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

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 ..., 1 month ago

Highlights: When Modi used Indira, Rajiv to give it back to Congress

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi stood up in Parliament and tore into the government and the prime minister, on Thursday, Narendra Modi took centre stage to give the vote of thanks to the President’s speech on the opening day of the Budget session. The PM didn’t hold back and launched a scathing attack against the Congress. Here are the highlights from his speech: A)    On disruptions: -- I am very worried about the recent disturbances in Parliament ...
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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 ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

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 ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

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.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

2 Jet Airways crew members from Mumbai injured in Brussels attacks

Two Jet Airways crew members were injured in the explosions that rocked Brussels’ Zaventem airport on Tuesday, which led the airline to cancel all its flights to and from the Belgian capital till Wednesday. “Two Jet Airways staff have sustained injuries in the explosion at Brussels airport. Both of them are receiving medical care at hospitals,” the airline said. While the airline did not share details on the injured crew,  sources said that the two cabin staff -- Nidhi ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Punjab and its State-sponsored anarchy

Punjab politics has produced a dog’s breakfast on the river waters issue. Except, you’d see even dogs eat better, says Shekhar Gupta.     IMAGE: Farmers filling the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal with the help of excavators in Saini Majra village in Punjab. Photograph: PTI Photo. It is tough for us to focus on something as unfamiliar as the Sutlej-Yamuna Link, or SYL (no, SYL isn’t a mistype for YSL, the more familiar French designer label). A fight between Punjab ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

PHOTOS: Welcome to the Valley of Tulips

You shouldn't be mistaken if you think this is Holland! This is Srinagar’s beautiful tulip garden, the largest in Asia. So, immerse yourself in the colours and charm of Srinagar. Text: Mukhtar Ahmad. Photographs: Umar Ganie/, S Irfan/PTI   Set in the shadow of a snow-capped Zarbarwan hills and close to the shores of Kashmir’s DalLake, Asia’s largest tulip garden opened to the public on Tuesday, a week ahead of the scheduled opening. The Indira Gandhi Memorial ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'In our political system minority view is either ignored or not heard'

'Kashmiryat is the bedrock of our society and that’s facing a severe challenge.' 'There were provocations from certain quarters asking us to leave Kashmir but we did not.' 'Violence and extremism have not and will not fetch anything. Dialogue is the only way out.' Image: The Sikh community holds a protest demonstration on the banks of the Jhelum in Srinagar. Photograph: Mubashir Khan. According to the 2011 census report, Sikhs account for just 1.87 per cent of the population in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Jaitley attacks Rahul for sympathising with those who want to 'break India'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday launched a stinging attack on Rahul Gandhi for voicing “sympathies” for “those who raised slogans for breaking up India” and said it was the Congress vice president’s “ideological hollowness” that he did something that likes of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi never did. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader also termed Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech, delivered ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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