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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'Modi is selling Air India at a deep discount'

'Modi is selling Air India at a deep discount'

Rediff.com6 hours ago

'If you are selling family silver, and if you are not getting the right value, then what is the point?'

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Rediff.com5 days ago

'With the largest number of malnourished people on the planet, India is poised to be a nation that significantly under-performs as an economy.'

Rs 18,000 crore: Kashmir business losses since August 5

Rs 18,000 crore: Kashmir business losses since August 5

Rediff.com7 days ago

'The economy of Kashmir has collapsed.'

Did Sena, NCP approach Cong in 2014 for alliance?

Did Sena, NCP approach Cong in 2014 for alliance?

Rediff.com7 days ago

Prithviraj Chavan's statement has created another controversy for the ruling alliance in Maharashtra.

Did Indira Gandhi meet Haji Mastan?

Did Indira Gandhi meet Haji Mastan?

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

'I don't think such a meeting ever happened... I don't see how it is even possible without people coming to know immediately,' says Julio Ribeiro.

'I stand by what I said against Rahul Gandhi'

'I stand by what I said against Rahul Gandhi'

Rediff.com15 Jan 2020

'I stand by my remarks against Rahul Gandhi. I also stand by what I said in that video,' says Yogesh Soman, director of Mumbai University's Academy of Theatre Arts who has been sent on 'forced leave' by Mumbai University.

When a Nobel Laureate comes to town!

When a Nobel Laureate comes to town!

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

What does Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee thinks about India's education sector?

The young lady who took on Amit Shah

The young lady who took on Amit Shah

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'I was never a politically active student throughout my life. But now I have to do it because they (those in power) are not listening.'

Why SC's J-K order is so significant

Why SC's J-K order is so significant

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

'The Supreme Court has laid out some very important principles.' 'Let us see if the government will try to circumvent it and subvert the very essence of these principles or if it will comply with the order in the right spirit.'

Meet the real Tanhaji Malusare, war hero

Meet the real Tanhaji Malusare, war hero

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

'Shivaji Maharaj paid his tributes to Tanhaji's bravery by placing his necklace on the martyr's body.' He then uttered those famous words: 'The fort is captured, but our lion has fallen.'

Sab Kushal Mangal Review

Sab Kushal Mangal Review

Rediff.com3 Jan 2020

Sab Kushal Mangal is a cute film, but it is the climax that is absolutely disappointing

'UP police can't be executor, prosecutor, judge'

'UP police can't be executor, prosecutor, judge'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

''You should never give the impression that the police force is malicious, vindictive and indulging in retribution,' says Dr Vikram Singh, former director general of police of Uttar Pradesh.

'Don't you think UP police should have accountability?'

'Don't you think UP police should have accountability?'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'Had the police firing been responsible for the killing, then that would have been excessive use of force, but somebody killing somebody else in your presence shows that either you are complicit or incompetent, or both.'

BJP leader: 'Netaji would support anti-CAA protests'

BJP leader: 'Netaji would support anti-CAA protests'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

'We are not a dictatorship. If the people do not desire some law, it is impossible for any government to implement it,' says BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose.

'Cops ransacking hospitals is unimaginable'

'Cops ransacking hospitals is unimaginable'

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

'The police is there to protect Indian citizens, but now we have cops entering the hospitals and ransacking even the ICUs.'

All you need to know about National Population Register

All you need to know about National Population Register

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

Here is all you need to know about the National Population Register and worries over its links with NRC.

'You can't impose Tughlaqi decisions one after another'

'You can't impose Tughlaqi decisions one after another'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'Your failures are not teaching you anything.' 'Your demonetisation failure is not teaching you anything; your GST failure is not teaching you anything; your (revocation of) Article 370 failure is not teaching you anything; your NRC Assam failure is not teaching you.' 'And now you have the CAA!'

'India is heading for a dangerous future'

'India is heading for a dangerous future'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'You should raise your voice even at the cost of being called a deshdrohi. 'This country is built because of the raising of voices of the people and no one can silence such voices,' says Kannan Gopinathan who resigned from the IAS to protest against revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir.

