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Syed Firdaus Ashraf

Syed Firdaus Ashraf covers national politics, and sometimes movies too -- a truly wide arc! You can e-mail the author at firdausa@rediff.co.in

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The Tiranga, From 1906 To 1947

The Tiranga, From 1906 To 1947

Rediff.com1 days ago

Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com recounts the history of the Indian flag and how it has evolved over the years.

'If you lose $5 billion to $7 billion every week...'

'If you lose $5 billion to $7 billion every week...'

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

'... as has been happening in the last three weeks, then the foreign exchange reserves will not be comfortable to ensure that the rupee does not fall drastically.'

What The RBI Can Do About The Rupee

What The RBI Can Do About The Rupee

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

'To simply let the rupee depreciate to any level according to market forces will not be in the country's interests.'

'Polyester Flags Go Against The Ethos Of Freedom Movement'

'Polyester Flags Go Against The Ethos Of Freedom Movement'

Rediff.com26 Jul 2022

'If you want to change everything all of a sudden to polyester, then the production of khadi flags will come under trouble.'

'Hamid Ansari Defeated Pakistan's Intent In UN And Today You Are Questioning Him?'

'Hamid Ansari Defeated Pakistan's Intent In UN And Today You Are Questioning Him?'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2022

'Every Indian knows why the BJP is targeting Hamid Ansari.'

'BJP is playing a gehri chaal in Maharashtra'

'BJP is playing a gehri chaal in Maharashtra'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2022

'The message the BJP is sending is that they are in no way responsible for Uddhav's downfall and it was only Shinde who is to be blamed.'

'Governor is right in calling for a vote'

'Governor is right in calling for a vote'

Rediff.com29 Jun 2022

'Maharashtra governor did not do anything that was contrary to the Supreme Court's decision.'

'Politicians don't like honest policemen'

'Politicians don't like honest policemen'

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

'Politicians want pliable policemen who would carry out their orders, right or wrong, lawful or illegal.'

Shinde Unsure If Rebels Will Stay Loyal To Him

Shinde Unsure If Rebels Will Stay Loyal To Him

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

So worried is Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde of desertions that he is asking rebel MLAs in Guwahati to sign affidavits affirming that they won't go back on supporting the 'cause of Hindutva' after reaching Mumbai.

'Why is Eknath Shinde not in Mumbai staking claim to form government?'

'Why is Eknath Shinde not in Mumbai staking claim to form government?'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

'The BJP has 106 MLAs and Eknath Shinde claims the support of 40 MLAs. So why are they both not forming the government right now in Mumbai? Why the delay?' Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf reports.

'Eknath Shinde has not taken this decision suddenly'

'Eknath Shinde has not taken this decision suddenly'

Rediff.com21 Jun 2022

'It is a well-thought-out decision. I feel it is difficult for him now to step back.'

'The demolition is most unfair and unjust'

'The demolition is most unfair and unjust'

Rediff.com16 Jun 2022

'The act of demolition, for whatever reason, was far too hasty without even giving an opportunity of an appeal.'

'In UP, the police is executioner and judge'

'In UP, the police is executioner and judge'

Rediff.com14 Jun 2022

'Javed Ahmed was no mastermind of the riots, and this is not mentioned in the FIR against him either.'

'If Pandits move out of Kashmir, it's like surrendering to terrorists'

'If Pandits move out of Kashmir, it's like surrendering to terrorists'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2022

'We do not want Kashmiri Pandits to migrate from Kashmir.'

'Remarks on Prophet Mohammed have crossed red line'

'Remarks on Prophet Mohammed have crossed red line'

Rediff.com7 Jun 2022

'Prime Minister Narendra Modiji must personally intervene in the matter to make it clear to his officials and the rank-and-file that communal abuse should now stop'

From BJP Nemesis To Modi's 'Small Soldier'

From BJP Nemesis To Modi's 'Small Soldier'

Rediff.com7 Jun 2022

The transformation of the Modi-Shah baiting Hardik Patel into saffron poster boy.

'It Is Humiliating'

'It Is Humiliating'

Rediff.com30 May 2022

'Even if not me, there are other deserving candidates from Maharashtra in the Congress who should have been given the Rajya Sabha ticket.'

'250,000 railway vacancies, but govt won't hire'

'250,000 railway vacancies, but govt won't hire'

Rediff.com20 May 2022

'They are trying to make the situation bad for Indian Railways so that they can hand it over to private companies.'

'We had surplus wheat stocks till last year, where has it gone?'

'We had surplus wheat stocks till last year, where has it gone?'

Rediff.com18 May 2022

'All imaginary figures are pushed by government bureaucrats.' 'They never showed that the production of wheat was less this time.'

Chintan Shivir: 'High on optics, low on delivery'

Chintan Shivir: 'High on optics, low on delivery'

Rediff.com16 May 2022

'It was disappointing on two counts. One is on the leadership issue and second is how the Congress must win elections.'

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