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'I want an India strong, tender and considerate'

'Youth has the power to change whatever it wants. They are the future. Youth has the power to set fire to water,' says champion boxer Akhil Kumar, in Rediff.com's continuing series where well-known......

Nine arrested in Olympics visa scam in Pakistan

Nine people, including five women, were arrested on Tuesday by Pakistani authorities for their alleged involvement in a visa scam that could have allowed terrorists to sneak into Britain along with......

In Kerala CM's bastion, everyone speaks Red

In his constituency Malampuzha, locals can't get enough of Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, his policies and his caustic speeches, says Shobha Warrier Palakkad, located at the foothills of the......

'Why isn't the Indian nuke bomb called the Hindu bomb?'

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has expressed his bitter resentment toward United States President Barack Obama and his administration for developing a strategic partnership with India......

How Kutch was raised from the rubble

Nearly a decade after Kutch faced its worst-ever earthquake, rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt in a two-part series picks up lessons that the recently shaken Haiti could learn from -- tales of......

Banks admit they will pass on cost to customers

You will soon be paying a higher rate of interest on your loans. The Reserve Bank of India's annual credit policy has increased the repo rate by 50 basis points, which will mean higher cost of......

Indigo promoters to launch Rs 10-crore Agera supercar!

Swedish super sports car maker Koenigsegg Automotive AB has joined hands with Rahul Bhatia-promoted InterGlobe Enterprises to launch a range of high-end, high-performance models in India.......

British royal wedding: China to mint money!

Chinese manufacturers are cashing in on the British royal wedding craze as they churn out tens of thousands of replica royal engagement rings for the world. Prince William and Kate Middleton......

Anti-BPO bill fails, Indian IT cos relieved

The Indian information technology industry is relieved at the US Senate's decision to block the proposed 'Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act', that sought to offer a tax holiday for......

How to grow rich through investing. 10 lessons

You make money from investing only when you have a clear appreciation of its principles and realities. Once you understand these, you will be better able to keep a cool mind during the inevitable......

'I am comfortable with uncomfortable subjects'

Director Onir's film I Am released today to good reviews. Starring talented actors like Nandita Das, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Suri and Rahul Bose, the film is directed by Onir. The......

Govinda's niece is back

Aarti Singh, Govinda's niece is back after a long hiatus. The actress is starring in Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai, a new TV show on Colors based on a Maharastrian household. Goldie......

When James Cameron met Aamir Khan

A college dropout, a filmmaker who sold his script for Terminator for one dollar on the condition that he direct it, and then went on to give us blockbusters like Titanic and Avatar, James......

Meet Mrs Rahul Mahajan

Unlike Rakhi Sawant, Rahul Mahajan went ahead and got married on his reality show, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, last weekend. The bride of his choice was 21-year-old Dimpy Ganguly. The other......

Meet tinsel town's super woman

Towards the end of our conversation, as she prepares to leave for another appointment to promote her films Kaminey and What's Your Raashee?, actor Priyanka Chopra says candidly: "I'll say one thing......

India mulls late bid for 2019 Asian Games

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is racing against the clock to line up a potential 2019 Asian Games bid after original host Vietnam backed out of holding the event, citing financial......

UK man on trial for abusing Bolt during Olympics

A British man went on trial on Thursday accused of screaming abuse at Usain Bolt and hurling a beer bottle onto the track as the Olympic men's 100 metres final was starting, a climactic moment of......

Coe formally elected BOA chairman

Sebastian Coe, chief organiser for the 2012 London Games, was formally elected as chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA). The double Olympic 1,500 metres champion, who stood unopposed......

Coe set to head British Olympic Association

London Olympics organising chief Sebastian Coe is set to take over as the chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) after his only opponent for the job pulled out on Tuesday. In a statement......

English FA rules out British men's team at Rio Olympics

Britain will not enter a men's football team for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, English Football Association General Secretary Alex Horne said on Tuesday. Britain returned to the Olympic finals......

  People speak for british olympic association

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Anitha
Q. Who is the President of the British Olympic Association [BOC] ?
Anitha:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-the-president-of-the-british-olympic-association-boc-/23473200/answers/

Anitha
Q. What is common wealth game. Why it is being arranged by India?
Anitha:  A. The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. Held every four years, it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-common-wealth-game.-why-it-is-being-arranged-by-indi/23473200/answers/16040269

ahmad x
Q. Why is a marathon race exactly 26 miles and 385 yards long?
Ahmad X:  A. The standard distance for the marathon race was set by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in May 1921] at a distance of 42.195...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-is-a-marathon-race-exactly-26-miles-and-385-yards-long/16037272/answers/15934624

Shan Real
Q. Which only countries can participate in Common Wealth Games?
Shan Real:  A. The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. Held every four years, it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-only-countries-can-participate-in-common-wealth-games/15934560/answers/6212208

mansi giri
Q. difference between commonwealth games & asian games
Mansi Giri:  A. The Commonwealth and formerly as the British Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, all of which are former...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/difference-between-commonwealth-games--asian-games/6212031/answers/2541443

  Web results for British Olympic Association
coach Bob Bowman

London, Aug 21 : American swimming great Michael Phelps' coach Bob Bowman has said that the Olympic legend has returned to competition because he... ...

http://www.topnews.in/sports/phelps-can-swim-faster-ever-coach-bob-bowman-248275
Hockey India inducts Madhya Pradesh as new Associate Member

New Delhi: Hockey India today added its 23rd associate member by welcoming on board Hockey Madhya Pradesh under its wings. Prior to being the... ...

http://www.topnews.in/sports/hockey-india-inducts-madhya-pradesh-new-associate-member-248270
Indian Super League to be revealed at Manchester convention

New Delhi : Plans for the eagerly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) and the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup will be officially presented to the global... ...

http://www.topnews.in/sports/indian-super-league-be-revealed-manchester-convention-248258
Jockeys call off their protest. The first two day's Mysore races 21st & 22nd August are as per schedule.

2. The Jockeys Association of India have decided not to accept rides from Thursday 21st August 2014 till their pending demands are met by the Turf... ...

http://indiarace.com/recentnews.aspx?Id=551
(Following Advance for Use Saturday, August 30)

Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 30, 1954,... ...

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