All stories by Prashant Rangnekar
Owaisi hopes to snatch communally-sensitive Godhra from BJPRediff.com28 Nov 2022
Godhra is one of the 14 seats which the AIMIM is contesting in the next month's elections to the 182-member Gujarat assembly.
Setback for Uddhav as Bal Thackeray's grandson joins Shinde campRediff.com16 Oct 2022
It will be the first major electoral contest in the state after Shinde's rebellion brought down the previous Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray in June this year.
Why Shivaji Park matters for Shiv SenaRediff.com25 Sep 2022
'When one says Shivaji Park, it brings to mind the Shiv Sena led by Balasaheb Thackeray. And that Shiv Sena is now Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena'
Aaditya hits the road to salvage Sena after Shinde's rebellion,Rediff.com13 Aug 2022
A Sena legislator felt that Aaditya hitting the road has come very late, but stressed that this is also an opportunity for him to prove himself and build his own team.
Indian delegation to visit Pak for Permanent Indus Commission meetingRediff.com20 Feb 2022
In a first since the signing of the Indus Water Treaty between the two countries, three female officers will also be part of the Indian delegation, which will be advising the Indian Commissioner on various issues during the meeting, the official said.
Utpal Parrikar sees 'silent wave' in his favourRediff.com11 Feb 2022
Asserting that there is a silent wave in his favour, Utpal Parrikar, elder son of late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who is contesting the February 14 Assembly election as an independent candidate from the Panaji seat, has said he was a favoured choice after his father's death in 2019, but was denied poll ticket by the Bharatiya Janata Party due to local politics.
Pak objects to Kiru hydro plant design; India says compliant with Indus treatyRediff.com25 Aug 2021
Pakistan has raised objections to the design of India's Kiru hydroelectric plant, a mega 624 MW project over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, but New Delhi asserts that the project is fully compliant with the Indus Water Treaty, according to officials.
Centre studies if coronavirus present in Ganga waterRediff.com8 Jun 2021
The Centre is conducting a study to assess the presence of SARS-CoV-2, or novel coronavirus, in the Ganga as corpses were found dumped in the river during the second Covid wave, and were fished out from districts in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, officials said.
Indus Commissioners of India, Pak to meet on March 23-24Rediff.com14 Mar 2021
This will be the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission. Under the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty, both the commissioners are required to meet at least once a year alternately in India and Pakistan.
Mangalyaan-2 will be an orbiter mission: ISRO chiefRediff.com20 Feb 2021
As NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars to look for signs of past life, ISRO chief K Sivan said India's next mission to the Red Planet is likely to be an orbiter.
Amid tensions, army prepares for long winter in LadakhRediff.com15 Sep 2020
As tensions between the armies of India and China at the LAC show no sign of ebbing, both sides have significantly ramped up the presence of their troops.
India readies 5 sites for final phase of trials of Oxford COVID vaccineRediff.com28 Jul 2020
The Serum Institute of India, the largest vaccine maker in the world, has been chosen by Oxford and its partner AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine once it is ready. Trials results for the first two phases were published earlier this month.
Migrant children battle heat, hunger and long journeyRediff.com21 May 2020
'Children need milk. If there is no money, how can one buy it'
I want to go back: Migrants desperate to return homeRediff.com15 Apr 2020
With the lockdown extended till May 3 to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the little money daily wagers had is mostly gone and so is hope.
Amid COVID-19 crisis, hundreds stranded outside AIIMS, SafdarjungRediff.com10 Apr 2020
Patients have been waiting for days, weeks and sometimes months for appointments for dialysis, chemotherapy and other emergency procedures.
Training of Gaganyaan astronauts in Russia put on holdRediff.com7 Apr 2020
The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India's manned mission to space, have been undergoing training at the Yu.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow since February.
After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO reveals its plan for 2020Rediff.com2 Jan 2020
The Indian Space Research Organisation has resolved to alight its lander on the lunar surface with Chandrayaan-3 in addition to a maiden solar expedition in 2020.
Shiv Sena has history of flirting with rivalsRediff.com12 Nov 2019
Founded in 1966 by Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena in its more than five decades long journey has allied with the Congress, formally and informally.
What Mission Shakti means for India's defenceRediff.com27 Mar 2019
Experts said India has possessed the anti-missile technology for several years but needed the political go-ahead to actually test it in live conditions.
All the Congress presidents: From family to foreignersRediff.com11 Dec 2017
Of the 15 people who led the 132-year-old party post independence, four have belonged to the Gandhi-Nehru family.