India carried out ‘surgical strikes’ on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists. The announcement of the sudden action by the army came 11 days after the terror strike by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad on an Indian army camp in Uri in Kashmir which claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers. This is how the political leaders and twitterati reacted to the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The ‘Chhota don’ Rajan Nikhalje may be down but certainly not out. And the same can be said of the Ganesh pandal once patronised by him, reports Anil Singh. IMAGE: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at the Tilak Nagar Ganesh pandal. Photograph courtesy: Sahyadri Krida Mandal. If the clout of Mumbai’s underworld dons is to be measured by their Ganesha pandals, Chhota Rajan is clearly down but not out. He may be lodged in Tihar jail but the Ganesh pandal in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma’s bribe tweets against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation seems to have backfired, with the civic body claiming that the artist had flouted norms not only in his Versova office building but also in his apartment in suburban Goregaon. “We received two complaints from separate people about illegal construction being done in Sharma’s both premises, one in Versova and another in Goregaon. In both the cases, we followed the due procedure and first ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago 'Are these your achche din': Kapil Sharma asks PM Modi in angry tweet Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The minders of the Modi government's economic policy believe it would take 7 to 8 quarters -- or till around late 2018 -- for the economy to reap the rewards of demonetisation.Archis Mohan reports from New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is bracing itself for a sharp decline in economic growth in the third quarter of the current financial year, as the manufacturing sector and consumer demand decelerates after the demonetisation drive. The government expects the gross domestic ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Expecting fireworks in both Houses during the Winter Session of Parliament starting from Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary Party Executive will go into a huddle on Monday to chalk out strategy to counter the opposition which is divided over how to take on the Narendra Modi government on various issue. Top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, will attend the meet. On the agenda will be issues like demonetisation, the Kashmir unrest ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Dubbing the demonetisation of high currency notes as a “huge scam”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party had told all its “friends” about the move much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement and demanded its immediate roll back. He termed the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as “surgical strike” on common man’s “small savings” and not on ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The state government is worried that the agitation may pose a serious threat to it, reports Sanjay Jog. The massive peaceful protest marches by the Maratha Kranti Manch across Maharashtra has caused unease among the ruling and opposition camps. After initially neglecting the mobilisation, the government and opposition leaders are now participating in the silent marches to express solidarity. The trigger for the marches was the rape and murder of a Maratha girl at Kopardi, Ahmednagar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
BCCI President Anurag Thakur will continue as India's representative in the International Cricket Council. - MSK Prasad is new chief selector Some media reports on Tuesday said that former BCCI chief Narayanswami Srinivasan was the front-runner to being the Indian cricket board's representative on the ICC’s Board of Directors. However, the BCCI members, in their 87th annual general meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday, decided to stick with chief Thakur as their representative in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In order to claim the void left behind by the Congress in Maharashtra, the NCP has silently launched a massive outreach programme. The outreach is not limited to Maharashtra; it also includes Gujarat where Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel has been visiting ...DNA, 2 months ago
As Mumbaities bids adieu to Lord Ganesha on the final day of the festival, Rediff.com's Hitesh Harisinghani and Satish Bodas speak to lifeguards at the city's beaches. IMAGE: Kiran Gosawi, right, with his colleagues Sarvesh Thakur and Sandeep More. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Kiran Gosawi, 26, who works for the Mumbai Fire Brigade as a lifeguard was getting ready for an eventful evening at Juhu beach on the 11th and final day of Ganpati Visarjan. Kiran, who ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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