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August 26, 2014
PHOTOS: Remembering Mother Teresa
Seventeen years after her death, we respectfully remember and honour Mother Teresa.
Now, a Rubble Bucket Challenge launched in Gaza
A 'Rubble Bucket Challenge' has been launched in support of people in Gaza suffering from Israeli air strikes. In an imitation of the 'Ice Bucket Challenge', the campaign sees people pour buckets of sand and rocks over their head and nominate others to do the same.
15 ODD PHOTOS from a mad, mad world
15 PHOTOS that prove that it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world out there!
Six years after 26/11 attacks, Mumbai's Chabad House reopens
Putting behind the horrors of the 2008 terrorist attack, Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai at Nariman House reopened on Tuesday.
August 25, 2014
First Darshan: Lalbaugcha Raja is back
One of the oldest and most revered idol of Lord Ganesh, the Lalbaugcha Raja, was unveiled by the Lalbaug Sarvajanik Ganeshostav mandal in Mumbai on Monday, just days ahead of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival
Journalist James Foley's chilling letter to family
'Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart,' wrote American journalist James Foley days before he was to be executed on-camera by Islamic State militants to send out a brutal message to his country.
How London rapper became 'Jihadi John'
According to media reports, the British radical who killed American journalist James Foley has been identified. The killer, who spoke in a British accent, claimed that it was in retaliation for American airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
PHOTOS: Fire in Delhi's Connaught Place
A huge fire broke out in a building at Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi.
After two years in captivity, US journalist freed in Syria
The United Nations has said an American freelance journalist, held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, was freed and handed over to its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights.
REWIND: 25 photos from the week that was
Look back at all the events that shaped the world last week.
6.0 earthquake jolts California wine region
Known to be the strongest earthquake in the area in the past 25 years, the quake has injured hundreds of people, damaged buildings and homes and affected the wine business in the area. Ritu Jha reports
August 24, 2014
Gaza war: 48 days, over 2,100 deaths
Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Sunday, a day after Egypt
'UPA pressured me to drop names from CWG, coal reports'
In fresh embarrassment to the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance regime, particularly to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has claimed that coalition functionaries had deputed politicians to get him leave out names from the audit reports in the Coalgate and Commonwealth Games scams.
British lingerie store stokes flames with ISIS underwear
Saucy clothing retailer Ann Summers has been forced to apologise after it named its latest range of new underwear line after an Egyptian goddess who happens to share a name with Islamic terror group -- ISIS.
August 22, 2014
Woman comes to husband's aid, thrashes men in busy street
In a display of courage, a woman in Meerut took on a group of attackers single-handedly as they assaulted her husband after hitting the couple's bike with their car in a busy street while no one came forward to help her.
PHOTOS: Flood fury affects lakhs in Assam, UP and Bihar
Union minister for Development of North Eastern Region Vijay Kumar Singh on Friday said floods in Assam is "nothing new". "Flood condition is nothing new to Assam. I have been dealing with floods in Assam since 1970 onwards," Singh said at a press conference in Guwahati.
'Small rape incident' remark lands Jaitley in soup
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday at the centre of a row over his "small rape incident" remark with attack being mounted on him from various quarters even as he said he had not referred to any particular case and that he had no intention of trivialising any crime.
Happy birthday, Chennai!
A name that kindles the old world charm, 'Madras,' in its latest avatar Chennai, turned 375 on Friday as festivities marked the birthday of this historic coastal city in South India.
More shocking details of Foley execution emerge
Reports are emerging that ISIS militants, in an email to the family members of Foley, demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US.
BOO! Jaitley terms December 16 gang rape as 'one small incident'
Political leaders tend to make comments that embarrass them. On Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing a tourism meet said, "One small incident of rape in Delhi was enough to cost of million dollars in terms of lower number of tourists. We have national responsibility and God has given us everything which tourists want to see, we just have to catalyse that process and make sure of that we take right step."
This British woman wants to behead US, UK prisoners for ISIS
On Thursday while the whole world was condemning the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, one particular person on social networking website Twitter was smugly rejoicing.
WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny
We bring you a fresh collection of offbeat, quirky stories from around the world.
