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HC seeks Raut's reply on Kangana's plea over demolition

HC seeks Raut's reply on Kangana's plea over demolition

Rediff.com6 minutes ago

The Bombay high court on Thursday asked Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to file a reply to actor Kangana Ranaut's petition against the demolition of a part of her bungalow in Mumbai, and said it will start final hearing from Friday.

CBI, not NCB, should probe drugs case: Rhea to HC

CBI, not NCB, should probe drugs case: Rhea to HC

Rediff.com42 minutes ago

Their counsel Satish Maneshinde told the HC that the drugs case, in which Rhea and Showik are accused and currently in jail, should have been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing Rajput's death, by the NCB.

Bengal cabinet offers stipend, housing to priests, Rs 50k to Pujo panels

Bengal cabinet offers stipend, housing to priests, Rs 50k to Pujo panels

Rediff.com1 hour ago

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last week announced the scheme, and said many priests were reeling under financial crisis and her government was doling out sops to support them. "The Cabinet has given its nod to the 'Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo' which the chief minister had announced a few days ago," state home secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said at the secretariat.

Nehru's policies, Ayodhya issue out of Assam Class 12 syllabus

Nehru's policies, Ayodhya issue out of Assam Class 12 syllabus

Rediff.com1 hour ago

The chapters were dropped by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) for the 2020-21 session, as part of the 30 per cent reduction of the syllabus, keeping in mind the loss of academic schedule that the students had to face because of the pandemic.

CSK ponder Dhoni's batting order; Delhi fret on Ashwin's injury

CSK ponder Dhoni's batting order; Delhi fret on Ashwin's injury

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni batted at number seven against , promoting the likes of Sam Curran, Jadhav and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of himself but the ploy backfired badly

States may now spend up to 50% of disaster funds to fight Covid

States may now spend up to 50% of disaster funds to fight Covid

Rediff.com2 hours ago

The move came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told chief ministers of the seven worst affected states on Wednesday that his government has increased the states' limit to spend the SDRF to boost infrastructure to fight the pandemic.

Sensex blues: Investors lose Rs 11.3 lakh cr in 6 days

Sensex blues: Investors lose Rs 11.3 lakh cr in 6 days

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Falling for the sixth straight session, the BSE Sensex plunged 1,114.82 points or 2.96 per cent to close at 36,553.60 on Thursday, tracking a heavy selloff in global markets. The market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,48,76,217.22 crore, down by Rs 11,31,815.5 crore in six sessions. Since September 16, the 30-share BSE benchmark index has fallen by 2,749.25 points.

Sensex plunges 1,115 points; tech, bank stocks bleed

Sensex plunges 1,115 points; tech, bank stocks bleed

Rediff.com2 hours ago

IndusInd Bank was the top laggard, tumbling over 7 per cent, followed by Bajaj Finance, M&M, Tech Mahindra, TCS and Tata Steel.

NPAs under Mudra scheme rise to 5% for public sector banks

NPAs under Mudra scheme rise to 5% for public sector banks

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Former RBI governors Urjit Patel and Raghuram Rajan have also expressed worry about the Mudra scheme, particularly government's target-setting practice and the rising bad loans.

Justice for Sushant mustn't eclipse other issues of Bihar: Cong

Justice for Sushant mustn't eclipse other issues of Bihar: Cong

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Addressing a press conference in Patna, All India Congress Committee general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said the party would like the Central Bureau of Investigation to complete its inquiry in three months and favoured setting up of a special court to facilitate expeditious trial.

Each farmer is likely to get cash fertiliser subsidy of Rs 5,000 per year

Each farmer is likely to get cash fertiliser subsidy of Rs 5,000 per year

Rediff.com2 hours ago

The government's main rate setting panel suggested that this be done in two tranches of Rs 2,500 each in the kharif and rabi seasons.

'You were one of a kind, Deano'

'You were one of a kind, Deano'

Rediff.com2 hours ago

'Speechless with the tragic news of the passing of my great mate and beloved cricketing man'

'Dean Jones was amazing; he was vomiting and scoring runs'

'Dean Jones was amazing; he was vomiting and scoring runs'

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Chetan Sharma salutes the memory of Dean Jones.

When Deano spoke to Rediff

When Deano spoke to Rediff

Rediff.com3 hours ago

'India's strength is batting and it is under attack right now. It is time to stand up and be counted.'

Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to Covid-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital in Koklata, a health department official said. He breathed his last just three days after turning 68.

Govt plans to relieve border troops from internal security duties

Govt plans to relieve border troops from internal security duties

Rediff.com3 hours ago

According to the proposal, the MHA is working on a new 'model' where the burden of internal security duties, including conduct of elections, will be largely borne by the country's largest paramilitary force, the CRPF.

#FitIndiaMovement: What PM Modi discussed with Kohli

#FitIndiaMovement: What PM Modi discussed with Kohli

Rediff.com3 hours ago

PM Modi was keen to know what is Yo-Yo test and asked if Kohli also has to pass it or he gets spared?

