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ED raids rose by 86 times under BJP government

ED raids rose by 86 times under BJP government

Rediff.com3 days ago

Searches conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the anti-money laundering law rose by 86 times while arrests and attachment of assets jumped by around 25 times in the 10 years since 2014 compared to the preceding nine-year period, according to official data.

Mandaviya expected to win maiden poll in Porbandar despite issues

Mandaviya expected to win maiden poll in Porbandar despite issues

Rediff.com3 days ago

This is Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's maiden Lok Sabha election, but political experts and voters feel he can easily win Porbandar seat in his home state Gujarat, despite the electorate facing some key issues like unemployment.

Ripley Review: Mind-Blowing!

Ripley Review: Mind-Blowing!

Rediff.com5 days ago

The show takes its own pace to pick up, but then when you least expect, it grabs you by the throat, notes Aseem Chhabra.

How Bayer Leverkusen won maiden Bundesliga crown unbeaten

How Bayer Leverkusen won maiden Bundesliga crown unbeaten

Rediff.com5 days ago

Bayer Leverkusen won their first trophy in 31 years with five matches left in the season, snapping Bayern Munich's 11-year stranglehold on the Bundesliga.

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.com13 Apr 2024

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.com12 Apr 2024

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.

If Kejriwal's Government Is Dismissed...

If Kejriwal's Government Is Dismissed...

Rediff.com9 Apr 2024

'Kejriwal could have easily deputed someone to step in as chief minister, but being the authoritative and self-centered personality that he is, he chose not to do it.' 'If the AAP loses Delhi, where it has a huge majority, the only one to blame would be Kejriwal,' asserts Ramesh Menon.

NCERT tweaks references to Babri Masjid, Gujarat riots, Hindutva

NCERT tweaks references to Babri Masjid, Gujarat riots, Hindutva

Rediff.com6 Apr 2024

Dropping references to the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the killing of Muslims in Gujarat riots and Hindutva, and tweaking the reference to Manipur's merger with India are among the latest set of revisions made public by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in its textbooks.

'Whether You Win Or Lose In War...'

'Whether You Win Or Lose In War...'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2024

'...It is important for you to take a stand.' 'It is a sin to remain silent when the basic structure of the Constitution is being attacked.'

'How can you call such an election free and fair?'

'How can you call such an election free and fair?'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2024

'The BJP is racing against its opponents by putting a chain on their legs.'

President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna on BJP veteran LK Advani

President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna on BJP veteran LK Advani

Rediff.com31 Mar 2024

The ceremony was attended by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and the family members of Advani, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a post on X.

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.

Mukhtar Ansari: A career in crime and politics

Mukhtar Ansari: A career in crime and politics

Rediff.com29 Mar 2024

The gangster-politician was booked in 65 criminal cases ranging from murder to extortion and was elected an MLA five times on the tickets of different political parties.

Desis Rally For Secular India

Desis Rally For Secular India

Rediff.com25 Mar 2024

The Constitution's Preamble says that we Indians have resolved to secure for Indians 'fraternity, assuring the dignity of the individual'. Fraternity can come only when we stand up for each other. The desis of the Boston South Asian Coalition actually attempt to do that, points out Aakar Patel.

ED must provide grounds of arrest in writing, says SC; rejects govt's plea

ED must provide grounds of arrest in writing, says SC; rejects govt's plea

Rediff.com22 Mar 2024

The top court had come down heavily on the ED and said it is not expected to be "vindictive" in its conduct and must act with utmost probity and fairness.

SC denies bail to K Kavitha in Delhi excise scam case

SC denies bail to K Kavitha in Delhi excise scam case

Rediff.com22 Mar 2024

The bench said it is not going into the merit of the case at the moment.

Sabalenka devastated by ex-boyfriend's apparent suicide

Sabalenka devastated by ex-boyfriend's apparent suicide

Rediff.com21 Mar 2024

Koltsov's death sent a shockwave through the Miami Open where Sabalenka is scheduled to play her opening match

PIX: Halep loses in comeback match!

PIX: Halep loses in comeback match!

Rediff.com20 Mar 2024

Paula Badosa spoiled Simona Halep's return from a doping ban.

Now, no need to visit bank to update KYC

Now, no need to visit bank to update KYC

Rediff.com20 Mar 2024

Bank account holders are no longer required to visit their bank branches to update 'know your customer' (KYC) details provided they have already submitted valid documents and not changed their address, the RBI has said. Instead, if there is no change in KYC information, they can submit a self-declaration through email-id, registered mobile number, ATMs, or any other digital channels. Following up on Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das stating that banks should not insist on branch visits for KYC updation, the central bank on Thursday issued guidelines for the same.

Ice Hockey star, Sabalenka's boyfriend Koltsov dies at 42

Ice Hockey star, Sabalenka's boyfriend Koltsov dies at 42

Rediff.com19 Mar 2024

Renowned for his speed on the ice, Koltsov won the Russian Super League title with Salavat Yulaev in 2008 and more recently returned to the club as an assistant coach.

