Sudhanshu Trivedi, a confidant of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also an astrologer. It is believed that the home minister does not embark on any major initiative without a nod from Trivedi. So the latest astrological predictions for the BJP from Trivedi is that party, especially the top leadership, should maintain a silence on controversial issues like the Vasudhara Raje-Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi story or the Shivraj Chouhan-Vyapam story. ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
L K Advani: 'Whoever forms the government doesn't hesitate in committing excesses, even some of our people'
Five years ago, Bharatiya Janata Party veteran L K Advani spoke to Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com on the Emergency. On the 40th anniversary of Indian democracy’s darkest hour, we reproduce the interview. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Do you think the issues during the Emergency are relevant today? The Emergency is a significant event in India's history. It highlighted the Congress party's level of commitment to democracy, freedom of the press and all the other attributes ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Initially, I was worried how the Calendar Girls would gel. But we bonded on screen and off.' 'On the sets, we were very mischievous. We were called the Calendar Girls School Girls! Madhur sir was like principal. He would actually tell us to calm down and maintain discipline!' Meet Calendar Girls' Akansha Puri. Akansha Puri will get a dream launch with Madhur Bhandarkar's Calendar Girls, and she's visibly thrilled. That, however, is not her first film. Akansha has done two films down south ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated a 'Nakshatra Vatika' in the gardens of Rashtrapati Nilayam here, one of the Presidential Retreats.He took a round of the garden and watered a plant representing 'Surya' or the Sun God.He was accompanied by Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan and Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Ali, an official release said.The garden will be open to public along with other gardens of the Nilayam in the first week of January 2016.The ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Levelling fresh allegations, Lalit Modi on Wednesday sought to drag Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi in the escalating row involving the controversial former Indian Premier League chief. Modi alleged that Varun had met him at his house in London and offered a deal to "settle" matters with Sonia Gandhi, a charge dubbed by the BJP MP as "baseless" and "nonsense". "Mr @varungandhi80 came to see me at my house a few years ago and said he can settle ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Lalit Modi's new salvo: Varun Gandhi offered to help settle matters with Sonia Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Karnataka would have served no useful purpose by initiating a sensitive legal move in a sensational case, where its locus standi might have been confined to appealing against the high court verdict and not extend to a demand for stay of its application. N Sathiya Moorthy explains. Even as the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam braces up for a chief ministerial change in native Tamil Nadu, questions are being asked about the reason(s), if any, behind the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters. On the occasion of the Narendra Modi government completing one year in office, Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com speaks to BJP president Amit Shah who is yin to Modi’s yang. Don’t miss it! In the last 18 months, Amit Shah, 50, has proved that when it comes to national politics he is ferociously focused, shamelessly flexible to achieve his goals, and doesn’t believe in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
If you ignore market upheavals and stay the course, you end up making money, says Larissa Fernand Indices tumbled during the week but picked up on Friday. The again they continued to rally on Monday and Tuesday again they have cracked by close to two per cent. In the midst of such volatility, investors tend to question whether or not it is the right time to get into the market or out of it. But frankly, they are asking the wrong question. Such questions are based on the presumption that they ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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