousin to Kajol and Rani Mukerji, Ayan's grandfather owns Filmalaya Studios in suburban Mumbai. His father Deb Mukerji was a......

'I am convinced people will accept me as Gandhi'

It takes reserves of resilience to play Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi onscreen but Darshan Jariwala, who essays the poignant role of Bapu in Anil Kapoor's Gandhi My Father, is confident that audiences......

Weekend Watch

Take the chill pill with films we recommend to spice up your weekend. Yaarana (Hindi)Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Ranjeet.Director: Rakesh Kumar.Kachcha papad, pucca......

Readers on whether Ganguly should play

Vikram Shah: Can someone from your organisation lead a discussion on the validity of this penalty, please?Let us not talk about Saurav's form as a batsman as that is not the issue here.Do the rules......

Readers wishes to John Wright

Name:satya Message:Dear John, Thank You for doing a terrific job with the Indian Team. I hope you continue the good work and see the team achieve even greater laurels. You are without doubt the......
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In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

'Jihadi John' should have executed Yakub Memon. It is a pity we were deprived of the gory spectacle of an Islamic Statebeheading. With hashtags... ...

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Why SC is right in hanging Yakub Memon

Pratap Bhanu Mehta in his column Yakub Memom's ghost in the Indian Express dated 31st July 31, 2015 says , though not in so many words, that... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/politics/death-sentence-shouldnt-abolished-sc-right-hanging-yakub-memon-2375164.html
Did a convicted terrorist deserve a hero's farewell?

Provided by Firstpost A court had found Yakub Memon guilty of complicity in the Mumbai blasts and other courts had reaffirmed the verdict. Of... ...

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CII-3M Young Innovators Challenge attracts breakthrough technologies

CII-3M Young Innovators Challenge this year showcased breakthrough technologies in health and other sectors. So far, 17 socially relevant... ...

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Yakub Memons ghost

Aftermath of his hanging puts at risk presumptive legitimacy of institutions that mediate social division, writes Pratap Bhanu Mehta. ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/31/yakub-memons-ghost/e522381fcb6db3b2bfc444b523588f2e

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