The Election Commission, which is holding an inquiry into the ‘ink’ row surrounding the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana held recently, on Wednesday deferred the hearing till Saturday. While Congress-backed losing candidate R K Anand appeared before Haryana’s chief electoral officer, Independent nominee and media baron Subhash Chandra -- who won with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s support -- sought more time to appear as he was away after which the matter was put off till ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP’s Chandra Kumar Bose and the Left-supported Congress candidate Deepa Das Munshi are in the fray in this phase. IMAGE: Voters show their identity cards before casting votes at a polling station in Hooghly on Saturday. Photograph: PTI A voter turnout of over 78.25 per cent marked the fifth and penultimate phase of assembly polls in West Bengal where 186 people were arrested in incidents of electoral malpractice and sporadic violence that left ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Kolkata’s creme de la creme turned up at the launch of Bandhan, The Making of a Bank, but the evening nevertheless had an informal touch typical of the young bank with CMD Chandra Shekhar Ghosh personally welcoming the dignitaries, reports Indrani Roy/Rediff.com. "I need high heels to be photographed with you," senior finance journalist-writer Tamal Bandyopadhyay told Bandhan founder and CMD Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. “But then I can never be as 'tall' as you. What you ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's name did not figure in any list of war criminals, indicated a declassified file on the freedom fighter released on Friday. The government today released 25 declassified files on Netaji whose disappearance over 70 years ago remains a mystery. The declassified files noted about a letter by a director in ministry of External Affairs dated February 21, 2002 to Justice M K Mukherjee Commission mentioning about "authentic true copies of documents based on which our ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Centre to build memorial for Netaji, 25 more files declassified Rediff.com, 1 month ago Japan to declassify 2 crucial files related to Netaji Rediff.com, 2 months ago
As counting is on in the five states – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal -- here’s a look at where the heavyweights stand. TAMIL NADU J Jayalalithaa The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won from the RK Nagar constituency in Chennai. No surprises there! M K Stalin Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Karunanidhi son and apparent heir to the throne, MK Stalin, has won from Kolathur. Karunanidhi DMK President M ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Former World Chess Champion Grand Master Viswanathan Anand felicitated with the P C Chandra Puraskar for his excellent contribution in the field of world sport by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, while B K Chandra (left), Charman, PC Chandra Group looks on in Kolkata on Sunday. Photograph: PTI At a time when the sporting fraternity is divided over Salman Khan’s appointment as brand ambassador for the Indian contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics, five-time world chess ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The country’s largest consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever says it has been able to reduce its water use by regular metering, monitoring and controlling of utilities consumption at all its manufacturing sites Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have frequently found themselves in the eye of a storm for being huge consumers of water. To be sure, bottled water and softdrinks are among the key industrial users of water in India. But, little is known of the water conservation measures that ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'If you are not doing a Hindi film, it doesn’t mean you are not doing any work.' 'Success is all about saying no to what you don’t want to do. Thankfully, I have been successful.' Neetu Chandra has just won a National Award and she's hugely excited! Neetu Chandra, who has starred in two National Award winning films, has been missing from Bollywood for a while now. Well, the model-turned-actress has started her own production company Champaran Talkies and that's what's keeping her ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The truncated state, despite claims of having started at a disadvantageous position, now comes third in ease of doing business and has a host of other achievements under its belt. On June 20, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off an intercity superfast express train between Vijayawada and Hyderabad, a week before the Andhra Pradesh government’s June 27 deadline for the 25,000-odd staff and officers to relocate from the existing state headquarters to the new capital of Amaravati. The ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
25 years on, we see how these actors have fared. 1991. The year Sanjay Dutt hit big league with blockbusters like Sadak and Saajan. The year Amitabh Bachchan’s lippy request to Jumma in Hum caught the fancy of the entire nation. The year Anil Kapoor raised eyebrows by falling for both a mother and her daughter in Lamhe. And the year more than a dozen newcomers made their debut on silver screen. On the 25th anniversary of these events, we look back at the class of 1991 and how ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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