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'We have become passive consumers of hatred'

'We have become passive consumers of hatred'

Rediff.com2 hours ago

'The right wing has worked for 70-80 years at the grass roots before it burst onto social media.' 'Social media is an extension of its formidable work in society.' 'If you think you can fight them on social media, forget it. You can't.'

'I stayed like a common prisoner and did not ask for any privileges'

'I stayed like a common prisoner and did not ask for any privileges'

Rediff.com2 hours ago

'The place I used to sleep in the jail had a big window high up on the opposite side, where at sunrise and sunset time a bird would drop in every day.' 'It could be an eagle or a peacock. And sometimes a monkey.' 'Those moments calmed you, brought hope...'

Collegium elevates Bombay HC chief justice to SC

Collegium elevates Bombay HC chief justice to SC

Rediff.com4 hours ago

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the elevation of the Chief Justice of Bombay high court, Justice Dipankar Datta, as a judge of the apex court.

Kolkata Showers Jhulan With Love...

Kolkata Showers Jhulan With Love...

Rediff.com5 hours ago

India's legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami got a rousing reception after she landed in Kolkata on Monday.

We warned her multiple times: Deepti on controversial run out

We warned her multiple times: Deepti on controversial run out

Rediff.com22 hours ago

The dismissal reignited an intense debate over the 'spirit of the game'.

Activist Sandeep Pandey among 4 held in Guj ahead of march for Bilkis

Activist Sandeep Pandey among 4 held in Guj ahead of march for Bilkis

Rediff.com1 days ago

Police have detained social activist Sandeep Pandey and three others ahead of a foot march planned on Monday to express solidarity with Bilkis Bano, who was gang-raped and seven of her family members murdered during the 2002 Gujarat riots, police said.

Hope I was able to inspire next generation of girls: Jhulan

Hope I was able to inspire next generation of girls: Jhulan

Rediff.com1 days ago

Legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami hopes she has been successful in inspiring the next generation of players in India and the world to take up cricket.

'Jhulan will remain a benchmark for young cricketers'

'Jhulan will remain a benchmark for young cricketers'

Rediff.com2 days ago

The BCCI has described Jhulan Goswami's two decade-long international career as "monumental", saying an era has come to an end with the retirement of one of women's cricket's greatest players.

Jhulan bowls 10,000th ODI ball in India's controversial win

Jhulan bowls 10,000th ODI ball in India's controversial win

Rediff.com2 days ago

Jhulan Goswami, the leading wicket-taker in women's ODIs, bowed out of international cricket on Saturday at Lord's after bowling her 10,000th ball in One-day matches, as India completed a 3-0 series win over England with a controversial final wicket.

Fairy-tale farewell: India whitewash England in Jhulan's last waltz

Fairy-tale farewell: India whitewash England in Jhulan's last waltz

Rediff.com2 days ago

India Women beat England by 16 runs in the third and final ODI to record their first clean sweep in this country.

Chargesheet filed against Teesta for 'fabricating evidence' in Gujarat riots cases

Chargesheet filed against Teesta for 'fabricating evidence' in Gujarat riots cases

Rediff.com5 days ago

A special investigation team (SIT) on Wednesday submitted a charge sheet against activist Teesta Setalvad, retired director general of police R B Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in a case of alleged fabrication of evidence in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots cases.

'People of this country are not hardcore communal at all'

'People of this country are not hardcore communal at all'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'We are losing the battle of secularism, but we have not lost.'

'We are losing our independence more and more'

'We are losing our independence more and more'

Rediff.com19 Sep 2022

'Laws have been used in a way to serve the needs of the current regime and its authoritarian ideology.'

Modi turns 72, leads a busy day as wishes pour in

Modi turns 72, leads a busy day as wishes pour in

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

Wishing him, President Droupadi Murmu said the work for nation-building under his incomparable hardwork, dedication and creativity continue to advance.

The Very Best Of Shabana Azmi

The Very Best Of Shabana Azmi

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

On her 72nd birthday on September 18, Sukanya Verma gives three cheers to the legend and lists 20 of her stellar performances.

'BJP spent Rs 40-50 crore on each MLA'

'BJP spent Rs 40-50 crore on each MLA'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

'Since we defeated their evil designs on July 10, their poaching approach became more aggressive with using blackmail and money power as tools to finish off the political opposition in Goa.'

What Was The Secret Of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Success?

What Was The Secret Of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Success?

Rediff.com15 Sep 2022

His advice was to always start with small positions because we are bound to make mistakes; and remain humble because the markets can be merciless, remembers Debashis Basu.

Queen Rests At Westminster Hall

Queen Rests At Westminster Hall

Rediff.com15 Sep 2022

King Charles III led the procession of the coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state.

Delhi police has over 100 questions for Jacqueline Fernandez

Delhi police has over 100 questions for Jacqueline Fernandez

Rediff.com14 Sep 2022

The Delhi police has prepared a list of 100 odd questions that actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been asked to answer in the alleged Rs 200 crore scam.

London pulls out all stops for Queen's lying-in-state

London pulls out all stops for Queen's lying-in-state

Rediff.com14 Sep 2022

The UK capital on Wednesday unleashed a major operation to manage the several thousands of people expected to queue over the next few days to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state at Westminster Hall.

