All stories by H S Rao
Cyber expert alleges 2014 polls were rigged; EC rejects claimRediff.com21 Jan 2019
Addressing a press conference in London via Skype, the man, identified as Syed Shuja, said the BJP would have won Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections if his team hadn't intercepted the BJP attempts to hack the transmissions in these states.
UK PM May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeatRediff.com18 Jan 2019
The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306 -- a majority of 19.
World university rankings: Why China is ahead of IndiaRediff.com16 Jan 2019
India improved its representation in the Times Higher Education rankings with 25 universities in the top 200. But it is far behind China which has four in the top five.
Brexit deal crushed in historic defeat, May to face no-confidence voteRediff.com16 Jan 2019
The Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by 432 votes to 202 - a majority of 230, the biggest defeat ever suffered by a British premier in modern history.
UK PM suffers parliamentary defeat on Brexit procedureRediff.com10 Jan 2019
Over 20 MPs from across political parties on Wednesday tabled an amendment that would give the prime minister three days to set out a 'Plan B' if the House voted against her Brexit deal next Tuesday.
UK judge refuses to withdraw warrant against AssangeRediff.com13 Feb 2018
Judge said that she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange's legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail.
Pak-origin man responsible for London terror attack?Rediff.com5 Jun 2017
The man, identified as 'Abz' is believed to have been the ringleader of the trio that carried out the horror attack
Mosques in UK refuse to bury Manchester bomberRediff.com31 May 2017
Councils, funeral directors and Mosques in Manchester have refused to bury Abedi's body.
TCS is leader in software testing services: ReportRediff.com8 Sep 2016
TCS was recognised as a leader in all the categories, namely overall, efficiency, consulting, transformation and digital focus
'Thought I was going to die': Richard Branson on horrific bike crashRediff.com27 Aug 2016
Branson was cycling with his two children on the British Virgin Islands when he hit a hump in the road.
TCS ranked 58th most valuable US brandRediff.com9 Aug 2016
TCS' brand value grew 286 per cent from $2.3 billion in 2010 to $9.04 billion in 2016
Cameron chairs 'emotional' cabinet meeting last time as UK PMRediff.com13 Jul 2016
An "emotional" British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday chaired his last cabinet meeting before handing over the baton to Theresa May who will assume charge on Wednesday, becoming the United Kingdom's second woman premier after Margaret Thatcher.
UK teen raped, stabbed after being dragged out of eateryRediff.com19 Jun 2016
The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital in Tooting where she is in a serious but not life-threatening condition, Surrey Police said.
TCS helps 100,000 employers sign-up for pension scheme in UKRediff.com17 May 2016
The roll-out of the auto enrollment began in October 2012.
Han Kang's The Vegetarian wins Man Booker Prize 2016Rediff.com17 May 2016
Kang, 45, beat writers including Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk and international bestseller Elena Ferrante to win the 50,000-pound award on Monday night which she shared with her novel's translator Deborah Smith.
New IS video threatens Paris-like attacks in London, Rome and BerlinRediff.com5 Apr 2016
The video shows images of the United Kingdom Parliament and Eiffel Tower crashing to the ground.
In Brussels, PM asks UN to address challenge posed by terrorismRediff.com31 Mar 2016
The PM aso said said it was unfortunate that the UN was still unable to define terrorism.
In Brussels, Modi to push for stronger ties with EURediff.com30 Mar 2016
Besides firming up India-EU counter-terror partnership, the Summit in Brussels is expected to evince interest in other projects like cleaning of Ganga on the lines of River Rhine and Danube.
After Brussels, Trump accuses UK Muslims of 'not reporting' terroristsRediff.com23 Mar 2016
They're not reporting it, they're absolutely not reporting it and that's a big problem," Trump told ITV, a day after explosions rocked the Belgian capital, claiming over 30 lives and injuring more than 250.
