Fakir Hassen

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Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandaughter jailed for 7 years in a fraud case

Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandaughter jailed for 7 years in a fraud case

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

Lata Ramgobin, who is the daughter of noted rights activists Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobind, was also refused leave to appeal both the conviction and the sentence by the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Mahatma's great grandson dies of COVID-19

Mahatma's great grandson dies of COVID-19

Rediff.com23 Nov 2020

'My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contracted in hospital and then COVID-19 also contracted while he was being treated. He suffered a major cardiac arrest this evening.'

SA cleric who attended Nizamuddin congregation dies of COVID-19

SA cleric who attended Nizamuddin congregation dies of COVID-19

Rediff.com5 Apr 2020

Moulana Yusuf Tootla, 80, attended the March 1-15 Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the Nizmuddin area, that has emerged as the epicentre for the spread of the coronavirus in different parts of India and abroad after thousands of people took part in it.

COVID-19: Prominent Indian-origin virologist dies in South Africa

COVID-19: Prominent Indian-origin virologist dies in South Africa

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19.

India wants to work with BRICS nations on Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM

India wants to work with BRICS nations on Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM

Rediff.com26 Jul 2018

He said the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have more importance than the capital.

Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies

Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies

Rediff.com28 Mar 2017

Kathrada, who frequently referred to Mandela as his 'elder brother', was among three political prisoners who were sentenced to life imprisonment together with the South African anti-apartheid icon after the infamous Rivonia Trial of 1964.

PM Modi feels 'at home' in Rainbow Nation

PM Modi feels 'at home' in Rainbow Nation

Rediff.com8 Jul 2016

India and South Africa on Friday agreed to deepen engagement in key areas of defence production, manufacturing, mining and minerals and combating terrorism.

Madison-style event awaits PM Modi in South Africa

Madison-style event awaits PM Modi in South Africa

Rediff.com30 Jun 2016

About 10,000 people, Grammy award-winning South African flautist Wouter Kellerman, a unique fusion of Zulu and Indian dancing along with local yoga exponents will be part of a welcome reception in Johannesburg for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit next week.

Madison-style event awaits PM Modi in South Africa

Madison-style event awaits PM Modi in South Africa

Rediff.com15 Jun 2016

A cultural programme incorporating Indian and African dance and music is being planned for the event, scheduled for July 8, which is being organised by SAWelcomesModi committee.

After 6 years on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

After 6 years on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

Rediff.com18 Dec 2015

Mittal's wealth dropped with the Arcelor Mittal share price falling

Net 1, Visa to roll-out virtual credit card in India

Net 1, Visa to roll-out virtual credit card in India

Rediff.com13 Feb 2014

Net1's chief executive and chairman Serge Belamant said the Indian government was interested in the biometric verification technology that the company has been using in South Africa.

Mahatma Gandhi's march of 1913 re-enacted in South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi's march of 1913 re-enacted in South Africa

Rediff.com4 Dec 2013

Hundreds of people joined a special commemoration of the centenary of what is now known as The Great Transvaal March by Mahatma Gandhi and his followers in 1913 at the town of Volksrust in South Africa.