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Yakub Memon, Mir Baqi and the dance of death

  Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com walks the streets of Mahim, where Yakub Memon grew up and lived till the day before the serial blasts in 1993, on the day he was hanged, and discovers an......

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is everywhere

In Rameswaram, virtually every building and wall has a banner dedicated to him. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports from ground zero. Throughout our six-hour journey from Kerala's capital......

In Rameswaram, mood maybe sombre, hope lives on

The city has lost its favourite son, A P J Abdul Kalam. But Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar and Saisuresh Sivaswamy report that his legacy will live on forever.   Rameswaram's main claim to fame......

Kalam's 2008 interview: 'Economic prosperity has to reach 700 million people in rural areas'

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed into the ages on Monday, had spoken to Rediff.com in 2008. We republish the feature. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam kindly......

Readers' Photos: When we met President Kalam

Readers share their memories of India's 'Missile Man', the likes of whom the world will never see again. Rediff.com asked readers to share their memories of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, India’s most......

Sunil Mittal bags a whopping Rs 27.17 cr pay package

Telecom czar and Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal has got a total pay package of Rs 27.17 crore (Rs 271.7 million) for the latest fiscal, an amount which is 324 times of the median......

Tata Starbucks, Kellogg, McCain fail to get FSSAI approval

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rejected product approval applications of Tata Starbucks, Kellogg and McCain due to lack of sufficient supporting documents for......

Gold slips on global cues, silver surges

Gold prices fell back after a brief overnight rebound at the domestic bullion market here today due to fresh selling by stockist and jewellery traders amidst lower global cues. Silver, on the......

Rupee slips 13 paise vs USD, breaches 64-mark

  After a brief pause, the rupee today fell by 13 paise to end at 64.04 against the US currency on strong month-end dollar demand from importers. Stronger dollar sentiment overseas against......

Hay for cheese? Barter booms in cash-squeezed rural Greece

A rising number of Greeks in rural areas are swapping goods and services in cashless transactions. Image: Barter booms in Greece. Photograph: Reuters     Wild boar and power cuts were......

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......

Arjun teams up with 'first crush' Kareena for Ki and Ka

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: After romancing Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kareena Kapoor teams up with Arjun Kapoor (who has admittedly harboured a......

PIX: Daisy Shah, Sooraj Pancholi at Elli Avram's birthday bash

The pretty Swede turned 25 on July 29.Starlet Elli Avram, who rose to fame in India with her stint on Bigg Boss 7, recently celebrated her birthday with family and a bunch of friends in Mumbai. A......

Batting collapse leaves Australia battling to save Test

Steven Finn (left) celebrates dismissing Australian captain Michael Clarke. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images England removed Chris Rogers and Steve Smith to leave Australia in trouble on the......

Aparajith bags five, but Bancroft's 150 hoists Australia 'A'

Cameron Bancroft (right) celebrates after completing his century. Photograph: BCCI India 'A' off-spinner Baba Aparajith struck late to claim five wickets, but it was opener Cameron Bancroft's......

Rajat Chauhan in gold medal race at World archery

Rajat Chauhan ensured India a medal by making the final in the compound section, while Laxmirani Majhi advanced to the bronze medal play-off in the women's recurve, at the World Archery......

India set to introduce Sports Fraud Bill to curb corruption

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal plays a game of cricket. Photograph: PTI The spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League has prompted the government to push for introduction of......

Paytm wins BCCI's title sponsorship rights

One97 Communications, which owns Paytm, was awarded the title sponsorship rights for India's international home cricket matches for four years after a winning bid of Rs 2.42 crore per match. The......
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Records of Bose's death do not exist?

The records related to Subhas Chandra Bose's mysterious disappearance are not being disclosed as they might have been lost, eaten up or... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/records-of-boses-death-do-not-exist/d3b748ab3fe0f77f046bac7b3405d8d1
Mild tremor jolts Nepal

A mild tremor hit Nepal's hilly district situated in the east of Kathmandu. The 4.5-magnitude aftershock was recorded by the National... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/mild-tremor-jolts-nepal/c133859b5e37ad47fdae3908951b2cdd
Under security cover of 30,000 cops, Yakub buried in Mumbai

The body of Yakub Menon, hanged on Thursday morning at Nagpur Central Prison for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, was buried at Bada Khabristan... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/under-security-cover-of-30000-cops-yakub-buried-in-mumbai/20150730.htm
DMK's Kanimozhi to move bill to abolish death penalty

India should implement a moratorium on death penalty, said DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi. Reacting to the hanging of 1993 Mumbai... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/jul/30/dmks-kanimozhi-to-move-bill-to-abolish-death-penalty/0269d1c6bc59101a01fac7ca066b7fe8
Pakistan violate ceasefire for 4th time in 32 hours

An army jawan was shot dead by Pakistani sniper in Poonch district along the Line of Control as troops of the neighbouring country continued... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/pakistan-violate-ceasefire-for-4th-time-in-32-hours/20150730.htm

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