Faces of courage: Acid attack victims stand tall in photoshoot
This photoshoot is bound to catch your attention, as it is unlike any other you have seen. Five courageous survivors of acid attacks have come together to pose for these photographs taken by lensman Rahul Saharan to highlight the issue of acid attacks in the country.
August 21, 2014
Imran Khan suspends talks with govt; vows to fight 'till last ball'
Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests.
PHOTOS: Heavy rains slow down Mumbai's janata
Heavy rains in Mumbai's Dadar area led to waterlogging, causing numerous problems to commuters.
Was that a UFO flying over Texas?
Several people reported seeing a ring of blinking lights in the sky in Texas during a recent lightning storm and have claimed that it was a UFO.
Did failed US rescue mission seal Foley's fate?
United States Special Operation Forces had launched a secret raid in Syria at the direction of President Barack Obama to rescue journalist James Foley and other
Assam resembles GHOST town as bandh cripples normal life
Schools, public transport and other government offices remained shut after several organisations, including the Asom Gana Parishad, called for a bandh to protest police brutality in the Golaghat district. Anurag Kashyap reports
US journalist's brutal execution shocks the world
The cold-blooded murder of American journalist James Foley has sent shockwaves around the world.
ALS ice bucket challenge: Bill Gates, Lady Gaga have done it; will you?
Here are some images of celebrities taking the challenge for the cause. We start with Lady Gaga dressed in here inimitable style.
The 10 FRIENDLIEST cities in the world
Conde Nast Traveler's annual readers' choice survey has revealed the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world. The survey was based on reviews from the magazine's readers.
August 20, 2014
BKS Iyengar cremated amid Vedic chants
The cremation was done according to traditional Iyengar rituals and without any state honours, reports Devidas Deshpande.
At BKS Iyengar's home, there are mourners but no mourning
Hundreds of devotees gather at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune to pay their respects to Yogacharya B K S Iyengar. Rediff.com contributor Devidas Deshpande reports
At 111 years, he is the world's OLDEST man
A 111-year-old Japanese was recognised as the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, following the death in June of a Polish-born New Yorker.
BJP showed false dreams, we will stage comeback: Sonia
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that her party will stage a comeback as she attacked BJP, saying it had woven "false dreams" and people got caught in the "trap".
PHOTOS: People block NH-37 in Assam protesting police action
A large number of people on Wednesday blocked the NH-37 burning tyres and felling trees on the road at Borsapori, Borjuri and Kuruwabahi in protest against the police action in Rongajan in Golaghat district.
Zombie miners, ghost fleet form the world's CREEPIEST tourist spots
Adventure World, a travel company which specialises in exotic and unique locations, has revealed its list of the world's Top 10 creepiest destinations.
20 odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world
20 PHOTOS that prove that it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world out there!
PHOTOS: Pakistan's 'Tahrir square' moment
Protesters continue to agitate against the Nawaz Sharif government
'Modi and RSS working for a Hindu Rashtra in India'
Omar Abdullah's rule has been the worst of all, he has proved to be Nero of Kashmir, says Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in this exclusive interview.
August 19, 2014
PHOTOS: This female superhero fights terrorists in Pakistan
The character titled Bloody Nasreen is a 27-year-old girl-next-door from Pakistan who dispatches villains with sword and gun while tackling corruption and human trafficking.
Into the future! Robots COOK up a storm in this restaurant
It's more teatime than Terminator -- a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food.
The inspiring story of Major D P Singh
The inspiring story of India's Blade Runner, Major D P Singh
August 18, 2014
Bihar floods: 600 villages affected, death toll rises
The death toll in Bihar floods rose to 9 on Monday with more than 11 lakh people in nearly 600 villages affected.
PHOTOS: Govinda aala re!
Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Lord Krishna is being celebrated with much fanfare across the country. Across the nation, the festival was being celebrated with much vim and vigour, with govindas forming pyramids, all to get their hands on the prize - the handi.
PHOTOS: New York celebrates all things Indian!
An estimated 150,000 people attend the largest celebration of India in the United States. reports from the India Day parade in New York, organised by the Indian Associations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Why Dubai barred world's 'most pierced' man
Rolf Buccholz, the world's most pierced man has been denied entry into the United Arab Emirates for a show at a Dubai nightclub due to "security reasons," a local daily has reported.
