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
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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, 4 days 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, 1 month 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 week 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
Air India's Delhi-Hong Kong flight made an emergency landing at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport on Tuesday evening. Around 8.20 pm, the flight developed a snag in its right-side engine and had to be diverted to make an emergency landing ...DNA, 2 months ago
“I didn’t know it was this bad.” That was Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao reacting to his Cabinet Secretary Naresh Chandra’s briefing on the state of the economy. It was 20 June 1991, and the next day he would be sworn in as ...Open Magazine, 2 months ago
Potassium bromate is used to strengthen dough, improve the shelf life of bread The recent study by the Delhi-based Centre for Science & Environment on white bread, bun, pav and pizza bread in New Delhi has put the spotlight firmly on potassium bromate, a chemical compound commonly used for baking. The additive is used to strengthen dough and improve the shelf life of bread. It is also an affordable additive in comparison to ascorbic acid, a naturally occurring organic compound that is used ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Steering the Bharatiya Janata Party to power for the first time in the Northeast, Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Assam heading an 11-member ministry that also included representatives of allies Asom Gana Parishad and Bodo Peoples Front. IMAGE: Sarbananda Sonowal takes his oath in Assamese. Photograph: Rediff.com Watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, senior party leader L K Advani, party chief ministers and leaders of the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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