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Amit Mitra likely to step down as Bengal finance minister

Noted economist and senior Trinamool Congress leader Amit Mitra is likely to step down as the West Bengal finance minister and even retire from active politics due to ill health,......

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit joins TMC

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son and ex-Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee joined the Trinamool Congress on Monday. IMAGE: Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandopadhyay greets son of......

'Like Mamata is for TMC, who is Congress's magnet?'

The Congress party continues to be racked by arbitrary decision-making and the absence of accountability. Aditi Phadnis reports. Former Union minister of state and Congress’s in charge of......

Twitter blocks accounts of Punjabi singer JazzyB, 3 others

Twitter has blocked accounts of Punjabi rapper JazzyB, Sydney-based hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and two others following demands by the Indian government.   IMAGE: Punjabi singer JazzyB.......

Sikh among 8 killed in railyard shooting in California

A 36-year-old Indian-origin Sikh was among eight people killed in a horrific railyard shooting in San Jose in the US state of California, according to media reports on Thursday. IMAGE: Valley......

Govt hikes DA after to 28% effective July 1

The government has increased the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) after a gap of one-and-half years from 17 per cent to 28 per cent, benefiting nearly 1.14 crore employees......

Variable DA for 1.5 crore workers hiked

The ministry of labour & employment on Friday announced a hike in variable dearness allowance for more than 1.5 crore workers in the central sphere by Rs 105 to Rs 210 per month. The hike, which......

New inflation index to impact DA, 30 mn govt staff to get more pay

However, the hike in salary for government officials may take some time as the Centre had earlier this year decided to put a freeze on any hike in the DA of its employees till July, 2021, owing to......

Sitharaman offers festive advance, cash for LTC, capex boost

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a payment of cash in lieu of LTC and Rs 10,000 festival advance to government employees to stimulate consumer demand during the festival......

PM Modi, you have time on your side

The last three prime ministers who served full terms started out in their early 70s.Mr Modi is younger and fitter than all of them.But he needs to find it in him to change course if he is to beat......

Feels Like Ishq review

At the end of the six short stories, Feels Like Ishq is uneven yet watchable, feels Sukanya Verma. Feels Like Ishq evokes Modern Love. It doesn't have the range or emotion of the romantic-comedy......

Why Shah Rukh Khan played Devdas

'Unlike the Shah Rukh Khan in Darr, Baazigar, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, there's an amazing child-like vulnerability and honesty in the Shah Rukh of Devdas.' Devdas was......

Buddhadeb Dasgupta passes away

Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepti Nabal/Instagram Eminent film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, who had been battling kidney ailments for quite some time, died at his residence in Kolkata early on......

BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES of Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2.To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com brings you a treasure trove of features from our archives. A lot has been......

What made the Oscars so DIFFERENT

Despite the smaller scale of the event, the mood at the ceremony was cheerful, notes Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: A crew member prepares a backdrop for the red carpet at Union Station in Los Angeles.......

Olympic medals and their evolution

IMAGE: A medal tray that will be used during the victory ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Issei Kato - Pool/Getty Images From olive wreaths to recycled metals sourced from......

PIX: Peru beat Paraguay on penalties to enter Copa semis

IMAGE: Paraguay goalkeeper Antony Silva saves a penalty. Photograph: Diego Vara/Reuters Peru moved into the semi-finals of the Copa America in dramatic fashion on Friday by beating Paraguay 4-3 on......

SA's Maharaj takes hat-trick to seal WI series

IMAGE: South Africa's Keshav Maharaj hugs captain Dean Elgar after taking a hat-trick. Maharaj picked the 7th Test fifer of his career as he took the Proteas to victory over the West Indies on......

Chhetri brushes aside Messi comparison

'When I am sad, I watch Messi's videos and it makes me happy' 'When I meet him, I will tell him I am a fan (of him)' Photograph: Kind Courtesy AIFF Media Lionel Messi's mesmerizing runs on a......

WI recall Hope against South Africa, injured Gabriel out

IMAGE: 'Shai Hope has performed very well in the red ball matches he has played, following on the back of his highly successful One-Day International series against Sri Lanka, so he has forced his......
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