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How can Hindutva be compared to ISIS?

How can Hindutva be compared to ISIS?

Rediff.com1 days ago

Irrespective of their voting preferences, most voters would find this comparison with ISIS revolting. More specifically, would it persuade anybody who voted for Narendra Modi to change her or his mind? asks Shekhar Gupta.

Can new Gujarat Congress chief help party dethrone BJP in 2022?

Can new Gujarat Congress chief help party dethrone BJP in 2022?

Rediff.com4 days ago

An OBC leader, Thakor, who has good oratory skills, will have to take along all factions in the state unit while taking on the well-organised BJP which has been in power in the state from 1998.

'A change of guard is badly needed'

'A change of guard is badly needed'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'In Bengal it is a very sad way in which the party is faring. I don't have high hopes.'

'Mamata will ruin the country'

'Mamata will ruin the country'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'She has just one objective. To win the next election. Nothing else matters.'

Question on Guj riots in Std 12 term exam irks CBSE

Question on Guj riots in Std 12 term exam irks CBSE

Rediff.com6 days ago

The Central Board of Secondary Education class 12 sociology paper held on Wednesday asked students to name the party under which the 'anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002' took place, a question the board later said was 'inappropriate' and against its guidelines.

No material to show larger conspiracy in 2002 Guj riots, SIT tells SC

No material to show larger conspiracy in 2002 Guj riots, SIT tells SC

Rediff.com6 days ago

There was no material to substantiate claims of any larger conspiracy in the 2002 Gujarat riots and the idea behind alleging that the violence was state-sponsored is to keep the 'pot boiling' which showed 'sinister signs,' the special investigation team told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

New crypto Bill to be introduced after Cabinet nod: Sitharaman

New crypto Bill to be introduced after Cabinet nod: Sitharaman

Rediff.com7 days ago

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government is working out a new Bill on cryptocurrency which will be placed in the ongoing session of Parliament after approval of the Union Cabinet. The ongoing winter session is scheduled to end on December 23. Replying to a series of questions in the Rajya Sabha, she said the new Bill takes into account the rapidly changing dimensions in virtual currency space, and incorporate features of the earlier Bill that could not be taken up.

Uttarakhand: BJP devises multi-pronged strategy to beat anti-incumbency

Uttarakhand: BJP devises multi-pronged strategy to beat anti-incumbency

Rediff.com7 days ago

The BJP is beating the development drum this time more loudly to overcome many other hurdles besides anti-incumbency. While the party is claiming it is looking for a much bigger victory than in 2017, BJP observers are not too sure about it, reports Shishir Prashant.

My Mother-In-Law Zakia Jafri's 20 Year Wait For Justice

My Mother-In-Law Zakia Jafri's 20 Year Wait For Justice

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

Every February 28th, Zakia Jafri relives the agony of witnessing the brutal massacre of her husband, former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, along with scores of other women and children. Despite deteriorating health, her hope that those responsible will be brought to justice, remains strong, notes Najid Hussain.

Gujarat riots perpetrated through design: Zakia Jafri tells SC

Gujarat riots perpetrated through design: Zakia Jafri tells SC

Rediff.com23 Nov 2021

Terming the 2002 incidents of Godhra and subsequent riots as a "national tragedy of gargantuan proportions", Sibal said the petitioner is concerned with how the majesty of the law will deal with such issues when men "behave like animals".

9/11: 20 Years Later, A Father Mourns A Dead Son

9/11: 20 Years Later, A Father Mourns A Dead Son

Rediff.com22 Nov 2021

Dates like 9/11 should never be allowed to pass by forgotten because terrorism is not to be borne, inhumanity is not to borne.

Modi Hai to Vishvas Hai!

Modi Hai to Vishvas Hai!

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

Modi is seen as exceptional not only on account of his acts but also owing to his style. He appears to sacrifice his life for the people -- like a fakir, a figure he came to epitomize even more in 2020 by growing a long white beard. Charisma is above accountability, and Modi has grasped these dynamics.

What's the Raksha Mantri doing in UP?

What's the Raksha Mantri doing in UP?

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

The timing of these events give rise to the strange impression that the defence ministry has been co-opted for the run-up to the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

Mbappe and Benzema inspire France to 2-0 win against Finland

Saurabh Kirpal could be first openly gay HC judge

Saurabh Kirpal could be first openly gay HC judge

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

While the Supreme Court collegium has recently approved the proposal for Kirpal's elevation to the Delhi high court bench which was a matter of controversy due to his sexual orientation, the elevation would be subject to Centre's approval.

Djokovic is the 'GOAT' for Sampras

Djokovic is the 'GOAT' for Sampras

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

American great Pete Sampras said he does not expect any player to match Novak Djokovic's feat of winning the men's year-end world number one ranking seven times.

India better positioned to face external shocks: RBI's Patra

India better positioned to face external shocks: RBI's Patra

Rediff.com15 Nov 2021

India is better positioned to face external shocks emanating from increasing geopolitical tensions, the aftermath of the COVID pandemic and the inevitability of climate change, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Michael Debabrata Patra said on Monday. Relative to macroeconomic configurations in 2013 when India was described as one of the fragile five countries, he said, "India is better positioned currently, as its macroeconomic fundamentals have improved significantly, and external sector indicators point to the availability of enough cushions to manage external shocks." He was speaking at a conference on 'Growth And Development in the BRICS Economies' organised by the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

Khel Ratna Chhetri thanks physios, doctors for longevity

Khel Ratna Chhetri thanks physios, doctors for longevity

Rediff.com13 Nov 2021

AIFF President Praful Patel congratulated Chhetri on being conferred with the Khel Ratna.

