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Didi to Modi: 'Khela Hobe'

Didi embarks on her new mission: To unite the Opposition to take on Modi in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024, observes Payal Singh Mohanka. All illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Khela Hobe......

Why Every Indian Must Use the RTI Act

'Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't.''But you can use the RTI to improve the future.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On June 15, 2005, the Government of India enacted the Right To......

AP CM Jagan's sister Sharmila floats party in Telangana

Marking her foray into active politics, YS Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday officially launched her political outfit -- YSR Telangana Party.......

'No link between Karnataka ministers and Yediyurappa exit'

'Destabilising the Yediyurappa government is not a cakewalk.''If he is destabilised, then the BJP will have problems in Karnataka.' < IMAGE: Member of Parliament from Udupi-Chikmagalur Shobha......

The Politics behind Modi's Reshuffle

The reshuffle had politics at its heart, so the biggest complement of new ministers, both Cabinet rank and below, came from UP, which will see assembly elections in a few months, reports Aditi......

Tata Trusts, private firm join hands to roll out coronavirus testing kits

The test - called the Truenat Beta CoV test - effectively enables same-day testing, reporting, and patient isolation initiation. IMAGE: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation taking the samples of a......

From Mata to Menace: How the holy cow may end up 'eating' votes

Thanks to the increased thrust on cow protection, the enforcement of the ban on cow slaughter and the relentless crusade by cow vigilantes, the agrarian ecosystem from Haryana to Uttar Pradesh has......

2018: Year of reckoning for India Inc

A glance back at some important ups and down India Inc faced in 2018. Year End Specials   Kindly click on the image below to view the relevant story. #1 How PNB scam effected consumer......

Why independent directors go for the escape hatch

'Today, according to the law, you can't even claim legal expenses when fighting a case as a non-executive director unless you are acquitted. Given how high legal expenses are, that alone is......

Sensex, Nifty snap three-day rally on global selloff

Reflecting the bearish mood, all sectoral indices, led by metal, teck and healthcare, ended in the negative zone. Breaking its three-day rising streak, the BSE Sensex on Tuesday fell over 300......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Movie veteran Chandrashekhar, best known for films like Cha Cha Cha, Surang and Street Singer and playing the role of Arya Sumant on the television serial Ramayan, passed into the ages on June 16,......

'Actors don't come from another planet'

'Politics affects everything in your life...''It's a wrong perception that artistes should not talk about politics.' IMAGE: Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in Tandav. Being aware is his biggest asset, says......

Mangal Pandey: 15 Years On, 8 Facts

Aamir Khan's Mangal Pandey: The Rising released on August 12, 2005. A historical drama about Mangal Pandey, a soldier in the British army who started the 1857 rebellion, this Ketan Mehta......

Aamir's COOL #THROWBACK Pix!

It's #ThrowbackThursday, and Bollywood has got the memo! Here's looking at some lovely flashback pictures of Aamir Khan on social media.   Gulshan Grover, the original Bad Man, shares a major......

When luck favoured Viv in India

IMAGE: Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, a true batting legend. Photograph: Viv Richards/Twitter   'I remember the first time we played, we played in Bangalore, and I never forget this... just......

Why team owners are unhappy with scandal-hit TNPL

The BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit had revealed on Monday that multiple players have reported about suspected match-fixing approaches. IMAGE: Questions are being raised whether VB......

Ex-India player V B Chandrasekhar committed suicide over debts: Police

According to a senior police official, VB Chandrasekhar ended his life by hanging himself at his house in Chennai on Thursday evening due to debts. IMAGE: VB Chandrashekhar was only six days short......

Cricket Buzz: McCullum named KKR head coach

Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum as their new head coach, the Indian Premier League franchise (IPL) said on Thursday. McCullum, 37, played for the......

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