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Government overhauls board of Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, appoints new head
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Government overhauls board of Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, a...

The government on Thursday reconstituted the board of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, appointing senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as the president of the trust. Rai, former news editor of Hindi daily Jansatta, replaces Chinmaya Gharekhan. The reconstituted trust of IGNCA, an autonomous institution under the ministry of culture, will be functional with immediate effect, an official statement said. Besides Rai, the trust comprises 19 other members including classical dancer Sonal ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'Har cheez Gandhi ke naam?' Rishi Kapoor, on Twitter, doesn't hold back

In a series of tweets, actor Rishi Kapoor has attacked the practice of naming all the major assets of the country after the Gandhi family members during the Congress rule. The 63-year-old veteran actor, who had in the recent past, been critical of the Saffron forces on issues like intolerance, picked up the Congress for his blast this time. Kapoor said the names of the prominent places should be changed after those who worked for the welfare of the country. “Change Gandhi family assets ...
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How the 'outsider' factor led US to the Trump conundrum

The politics of the world’s oldest democracy has seen outsiders making it big, a move that is not necessarily a positive omen. Shreekant Sambrani laments the state of play that has besieged the American polity. IMAGE: Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Charleston, West Virginia, US. Photograph: Chris Tilley/Reuters ‘He came with his own China shop’ was how a thoughtful insider of the Morarji Desai government described Raj Narain, who ...
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Olympics-bound Dipa wants to continue creating history

‘I will put every effort to ensure that I keep creating history’ ‘It was very difficult but I have got a great mentor because of whom, I am here’ IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar of India competes in the Women's Vault. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images. Ecstatic and exhausted in equal measure after becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar, on Thursday, said she would look to continue scripting history wherever she competes.
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Jews to get minority status in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved a proposal to grant minority status to Jews in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. “Maharashtra cabinet approves minority status to Jew community. This decision will benefit students from these communities to avail scholarships from the state government and setting up of educational institutions,” Fadnavis said. The move, which was announced by then ...
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From intolerance to new GDP numbers, Rajan had a view on all

While stating that a strong government should be led by those who have expertise, motivation and integrity and can provide the needed public good, Rajan warned that "strong governments, may not, however, move in the right direction". An outspoken Reserve Bank of India governor is rarity but Raghuram Rajan is the one who famously declared in James Bond style -- 'My name is Rajan and I do what I do' and he had a candid view on all topical issues economic and political. Keeping up this ...
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Big gap between Modi's 'achievements' and reality

Mr Modi must now work to win over the governor as a friend and learn to influence people credibly, says Shreekant Sambrani.     One wishes that someone had sounded the caution heard at many commuter railway stations (which provides the title to this column) to the Modi Sarkar these last few days. This is not because one wants to rain on the splendid on-going parade celebrating its two years but because there is a real possibility that all the pomp and circumstances of the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Where is the plan to give wings to your dreams, Mr Modi?  Rediff.com1 month ago
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How Delhi's IGI airport is gaining from public-private partnership

Project hits air pockets but traffic, operational numbers show a turnaround Public-private partnership projects can take a leaf out of the Delhi airport. The airport run by Delhi International Airport Ltd -- a consortium between GMR Group (64 per cent), the government’s Airports Authority of India (AAI, 26 per cent) and Germany’s Fraport AG (10 per cent) -- completed 10 years this May, as a successful PPP. A comparison of certain metrics since 2006, when it was privatised, shows ...
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'Greatest' boxer Muhammad Ali's tryst with India

IMAGE: The marquee at Caesars Palace shows a tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images. Indians had an opportunity to see legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in action in 1980 when he visited the country for exhibition bouts titled 'Greatest to Greatest, the reference being to him and to Indira Gandhi who had just returned to power after a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections after the emergency. Muhammad Ali: The greatest of all ...
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Revealed: The cult behind the Mathura violence

Details on the Swadheen Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah aka Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena, the outfit responsible for the violence that claimed 24 lives in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, including that of two police officials, are slowly emerging. On January 11, 2014, thousands of activists of the Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satygrahi -- splinter group of followers of spiritual guru Baba Jai Gurudev who passed away in 2012 -- illegally occupied hundreds of acres of government land at Jawahar Park in ...
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