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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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'Congress needs aggressive leadership'

'Congress needs aggressive leadership'

Rediff.com16 hours ago

'And Nana Patole fits the bill perfectly.' 'There is nothing wrong in being aggressive and today Patole is our angry young man.'

'Drone attacks are an evolving threat'

'Drone attacks are an evolving threat'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'India needs offensive and defensive security measures to protect itself.'

How India can NEUTRALISE Enemy Drones

How India can NEUTRALISE Enemy Drones

Rediff.com3 days ago

'An armed helicopter equipped with counter-drone systems will provide the airborne counter-drone capability and flexibility needed to protect India's critical assets.'

How a police raid in February led to Raj Kundra

How a police raid in February led to Raj Kundra

Rediff.com4 days ago

Five people in the know narrate the sordid story that is fast exploding into a pornography scandal, allegedly involving businessman Raj Kundra.

'If he has to keep BJP bosses happy...'

'If he has to keep BJP bosses happy...'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'If Yogiji has to run this government without any problems, he has to remain in power, and if he has to keep the BJP bosses in Delhi and the RSS happy, then he has no option but to do it.'

BJP confronts Munde sisters's 'rebellion'

BJP confronts Munde sisters's 'rebellion'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

150 BJP elected local representatives in Beed resign in protest against Pritam Munde's exclusion from the Union ministry.

Why Narayan Rane is so IMPORTANT for the BJP

Why Narayan Rane is so IMPORTANT for the BJP

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

The street-fighter attitude is what keeps Rane going even at 69. The expectation is -- at least in the BJP camp -- that he will be itching for a battle royale with the Shiv Sena in its bastions.

Punjab crisis: 'Rahul is worried'

Punjab crisis: 'Rahul is worried'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

'He is worried about how best the Punjab crisis can be resolved.'

BJP MLA suspensions: 'Nothing but vindictive politics'

BJP MLA suspensions: 'Nothing but vindictive politics'

Rediff.com6 Jul 2021

'If they think they can silence us by suspending us, then they don't know what BJP MLAs are made of.'

'Drones extremely dangerous addition to Pak terror'

'Drones extremely dangerous addition to Pak terror'

Rediff.com3 Jul 2021

'The fact that this happened and the fact that we were not able to bring it down, we were not even able to trace from where it came from and where it went, certainly raises questions on our level of preparedness.'

Kashmir talks: 'Nice start to political process'

Kashmir talks: 'Nice start to political process'

Rediff.com3 Jul 2021

'It is not something that is going to unfold in the next few weeks or even the next few months.' 'This process will continue for some time. And that's how it should be.' 'If the politicians are coming on board, then that is a welcome step.'

'There were days of absolute despair'

'There were days of absolute despair'

Rediff.com2 Jul 2021

'You realised there was a struggle outside and now your struggle is to survive, live in prison, to retain your feelings, your humanity, and collectively continue doing inside what you were doing outside.'

'Modi government is trying to be petty'

'Modi government is trying to be petty'

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

'Your confidence is shaken when the government does what it does these days, but then it is the same confidence that gives you the courage to stand up to the government's high-handedness.' 'There will always be people who will not fear jails or the physical and mental torture that visit citizens protesting against the government's draconian policies and laws.' 'There will always be Indians who will not be afraid to face the consequences of fighting for their Constitutional rights.'

'Drug crime is the most serious crime our country is facing'

'Drug crime is the most serious crime our country is facing'

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

'We are also seeing the birth of new evil, the new face of drug distribution where human interface has reduced; consumers are using the Dark Web to source supplies and using cryptocurrencies as payment mode.'

'Young people engage in drug peddling to live the kind of lifestyles influencers live'

'Young people engage in drug peddling to live the kind of lifestyles influencers live'

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

'Lifestyle, peer pressure, lure of extra pocket money and many other factors are responsible why youth are taking drugs.'

'Government is too worried about Brand Modi'

'Government is too worried about Brand Modi'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2021

'This government is feeling uneasy because IT cell narratives are being demolished by cartoons.' 'If narratives are so weak to be demolished by cartoons, then they must be fake ones.'

For 13 months, this student was imprisoned under UAPA

For 13 months, this student was imprisoned under UAPA

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

'There are many people languishing in jail under these draconian laws, where it takes them 10 years, 15 years, to finally be acquitted.' 'And, who is going to account for those years?' 'The home ministry's statistics says that between 2016 and 2019, the conviction rate (under UAPA) is only 2 per cent and the use of UAPA has increased by more than 70 per cent.' 'There are many people languishing in jail under these draconian laws, where it takes them 10 years, 15 years, to finally be acquitted.'
'Who is going to account for those years?'
'The home ministry's statistics says that between 2016 and 2019, the conviction rate (under UAPA) is only 2 per cent and the use of UAPA has increased by more than 70 per cent.' 'The government statistics itself is so revealing what the purpose of this law (UAPA) is.'

'I am not waging a war against any government'

'I am not waging a war against any government'

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

'But still they have filed FIRs against me under section 505 of the IPC.' 'These were draconian laws that were misused by the British East India Company against the soldiers who participated in the mutiny (of 1857).'

Why UP govt files FIR after FIR against a babu

Why UP govt files FIR after FIR against a babu

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

'The sole objective is to harass me, silence me.'

'Avoid bottom-fishing in Adani Group shares'

'Avoid bottom-fishing in Adani Group shares'

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

With most Adani Group shares locked in lower-circuit in early morning trade based on news that accounts of three foreign portfolio investors, heavily invested into group companies, were frozen by the National Security Depository Limited, market experts advise caution that investors should not jump in now to buy at lower levels.

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