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Returning officer for Chandigarh mayoral poll tenders apology in SC

Anil Masih, the returning officer for the Chandigarh mayoral election whose result was overturned by the Supreme Court in February, on Friday tendered an unconditional apology to the apex court for......

'Nation forgot us': Manipur women traders mull election boycott

Amidst the lingering aftermath of ethnic conflicts, the women traders at Manipur's iconic 'Ima market' -- the only market in the world run entirely by women -- have expressed a deafening lack of......

A Tale Of Unlikely Politicians

Many ethical, competent corporate leaders aspire to join public life today. However, the transition to politics is far from easy, observes Indrajit Gupta. IMAGE: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar......

From Baramati to Nagpur: High-profile battles in Maharashtra

Of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, the electoral battle in Baramati will be the most keenly watched one in the ensuing elections. Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra will be held in five phases......

BJP fields 6 disqualified Cong MLAs in HP, upsets partymen

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday named six disqualified Congress MLAs as its candidates for the Himachal Pradesh assembly bypolls, triggering a rebellion by party leaders who expected they......

India's Startup Scorecard

For the startup ecosystem in India, the scorecard so far has been a mixed bag, observes Akhil Gupta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Startups are being projected as the 'backbone of future......

Despite shrinking discounts, Russian crude flow to India may continue

Despite discounts on Russian crude oil — which fell to the lowest since the Ukraine war began — and the rising sanctions, import volumes from the country will remain stable for now or......

Free Divestment From Finance Ministry

The new government that presents the full Budget for 2024-2025 in July should be ready to restructure the way divestment is managed and implemented, proposes A K Bhattacharya. Illustration:......

Now, no need to visit bank to update KYC

Bank account holders are no longer required to visit their bank branches to update 'know your customer' (KYC) details provided they have already submitted valid documents and not changed their......

Disney-Star & RIL JV will see loss of $400 mn on $3.5 bn revenue next FY

Both sports and digital will drag down the healthy operating margins that entertainment television continues to make. IMAGE: Kindly note the image has been posted only for representational......

Maidaan Review: Snooze Soccer

Maidaan draws out more yawns than yays, observes Sukanya Verma. Underdog sports stories are as life-affirming as they are formulaic. What distinguishes the decent ones from the drags is vision.......

Big Girls Don't Cry Review: Watchable

Big Girls Don't Cry is too solemn to be fun and too timid to be truly bold, feels Deepa Gahlot. For the new generation, it is probably the Harry Potter books set in a boarding school that......

Dange Review: We've Seen Better Before

Much better films about the explosive -- if often misdirected -- energy of the young have been made before than Dange, points out Deepa Gahlot. St Martin's is a multi-disciplinary college in Goa,......

Why Mani Ratnam Asked Preity To Wash Her Face

Photograph: Kind courtesy Preity Zinta/Instagram Preity Zinta shared an interesting nostalgia nugget from her debut film, Dil Se... Directed by Mani Ratnam, the 1998 film also starred starred Shah......

Laapataa Ladies Trailer: Kiran-Aamir Give Us A Treat

Is this a shot at patriarchy under the classic tale of mistaken identities? Or a humorous coming-of-age feminist tale as seen in last year’s Barbie, wonders Mayur Sanap. The creative......

Inconsistent Gujarat Titans, Delhi Capitals seek second win on the trot

IMAGE: After their thrilling last-ball win in the previous match, hosts Gujarat Titans will look to steady their season with a second consecutive win when they take on Delhi Capitals. Photograph:......

Can faltering RCB turn it around against struggling MI?

IMAGE: Both MI and RCB will look to pick up only their second win when they face off at the Wankhede on Thursday. Photographs: BCCI Desperate Royal Challengers Bengaluru will be under tremendous......

Miami Open: Swiatek, Gauff stunned in fourth round

IMAGE: Ekaterina Alexandrova celebrates after match point against Iga Swiatek. Photograph: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Iga Swiatek's hopes of landing another 'Sunshine Double' ended in a......

Who Will Lead Their Teams to Glory?

IPL 2024 is here, and a fresh wave of leadership is set to take charge. From familiar faces to surprising picks, each team has entrusted a captain to steer them towards glory. From seasoned......

Gambhir 'assures' KKR will be in a 'much better position'

IMAGE: Having led the Kolkata side to the title twice as captain, mentor Gautam Gambhir promises to turn the team’s fortunes around . Photograph: KKR/X Gautam Gambhir's captaincy had......

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