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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......

'Rest of India needs to listen to what the Kashmiris have to say'

'The most significant consequence of the Burhan Wani killing can be the emergence of more Burhans.''Another is the induction of Kashmir-born insurgents into armed resistance.'This means greater......

Why Modi's Cabinet needs talent from the outside

'Modi has the ideas for a new, hopeful India, and an idiom in which to sell optimism to voters.''But he doesn't yet have the team for it, and soon enough, questions will begin to be asked by an......

'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: Aishwarya, Tiger Shroff at an awards show

The awards season is in full swing. We saw the Lux Golden Rose Awards, the Screen Awards and the Stardust Awards, and Bollywood was looking smashing! The 23rd SOL Lions Gold......

PIX: Indraneil Sengupta, Barkha Bisht at an award function

The Zee Gold awards were held on June 9 at Filmcity, Goregoan, in western Mumbai. The well-attended event was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Gauahar Khan. Check out the arrivals. Indraneil Sengupta......

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......

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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Better safe than sorry

Adityanath is just following political precedent as the list of MLCs who have decided to sit it out rather than face bypolls is long. But there... ...

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Wong King scores easy win; Udit, Kunal record close victories

Wong King Yeung of Hong Kong enjoyed a successful opening round as he defeated India's Pintoo Rai 11-4, 11-7, 11-3, to move to the second round of... ...

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Dera chief gets 10 years in jail for rape, criminal intimidation

Rohtak : CBI special court judge Jagdeep Singh has sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years in jail for rape and... ...

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Country Report

THE BACKDROP TO this collection of essays, put crudely, is the rise of the Right and decline of the Left and centre. In her Introduction, editor... ...

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Is India at 70 too late to recover its own humanity?

Maithili Sharan Gupts immortal lines hum kaun thae, kya ho gaye hain, aur kya honge abhi, aao vichare aaj mil kar yeh samasyaen sabhi (Who were... ...

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