Opposition on Monday picked holes in various government decisions like demonetisation and surgical strikes as well as allocation of funds for MNREGA, agriculture sector and Scheduled Castes, saying it has failed on all fronts despite which it is trying to "fool" the people. Participating in a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in the Lok Sabha, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present and said he should ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
‘It's all real, I never thought in my wildest dreams I would come this far in Australia’ IMAGE: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his semi-final match against Stanislas Wawrinka. Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Roger Federer held firm against a furious fightback from fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, edging his former apprentice 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in a Melbourne Park classic to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday. On the day ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
After winning hearts on social media with their witty tweets, Mumbai police has once again come up with its own eye-catching calendar. For the second year running, photographer Pravin Talan captured Mumbai cops in action. While last year’s calendar was a pictorial tribute to the police and Mumbai's signature landmarks, this year Talan showcases the force in real-time. Here are the images from the calendar. (Please click on the photos for hi-resolution images) Coastal security ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu feels that the coming together of the Opposition on the demonetisation issue is a non-starter and not a threat to the Bharatiya Janata Party led government and rules out any real political realignment before the next Lok Sabha elections. He also says that this grouping up of opposition parties, which are “jealous” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity, is opportunistic and will not succeed. “Any political realignment should reflect ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Seeking to stem the flow of black money in polls, the Election Commission has urged the government to amend laws to ban anonymous contributions of Rs 2000 and above made to political parties. There is no constitutional or statutory prohibition on receipt of anonymous donations by political parties. But there is an "indirect partial ban" on anonymous donations through the requirement of declaration of donations under section 29C of The Representation of the People Act, 1951. But, such ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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