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10 questions you always wanted to ask on the Budget

10 questions you always wanted to ask on the Budget

Rediff.com2 Feb 2020

The Union Budget is not everyone's cup of tea. But here's how you can make it yours.

Chidambaram tells party: 'Let's get it over with!'

Chidambaram tells party: 'Let's get it over with!'

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

The Supreme Court's decision to take up the case on Friday without granting him any interim relief, put to rest all the strategies being worked upon.

Modi 2.0: Sushma out, Gadkari may get defence

Modi 2.0: Sushma out, Gadkari may get defence

Rediff.com18 Apr 2019

There is buzz that the PM, confident of an election victory, will introduce 25 new ministers.

RBI to go after erring bank auditors

RBI to go after erring bank auditors

Rediff.com30 Jun 2018

The RBI will take action against, apart from erring auditors, those responsible for wrong information in a bank's financial statements, incorrect certification given by auditors, wrong information given in the Long Form Audit Report, and any other violations of the RBI's rules and regulations on auditing.

Ravindra Dholakia, sole dissenting member on MPC

Ravindra Dholakia, sole dissenting member on MPC

Rediff.com8 Jun 2017

Wednesday's was the first MPC meeting that had a dissent note.

277 newspapers to face govt action for embezzlement

277 newspapers to face govt action for embezzlement

Rediff.com9 Mar 2017

The information and broadcasting ministry has decided to lodge FIRs against the publications for producing "misleading" circulation data to fraudulently obtain its advertisements.

India has a major stake in Indo-Pacific region: Navy chief

India has a major stake in Indo-Pacific region: Navy chief

Rediff.com15 Feb 2017

Asserting that "maritime muscle flexing" by some countries and other factors have made the Indo-Pacific region "more contested and more volatile," naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday said that the Indian Navy has its task cut out as it has been a major security provider in the region.

Bomb remark 'misunderstanding': Indian accused of threat in US

Bomb remark 'misunderstanding': Indian accused of threat in US

Rediff.com2 Feb 2017

When Vadodara businessman P Radhakrishnan was told he could not get his bag back when he was offloaded from a flight in the US, he asked the ticketing agent a question. The next thing he knew, he was under arrest, accused of 'terrorising.'

Budget wishlist: Auto sector seeks sops for scrapping old cars

Budget wishlist: Auto sector seeks sops for scrapping old cars

Rediff.com27 Jan 2017

The Budget should overall seek to announce tax measures and policies which boost consumption in the economy and facilitate a low interest rate regime. This would certainly have a positive impact on the automobile industry.

Wishlist: Telcos seek tax rationalisation in Budget

Wishlist: Telcos seek tax rationalisation in Budget

Rediff.com25 Jan 2017

Under the proposed GST regime, telcos will have significantly higher compliance costs due to multiple-state registrations.

Budget wishlist: Independent regulator a must for oil & gas

Budget wishlist: Independent regulator a must for oil & gas

Rediff.com24 Jan 2017

The Union Budget has an opportunity to bring into practice the principles of maximum governance, minimum government and ease of doing business by objectively removing anomalies and dated government controls.

'Emerging-market equities will outperform those of US'

'Emerging-market equities will outperform those of US'

Rediff.com19 Jan 2017

Equity returns may not be exceptional for the next two years, says Heather Brilliant, chief executive officer, Morningstar Australasia.

India's awesome record in Cuttack: 11 out of 15

India's awesome record in Cuttack: 11 out of 15

Rediff.com19 Jan 2017

India now are the only team to have chased 350-plus thrice and in each of them Kohli has been the backbone with centuries in each.

Baba Ramdev takes on Olympic medallist in dangal

Baba Ramdev takes on Olympic medallist in dangal

Rediff.com19 Jan 2017

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday showed his wrestling prowess as he defeated 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Andrey Stadnik in a promotional bout of the 2017 Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi.

Finally, Tata rolls out Hexa, price starts at Rs 12 lakh

Finally, Tata rolls out Hexa, price starts at Rs 12 lakh

Rediff.com18 Jan 2017

The keenly-awaited Hexa is here, and sports many Tata firsts in its segment.

Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists in Kashmir

Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists in Kashmir

Rediff.com22 Nov 2016

Blowing a hole into the Union government claims that terror funding had been badly hit by the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, the new currency notes were recovered from the possession of the terrorists who were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.

Boost for Tatas as LIC assures no snap exit from group cos

Boost for Tatas as LIC assures no snap exit from group cos

Rediff.com8 Nov 2016

CNBC-TV18 News reports that it has been able to confirm that the insurance giant is firmly backing Tata Sons. There is thus no possibility that the insurer will exit the group.

The ministers who matter more to Modi

The ministers who matter more to Modi

Rediff.com2 Nov 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi involves junior ministers in the decision-making process and holds a meeting of the Council of Ministers every last Saturday of the month, but there is a group of ministers that he reaches out to more often.

Tremendous improvement in Jaya's condition, may soon be discharged

Tremendous improvement in Jaya's condition, may soon be discharged

Rediff.com21 Oct 2016

The team of doctors treating the Tamil Nadu chief minister at Apollo expect her condition to improve further by Sunday and thereafter will discharge her.

Chanda Kochhar on ICICI Pru and her arm's length mantra

Chanda Kochhar on ICICI Pru and her arm's length mantra

Rediff.com13 Sep 2016

Our focus around technology, cost efficiency, persistency and effective distribution channel will continue, says the ICICI Bank MD and CEO.

