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IPL 2024: KKR pick SL pacer Chameera as replacement

IPL 2024: KKR pick SL pacer Chameera as replacement

Rediff.com1 days ago

KKR named Sri Lankan Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for England pacer Gus Atkinson for IPL 2024.

Champai Soren: Puppet Or Puppeteer?

Champai Soren: Puppet Or Puppeteer?

Rediff.com1 days ago

Pressure from the Soren clan is only one of the challenges Champai faces as he readies himself to helm the predominantly tribal state.

Bilkis convict moves HC for parole to attend niece's wedding

Bilkis convict moves HC for parole to attend niece's wedding

Rediff.com3 days ago

Rameshbhai Chandana approached the high court on Friday with a plea to be released on parole to attend his niece's wedding.

ED to quiz Naveen Patnaik's MLA in college land irregularities case

ED to quiz Naveen Patnaik's MLA in college land irregularities case

Rediff.com3 days ago

The probe agency has issued summons to Samal and his son Prayaskanti in connection with Barapada Engineering College land irregularities, they added.

AMAZING! The Class 9 Dropout Who Is Building Helicopters

AMAZING! The Class 9 Dropout Who Is Building Helicopters

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Just because of my background and poor academic qualifications, most people disbelieve what I have done.'

PIX: Rohit, Jadeja hit centuries; Sarfaraz shines on debut

PIX: Rohit, Jadeja hit centuries; Sarfaraz shines on debut

Rediff.com5 days ago

Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja slammed centuries under pressure in a 204-run partnership as India recovered from a jittery start to pile 326/5 on the opening day of the third Test.

Shivalika-Vipul's Lovely Love Story

Shivalika-Vipul's Lovely Love Story

Rediff.com5 days ago

'Society tends to get uncomfortable when a girl takes the initiative. But who cares? I proposed to him,' says Shivalika V Patel.

'If you meet Bilkis, you'd feel she has become a stone'

'If you meet Bilkis, you'd feel she has become a stone'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'She had the courage to not cow down before the entire law and order apparatus, to remain sane and human despite inhuman suffering meted out to her and her family.'

Guj moves SC for review of Bilkis verdict, wants removal of adverse remarks

Guj moves SC for review of Bilkis verdict, wants removal of adverse remarks

Rediff.com7 days ago

The Gujarat government has said the apex court's observation in the January 8 judgment, holding the state guilty of "usurpation of power" and "abuse of discretion" for complying with an order of another top court bench, was an "error apparent on the face of the record" primarily on three grounds.

Days after surrender, Bilkis Bano rapist out on 5-day parole

Days after surrender, Bilkis Bano rapist out on 5-day parole

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

Convict Pradip Modhiya, a resident of Dahod district, has been released from Godhra district jail on parole due to the death of his father-in-law.

FY24 direct tax to GDP ratio may be highest since FY01

FY24 direct tax to GDP ratio may be highest since FY01

Rediff.com7 Feb 2024

On the back of robust tax collection, the ratio of direct taxes to gross domestic product (GDP) this financial year is likely to be the highest in this century so far. This, along with strong goods and services tax (GST) collection, may drive up receipts from central taxes as a proportion of GDP to the highest level or close to the highest since 2008-09 despite subdued excise and customs duty receipts. This will be due also to lower nominal GDP projected in the first advance estimates for 2023-24.

The Politics Of The Bharat Ratna

The Politics Of The Bharat Ratna

Rediff.com6 Feb 2024

Most politicians and even non-politicians have been honoured because of what they were purported to be electorally worth for the ruling party of their time, argues N Sathiya Moorthy.

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.

Bharat Ratna to Advani emphasizes his role in BJP's rise

Bharat Ratna to Advani emphasizes his role in BJP's rise

Rediff.com3 Feb 2024

The Bharat Ratna for him comes nine years after the honour was bestowed on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The two leaders together spearheaded the journey of the Jana Sangh and then the BJP for over five decades.

ED moves court after Arvind Kejriwal skips 5th summons

ED moves court after Arvind Kejriwal skips 5th summons

Rediff.com3 Feb 2024

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra, who put up the matter for further hearing on February 7.

'You will see more Muslims getting ticket from BJP'

'You will see more Muslims getting ticket from BJP'

Rediff.com31 Jan 2024

'The tragedy with Indian Muslims is that they do politics from the heart, not from the head.'

'Israelis have no morals, no ethics'

'Israelis have no morals, no ethics'

Rediff.com29 Jan 2024

'How can you shoot somebody raising a white flag, even if he's a fighter, when he's surrendered?'

How India celebrated 1st Republic Day

How India celebrated 1st Republic Day

Rediff.com26 Jan 2024

Iconic public buildings, parks and railway stations dazzled with lights on the night of January 26, 1950 turning the capital city into a "fairyland".

FY24 per capita income growth may be one of lowest in 21 yrs

FY24 per capita income growth may be one of lowest in 21 yrs

Rediff.com24 Jan 2024

Growth rate in per capita income is projected to fall to the lowest in 21 years this financial year - except for the financial years 2019-20 (FY20) and 2020-21 (FY21) - according to the first advance estimates. During the last 21 years, the two periods - FY20 and FY21 - saw growth rates in per capita income lower than 7.9 per cent, seen during FY24. This was despite the real gross domestic product (GDP) being projected to grow by 7.3 per cent in the current financial year by the first advance estimates.

'Emotion is missing in today's times'

'Emotion is missing in today's times'

Rediff.com23 Jan 2024

'You have to fight your own battles and I fought mine.'

