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Waiting for the leader

Waiting for the leader

The closer Barack Obama gets to the end of his second term, the more consequential his presidency seems, both in terms of his policy achievements and as a turning point in America's electoral politics.Here's how, writes Mukul Kesavan., 8 minutes ago

Rajya Sabha accepts Vijay Mallya's fresh resignation

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya's tenure in the Rajya Sabha came to an end on Wednesday with Chairman Hamid Ansari accepting his resignation after he sent a fresh letter under his signature, a day after his scanned offer was rejected on procedural grounds. Announcing the decision in the House, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said a resignation letter of Mallya dated May 3 was received by the chairman. "He has accepted his resignation effective from today, May 4," Kurien said about the independent ...
 Rediff.com13 hours ago Pranav Pandya nominated to Rajya Sabha  Rediff.com15 hours ago WATCH LIVE! All the action in Parliament  Rediff.com16 hours ago

We bowled like champions, says KKR's Russell

‘The momentum is with us, from Rajkot, and we're looking to take that forward’ IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell celebrates. Photograph: BCCI. His four-wicket haul guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-run win over Kings XI Punjab and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell said they bowled like champions in their Indian Premier League match in Kolkata. IPL PHOTOS: Russell stars as Knight Riders regain top spot Adjudged Man of the Match for returning with ...
 Rediff.com20 minutes ago IPL PHOTOS: Russell stars as Knight Riders regain top spot  Rediff.com11 hours ago

WB polls: PM Modi urges voters to cast votes in large numbers

As the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly election is currently underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the voters to cast votes in large numbers."As the sixth & final phase of West Bengal Assembly polls gets underway, requesting voters to cast their vote in large numbers," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.The polling for the final phase of the assembly elections is underway in West Bengal. Under this phase, 25 assembly seats, ...
 Rediff.com28 minutes ago All eyes on Nandigram as Bengal votes in final phase of polls  Rediff.com2 hours ago Final phase of Bengal elections begins  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Apple loses trademark lawsuit over 'iPhone' name in China

  Apple Inc has lost a trademark lawsuit in China, with a court in Beijing allowing a leather goods-maker to sell wallets and handbags flashing the world's biggest technology giant's exclusive 'iPhone' name. The Beijing Municipal High People's Court ruled in favour of Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) limited, which sells a number of leather products such as smartphone cases and handbags under the name 'IPHONE', state media reported. In 2002, Apple applied for the 'iPhone' trademark for ...
 Rediff.com34 minutes ago Apple Just Lost a Fight to Keep the iPhone Label Off Chinese Purses  Global Advisors11 hours ago

Will India ever lift the ban on 'sin' businesses?

The ban on liquor advertising is an example of policy hypocrisy at play, says Kanika Datta. Image: The betting ban is one element of this proclivity, but so are the restrictions on cigarette and alcohol advertising. Photograph: Reuters     Among the many appealing side-stories to Leicester City Football Club's astonishing victory in the English Premier League is the fortune won by a fan who had placed, by his own admission, a "drunken bet" of £5 on this underdog side winning ...
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'Address to US Congress big opportunity for Modi'

'This is going to be an opportunity to hear from the prime minister of the new India and the progress made in the last two years of the growing cooperation between the US and India in several areas, including areas that would have seemed implausible a few years ago.'US Congressman Ed Royce, who led the campaign to have Prime Minister Modi address a joint session of Congress, speaks to Aziz Haniffa/ in an exclusive interview. IMAGE: The last time an Indian prime minister addressed a ...
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Mom and me: 'I'm nothing without you'

We invited you, dear readers, to share a picture of you and your mother. Here's a fresh set of responses. Click here to share your pics!   Jerry Mathai captioned this picture 'The wall of my life'. "I am nothing without you," he added.   Amrita Yadava says this picture was clicked the first time she was leaving home for further studies. "She (mom) taught me to be independent and bold. She is the energy booster..She is my WORLD!" writes Amrita.   Rajesh Kumar Singh ...
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'The rape is a black mark on society'

'Kerala society is more advanced than any other society in India. Everybody is more aware of the laws and how to proceed against the accused.''So, you cannot blame Kerala based on the crime records,' state home minister Ramesh Chennithala tells Shobha Warrier/ in an exclusive interview.   A gruesome rape and the brutal murder of a woman was the last thing a government would want in the last leg of the elections. Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala's home minister, is bravely facing the ...
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What's the logic behind tax evasion?

It is strange that the wealthy evade taxes even though the marginal utility of the money saved amounts to little and tax rates in countries, including India, have dropped, points out A V Rajwade. In general, individuals and companies desiring to avoid/evade taxes have created an extremely lucrative business area for global banks - and not only those based in Switzerland, which have become notorious for their “secret” numbered bank accounts. In last week’s article, I had ...
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