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'Our mission is to set up a school every year in backward areas'

In our special year-end section, Rediff.com looks at people who wrote the India story this year. Professor Sandeep Desai divides his time between running two schools -- one for slum children......

'India cannot be governed through macho men'

'There was an overt campaign and there was a covert campaign. The overt campaign may be development, government, and all this nonsense. But the covert campaign, which Mr Amit Shah was doing, was......

Inside look: The choppy Rs 3600 cr VVIP copter deal

Ajai Shukla gives the inside story of the controversial AW-101 helicopter deal and finds that corruption is endemic to overseas defence deals in India On November 4, 1977, Prime Minister Morarji......

Pune firing: Maha monsoon session ends amid din

The three-week monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ended on Friday on a stormy note with Opposition targeting the government on the police firing in Pune district, saying its......

A blow-by-blow account of what happened in Parliam

It was one of the most tantalising days in Parliament. Parties debated for and against the nuclear deal. MPs crossed swords, armed with allegations and statistics. As the nation was glued to the......

Sebi's new takeover code of listed firms from next month

Promoters of listed firms will have 30 more days to make some smart deals in the market. Company owners who want to charge non-compete fees while exiting or increase their holdings will get this......

Vedanta mess: The role these people played

Given the serious allegations against the firm, did these members of the board fail in their duty to safeguard the interests of stakeholders? Vedanta Resources had environment clearance to set up......

Is dual listing of shares a good idea?

Cross-border M&As get cheaper and easier, but this requires one set of laws -- on takeover codes, for instance - for local firms and another for the dual-listed ones.Sandeep Parekh, visiting......

Banking funds are good for every portfolio

In the past few years, the banking sector has given great returns. On January 14, 2008, it touched a high of 12,678.98. Four years ago it was hovering at around 3,000 levels.Over these years, the......

Indian Cricket League scores with advertisers

As more and more players join Subhash Chandra's Indian Cricket League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has threatened the players. When the matter was raised in Parliament, BCCI president......

No movie releases in Mumbai

Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey saw some great reviews. Unfortunately, if you're living in Mumbai, you will not get to watch it when it releases this Friday. The release dates of Kaminey and this week's......

Abhishek arrives for his sangeet

Now, here's what you may not know about Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan's sangeet tonight: Ash will swing her hips to her chartbuster Kajra re, while Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan will dance to the......

Devgan, Konkona bag National Film Awards

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan was adjudged best actor for the The Legend Of Bhagat Singh in the 50th National Film Awards, while Konkona Sen Sharma bagged the best actress award for her performance......

Rajeev Shukla back as IPL Governing Council chairman

Former Union minister and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla was re-appointed chairman of the powerful IPL Governing Council on Monday, ending a month-long suspense over the selection for the top post......

Constantine names 32 probables for FIFA World Cup qualifier

National football coach Stephen Constantine named 32 probables on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup joint qualification Round 1 home and away matches against Nepal. India first......

Ranji Trophy: New skipper Tare puts Mumbai in strong position

Skipper Aditya Tare struck an unbeaten century before Mumbai shot out Baroda for 184 and took a big first innings lead on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match in Vadodara on Friday. Tare, who......

Ranji Trophy: Rahul's unbeaten ton hoists Karnataka

Lokesh Rahul extended his good run of form with an unbeaten 150 as Karnataka took the first day’s honours in their Group 'A' Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh at the M Chinnaswamy......

Mumbai-J&K match keenly poised after Suryakumar Yadav's ton

The Ranji Trophy Group A match between Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir was evenly poised at the end of the third day's play, with the visitors finishing on 58 for 1, while chasing a modest target of......
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Rasool Dayal tons boost JK

Provided by Wisden Yuvraj Singh toyed with Maharashtra's bowling on his way to a 160-ball 135 to give Punjab a lead of 160 with two wickets... ...

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Tamil Nadu Jharkhand win thrillers

Provided by Wisden Manan Vohra's return to form with a 55-ball 77 guided Punjab to a 94-run win over Jammu and Kashmir. BCCI Himachal Pradesh... ...

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Rajeev Shukla appointed IPL chairman

Provided by Wisden Shukla was the IPL chairman in 2013, but resigned from the post after a tournament marred by betting and spot-fixing. BCCI... ...

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Nehru snooped on Netaji's family for two decades

Newly declassified papers from the Netaji files reveal a shocking secret. PM Jawaharlal Nehru's government snooped on the family of Subhas Chandra... ...

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Samson Dogra hit double centuries

Provided by Wisden File Photo: Sanju Samson hit his double-century, as Kerala strengthened their position against Services. BCCI KL Rahul's... ...

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