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, 3 weeks 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago 'Are these your achche din': Kapil Sharma asks PM Modi in angry tweet Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test match. . Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday decided to substantially lower the ticket rates of popular stands for India's Test match against England at the Wankhede Stadium scheduled from December 8-12 as compared to the prices for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in 2013. "We have decided to keep the ticket rates cheaper as compared to the rates we had maintained during the Tendulkar Test match," ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Maharashtra government has decided to reconsider the ‘No helmet, no fuel’ rule, Transport Minister Diwakar Raote informed the state assembly on Friday. However, petrol pump owners will be asked to intimate vehicle numbers of two-wheelers where the rider was without helmet, to transport authorities, the minister said. The decision, set to be implemented from August 1, had met with fierce opposition from pump owners. Giving into the resistance from two-wheeler riders and petrol ...Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 4 weeks 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
The Prime Minister and and President gracing ads for Reliance Jio and Bandhan Bank have put the spotlight on this trend. Newspaper readers were in for a complete surprise earlier this month when the face of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi stared at them via front-page ads for Jio, Reliance Industries’ telecom service. For an audience otherwise used to the PM appearing in ads for his party or when his government has an initiative to launch or message to convey, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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