Mayank Mishra

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The real story behind Uttar Pradesh's development

The real story behind Uttar Pradesh's development

Rediff.com1 Jul 2016

'Favourable treatment to selected areas has been a pattern throughout the state.'

Of clubbing and 'half policing' in Mamata's Bengal

Of clubbing and 'half policing' in Mamata's Bengal

Rediff.com3 May 2016

Mayank Mishra reports on how the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal has been extending patronage to the ruling party cadre.

Why Bengal could deliver 'Hadda Haddi' this election

Why Bengal could deliver 'Hadda Haddi' this election

Rediff.com2 May 2016

Political commentators say the final outcome of the West Bengal assembly elections would depend on how some crucial factors play out this time. Mayank Mishra explains.

Which way will Muslim votes go in Bengal?

Which way will Muslim votes go in Bengal?

Rediff.com25 Apr 2016

There is a section in the Muslim community in West Bengal that believes that the ruling TMC has not quite delivered on the promises it made.

FM chants rural mantra 25 times, puts money where mouth is

FM chants rural mantra 25 times, puts money where mouth is

Rediff.com1 Mar 2016

The Budget allocated an increase in allocation for MGNREGS, LPG expansion, electrification & smart panchayats.

Political pundits in for surprise as alliances shift in West Bengal

Political pundits in for surprise as alliances shift in West Bengal

Rediff.com1 Mar 2016

As electoral sails shift in the dynamic political winds of West Bengal, two factors may still change the electoral equations are how the BJP fares this time and how Muslims are going to vote. Mayank Mishra reports.

Crippling story of India's urban infra projects

Crippling story of India's urban infra projects

Rediff.com8 Feb 2016

Of the 538 projects examined, 294 suffered from cost overruns, 303 from time overruns, and 166 projects suffered both time as well as cost overruns.

Hindu radicals find fertile soil in western UP

Hindu radicals find fertile soil in western UP

Rediff.com16 Jan 2016

With a rise in the clout of Muslims in western Uttar Pradesh, fearful Hindus are being radicalised.

One year of Jan Dhan: Many loose ends yet to be tied

One year of Jan Dhan: Many loose ends yet to be tied

Rediff.com13 Sep 2015

Lack of awareness about the scheme, especially in villages, has created a situation where expectations are turning into disappointment.

How companies are wooing workers with phones, freebies

How companies are wooing workers with phones, freebies

Rediff.com2 Sep 2015

Companies are sending representatives to Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and Odisha to persuade workers to join them.

Social engineering: BJP's Bihar formula to swing a vote?

Social engineering: BJP's Bihar formula to swing a vote?

Rediff.com13 Jul 2015

Aiming to send the right signal to different sections of society, the BJP has embraced figures like Chuhar Mal, Emperor Ashoka, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Maharana Pratap.

Caste no bar in Bihar's politics

Caste no bar in Bihar's politics

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Association of caste with the way people have tended to vote in Bihar has somewhat weakened.

A second green revolution yet to become a reality in Bihar

A second green revolution yet to become a reality in Bihar

Rediff.com29 Jun 2015

Farmers find it difficult to source quality seeds or fertiliser on time from government agencies at subsidised rates.

Logic Roots: A start-up by IITians makes learning fun

Logic Roots: A start-up by IITians makes learning fun

Rediff.com22 Jun 2015

Jaipur-based start-up Logic Roots aims to teach children math skills through board games.

Monsoon worries: is India ready?

Monsoon worries: is India ready?

Rediff.com19 Jun 2015

Farmers of Haryana suffered because of unseasonal rain.

Why kirana shops are rushing to become online sellers

Why kirana shops are rushing to become online sellers

Rediff.com9 Jun 2015

Neighbourhood stores have the ability to adapt to changes.

Don't celebrate India's 'Operation Maitri' just yet

Don't celebrate India's 'Operation Maitri' just yet

Rediff.com30 Apr 2015

The operation is not a favour to Nepal. It's in India's interests to rebuild a new Nepal

Why banks now have more officers and fewer clerks

Why banks now have more officers and fewer clerks

Rediff.com17 Apr 2015

It is to keep labour unions away and make the employees feel important.

Soon, you can click online for health care records

Soon, you can click online for health care records

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

With the help of Practo Ray, doctors can share reports.

Are states really serious about Digital India plan?

Are states really serious about Digital India plan?

Rediff.com7 Mar 2015

Official websites of some states haven't been updated for years

5 factors that will drive e-commerce growth

5 factors that will drive e-commerce growth

Rediff.com13 Feb 2015

Online retail is increasing market share rapidly.