Dom's Take: The Art of Distraction

Dom's Take: The Art of Distraction

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Dominic Xavier is puzzled by the timing of the NCB summons to Bollywood's reigning empress.

'We had breakfast together, I am in shock'

'We had breakfast together, I am in shock'

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Dean Jones, who was doing commentary for the ongoing IPL for official broadcasters Star Sports, suffered a massive heart attack in Mumbai.

Why India LOVES Modi

Why India LOVES Modi

Rediff.com4 hours ago

We love a leader who oozes authority and firmness, notes Virendra Kapoor.

Former Aus cricketer Dean Jones dead

Former Aus cricketer Dean Jones dead

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with the development of cricket across South Asia.

Eknath Shinde 13th Maha minister to test Covid positive

Eknath Shinde 13th Maha minister to test Covid positive

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Shinde attended the state cabinet meeting earlier this week. He is the 13th state minister to be infected by the disease.

How the BJP is making inroads into two Telugu states

How the BJP is making inroads into two Telugu states

Rediff.com4 hours ago

In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the BJP is looking to fill the Opposition slot and not aspire to occupy pole position.

Like Sunny Leone's STUNNING EYES?

Like Sunny Leone's STUNNING EYES?

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Bollywood stars get glamorous on Instagram.

'Sports events can be held without vaccines'

'Sports events can be held without vaccines'

Rediff.com4 hours ago

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus. The pandemic has continued to spread, casting a shadow over the viability of hosting the Games next year.

Ankita bows out of French Open qualifiers

Ankita bows out of French Open qualifiers

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Ankita's defeat means that no Indian will compete in the singles main draw of the clay court Grand Slam.

'Fault lies not with bureaucrats, but with the system'

'Fault lies not with bureaucrats, but with the system'

Rediff.com5 hours ago

'The skills and abilities of civil servants are still respected, even though they become whipping boys when things go wrong.'

Coronavirus may have mutated, potentially evolving: Study

Coronavirus may have mutated, potentially evolving: Study

Rediff.com5 hours ago

'Wearing masks, washing our hands, all those things are barriers to transmissibility, or contagion, but as the virus becomes more contagious it statistically is better at getting around those barriers'

When Yash met Mahi

When Yash met Mahi

Rediff.com5 hours ago

When MSD looked at the 18 year old, Yash greeted The Master with a shy Namaste.

MP minister apologises after saying he never wears mask

MP minister apologises after saying he never wears mask

Rediff.com5 hours ago

'My statement over wearing a mask appears to be a violation of the law. It wasn't in line with the sentiments of the PM'

More Indians have died of covid than all our wars together

More Indians have died of covid than all our wars together

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The corona deaths in India so far add up to 91,149 (September 24, 3.26 pm). It is seven-and-a-half times the number of Indian soldiers slain in all the wars (1947, 1961-1962, 1965, 1971 and 1999) in post-independent India's history, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Mumbai: Cops intervene as scribes scuffle over coverage

Mumbai: Cops intervene as scribes scuffle over coverage

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The trigger was a Delhi-based TV journalist, who is in Mumbai to cover the NCB probe, coming "in the frame" of the camera of another national news channel.

Halahal review

Halahal review

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Barun Sobti and Sachin Khedekar make this thriller worth watching.

What WFH is doing to office 'time-pass'

What WFH is doing to office 'time-pass'

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The centrality of idle office chitchat has only recently come to be acknowledged by executives as they jettison their access cards and work from home in larger numbers, notes Kanika Datta.

SEE: Janhvi looks breathtaking as a bride

SEE: Janhvi looks breathtaking as a bride

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Meet the showstopper for Manish Malhotra's Ruhaaniyat collection showcased at India Couture Week 2020.

'I enjoy singing, but I enjoy jumping off buildings more'

'I enjoy singing, but I enjoy jumping off buildings more'

Rediff.com6 hours ago

'I'd rather let someone else do my singing on screen while I focus on stunts.'

Saiee Manjrekar to star in 26/11 film

Saiee Manjrekar to star in 26/11 film

Rediff.com6 hours ago

What's keeping Bollywood busy these days?

COVID-19 crisis far from over, say scientists

COVID-19 crisis far from over, say scientists

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The expert noted that in India the pandemic is unlikely to be over in the months to come, and the number of people getting infected will continue to rise.

Restriction on check-in baggage on domestic flights removed

Restriction on check-in baggage on domestic flights removed

Rediff.com6 hours ago

When the domestic passenger flights resumed on May 25, the ministry had stated that only one check-in baggage and one hand baggage per passenger must be allowed.

From Rs 60 cr to Rs 300 cr, India's hand sanitiser market has grown five times

From Rs 60 cr to Rs 300 cr, India's hand sanitiser market has grown five times

Rediff.com7 hours ago

From paints to apparel and lifestyle majors, brewers, distillers and fragrance makers have stepped into the market, even as the frontline companies including FMCG players, pharma and healthcare majors were the first to seize the opportunity created by Covid-19.

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