TCS rated world's most powerful brand in IT servicesRediff.com3 Feb 2016
TCS' customer focus has been central to its recent success.
Kashmir is never going to be part of Pakistan: Farooq AbdullahRediff.com19 Sep 2015
National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has rejected the notion that the threat of a nuclear war would solve the Kashmir issue, asserting that the region would never be a part of Pakistan and dialogue is the best way to "move forward".
India emerges as UK's 3rd largest FDI sourceRediff.com17 Jun 2015
This is the highest in Europe and the third in the world after the United States and China
It's Sir Harry! Britain's Prince Harry gets knighted by the queenRediff.com5 Jun 2015
Prince Harry has been knighted by his grandmother, the Queen, for his "services to the sovereign".
Hungarian author edges out India's Amitav Ghosh to bag Man Booker prizeRediff.com20 May 2015
Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai won the prize worth worth 60,000 (Rs 59 lakh).
Teen who fled London to join IS tweets picture of 'takeaway feast'Rediff.com27 Apr 2015
One of the schoolgirls who had disappeared from her home in Britain to travel to Syria has tweeted a picture that appears to confirm she has joined terror group Islamic State.
Hinduja Group expanding in defence sector in big way: GopiRediff.com29 Mar 2015
Hinduja Group expanding in defence sector in big way: Gopi
Sacked 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson may face police actionRediff.com26 Mar 2015
Sacked 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson could face a police action into the unprovoked attack that left a colleague bleeding and cost him his job, bringing an end to his 37-year-long BBC career.
Drone used to smuggle drugs, weapons crashes into UK prison wallRediff.com23 Mar 2015
After the operator crashed the remote-controlled aircraft into a jail wall.
India's GDP growth will be 7.5% this year: JaitleyRediff.com14 Mar 2015
India's GDP growth will be 7.5% this year: Jaitley
TCS is ranked top employer in EuropeRediff.com9 Mar 2015
TCS is recognised as a Top Employer in Latin America and North America.
EU lifts ban on import of mangoes from IndiaRediff.com20 Jan 2015
The European Union on Tuesday decided to lift a ban on the import of mangoes from India after the country made improvements in plant health controls and certification system, clearing the way for them to return to the 28-member bloc.
Hinduja group to turn UK's Old War Office building into a hotelRediff.com13 Dec 2014
The Hinduja Group, in partnership with a Spanish industrial company, has acquired UK's iconic Old War Office building that was once occupied by the country's war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
'NRIs investing in India should be given dual citizenship'Rediff.com30 Oct 2014
In his address at the event organised in London by the Institute of Directors India, he emphasised that for too long India has been burdened with an old, cosy, family-and- favourites, under-the-table style of doing and managing business.
Mango import ban: EU to send high-powered delegation to IndiaRediff.com2 Jun 2014
Indian mango growers are suffering daily and some have been bankrupted.
Antibiotic crisis needs global response: ExpertsRediff.com23 May 2014
Yet the international response to this threat caused by the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs has been feeble, they said.
'UK working to overturn EU mango import ban'Rediff.com21 May 2014
Vaz has been spearheading efforts in the UK to get the ban lifted.
Hindujas are wealthiest Asians in UKRediff.com12 Apr 2014
Hinduja brothers have been ranked as Britain's richest Asians in 2014 with a total worth of 13.5 billion pounds, an increase of one billion pounds over the previous year.
UK court rejects CBI's demand for Shankaran's extraditionRediff.com2 Apr 2014
In a major blow to India's bid for the extradition of Ravi Shankaran, key accused in the infamous Naval War Room leak case, a top British court has rejected the demand and ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to pay over Rs 1 crore to him as legal costs.
Wipro to spread its wings to ScotlandRediff.com28 Mar 2014
These 90 new jobs are in addition to the 280 staff that Wipro already employs across Scotland.
Do happy people work harder?Rediff.com20 Mar 2014
Economists at the University of Warwick, carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder.