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Ex-babus ask SC to withdraw remarks in Gujarat riots case, order Teesta's release

Ex-babus ask SC to withdraw remarks in Gujarat riots case, order Teesta's release

Rediff.com7 hours ago

A group of noted former civil servants on Wednesday sought withdrawal of the Supreme Court's "gratuitous observations" against social activist Teesta Sitalvad and others while upholding the SIT's clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 communal riots in the state.

Beware, The Meddling Of Koshyari

Beware, The Meddling Of Koshyari

Rediff.com10 hours ago

In Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has done pretty much as he liked, observes Aditi Phadnis.

Can Modi Unite The Opposition?

Can Modi Unite The Opposition?

Rediff.com16 hours ago

If there is unity in the Opposition, it is only about regional parties other than the DMK not wanting Rahul Gandhi or any other Congress leader for prime minister, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

Neha Dhupia's Mommy Magic!

Neha Dhupia's Mommy Magic!

Rediff.com1 days ago

'It's amazing how the mommy brain can do so many things at the same time.'

Some members of judiciary have 'let us down': Sibal

Some members of judiciary have 'let us down': Sibal

Rediff.com3 days ago

Sibal also said the present dispensation wants an 'Opposition-mukt Bharat' not just a 'Congress-mukt Bharat'.

Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar remanded in judicial custody in Gujarat riots case

Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar remanded in judicial custody in Gujarat riots case

Rediff.com4 days ago

The two were produced before metropolitan magistrate SP Patel after their police custody ended.

Uddhav's challenge: Keeping Sena flock together, rebuilding party

Uddhav's challenge: Keeping Sena flock together, rebuilding party

Rediff.com6 days ago

Thackeray, considered a soft-spoken man vis-a-vis his aggressive father, took oath as the 18th chief minister under the tripartite alliance in November 2019, the first in his family to hold a public office.

'The government says what we do is fine and everybody must accept it'

'The government says what we do is fine and everybody must accept it'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'They don't want anybody to stand up and support the vulnerable sections of society who may be targeted.'

Uddhav Thackeray: A shy politician who tried bold gamble

Uddhav Thackeray: A shy politician who tried bold gamble

Rediff.com7 days ago

It will be interesting to see if Thackeray now succeeds in reviving the fortunes of his weakened party.

India slams UN human rights body's remarks against Setalvad's arrest

India slams UN human rights body's remarks against Setalvad's arrest

Rediff.com7 days ago

The UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has voiced concern over the arrest and detention of social activist Setalvad and called for her immediate release.

Venugopal agrees to continue as A-G for 3 more months

Venugopal agrees to continue as A-G for 3 more months

Rediff.com7 days ago

Senior advocate K K Venugopal has agreed to continue as the attorney general for India for three more months following a request by the central government, government sources said.

'What hurts most is when people pity me'

'What hurts most is when people pity me'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'It is important to understand that the disability is not in the person.' 'The problem lies in societal attitude and the discriminatory treatment given to disabled people in our country.'

'Absolute hypocrisy': Activists on PM's pledge to protect free speech at G7

'Absolute hypocrisy': Activists on PM's pledge to protect free speech at G7

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

'On the international platform, the prime minister is talking about freedom of speech and he should be ashamed of it'

4 dead as ONGC chopper falls into sea off Mumbai coast

4 dead as ONGC chopper falls into sea off Mumbai coast

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

An ONGC helicopter carrying nine persons including two pilots, on Tuesday fell into the sea while attempting to land on a company's rig in the Arabian Sea, the company said, adding that six persons have so far been rescued.

Ambani charts succession plan; hands over telecom business to son Akash

Ambani charts succession plan; hands over telecom business to son Akash

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

Mukesh Ambani has resigned from the board of his group's telecom arm, Reliance Jio and handed over the reins of the company to elder son Akash, a step seen as succession planning by the 65-year old billionaire. In a stock exchange filing, Reliance Jio Infocomm said the company's board at a meeting on June 27, "approved the appointment of Akash M Ambani, non-executive director, as chairman of the board of directors of the company." This comes after his father resigned with effect from close of working hours on June 27, it said.

