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Why we need to know the history behind NRC

Let us see the problem for what it actually is: Illegal Immigration plain and simple, confined to the north east with a definite communal slant that poses a national security risk and one that......

UP chose development, but not sans caste bias

In UP, the BJP focused carefully on the sub-caste divisions within the Dalits and also gave a large number of tickets to SC candidates from sub-castes, asserts Ashok K Lahiri. Decisive......

Jaipur literature fest: The grandest till date

In the seventh edition of Jaipur Literature Festival, not only there would be writers to discuss topics ranging from economics to food, politics to fiction and everything else in between but there......

Power crisis: 265 miners trapped in WB, J'khand rescued

A massive power cut in the country led to 265 miners getting trapped in coal mines in West Bengal and Jharkhand and were rescued after they spent agonising time for several hours. When the three......

Showing soon in Los Angeles: Bollywood glitz

Cooking With Stella will open the 8th annual Indian Film Fetsival of Los Angeles, to be held April 20 to 25 at Arclight Hollywood. The festival will showcase 33 films from five countries, including......

The 5 men who will decide how funds get shared by Centre and states

The panel will also recommend a fiscal consolidation road map for the central and state governments, study the impact of GST on the divisible pool, and propose performance-based incentives for......

State of economy: Glass half-empty or half-full?

While naysayers say the economy is on a downward spiral, optimists point out that India has experienced a shift of gears in the realm of policies, thanks to several initiatives of the Narendra Modi......

What DeMo really achieved

Declaring demonetisation a complete failure may turn out to be hasty, argues economist Ashok K Lahiri.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Demonetisation of the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes --......

Is the Note Ban a success?

Demonetisation should be judged to have delivered some immediate gain if at least around Rs 2 trillion gets immobilised, says Ashok K Lahiri, former economic advisor to the Government of India. A......

How India's note ban is unlike any ever seen

Many countries advised the return of high-denomination notes to the central bank for destruction, but these continued to be legal tender.This and the introduction of a Rs 2,000 note in India are......

PIX: Neil's day out with wife, daughter

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit hosted a wedding reception for his daughter Shaarika and son-in-law Tapas in Mumbai over the weekend. The president of the Indian Film & Television Directors’......

'My father Kishore Kumar was NOT eccentric'

'Kishore Kumar lived like a king and knew that he could get away with anything. It's as simple as that.' IMAGE: Kishore Kumar with his son, Amit. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amit Kumar/......

Bollywood mourns Mohammad Aziz

Mohammad Aziz sang over 20,000 songs including evergreen tracks like My Name Is Lakhan, Aap Ke Aa Jane Se and Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindiya. Singer Mohammed Aziz, the voice behind evergreen tracks like......

85 UNFORGETTABLE Asha Bhosle songs

Asha Bhosle, who turns 85 on September 8, has sung some of the finest Hindi film songs in her long and illustrious career.Sukanya Verma takes a look. Her voice reminds me of tiramisu. Rich, moist,......

PIX: Sachin's 60th birthday bash

Happy birthday, Sachin! A grand birthday party was organised for Sachin Pilgaonkar on August 17, as the actor, director, singer, producer turned 60. The special occasion marked the announcement of......

Golf round-up: Bhullar in sole lead in Fiji; Aditi makes cut at British Open

IMAGE: Gaganjeet Bhullar in action during day three at the Fiji International Golf Tournament. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Natadola Bay: Gaganjeet Bhullar turned in yet another steady......

Sports Shorts: Khade wins gold at Singapore Swimming C'ships

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday IMAGE: Virdhawal Khade is gearing up for CWG. Photograph: Virdhawal Khade/Twitter Young swimmer Virdhawal Khade, continued......

Sports Shorts: Shi beats Lin Dan to win All England Badminton final

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday IMAGE: China's Shi Yuqi celebrates after beating China's Lin Dan in the men's singles final the Yonex All England Open......

What a year to remember for Indian golf!

Shiv Kapur shone the brightest while the young duo of Shubhankar and Ajeetesh took Indian golf by storm IMAGE: Shiv Kapur with the champions trophy. Photograph: Asian Tour/Twitter New stars......

Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok makes waves in breakthrough year

Eighteen-year-old Aditi Ashok was the brightest star on the country’s golfing circuit this year and was fittingly named the Ladies European Tour's Rookie of the Year for becoming the first......
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