Mukul Rohatgi set to return as attorney general

Mukul Rohatgi set to return as attorney general

Rediff.com14 Sep 2022

Rohatgi was the country's attorney general from June 2014 to June 2017.

Movie Legend Jean-Luc Godard Passes Into The Ages

Movie Legend Jean-Luc Godard Passes Into The Ages

Rediff.com13 Sep 2022

The Godfather of French New Wave Cinema was 91.

Thousands queue to pay their respects to Queen

Thousands queue to pay their respects to Queen

Rediff.com13 Sep 2022

A ceremonial procession is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon that will see the coffin travel in a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, or the Houses of Parliament building.

'Gorbachev let the Soviet empire die'

'Gorbachev let the Soviet empire die'

Rediff.com12 Sep 2022

'It would be a huge mistake to think that Gorbachev's reforms did not achieve anything.' 'We all live in the world, which is in many respects a result of Glasnost and Perestroika.'

ED seizes Rs 17cr in 5 trunks from Kolkata businessman

ED seizes Rs 17cr in 5 trunks from Kolkata businessman

Rediff.com11 Sep 2022

Enforcement Directorate officials who recovered over Rs 17 crore from the residence of a businessman in Kolkata, found 10 trunks on the spot.

Why Owaisi wants weak PM and 'khichdi' govt in India

Why Owaisi wants weak PM and 'khichdi' govt in India

Rediff.com10 Sep 2022

A powerful PM is only helping the mighty, Owaisi said.

The Best 10 Films Ever!

The Best 10 Films Ever!

Rediff.com7 Sep 2022

Aseem Chhabra lists must watch films, many classics, some relatively new and several personal favourites.

Does Congress Matter Any Longer?

Does Congress Matter Any Longer?

Rediff.com7 Sep 2022

Every time we look at the Congress, its future, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, we find the situation more hopeless than even a few months earlier, observes Shekhar Gupta.

Bilkis Bano case: SC to hear pleas against release of 11 convicts on Friday

Bilkis Bano case: SC to hear pleas against release of 11 convicts on Friday

Rediff.com7 Sep 2022

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra has also filed a separate plea challenging the grant of remission to the convicts by the Gujarat government.

Centre puts onus on Punjab for delay in settling Sutlej-Yamuna canal dispute

Centre puts onus on Punjab for delay in settling Sutlej-Yamuna canal dispute

Rediff.com6 Sep 2022

The counsel for Punjab told a bench headed by Justice SK Kaul that the state government is very keen to resolve the issue amicably.

'Frugal management is essential for Indian companies'

'Frugal management is essential for Indian companies'

Rediff.com6 Sep 2022

'It leads to more investment, more money put in R&D, expansion and modernisation.'

Rajbhar's aide quits party with several others, levels serious allegations

Rajbhar's aide quits party with several others, levels serious allegations

Rediff.com5 Sep 2022

He claimed SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar has deviated from the party mission of working for the poor and deprived, and his only agenda is to collect money.

Activist Teesta Setalvad walks out of jail

Activist Teesta Setalvad walks out of jail

Rediff.com3 Sep 2022

She had been lodged in the Sabarmati Central jail in Ahmedabad since her arrest on June 26.

5 magical moments in Serena Williams' career

5 magical moments in Serena Williams' career

Rediff.com3 Sep 2022

Serena Williams' career has been so astonishing that it could fuel umpteen movies

SC grants interim bail to Setalvad, says Gujarat HC should've done it

SC grants interim bail to Setalvad, says Gujarat HC should've done it

Rediff.com2 Sep 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad, arrested on June 25 for allegedly fabricating evidence to frame 'innocent people' in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases.

MP tweaks rules, gangrape, terror convicts to stay in jail for life

MP tweaks rules, gangrape, terror convicts to stay in jail for life

Rediff.com2 Sep 2022

Amid the debate over the release of Bilkis Bano case convicts, the Madhya Pradesh government's proposed new policy provides for a life sentence till death for those held guilty for offences like gangrape and terrorist acts.

Why was Teesta's bail plea listed late, is it standard practice, SC asks Guj HC

Why was Teesta's bail plea listed late, is it standard practice, SC asks Guj HC

Rediff.com1 Sep 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday wondered why the Gujarat high court has listed the bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad for hearing on September 19, six weeks after it sent a notice to the state government seeking a response to her application, and asked the state to inform it by 2 pm on Friday about whether such a precedent existed there.

Rupee outperforms most EM peers as dollar surges to a 20-year high

Rupee outperforms most EM peers as dollar surges to a 20-year high

Rediff.com1 Sep 2022

If there was one event that made the month of August stand out, it was a strengthening of the dollar index to levels last seen only 20 years ago, as the Federal Reserve dispelled all doubts about its intention to continue raising interest rates. Predictably, most currencies suffered against the US unit, with the bulk of the losers belonging to the emerging markets pack. Amid the volatility, the rupee, however, has displayed significant resilience and fared much better than most of its peer currencies.

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Rediff.com31 Aug 2022

'When you're in Tolkien, you have the feeling of being in a world that wasn't invented, but one that was discovered or one that was sort of excavated. It feels like a real place. Like if you had a time machine, you could actually travel to Middle Earth and because of that, you are immersed in it when you go there.'

SC to hear bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad on Sep 1

SC to hear bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad on Sep 1

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia, which was to take up the plea for hearing at 3.45 pm, adjourned the matter to September 1 due to paucity of time.

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