Ali Asghar Zaveri, a Muslim businessman who had purchased a sprawling bungalow in Bhavnagar’s Krishna Nagar in 2014, has finally let go off his prized property, under duress from the VHP. Prasanna Zore reports on how the VHP went about its task. It’s been almost a year now since Ali Asghar Zaveri, a Bohra Muslim scrap dealer in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar city, was hounded out by activists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad from Krishna Nagar, a plush, predominantly Hindu, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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It’s official that the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, which was announced nearly two years ago and slated to go on floors last November, will finally roll by this month-end. Ritesh Sidhwani, who is producing the film, says, “The shoot will commence ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Raees' shooting begins Jagran Post, 2 days ago
The Chennai Super Kings team taking to field ahead of an Indian Premier League game. Photograph: BCCI Notwithstanding Mumbai Indians' poor start in this IPL season, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is wary of the home team's capabilities and insists that the visitors, who are unbeaten so far, have not lowered their guard for Friday's game. "Some of our players have had very good success here. The Indian players (in the team) still remember the World Cup ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, says Haresh Pandya, provides Yuvraj Singh a chance to make up for time lost and opportunities missed or squandered. Delhi Daredevils' Yuvraj Singh during a practice session. Photograph: Delhi Daredevils Delhi Daredevils may have picked Yuvraj Singh for a staggering Rs 16 crore, the record-breaking price for a cricketer in IPL history, after a fierce tug of war with Royal Challengers Bangalore, who had bought him for Rs 14 crore last year, but it ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Gujarat agriculture department on Wednesday said that 89 farmers committed suicide in the state in the last four years, while claiming that crop failure was not the reason behind the extreme step in any of the cases. “As many as 89 farmers have committed suicide in the state from 2010 to July 31, 2014, while none of them committed suicide due to crop failure,” Agriculture Minister Babu Bokhiria said in a written reply to a question in the state Assembly. The agriculture department ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Ravi Shastri. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan's place in the team will be one of the main discussion points when the Indian team management zeroes in on the playing eleven for the ICC World Cup match against arch rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday. It will be a high-voltage game against Pakistan: Dhoni If one goes by cues from Saturday’s nets session, then Dhawan doesn't look a likely starter for the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Nikhil Patil (left) and Siddesh Lad during the course of their unfinished partnership of 175 for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy match against defending champions Karnataka at the Wankhede stadium. Photograph: Sahil Salvi. Young Siddesh Lad and Nikhil Patil rescued Mumbai with counter-attacking, unbeaten fifties as the hosts ended Day 1 in the Group ‘A’ Ranji Trophy match against defending champions Karnataka on 342 for 5, at the Wankhede stadium, on Friday. Lad was unbeaten on 94 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ishank Jaggi smashed an unbeaten double hundred as Jharkhand pummelled Hyderabad's bowling to declare at 556 for nine before reducing the visiting side to 55 for one on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match in Ranchi. Overnight 295 for four, the home team rode Jaggi's 342-ball 201 to post the mammoth score, in which Kaushal Singh's 69 was another notable contribution today. On Wednesday, Saurabh Tiwary had laid a strong foundation for the team with his 192-ball 100.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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