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Naveen Patnaik sweeps Orissa for 4th time, wins absolute majority

In a landslide victory, the Biju Janata Dal on Friday stormed back to power for a record fourth consecutive term in Odisha by securing as two-third majority in the 147-member assembly.......

Explained: The Congress and BJP double-speak over Telangana

On the basis of many conversations with stakeholders on the Telangana issue, Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt presents an FAQ to help understand the politics of posturing and realpolitik on the......

Presidential race indicates new political trends

The BJP and the Left have come out poorer, while the Congress was galvanised to push Pranab Mukherjee's into the race. The political permutations and combinations also indicate the possibility of......

Left parties to meet on June 21 to decide on President

As the suspense over the much-anticipated name for the next President continues, veteran Communist Party of India leader AB Bardhan has said the left parties would meet on June 21 to devise their......

How the presidential poll could shape BJP's future

By endorsing the Sangma candidacy the BJP could take the first steps towards a new federalist coalition that shares something more than a common enemy, says Shashi Shekhar. Even as a debate rages......

Fate of Posco's Orissa plant will be decided today

In a bid to build up pressure before the meeting of the Forest Advisory Committee to decide the fate of Posco's mega steel plant in Orissa, those opposed to it stepped up the momentum. Project......

Forces redeployed, Posco area survey soon

The survey is likely to begin soon for Posco's proposed mega steel project in Orissa near Paradip, where security forces were redeployed today after the eviction of protesters five days ago. The......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......

One man's crusade to bring riches to rural areas

Aavishkaar CEO Vineet Rai has been raising the 'social entrepreneurship' bar that will help create excellent, livelihood-generating rural enterprises, says Rajni Bakshi. Vineet Rai enjoys putting a......

'Why should we pay for modernising airports?'

An excerpt from the discussion in Lok Sabha on civil aviation during question hour, July 9, 2009. Tathagata Satpathy (DHENKANAL): Madam, we are used to toll gates being put up on highways or on......

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