Rashme Sehgal

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'Terrorists are today being tracked and neutralised'

'Terrorists are today being tracked and neutralised'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'As far as Kashmir is concerned, a 'solution' was very much in play, and had brought endemic violence across the Jammu and Kashmir regions very much under control before the disruptive adventurism of the present regime resulted in a limited and localised escalation.'

How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'Once accession to Pakistan appeared unlikely, the British instituted Operations Gulmarg and Datta Khel respectively to foil possible accession to India.'

The couple that forced 5,000 girls into prostitution

The couple that forced 5,000 girls into prostitution

Rediff.com24 Oct 2016

Affaq Husain and his wife Saira built a Rs 100 crore empire preying on the most vulnerable people in society.

Who drove B K Bansal and his family to suicide?

Who drove B K Bansal and his family to suicide?

Rediff.com5 Oct 2016

Four members of the Bansal family committed suicide within two months. In their parting note, they blamed the CBI for pushing them over the edge.

Shocking! How children are sold into sexual slavery

Shocking! How children are sold into sexual slavery

Rediff.com5 Aug 2016

Each story is sadder than the next, but what is most heartbreaking is to see the indifference shown towards these children by the police.

'Modi is against the women of India'

'Modi is against the women of India'

Rediff.com26 Jul 2016

'Similarly, he is against Dalits forgetting that the only way to get rid of poverty is to empower poor people.'

'Modi sets his own rules -- that is if he has any at all'

'Modi sets his own rules -- that is if he has any at all'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2016

'Modi's idea of India is to make it less liberal, less tolerant and a less accommodative of diversity.' 'We are headed, if Modi continues, to become an ill liberal democracy.' 'Modi is not Vajpayee. Vajpayee was fundamentally decent, tolerant and fair. He played by the rules of the game. Modi is a different story.'

The crime no one wants to talk about

The crime no one wants to talk about

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

'Poverty-stricken and drought-affected families in Bundelkhand and Marathawada are selling their children for as little as a few hundred rupees.'

Fleeing Bundelkhand's drought, seeking refuge in Delhi

Fleeing Bundelkhand's drought, seeking refuge in Delhi

Rediff.com20 Jun 2016

'These people are living on the edge of starvation and governments need to show much greater compassion towards them.'

Apollo kidney racket is the tip of the iceberg

Apollo kidney racket is the tip of the iceberg

Rediff.com15 Jun 2016

Kidney scouts roam around the labour markets in the poorest districts of Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi in search of potential donors.

'Why are we handing over our territory to Pakistan?

'Why are we handing over our territory to Pakistan?

Rediff.com13 Jun 2016

'Our policy seems to be to give away part of J&K, even though we are entitled to the entire state.' 'The Congress has done so, and the BJP is following the same policy.' 'No one is applying their mind to the legal position.' 'Kashmir is not a part of Pakistan under its own constitution.'

Did 300 to 500 people die in Mathura battle?

Did 300 to 500 people die in Mathura battle?

Rediff.com6 Jun 2016

Why did the district magistrate take over an hour to order retaliatory firing on the murderous SBVS mob?

'They are misleading Sonia and Rahul'

'They are misleading Sonia and Rahul'

Rediff.com26 May 2016

'If the leadership gets wrong information, what results you can expect?'

How to prevent losses in a major quake

How to prevent losses in a major quake

Rediff.com20 May 2016

'If a major earthquake of the kind that hit Nepal hits us in Delhi, 35 per cent of our homes would be destroyed.'

After 2 years in power, BJP turns pan-Indian

After 2 years in power, BJP turns pan-Indian

Rediff.com19 May 2016

The Congress has been reduced to a C player in national politics thanks to its inability to read the pulse of the people, says Rashme Sehgal.

Even Congress will back GST bill: Jaitley

Even Congress will back GST bill: Jaitley

Rediff.com16 May 2016

The finance minister is "reasonably confident" that when it comes to the crunch, "it would be extremely difficult even for the Congress party to take a contrarian view" on the GST Bill.

'This is no time for confrontation'

'This is no time for confrontation'

Rediff.com13 May 2016

'I am not going to talk about fear and apprehension.' 'I can only talk about my expectation which at this moment is to bring back development and maintain that momentum in the coming months,' Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat tells Rashme Sehgal for Rediff.com

'The drought is a policy induced disaster'

'The drought is a policy induced disaster'

Rediff.com12 May 2016

'Drought in the 1990s was essentially the drought of a poor India.' 'This 2016 drought is of a richer and more water-guzzling India.' 'The severity and intensity of the drought is not about lack of rainfall.' 'It is about the lack of planning and foresight, and criminal neglect.'

Why is this professor not allowed to teach?

Why is this professor not allowed to teach?

Rediff.com12 May 2016

Over 200 teachers from across India and abroad have written to Delhi University's vice-chancellor asking him to revoke Professor G N Saibaba's suspension so that he can rejoin his college.

Gandhis can expect more fire in Parliament over Agusta deal

Gandhis can expect more fire in Parliament over Agusta deal

Rediff.com5 May 2016

If Wednesday was any indication, the rest of the Parliament session will see the two sides scoring brownie points against each other, and the Gandhis can expect more enemy fire directed at them, says Rashme Sehgal.

Did the timber mafia cause the forest fires?

Did the timber mafia cause the forest fires?

Rediff.com2 May 2016

Fires are blazing across Jammu and Kashmir, the state of Uttarakhand and have reached the doorstep of Himachal Pradesh's capital city Shimla.

