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Why Is The BJP Talking About Stability?

Why Is The BJP Talking About Stability?

Rediff.com6 hours ago

'What should surprise BJP supporters is Modi's call for 'stability' at the manifesto launch, a theme that he and his team members had not touched ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and 2019.' 'The last time the party called for 'stability at the Centre' was in 1998 and 1999,' recalls N Sathiya Moorthy.

India lost 2.33 mn hectares of tree cover since 2000, says report

India lost 2.33 mn hectares of tree cover since 2000, says report

Rediff.com2 days ago

Between 2001 and 2022, it said, forests in India emitted 51 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year and removed 141 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year. This represents a net carbon sink of 89.9 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year.

Omar Abdullah to contest LS poll from Baramulla

Omar Abdullah to contest LS poll from Baramulla

Rediff.com3 days ago

The junior Abdullah would be banking heavily on Shia support as the constituency has many Shia dominated areas that include Budgam, Beerwah, Pattan, Sonawari and Bandipora, among other pockets.

'I Decided Enough Of The Congress!'

'I Decided Enough Of The Congress!'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2024

'After giving my own money to this party, I was insulted.'' 'Neither this party nor its leaders have no respect for women.'

What's BJP's Game Plan In Haryana?

What's BJP's Game Plan In Haryana?

Rediff.com30 Mar 2024

When the assembly election comes around later this year with Nayab Singh Saini, from the OBCs, at the helm, the sense of victimhood non-Jats feel will propel the BJP into power again, predicts Aditi Phadnis.

Djokovic splits with coach Ivanisevic

Djokovic splits with coach Ivanisevic

Rediff.com27 Mar 2024

Ivanisevic joined Djokovic's team in 2019 and helped the 36-year-old win nine Grand Slam titles.

Madgaon Express Review: Silly Done Right

Madgaon Express Review: Silly Done Right

Rediff.com22 Mar 2024

Madgaon Express understands its charm lies in its inherent silliness and then works around as pure unadulterated entertainment, which makes it imminently watchable, raves Mayus Sanap.

UNGA: India abstains on Pak's resolution against 'Islamophobia'

UNGA: India abstains on Pak's resolution against 'Islamophobia'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2024

India abstained in the United Nations General Assembly on a draft resolution introduced by Pakistan and co-sponsored by China on Islamophobia, asserting that the prevalence of 'religiophobia' against Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and other faiths facing violence and discrimination must also be acknowledged rather than singling out just one religion.

'Congress is far away from the sentiments of people'

'Congress is far away from the sentiments of people'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2024

'The people of Gujarat understood this a long time ago and has since been rejecting the party and its programmes.'

How Aamir Celebrated His Birthday

How Aamir Celebrated His Birthday

Rediff.com14 Mar 2024

Aamir Khan turned 59 on March 14, and celebrated his birthday by cutting a cake with the media.

IAF's Tejas aircraft crashes on way back from war game witnessed by PM

IAF's Tejas aircraft crashes on way back from war game witnessed by PM

Rediff.com13 Mar 2024

The pilot ejected safely and a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, the IAF said in a brief statement.

Will BJP commit to 3% of GDP for defence spending?

Will BJP commit to 3% of GDP for defence spending?

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

Neither the BJP, nor the Congress before it, made any manifesto commitments on defence spending, even though allocations have plummeted from 4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the late 1980s to less than 2 per cent today, points out Ajai Shukla.

At 39, Modi Knew Ayodhya's Value For The BJP's Future

At 39, Modi Knew Ayodhya's Value For The BJP's Future

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

Gujarat was labelled Hindutva's crucible and Modi was to become the chief 'chemist'. A revealing political saga excerpted from Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay's The Demolition, the Verdict and the Temple: The Definitive Book on the Ram Mandir Project.

Will Odisha Show Faith In Naveen Patnaik Again?

Will Odisha Show Faith In Naveen Patnaik Again?

Rediff.com11 Mar 2024

The 78-year-old Naveen is on the cusp of creating history. He must win the forthcoming Assembly polls to become India's longest-serving chief minister, a record held by Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling.

SRK, Salman, Aamir Dance To Naatu Naatu

SRK, Salman, Aamir Dance To Naatu Naatu

Rediff.com4 Mar 2024

The Who's Who of the showbiz world attended Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar.

IPL 2024: Franklin set to replace Steyn as SRH bowling coach

IPL 2024: Franklin set to replace Steyn as SRH bowling coach

Rediff.com3 Mar 2024

Dale Steyn requested Sunrisers Hyderabad to give him a break for this season owing to personal reasons.

Priscilla to Poor Things On OTT This Week

Priscilla to Poor Things On OTT This Week

Rediff.com1 Mar 2024

There's a spate of book-to-screen adaptations dominating OTT streaming this week. Sukanya Verma lists her recommendations.

Laapataa Ladies Review: Cheerful Ode To Sisterhood

Laapataa Ladies Review: Cheerful Ode To Sisterhood

Rediff.com29 Feb 2024

Laapataa Ladies is gentle yet firm in calling out the hypocrisies colouring everyday mindsets and prejudices without acquiring the high-handedness of a crusader, observes Sukanya Verma.

Ashwin, Meet India's 100 Test Club

Ashwin, Meet India's 100 Test Club

Rediff.com28 Feb 2024

As Ravichandran Ashwin prepares to step onto the field for his 100th Test in the upcoming Dharamsala fixture on March 7, he is poised to join a prestigious group of 14 Indian cricketers

Coming Movies In March

Coming Movies In March

Rediff.com26 Feb 2024

After the lull in January and February when only a handful of movies hit the screens, it's going to be a rather crowded March in the theatres.