The Big Daddy of SUVs at Rs 11.49 Lakh!

The Big Daddy of SUVs at Rs 11.49 Lakh!

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

The all-new Scorpio N will not have any component from the current Scorpio, which will now be sold as the Scorpio Classic, reports Rajesh Karkera.

Will Modi ever be held accountable for 2002 Gujarat riots, asks Congress

Will Modi ever be held accountable for 2002 Gujarat riots, asks Congress

Rediff.com27 Jun 2022

The Congress on Monday termed as "deeply disappointing" the Supreme Court ruling upholding the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 communal riots, and asked whether Modi and the state government will ever be held accountable.

Why is Madhavan in a FIX?

Why is Madhavan in a FIX?

Rediff.com27 Jun 2022

Dr S Nambi Narayanan, the retired Indian Space Research Organisation scientist whose bio-pic the film is, has tested positive for COVID-19.

'Shah Rukh was what Ranveer is like today'

'Shah Rukh was what Ranveer is like today'

Rediff.com27 Jun 2022

'Ranveer Singh is very lively on the sets. You don't feel the pressure when he's there.'

Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar sent to police custody till July 2

Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar sent to police custody till July 2

Rediff.com26 Jun 2022

A court in Ahmedabad on Sunday remanded social activist Teesta Setalvad and former state director general of police R B Sreekumar in police custody till July 2 in a case of fabricating evidence to frame innocent persons in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots.

ATS DIG-led SIT to probe case against Setalvad, ex-IPS officers

ATS DIG-led SIT to probe case against Setalvad, ex-IPS officers

Rediff.com26 Jun 2022

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), to be headed by a deputy inspector general (DIG) of Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), will probe the case against activist Teesta Setalvad and former Indian Police Service officers R B Sreekumar and Sanjiv Bhatt who have been accused of abusing the process of law by fabricating evidence to frame innocent people in connection with the 2002 Gujarat communal riots, a senior official said on Sunday.

Teesta Setalvad handed over to Ahmedabad crime branch, arrest likely

Teesta Setalvad handed over to Ahmedabad crime branch, arrest likely

Rediff.com26 Jun 2022

After her detention on Saturday, she had been taken to the Santacruz police station in Mumbai for informing the local police about her detention.

Activist Teesta Setalvad detained day after SC ruling on 2002 riots

Activist Teesta Setalvad detained day after SC ruling on 2002 riots

Rediff.com25 Jun 2022

The action came after Amit Shah accused Teesta of giving baseless information to the police about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Like Lord Shiva drank poison, Modi endured pain: Shah on Gujarat riots ruling

Like Lord Shiva drank poison, Modi endured pain: Shah on Gujarat riots ruling

Rediff.com25 Jun 2022

'Modiji did not say anything so that there was no influence. He endured all this silently'

'PM should resist bureaucratic influence'

'PM should resist bureaucratic influence'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2022

'It seems the action against Nupur was because the vice president was in Qatar and officials in his secretariat did not want any embarrassment.'

Disappointed by SC verdict on plea against clean chit to Modi: Jafri's son

Disappointed by SC verdict on plea against clean chit to Modi: Jafri's son

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

Ehsan Jafri was killed during the riots. Zakia Jafri, his wife, had filed the petition challenging the special investigation team's report giving a clean chit to Modi and 63 others.

Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

Two women candidates; Lok Sabha Speakers; Chief Justices; A Chief Election Commissioner; drafters of the Constitution; the RBI's first Indian governor; a farm leader who unsuccessfully contested four times; an iconic Bharata Natyam dancer...

Inaction of some officials no pointer to conspiracy: SC on Gujarat riots

Inaction of some officials no pointer to conspiracy: SC on Gujarat riots

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

The inaction or failure of some officials of one section of the administration cannot be the basis to infer a pre-planned criminal conspiracy by the authorities or to term it as a state-sponsored crime against the minority community, the Supreme Court said on Friday while upholding the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 riots.

