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How Non-BJP States Are Paying Back Modi-Shah

Non-BJP chief ministers are retaliating.If the Centre can use its agencies to threaten, intimidate and jail its rivals, so can they.The fightback will get more intense, observes Shekhar Gupta.......

Ex-JNU student Umar Khalid, activists on Pegasus list: Report

The phone numbers of former Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Banjyotsana Lahiri and several prominent Indian activists are among those listed as the potential......

8 BJP MLAs quit posts to protest Mukul Roy's appointment as PAC chief

Eight Bharatiya Janata Party legislators on Tuesday resigned as heads of various assembly panels in protest against MLA Mukul Roy's appointment as the chairman of the Public Accounts......

Mukul Roy appointed PAC chairman in WB assembly

Senior politician Mukul Roy, who recently switched over to the ruling Trinamool Congress camp in Bengal after winning the state polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, was on Friday appointed as......

How BJP's Chanakya met his waterloo in Bengal

The BJP could win only 16 out of the 57 seats in Bengal where Amit Shah campaigned, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Anilchandra Shah on a roadshow......

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......

Did Mithun Marry Sridevi?

'His relationship with Sridevi was not meant to work out, especially since both of them were ambitious, driven and passionate.' IMAGE: Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali in Aakhri Badla. Mithun......

Why Mira Nair's Films Speak To Me

Mira's films are alive, rocking and so true to the reality I know.They are gifts that I keep revisiting, and I cannot wait for what more she will share with us, notes Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE:......

For some time you let me into your dreams

It is two weeks today since Irrfan passed away into the ages.'He was capable, concise, calm, sublime, and profound, and perhaps that's also why Irrfan's passing felt 'personal' to many.'Ranjita......

Why Irrfan Khan's passing is so personal to so many

Most of us have a memory like that with our fathers, tucked away in the back of our minds or hidden away in family albums.Irrfan's passing took us right back.It's also what made it so personal to......

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’......

When golf won over India's PM, President and Public!

IMAGE: India's Aditi Ashok was in contention for an Olympics medal in the women's Individual Golf final for a major part of the day but two bogeys pulled her back and she had to settle for fourth......

Golfer Mane qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

IMAGE: Udayan Mane is the second-highest ranked Indian golfer in the world at 356. Photograph: Kind courtesy Udayan Mane/Instagram Udayan Mane on Tuesday qualified for his maiden Olympic Games,......

Aditi Ashok qualifies for her second successive Olympics

Photograph: Kind courtesy Aditi Ashok/Twitter India's top ranked woman golfer Aditi Ashok will take part in her second successive Olympic Games in Tokyo next month after finishing 45th on the......

India golfers get another shot at qualifying for Tokyo Games

IMAGE: Anirban Lahiri is the lone Indian on the PGA tour and has 497 points. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images Rashid Khan and Udayan Mane maybe leading the race for the two Olympics spots......

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......
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