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Does India Need A Population Policy?

Does India Need A Population Policy?

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

Experts recommend awaiting the findings of the 2021 Census, which is yet to be conducted, before introducing population control policies.

'Congress Backing Lalu Irked Nitish Most'

'Congress Backing Lalu Irked Nitish Most'

Rediff.com7 Feb 2024

At the core of Nitish Kumar's decision was a cold political calculation. He assessed that the RJD's support base was unlikely to vote for JD-U candidates in the Lok Sabha polls. He was unsure of winning even half a dozen if he stayed with the RJD and the Congress.

New Annual Festivals On India's Calendar

New Annual Festivals On India's Calendar

Rediff.com17 Jan 2024

In the last 9 years, the BJP govt has marked some anniversaries and events with more zeal than Congress-led governments.

BSP Beyond Behenji

BSP Beyond Behenji

Rediff.com15 Jan 2024

'It is an existential crisis. We cannot recover lost ground through social media. We need to forge alliances and reshape our ideological contours.'

Why UAE's 'Hello Modi' Will Be Unusual

Why UAE's 'Hello Modi' Will Be Unusual

Rediff.com10 Jan 2024

The effort is to make the PM's interaction with the diaspora at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Sports city stadium on February 13 the largest he has addressed.

Congress Backs Nitish As INDIA Convenor

Congress Backs Nitish As INDIA Convenor

Rediff.com5 Jan 2024

Sources within the INDIA bloc said appointing Nitish Kumar as convenor would lend credibility to the INDIA bloc's demand for conducting a nationwide caste census.

BJP May Replace Half Its Lok Sabha MPs

BJP May Replace Half Its Lok Sabha MPs

Rediff.com4 Jan 2024

Amit Shah wants to increase the party's nationwide vote share by at least 10 per cent from the 37.7 per cent it secured five years ago and ensure above 50 per cent vote share in the states where it came close to that benchmark, but couldn't cross it.

15,940 Indians Tried To Enter US Illegally In Oct-Nov

15,940 Indians Tried To Enter US Illegally In Oct-Nov

Rediff.com3 Jan 2024

'Our missions do not have any reliable data on the number of Indians staying or working illegally in foreign countries,' the MEA says.

Is Rahul Looking Beyond May 2024?

Is Rahul Looking Beyond May 2024?

Rediff.com28 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi's focus will be on his Nyay Yatra, rather than the INDIA bloc's election campaign, leading to speculation among allies that the Congress leader is already looking at the Opposition's fight beyond May 2024.

Hindutva outfit demands stringent OTT laws 'as in UAE'

Hindutva outfit demands stringent OTT laws 'as in UAE'

Rediff.com28 Dec 2023

The outfit suggested that the government amend the Information Technology Act to classify all such content as pornography, which people should only be able to access by punching in their Aadhaar details or their fingerprints. Archis Mohan reports

How Women Change The Political Game

How Women Change The Political Game

Rediff.com22 Dec 2023

More than ever before, women voters can make or mar a political party's electoral fortunes.

Cong Crowdfunding Sees 20,400 Bot Attacks, 1,340 Data Theft Attempts

Cong Crowdfunding Sees 20,400 Bot Attacks, 1,340 Data Theft Attempts

Rediff.com21 Dec 2023

'Most of the bot attacks have originated from outside India.' 'Our firewalls are resilient and withstood the attacks.'

Can Jeetega Bharat Campaign Win 2024?

Can Jeetega Bharat Campaign Win 2024?

Rediff.com4 Dec 2023

Jeetega Bharat has selected 125 Lok Sabha seats across the country where it will assist the Opposition alliance.

Mallikarjun Kharge's Real Test: 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

Mallikarjun Kharge's Real Test: 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

Rediff.com3 Dec 2023

The Congress president during his year at the helm of the party has repaired the citadel for far more challenging years ahead, and played a crucial role in shaping the Opposition alliance.

Will Assembly Polls Give BJP Simple Majority In Rajya Sabha?

Will Assembly Polls Give BJP Simple Majority In Rajya Sabha?

Rediff.com2 Dec 2023

The BJP holds 28 of the 59 Rajya Sabha seats that will soon face election.

The Secrecy Surrounding Electoral Bonds

The Secrecy Surrounding Electoral Bonds

Rediff.com30 Oct 2023

The BJP and Congress are the top two beneficiaries of the electoral bonds, followed by the Trinamool Congress.

EC Crackdown Hits Pay Dirt In Poll States

EC Crackdown Hits Pay Dirt In Poll States

Rediff.com26 Oct 2023

Seizures in poll-bound states see sharp rise since implementation of Model Code of Conduct.

Why V K Pandian Is So Valuable To Naveen Patnaik

Why V K Pandian Is So Valuable To Naveen Patnaik

Rediff.com25 Oct 2023

Naveen Patnaik is known as an "absentee landlord" who needs bureaucrats like Pandian to run his government.

Zoramthanga, Guerrilla Fighter in the Political Jungle

Zoramthanga, Guerrilla Fighter in the Political Jungle

Rediff.com11 Oct 2023

At 79, Zoramthanga is working to rebuild his image as the people's CM.

INDIA Bloc Hits Familiar Roadblocks

INDIA Bloc Hits Familiar Roadblocks

Rediff.com28 Sep 2023

Some constituents of the alliance have raised concern that the panels, particularly the 14-member coordination committee, are at risk of becoming ineffective, as their decisions have so far not been acted upon.

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