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Like him or not, Modi is a risk-taker

'If Mr Modi continues growing as a Hindu Hriday Samrat, better that it is done by restoring ancient temples than demolishing medieval mosques,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra......

Sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur's nomination from Varanasi rejected

Yadav was served notices on Tuesday by the Varanasi returning officer over "discrepancies" in the two sets of nomination papers submitted by him.  Amid high drama, dismissed Border Security......

The Man Who Hopes To Beat Modi

'When Priyankaji's candidature wasn't announced, where is the question of her backing out? Sawal hi nahin hai.' IMAGE: Congress Candidate Ajay Rai is looking forward to his contest with Narendra......

Travel no more than three hours for Cancer treatment

Patients from any part of the country will soon need to travel no more than three hours for treatment of the kind available in large metros, reports Gina Krishnan. IMAGE: Cancer patients Aryan......

When Adi Shankaracharya met the chandala...

Pavan K Varma, diplomat, writer and politician, embarks on a quest about Hinduism's great thinker's stay in Varanasi. IMAGE: The murti of Adi Shankaracharya at the SAT temple in California.......

The rise and fall of Benarasi silk trade

We're drifting on the Ganga in a little boat listening to Pullu, our boatman, wax eloquent about Benarasi silk. "Connoisseurs can always tell when a woman is wearing a Benarasi silk sari," says he,......

Nominee directors to have sweeping powers

The government has used the powers vested with it under the Companies Act to not just supersede the Satyam board but also appoint fresh directors.The Satyam fiasco: Complete CoverageThe......

Ordinance may pave way for eight new IITs

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of eight new Indian Institutes of Technologyand upgrading the Institute of Technology of Benaras Hindu University to an IIT. With this, the......

Weaving costliest items, but earning nothing

They may be making the most expensive products, but India's craftsmen earn what any unskilled labour would earn.Two young boys work at a silk weaving factory in Varanasi. They spend the day at......

Man, sacked for sporting a moustache, moves court

You'll be mistaken as a hijacker, Air India (then IndianAirlines) had told flight purser Victor Joynath De while asking him to snip off his handlebar moustache in 1998. When he refused to trim his......

'It's crazy to get into English music after growing up in Benaras'

'I don’t miss college because I don’t know what it's like. What I'm doing is something special; I wouldn’t trade it for a normal life.' The Stage winner Yatharth Ratnum gets ready......

Review: Mulk screams so bad it mutes its distinct voice

'Mulk gets a lot of things right, including its vision of the country as a place where underneath the punctilious, forced-secular surface there are volatilities waiting to go off,' says Sreehari......

Amy Jackson collaborates with Manj Musik

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson has teamed up with Punjabi rapper Manj Musik for a new venture. The actress shared......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

'Crying in films is very difficult'

'The dark side is not me; I am a mama's boy,' Ganesh Venkatraman tells S Saraswathi. After years of playing second fiddle, Ganesh Venkatraman has finally come into his own. He plays the......

Imtiaz Ahmed bags five wkts as Sehwag, Gambhir flop

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's poor run of form continued as the formidable Delhi batting line-up put up only 235 against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy group league......

BCCI awards: Sachin named player of the year

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup-winning Indian team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was felicitated by......
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Like him or not, Modi is a risk-taker

'If Mr Modi continues growing as a Hindu Hriday Samrat, better that it is done by restoring ancient temples than demolishing medieval mosques,'... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/like-him-or-not-modi-is-a-risk-taker/20190521.htm
Sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur's nomination from Varanasi rejected

Yadav was served notices on Tuesday by the Varanasi returning officer over "discrepancies" in the two sets of nomination papers submitted by him. ... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/sacked-bsfjawans-nomination-from-varanasi-rejected/20190501.htm
The Man Who Hopes To Beat Modi

'When Priyankaji's candidature wasn't announced, where is the question of her backing out? Sawal hi nahin hai.' IMAGE: Congress Candidate Ajay Rai... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/the-man-who-hopes-to-beat-modi/20190430.htm
PM Modi

[India], Apr 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is for the first time in the history of independent India that a... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/first-time-there-is-a-pro-incumbency-wave-in-india-pm-modi-news-national-te0pv9gdhjecf.html
Modi vs Priyanka, alliance fightback dominate talk

BCCL Mood on the Fastest Train: SP-BSP will win some seats, Cong has no credible leadership and Modi deserves another chance ...

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/lok-sabha/uttar-pradesh/train-to-benaras-modi-vs-priyanka-alliance-fightback-dominate-talk/articleshow/69035018.cms

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