Congress hits Swamy obstacle in Rajya Sabha

Congress hits Swamy obstacle in Rajya Sabha

Rediff.com28 Apr 2016

'This man has aged, but does not know the difference between words spoken on the streets from those of spoken in Parliament.' 'He does not allow his hair to turn gray, so he hasn't learned or matured.' Rashme Sehgal reports on how Subramanian Swamy has riled the Congress yet again.

'Several monuments are under serious threat'

'Several monuments are under serious threat'

Rediff.com28 Apr 2016

'At one of the UK's best known museums, one of our greatest sculptures had been placed next to a public toilet.' 'This perception that art antiquities are better looked after in the West is one created by the cultural elite of our country.'

Why 9 Manipuri mothers refuse to bury their sons

Why 9 Manipuri mothers refuse to bury their sons

Rediff.com26 Apr 2016

Nine young men killed in police firing last August have become symbols of oppression of the tribals of Manipur.

'Kohinoor, a symbol of British loot'

'Kohinoor, a symbol of British loot'

Rediff.com22 Apr 2016

Though it would be wonderful for Indians to have the Kohinoor and Peacock Throne displayed in all its glory at the Red Fort, it seems unlikely that the British will part with the Kohinoor in a hurry.

Month after Kakrapar N-plant leak, questions arise on AERB's role

Month after Kakrapar N-plant leak, questions arise on AERB's role

Rediff.com19 Apr 2016

'When the cause of the leak is identified, is the AERB going to order a shutdown of all the other pressurised heavy water reactors in the country to fix the underlying problem?'

Crores of illegal money flows into poll-bound states, TN tops list

Crores of illegal money flows into poll-bound states, TN tops list

Rediff.com18 Apr 2016

The Election Commission has a fight on its hand as candidates use ingenious methods to smuggle in money to Voters.

Wonder what it's like to travel on India's fastest train?

Wonder what it's like to travel on India's fastest train?

Rediff.com14 Apr 2016

Rashme Sehgal took a ride on the Gatimaan Express for you.

'India must be prepared for a 100-year war with Pakistan'

'India must be prepared for a 100-year war with Pakistan'

Rediff.com11 Apr 2016

'Pakistan has responded with appropriate contempt -- hrowing our national dignity into the waste paper basket.'

Panama leaks have taught the Indian rich a lesson

Panama leaks have taught the Indian rich a lesson

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

'Given the past record, no one will be prosecuted, especially since the beneficiaries comprise the most powerful people in the country. They will pay a fine and be let off.'

'For AMU, minority status is a life and death issue'

'For AMU, minority status is a life and death issue'

Rediff.com5 Apr 2016

'The HRD minister said AMU was not a minority institution. I told her the matter would be settled in court.' 'The prime minister did not say anything so categorical. He heard me out very sympathetically. His body language was very different.' 'AMU has ABVP. I did receive a letter from them asking why you are constantly brandishing your service to the country. My reply is: Why shouldn't I?' 'I served the country for 40 years and I am very proud of this service performed for my country.'

Saving the girl child, one village at a time

Saving the girl child, one village at a time

Rediff.com30 Mar 2016

Sarpanch leaders are changing Rajasthan for the girl child, says Rashme Sehgal.

'The BJP has behaved disgracefully'

'The BJP has behaved disgracefully'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2016

'This is about demolishing all that we have stood for as a nation after Independence. This is an attack on the nation's very foundation.'

Did Cabinet okay Pak JIT visit to Pathankot?

Did Cabinet okay Pak JIT visit to Pathankot?

Rediff.com26 Mar 2016

'Will Pakistan allow R&AW and Indian armed force officers access to roam around their strategic bases?' 'Is there any precedent anywhere in the world of such permissions being granted?'

2 weeks later, how serious is the Kakrapar nuclear leak?

2 weeks later, how serious is the Kakrapar nuclear leak?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2016

Sustained campaign forces NPCIL to issue statement on Kakrapar fuel leak. But there is still not clarity on what went wrong.

Changes the World will see soon

Changes the World will see soon

Rediff.com22 Mar 2016

'If a student can't get to school, the school will get to you. Even people with low reading abilities can be taught via videos.' 'Companies and students will be linked to their universities from the beginning and not towards the end of their course.' 'Digitalisation in education will be of enormous impact. Higher education must be closely linked to the demands on the future workforce.'

Changes the World will see soon

Changes the World will see soon

Rediff.com21 Mar 2016

'If a student can't get to school, the school will get to you. Even people with low reading abilities can be taught via videos.' 'Companies and students will be linked to their universities from the beginning and not towards the end of their course.' 'Digitalisation in education will be of enormous impact. Higher education must be closely linked to the demands on the future workforce.'

'Tell us what happened at Kakrapar'

'Tell us what happened at Kakrapar'

Rediff.com19 Mar 2016

Residents of Surat, who fear for their lives after the heavy leakage at the nuclear plant, have started an online campaign to know about the incident.

More than 100 hours later, Kakrapar nuclear leak not fixed

More than 100 hours later, Kakrapar nuclear leak not fixed

Rediff.com16 Mar 2016

'The leak is likely to continue for some time before it becomes stable, but this is something that NPCIL, who is the plant operator, will have to do. For this, we have to plan very carefully.'

'They cannot silence me'

'They cannot silence me'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2016

'The police go into villages, kill villagers, rape women, burn homes, file false cases.' 'They want to empty Bastar of the tribals so that corporate houses can be given a free hand in our land.' 'My father was killed by Naxalites. This is very ironical because the police accuse me of being a Naxalite. If I had been a Naxalite, would I not have been able to prevent my father's death?'

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