Janmashtami Special: Meet the little Krishnas
Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of one of most revered of Hindu deities, Lord Krishna, is being celebrated across the country on Monday
Iraqi children drinking parents' BLOOD to stay alive
Parents trapped with their families on a mountain by Islamic State militants are resorting to cutting themselves so their starving children can drink their blood.
STUNNING images from the week gone by
Rediff.com presents a collection of photographs shot around the world by ace Reuters photographs.
August 17, 2014
Blown Apart: India drops plan to buy 145 US howitzers
India has told the United States that in view of the price increase, it cannot go ahead with the procurement of 145 ultra-light howitzers for the Army, which plans to deploy such artillery guns in mountainous terrain.
August 16, 2014
Amit Shah's new team: Ram Madhav in, Varun Gandhi out
Varun Gandhi was on Saturday dropped as general secretary by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah who constituted his new team, inducting former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa as vice president and new Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pointsman Ram Madhav as general secretary.
No one will dare challenge us, says Modi at INS Kolkata's induction
Terming military might as the biggest deterrent to war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the defence forces will be modernised to ensure that "nobody casts an evil eye" on the nation.
'INS Kolkata is the prime example of India's technical abilities'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the country's largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai.
August 15, 2014
PHOTOS: I-Day celebrations pass off peacefully in Kashmir
Independence Day functions across Jammu and Kashmir went off peacefully on Friday even though curfew-like-restrictions were imposed in the old city areas of Srinagar.
3 new slogans Modi raised at Red Fort
Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined some new slogans on Friday in his 65-minute maiden speech from the ramparts of Red Fort to drive home his point.
Rate PM Narendra Modi's maiden I-Day speech
After hoisting the National Flag from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a 65-minute extempore in Hindi where he unveiled a roadmap for his government, announcing a financial inclusion scheme for the poor to open bank account with built-in insurance, development of model villages by MPs and launching of a scheme for elimination of open defecation.
8 quotes from PM Modi's 65 minute I-Day extempore
Here's a collection of quotes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort
PHOTOS: How PM Modi celebrated Independence Day
Here's a round up of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did on Independence Day
I-Day speech: 'Pradhan Sevak' Modi calls for billion hands to power India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that he would like to run the country on the basis of consensus and not on majority in Parliament and called for a 10-year moratorium on caste and communal violence.
August 14, 2014
'Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge'
On Thursday, President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day.
Pakistan marks I-Day with anti-government protests
Thousands of anti-government protesters, encouraged by a last-minute court verdict allowing peaceful demonstrations, began their march on Thursday from Lahore to Islamabad as the fear of violence gripped Pakistan's capital which has been turned into a fortress.
Red Fort ready for Modi's maiden I-Day speech
A massive ground-to-air security apparatus has been put in place in the national capital, especially at Red Fort and surrounding areas where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the national flag and deliver his maiden Independence Day address to the nation on Friday.
Has the Mahatma's life been reduced to a tourist attraction?
On her visit to Mahatma Gandhi's home, Sabarmati Ashram, Shubhrastha wonders what India could have been if it had followed Gandhiji's teachings in its entirety.
How the ISI plans to wage war in India
The ISI has 500 terrorists waiting to cross over to India.
Once she was poor. Today, she makes lakhs. How she did it!
Kudumbashree is a revolution worth replicating wherever there are women in need of help.
A professor who sees common thread in Sanskrit, music and math
'As a child, I enjoyed studying Sanskrit, Sanskrit poetry and Indian classical music. I saw math in all these things,' says Manjul Bhargava, the first Indian-origin person to win the Fields Medal
WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny
Here's your weekly digest of the most Weird, True and Funny News from the across the globe.
PHOTOS: India gears up to celebrate its 67th Independence Day
Rediff.com brings you glimpses from around the country, as the nation prepares to observe its Independence Day.
August 13, 2014
Heart-warming tale of the Tandons and Moghuls
As Pakistan and India observe their Independence Days this week, two families from either side of the Line of Control reunited in Srinagar to celebrate a bond of friendship which has remained unscathed by the tragedy of partition and three wars.