Another Bilkis convict seeks SC review of remission verdict

Another Bilkis convict seeks SC review of remission verdict

Rediff.com19 Mar 2024

The review plea filed by Ramesh Rupabhai Chandana said the top court erred while passing the impugned order and overruling judgment dated May 13, 2022, passed by another bench of the apex court.

Who is Nayab Singh Saini, the new CM of Haryana

Who is Nayab Singh Saini, the new CM of Haryana

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

Saini, 54, a low profile OBC leader, rose through the ranks in the party and was unanimously elected as the leader of the state BJP's legislature group at a meeting held in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Will She Be Bollywood's Next Star?

Will She Be Bollywood's Next Star?

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

There's a new actor in town, and Shraddha Kapoor is particularly excited about it!

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.

Former SC judge AM Khanwilkar sworn in as Lokpal chairperson

Former SC judge AM Khanwilkar sworn in as Lokpal chairperson

Rediff.com10 Mar 2024

The Lokpal was functioning without its regular chief since Pinaki Chandra Ghose completed his term on May 27, 2022.

ED arrests Lalu Prasad's close aide Subhash Yadav in sand mining case

ED arrests Lalu Prasad's close aide Subhash Yadav in sand mining case

Rediff.com10 Mar 2024

ED officials said that Subhash was produced before a special PMLA court on Sunday morning and was sent to judicial custody.

PIX: Anderson first pace bowler to take 700 Test wickets

PIX: Anderson first pace bowler to take 700 Test wickets

Rediff.com9 Mar 2024

The 41-year-old England pacer achieved the landmark in his 187th Test, when he got Kuldeep Yadav caught behind.

Miss World: Hey Sini, Neha Has a Message For You!

Miss World: Hey Sini, Neha Has a Message For You!

Rediff.com8 Mar 2024

Neha Dhupia shares a beautiful message for Sini Shetty, who represents India at Miss World 2024 pageant.

22 years after 2002 riots, Gulbarg society witnesses wedding

22 years after 2002 riots, Gulbarg society witnesses wedding

Rediff.com6 Mar 2024

Several family members of Rafiq Mansuri, his friends, former neighbours and acquaintances gathered on Monday for the 'haldi' ceremony of his 19-year-old daughter Misbah at his residence in Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society, which was largely abandoned after the 2002 massacre.

No praise enough for Ashwin: Rohit

No praise enough for Ashwin: Rohit

Rediff.com6 Mar 2024

No praise is enough for Ravichandran Ashwin, said India captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday as he lauded the senior off-spinner ahead of his 100 Tests, calling him a "rare" talent who has contributed consistently to the team's success.

Will Amethi witness Smriti vs Rahul again? UP Cong leader says...

Will Amethi witness Smriti vs Rahul again? UP Cong leader says...

Rediff.com6 Mar 2024

Gandhi, a former Congress president, represented Amethi in Parliament from 2002 till 2019.

Rajbhar, Jayant's MLA inducted into Yogi cabinet ahead of LS polls

Rajbhar, Jayant's MLA inducted into Yogi cabinet ahead of LS polls

Rediff.com5 Mar 2024

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, Rashtriya Lok Dal's Anil Kumar and two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were sworn in on Tuesday as Yogi Adityanath expanded his council of ministers, weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

How Zaheer Khan influenced James Anderson

How Zaheer Khan influenced James Anderson

Rediff.com28 Feb 2024

James Anderson, England's greatest fast bowler with an unparalleled longevity and nearly 1000 international wickets, says he has learned a few elements of pace bowling, including reverse swing, from Indian great Zaheer Khan.

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

NIA charges 3 Pak handlers among 5 Lashkar men with Rajouri terror attack

NIA charges 3 Pak handlers among 5 Lashkar men with Rajouri terror attack

Rediff.com26 Feb 2024

The final report against a juvenile who was also apprehended in the case will be submitted to the Juvenile Justice Board in Rajouri, a spokesperson of the federal agency said.

BJP firms up alliance with GK Vasan's party in Tamil Nadu

BJP firms up alliance with GK Vasan's party in Tamil Nadu

Rediff.com26 Feb 2024

The BJP state unit hailed Vasan and said his advice will be used in the coming days to guide the alliance.

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.

Ex-Maha CM, LS speaker Manohar Joshi passes away

Ex-Maha CM, LS speaker Manohar Joshi passes away

Rediff.com24 Feb 2024

His political career began with his involvement in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and he later became a member of the Shiv Sena.

IPL 2024: KKR pick SL pacer Chameera as replacement

IPL 2024: KKR pick SL pacer Chameera as replacement

Rediff.com19 Feb 2024

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.com19 Feb 2024

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

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