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Brand India ambassador Priyanka Chopra: 'This is not the country I grew up in'

Brand India ambassador Priyanka Chopra: 'This is not the count...

Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ on Priyanka Chopra's appointment as a brand ambassador for India, despite her frankness on intolerant India. IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra looks picture perfect in American designer Vera Wang's glittery silver and gold outfit at the People's Choice Awards. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Image   Amitabh Kant, the senior bureaucrat behind the Incredible India campaign, rued a couple of days ago that actor Aamir Khan's 'intolerance comment' had affected Brand India., 3 weeks ago

Judge dictates final pages of verdict in Salman Khan hit-and-run case

The verdict in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case is likely to be out soon. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ who is inside the Bombay High Court reports on what the judge has been dictating in court today. The court will soon announce its ruling on the 49-year-old superstar's appeal against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he was found guilty of killing a man and injuring four others with his SUV after a night out drinking.While dictating its order on Monday and Tuesday, the court ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Salman reaches court room, verdict any time now  Rediff.com2 months ago Suspicion cannot be grounds for convicting Salman: Judge  Rediff.com2 months ago Salman should come to court, says judge; verdict likely today  Rediff.com2 months ago

Why I support Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

Can you even imagine the fear that must have passed through Kiran Rao's mind, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. A few years ago I met a Pakistani journalist at a promotional event for a Shahid Kapoor film in Mumbai. She was starry-eyed and wanted to interview the actor for her newspaper. She was introduced to all journalists assembled at the event by the actor's publicist. The Pakistani journalist asked all of us Indian journalists about Shahid Kapoor's name. It puzzled her because Shahid was a Muslim ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

BJSS-Thunderbolt hoping for a better season with new backing

Muhd Noor Firdaus Rosdi (right) of BJSS fights for the ball with Thunderbolts' Mohd Izwan Muhamad Noor during the Malaysian Junior Hockey League quarter-final match last year. - GLENN GUAN / The Star KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Jalil Sports School ... month ago

'Headley's testimony on Ishrat Jahan is like KBC'

  'There is nothing in Headley's testimony. Where is he saying anything? He says, 'I don't know, I don't know.' He says 'I overheard somebody's speech.' Is this evidence? This is double hearsay.' 'Is this evidence? What kind of game are you playing? Is this Kaun Banega Crorepati or evidence?' 'If this (the Ishrat Jahan encounter) investigation is really carried out further, it points to the heart of the BJP's political leadership. And therefore they want you to distract you and say ...
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Why I support 27% reservation in private sector jobs'

'The government and corporate sector must join hands to implement action which allows all of India to develop. It would be good for the corporate sector in the long run.' 'It is not that talent is a monopoly of a few castes who have been privileged over centuries. Talent also exists in other groups. They need opportunity and exposure,' The debate on casteism is back! The National Commission of Backward Classes on Tuesday, February 9, wrote to the ministry of social justice to bring in a bill to ...
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Nida Fazli, the last of the great Urdu poets

For generations to come it will be difficult for any other Urdu poet to attain such high standards as Nida Fazli, who passed into the ages on Monday, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ When the news broke that poet Nida Fazli has died, the first thought that came to my mind was this beautiful Urdu couplet penned by him: Kabhi kisi ko muqammal jahaan nahi milta Kahin zameen kahin aasman nahi milta No one gets a perfect world If you get land, you don’t get the sky. Tere jahaan mein aisa ...
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'Still guessing why BJP changed its hearts on Dalits'

'We were at war with the BJP in the 1990s. We were burning down each other's offices then. I don't want that to happen again.' In the late 1980s, when the Congress-led Maharashtra government published Riddles of Hinduism, a book written by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, there was a hue and cry over it, led primarily by supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party who wanted the book to be banned. The BJP said Riddles of Hinduism was hurting Hindu sentiments. In 2016, when the BJP government led by ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Will Pawar say the courts are taking instructions from me?'

IMAGE: Sameer Bhujbal being produced in a Mumbai court. Photograph: Sahil Salvi 'May I ask if Sharad Pawar will say the chief justice of the high court as well as the judge who extended remand are also taking instructions from Somaiya?' 'If political corruption is brought down, automatically lower level corruption will reduce.' 'This scam was exposed when Kirit Somaiya's party was not in power.' The political war between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Nationalist Congress Party in ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Kejriwal can't handle being CM, dreams of being PM'

'Delhi is regretting its decision of electing Arvind Kejriwal.' MCD workers burn effigies of Arvind Kejriwal and protest the non-payment of their dues. Photograph: PTI For the past eight days, sanitation levels in the nation's capital have reached an all-time low with garbage not being collected. Residents of Delhi are fighting to ignore the heaps of trash and block the stench. Sanitation workers, meanwhile, continue to strike, protesting the non-payment of their salaries for the last few ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago The man behind the raids on Kejriwal's offices  Rediff.com1 month ago
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