Lok Sabha sees animated debate over riots
Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Congress on Wednesday clashed in Lok Sabha over communal riots in the country with both parties accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda and questioning secular credentials.
Love jihad & politics of 'izzat' in Uttar Pradesh
"Our daughters go to schools and colleges. They (Muslims) do not believe in sending their girls to schools. Our daughters, therefore, are vulnerable to filthy remarks, unwanted advances and eve-teasing. We have to fight for our izzat (honour)," said Uday Veer. One comes across different versions of the same narrative in Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur and Meerut. It cuts across caste lines and made class differences redundant.
India's struggle with hate on WhatsApp
Several instances have come to light where communal clashes are being planned or instigated through videos circulating on WhatsApp.
PHOTOS: It's an ODD world out there!
Ten photos that prove that it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!
10 things you need to know about India
In the run-up to Independence Day, Rediff.com presents some interesting facts about India.
Manjul Bhargava wins mathematics 'Nobel'
Manjul Bhargava was one of four mathematicians awarded the Fields Medal, the top prize in mathematics at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul on Wednesday.
August 12, 2014
PHOTOS: THESE MPs really behaved themselves in Parliament
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred the Outstanding Parliamentary award to Congress veteran Karan Singh, Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav and Union
TDP, TMC MPs spar over room in Parliament
A row erupted between Trinamool Congress and Telugu Desam Party over space in Parliament House with each side staking claim to a particular room. The bone of contention is Room no 5 on the first floor, which has been occupied by the Andhra Pradesh party for many years but was allotted to the Mamata Banerjee-led outfit this
Pictures: Rekha makes 'guest' appearance in Rajya Sabha
Yesteryear Bollywood star Rekha on turned up to attend the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha amid criticism for attending only seven sittings since being nominated two years ago.
This jet-setting 2-year-old is all the rage on Instagram
Photographs of 'The princess of Instagram' and her lavish lifestyle
In PHOTOS: Ladakh's wish-list for PM Modi
Opening of the Kailash Mansarovar yatra route from Ladakh, royalty in hydro power projects and a multi-purpose tunnel through Khardongla were some of the demands put forth by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development
In PHOTOS: Modi's all-new Ladakhi avatar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh on Tuesday on his maiden visit during which he inaugurated two hydro-power projects and laid the foundation stone for the 349-km Leh-Srinagar transmission line.
10 shuddh desi products we grew up with
In the run-up to Independence Day, Rediff.com looks at some products that have stood the test of time and continue to tug at the Indian hearts.
Mission Kashmir: Modi visits Kargil ahead of assembly polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Leh and Kargil in his second trip to the state ahead of the polls
PHOTOS: These WEIRD races will surely make you run
Tired of the boring marathons and races? Take a look at these weird-themed races from across the world.
August 11, 2014
Sharif vows to prevent being toppled on Thursday
Bracing for two massive anti-government rallies on August 14, Pakistan's Independence Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday vowed to resist any move to topple his government by a moderate cleric and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who will take out their protest marches on the same day.
Bangalore jogger confronts eve-teaser. See what happens NEXT
Bangalore resident Veena Ashiya Chindlur was on her daily jog in the neighbourhood park on Friday morning when a man started harassing her. See what happened next. Vote! Who deserves the Bharat Ratna?
Rediff.com has compiled a list of some renowned personalities in the fray for Bharat Ratna. You decide whether they deserve the honour or not.
In reunion after 23 years, Nitish, Lalu hug, share 'chai'
It was a grand reunion in Bihar. Two heavyweights in caste ridden Bihar -- Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and senior Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar on Monday formally joined hands.
UNHRC complaint may embarrass Modi
Organisations in the United States -- that have been campaigning against granting a US visa to Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- plan to lodge a complaint against him at the United Nations Human Rights Council with regard to his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Books that best capture India
India, with its myriad stories, has always fascinated writers. In an Independence Day Special, Rediff.com takes a look at some books reflecting the weft and warp of India in their stories.
PHOTOS: In case you missed the Supermoon, see it HERE
This Sunday, the world witnessed the closest, brightest supermoon of this year. Some glimpses
Are you an avid NEWS reader? Take this quiz
How plugged are you into news? And how much of it has stayed lodged in that grey matter? Take our weekly news quiz that gives you a whip-round of what's been going on last week.
