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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Coronavirus: A peek into Mumbai's 'Containment Zones'

Coronavirus: A peek into Mumbai's 'Containment Zones'

Rediff.com1 days ago

This is how Mumbai's civic administration, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation along with Mumbai Police are dividing the city into 'Containment Zones' to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus as the tally of those testing positive and those dying because of it shows no sign of abatement.

Can you help these 500 nowhere people?

Can you help these 500 nowhere people?

Rediff.com3 days ago

'It is a ticking time bomb if the authorities don't come forward to help these hapless people.'

'We are hoping for the best, but we are prepared for the worst'

'We are hoping for the best, but we are prepared for the worst'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'As of this moment, we have 1,173 ventilators, 2,695 ICUs and about 10,408 plus isolation beds.' 'But this number keeps changing with every passing hour as we incorporate more private as well as government hospitals in our fight against the pandemic.'

'RBI need to cut by 100 bps in one shot'

'RBI need to cut by 100 bps in one shot'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'Rate cut should reiterate RBI's commitment in providing confidence to consumers and small business.'

'Bad times don't last'

'Bad times don't last'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'At this time, staying in the game is more important.' 'If we do that, then wealth can be generated.'

Doctors at the frontline: 'We will defeat coronavirus'

Doctors at the frontline: 'We will defeat coronavirus'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'The josh is very high as we fight this global pandemic.'

Coronavirus: 'Home collection is ideal way to minimise risk'

Coronavirus: 'Home collection is ideal way to minimise risk'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'A probable positive patient walking into a centre is not an ideal situation.'

RBI loan moratorium: 'Which bank will refuse?'

RBI loan moratorium: 'Which bank will refuse?'

Rediff.com27 Mar 2020

How will the RBI announcement on loan moratorium work for those with home loans, auto loans, personal loans, consumer durables loan? Here's what experts have to say.

Covid-19: Help him help these helpless migrants

Covid-19: Help him help these helpless migrants

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

Pappu Qureshi, a good samaritan in Mumbai, helps feed more than 50 migrants, mostly daily wagers and their children, but with the 21-day national lockdown looming large, time is running out.

Maha Dy CM: Saving lives, containing virus top priority

Maha Dy CM: Saving lives, containing virus top priority

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

'Let us all keep calm and face this medical emergency unitedly.' 'Our top priority is to fight the pandemic and win this war.'

Covid-19: How the testing infrastructure is struggling

Covid-19: How the testing infrastructure is struggling

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

'India is too large a place to have just 10 labs performing these Covid-19 tests.'

Covid-19: Curfew dos and don'ts for Maharashtra

Covid-19: Curfew dos and don'ts for Maharashtra

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

What dos and don'ts should people in Maharashtra follow with the state government notifying The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 lockdown orders?

'We may have to ask some people to leave'

'We may have to ask some people to leave'

Rediff.com23 Mar 2020

'Our liquidity is strong for the next 15-20 days.' 'But if the situation worsens drastically, then we will have to think about laying off people.'

'COVID-19 positive patients can be detected in 6-8 hours'

'COVID-19 positive patients can be detected in 6-8 hours'

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

'The more people get tested, the more people will come under isolation. So the spread will get limited with testing.'

'Will have to go aggressive; can still suspend public transport'

'Will have to go aggressive; can still suspend public transport'

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope warns that the state government will go aggressive if appeals to reduce social distancing are not adhered to.

'None of us are showing any symptom'

'None of us are showing any symptom'

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

'The facilities here are neat and clean; proper hygiene is maintained.' 'This is better than what we had expected in India.'

'More Congress MLAs will join BJP'

'More Congress MLAs will join BJP'

Rediff.com13 Mar 2020

'All the Congress MLAs support Scindiaji and whenever he signals, they will jump ship.'

'Scindia welcome': BJP MP who defeated him in 2019

'Scindia welcome': BJP MP who defeated him in 2019

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

'100 per cent, the BJP will form the government in Madhya Pradesh and Shivraj Singh Chouhanji will be once again chief minister.'

IPL in Mumbai: Maharashtra to decide on Wednesday

IPL in Mumbai: Maharashtra to decide on Wednesday

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

'A decision on the IPL matches against the backdrop of coronavirus to be held in Mumbai will be taken at the state cabinet meeting on Wednesday.'

Why this 8 year old rejects Modi's #SheInspiresUs

Why this 8 year old rejects Modi's #SheInspiresUs

Rediff.com7 Mar 2020

'Please don't celebrate me if you are not going to listen to my voice.'

