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Despite protests and pleas, Pakistan executes 'teen' killer

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged a convicted ‘teen’ killer after postponing his execution four times amid opposition from human rights groups which said he was as a juvenile at the time of......

The life and times of the 'People's President'

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the 'People's President', was laid to rest in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The former president, who died of cardiac arrest in Shillong......

The battle between secular India and Bharat

  A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with......

It's AMAZING what Indians do to set World Records

From wearing a turban made from 400m of cloth to eating drinking glass, Indians have done some really bizarre stuff to set a Guinness World Record. Rediff.com presents some of the oddest Guinness......

Who's who in the Congress's infamous 25

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan came down heavily on Congress leaders for "persistently and willfully obstructing the House" and suspended them for 5 days. The members who have been punished......

Tough times for Indian IT sector, hiring slows down

While recruitment is falling, the capabilities needed to land an IT job are stiffening, notes Subir Roy. The Indian software industry is again at an inflection point; and, going by its history, it......

Interesting facts about the new owner of Financial Times

Nikkei is one of the largest media houses in Japan The Nihon Keizai Shimbun bought the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson group on Thursday in a $1.3 billion deal that brings together two......

Govt extended 'light hand-holding' to SpiceJet: Aviation Min

The government had extended "light hand-holding" to SpiceJet when it went through turbulent times, according to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. The no-frills carrier, which was on the......

ETFs catch on, daily average value on NSE up 70 times

An ETF is a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bond or a basket of assets like an index fund. In a sign of growing retail interest in exchange-traded funds, daily average......

No room for cut in lending rates in near-term: Bankers

  Bankers on Tuesday ruled out any immediate lowering of interest rates even as the Reserve Bank on Tuesday rapped them for not fully passing on to borrowers three cuts in the key rate this......

40 years of Sholay: Jai, Veeru, Basanti THEN and NOW!

Rediff.com celebrates 40 years of the beloved movie classic. 'Indian film history can be divided into Sholay BC and Sholay AD,' believes filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.The maker of Mr India isn't......

'Being a father won't stop me from doing a certain kind of film'

'Working everyday gives me the most satisfaction. It really doesn't matter whether it is Housefull, Grand Masti, Ek Villain, Lai Bhari, Bluff Master or Tere Naal Love Hogaya. As long as I am......

The real Kishore Kumar no one knew

When Pritish Nandy interviewed Kishore Kumar for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Asia's oldest and most venerable magazine, it was a stunner. Posing with a skull on the Weekly's cover, the great......

Baahubali enters the Rs 500 crore club

Telugu filmmaker S S Rajamouli has suddenly become the most sought after filmmaker in Bollywood and for good reason. His epic saga Baahubali has become the first non-Hindi film to make it to the Rs......

Birthday Special: Vishal Bhardwaj's BEST film? VOTE!

One of the most prolific filmmakers of his time, VB turns 50 August 4.Versatile not just in thought but talent too, Vishal Bhardwaj’s proficiency to compose melodies, write scripts, sing......

Record-breaking Finn regains mojo after tiding over 'dark times'

'Every cricketer goes through ups and downs... to come out the other side is a good feeling' 'Just nice to contribute to put us in a good position to win the game' England's Steven Finn celebrates......

It was time for England had to stand up and be counted...

‘I'm sure Australia will bounce back and put us under pressure at certain times’ ‘If we can go out there and show off our talent, guys go out and express themselves then we are a......

World Swimming: Ledecky breaks 1500 metres freestyle world record

Gold medallist Katie Ledecky of the United States (center) poses with silver medallist Lauren Boyle of New Zealand and bronze medallist Boglarka Kapas of Hungary during the medal ceremony for the......

Bajrang, Babita qualify for World Wrestling Championship

Star grapplers Bajrang and Babita Kumari qualified for next month's World Wrestling Championship after emerging victorious in their respective weight categories in the final selection trials at the......

No doping in athletics, declares IAAF

The world governing body for athletics (IAAF) released a formal statement on Tuesday, strongly denying media reports of widespread doping in the sport.The IAAF described the reports from Britain's......
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Ledecky breaks 1500 metres freestyle world record

Gold medallist Katie Ledecky of the United States (center) poses with silver medallist Lauren Boyle of New Zealand and bronze medallist Boglarka... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/world-swimming-ledecky-breaks-1500-metres-freestyle-world-record/20150804.htm
IAAF denies accusations of widespread doping

The IAAF said the reports by Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and Germany's ARD/WDR broadcaster offered no new evidence that any athlete had failed... ...

http://indiatoday.feedsportal.com/c/33614/f/589706/s/48b3c60c/sc/13/l/0Lindiatoday0Bintoday0Bin0Cstory0Cworld0Egoverning0Ebody0Efor0Eathletics0Eiaaf0Edenies0Eaccusations0Eof0Ewidespread0Edoping0C10C4562570Bhtml/story01.htm
Rajan indicates rate cut outside cycle

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's ability to surprise the markets is well known. No wonder then that he gave indications that a rate cut between... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/493341/rajan-indicates-rate-cut-outside.html
RBI retains policy repo rate at 7.25%

The Reserve Bank of India chose not to tinker with its policy rates by retaining it at 7.25 per cent. The central bank, however, trimmed its... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/493344/rbi-retains-policy-repo-rate.html
Govt on Black Money

Holding out no assurance of an absolute confidentiality to those disclosing foreign assets on their own, the government today said details of... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/names-can-be-revealed-in-public-interest-govt-on-black-money/908904

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