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Pope Benedict's Final Farewell

A general view of a packed Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, where Pope Benedict XVI held his last general audience on Wednesday. The weekly event, which would normally be held in a vast......

Pope election: Five Indians among cardinal electors

As the world awaits with bated breath for the election of the new pope, five Indian Roman Catholic Cardinals are part of the secret conclave to elect the Church's 266th pontiff, forming the biggest......

10 interesting facts about the Vatican and papacy

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI -- the first pontiff to resign since the Middle Ages -- and the run up to the election of a new pope has once again brought the spotlight on the Vatican and the......

IN PHOTOS: World immersed in Christmas fervour

We present a collection of photographs from across the globe that exhibit Christmas festivities. Merry Christmas! In this photograph, Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas......

How diplomacy and poetry are linked

It is widely accepted that the greatest literature is born when cultures, civilizations or worldviews come together. This often happens in case of diplomat-poets who often find themselves in exotic......

How Mercedes manages to hold its ground in India

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz witnessed the best-ever first quarter this year since it started operations here 15 years ago. Managing Director and CEO Peter Honegg, talks about his......

Trusteeship and how it can spawn development

If the endeavour that was flagged off in Udaipur flourishes and diverse energies combine to refine the lens of Trusteeship, 'growth' itself could be redefined. Then 'inclusion' will be an inherent......

How billionaires invest and get richer

Warren Buffett got to play the hero recently when he offered to re-insure $800 billion of bonds for MBIA, Ambac Financial and Financial Guaranty Insurance. Buffett's plan would allow the trio to......

He gave wings to the common Indian

Captain Gopinath needs no introduction. He is considered the father of low cost air travel in India. Some say he is a visionary; he created a whole new market when he launched India's first low......

Powergen closure a bad omen for BPOs?

Barely six months after VV Giri National Labour Institute, the Noida-based government outfit, likened Indian call centres to 19th century prisons that reduced executives to 'cyber coolies', India's......

Review: Maan Karate is a letdown by uninspiring direction

Directed by debutant Thirukumaran, Maan Karate is all about how a weak, good for nothing is suddenly transformed into a boxing champion by the power of true love, says S Saraswathi.......

Women's Day Special: Iconic On-screen ladies

'Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water.' -- Eleanor Roosevelt. Gentle as a bird, fiercer than a storm, a woman can be a whole lot of extremes and yet a......

A taste of Cannes in India

Rajeev Srinivasan on one of the best film festivals in India.This is the second year in a row that I have managed to make it to the International Film Festival of Kerala in Trivandrum from December......

Oscar fever revs up DVD sales

Oscar fever is here and nowhere is it more evident than in the US of A. Oscar nominations and the subsequent ad blitz in the media mean hotter box-office hits across North America, and in many......

Millions is a gem

The big-hearted, deliciously funny and thoroughly inventive parable Millions comes from a most unlikely source: director Danny Boyle. His hit movies Trainspotting and 28 Days Later could not have......

Tour de France: Kittel pips Cavendish to take stage 12

German Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory on this year's Tour de France when he pipped Mark Cavendish on the line to take the 12th stage on Thursday. Kittel, who won the first and 10th stages,......

Cavendish struggles as Kittel wins stage 10 of Tour de France

Mark Cavendish's Tour de France campaign suffered another setback on Tuesday when the Briton had to settle for third in a sprint after being involved in a crash in a chaotic stage 10 finale won by......

Adams shocks Anand in Alekhine memorial chess tournament

World champion Viswanathan Anand made a disappointing start as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Englishman Michael Adams in the first round of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament in Paris......

Man City go top, Montpellier lead in France

Big-spending Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the English Premier League season with a 3-2 win at Bolton Wanderers, while Arsenal capped a week to forget with a 2-0 home defeat by......

CWG update, Day 1: Sukhen gives India 2nd silver

Hamizan Amirul Ibrahim won the men's 56-kg weightlifting event to claim Malaysia's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.Ibrahim set a new Games mark of 116 kg in the snatch to claim......

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Farhaan
Q. If marriages are made in Heaven & Divorces on earth, then what is made in Hell?
Farhaan:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-marriages-are-made-in-heaven--divorces-on-earth-then-what/27046185/answers/

manvika
Q. TEACHER vs PAPPU ;)Teacher : Our next generation will not be able tosee polar bears and tigers !!............Pappu : To ham kya kare ? Hamne bhi to kabhi dinasaur nhi dekhe, kabhi shikayat ki ?
Manvika:  A. After life celebrations.A group of females were looking joyful and making merry in hell. To which Yamraj (counterpart of Saint Peter) asked his...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/teacher-vs-pappu-teacher--our-next-generation-will-not-be-ab/25916528/answers/27046229

raju
Q. why is it that the gold ring that the pope wears is called the ring of the fisherman ?
Raju:  A. ha ha ha . very nice'no its my turn to make u laugh3 Guys were introduced to a girl. Hi, Im Peter, not a saint. Im Paul not a POPE. Im John not a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-is-it-that-the-gold-ring-that-the-pope-wears-is-called-t/25241547/answers/25916568

shaakal
Q. how are popes elected and how did this tradition start ?
Shaakal:  A. this ring features saint Peter of whom the pope is the official successor. St. Peter was a fisherman by profession and symbolically the apostles were the FISHERS OF MEN more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-are-popes-elected-and-how-did-this-tradition-start-/25216215/answers/25241627

shaakal
Q. how are popes elected and how did this tradition start ?
Shaakal:  A. A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a new Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope. The pope is considered by...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-are-popes-elected-and-how-did-this-tradition-start-/25216216/answers/25216240

  Web results for Saint Peter
10 interesting facts you may not know about the Vatican city

One of the main attractions of Italy is the Vatican City. Tourists in large numbers, irrespective of their faith visit the place for its charm and... ...

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181 bodies found at Malaysia crash site in Ukraine

Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out Friday across... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/181-bodies-found-at-malaysia-crash-site-in-ukraine-news-others-ohsl4yjghidhd.html
Sagan comes up short again as Kristoff takes 12th stage

Saint-Atienne: Peter Sagan finished second for the fourth time at this Tour de France as Alexander Kristoff won Thursday's 12th stage. Sagan now... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/tour-de-france-sagan-comes-up-short-again-as-kristoff-takes-12th-stage/15458157
Welcoming the monsoon showers

Most of our songs are about love and longing in Sawan,in which frolic also comes into play elebrating the advent of the monsoon season is a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/66117-welcoming-the-monsoon-showers.html
French riders vow to attack more at Tour

BOURG-EN-BRESSE: Tonyn Gallopin was one of several French riders vowing to attack more ahead of Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France.... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/cycling/French-riders-vow-to-attack-more-at-Tour/articleshow/38544042.cms

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