EPL: Brighton leapfrog Man United into seventh spot

EPL: Brighton leapfrog Man United into seventh spot

Rediff.com23 Jan 2024

Brighton midfielder James Milner, who made his Premier League debut in 2002 at age 16, passed Ryan Giggs into second in all-time league appearances on Monday with 633 matches. He needs 20 more to equal Gareth Barry's record.

From 1528 to 2024: A 500-year timeline of Ram temple

From 1528 to 2024: A 500-year timeline of Ram temple

Rediff.com22 Jan 2024

Here is the chronology of events in the Ayodhya Ram temple issue.

Bilkis Bano convicts surrender at Godhra jail

Bilkis Bano convicts surrender at Godhra jail

Rediff.com22 Jan 2024

The 11 convicts are Bakabhai Vohania, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Vohania, Govind Nai, Jaswant Nai, Mitesh Bhatt, Pradeep Mordhiya, Radheshyam Shah, Rajubhai Soni, Ramesh Chandana and Shailesh Bhatt.

PIX: Captain Rohit hits the nets

PIX: Captain Rohit hits the nets

Rediff.com21 Jan 2024

Ahead of the first Test against England, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has started sweating it out in the nets.

Why is India's cotton dream turning sour?

Why is India's cotton dream turning sour?

Rediff.com21 Jan 2024

A few days back, Atul Ganatra, president of the Cotton Association of India, presented a grim scenario of the crop's prospects in the 2024-25 season that starts in October. Addressing the association's annual general meeting, Ganatra said the area under the crop could go down by at least 10 per cent in the coming season due to falling yields and realisation, leading to farmers losing interest. The fear of a decline in acreage comes against the backdrop of India's cotton production probably falling to its lowest in a decade, according to estimates.

SC refuses to give Bilkis convicts more time to surrender

SC refuses to give Bilkis convicts more time to surrender

Rediff.com19 Jan 2024

A bench of Justices B V Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan said the reasons cited by the convicts have no merits.

U-19 World Cup: India eye winning start vs Bangladesh

U-19 World Cup: India eye winning start vs Bangladesh

Rediff.com19 Jan 2024

Having won their first trophy in 2002 under Mohammad Kaif, Indian teams have have since gone on to win the U-19 World Cup in 2008, 2012, 2018 and 2022.

5 Bilkis convicts move SC, seek more time to surrender

5 Bilkis convicts move SC, seek more time to surrender

Rediff.com18 Jan 2024

The top court on January 8 had quashed the Gujarat government's decision to grant remission to 11 convicts in the case, saying the orders were 'stereotyped' and passed without application of mind.

'Why are they interested only in Gujarat fake encounters?'

'Why are they interested only in Gujarat fake encounters?'

Rediff.com18 Jan 2024

The Gujarat government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the petitioners who have sought a probe into the alleged fake encounters in the state from 2002 to 2006 need to explain the reasons for their "selective public interest" in raising the issue.

Watch Konkona's Killer Magic On OTT

Watch Konkona's Killer Magic On OTT

Rediff.com18 Jan 2024

Some of her best films are not available on streaming platforms, but Deepa Gahlot looks at her Hindi cinema oeuvre on OTT.

Former tennis star Vicario given suspended jail term

Former tennis star Vicario given suspended jail term

Rediff.com17 Jan 2024

Former Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sanchez Vicario has been given a suspended jail term for fraud, a court in Barcelona said on Wednesday.

SIP Top-Ups Can Create More Wealth

SIP Top-Ups Can Create More Wealth

Rediff.com17 Jan 2024

SIP top-ups are especially beneficial for young investors, who may start with a small SIP installment and grow it over their working careers, says Dwaipayan Bose.

'This Is A Judgment For The Ages'

'This Is A Judgment For The Ages'

Rediff.com16 Jan 2024

'The Supreme Court has now demonstrated its capacity to right its own wrongs, and to place the rule of law above all else.'

Prabha Atre: The Hindustani vocalist who followed no tradition

Prabha Atre: The Hindustani vocalist who followed no tradition

Rediff.com13 Jan 2024

Prabha Atre, the woman who could have been lawyer, scientist or doctor but became a globally renowned Hindustani classical vocalist instead, died in her Pune home on Saturday hours before she was to leave for a concert in Mumbai. She was 92.

Doyenne of classical music Dr Prabha Atre dies at 92

Doyenne of classical music Dr Prabha Atre dies at 92

Rediff.com13 Jan 2024

Atre, a torch-bearer of the Kirana Gharana of Hindustani classical music, had been honoured with all three Padma awards by the Indian government.

Bilkis convicts must never be set free again: Eyewitness

Bilkis convicts must never be set free again: Eyewitness

Rediff.com12 Jan 2024

'All the convicts must be either hanged for or they must be kept behind bars for the remainder of their lives. Only then justice will be served'

David Miller picks ideal batting position for T20 World Cup

David Miller picks ideal batting position for T20 World Cup

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

South Africa batter David Miller picked his preferred spot in the Proteas T20 World Cup setup as well as what they need to do as a team in order to enjoy a successful tournament.

'Azaadi ka amrit kaal was used to grant remission to rapists'

'Azaadi ka amrit kaal was used to grant remission to rapists'

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

'I see this judgment as a chance to say 'Boo' to the dark. But we shouldn't lose sight of the larger darkness that we have to keep fighting in everyday ways.'

'Gujarat govt must give Bilkis Bano security'

'Gujarat govt must give Bilkis Bano security'

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

'I learnt today that Bilkis Bano had to change her house after these people were released as some of them lived in her vicinity.' 'This was an injustice to her, she had to do this under duress.'

'Why did the government go out on a limb for these 11 men?'

'Why did the government go out on a limb for these 11 men?'

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

'What did these men mean to the government? What does its support for these men say about this government?'

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