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Vote: India's newsmakers of 2014

The year 2014 has been an eventful one for India. The country got a new government and a new state, broke new frontiers in various fields and of course its share of controversies.  Rediff.com......

End of the road for INS Vikrant: 14 things you should know

Decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant’s 52-year voyage came to an end on Friday as workers at the Darukhana ship-breaking yard in Mazgaon docks in Mumbai began scrapping down the......

Should Taj Mahal be handed over to Waqf board?

Uttar Pradesh Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan created another controversy when he demanded that Taj Mahal to be handed over to the UP Sunni Waqf Board, which has jurisdiction over Muslim tombs......

'Modi Express' flagged off in Melbourne amid huge fanfare

‘Modi Express’, a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian......

Congress needs to be very worried about its future

In the coming days, there will be loud calls for a greater role for Priyanka Vadra who, party leaders think, has a greater voter connect and appeal than her brother who has been pushed into the......

Can Chinese firepower rescue Vimal?

Caught in a lull for years, the brand would finally see serious action, with a Chinese partner whose  core business is textiles, say experts The announcement on Tuesday of the joint venture......

Bata's amazing journey on Indian roads

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years. Image: Bata Shoes had a tough time and it devised......

India's milkman: A genius who never compromised on quality

Best known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’, Verghese Kurien started the biggest agricultural development programme in the world. This operation made India the largest milk......

World Trade Center reopens 13 years after 9/11 attacks

Photograph: Courtesy, WTC/ Facebook Thirteen years after two hijacked passenger aircraft brought down the twin towers that soared over the New York skyline, the World Trade Center once again......

Connaught Place has something for everyone!

Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafés and public events. Image: Connaught Place, New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters Walking through the colonnades......

Birthday Special: Sharmila Tagore's Top 10 Movies

Happy birthday, Sharmilaji! From doe-eyed ingenue to bikini-clad stunner, from commercial superstar to censor board chief, Sharmila Tagore has worn many hats very memorably indeed. And as the star......

Classic Revisited: Aamir Khan's coming-of-age in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar masterfully weaves a compelling human story, says Sukanya Verma. I have fond memories of an ice cream parlour I frequented every weekend as a kid. It wasn’t fancy......

EVERYTHING you should know about Garm Hava

Read this before you watch MS Sathyu's iconic film Garm Hava in theatres this Friday.Any discussion on Hindi cinema's great Indian classics will invariably bring up a mention of M S......

Birthday Special: 20 Amitabh Bachchan collectibles we'd kill for!

Sukanya Verma picks potential AB collectibles as Bollywood's most iconic star celebrates his 72nd birthday on October 11.In posters and autographs, glimpses and encounters, countless viewings of......

Katrina: If you don't like my films, don't watch them

'Salman Khan told me once that he didn't receive any award nominations till Dabangg happened. Not that I am comparing myself to him -- he is an iconic person in the industry -- but I......

Bedi lauds J&K players, says Rasool should be in World Cup squad

Parvez Rasool. Photograph: BCCI 'An off-spinner who can bat. He is by far the best off-spinner that the country has at the moment and a brilliant tonker' Proud of seeing Jammu and Kashimir......

India may field World Cup team in tri-series

The tri-series in Australia, India's final ODI engagement before the World Cup, gets underway on January 16, says Chandresh Narayanan, casting a fascinating look at the survivors from earlier World......

Raina completes PM Modi's Swacch Bharat Challenge

Suresh Raina takes up the Swacch Bharat Challenge in Ghaziabad. India's star batsman Suresh Raina completed the Swacch Bharat Challenge in his home town, Ghaziabad, on Wednesday after being......

DRS must be standardised: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar feels that there is an urgent need to standardise the technology used for the Decision Review System (DRS) across all formats in international cricket. "We can definitely use......

'I'm not going to comment on every single thing that Sachin says'

A file photo of India's captain Rahul Dravid (right) and Sachin Tendulkar during a World Cup training session in 2007. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Former India captain Rahul Dravid......

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sanjay karmakar
Q. itni score toh tendulkar ki bhi nahi hue jitni sk ki board mei likha hua hei!! bharatratna kisse milna chahie thee!!
Sanjay Karmakar:  A.  more

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Q. Boston tea party means what????
Sanjay Karmakar:  A. The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government and...... more

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Prashant Kelkar
Q. What you think the appointment of K V Kamath as Chairman would mean to Infosys?
Prashant Kelkar:  A. nfosys, which on Saturday appointed KV Kamath as chairman in place of its iconic founder NR Narayana Murthy , will now draw up a succession plan...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-you-think-the-appointment-of-k-v-kamath-as-chairman-wou/20087265/answers/19715377

Good Citizen
Q. Cricket Please give your views about Indian Premier League (IPL)- Cricket in India's multi-million dollar Twenty20 league? Are you looking for it? With the top industrialists and bollywood stars being the owner of the franchise of the IPL teams with huge amount at stake, by what various means will the return to this investment be generated ?
Good Citizen:  A. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a franchise-based Twenty20 competition organised by the BCCI, and it has official sanction since it has the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/cricket-please-give-your-views-about-indian-premier-league-i/19715312/answers/6823534

Rukhsana.Siddiqui
Q. The main road near my house is closed in between with a rope tied across two metal boards,saying \"Sewer work in progress.Road closed.Sorry for the inconvinience.\'There are quite a few side turns on this road which lead to parallel roads which are open.I saw quite a few bike riders reaching this section and seeing the road closed, they parked their bike, got down and removed one of the metal boards to one side, making way for them to move.They again statrted their bike and moved ahead on the \'closed\" road.I think if we Indians decide firmly on something,there is nothing to stop us
Rukhsana.Siddiqui:  A. I don't mind accepting all those daring bikers as our true national icons.Jai Hind. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-main-road-near-my-house-is-closed-in-between-with-a-rope/6808671/answers/16847745

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Canon Singapore Announces Sponsorship of Singapore Sports Hub

Media Outreach 2014-12-19 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 DECEMBER, 2014 - Canon , the global leader in photographic and digital imaging... ...

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Young Parsis learn XYZ of their history

Today, our Parsi children know more about Hindu gods and kings than historical personalities of their own religion, said Hoshaang Gotla, 29, who... ...

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Nag River abetment plan to get technical help

NAGPUR : The much-delayed Nag River abetment plan is likely to get technical assistance from Water Resources Department (WRD), Maharashtra... ...

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Final Phase of Executive Restructuring Focused on Improving Operational Efficiency

Barry Sanders, President and Chief Operating Officer, to Depart the Company January 31 Jim Gimeson Assumes Leadership at Scotts LawnService as Mark... ...

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The Hermitage Club Officially Names Four Ski Trails after Iconic Rock Songs by Grammy Award Winner Kenny Loggins

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