'If your paper writes something you don't agree with, will you criticise it?' Nitin Gadkari asks Aditi Phadnis when quizzed about demonetisation.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping, conjures up images of Santa Claus. He exudes rotund well-being and 'jollification.' All that is missing is a bell, a sleigh and chortles of 'ho, ho, ho.' The same spirit was evident at a press conference he addressed before we went to lunch. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
When Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat chose Haridwar Rural to fight 2017 Assembly elections besides Kichha seat in Udham Singh Nagar, he, perhaps, had multiple reasons in mind. The chief among them were that Congress candidate Irshad Ali lost 2012 ...DNA, 3 weeks ago
Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted Jan Dhan account holders not to refund the money of the corrupt who had deposited their 'black money' into the bank accounts of the poor, the Income Tax Department here froze the account of one such ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Angered by what they say is “stifling of voices,” hundreds of university students and teachers took out a protest march on Tuesday aimed at the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad as a controversy over free speech in the country gathered pace. Faced with alleged rape threats and a virulent social media backlash, the young woman at the centre of the storm, Gurmehar Kaur, withdrew her protest against the ABVP, the ruling party-affiliated students group, which has been accused of ...Rediff.com, 1 hour ago DU students, teachers take out march; Kaur withdraws protest Deccan Herald, 2 hours ago
RBI governor Urjit Patel, caught in a maelstrom since demonetisation was rolled out, found an unlikely saviour in ex-RBI governor Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. It took place while the parliamentary standing committee on finance was subjecting Urjit to a ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Blatant tool of shameless populism, the Indian Railways has been run into the ground by the constant pressures of coalition politics; now for the first time in 92 years, there will be no Railway Budget, as the Union Budget will subsume it. With PM Narendra ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
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