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My childhood memories of Kalam Uncle

'I still remember back in 1971, the night they both got the news that Dr Vikram Sarabhai had died at his hotel in Kovalam, and rushing off with tears in their eyes.' Dr Madhuri Kurup remembers her......

Pall of gloom descends on Kalam's hometown

A pall of gloom descended on this island, the native place of former president A P J Abdul Kalam, as the news about his death reached his elder brother and other relatives in Rameswaram. A large......

J&K CM promises to restore 'Chotta London's' lost glory

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday visited Sopore town that had been in the news recently for violence and attacks on the mobile service providers and telecom......

Yakub Memon to be hanged as President rejects his mercy plea

Yakub Memon's mercy petition was rejected on Wednesday night by President Pranab Mukherjee after the Modi government advised him on such a course. Barring any last-minute reprieve, Yakub Memon,......

Modi associate: Don't equate Yakub with Dawood, Tiger... He cooperated with our agencies

'Personally, I would rather have mercy on Yakub rather than send him to the gallows for helping the investigating agencies reach a conclusion. We could still get a lot of fugitives of law back to......

Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated for 5 years

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been......

A fresh start: Microsoft's Windows 10 gets positive reviews

Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and......

Sebi steps up vigil on black money in stock markets

Amid concerns over misuse of stock markets for laundering of black money, including through P-Notes, regulator Sebi has said it has a strong surveillance system that generates over 100 alerts a day......

Nestle India did not opt for re-test, instead burnt Maggi: FDA

Maharashtra's Food and Drugs Administration on Wednesday argued in the Bombay High Court that Nestle India had burnt several tonnes of Maggi after the state's ban order was imposed on this food......

Rupee ends steady vs dollar at 63.91

The rupee on Wednesday surrendered its initial gains and ended steady at 63.91 against the American currency on fag-end dollar demand from importers coupled with emergence of weak sentiment on the......

Bips, Sonam, Deepika: Bikini girls' fave pose?

A trend to watch out for?Bollywood's A-list actresses warming up to the idea of sporting bikinis onscreen (and otherwise) is hardly news.But something from Bipasha Basu's recent Maldives getaway......

Ajay Devgn: My BIGGEST insecurity is...

'I have done a lot of films for friendship and whenever I have done that, I have suffered.' Ajay Devgn gets candid with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia about his career, and......

'I missed acting!'

'When you have a kid at home, it takes up all your time. I would rather spend time with my child than spend hours waiting in a van for a shot. I am happy -- and excited -- to be back, but I am also......

PIX: Prachi Desai, David Dhawan watch Drishyam

Nishikant Kamat held a special screening of his forthcoming film Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu, in Mumbai. Drishyam will release on July 31. A look at the star......

'Dr Kalam was a true superhero'

'I tried to think of a hero, who can inspire. I felt the most inspiring living hero for our children is Dr Kalam. He was a true leader, a true hero.' Nila Madhab Panda tells us why he......

Anderson takes six to put England in command

James Anderson of England celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Voges of Australia during day one of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images England paceman James......

Pakistan to play ODI series in Zimbabwe after September 30

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to tour Zimbabwe for three One-day Internationals and two T20Is, but would play the ODI series only after September 30 deadline, set by the ICC for the top......

Kohli, Pujara fail as Aus 'A' dismiss India 'A' cheaply

Ashton Agar celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli as non-striker Karun Nair (right) looks on. Photograph: BCCI Virat Kohli's woeful form continued as India 'A' were shot out for a paltry 135 by......

Players' choice Delhi gets the nod for Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic

Agreeing to the popular demand from players, the All Indian Tennis Association on Wednesday selected Delhi as venue for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against top seeds Czech Republic, to......

Platini to stand for FIFA presidency

UEFA head Michel Platini has long been the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his......
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Decision on Yakub Memon's plea shortly

Judges are now taking decision on  the mercy petition. It may be recalled that Yakub  will be hanged at 7 am on Thursday morning barring any... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/decision-on-yakub-memons-plea-shortly/eb9789c014b71c4f2a263847c3f45ff3
Unprecedented late night SC hearing begins

The never-seen-before early morning hearing is now underway in the Supreme Court, and is not expected to go on for very ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/unprecedented-late-night-sc-hearing-begins/680ed5ac73224a3e0c0e0621d4b812b4
30 am

Major confusion outside Justice Mishra's house. Earlier, reports said that the hearing would take place at the CJI's residence. A little later, the... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/3judge-bench-to-hear-fresh-plea-at-230-am/c3b7cb6672415ce24f71bafdbcf876e2
Fixing a hole

If Sreesanth decides to sue to get his ban lifted, more skeletons might tumble out of other cupboards Was Santhakumaran Sreesanth involved in... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/fixing-a-hole/article7478192.ece
On return, Dutee Chand faces new hurdles

Dutee's return is seen as a win for identity politics and activism. Two days after being cleared to compete in international competitions,... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/on-return-dutee-chand-faces-new-hurdles/

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