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Will the Election Commission censure BJP leader?

Will the Election Commission censure BJP leader?

Rediff.com1 days ago

The Election Commission sent a notice to Mangal Prabhat Lodha, the BJP's Mumbai chief. This is probably because a leading newspaper highlighted his utterances on its front page.

Vehicles ferrying school kids exempted from odd-even

Vehicles ferrying school kids exempted from odd-even

Rediff.com2 days ago

Violation of the rules will attract a fine of Rs 4000, the chief minister said.

India must stop being the West's digital colony

India must stop being the West's digital colony

Rediff.com2 days ago

'India missed the software products revolution (and now is in danger of missing the platform revolution), complacent that we are the software experts of the world based on IT services prowess,' points out Rajeev Srinivasan.

R N Kao, India's legendary Spymaster

R N Kao, India's legendary Spymaster

Rediff.com2 days ago

'Here was a man who played a major part in helping the Bengalis of East Pakistan create a new nation, secured the merger of Sikkim into the Indian dominion and built R&AW into a formidable outfit, comparable to the best in the world.' Rameshwar Nath Kao shunned the limelight, hated to be photographed and preferred to work behind the scenes. A revealing excerpt from Nitin A Gokhale's much awaited book, R N Kao: Gentleman Spymaster.

In Kolhapur, locals see Shiv Sena as poor man's party

In Kolhapur, locals see Shiv Sena as poor man's party

Rediff.com2 days ago

It's been over two months since the flood waters receded, and it would seem with it so has anger against either the state government or the BJP-Sena candidates, reports Archis Mohan.

RIL can become 1st Indian firm to hit $200 bn m-cap

RIL can become 1st Indian firm to hit $200 bn m-cap

Rediff.com3 days ago

Reliance has significant investments in telecom, consumer retail and media businesses in India.

Drink the wine, my friends

Drink the wine, my friends

Rediff.com3 days ago

Domestic wineries have moved from creating predominantly sweet wines in their initial years to drier, complex blends now. They also seem to be investing more in wine tourism.

India scores a measly 102 in Global Hunger Index

India scores a measly 102 in Global Hunger Index

Rediff.com3 days ago

According to the global report, just 9.6 per cent of all children between 6 and 23 months of age are fed a minimum acceptable diet.

How Banerjee-Duflo's economic theory is relevant for India

How Banerjee-Duflo's economic theory is relevant for India

Rediff.com4 days ago

For Duflo and Banerjee, an important part of their work has been ensuring that the agency of the "beneficiaries" -- usually, in developing countries like India, poorer individuals -- is put at the centre of any policy design. This is a crucial way in which experimental results are often better than large scale data-based inference, says Mihir S Sharma.

'Muslims have to be magnanimous'

'Muslims have to be magnanimous'

Rediff.com4 days ago

'If better sense prevails, Muslims should offer the disputed land in Ayodhya back to the government.'

Taking over at a time when BCCI image has got hampered: Ganguly

Taking over at a time when BCCI image has got hampered: Ganguly

Rediff.com5 days ago

The new BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly said 'it's a great opportunity for him to do something good' as he is taking over the reigns of the Board at a time when it's image has got a serious beating.

Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

Rediff.com5 days ago

Federer will attempt to win a singles gold medal at the July 24-Aug 9 Games, the only major prize that the 20-time Grand Slam winner has yet to win.

Youth ask for jobs, govt says look at moon: Rahul in Maha

Youth ask for jobs, govt says look at moon: Rahul in Maha

Rediff.com6 days ago

He also sought to know if Modi, during his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, asked the latter about the 2017 Doklam standoff.

BJP Haryana manifesto: Sops for farmers, elderly

BJP Haryana manifesto: Sops for farmers, elderly

Rediff.com6 days ago

It also pledged to give interest free crop loan of up to Rs 3 lakh to farmers.

Pope elevates Kerala nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood

Pope elevates Kerala nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood

Rediff.com6 days ago

The event was also attended by Prince Charles.

Kashmir not raised or discussed at Modi-Xi summit: FS

Kashmir not raised or discussed at Modi-Xi summit: FS

Rediff.com7 days ago

India said a new mechanism will be set up for issues relating to trade and investment.

Gifts, beach stroll: Day 2 of Modi-Xi summit

Gifts, beach stroll: Day 2 of Modi-Xi summit

Rediff.com7 days ago

On Day 2 of the summit, Modi and Xi held a fresh round of one-on-one discussion at the Taj Fisherman's Cove Hotel.

PM calls summit a 'new era', Xi says had 'heart to heart' discussions

PM calls summit a 'new era', Xi says had 'heart to heart' discussions

Rediff.com7 days ago

The prime minister started off his remarks at the meeting in Tamil, welcoming China to the talks, which were held right after one-on-one discussions between Modi and Xi at the Taj Fisherman's Cove Hotel.

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

He was awarded the prize for his efforts to "achieve peace and international cooperation". Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.

How HDIL MD Sarang Wadhawan's party ended

How HDIL MD Sarang Wadhawan's party ended

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

Analysts say that PMC Bank case is only going to make matters worse for HDIL and the Wadhawans.