REWIND: Top 25 images of the week that was
Forgot the major events that shaped the news last week? Here's a quick recap of the incidents of the previous week.
August 10, 2014
PIX: Bonds of love reaffirmed as Rakhi celebrated with gusto
Raksha Bandhan, the festival that reaffirms the treasured bond of love and care between brothers and sisters, was celebrated on Sunday across the country with great enthusiasm.
Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee, Netaji, Malviya, Dhyan Chand and Kanshi Ram?
Speculation is rife that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may be named for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.
August 09, 2014
Inculcate habit of winning all polls, says BJP chief Amit Shah
Seeking replacing of the "ideology" of the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party's new President Amit Shah on Saturday asked cadres to work for expanding the party's reach with focus on states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir where assembly polls are due in near future.
US jets, drone attack ISIS militants in Iraq, aim to stop advance
The United States military strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq is aimed at stopping the advance of the terrorist outfit towards the Kurdish regional capital Irbil, a top White House official has said
PHOTO: Anandiben Patel ties rakhi to Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and tied a rakhi on his wrist.
August 08, 2014
Not joining politics; stop baseless rumours: Priyanka
Modi sarkar's 19 COMMANDMENTS to babus
In a major move, the Modi sarkar has amended service rules to ensure that Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service officers maintain "high ethics" and "political neutrality" while discharging their duties.
PHOTOS: The magnificent Hindu temples of Pakistan
Karachi-based journalist and author Reema Abbasi's book, Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience, is a deligh.
New yaari-dosti: What are Mulayam and Amar Singh up to?
Who stands to benefit more out of the visibly-possible renewed relationship between Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh?
August 07, 2014
Bashir, who helped David Headley in Mumbai, is a free man
Intelligence sources tell how investigators overlooked an important aspect of the 26/11 case. A key suspect, who helped Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley gather information for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has never been captured.
After 10 years, comet chaser Rosetta catches up with its target
Ten years after being launched into deep space and clocking billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft has caught up with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny
Here's your weekly digest of the most Weird, True and Funny News from the across the globe.
Meet the man leading the race to make Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity
Ram V Sutar, 89, has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive. Now, he is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world's largest statue: A 597-foot tall rendering of Sardar Patel, an independence leader who played a crucial role in uniting India's fractious states.
WATCH: People lift train to save man who was trapped
A commuter whose leg became trapped between a train and the platform edge was freed by his fellow passengers, who collectively managed to push the entire train up and away from him. PHOTOS: India scores at the battle of tanks
Indian tank commanders on Wednesday secured a respectable third spot in the second stage of the annual Tank Biathlon, a mechanised military sport invented in Russia.
August 06, 2014
Uttar Pradesh tops the list for most riots in India
With 247 incidents of communal violence, Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of topping the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 and the situation is no different in 2014 too.
Rahul dons new avatar, leads Congress charge in Parliament
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was in the lead as his party along with other opposition members on Wednesday created uproar in Lok Sabha demanding an urgent discussion on communal situation in the country.
PHOTOS: Balloons, ice creams, siesta amid Israel-Hamas war
What do the residents of a country do when the country finally witnesses some peace after constant war and destruction for a whole month?
PHOTOS: The incredibly ODD world we live in
From dead fish, to an underwear run, the world is an odd place. Here's this week's collection of 12 photos that prove it.
PHOTOS: 69 years after world's DEADLIEST attack
Hiroshima, the Japanese town where the atomic bomb was first dropped in 1945 during the World War II, commemorated the 69th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday at the city's Peace Memorial Park.
PHOTOS: Panic in Odisha as flood claims 23 lives
The flood situation is turning grim in Odisha with water rising alarmingly in Mahanadi river system prompting the state government to step up rescue operation on a war footing. Twenty three people have been killed in rain and flood so far.
Spotted: Dangerous suitcase on PM Modi's Nepal trip
Spotted during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent trip to Nepal was this suitcase.
REWIND: Top moments from the last 48 hours
Here's a collection of some of the best photos from around the world shot in the last 48 hours
Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul
A United States general was killed in an attack at a British-run army training centre in Kabul on Tuesday -- the highest-ranking American casualty since the 9/11 attacks.
August 05, 2014
PICS: Rescuers race against time to save boy stuck in borewell
Rescue efforts were on for the third day on Tuesday to pull out a six-year-old boy trapped in an abandoned borewell at a farm in Sulikeri village in Bagalkot in Karnataka, even as his father pleaded for stopping the operation, fearing the worst for his son.
How ISIS is attracting Muslim youths through online merchandise
The arrest of two men by the Tamil Nadu police for sporting and distributing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria T-shirts is just a reminder of how deeply the Iraq and Syria based terrorist organisation has penetrated into India, says
'We're living in times deadlier than Cold War days'
Dr Bonny Ibhawoh, associate professor, department of History at the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says wars tend to spread like wild fire.
Pune landslide toll mounts to 136
With the recovery of six more bodies, the death toll in the Malin village landslide disaster has gone up to 136, even as health officials are sanitising the area in view of the unhygienic conditions there due to decomposing bodies.
PHOTOS: Dive into this UNDERWATER museum
Welcome to Museo Subacu?tico de Arte, the world's first underwater museum. Created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, this museum is situated off the coast of Cancun in Mexico.
A manifesto for General Suhag
Tired jargon does not portend transformative change. The new chief needs to focus, says Ajai Shukla
PHOTOS: Lights go out to honour WWI heroes
Lights across Britain switched off for an hour on Monday night in a tribute to the dead of World War I.
August 04, 2014
Homeless Bihar struggles to survive in shelter camps amid flood alert
Locals, who were forced to evacuate their homes because fears of a flood, carried out a protest complaining of the lack of food, drinking water and plastic sheets at relief camps. reports.
Mission accomplished: Modi ends Nepal visit on a high
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening wound up his "historic" visit to Nepal with a slew of sops focussing on the 4 Cs -- cooperation, connectivity, culture and
Homeless Bihar struggles to survive in shelter camps amid flood alert
Locals, who were forced to evacuate their homes because fears of a flood, carried out a protest complaining of the lack of food, drinking water and plastic sheets at relief camps. reports.
Amarinder interview: Public attraction towards Modi govt is waning
Captain Amarinder Singh, deputy leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and the former chief minister of Punjab believes that it is constitutionally wrong not to have a Leader of Opposition. In an interview with Kavita Chowdhury, he asserts that the Congress party is confident it will bounce back. Edited excerpts:
Israel to hold fire for 7 hours after outrage over school strike
Amid global outrage over its third deadly strike on the United Nations-run schools in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Israel on Monday announced to hold fire for seven hours in parts of Gaza, but not in areas where its troops are still operating.
At this hotel, guests check in to breathe their last
After checking in at the Mukti Bhawan hostel, guests have two weeks to die or else they are gently asked to leave.
PHOTOS: PM's special 'puja' at Pashupatinath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed".
Bihar: No rise in Kosi water level; 70,000 evacuated to safety
The government on Monday said so far there is no rise in the water level of river Kosi and there is no imminent danger but all precautionary measures are in place to deal with any eventuality.
Children of war: When tanks replace toys
Tanks and guns make for strange toys. These images tell us the heart-wrenching story of children of war.
Sri Lanka junior cricket team asked to leave Chennai
A junior cricket team from Sri Lanka, which arrived in Chennai to participate in a private tournament, was sent back on Monday owing to security concerns, senior police officials said.
China quake toll mounts to nearly 400, rescuers race to save lives
The toll from the 6.5-magnitude devastating earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan province has now risen to over 380.
Amazing PHOTOS of the month: July
Some of the best photographs, clicked across the globe in the month of June
August 03, 2014
PM Modi's HIT plan for Nepal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced $1 billion as concessional
Want to make Nepal a HIT: Top 10 quotes from Modi's speech in Nepal's Parliament
Here are 10 takeaway quotes from the historic speech.
Bihar flood alert: State evacuates 17,000 people
With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, the Bihar government on Sunday ordered forcible evacuation of people living in the space between the river and its embankments in nine districts of the state.