'Government doesn't care about Hindus at all'

'Government doesn't care about Hindus at all'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'The NRC is thoroughly anti-poor and the CAA is thoroughly anti-Muslim.' 'And these two deadly combinations are going to hit us like how demonetisation and GST has hit the entire nation.'

BJP: 'Jharkhand results matter of serious concern'

BJP: 'Jharkhand results matter of serious concern'

Rediff.com23 Dec 2019

'The voters of Jharkhand did not accept Raghubar Das.'

'Fadnavis hatched conspiracies against BJP leaders'

'Fadnavis hatched conspiracies against BJP leaders'

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

'He deliberately encouraged my rivals to diminish my influence in the party.'

'Instead of talking to us, they use lathis, bullets'

'Instead of talking to us, they use lathis, bullets'

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

'We want to protect our history, we want to protect our people from getting overwhelmed by the influx from Bangladesh, that is why the people of Assam are out in the streets,' says former Assam chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

'Unhappy with some people, but won't leave BJP'

'Unhappy with some people, but won't leave BJP'

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

'I would like to express my anger at the way party affairs have been handled by some people.'

'Every Shiv Sainik feels like the CM today'

'Every Shiv Sainik feels like the CM today'

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

'I came here to witness the historic message this oath-taking ceremony has sent to the nation and Maharashtra.'

'Raut is man of the match, Pawar is man of series'

'Raut is man of the match, Pawar is man of series'

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

'I am happy Sanjay Raut and Sharad Pawar changed the game of Maharashtra politics.'

Bal Thackeray lookalike major draw at swearing-in

Bal Thackeray lookalike major draw at swearing-in

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

A white shawl draped on his left shoulder, rudraksha beads around his neck, red tilak on the forehead and sporting dark sunglasses, Kantilal Mishra bore a striking similarity to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray who had mesmerised lakhs of Shiv Sainiks.

'Bal Thackeray' drops in

'Bal Thackeray' drops in

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Sainiks cheer Sena CM

Sainiks cheer Sena CM

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Commando 3 Review

Commando 3 Review

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Watch Commando 3 only if you want to to lose your sanity, warns Prasanna D Zore.

'Balasaheb would be happy to see Uddhav become CM'

'Balasaheb would be happy to see Uddhav become CM'

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

'His son fought bravely like a true Shiv Sainik and emerged victorious against those whose machinations were to finish the Shiv Sena in the state.'

Explained: The Supreme Court verdict on Maharashtra

Explained: The Supreme Court verdict on Maharashtra

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

'When it is an open ballot, the division taking place in the open house will be for all to see.' 'As they say sunlight is the best disinfectant, this (aspect of the order) brings in transparency and it's in keeping with the best democratic principles.'

Ajit Pawar or Jayant Patil: Who is NCP's leader in Maha assembly?

Ajit Pawar or Jayant Patil: Who is NCP's leader in Maha assembly?

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

'Ajit Dada will have no role to play as NCP's leader in the assembly whenever it is convened'

'Some more NCP MLAs are in touch with us'

'Some more NCP MLAs are in touch with us'

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

'We will comfortably sail through this sea of fire.'

Sena-NCP-Cong submit support of 160 MLAs to governor's aide

Sena-NCP-Cong submit support of 160 MLAs to governor's aide

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

'The intention is to let the governor know that we have the majority and the letters of support is the proof.'

REVEALED: How BJP will get numbers for floor test

REVEALED: How BJP will get numbers for floor test

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

'Why should we disclose how and from where we will get these numbers?'

'They scared Ajit Pawar to join BJP government'

'They scared Ajit Pawar to join BJP government'

Rediff.com24 Nov 2019

Sharad Pawar has left the door open for his nephew's return by not suspending him from the party for his rebellion.

'3 MLAs who supported Ajit Pawar will return to Saheb'

'3 MLAs who supported Ajit Pawar will return to Saheb'

Rediff.com23 Nov 2019

If these MLAs return to the NCP, Ajit Pawar's support will reduce further.

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