Yes Bank: 4 warning signs retail investors ignored

Yes Bank: 4 warning signs retail investors ignored

Rediff.com7 Mar 2020

Independent market analyst Ambareesh Baliga points out the red flags that retail investors should not have ignored and lists three scenarios -two of these scenarios offer a glimmer of hope to retail shareholders of Yes Bank - that could play out in the coming days.

'The financial system is shaken, but safe'

'The financial system is shaken, but safe'

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Tamal Bandyopadhyay, columnist and author of several books like From Lehman to Demonetisation: A Decade of Disruptions and Sahara: The Untold Story, tells Rediff.com why Yes Bank depositors should not panic and the current crisis at India's fifth largest private lender does not pose any systemic risk.

'IDs of people have been deliberately targetted'

'IDs of people have been deliberately targetted'

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

'A clear pattern is emerging in that most of those who we met are saying that their IDs have been burnt or stolen.' 'I clearly sense a pattern here.' 'It's not a very normal occurrence to happen during the riots.'

'Home minister is solely responsible': Ex-Delhi cop

'Home minister is solely responsible': Ex-Delhi cop

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

'The Delhi police is not acting only at the behest of the home minister; blame lies nowhere else but the home ministry.'

'If Voda Idea folds up it will be bad news all around'

'If Voda Idea folds up it will be bad news all around'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'The government is unwilling or unable to provide the kind of relief that Vodafone India is asking for.'

Leadership failure at all levels: Former Delhi top cop on riots

Leadership failure at all levels: Former Delhi top cop on riots

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'For dealing with rioters no political orders are required.'

Mr President: The Ahmedabad you will miss out on

Mr President: The Ahmedabad you will miss out on

Rediff.com22 Feb 2020

Winner of the Lalit Kala Akademi award, Ahmedabad-based painter and photographer Harshil Patel offers a fantastic view of the walled city through his paintings and photographs for US President Donald J Trump.

'What's wrong with Uddhav meeting the PM?'

'What's wrong with Uddhav meeting the PM?'

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Congress-NCP-Sena leaders discount reading too much into the meeting between the Maharashtra CM and prime minister.

Tanishaa Mukerji: 'Fit doesn't mean skinny'

Tanishaa Mukerji: 'Fit doesn't mean skinny'

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Tanishaa Mukerji offers a sneak peek into her sense of style, fitness mantra and why she doesn't like to look down upon fashion mistakes Indians make.

How Amitabh Bachchan inspires Amit Sadh

How Amitabh Bachchan inspires Amit Sadh

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

'Just to know him (Amitabh Bachchan) makes you a better artist,' revealed Amit Sadh on Instagram.

This is what Athiya Shetty eats on her cheat day

This is what Athiya Shetty eats on her cheat day

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

From pizza and burgers, to French fries and pasta, the actor is quite a foodie.

Here's what Ileana thinks of Indian women

Here's what Ileana thinks of Indian women

Rediff.com18 Feb 2020

In an interview with Rediff.com, Ileana D'Cruz shares fashion advice and style tips.

SEE: The saddest part of being a model in India

SEE: The saddest part of being a model in India

Rediff.com16 Feb 2020

Lakme model Daman Brar tells Rediff.com's Prasanna Zore about her first modelling assignment and the flip side of being a model in India.

Why Aishwarya quit architecture to be a model

Why Aishwarya quit architecture to be a model

Rediff.com15 Feb 2020

The 25 year old beauty from Bhilai talks about the moment that inspired her to switch careers.

How actor Rekha inspired this fashion designer

How actor Rekha inspired this fashion designer

Rediff.com15 Feb 2020

'(Actor) Rekha has seen me since I was born.' 'She has been a huge inspiration in my life as a designer.'

Why this designer is in love with India's villages

Why this designer is in love with India's villages

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

For three years Vaishali Shadangule has been away from ramps discovering the magical essence of India,

Nauheed Cyrusi loves Sonam Kapoor! Here's why

Nauheed Cyrusi loves Sonam Kapoor! Here's why

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Nauheed who was spotted at LFW on Day Two revealed what she thought of Sonam's style.

Wheelchair bound, she's travelled solo to 58 countries

Wheelchair bound, she's travelled solo to 58 countries

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Globetrotter Parvinder Chawla's story will make you believe that nothing is impossible.

Off ramp fashion: Meet the head-turners

Off ramp fashion: Meet the head-turners

Rediff.com13 Feb 2020

Rediff.com's Prasanna Zore is wondering why these stylish attendees are not walking the ramp.

This designer has a message for Indian politicians

This designer has a message for Indian politicians

Rediff.com13 Feb 2020

Designer Swapnil Shinde shares his views on Bollywood, designing for Indian politicians and working with Madhuri Dixit Nene.

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