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Cong slams Mandaviya for visiting Manmohan Singh with photographer

Cong slams Mandaviya for visiting Manmohan Singh with photographer

Rediff.com3 days ago

The Congress' attack came after former prime minister Manmohan Singh's daughter, Daman Singh, accused the minister of getting a photographer against the wishes of the family.

PM unveils Gati Shakti master plan for infrastructure

PM unveils Gati Shakti master plan for infrastructure

Rediff.com6 days ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy. PM Gati Shakti targets to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turnaround time, Modi said at a function to launch the plan. The plan aims to lend more power and speed to projects by connecting all concerned departments on one platform, he said, adding the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments will be designed and executed with a common vision.

Lakhimpur violence: Ashish Mishra sent to 14-day judicial custody

Lakhimpur violence: Ashish Mishra sent to 14-day judicial custody

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

Ashish Mishra, son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra, was produced before a court here late on Saturday night, which sent him to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur violence.

Only BJP leaders, their 'billionaire friends' safe in India: Priyanka

Only BJP leaders, their 'billionaire friends' safe in India: Priyanka

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

People may belong to any caste and religion, they are not safe, the Congress leader alleged.

Attempt to turn Lakhimpur into Hindu vs Sikh battle: Varun Gandhi

Attempt to turn Lakhimpur into Hindu vs Sikh battle: Varun Gandhi

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

The Pilibhit MP, who was recently dropped from the BJP national executive, said the struggle for justice in Lakhimpur Kheri is about the "cruel massacre of poor farmers in the face of an arrogant local power elite", and the issue has no religious connotations.

India's Submarine Dilemma

India's Submarine Dilemma

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

Hydrography (underwater geography) prevents the Indian Navy for opting for an all-conventional, or all-nuclear submarine fleet.

Farmers being 'systematically attacked': Rahul

Farmers being 'systematically attacked': Rahul

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

There is "dictatorship" in India now with politicians not being allowed to visit Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Rahul said.

Kejriwal appeals to leaders of other parties to not do politics over Chhath Puja

Kejriwal appeals to leaders of other parties to not do politics over Chhath Puja

Rediff.com2 Oct 2021

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to rival leaders to "not do politics" over Chhath Puja, even as he asserted that the restrictions imposed on its celebrations at riverbanks and other public places were for the safety of people amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ASK ANU: 'I want to walk out of this marriage'

ASK ANU: 'I want to walk out of this marriage'

Rediff.com1 Oct 2021

In her weekly column, mental health guru Anu Krishna offers advice on how to take charge of your life.

Amarinder: Not joining BJP, but won't stay in Congress

Amarinder: Not joining BJP, but won't stay in Congress

Rediff.com30 Sep 2021

"Unfortunately, the seniors were being completely sidelined," he said in a statement.

'Upset' over ministerial picks, Sidhu quits as Punjab Cong chief

'Upset' over ministerial picks, Sidhu quits as Punjab Cong chief

Rediff.com28 Sep 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu quit as the Punjab PCC chief, triggering other resignations and plunging the party into a fresh crisis just months ahead of the assembly elections.

Bharat Bandh got unprecedented response, claims SKM

Bharat Bandh got unprecedented response, claims SKM

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

The morcha claimed that the response to the bandh call was 'more widespread than before' and nearly all opposition political parties extended an unconditional support to it.

Kangana tells court she has lost faith in it as it seems biased

Kangana tells court she has lost faith in it as it seems biased

Rediff.com20 Sep 2021

The court has indirectly 'threatened' her of issuing a warrant on two occasions in a non-cognisable, compoundable and bailable offence, where as per law regular presence is not required, the lawyer claimed.

Owaisi booked in UP for 'indecent' remarks against Modi

Owaisi booked in UP for 'indecent' remarks against Modi

Rediff.com10 Sep 2021

Two FIRs were registered against the AIMIM chief at Barabanki city police station on Thursday night after his party's public meeting in Katara Chandana Baradari.

