Activist Trupti Desai says she will launch an aggressive campaign if trustees Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai don’t open the place for women. Over the past few months, a young woman has been challenging religious leaders of all hues by questioning their age-old practice of restricting women’s entry at places of worship. For this, she was intimidated and even attacked, but nothing seems to have dissuaded her resolve. Trupti Desai, 31, says she believes in god and her fight is not against ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Raising a banner of revolt, senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi on Thursday threatened to form a new party and attacked his parent party as ‘B team’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state, drawing sharp reaction from the All India Congress Committee. Jogi’s rebellion from Congress came almost six months after the party expelled his son Amit Jogi over alleged ‘fixing’ of a 2014 assembly bypoll to ensure the ruling BJP’s ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Bharatiya Janata Party scripted history on Thursday, storming to power in Assam for the first time, dethroning the Congress, which also lost Kerala. Another interesting theme was re-election of Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee, two strong women who are now undisputed leaders of their states. The Congress, however, swept Puducherry. Here is a closer look at politicos who have emerged victorious in the electoral contest. Jayalalithaa: Ends 32-year jinx Poised for a successive term, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India continues to rank as the third top source of overall malicious activity including spam, malware, phishing hosts and bots Even as Indian enterprises are increasingly going online, there has been a notable uptick in the number of attacks, especially targeting the small and medium businesses as most of them are not well protected. According to a recent report by security software firm Symantec, November 2015 was most vulnerable month for India Inc when, on an average, 2.5 targeted attacks ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The Kapoor sisters -- Karisma and Kareena -- celebrated their mother Babita's birthday on April 20. Karisma posted a picture, above, and captioned it: 'Birthday love.' The ladies were joined by Saif Ali Khan and Randhir Kapoor. *** Dipa Karmakar has became India's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and several celebrities turned to Twitter to congratulate her: Shah Rukh Khan shared her picture, above, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Nasscom set up a task force last year, to position India as a global hub for providing cybersecurity solutions The next big wave for the Indian information technology (IT) sector would be cyber security, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), said on Monday. The sector has projected revenues of $35 billion and a million new jobs, it said. “We estimate that cybersecurity is about $2.5-3 billion or about two per cent of the close-to-$150-billion Indian IT ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
At a time when two-third of Maharashtra is reeling under the worst drought of the century, sugar factories in the state have been happily lifting water from the rivers on the state government's watch. Such lifting of water by Sangamner's Sahakarmaharshi ...DNA, 2 months ago
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