It is willing to let go of its budgetary independence and restructure its companies in order to make itself more viable commercially and less important politically, says Jyoti Mukul. If the government decides to merge the Railway Budget with the General Budget, create a holding company for Railway’s public sector units and carry on with off-budget revisions in freight and passenger fares, the policy paradigm within which the Indian Railways functions will completely change in less than ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Nothing in Baar Baar Dekho adds up, warns Raja Sen. I wonder if Katrina Kaif is good at poker. In Baar Baar Dekho, Kaif wears an all-encompassing blankness, looking like a striking but not altogether realistic waxwork. She’s a vision, albeit one whose accent-soaked Hindi -- more unbearable than ever -- gets in the way of possible appreciation, and I wager she’d be an unnerving opponent on a card table, one both stealthy and distracting. Cast in a film, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Gujarat Crime Investigation Department on Wednesday filed its chargesheet against 34 persons and three minors, including four police personnel, in the Dalit flogging incident at Una town of Gir-Somnath district in the state. The chargesheet was filed this afternoon before additional chief judicial magistrate of Una taluka court A U Jujaru. Just before filing the chargesheet, the CID officials arrested four police personnel attached with Una police station on charges of dereliction of duty ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Gujarat police probing the widely-condemned incident of thrashing of Dalits in Una town of Gir Somnath district by ‘cow vigilantes’ has found that the cow being skinned by the Dalits, was killed by lions. While probing the Dalit flogging incident near Mota Samadhiyala village in Una taluka, the Crime Investigation Department-Crime officials said they have learnt from eyewitnesses that the cow was killed by lions on the intervening night of July 10 and 11. According to CID ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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