'The 17-year-old boy, who pulled out Nirbhaya's intestines, should have got the harshest punishment because he was not human at the time.''Instead, he was given a sewing machine and some money to have a new beginning!''Are we giving out incentives?''Are we telling our unemployed youth that if they do something like this, the government will give them jobs?'Straight talk with Raveena Tandon. IMAGE: Raveena Tandon and Alisha Khan in Maatr. Raveena Tandon has very strong opinions. She tells us ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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A third of FMCG sales and half of motorcycle sales come from the hinterlands The forecast of a normal monsoon this year has brought cheer to firms that have significant exposure to rural areas. This includes auto, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), durables and seed majors. A third of FMCG sales come from the hinterlands, while one in every two motorcycles sold in India is in the countryside. In the case of durables, 20-25 per cent of sales for companies comes from rural, while tractor and ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'Tying somebody to the jeep is not the military way, but the officer was able to come out of the situation without any bloodshed.''I am not supporting him, but I am also not criticising him.''He had to use some mechanism to save the uniformed personnel, many of whom were Kashmiri boys of the J&K police,' points out Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd), who was instrumental in the surrender of a record 1,267 terrorists in Kashmir. IMAGE: Jammu and Kashmiri policewomen confront lady ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'DRS or no DRS, the umpire should be making minimum mistakes.' IMAGE: Umpires CK Nandan and Nitin Menon during IPL 10. Photograph: BCCI Erratic umpiring has been a bane of Indian cricket and it has been highlighted further in the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League with quite a few debatable decisions. Former international umpire K Hariharan believes the standard of Indian umpiring can improve by having mentors to guide the 'clueless' officials."Like the selectors are constantly ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
BJP president Amit Shah today said that the party demolished a myth that regional parties were invincible by winning in Uttar Pradesh defeating Samajwadi Party and was able to repeat the performance in Odisha. While addressing BJP National Executive meeting ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
'In Angamaly Diaries, dreams, kinks, small corruptions, cheap lives, and hopes are all given their due and that attitude frees us up to believe that perhaps there is more good than bad in the sum total of us.''This is a coming-of-age tale taken straight out of a diary written in blood,' says Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: 'Sarath Kumar as Appani Ravi pitches in with perhaps the finest loud performance in Indian cinema since Manoj Bajpai in Satya.''You feel like he has emerged straight from the squats ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'For the sake of the nation, and the preservation of its polity, it is high time the country's largest political party and the country's largest religious minority make peace between them,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The Uttar Pradesh election verdict has been hailed for what it is, a truly landmark victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. But among the various adjectives used to describe the win -- from 'people rising above caste' and 'rejection of politics of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi: A bill to set up a single, permanent tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, amid opposition from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, ...Sify, 1 month ago
The question is no longer whether he will win 2019; it's what he will do with the new status, says Shekhar Gupta. The description 'tectonic shift' was first used for election results on Saturday morning by Union Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It has since gathered currency among pundits and partisans. Narendra Modi has swept Uttar Pradesh as no one had since the post-Emergency Janata wave. The Congress looks at single figures in a state where its vice-president campaigned as 'UP ka ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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