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Samajwadi MP booked for sedition for defending Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Samajwadi Party member of Parliament Shafiqur Rehman Barq has been booked for sedition following his recent remarks allegedly defending the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and equating it with......

'Parsi lifestyle is not going to die away in a hurry'

'Parsis are brought up with a great sense of the importance of truth and speaking your mind.' IMAGE: Parsi New Year celebrations in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters When journalist Coomi......

How Many Children do BJP MLAs in UP have?

Given the controversy over the Uttar Pradesh government's population control policy, Hemant Shivsaran/Rediff.com digs deep to find out how many children BJP legislators in UP have. IMAGE: Uttar......

Bank guard in UP shoots customer for not wearing a mask

A security guard posted at the Station Road branch of Bank of Baroda in Bareilly on Friday allegedly opened fire at a customer who was trying to force his way inside without a mask, the police......

The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force

Did Vinod Sehgal die in Tsangdgar or was he taken PoW to China?Why has the IAF kept so quiet for all these years, asks Claude Arpi. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com One of the greatest......

The Mudra Mela Muddle

Not only has the Mudra loan mela generated no jobs, it has frittered away trillions of taxpayers' money and it's time to bury the scheme, argues Debashis Basu. Photograph: PTI Photo   A few......

We must have just 2 rates of income tax

10 per cent for those who earn up to Rs 30 lakh a year and 25 per cent for those who earn more, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Business Standard's Budget......

Why restarting operations won't be easy for Jet Airways

According to the resolution plan, the airline is planning to start with six to seven aircraft on domestic routes and looking to restart international service within six months of resuming......

Bharat Biotech starts Covaxin's at-risk manufacture

The first vaccine candidate will be an intra-muscular one, followed by intra-dermal and nasal ones, depending on test results, reports Sohini Das. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bharat Biotech  ......

For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Jet’s staff strength stands whittled down to around 4,000, with many former employees having joined airlines in India and abroad. The first day of the Navratri festival began on a high note......

'Ray is a hit and miss job'

If Netflix and the film's producers thought they would bring younger audiences to the master's works, they have failed with the experiment, says Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Manoj Bajpayee in Ray. In......

Joji: The Mundane Disarranged by a Heart of Darkness

With Joji, Dileesh Pothan has found a way, once more, to use everything he has learnt to further push the boundaries of his art, observes Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: Fahadh Faasil in and as Joji. Greed......

Alaya, Taapsee win Filmfare Awards

The 66th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai on March 27. Gulabo Sitabo and Thappad were the big winners of the night, with six awards each. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alaya......

5 AMAZING Asha Bhosle Songs

Asha Bhosle's breathtaking versatility has spanned a universe of styles, genres and moods. Many composers of the last millennium may have favoured her sister Lata Mangeshkar's voice, but there were......

Box Office: Bharat is below average

Despite good reviews, Taapsee Pannu's Game Over fails at the box office. Salman Khan's Eid release Bharat fares below average. Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Game Over Cast:......

Kolkata 2001: The Odyssey, viewed from the sidelines

20 years ago this week, India and Australia played one of the greatest Test matches in cricket history.Sreehari Nair relives the sound and the fury of that unforgettable game at the Eden Gardens.......

CAC to selectors: What will be your call on Dhoni's future?

IMAGE: Former India cricketers Sunil Joshi, left, and Harvinder Singh arrive for the interview of national selector of Indian cricket team, at BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai, on......

Meet BCCI's new chairman of selectors

IMAGE: Sunil Joshi played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs for India. Photograph: Harish Kotian/Rediff.com Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was, on Wednesday, named chairman of the national selection......

Prasad, Joshi, Siva among short-listed candidates for selectors' job, Agarkar ignored

IMAGE: Venkatesh Prasad already has some experience in the job, having been part of the junior selection panel. Photograph: Twitter The Karnataka duo of Venkatesh Prasad and Sunil Joshi were,......

Agarkar frontrunner for chief selector's post

IMAGE: Ajit Agarkar is India's third highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 288 scalps. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the race for the national......

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