'Foresee turnaround in economy in 3 months'

'Foresee turnaround in economy in 3 months'

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

'Till now, we were under tremendous stress. The economy was not recovering, the financial cycle was not moving and the banks were not supporting.' 'With the government pumping in money to the banks and asking the NBFCs to give priority to the MSME sector, there will be a revival.'

Mutual fund investment: Buy, sell, or hold?

Mutual fund investment: Buy, sell, or hold?

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

Wondering if you did the right thing with your mutual fund investments?

Equity inflows slump 27% in September

Equity inflows slump 27% in September

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

In September, net equity inflows stood at Rs 6,609 crore, compared to Rs 9,152 crore in the previous month. In the last four months, this is the lowest net inflow tally seen by the equity category.

Explained: What ails India China relationship

Explained: What ails India China relationship

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

'A lack of strategic trust and the 'persistent security dilemma' prevails between India and China,' points out Dr Rup Narayan Das.

'Sky Is Pink required big stars'

'Sky Is Pink required big stars'

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

'There is never a safe choice in the movie business.' 'Everything is chance.'

Corruption cases: ED's conviction rate is pathetic

Corruption cases: ED's conviction rate is pathetic

Rediff.com9 Oct 2019

It has registered 2,000-plus money laundering cases and about 12,000 forex violation ones in the 14 years since it was established. Yet, its probes have resulted in no more than 13 convictions from nine cases of money laundering since 2005.

Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle

Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle

Rediff.com9 Oct 2019

Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government's move to promote them.

Air Force Day: Balakot heroes, Abhinandan soar high

Air Force Day: Balakot heroes, Abhinandan soar high

Rediff.com8 Oct 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of the Indian Air Force who shot down a Pakistan air force F-16 during a dogfight on February 27 earlier this year, flew a MiG-21 Bison aircraft during the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Base. Three Mirage 2000 aircraft and two Su-30MKI fighter aircraft also flew in the 'Avenger formation'. The planes are being flown by pilots who took part in Balakot airstrike. Here are highlights from the parade.

Rajnath calls on Macron; discusses India-France defence ties

Rajnath calls on Macron; discusses India-France defence ties

Rediff.com8 Oct 2019

"The meeting demonstrated the depth of India-France bilateral partnership, especially in the defence sector, that has significantly strengthened in recent times. Both leaders resolved to take the relationship to the next higher level," said a statement issued by the ministry after the 35-minute meeting.

Meet the law student who moved SC on Aarey

Meet the law student who moved SC on Aarey

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

'It was immoral to cut the trees at Aarey, says Delhi law student Rishav Ranjan.

6-person core group manipulated accounts at PMC Bank

6-person core group manipulated accounts at PMC Bank

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

Only when the RBI inspection started on September 19 did they realise that their game was up and one of them had sent a letter to the central bank, leading to the RBI crackdown, report Anup Roy and Subrata Panda.

Review: Is A9G Master Series Sony's best in India?

Review: Is A9G Master Series Sony's best in India?

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

A host of additional features makes the A9G more premium and very useful, says Veer Arjun Singh.

Stock advice: Readers' queries answered!

Stock advice: Readers' queries answered!

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

Ajit Mishra, Vice President, Research, Religare Broking, answers readers' queries on a weekly basis.

Abhinandan's squadron to be awarded unit citation

Abhinandan's squadron to be awarded unit citation

Rediff.com6 Oct 2019

The award is slated to be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar on October 8.

Patna flood: Doctors For You team offers medical care

Patna flood: Doctors For You team offers medical care

Rediff.com5 Oct 2019

Mumbai-based Doctors For You, a nation-wide humanitarian organisation which has provided services in several disasters in the last few years, started an OPD camp on September 30 just outside the Rajendra Nagar overbridge roundabout when practically the entire city was inundated.

Revealed: How PM planned demonetisation

Revealed: How PM planned demonetisation

Rediff.com4 Oct 2019

November 8 will mark three years after demonetisation. A K Bhattacharya reveals for the first time how the prime minister and the RBI worked together for months before Modi's 8 pm speech. A riveting excerpt from The Rise Of Goliath: Twelve Disruptions That Changed India.

5th T20I: Deepti, Radha shine as India women seal SA series

5th T20I: Deepti, Radha shine as India women seal SA series

Rediff.com3 Oct 2019

With two games being completely washed out, the series was extended from five to six matches and India needed to win on the day to seal the series.

Hockey: India men beat hosts Belgium 2-1; Women draw with Britain

Hockey: India men beat hosts Belgium 2-1; Women draw with Britain

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

Riding high on confidence after their 5-1 win over Spain in the third match of the Tour of Belgium, the Indian men's hockey team started on an attacking note against the hosts and earned a penalty corner in the 10th minute, which was duly converted by Rohidas to give his side the lead.

Bihar floods: Toll reaches 30, rescue ops gather pace

Bihar floods: Toll reaches 30, rescue ops gather pace

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

Twenty teams of the NDRF, comprising about 900 rescue persons, have been deployed in the state.

BSF jawan among 2 injured in Pak firing in Jammu

BSF jawan among 2 injured in Pak firing in Jammu

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

The mortar shelling and small arms firing from across the border was intense in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors along the LoC in Poonch district.

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