Delhi police arrest banned SIMI operative on the run for 22 years

Delhi police arrest banned SIMI operative on the run for 22 years

Rediff.com25 Feb 2024

According to the police, Hanif Sheikh was declared a proclaimed offender in 2002 and has been absconding for the last 22 years.

500 Wickets Club Welcomes Ashwin

500 Wickets Club Welcomes Ashwin

Rediff.com16 Feb 2024

He is the ninth bowler and fifth spinner to complete the feat in Tests.

The Most FANTASTIC Pix You Will See!

The Most FANTASTIC Pix You Will See!

Rediff.com15 Feb 2024

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the winners for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.

Former India player Anshuman Gaekwad battling cancer

Former India player Anshuman Gaekwad battling cancer

Rediff.com14 Feb 2024

Diagnosed in June last year, Gaekwad has navigated the challenges of treatment, spending considerable time in and out of hospitals.

Rs 15 Trillion In Direct Taxes Comes Via Automatic Route

Rs 15 Trillion In Direct Taxes Comes Via Automatic Route

Rediff.com14 Feb 2024

96 per cent is being collected through TDS, advance tax, self-assessment tax, and other receipts.

Meet Kiran Rao-Aamir Khan's Phool

Meet Kiran Rao-Aamir Khan's Phool

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

'I watched Sui Dhaaga, Balika Badhu and Bhojpuri women's videos to see how the women are there because this is the story of 2001 and I am born in 2007.'

Art 370 repeal, women's quota, security breach among key highlights of 17th LS

Art 370 repeal, women's quota, security breach among key highlights of 17th LS

Rediff.com10 Feb 2024

It also saw the suspension of 100 members in a span of four days for unruly conduct and a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack.

Bharat Ratna recipients' tally touches 53, maximum awardees in 2024

Bharat Ratna recipients' tally touches 53, maximum awardees in 2024

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

Till now, the maximum Bharat Ratnas were awarded in 1999 when four recipients were given the coveted award.

Stop Displaying 'Army' On Private Vehicles

Stop Displaying 'Army' On Private Vehicles

Rediff.com8 Feb 2024

Displaying 'ARMY' on private transport is an attempt to milk the respect and reverence that the common citizen has for a person in the armed forces, observes Colonel K Thammayya Udupa (retd). By writing 'ARMY' and displaying regimental insignias, we expect a few misdemeanours to be overlooked.

The Politics of Population

The Politics of Population

Rediff.com6 Feb 2024

In the Interim Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that a high power committee would be set up to consider the challenges arising from 'fast population grown and demographic changes.' 'But who wants data? It pays to feed people's fears, insecurities and apprehensions. If such fears don't exist, they must be created,' her husband Parakala Prabhakar says in this fascinating excerpt from his book, The Crooked Timber of New India: Essays on a Republic in Crisis.

The Mystery of ZEE and DIIs

The Mystery of ZEE and DIIs

Rediff.com6 Feb 2024

Why are DIIs holding such a high stake in Zee, which is beset with alleged governance issues? Perhaps they think Zee is a deep-value stock, observes Debashis Basu.

Centre empowers states, UTs to ban SIMI under UAPA

Centre empowers states, UTs to ban SIMI under UAPA

Rediff.com5 Feb 2024

On January 29, the Central government had extended the ban imposed on the SIMI for five more years.

SA debutant skipper Neil Brand scripts history

SA debutant skipper Neil Brand scripts history

Rediff.com5 Feb 2024

South Africa's skipper Neil Brand made history on Monday, securing the best bowling figures by a bowler on his Test debut while leading the side.

Nehru to Advani: Full list of Bharat Ratna awardees

Nehru to Advani: Full list of Bharat Ratna awardees

Rediff.com3 Feb 2024

The last Bharat Ratna award was conferred upon Pranab Mukherjee in 2019 and was posthumously awarded to Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh. The award was not given to anyone between 2020 and 2023.

Won't give even a single LS seat to Congress in Bengal: Mamata

Won't give even a single LS seat to Congress in Bengal: Mamata

Rediff.com31 Jan 2024

The feisty TMC boss also accused the CPI-M of ruining her party's relationship with the Congress, its ally in the Opposition bloc INDIA at the national level.

Tortured by police to accept link with Oppn parties, Parl accused tell court

Tortured by police to accept link with Oppn parties, Parl accused tell court

Rediff.com31 Jan 2024

The submission was made before additional sessions judge Hardeep Kaur, who extended the judicial custody of all the six accused till March 1.

Govt extends ban on terror group SIMI for 5 years

Govt extends ban on terror group SIMI for 5 years

Rediff.com29 Jan 2024

The Centre on Monday extended the ban on terrorist group Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for five years for its involvement in fomenting terrorism and disturbing peace and communal harmony in the country.

The Best Political Biopic? VOTE!

The Best Political Biopic? VOTE!

Rediff.com29 Jan 2024

Deepa Gahlot lists Hindi biopics about Indian political leaders: Some worked, some did not, but they managed to avoid controversy.

Panel led by Maha Speaker Narwekar to review anti-defection law: LS Speaker

Panel led by Maha Speaker Narwekar to review anti-defection law: LS Speaker

Rediff.com28 Jan 2024

Birla said Narwekar will head the committee that will be formed to review the anti-defection law.

Xavi to leave Barca at the end of the season

Xavi to leave Barca at the end of the season

Rediff.com28 Jan 2024

'But I think it is time. I'm not driven by financial matters, but by my heart. I think it's the best thing for the club. I don't want to be a problem for the club in my heart.'

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