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Bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway washed away, 2 dead, 22 missing

Bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway washed away, 2 dead, 22 missing

Teams of NDRF, Navy, Coast Guard, IAF and Konkan Railway carry out rescue operations, reports Prasanna D Zore/ IMAGE: A part of a bridge on Savitri river at Mahad in Raigad district of Maharashtra collapsed on Wednesday. Photograph: Chief PRO, Defence At least two persons drowned and 22 others are missing as two buses swept away in swollen Savitri River after a British-era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa Highway near Mahad in Maharashtra’s Raigad district late on Tuesday ..., 3 weeks ago

The caged lions of Gir

Are the lions of Gir forest really wild and free? Prasanna D Zore/ doesn't believe so. The lions, lionesses and their cubs are not really free inside Gir forest. A symbiotic relationship between trackers, guides and tourists -- money being the glue -- has deprived these wild animals of their freedom. It was a fixed match, recently. Between two lions, a lioness and umpteen tourists and guides aboard open jeeps inside Gir forest in Gujarat. We were the spectators. It made me ponder: ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

There isn't a little bit of Salman Khan in all men

I fear for our collective inability to wrestle the plague of rape in this nation, says Prathmesh Kher. My colleague Prasanna D Zore posted an interesting column on Salman Khan and his analogising his pain of making a motion picture to that of a raped woman. But certain charges in it were disturbing and cannot be left uncontended. A part of the charge does hold true, but the one part that did offend me (a wasted claim that has many prospectors these days) was the attribution that a rape joke ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago There's a little bit of Salman Khan in all men  Rediff.com2 months ago

'I hope Dr Urjit Patel thinks beyond continuity'

‘When a soldier becomes a king, he better be a king. He should now just forget the past and move beyond continuity. He should catch the potential of India’s moment and play a leader’s role,’ says Vallabh Bhansali of Enam Group.  With the Union government choosing Dr Urjit Patel as the next governor of Reserve Bank of India, everyone has heaved a sigh of relief that the government has chosen to follow continuity over confrontation. Dr Patel, 52, who, like his ...
 Rediff.com19 hours ago

'We want to pay respects to gau rakshaks who faced bullets'

'All gau-bhakts, of whichever ideological shade, party or banner, anybody and everybody is entitled to participate in the commemoration.'  'Most importantly, the programme has to be totally peaceful.' On November 7, 1966, the Delhi police fired upon Naga sadhus who were marching from the Red Fort to Parliament to demand enactment of a law to ban cow slaughter. The police opened fire when the agitators broke the police cordon and entered Parliament. To mark 50 years of the police firing, ...
 Rediff.com22 hours ago

Hoisting the Tricolour in the Maoist heartland

'By hoisting the national flag we have kindled a small flame of hope among the Adivasis.''We will strive to keep this flame burning forever among their hearts.' IMAGE: Adivasi leader Soni Sori, in white, with Madkam Hidme's mother to her left, in red, who has approached the court to seek justice for her daughter. The girl with a duppatta on her head is Madkam Hidme's sister, and to Sori's right is Kawasi Hidme, who was imprisoned in various Chhattisgarh prisons for seven years on trumped ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Neutralising IS modules has no easy solutions'

'You cannot say that I have blocked a thousand Web sites (operated by IS) and so I am happy.''They will immediately open another thousand such Web sites.' Praveen Dixit, below left, who recently retired as Maharashtra's director general of police, tells's Prasanna D Zore about tackling terrorists who make use of social media to influence young minds. What kind of problems do social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook pose for policing? These are just platforms, technologies ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Soni Sori begins 200-km-long tricolour march to protest killing of Adivasi teen

Firebrand Adivasi leader Soni Sori -- who allegedly suffered sexual exploitation by the police as well as acid attacks for her fight for the tribals of Chhattisgarh -- began a 200 kilometre-long padyatra from Dantewada to Gompad village, where an Adivasi teen, Madkam Hidme, was allegedly raped and killed by security forces.Sori exclusively spoke to's Prasanna Zore about her fight to seek justice for the tribals in the region. The piece can be ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Why Soni Sori plans to hoist the Tiranga in Maoist heartland  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

'ISIS will never hold sway in J&K'

'These inhuman people will never find a place in Jammu & Kashmir or hold in any sway over the youth here.' IMAGE: Protesters hurl stones at a police vehicle after Burhan Wani's death. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI Shayk Dr Abdul Lateef Al-Kindee (he is a PhD in Islamic Studies), secretary general, Jamiat Ahle Hadees, an Islamic religious outfit that espouses pristine Islamic teachings, spoke to's Prasanna D Zore about how peace can return to the Kashmir Valley and the reasons why ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'We'll convert as we are treated like dirt and shit'

'Despite living in a free nation for so many years, if atrocities like rapes, public flogging, social boycotts are faced by Dalits, then conversion is the only option.' Banaskantha Dalit Sanghatan President Jayantibhai Makwana speaks to's Prasanna D Zore about the deplorable state of Dalits in Gujarat and why they plan to convert to Buddhism soon. Why do you want the Dalits of Gujarat to convert to Buddhism? What purpose will it solve? The Dalits of Gujarat have been subjected to ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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