IAS officer in trouble over inappropriate WhatsApp message to woman scribe

IAS officer in trouble over inappropriate WhatsApp message to woman scribe

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

The Kerala police on Tuesday registered a case against IAS officer N Prasanth for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman journalist by sending her inappropriate stickers over WhatsApp when she reached out to him for an official reaction.

Javed Akhtar draws flak for comparing RSS to Taliban, security upped

Javed Akhtar draws flak for comparing RSS to Taliban, security upped

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

A Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party MLA over the weekend hit out at Akhtar and said no film involving him will be allowed to be screened till he apologises for his remarks.

Javed Akhtar wrong in comparing RSS with Taliban: Shiv Sena

Javed Akhtar wrong in comparing RSS with Taliban: Shiv Sena

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

"The Taliban want an Islamic country. These people want to make a Hindu Rashtra," the lyricist said without naming the RSS.

Why Rane's slap remark will help Shiv Sena more than BJP

Why Rane's slap remark will help Shiv Sena more than BJP

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

With Narayan Rane, the BJP looks to expand its footprint in Mumbai and Konkan. But a perceived self-goal by him may have galvanised the restive Shiv Sena cadre and voters to coalesce around their party. Dhaval Kulkarni reports

Why do you hate Nehru so much? Raut asks Centre

Why do you hate Nehru so much? Raut asks Centre

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

'Those who had no participation in the freedom struggle and creating history are keeping out one of the heroes of the independence struggle. This act, done out of political vindictiveness, is not good and shows their narrow mindset. It is an insult of each and every freedom fighter,' Raut claimed.

Mamata's idol to be placed in Kolkata Durga pandal

Mamata's idol to be placed in Kolkata Durga pandal

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Famous clay modeller Mintu Pal is sculpting the fibreglass idol at his Kumartuli studio draping the 'deity' in the Trinamool Congress supremo's favourite white coloured tant saree and her trademark flip-flop slippers to boot.

Twitter testing feature to auto block abusive accounts

Twitter testing feature to auto block abusive accounts

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

With this feature, tweets found by the microblogging platform's technology to be harmful or uninvited will be autoblocked. This implies that that such profiles will temporarily be unable to follow an account, see their tweets, or send them direct messages.

Amid backlash, govt defends Jallianwala Bagh revamp

Amid backlash, govt defends Jallianwala Bagh revamp

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

Politicians, historians have criticised the work terming it an "insult towards the martyrs".

Decoding Modi's Jallianwala Bagh memorial speech

Decoding Modi's Jallianwala Bagh memorial speech

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

From playing to the Sikh vote bank because Punjab elections are round the corner, to ensuring that a discordant 'us versus them' note was struck, whatever could be done to exploit every last drop of communal appeal, was done, observes Jyoti Punwani.

'Insult of martyrs': Rahul slams govt's Jallianwala revamp

'Insult of martyrs': Rahul slams govt's Jallianwala revamp

Rediff.com31 Aug 2021

Over 1,000 people were killed and hundreds wounded on April 13, 1919 when British troops fired indiscriminately on an unarmed gathering of thousands who had assembled in Jallianwala Bagh amid nationwide protests against the Rowlatt Act which had extended wartime repressive measures.

'Unwell' Rane fails to appear before Raigad police

'Unwell' Rane fails to appear before Raigad police

Rediff.com30 Aug 2021

Union minister Narayan Rane on Monday failed to appear at the office of the superintendent of police here in Raigad district of Maharashtra as directed by a court earlier due to ill health, his lawyer said.

HC protects Bengali actress from privacy invasion

HC protects Bengali actress from privacy invasion

Rediff.com26 Aug 2021

Right to privacy includes right to be forgotten and to be left alone, the Delhi High Court has said while directing various online platforms including YouTube to remove certain objectionable videos and audio clips of a Bengali actress.

Won't take coercive action against Narayan Rane: Maha govt to HC

Won't take coercive action against Narayan Rane: Maha govt to HC

Rediff.com25 Aug 2021

The Union minister was arrested on Tuesday afternoon from Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district following his remarks made during his 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' in Raigad on Monday that he would have slapped Chief Minister Thackeray for what he claimed as the latter's ignorance of the year of India's independence.