The ministers who have Modi's ear

The ministers who have Modi's ear

Rediff.com7 Sep 2016

Nitin Gadkari is the rising star, Arun Jaitley commands respect while minister of state Dharmendra Pradhan seems to be the PM's new favourite.

The real reasons behind Modi's Cabinet shuffle

The real reasons behind Modi's Cabinet shuffle

Rediff.com6 Jul 2016

Broadly speaking, the expansion of the Council of Ministers sent out three major political signals.

Swamy, Sidhu, Mary Kom, Swapan Dasgupta among six nominated to RS

Swamy, Sidhu, Mary Kom, Swapan Dasgupta among six nominated to RS

Rediff.com21 Apr 2016

The BJP government has recommended these names to President Pranab Mukherjee. A communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected shortly.

Is Amit Shah doing a KRA for ministers?

Is Amit Shah doing a KRA for ministers?

Rediff.com13 Apr 2016

The Prime Minister's Office has also prepared a detailed backgrounder about each member in the Union Council of Ministers.

'K'taka may go the U'khand way' S M Krishna warns Congress leadership

'K'taka may go the U'khand way' S M Krishna warns Congress leadership

Rediff.com30 Mar 2016

Former external affairs minister and veteran Congressmen S M Krishna met with party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday.

BJP ready to project Vijayakanth as Tamil Nadu CM, says Javadekar

BJP ready to project Vijayakanth as Tamil Nadu CM, says Javadekar

Rediff.com9 Mar 2016

Speaking to Rediff.com in New Delhi on Wednesday, Javadekar, who had visited Chennai last week and met Vijayakanth at the latter's home, said the negotiations between the two parties were on and there was no break-up as reported by some sections of the media.

Madras HC judge Karnan to meet Mayawati, Paswan in Delhi

Madras HC judge Karnan to meet Mayawati, Paswan in Delhi

Rediff.com16 Feb 2016

Last week, a panel of judges headed by the Chief Justice of India ordered that Karnan be transferred to the Calcutta high court. The junior judge reacted that he would fight the order and asked the Chief Justice of India to "not interfere" with his jurisdiction, and also stayed his own transfer order.

'Frequent flyer' PM slashes foreign visits by babus to 4 a year

'Frequent flyer' PM slashes foreign visits by babus to 4 a year

Rediff.com18 Jan 2016

Travelling abroad will be tougher for civil servants, with the Narendra Modi government further tightening the rules for foreign travel.

5 assembly polls likely on May 12 and 14, results on 18th

5 assembly polls likely on May 12 and 14, results on 18th

Rediff.com13 Jan 2016

The results for the polls will be announced on May 18, Election Commission sources said.

Congress blinks, GST bill likely in RS on Tuesday

Congress blinks, GST bill likely in RS on Tuesday

Rediff.com11 Dec 2015

Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma succeed in convincing Rahul Gandhi of zero returns in blocking Parliament.

Parties, cell phones, personal valet: Abu Salem's cushy life inside jail

Parties, cell phones, personal valet: Abu Salem's cushy life inside jail

Rediff.com1 Dec 2015

Prison superintendent, who has been charged with torturing the underworld don, reveals the perks and privileges the gangster enjoyed behind bars.

7th Pay Panel: How much salary will Indian bureaucrats draw?

7th Pay Panel: How much salary will Indian bureaucrats draw?

Rediff.com23 Nov 2015

While still not as drool-worthy as their private sector counterparts, the hike is quite hefty, and across segments

Will Jaitley's wedding card diplomacy get GST bill passed?

Will Jaitley's wedding card diplomacy get GST bill passed?

Rediff.com18 Nov 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday drove over to Rahul Gandhi's 12 Tughlak Lane bungalow to personally invite the Congress vice-president to his daughter Sonali's wedding.

I can now take on Modi in any debate: Rahul Gandhi

I can now take on Modi in any debate: Rahul Gandhi

Rediff.com17 Nov 2015

Speaking to around 60 journalists in three different sittings, the Congress vice-president, who is known to be media shy when it comes to his personal life, has opened up on a range of topics.

By revolting, has Advani ruined his chances of becoming President?

By revolting, has Advani ruined his chances of becoming President?

Rediff.com13 Nov 2015

Many in party believe that Advani will be left out as the group of veterans supporting him will not stick together for long.

PM asks Jaitley, Naidu to talk to Sonia, Mamata, Maya

PM asks Jaitley, Naidu to talk to Sonia, Mamata, Maya

Rediff.com4 Nov 2015

New Delhi is witnessing a spurt of political activity over the Goods and Services Tax Bill.

'Santa Banta' jokes under Supreme Court scanner

'Santa Banta' jokes under Supreme Court scanner

Rediff.com30 Oct 2015

The "Santa Banta" jokes on Friday came under the lens of the Supreme Court which agreed to hear a public interest litigation seeking ban websites on sardar jokes by a month. The petition said the jokes portrayed the sardar community as 'persons of low intellect, stupid and foolish'.

Government planning a short winter session of Parliament

Government planning a short winter session of Parliament

Rediff.com16 Oct 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take a final call on October 19.

Modi sets aside Wednesday to focus on Bihar polls

Modi sets aside Wednesday to focus on Bihar polls

Rediff.com6 Oct 2015

According to insiders, Modi wants to sort out internal issues pertaining to their alliance with other regional parties (the Hindustani Awam Morcha, the Lok Janashakti Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party) and ensure the combine presents a unified face before the electorate.

10 Likes from Modi@FB town hall

10 Likes from Modi@FB town hall

Rediff.com27 Sep 2015

Here are 10 takeaways from what Modi told the Facebook town hall

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