5 Puneeth Movies You Must Watch

5 Puneeth Movies You Must Watch

Rediff.com12 Nov 2021

Puneeth fan M D Riti lists five films that she consider to be amongst his best.

SIT did no probe, ensured nobody was prosecuted in 2002 riots: Zakia to SC

SIT did no probe, ensured nobody was prosecuted in 2002 riots: Zakia to SC

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

The special investigation team had not conducted any probe on the alleged larger conspiracy in the 2002 Gujarat riots and there was an effort to 'protect' and ensure that people from the Bajrang Dal, police, bureaucracy and others are not prosecuted, Zakia Jafri told the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Time For RBI To Change Penalty Rules

Time For RBI To Change Penalty Rules

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

Penalty must act as a deterrent. If it is too low, it could encourage the regulated entities to lap up penalty instead of complying with the norms, suggests Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

No material in Zakia Jafri's complaint to take it forward: SIT tells SC

No material in Zakia Jafri's complaint to take it forward: SIT tells SC

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

Zakia Jafri, the wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed at Gulberg society in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002 during the violence, has challenged the SIT's clean chit to 64 persons including Narendra Modi, the then Gujarat chief minister during the 2002 riots in the state.

Communal violence like lava, fertile ground for future revenge: Sibal in Zakia case

Communal violence like lava, fertile ground for future revenge: Sibal in Zakia case

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

Communal violence is like a lava erupting from a volcano which scars the ground it touches, senior advocate Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court on Wednesday while arguing for Zakia Jafri who has challenged the SIT's clean chit to 64 persons including Narendra Modi, the then Gujarat chief minister during the 2002 riots there.

How to DEFEAT the NEXT Pandemic

How to DEFEAT the NEXT Pandemic

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

Illustrious international thinkers met at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2021 and many discussions addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world at large.

Blatter, Platini charged with fraud by Swiss authorities

Blatter, Platini charged with fraud by Swiss authorities

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA president Michel Platini have been charged with fraud over unlawfully arranging a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.19 million).

Puneet Rajkumar: A BEAUTIFUL Life in PICTURES

Puneet Rajkumar: A BEAUTIFUL Life in PICTURES

Rediff.com2 Nov 2021

Karnataka has been in mourning after movie star Puneeth Rajkumar passed into the ages on October 29.

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS From SRK's Life

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS From SRK's Life

Rediff.com2 Nov 2021

He may try to keep it as natural as he can but there's no doubt that he's stolen a piece of everyone's heart, and some of these pictures are proof of that.

Foreign e-com firms destroying small traders: RSS arm

Foreign e-com firms destroying small traders: RSS arm

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

The Centre must bring an "all-encompassing" policy to protect the interests of the consumers as well as offline traders and small traders, he said, underlining that the proposed consumer protection e-commerce rules are "inadequate" to address the issue. The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) is an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar dead

Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar dead

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Well-known Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar died in Bangalore on Friday, October 29, following a heart attack, hospital sources said.

Dr Devi wants to be New York's Public Advocate

Dr Devi wants to be New York's Public Advocate

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

A traumatic medical emergency drove physician Dr Devi, of General Hospital soap fame, to run for public office in New York.

No further action after attaching Amnesty India's funds, HC tells ED

No further action after attaching Amnesty India's funds, HC tells ED

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

The Delhi High Court Tuesday restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking any further action pursuant to the attachment of Amnesty International India's funds in connection with a money laundering case.

'Nedumudi Venu made me feel like his own'

'Nedumudi Venu made me feel like his own'

Rediff.com24 Oct 2021

Poornima Indrajith, who acted with Nedumudi Venu in the daily soap Oomakkuyil for three years, shares lovely memories of the legendary actor, who passed into the ages on October 11.

HC says Muslim ex-wife is entitled to maintenance

HC says Muslim ex-wife is entitled to maintenance

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

Quoting verses from Surah Al Bakra in Qur'an, Justice Krishna S Dixit said a pious Muslim owes a moral and religious duty to provide subsistence to his destitute ex-wife.

SC cancels HC order granting furlough to Asaram's son Narayan Sai

SC cancels HC order granting furlough to Asaram's son Narayan Sai

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the order of the Gujarat high court granting 14-day furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

Divestment push may boost PSU m-cap from all-time low currently

Divestment push may boost PSU m-cap from all-time low currently

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

The share of public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the total market capitalisation of listed companies--at an all-time low of 10 per cent currently --- may get a leg-up from the government's divestment push. Recently the government announced the successful sale of national carrier Air India to Tata Sons, India's first privatisation of a PSU since 2002-03. The transaction is expected to be completed by December.

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Aseem Chhabra lists his favourite films from the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 4 others get life term in murder case

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 4 others get life term in murder case

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

The court in Panchkula had convicted Ram Rahim and four others -- Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil -- in the murder case on October 8.

ATP Rankings: Federer drops out of top-10

ATP Rankings: Federer drops out of top-10

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

The Swiss star underwent arthroscopic right knee surgeries in February 2020 and May 2020. Federer has played five tournaments since having those surgeries, all of which came this season.

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday.

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday. The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the level of hunger in India "alarming".

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