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Is Maharashtra's new internal security law draconian?
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Is Maharashtra's new internal security law draconian?

Want to live in Maharashtra, follow these eight rules or get jailed. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com on the proposed Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act. Opposition parties are calling the draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act a draconian piece of legislation but the state government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena is calling it the need of the hour. The MPISA will be tabled in the next session of the Maharashtra assembly, and is currently open to public ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Music, malls, shopping: I-Day vignettes

Blaring music. Manic shoppers. A foreign brand launch.Syed Firdaus Ashraf on a special day in the nation's history.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "So how did you spend Independence Day?" a friend asked. "With cotton in my ears," I said. He was astonished, but that was the truth. I did spend the day with cotton stuffed in my ears. For the last three years, politicians in the central Mumbai area where I live have decided that citizens in the vicinity don't have a right to spend a quiet ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

In my heart there are no borders

By Asiya Firdaus New Delhi [India], Sept. 8 (ANI): "I have a deep bond with India; I feel it in my heart. My dream is to go there and inshallah I shall. Please grant me a visa, but even if you don't, I will reach India somehow". The local ...
 Yahoo! India2 weeks ago
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'Country comes first, trade with Pakistan comes second'

'Trade cannot take place when there is no trust.' Dalip Sharma, Director, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), has been organising trade fairs with Pakistani businessmen, to promote business between the two countries, the volume of which has been abysmal at the best of times. Whenever there is a good prospect of trade between the two countries expanding, Sharma says terror strikes set the clock back. "India has always showed patience, but now a time has come that the ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

Malaysia U-22 to play Brunei U-22 in two friendlies at home

BY NIK AFIQ Follow on Twitter Frank Bernhardt's Malaysia U-22 squad are set to play Brunei U-22 in two friendly matches early next month. According to the Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) website, the matches will take place on ...
 Yahoo! Singapore1 day ago
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Ban Pakistani artistes? Are we serious?

'We have never had a policy regarding Pakistani artistes working in India.''We welcome them with open arms and that remains the official policy of the Indian government, including the current dispensation.''So if Fawad Khan or for that matter Mahira Khan come to Bollywood for work, it is not illegal,' says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. IMAGE: Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan and Naveen Waqar in Humsafar. Who is Zhu Zhu? Now before you Google to seek the answer, let me remind you of an incident which I mentioned ...
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'If you stop water to Pakistan, you will flood J&K'

'In the last 55 years India and Pakistan have gone to wars, but nobody spoke about scrapping the Indus Waters Treaty.' IMAGE: A child stands near the Chenab river with the Baglihar hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. Photograph: Amit Gupta/Reuters The hawks in India feel Pakistan needs to be punished post the Uri attacks. Since war is unlikely, eyes are turning towards the over five-decade-old Indus Waters Treaty . The treaty, signed in 1960, has been the most successful treaty between ...
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This newspaperman's death made no news

For 40 years, he was an efficient cog in Mumbai's newspaper business.But in death he was forgotten by those very newspapers, discovers Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com For the last 20 years Vengurlekar, the man who delivered newspapers to my home, has been an important part of my life. My bed tea began with the expectation that Vengurlekar would arrive on time with the newspapers, which was critical for journalists those days. Vengurlekar never disappointed. He never ...
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'Mulayam is an outdated ticket in the SP'

IMAGE: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, left, with his uncle Shivpal Yadav. 'If you interpret Akhilesh's statement, he is clearly saying Shivpal wants to become chief minister.' What is the problem between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav? If you are pondering this question, then Dr A K Verma, director, Centre for the Study of Society and Politics, Kanpur, has the answers. He spoke to Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf about the crisis in Uttar ...
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'Sidhu has formed his party to stop AAP'

'We always had a doubt that Sidhu would not campaign against the Badals.' IMAGE: Navjot Singh Sidhu tendered his resignation to the Bharatiya Janata Party September 14, days after he announced the launch of his party, the Awaaz-e-Punjab. Photograph: Kind courtesy Navjot Kaur Sidhu/Facebook 'Navjot Singh Sidhu has made it clear that he is the B Team of the BJP-RSS (Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). We were suspicious of him from the very beginning.' Jarnail Singh, the Aam ...
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