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Prasanna D Zore

Senior Journalist Prasanna D Zore covers national politics and Maharashtra politics, as well as business and personal finance. You can e-mail the author at prasannaz@rediff.co.in

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'Many more will quit BJP because of Fadnavis'

'Many more will quit BJP because of Fadnavis'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'I had digested all the humiliation that Fadnavisji had heaped on me, but I had never seen somebody stooping so low to prove one's dominance in any political party.'

'Modi govt wants to control voices of Kashmiris'

'Modi govt wants to control voices of Kashmiris'

Rediff.com4 days ago

'Anybody who speaks up, anybody who reports something that the government feels uncomfortable with, or comments on anything could be charged with criminal cases, could be summoned to police stations, slapped around or grilled for several hours. This has become a new norm.'

'Changing CMs doesn't help'

'Changing CMs doesn't help'

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

'It is not the chief minister who would have rung up and told the local police station to botch up the case.' 'No chief minister or chief secretary or DGP would like a case like this happening in their state.'

'GDP alone can't determine growth'

'GDP alone can't determine growth'

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

'This debate is going on all over the world and everybody is saying that only GDP cannot estimate the real (economic) situation of a country.'

'Look, the girl has been murdered'

'Look, the girl has been murdered'

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

'So why didn't the police make it very clear that this is the line of investigation, this is what we are doing.' 'Nobody knows what kind of report was done.' 'Was she checked for (sexual assault)?'

'Whatever Hathras DM did against the wishes of the family is against the rule of law'

'Whatever Hathras DM did against the wishes of the family is against the rule of law'

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

'He may have had his reservations about the law and order situation there, but the way the family of the victim was intimidated raises a lot of questions about the intentions of the DM.'

'CM could not have directed anybody to burn the body'

'CM could not have directed anybody to burn the body'

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

'The DM is the ultimate authority in such situations.' 'The CM could not have directed anybody to cordon off the family and restrict them from meeting the family.'

What farmers fear the most

What farmers fear the most

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

'The UPA was the gang that couldn't shoot straight. The NDA is the gang that can't stop shooting. They (the Modi government) are shooting at anybody, everybody, all directions, shooting themselves in the foot.'

'India will take years to recover from what has been done and is being done by the government'

'India will take years to recover from what has been done and is being done by the government'

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

'Today, the State is permanently going after politicians, but also civil society, academics and all those it is threatened by or irritated with.'

Alert: Heavy to very heavy rains in UP, Bihar

Alert: Heavy to very heavy rains in UP, Bihar

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

'Expect very heavy rainfall at some places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar along with sub-Himalayan West Bengal comprising of Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, including Sikkim, parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and parts of lower Assam, Rangia downward like Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri along with parts of Meghalaya.'

'People know why I was sidelined by Fadnavis'

'People know why I was sidelined by Fadnavis'

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

Veteran BJP leader Eknath Khadse says he will expose Devendra Fadnavis in a forthcoming book.

'Investors must not panic and buy into small-cap funds'

'Investors must not panic and buy into small-cap funds'

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

'We would advise investors to hold on to multi-cap funds and not invest further until further clarity emerges.'

'I am sure Kejriwal knew about IAC-BJP/RSS link'

'I am sure Kejriwal knew about IAC-BJP/RSS link'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2020

'I was not really aware that this movement was slyly being propped up by the BJP and RSS.'

Bhima Koregaon violence: Pawar wants bigger picture

Bhima Koregaon violence: Pawar wants bigger picture

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

'Isn't it tragic, comic as well as ironic that the people who owe their allegiance to the Constitution of India are declared deshdrohis without an iota of evidence?' 'But this mistake has to be corrected and those who actually and directly fomented the Bhima Koregaon riots and the masterminds behind these people will have to be exposed now.'

'Why would Shiv Sena target Kangana Ranaut?'

'Why would Shiv Sena target Kangana Ranaut?'

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

'There was no fight between the Shiv Sena and her.' 'But if she is still targeting the Shiv Sena, then only she can talk about the reason behind it.'

Can you help this Indian make aviation history?

Can you help this Indian make aviation history?

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

Can you help this Indian achieve aviation history?

Shiv Sena MLA: Book Kangana for treason

Shiv Sena MLA: Book Kangana for treason

Rediff.com7 Sep 2020

'If somebody compares Mumbai with the Taliban and PoK, then that person is anti-national.'

'Switch on your TV at 2 am, they will scream Rhea'

'Switch on your TV at 2 am, they will scream Rhea'

Rediff.com7 Sep 2020

'Switch it on at 2 pm, they will scream the same.' 'Are there no other problems that the country is facing today about which people need to know or these channels must need to broadcast?' 'There has to be some limit to this naked TRP greed.'

GDP collapse: 'Policy paralysis in this government'

GDP collapse: 'Policy paralysis in this government'

Rediff.com2 Sep 2020

'It is not simply demonetisation or GST, it is this government's failure to manage the financial sector crisis.'

