All stories by R Rajagopalan
Sitharaman to explain Budget in 15 statesRediff.com1 Feb 2021
The finance minister will also visit the school in Tamil Nadu where she studied from KG to Class 5.
Led by Modi-Shah, BJP to carpet-bomb TNRediff.com15 Dec 2020
For the first 90 days of 2021, from January 5 onwards, one Union minister will visit one district in Tamil Nadu every week till the assembly election.
5-state assembly polls in April?Rediff.com30 Nov 2020
The Election Commission is considering advancing the polls by a month to avoid the May heat, reports R Rajagopalan.
Chennai deal to get AIADMK 3 berths in Modi's teamRediff.com24 Nov 2020
"Peeche peeche aana hai (follow right behind)," was the message from Amit Shah to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, reports R Rajagopalan. There has been no discussion on the portfolios to be allotted, and it has been left to the discretion of the prime minister, reports R Rajagopalan.
Bihar debacle sparks another letter war in CongressRediff.com16 Nov 2020
Like the last time, Ghulam Nabi Azad is believed to have taken the lead in preparing and despatching the letter this time too.
REVEALED: Modi-Shah-Nadda's grand plans for BJP, govtRediff.com23 Oct 2020
Modi, Shah and Nadda have created a strategy to boost the BJP and the government's image.
Winter session of Parliament may be scrappedRediff.com15 Oct 2020
Alternatively, the government may go in for a five-day session to blunt criticism that it was running away from debates.
Agriculture, health to be focus of Union Budget 2021Rediff.com6 Oct 2020
The ministry of finance will kickstart its massive budgetary exercise from October 15.
COVID-19: Senior MPs keen on skipping ParliamentRediff.com11 Sep 2020
With 200 MPs out of 785 above the age of 65, there is a serious shadow of COVID-19 looming over the monsoon session Of Parliament.
Revealed: 6-point plan to revive TN economyRediff.com7 Sep 2020
The Palaniswami government is expected to utilise the Rangarajan Committee's recommendations before the 2021 assembly election.
Rajinikanth likely to launch political party in NovemberRediff.com4 Sep 2020
Rajinikanth will announce his decision by the end of this month through a video message on his Twitter handle.
Parties go into poll mode in Tamil NaduRediff.com2 Sep 2020
The DMK, AIADMK, PMK, BJP gear up for next May's assembly elections.
Probe into trusts: Does Modi plan to arrest Rahul?Rediff.com8 Jul 2020
'Harassment' is the objective, not detention.
Modi to reshuffle team in Sep; Scindia, Fadnavis in?Rediff.com5 Jun 2020
The RSS wants three nominees inducted: Tejaswi Surya, the young BJP MP from Bengaluru South, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, a Rajya Sabha member, and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Modi kickstarts week one of Unlock 1 with 28 meetingsRediff.com1 Jun 2020
On Tuesday, Modi will share his views with India Inc on 'Getting growth back'.
How India will open up: Places of worship, malls, local flightsRediff.com1 May 2020
PM to take a call on reopening places of worship on Saturday; state governments empowered to take a call on malls and wedding halls; domestic flights expected to resume on May 18, with Air India being first off the blocks.
Cabinet Secy asks states to check pre-flight ban travellersRediff.com27 Mar 2020
Rajiv Gauba says there is a gap in the number of passengers who should have been monitored and the actual number which may seriously jeopardise efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Rahul Gandhi underwent coronavirus test on return from ItalyRediff.com6 Mar 2020
The Congress leader followed the drill issued by the Director-General of Civil Aviation for all passengers coming from Italy, which mandates a thorough check-up for covid-19, reports R Rajagopalan.
Modi to induct youngsters, allies as ministersRediff.com14 Feb 2020
Among the names being mentioned for inclusion as ministers are Tejasvi Surya, the 29-year-old MP from Bangalore South, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the 35-year-old MP from Ladakh, Locket Chatterjee, the 45-year old MP from Hooghly, and Dilip Ghosh, MP from West Medinipur and president of the BJP's West Bengal unit.
Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka set to lose airport privilegeRediff.com13 Feb 2020
Three months after the Modi government withdrew SPG cover to Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, they are all set to lose another special status provided to them.