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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......

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......

Jharkhand polls: 10 crorepati candidates in fray from Palamau district

The ten richest among the 199 candidates in fray in the first phase of polling for Jharkhand assembly belong to Palamau division, according to an NGO involved in election watch. Five of the......

'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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VIP Culture Hurts This Elderly Couple at Udaipur Airport

Mumbai: NDTV has been campaigning against the VIP culture in the country - a culture that separates the ordinary man from the person in a... ...

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Dear Aviation Minister, This is What My Mother Endured

(Tejas Mehta is Bureau Chief, NDTV) Respected Ashok Gajapathi Raju Garu, I write this open letter as a common citizen of this country in... ...

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Top 10 Talking Heads

Amartya Sen: The economist, philosopher and Nobel Laureate is a strong proponent of social security for those at the bottom of the pile and a... ...

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Changing styles of the Survey

From plain white to colourful pictures and complex diagrams on the cover page, the Union government's Economic Surveys have literally changed... ...

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Trade with India rising; much more needs to be done

Mihir Bhonsale 20 February 2015 Analysis Myanmar's bilateral engagement with India in trade has gained momentum since 2008 when... ...

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