Ashis Ray

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'I told Modi I'm an admirer of Indira Gandhi. He appreciated it'

'I told Modi I'm an admirer of Indira Gandhi. He appreciated it'

Rediff.com17 Aug 2021

'Life has been full of rewards, full of sadness.'

'Sonia Gandhi is a fantastic person'

'Sonia Gandhi is a fantastic person'

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

'And because she was very close to Indira Gandhi, she was close to me.' 'Sonia is a wonderful person'

A 2-bedroom flat in Hindujas' The OWO costs 5.8 mn!

A 2-bedroom flat in Hindujas' The OWO costs 5.8 mn!

Rediff.com27 Jun 2021

A mere two-bedroom apartment - albeit quite spacious, covering 3,000 square (sq.) feet (ft) - will set you back 5.8 million. That's the asking price from the Indian-owned Hinduja Group, if you desire a nest in London Whitehall's iconic Old War Office (OWO). Its 1,100 rooms are now being converted into 85 residences and a first-ever hotel to be operated in Britain by Singapore's legendary Raffles Hotels chain. Gopichand Hinduja, co-chair of the conglomerate, said: "Every decision made on The OWO (as the building is fondly called) is underscored by our passion and respect for the heritage of the building and long-term commitment to London."

Mehul Choksi's wife: 'He thought he was going to be killed'

Mehul Choksi's wife: 'He thought he was going to be killed'

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

'My husband is no longer an Indian citizen. 'In 2017, he ceased to be an Indian citizen.' 'The safest place on earth for him is Antigua'

Pakistan recognition for Israel in exchange for F-35 jets?

Pakistan recognition for Israel in exchange for F-35 jets?

Rediff.com1 Sep 2020

It is well known that Israel would welcome a diplomatic relationship with Pakistan and feelings of a section of the Pakistani military were likewise.

Cricket's alive again, but it's action minus atmosphere

Cricket's alive again, but it's action minus atmosphere

Rediff.com1 Aug 2020

'Ghost-like stands repel rather than attract audiences,' observes Ashis Ray.

A house for Dr Ambedkar in the UK

A house for Dr Ambedkar in the UK

Rediff.com14 Apr 2020

'If the museum in his memory inspires and instils among Brahminical British Indians an attitude of equality towards Dalits, the edifice would be worth it,' reports Ashis Ray.

Will SC order help Vijay Mallya in extradition case?

Will SC order help Vijay Mallya in extradition case?

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

A direction by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, Justice B R Gavai, and Justice Surya Kant to the Karnataka high court asked the latter to expeditiously settle the matter of assets deposited before it by Mallya for liquidation, and thereby payment to creditors 'preferably not later than three months'. It will be interesting to see the view of the London high court, if the settlement of his dues to Indian creditors is imminent, reports Ashis Ray.

Christian Michel's Italian lawyer speaks out!

Christian Michel's Italian lawyer speaks out!

Rediff.com21 Jan 2019

While questioning Christian Michel in Dubai, Rosemary Patrizi tells Ashis Ray, Indian investigators made him an offer -- that if he named a member of the Gandhi family as having received kickbacks, they would not pursue him as an accused.

Why the English cricket board loves Kohli & Co

Why the English cricket board loves Kohli & Co

Rediff.com18 Sep 2018

The Indian team boosts ECB revenues. No wonder that the ECB wants India to come as often as possible and for full five-Test series, regardless of their poor showing, reports Ashis Ray.

Mallya will get western loo in jail, India tells UK court

Mallya will get western loo in jail, India tells UK court

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

Five photos of western style toilets were presented to convince the court that acceptable standards would be extended to Mallya.

Will Brexit be the end of May?

Will Brexit be the end of May?

Rediff.com10 Jul 2018

The Britain's ruling party is suffering a leadership challenge with Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dramatically resigning over their inability to support the terms and conditions drawn up to exit the European Union.

Mallya slams CBI, ED, says their actions have no legal basis

Mallya slams CBI, ED, says their actions have no legal basis

Rediff.com4 Jul 2018

The final hearing in the case at the London magistrate's court to extradite Mallya to India is scheduled later this month.

Plan for a Commonwealth centre in Delhi junked

Plan for a Commonwealth centre in Delhi junked

Rediff.com5 Apr 2018

According to sources the proposal has been scuppered by the British commerce ministry, which was not consulted, and which is the sectoral ministry for trade and investment.

Glimmer of hope for India, as Mallya's fate hangs in balance in UK court

Glimmer of hope for India, as Mallya's fate hangs in balance in UK court

Rediff.com18 Mar 2018

The judge, during arguments, said it was "blindingly obvious" that "rules were broken by the bank" and that they had "gone against their own guidelines" in extending a loan to the business tycoon's now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

UK tycoons pledge Rs 500 crore for cleaning Ganga

UK tycoons pledge Rs 500 crore for cleaning Ganga

Rediff.com30 Nov 2017

Gadkari, who was on a 3-day visit to London, listed the Hinduja family and Sri Prakash Lohia of the Indorama Corporation among the donors.

Zero's Homecoming

Zero's Homecoming

Rediff.com15 Oct 2017

The Indian high commission in London is making efforts to take the manuscript to India for display.

India's appalling prison conditions to the 'rescue' of Mallya

India's appalling prison conditions to the 'rescue' of Mallya

Rediff.com15 Sep 2017

British magistrate presiding over Mallya extradition case says India's prison standards are not up to the mark

Champions Trophy says cheers to Mallya's Kingfisher beer

Champions Trophy says cheers to Mallya's Kingfisher beer

Rediff.com22 May 2017

Kingfisher to be lager partner at ICC Champions Trophy to be played in UK.

India looks at Commonwealth boost for small businesses

India looks at Commonwealth boost for small businesses

Rediff.com14 Mar 2017

For many years now, India has given the Commonwealth short shrift so its support for the Commonwealth trade initiative signals a renewed interest in the body.