'Delhi police arresting Muslims on fabricated charges'

'Delhi police arresting Muslims on fabricated charges'

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

'1,300 Muslim youth have been arrested since the riots began and pressure has been constantly mounted on the Delhi police to create a narrative that these youths started the riots.'

'Government is going back on its commitment to the states'

'Government is going back on its commitment to the states'

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

'Because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation today, the revenues of the states have gone down, the GST money is not coming and all the states combined have lost more than Rs 365,000 crore in revenue.' 'To make it worse, the Government of India is not compensating us for the shortfall, which it must as per its Constitutional obligations.'

Why I wrote to Sonia Gandhi in blood

Why I wrote to Sonia Gandhi in blood

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

'If Rahul Gandhi is doing so much for the country and the party without thinking about his own health, then I realised that the only way to impress upon Soniaji and all those who are campaigning against him about how ordinary party workers are looking up to Rahulji was to write a letter in blood.'

'Why is BJP so scared of Rahul Gandhi?'

'Why is BJP so scared of Rahul Gandhi?'

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

'Modiji and the BJP have hoodwinked the nation by their machinations.' 'We have not been able to convince the electorate about Modiji's deceit.'

'We are living in dangerous times'

'We are living in dangerous times'

Rediff.com25 Aug 2020

'We are living in an undeclared Emergency.' 'Declared Emergency was easier to handle.' 'Nobody knows where an undeclared Emergency will take the country.'

'Kozhikode is only the first'

'Kozhikode is only the first'

Rediff.com21 Aug 2020

'We are going to have plane crashes left, right and centre.'

'We are learning from every patient who dies'

'We are learning from every patient who dies'

Rediff.com19 Aug 2020

'We are learning from every patient who is admitted, treated and discharged.'

Kozhikode crash: 'We won't know the truth'

Kozhikode crash: 'We won't know the truth'

Rediff.com14 Aug 2020

'The DGCA, the ministry of civil aviation, Air India, the Airports Authority, all of them together form what I call an organised syndicate' 'In India, it is a fashion to blame the pilot because then nobody asks questions about the incompetence and grave negligence of this State-run syndicate.'

'Gehlot government is non-functional'

'Gehlot government is non-functional'

Rediff.com13 Aug 2020

'While the farmers are reeling under a huge debt burden, crop loss due to locust attacks and erratic rainfall, the state is also facing a COVID-19 challenge.' 'In this situation, you have Congress and BJP MLAs trying to outwit each other in a game of thrones'

Meet a COVID-19 warrior with a difference

Meet a COVID-19 warrior with a difference

Rediff.com8 Aug 2020

'Am I going to take my money with me when I die tomorrow?' asks Kadar Shaikh when asked about the money he spent to develop two COVID-19 isolation centres with 145 beds by spending more than Rs 1 crore.

'PM was so emotional'

'PM was so emotional'

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

'He couldn't hold himself from chanting 'Siyavar Ramchandra ki Jai'.'

'There is mafia raj in Punjab': Congress MP

'There is mafia raj in Punjab': Congress MP

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

'The chief minister has said on the floor of the House that he knows everything (about the criminal-politician mafia).' 'If you know about this nexus, why aren't you acting against them?' 'Ask him why is he so helpless.'

'Entire Ayodhya is bathed in Ram's bhakti'

'Entire Ayodhya is bathed in Ram's bhakti'

Rediff.com1 Aug 2020

'No COVID-19 positive person will be allowed when the bhoomi pujan happens on August 5 in Prime Minister Modi's presence.'

Will you buy 1 lakh rakhis for India's soldiers?

Will you buy 1 lakh rakhis for India's soldiers?

Rediff.com31 Jul 2020

And, in turn, help 1,000 artisans earn Rs 5,000 at a time when they are struggling to cope with financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'All Indians have a big heart': See how big

'All Indians have a big heart': See how big

Rediff.com30 Jul 2020

Meet a Mumbai couple whose hearts are so big that they emptied out their entire savings to help feed the poor and needy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi riots: 'Truth had to be told'

Delhi riots: 'Truth had to be told'

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

'Especially at a time when truth is being twisted and a new narrative is being manufactured.'

'India can cut nearly 50% of its imports from China'

'India can cut nearly 50% of its imports from China'

Rediff.com24 Jul 2020

'India has the potential to reduce its trade deficit with China by $8.4 billion in FY21.'

'They want to throw Pilot out of the Congress'

'They want to throw Pilot out of the Congress'

Rediff.com18 Jul 2020

'Nobody understands Gehlot's politics.' 'The Congress high command should wake up.'

'Vasundhara and Gehlot are hand in glove'

'Vasundhara and Gehlot are hand in glove'

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'When the Congress attacked Modiji, Vasundharaji kept mum.' 'Why was she so tongue-tied?' 'Everybody knows why she kept quiet then.'

Explained: Dharavi's COVID-19 Success

Explained: Dharavi's COVID-19 Success

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com reveals how the BMC has contained the spread of COVID-19 in Dharavi, India's largest slum, which WHO wants to know more about.

'Air travel will normalise within two years'

'Air travel will normalise within two years'

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'Airlines will need a war chest to deal with post-COVID economics.'

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