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Feeling 'cheated' by parties, migrants vow not to cast vote

Feeling 'cheated' by parties, migrants vow not to cast vote

Rediff.com2 days ago

'All governments disappointed us. Now we don't have faith in any of them'

Migrant in viral photo discharged, taken home on bicycle

Migrant in viral photo discharged, taken home on bicycle

Rediff.com7 days ago

Rampukar's wife Bimal Devi had walked about 3-4 km towards the hospital on Monday when their young distant nephew, on his way to buy ration on a bicycle, saw her and instead of going to a shop offered her a ride to the hospital, Rampukar said.

We poor will just die, says migrant in viral image

We poor will just die, says migrant in viral image

Rediff.com18 May 2020

Rampukar Pandit, whose mournful face became emblematic of the tragedy faced by poor migrants currently, is currently in hospital, but all he wishes is to return home.

Migrant in viral photo reaches Bihar, couldn't see son

Migrant in viral photo reaches Bihar, couldn't see son

Rediff.com17 May 2020

The powerful image of the distraught man, struggling to reach home in Begusarai, almost 1,200 km away during the nationwide lockdown, was widely shared across all media, becoming a defining image of the trauma of lakhs of migrant labourers stranded away from home.

All you need to know about COVID-19 testing

All you need to know about COVID-19 testing

Rediff.com14 Apr 2020

Two kinds of diagnostic tests are being currently used in India -- RT-PCR test and rapid antibodies test -- as per the global health norms.

Man took injured father to hospital on bike, sporting 'tilak'

Man took injured father to hospital on bike, sporting 'tilak'

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

Sahil, 26, a resident of north Gonda area, says his father, Parvez Alam, 50, ran a garage and was trying to pacify people from both communities to not engage in violence.

Trump got emotional after knowing story of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz: Tour guide

Trump got emotional after knowing story of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz: Tour guide

Rediff.com25 Feb 2020

'Melania Trump asked about the mud-pack treatment and was amazed when she got to know the details of the process'

In visitors' book, Trump calls Taj Mahal 'awe-inspiring' monument

In visitors' book, Trump calls Taj Mahal 'awe-inspiring' monument

Rediff.com24 Feb 2020

'The Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian Culture! Thank You, India,' the US President wrote in the visitors' book and jointly signed it with the First Lady.

Donald, Melania Trump visit Taj Mahal

Donald, Melania Trump visit Taj Mahal

Rediff.com24 Feb 2020

US President Trump and the First Lady held hands as they strolled at the Taj complex and later wrote in the visitors' book. They were also briefed about the history and importance of the monument.

Agra sports new look to welcome Trump

Agra sports new look to welcome Trump

Rediff.com23 Feb 2020

The city administration is all geared up for the big day and preparations are in full swing to present the 'best face of Agra'.

Delhi's oldest woman voter gets inked at 111

Delhi's oldest woman voter gets inked at 111

Rediff.com8 Feb 2020

Born in undivided India in Barisal (now in Bangladesh) in 1908, Mandal has seen the subcontinent go through turbulent phases many times.

JNU violence taking toll on our minds: Students

JNU violence taking toll on our minds: Students

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

An uneasy lull prevailed on the campus on Friday as very few people were seen in the university streets and eating joints, otherwise brimming with students. The unease at the university's Sabarmati Hostel, which bore a heavy brunt of the mob violence, was palpable as a few students were seen leaving the campus fearing for their safety on Thursday evening as well.

'Our fight will go on till Citizenship Act is revoked'

'Our fight will go on till Citizenship Act is revoked'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2019

'This movement is not about Hindus, Muslims or Bengalis, but about all Assamese, irrespective of their religious faith or economic class'

Assamese women want citizenship act to be revoked

Assamese women want citizenship act to be revoked

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

Yemen is ranked the worst (153rd), while Iraq is 152nd and Pakistan 151st.

'We are protesting as Assamese, not as Hindu or Muslim'

'We are protesting as Assamese, not as Hindu or Muslim'

Rediff.com15 Dec 2019

'In other parts of India, people may feel their religious identity is more important, but here in Assam, we are Assamese first and then, anything else. So, we are against this CAB (now CAA). It will hurt the interests of us Assamese'

Thousands stranded at Guwahati airport as Assam remains on boil

Thousands stranded at Guwahati airport as Assam remains on boil

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

Many of the passengers were bound for outstation areas like Itanagar, Dimapur and Aizwal, and were left with no option but to wait endlessly at airport premises.

From Bihar to Gujarat: First-timers flock to Ayodhya after SC verdict

From Bihar to Gujarat: First-timers flock to Ayodhya after SC verdict

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Since the historic judgment of the apex court that paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town, a large number of devotees have been flocking to Ayodhya, several among them making their maiden visit to the city.

'Why do we pay taxes, to live this hellish life?'

'Why do we pay taxes, to live this hellish life?'

Rediff.com6 Oct 2019

Rajendra Nagar, a planned colony built after Independence, is the worst-affected area in the Bihar capital, seeing an unprecedented flooding which residents said has "exposed the under-preparedness of the corporation".

Any military drone from Pak will be shot down: Lt Gen Kler

Any military drone from Pak will be shot down: Lt Gen Kler

Rediff.com25 Sep 2019

Lt Gen Kler said the systems and radars of the Indian armed forces are in place.

In boost to its firepower, IAF inducts 8 Apache choppers

In boost to its firepower, IAF inducts 8 Apache choppers

Rediff.com4 Sep 2019

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters, and is flown by the US army.

Ladakh's UT status leaves many happy and confused

Ladakh's UT status leaves many happy and confused

Rediff.com2 Sep 2019

A separate Union Territory has been a long-standing demand of locals, many of who have alleged that the Ladakh region had been neglected by leaders of Jammu and Kashmir.

Achieved our objective in Balakot op: IAF chief

Achieved our objective in Balakot op: IAF chief

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

'Their (Pakistani) objective was to hit our army places. They could not and that is the bottom line'

20 yrs of Kargil war: IAF turns base into war theatre

20 yrs of Kargil war: IAF turns base into war theatre

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

The IAF has planned several activities at the air base to commemorate the 20 years of the war and the symbolic recreation of the Tiger Hill attack was one of them.

'Lalu's absence a challenge while fighting polls'

'Lalu's absence a challenge while fighting polls'

Rediff.com22 May 2019

Tej Pratap, the RJD chief's elder son said that "the numbers could swing as voters' mood is also not quite clear at the moment".

Jobs, women's safety and free speech: Debutant voters' wish list

Jobs, women's safety and free speech: Debutant voters' wish list

Rediff.com15 Mar 2019

First time voters say they expect political leaders to focus on "real issues".

Cow important part of India's culture, rural economy: Modi

Cow important part of India's culture, rural economy: Modi

Rediff.com11 Feb 2019

Modi stressed his government has created a 'security cover' to ensure good heath of children and mothers during the past 55 month of his rule.

Will be fulfilling my father's dream: Head of IAF contingent for R-Day parade

Will be fulfilling my father's dream: Head of IAF contingent for R-Day parade

Rediff.com20 Jan 2019

Flight Lieutenant Srikant Sharma said that getting into the armed forces was a dream come true and this opportunity is an "icing on the cake".

'Don't want another Ayodhya tragedy': Locals recall horrors of 1992

'Don't want another Ayodhya tragedy': Locals recall horrors of 1992

Rediff.com5 Dec 2018

'The Ayodhya anniversary, every year brings back the tragic memories. Politicians should let people's wounds heal and not reopen them to suit their agenda'

Temple or no temple: What Ayodhya's youth really want

Temple or no temple: What Ayodhya's youth really want

Rediff.com24 Nov 2018

'I am more concerned about my future, my family's future. The fate of the Ram temple is neither going to affect my career, nor would I let it be affected'

'Let Ayodhya become playground for children and not politicians'

'Let Ayodhya become playground for children and not politicians'

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

Tired of living under the restive shadow of communalism, Ayodhya residents, be it Vijay Singh or Mohammad Azim, do not want any fresh political trigger for communal disharmony.

Ayodhya: Korean First Lady attends Diwali fete at Queen Heo Memorial

Ayodhya: Korean First Lady attends Diwali fete at Queen Heo Memorial

Rediff.com6 Nov 2018

A large number of Koreans trace their ancestry to this legendary princess, who is known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok.

Ayodhya decked up to welcome Korean First Lady

Ayodhya decked up to welcome Korean First Lady

Rediff.com5 Nov 2018

The main streets of Ayodhya wear a scintillating look with illuminated lamps and special decorations.

Gloom descends as sister bids adieu to army captain who died in J-K

Gloom descends as sister bids adieu to army captain who died in J-K

Rediff.com5 Feb 2018

As she walked near the tricolour-wrapped coffin, tears welled up in her eyes. She then, carefully touched the surface of the wooden coffin, and then laid her head on it, and cried, "Bhai (brother)", multiple times.

Locals turn heroes in Khatauli after train tragedy

Locals turn heroes in Khatauli after train tragedy

Rediff.com21 Aug 2017

Men and women, young, old all came together to save lives where they could and provide succour -- some by providing food, while others provided medicines and a shoulder to cry on.

'Mere thought of accident terrifies me': UP train crash survivors recount horror

'Mere thought of accident terrifies me': UP train crash survivors recount horror

Rediff.com20 Aug 2017

Survivors thanks almighty for saving them from the tragedy.

Mangled coaches pose tough challenge for track clearance

Mangled coaches pose tough challenge for track clearance

Rediff.com20 Aug 2017

Two heavy duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed into service at the crack of the dawn to clear derailed coaches, from which the survivors were rescued and bodies pulled out till late Saturday night.

23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP

23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP

Rediff.com20 Aug 2017

The accident occurred around 5.45 pm near Khatauli town, 40 km off Muzaffarnagar, leaving 23 people dead, the Uttar Pradesh police said.

Football match to build bridges with African students

Football match to build bridges with African students

Rediff.com7 Apr 2017

Seeking to defuse tension and promote harmony and cultural exchanges, the local administration in association with Sharda University recently hosted a football match between two teams, having members from both Indian and African students.

'30% of cast work on Statue of Unity completed'

'30% of cast work on Statue of Unity completed'

Rediff.com12 Feb 2017

Nearly 30 per cent work on casting of the monumental bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, billed as the world's tallest sculptural work, has been completed, says noted artist Ram Sutar.

Double the joy! Pregnant woman airlifted by IAF in Chennai delivers twins

Double the joy! Pregnant woman airlifted by IAF in Chennai delivers twins

Rediff.com7 Dec 2015

An emotionally overwhelmed Karthik, father of the twins, is in awe of the IAF now, and says, "I salute these brave men."

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