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Allies Shiv Sena, BJP turn foes in battleground UP

In a riposte to former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari's recent overtures to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, the Shiv Sena on Friday decided to field its candidates in......

Pakistan is a peace loving country: Army chief Kayani

In an apparent riposte to Afghanistan and India, Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday said Pakistan was fully capable of defeating any "external direct threat" despite the......

The passing of Slogan Murugan

The purposeful Narendra Modi who won the election has been replaced by a prime minister who looks quite lost, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan These days the Modi government reminds me of......

He will be missed by all who step out and fight for justice

U R Ananthamurthy was one among the most creative triumvirate of Modernist Kannada literature of the late sixties and seventies (the other two being the late P Lankesh and K Poornachandra Tejaswi).......

Why we can and should debate Article 370

Article 370 is an anachronistic decree that has outlived its utility, militates against India’s sovereignty, and discriminates against both Indians and Kashmiris by mutually excluding each......

RBI governors and their bittersweet relationship with the govt

A look at the uneasy relationship shared between RBI governors and the government in power over the last 80 years. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan seen with Prime Minister......

Why the new aviation minister may not be good for Air India

Vayalar Ravi, the new minister for civil aviation, declared on assuming office that his priority would be "to improve the services on Air India and to make it a profitable airline". He allayed......

Citigroup to hold fast in China and India

The head of Citigroup's Asian operations ruled out selling the US group's stakes in Chinese and Indian banks.Ajay Banga, chief executive of Citi in Asia-Pacific, told the FT that the bank, which......

A strong flavour of Apple

The iPhone was not the first touch-driven handset when it launched last year, or even the fastest for Internet browsing over standard cell­ular networks but the impact of Apple's consumer......

World View: No passage to India

Orascom had it all mapped out. Pay Hutchison Whampoa US$1.3bn for a 19.3 per cent stake in Hutchison Telecommunications International-- complete with a right of first refusal on Hutch's other......

'Kareena will sweep awards for Jab We Met'

Last week, scriptwriter-director Suparn Verma and resident film critic Raja Sen had an interesting chat with Rediff readers, discussing the year that was, at the movies. They were joined by our......

Rafi, the unforgettable

What does one write about the great Mohammed Rafi?I run the risk of penning meaningless platitudes in an attempt to do so. His mellifluous voice worked wonders for many songs andfor more than 30......

The monarch of madness

Ask any VCD salesperson for a mood-elevating movie experience and he will, in all probability, recommend a Mehmood film.When he didn't overstep the mark into risqu antics or drippy sentimentalism,......

Scholes to return for United as Ferguson eyes riposte

Paul Scholes will start for Manchester United at home to Aston Villa on Sunday as Alex Ferguson looks for the midfielder's experience to help settle the Premier League leaders after a shock midweek......

Strauss ton lifts England to victory over Pakistan

Andrew Strauss delivered the perfect riposte to those questioning his place in England's One-Day team with a polished 126 to help his side to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in Leeds on......

Federer defies doubters, celebrates "incredible" trip

Roger Federer's emphatic Australian Open victory over Andy Murray on Sunday was the perfect riposte to those who have questioned his continued hunger for Grand Slam success. The 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win......

Woods silences slump talk

Tiger Woods delivered the perfect riposte to media suggestions that he has suffered a slump this season, romping to victory by five shots at the 100th Western Open on Sunday.Despite failing to......

Arsenal plan perfect Champions League riposte

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will recover from their defeat to Manchester United at the weekend in time to boost English football's cause when they meet Spain's Valencia in the Champions League on......
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Congress refuses to take bait, does balancing act

Congress has refused to rise to the beef bait laid out by BJP post-Dadri lynching, a fine balancing on the sensitive issue in contrast to ally Lalu... ...
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Ashok Row Kavi started Bombay Dost in 1990. Now, 25 years later as chief editor of the silver jubilee issue he only has a laconic, I never thought... ...
How state drought tax negates Raghuram Rajan's rate-cut relief

Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan singlehandedly stopped the stock market slide by lowering interest rates by 50 basis points (double... ...
Liverpool Fires Rodgers; Arsenal Knock United Off Top of EPL

MANCHESTER: Brendan Rodgers was fired as Liverpool manager after a 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday and Alexis Sanchez's stunning double inspired... ...
Modi's domestic barbs abroad could undermine his dignity

It has now become almost a routine feature of Narendra Modi's trips abroad to take a dig or two at his opponents back home. True, he generally does... ...

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