All stories by Sahil Makkar
Meet the JavadekarsRediff.com18 Jul 2018
'My wife has done everything... She has had to give up a lot,' HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tells Sahil Makkar.
Modi @ 4: Housing for all project fails to meet targetRediff.com25 May 2018
Right now the challenge before the government is to double the speed of construction in order to complete the remaining 6.6 million houses before March 2019.
UIDAI files case for alleged misuse of Aadhaar dataRediff.com5 Apr 2018
UIDAI has asked police to investigate, it was not fully convinced about nature of the incident
'EC does not have a feeling of helplessness'Rediff.com25 Mar 2018
'Even if something appears to be wrong, we can always request the government and Parliament to make amends.'
How India plans to improve global university rankingsRediff.com23 Mar 2018
Government gives 60 institutes freedom to fix courses, collaborate with foreign peers.
Modicare: Niti Aayog gets tough, seeks 'realistic' estimatesRediff.com21 Feb 2018
The government would be setting up a National Health Protection Council, National Governance Board and National Health Agency before roll-out of the scheme on August 15.
CEC Om Prakash Rawat: Right man at right time?Rediff.com2 Feb 2018
Rawat has a short tenure in his new role, but it is likely going to be an eventful one, reports Sahil Makkar.
'Not just minorities, everyone must feel safe'Rediff.com29 Dec 2017
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje breaks her silence.
'Ayodhya's locals have moved on with their lives'Rediff.com6 Dec 2017
'The locals want a permanent solution to the perennial Mandir-Masjid issue. They have realised political parties will lose relevance if a temple is built.'
What is the right age to join social media sites?Rediff.com30 Nov 2017
Facebook and Twitter now restrict users below the age of 13 from signing up on their platforms. LinkedIn doesn't provide its services to children below the age of 16.
Hackers can still access your personal data and go scot-freeRediff.com28 Nov 2017
Since the deadline for Justice B N Srikrishna Committee's feedback is December 31, the government is unlikely to table a data protection Bill in the winter session of Parliament.
The wake-up call that every consumer needsRediff.com23 Nov 2017
Pending consumer dispute cases are at an all-time high.
Will SP, BSP come together for 2019 polls?Rediff.com8 Oct 2017
Mayawati is now gearing up for a fresh start for the 2019 general election. Unconfirmed reports from the BSP camp suggest she has already reached out to arch-rival Akhilesh Yadav, reports Sahil Makkar.
40% of current jobs in India will vanish in the next five yearsRediff.com6 Oct 2017
The kind of jobs that will last in future are creative, people-led and social. These are the jobs that automation can't take away.
Students, faculty will now pay a heavy price for plagiarismRediff.com28 Sep 2017
The new rules come into effect soon.
Why Rudy lost his jobRediff.com2 Sep 2017
Modi wanted to reap the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas's success in the 2019 election, but officials say blaming Rudy alone for its slow progress was unjust.
'It is murder of our children'Rediff.com15 Aug 2017
'...and the government is suppressing the truth.'
Why Modi sarkar will miss Venkaiah NaiduRediff.com20 Jul 2017
He was proactive and the force behind the ongoing reforms in the urban development ministry
'All political parties work on black money'Rediff.com17 Jul 2017
Jagdish Chhokar, founder-member of the Association for Democratic Reforms says there should be a law to regulate the functioning of political parties.
Want to upgrade your knowledge? These digital initiatives will come handyRediff.com10 Jul 2017
These initiatives are expected to increase Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education from 24.5 (2015-16) to 30 (2020).