'An operation such as the Mumbai attacks, which needed expert technical assessment, money and time to prepare, could not have been carried out without the knowledge of the ISI's leadership.' Dr Hein G Kiessling -- who lived in Pakistan from 1989 to 2002 in Pakistan, including four years in Quetta and nine in Islamabad during which he forged close contacts with Pakistan's political, military and intelligence elite -- on the horrific November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. An exclusive excerpt from ... Rediff.com, 6 hours ago
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Using the analogy of surgical strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wondered what would have happened if the government had adopted similar strategy in the recent campaign against blackmoney, which unearthed Rs 65,000 crores. "We gave some time to those who had generated black money (to declare it). You will be happy to know that Rs 65,000 crore in black money came into mainstream with payment of tax and penalty. "Now think, Rs 36,000 crore that was leaking has been stopped ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
The state associations cannot get any money from the national cricket body till the time they follow the Lodha committee’s recommendations. IMAGE: BCCI president Anurag Thakur and BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke speak during a press conference. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI. The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to release funds until the state associations file an affidavit implementing recommendations of Justice (Retd.) RM Lodha-led- ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Trump says the Trump foundation money goes to charity. He denies foundation funds were used to pay a penalty to Palm Beach County for a zoning-violating-flagpole.Clinton: "He hasn't released his tax returns. He's the first candidate... everything he says about charity or anything else, you can't prove it... what we have learned... he has not paid a penny in federal income tax. ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Take these factors into consideration before buying a healthcare policy Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com A recent report by the World Health Organisation on the rising healthcare costs in India declared that almost 40 per cent of Indian families borrow money from others to get the quality treatment on time. Therefore, it is essential to safeguard any health related emergency with the help of a health insurance policy at an affordable cost. Here are six factors which need to be kept in ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Taking a jibe at BJP over Maharashtra Minister Rajkumar Badole's remarks that Maratha Morchas are successful due to the money power involved, Shiv Sena today said the ruling party should clarify if the rallies of its central leaders are conducted in the same manner. Badole, who holds Social Justice portfolio, had recently said at an event in Aurangabad, "Whoever comes up nowadays, stages protests and demands reservations. Their agitations draw crowds as they have more money." In an editorial ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
If a former employee's claims are anything to go by, most Ola and Uber drivers have cracked their way to earning big bucks. "Sometimes, it just doesn't makes sense waiting for the passenger to come, and if it is peak traffic times, we cancel the ride and ensure that the customer pays for it. In that way, we don't lose our incentive," says a cab driver present on both Ola and Uber. This is a common hack. It is commonly known as 'No Show Fraud'. There are times when a customer books a cab and is ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Researchers found that it is challenging for authors to completely conceal their writing style in their text Scientists have developed a new method for spotting people who post false reviews, comments or tweets from multiple social media accounts to espouse opinions. Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US, describe a statistical method that analyses multiple writing samples - a practice known as 'astroturfing'. They found that it is challenging for authors to ...Rediff.com, 15 minutes ago
‘The regional market has been brought to life. This is a big development in India’s aviation sector,’ says Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha. On Friday, the Narendra Modi government unveiled its most ambitious scheme of taking flights to India’s smaller towns by making it affordable. Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation, image, below, talks to Arindam Majumder about the economics behind the scheme and the steps that he thinks will kick-start the regional ...Rediff.com, 1 hour ago
'He voluntarily felt the need to honour our martyrs with a mention in his credit titles.' After the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena threatened to stall the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Mukesh Bhatt, President, Film and Television Producers Guild of India, met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week to discuss the smooth release of Karan Johar's film. With Singh assuring the government's support and protection, Johar, who skipped that meeting, is certainly relieved, says Bhatt. Bhatt tells ...Rediff.com, 2 hours ago
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