Salman Khurshid backs Sonia, says Natwar's book has left an unpleasant taste
As a debate continues over comments made about Sonia Gandhi in a new book by Natwar Singh, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday said the issue has left an "unpleasant taste" and the former minister has forgotten the "good counsel and guidance" that he himself used to give.
Israeli shelling kills 30 as Palestinian toll rises to 1,712
At least 30 people were killed on Sunday in renewed Israeli shelling in the Gaza Strip taking the Palestinian toll to 1,712, even as the Jewish state vowed to keep up pressure on Hamas while signaling plans to scale down its three-week long military operation.
PHOTOS: A landscape shaped by World War I
One hundred years on, World War I resonates across Belgium in countless monuments and cemeteries along with relics of long-abandoned bunkers and trenches that dot the landscape.
PM Modi begins 2-day Nepal trip, hopes to begin 'new chapter'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Nepal to forge a new relationship with it and start a "new chapter" in bilateral ties that will serve as a model and catalyst for regional partnership.
August 02, 2014
Pune landslide: Toll climbs to 82, many more feared buried
With the recovery of five more bodies, the toll in the landslide catastrophe at Malin village rose to 75 on Saturday while many more persons were believed to be buried in the debris.
Desi kids shine in US Congressman's app competition
From developing an app that instantly alerts teachers and parents when a student is bullied in school to a one that helps airline users to track their lost baggage -- young Indian American students made their mark at the inaugural app competition organised by prominent United States Representative Mike Honda in California recently. Rediff.com/India Abroad's reports.
Pix: Row over 'Kousar Nag' yatra sparks unrest in Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday denied revoking permission to Kousar Nag yatra, saying no permission had been sought or granted in the first place.
August 01, 2014
'How dare the US government snoop on me?'
American civil rights attorney Asim Ghafoor tells why he may have become a target of NSA surveillance.
Perhaps the most detailed profile Army wrote on its chief, ever!
Even as General Dalbir Singh was taking over the baton from General Bikram Singh to be India's 26th Chief of Army Staff in New Delhi, the Indian Army was releasing a detailed profile -- one containing insightful information -- about him.
PHOTOS: New army chief's first day in office
On his first day in office, Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday inspected the guard of honour and paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at LS Speaker
Bihar lawmaker and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav threw paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday.
More Natwar-bombs: Sonia was 'hostile' to Rao; he was 'no saint either'
The frosty relationship between Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao comes out in full view in Natwar Singh's autobiography which says Gandhi was "never fond of" Rao who wondered why she was so "hostile" to him.
Kerry meets Modi in prelude to Washington summit
President Barack Obama is looking forward to a Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September to set an "ambitious new agenda" to chart a new course in the bilateral ties, top United States functionaries US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said on Friday.
IAF's Jaguar jet crashes near Bhuj, pilot safe
The Indian Air Force on Friday lost a Jaguar combat aircraft in a crash near Bibber village in Kutch district of Gujarat while on a routine sortie from Bhuj air base.
Wahhabis are taking over Indian mosques, spending crores to grow: IB
The Intelligence Bureau has sounded alarm bells in a secret report about the growth of radical Wahhabi ideology across India.
SHOCKING: 6-year-old refused entry at mall play zone for being 'scary'
Outrage has poured in from all corners after a manager at a play zone in a Mumbai mall refused entry to a special child and her parents. The father speaks of the horror.
Israel-Hamas give peace a chance; agree to 3-day truce
The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a
Pune village landslide toll reaches 70
As hopes of finding more survivors are receding, rescuers dug out 29 more bodies since Thursday night as the toll in the Malin landslide disaster rose to 70 late Friday evening.
Perhaps the most detailed profile Army wrote on its chief, ever!
Even as General Dalbir Singh was taking over the baton from General Bikram Singh to be India's 26th Chief of Army Staff in New Delhi, the Indian Army was releasing a detailed profile -- one containing insightful information -- about him.
WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny
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Is Narendra Modi's charisma beginning to fade already?
The loss of three seats in the by-elections in Uttarakhand is a matter of concern for the BJP. In Bihar, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav and the Congress have stitched together a grand alliance to take on the NDA in 10 by-elections to be held there. Assembly elections are round the corner in 4-5 states. A bad performance there will evaporate the euphoria of the win in the Lok Sabha election, says .
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