Narayan Rane's arrest justified, not custodial interrogation: Court

Narayan Rane's arrest justified, not custodial interrogation: Court

Rediff.com25 Aug 2021

A court at Mahad in Maharashtra, while granting bail to Union Minister Narayan Rane, said his arrest over his controversial remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was "justified", but his custodial interrogation was not necessary.

Narayan Rane gets bail after arrest for 'slap Thackeray' remark

Narayan Rane gets bail after arrest for 'slap Thackeray' remark

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

There were reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party leader complained of high blood pressure and sugar levels and a doctor was called to examine him.

Sena MP demands Rane's sacking, party workers clash with BJP men

Sena MP demands Rane's sacking, party workers clash with BJP men

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Stones were pelted from both the sides, following which police used cane-charge to disperse the agitators, an official said.

Judge in Jantar Mantar hate case: 'We are not Taliban State'

Judge in Jantar Mantar hate case: 'We are not Taliban State'

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Additional sessions judge Anil Antil dismissed the application of Bhupinder Tomar, president of the 'Hindu Raksha Dal', and said that in the past such incidents have flared communal tensions leading to riots and loss to life and property. Tomar was accused of raising communal slogans and inciting youth to propagate against a particular religion at a rally at Jantar Mantar on August 8. "We are not Taliban State. Rule of law is the sacrosanct governing principle in our plural and multi-cultural society. While the whole of India is celebrating 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav', there are some minds still chained with Intolerant and self centric beliefs," the judge said in the order passed on August 21.

I'm not an ordinary man: Rane on impending arrest

I'm not an ordinary man: Rane on impending arrest

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Union minister Narayan Rane on Tuesday defended his remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying he hasn't committed any crime by making them.

Soccer: Antonio sets record as West Ham thrash Leicester

Soccer: Antonio sets record as West Ham thrash Leicester

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Having headed into the match tied on 47 league goals with West Ham's former stalwart Paolo Di Canio, Antonio was delighted to have surpassed the Italian as he celebrated by lifting a cardboard cut-out of himself at the side of the pitch.

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

A fascinating glimpse from Somak Ghoshal's 10 Indian Heroes Who Help People Live With Dignity.

Union minister Subhas Sarkar's Tagore complexion remark stirs row

Union minister Subhas Sarkar's Tagore complexion remark stirs row

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

Union minister Subhas Sarkar courted a controversy on Wednesday with his remarks that Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's mother did not cradle him in her arms when he was a child because of his "not so fair complexion"

Samajwadi MP booked for sedition for defending Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Samajwadi MP booked for sedition for defending Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

Samajwadi Party member of Parliament Shafiqur Rehman Barq has been booked for sedition following his recent remarks allegedly defending the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and equating it with India's own freedom struggle, police said on Wednesday.

CCTV shows Oppn RS MPs jostling with marshals

CCTV shows Oppn RS MPs jostling with marshals

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

In the video footage, marshals can be seen forming a human shield to block Opposition MPs from going towards the Chairman's podium.

Outsiders brought in to manhandle MPs in RS: Oppn

Outsiders brought in to manhandle MPs in RS: Oppn

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

The Opposition alleged that without any provocation from the Opposition, "outsiders who were not part of Parliament security were brought in to manhandle the Opposition leaders and members, including women Parliamentarians who were only protesting against the Government's conduct, highhandedness and muzzling of the voice".

Is Fahadh Faasil India's Finest Actor?

Is Fahadh Faasil India's Finest Actor?

Rediff.com10 Aug 2021

As Fahadh Faasil turns 39 on August 8, Subhash K Jha looks back at his favourite films featuring the brilliant actor.

BJP members disrupted Parl panel meet on Pegasus: Tharoor

BJP members disrupted Parl panel meet on Pegasus: Tharoor

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Tharoor put the blame for the logjam in Parliament on BJP and accused the saffron party of reducing the "temple of democracy to a rubber stamp for its agenda or worse, a notice board to announce its unilateral decisions".

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