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Ukraine crisis: talks fail

Ukraine's political crisis continued Wednesday with parliament and President Leonid Kuchma unable to reach an agreement on a new election commission and electoral reforms. On Friday, the country's......

Young or old... age no bar for THESE Nobel winners

At the tender age of 17, Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest ever Nobel Laureate. The 17-year-old girl was shot because she......

Meteor shower to peak on Tuesday night

A celestial Diwali is in store for star-gazers who can look forward to see fireworks in the sky in the form of meteor showers tomorrow night. Around 10 to 15 meteors per hour are expected to be......

Work visa not a foreigner's right: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has refused relief to a foreign national, who had challenged the denial of employment visa on the ground that it violated her fundamental rights.The division bench of Justices......

Indian-origin scientist cracks toughest riddle

United States-based Indian-origin IT wizard has claimed to have solved one of the world's most complex and intractable mathematical problems that could transform mankind's use of computers. Vinay......

MTS offers unlimited local calls for Rs 199 per month

Telecom operator MTS on Monday launched a new monthly tariff plan for Rs 199 under which its customers can make unlimited calls within its network and get 1,000 minutes of talk time free on local......

Now, make MTS calls to US, Canada, @ Rs 3.99/min

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, which operates under the brand MTS in the country, on Wednesday slashed calling rates to the US, Canada and UK to Rs 3.99 per minute from Rs 6.4 per minute, a......

Putin earned more than Medvedev in 2009

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has earned $16,236 more than President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, according to the assets declarations on Monday. The data, posted simultaneously on the Kremlin......

The dark side of the Internet

Freedom has always been part of the American mythology. The Constitution's Bill of Rights bristles with freedoms. "Freedom of the Seas" was one of President Wilson's Fourteen Points at Versailles.......

Economics Nobel winners through history

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for 2005 will be declared on Monday, October 10. Here we present a list of all the recipients of the Economics Nobel that was first given in 1969. 2005......

New-look CSKA face uphill battle against Real

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky may have got his wish when theRussians were paired with Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 tie. "I don't think anyone wants to face......

India sack weightlifting coaches

India have sacked national weightlifting coach Pal Singh Sandhu and Belarussian Leonid Taranenko after two Indian lifters were caught for doping and expelled from the Athens Olympics.Pratima Kumari......

Putin opens 2018 World Cup Stadium in Moscow

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to young soccer players during a visit to Spartak's stadium Otkrytie Arena in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Russia's......

BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

From the former stars of Manchester United in their dapper look to Greame Swann dancing to the tunes of ethnic Australian dancers, Rediff.com has it all snapped right here! Tripathi Shaliesh......

Gowda wins first gold for India at Asian Athletics Championships

Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda clinched the first gold for India as the home team won three medals on the second day to make their presence felt in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships, in Pune......

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pravin
Q. The most famous meteor shower is the Perseids. What is its other name?Saint Elmo's FireNorthern LightsTears of Saint Lawrence
Pravin:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-most-famous-meteor-shower-is-the-perseids.-what-is-its-o/26925443/answers/

Sulekha Khuntdar
Q. Who is the oldest person, at the age of 90, to have won the Nobel Prize ?A. Raymond Davis Jr B. Doris Lessing C. Leonld Hurwicz D. Yolchiro Nambu
Sulekha Khuntdar:  A. August promises to be a good month for meteor watchers as the Perseids meteor shower, one of the oldest and most active showers, can be observed...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-the-oldest-person-at-the-age-of-90-to-have-won-the-no/26394848/answers/26925445

Sulekha Khuntdar
Q. \"Mona Lisa, La Gioconda (La Joconde), is a 16th-century oil painting on popular wood by Leonardo da Vinci, and is arguably d most famous painting in the world.\" My friend says so! But I don\'t really see anything special about this painting. I don\'t know why people have been given so much value to this picture. If you concentrate on the picture, there is nothing to be discussed about and it\'s really unpleasant for eyes to see her without eyebrows. The only thing is, this is d first oil painted picture as I believe. Maybe those who love art a lot really see something in it. What d
Sulekha Khuntdar:  A. Many historians believe the painting is a portrait of Madam Lisa Giocondo, wife of a wealthy Florentine also known as La Gioconda in Italian or La...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quotmona-lisa-la-gioconda-la-joconde-is-a-16th-century-oil-p/26394848/answers/16888811

sumati gayki
Q. what is the speed of shooting star
Sumati Gayki:  A. The speed of shooting stars varies from 10 to 45 mi (16-72 km) per sec. The speed of shooting star Leonids is @ more than 160,000 mph or @ 72...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-speed-of-shooting-star/16888151/answers/16729184

radhey krishna
Q. Who is the tallest person in the world?
Radhey Krishna:  A. Leonid Stadnik, the Ukrainian man is the tallest person in the World at 8 feet 5 inches (2.57m), more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-the-tallest-person-in-the-world/16728685/answers/16417821

  Web results for Leonids
Zenit hope to stop winless streak at Saransk

Moscow: Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg, who have dropped points in their last two Premiership matches, are planning to stem the tide in... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/sports/football/zenit-hope-to-stop-winless-streak-at-saransk_1488969.html
Pellegrini Blames his Players for Losing Focus

Manuel Pellegrini claimed that Manchester City's players were caught cold as CSKA Moscow left his side's Champions League hopes in the balance in... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/Pellegrini-Blames-his-Players-for-Losing-Focus/2014/10/22/article2489326.ece
Man City stumble again as late penalty earns CSKA 2-2 draw

12:08am IST MOSCOW (Reuters) - CSKA Moscow staged a stirring fightback to come from 2-0 down and earn a 2-2 draw against Manchester City in a... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/21/soccer-champions-cska-idINKCN0IA29C20141021
It's the battle of wingers in UCL tie!

ayern leads the group with six points, Roma is next with four and City has one Bayern Munich takes an 11-match unbeaten streak into a visit with... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bayern-munich-vs-as-roma-its-the-battle-of-wingers-in-ucl-tie/1/396987.html
Interesting facts about the Nobel Prizes

>> Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 555 times to 856 people and organizations. >> Frédéric Passy,... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/interesting-facts-about-the-nobel-prizes/15698185

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