This start-up turned 'gifting' into a million dollar business

This start-up turned 'gifting' into a million dollar business

Rediff.com14 Jan 2015

After six years in the business, the scorecard of Bengaluru-based QwikCilver is impressive, with a 90 per cent market share.

'Modi village' is Varanasi's new hot spot

'Modi village' is Varanasi's new hot spot

Rediff.com16 Dec 2014

Jayapur, with a population of a little over 4,200, was like most other villages before Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted it on November 7.

Model villages: Lessons from Adarsh Nangla

Model villages: Lessons from Adarsh Nangla

Rediff.com1 Dec 2014

Villagers attribute Adarsh Nangla's 'fall' to a combination of government apathy and decline of the collective spirit

How MLAs are getting richer faster than MPs

How MLAs are getting richer faster than MPs

Rediff.com3 Nov 2014

"When it comes to economic matters, state governments have a far bigger role to play. Whether it is acquiring land for a major project or issuing a licence to a private university, the role of the state government has become very important. MLAs are bound to be natural beneficiaries of this heightened economic activity."

How BJP won and what it means for politics

How BJP won and what it means for politics

Rediff.com20 Oct 2014

The Bharatiya Janata Party's solid solo performance in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections confirms continuation of some of the trends that emerged in the Lok Sabha elections in May this year.

Jan Dhan target to be met, but only on paper

Jan Dhan target to be met, but only on paper

Rediff.com6 Oct 2014

As the Jan-Dhan scheme completes a month since its official launch, reports coming in from various parts of the country suggest the stated target of 75 million new accounts will be achieved much before January 26 next year.

Cash may no longer be king

Cash may no longer be king

Rediff.com14 Sep 2014

Debit card use at POS terminals increasing at rapid clip, transactions at ATMs declining

Jan Dhan Yojana: Outlets everywhere, not many to bank on

Jan Dhan Yojana: Outlets everywhere, not many to bank on

Rediff.com5 Sep 2014

In addition to the problem of long queues at automated teller machines, there would be the problem of guiding new cardholders, especially in rural and semi-urban areas, on how to use those cards, some bankers told Business Standard.

Infrastructure is key to Jan Dhan Yojana's success

Infrastructure is key to Jan Dhan Yojana's success

Rediff.com4 Sep 2014

The problem is set to grow following issuance of 75 million new RuPay cards in the next six months with the launch of the Jan Dhan Yojana.

Every fifth Lok Sabha MP a dynast

Every fifth Lok Sabha MP a dynast

Rediff.com30 Jul 2014

While dynastic politics may have receded in the Lok Sabha, it is alive and kicking in states

Milk prices won't go up in 3-6 months: Amul

Milk prices won't go up in 3-6 months: Amul

Rediff.com26 Jul 2014

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, the country's largest dairy products distributor and the owner of Amul brand, has also indicated that prices of milk are likely to remain relatively stable in the next 24 to 48 months.

Sustainable auto turnaround still months away

Sustainable auto turnaround still months away

Rediff.com22 Jul 2014

Paris-based international advisory firm Mazars predicts four per cent growth in India's automobile sector this financial year.

Monsoon deficiency to hurt urban consumption more

Monsoon deficiency to hurt urban consumption more

Rediff.com24 Jun 2014

There are chances of taps running dry and prices of fruits and vegetables spiking.

Narendra Modi's cyber army is on the move

Narendra Modi's cyber army is on the move

Rediff.com22 May 2014

Volunteers have been asked to provide details of their core competencies for future projects, says Mayank Mishra

Former top cop won't go down without a fight

Former top cop won't go down without a fight

Rediff.com7 May 2014

Consolidation of influential voting blocs might hurt the chances of AAP's Kanchan Choudhary Bhattacharya in Haridwar but she will not go down without a good fight. Mayank Mishra reports

Why JD-U's support base is shrinking in Bihar

Why JD-U's support base is shrinking in Bihar

Rediff.com2 Apr 2014

Poll arithmetic and ground reports give an edge to Lalu Prasad's RJD over Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Mayank Mishra reports

When social activists become politicians

When social activists become politicians

Rediff.com30 Mar 2014

Is politics gaining at the expense of civil society?

Can AAP be the nucleus of a Third Front govt at Centre?

Can AAP be the nucleus of a Third Front govt at Centre?

Rediff.com25 Feb 2014

For the third front to become a reality, it needs a party that has a pan-India presence and wins more Lok Sabha seats than all other parties in the front, say experts.

What is the logic behind Andhra Pradesh division

What is the logic behind Andhra Pradesh division

Rediff.com19 Feb 2014

Is Hyderabad the reason Telangana wants separation from Andhra Pradesh? Or has perceived backwardness of the Telangana region fuelled demand for a separate state? Mayank Mishra reports

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