2002 riots: SC heaps praises on SIT probe that exonerated Modi

2002 riots: SC heaps praises on SIT probe that exonerated Modi

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday appreciated the Special Investigation Team for the 'indefatigable work' done in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, saying it has come out with 'flying colours unscathed' and there is no hesitation in accepting its opinion that no case has been made out to indicate a larger conspiracy to cause or precipitate mass violence against the minority community in the state.

Timeline: Zakia Jafri's 20-year-long legal battle

Timeline: Zakia Jafri's 20-year-long legal battle

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

Following is the timeline of events in the case in which the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 riots in the state.

Gujarat riots: SC rejects Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi

Gujarat riots: SC rejects Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar upheld the Special Metropolitan Magistrate's order rejecting Jafri's protest petition against the closure report filed by the SIT.

Why India Needs A President Like A P J Abdul Kalam

Why India Needs A President Like A P J Abdul Kalam

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

'Dr Kalam never felt or behaved like a President during his entire tenure of five years as the President.' 'Not even a single day, he felt he was the first citizen of India, or someone different from the others, or the President of India.'

'He was not there to earn money, position or power'

'He was not there to earn money, position or power'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

'He always used to say, 'I have taken up this post to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and I will do it during the time I am here'.'

After 35 hours of grilling, ED summons Rahul Gandhi for day 5 of questioning

After 35 hours of grilling, ED summons Rahul Gandhi for day 5 of questioning

Rediff.com20 Jun 2022

The fourth day of questioning was deferred from June 17 to this day after Gandhi requested the agency for postponing the session as he wanted to be with his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in hospital, where she is admitted for post-Covid issues.

Portions on 2002 riots, Emergency, Mughals removed from Class 12 books

Portions on 2002 riots, Emergency, Mughals removed from Class 12 books

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

The NCERT has cited 'overlapping' and 'irrelevant' as reasons for dropping those portions from the syllabus.

Indians' funds in Swiss banks soars by 50% to over Rs 30,000 cr

Indians' funds in Swiss banks soars by 50% to over Rs 30,000 cr

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

Funds parked by Indian individuals and firms in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches and other financial institutions, jumped to a 14-year-high of 3.83 billion Swiss francs (over Rs 30,500 crore) in 2021 on a sharp surge in holdings via securities and similar instruments while customer deposits rose as well, annual data from Switzerland's central bank showed on Thursday.

Day 3: ED grills Rahul for 8 hrs, summons him again on Friday

Day 3: ED grills Rahul for 8 hrs, summons him again on Friday

Rediff.com15 Jun 2022

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday for the third consecutive day of questioning in the National Herald money laundering case, with the agency seeking answers on decisions taken with regard to the media organisation and its owner Young Indian.

ED grills Rahul Gandhi for 11 hours on 2nd day, calls him again on Wednesday

ED grills Rahul Gandhi for 11 hours on 2nd day, calls him again on Wednesday

Rediff.com15 Jun 2022

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned for over eight hours by the Enforcement Directorate for the second consecutive day in the National Herald money-laundering probe and was again summoned on Wednesday, even as the opposition party continued its protests and sparred with the BJP, accusing it of conspiring to defame the Gandhi family through the ''false'' case.

Rahul Gandhi quizzed by ED for 2nd consecutive day

Rahul Gandhi quizzed by ED for 2nd consecutive day

Rediff.com14 Jun 2022

While agency sources informed that Gandhi recorded his statement and checked its transcript minutely, Congress leaders said the investigators took multiple breaks during his questioning

Reliance/Shell dispute: Govt loses $111 mn arbitration case

Reliance/Shell dispute: Govt loses $111 mn arbitration case

Rediff.com12 Jun 2022

The government has lost its appeal in the English High Court against a $111 million arbitration award in favour of Reliance Industries Ltd and Shell in a cost recovery dispute in the western offshore Panna-Mukta and Tapti oil and gas fields. High Court judge Ross Cranston on June 9, 2022 ruled that the government should have brought its objections over the arbitration tribunal not meeting the required thresholds, when issuing the 2021 award earlier, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Rejecting the government's arguments, the court said the objections are barred by an English law principle whereby a party cannot raise matters in new proceedings that could have been raised in earlier proceedings.

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