'Modi is likely to make more announcements to win or retain popularity, and put himself at the centre of things even more than now,' says T N Ninan.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Exactly mid-way through his five-year term, Narendra Modi has changed gears, and possibly direction. Till November, his was an administration seemingly determined to follow a path of sustained incrementalism -- a steady flow of small steps whose cumulative impact would be transformative. Or so it was ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
If either faction of the AIADMK failed to muster a floor majority, then the governor would be called upon to ask MK Stalin as the leader of the opposition if he would like to try his hand at government formation. Indications are that the DMK would not fall for any such situation straightaway. However, internal discussions and debates could be triggered by what is happening outside than inside, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: A file photograph of DMK chief M Karunanidhi with his son and party ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
May 31, 1893 is unarguably a historic day. On this date, two great Indians and visionaries — Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata — sailed together on a ship from Japan to the US. Both, whose lives would ultimately impact millions of their ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
'It is highly doubtful that the Trump administration will consider inserting itself into the volatile India-Pakistan dispute, especially when he has signalled his interest in prioritising deepening ties with India.' IMAGE: Donald Trump has referred to India several times, and always in warm and admiring references, Lisa Curtis points out. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Lisa Curtis, senior research fellow on South Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Centre, tells Aditi Phadnis ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The majestic Rajpath saw a scintillating display of India's military might and resplendent cultural diversity as the country celebrated its 68th Republic Day on Thursday, with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attending the event as guest of honour. IMAGE: A spectacular bird's eye view of the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Light rain and overcast skies failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
New Delhi: Agni-5, a nuclear capable missile with the longest range so far, of 5,500 kms and described by India as a "weapon of peace", was successfully test fired from Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, on 26 December 2016, by the Defence Research and ...Sify, 1 month ago
'General J S Aurora, the commander of the Indian forces in the East, asked General Sagat Singh to withdraw his troops who were on the move to Dacca -- but he refused.''He said, "Jaggi, over my dead body".''Therefore, I say the creator of Bangladesh was General Sagat Singh.'Lieutenant General O P Kaushik salutes the incredible soldiers who turned the tide in the 1971 War. Some of the best stories are told by soldiers. They will tell you of hard fought battles that have become the stuff of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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