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Jeet Thayil in Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist

Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel 'Narcopolis' is among five other works shortlisted on Wednesday for the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize. The five novels showcasing the diversity and depth......

Why terrorists attack soft targets

Soft targets are those that are not subject to special protection, that are frequented by the public, which could be local nationals or foreigners. Attacks on such targets cause many human......

Troops for Iraq: PM queries UN role

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayeewas non-commital Tuesday on the issue of sending Indian troops toIraq, observing that the role of the United Nationsitself has been "called into question by some......

A K Diwanji: Half-truths and history

Ram Madhav, in a guest column on rediff.com, listed howmany countries have overturned the monuments of conquerors to salvage their pride and spirit.He tells us of how in Spain, in Istanbul, in......

Which city first started diamond trading?

Diamonds From Kohinoor to modern day fancy stones, diamonds have caught the imagination of old and young. Diamonds are indeed forever. But how much do you know about diamonds? Take the rediff......

A passage through India

It is 1am and Ashok Alange prays for a safe trip, lighting incense sticks before the miniature statue of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh that he keeps fixed to his truck's dashboard.His second......

In which country was diamond first mined?

DiamondsIn which country was diamond first mined?De Beers, the diamond cartel continues to maintain its dominant position in the industry by using its numerous worldwide companies to buy up new......

Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a powerful film

The Reluctant Fundamentalist has its cinematic moments but celebrates just black and white aspects of life instead of exploring grey areas, Vaihayasi Pande Daniel writes.Janissary: a member of an......

What's hot in New York?

How does one decide what to see at a film festival? At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, it was possible for journalists to see films from 8.30am till 10pm. Even then many......

Williams gets kind draw for WTA Finals defence

(L-R) Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams, Stacey Allaster Chairman and CEO of the WTA, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep at the......

Champions League: Galatasaray boss Mancini not optimistic about beating Chelsea

Galatasaray do not have a chance of beating Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League, manager Roberto Mancini said on Tuesday. Mancini, who comes up against the Premier League leaders in the......

UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo sparkles in opening night bonanza

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick for Real Madrid illuminated an opening night goals bonanza as the leading contenders began the Champions League group stage with a bang on Tuesday. Thirty goals rained......

Nadal upset over Madrid Olympic snub

Rafael Nadal blasted the decision not to award Madrid the 2020 Olympic Games, claiming the International Olympic Committee had not treated the Spanish capital fairly. - Tokyo awarded 2020......

Screams of joy in Tokyo as city awarded 2020 Games

Tokyo celebrated after being awarded the 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday, with a huge roar arising from thousands gathered in a park in the early hours of a grey, humid morning and people embracing on......

  People speak for old city of istanbul

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afsa kausar
Q. the old city of "Kostantiniyye" is today known as what ?
Afsa Kausar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-old-city-of-kostantiniyye-is-today-known-as-what-/24699376/answers/

afsa kausar
Q. Which is the only city in the world located on two continents Asia and Europe?
Afsa Kausar:  A. Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, situated along the shores of the Bosphorus Strait, is the only city in the world bridging two continents, Europe and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-the-only-city-in-the-world-located-on-two-continent/24699376/answers/15939914

Arshad Khan
Q. Istanbul - old name for this city
Arshad Khan:  A. The city of Istanbul has been known through the ages under a large number of different names. Besides its modern Turkish name, the most notable are...... more

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thyagarajan mahadevan
Q. The biggest mosque in Turkey is ..........................
Thyagarajan Mahadevan:  A. sultan ahmet mosque or the blue mosque.The Blue Mosque is one of the most prominent landmarks of Istanbul, especially when viewed from the First...... more

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sudesh
Q. anyone travelled to istanbul recently, any tips
Sudesh :  A. Over view of Istanbul:Many of Istanbul's top sights such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, are in Sultanahmet,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/anyone-travelled-to-istanbul-recently-any-tips/7437813/answers/6063572

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Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

Smoke and flames rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from … Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani after an... ...

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World No 1 Serena Williams gets kind draw for WTA Finals defence

World number one Serena Williams was handed the best possible draw for her WTA Finals title defence with the 33-year-old American grouped with two... ...

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Mideast violence spreads as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants

Istanbul/Suruc: War against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq threatened to spill into Turkey on Tuesday, where reports emerged that the... ...

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Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defe …

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters... ...

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