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Owaisi hopes to snatch communally-sensitive Godhra from BJP

Owaisi hopes to snatch communally-sensitive Godhra from BJP

Rediff.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 camp

Setback for Uddhav as Bal Thackeray's grandson joins Shinde camp

Rediff.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 Sena

Why Shivaji Park matters for Shiv Sena

Rediff.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,

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 meeting

Indian delegation to visit Pak for Permanent Indus Commission meeting

Rediff.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 favour

Utpal Parrikar sees 'silent wave' in his favour

Rediff.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 treaty

Pak objects to Kiru hydro plant design; India says compliant with Indus treaty

Rediff.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 water

Centre studies if coronavirus present in Ganga water

Rediff.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 23-24

Indus Commissioners of India, Pak to meet on March 23-24

Rediff.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 chief

Mangalyaan-2 will be an orbiter mission: ISRO chief

Rediff.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 Ladakh

Amid tensions, army prepares for long winter in Ladakh

Rediff.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 vaccine

India readies 5 sites for final phase of trials of Oxford COVID vaccine

Rediff.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 journey

Migrant children battle heat, hunger and long journey

Rediff.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 home

I want to go back: Migrants desperate to return home

Rediff.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, Safdarjung

Amid COVID-19 crisis, hundreds stranded outside AIIMS, Safdarjung

Rediff.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 hold

Training of Gaganyaan astronauts in Russia put on hold

Rediff.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 2020

After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO reveals its plan for 2020

Rediff.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 rivals

Shiv Sena has history of flirting with rivals

Rediff.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 defence

What Mission Shakti means for India's defence

Rediff.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 foreigners

All the Congress presidents: From family to foreigners

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

Of the 15 people who led the 132-year-old party post independence, four have belonged to the Gandhi-Nehru family.

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