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How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'Once accession to Pakistan appeared unlikely, the British instituted Operations Gulmarg and Datta Khel respectively to foil possible accession to India.'

Sports Shorts: India tops medal tally in Asia Cup cycling

Sports Shorts: India tops medal tally in Asia Cup cycling

Rediff.com11 Sep 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday

Shilpa wants to Lagao Boli!

Shilpa wants to Lagao Boli!

Rediff.com19 Aug 2019

Wherever the stars go, the cameras follow.

Sports Shorts: Dutee finishes fifth in 200m final

Sports Shorts: Dutee finishes fifth in 200m final

Rediff.com12 Jul 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday

Sai's Take: When can Rediff interview you, Mr PM?

Sai's Take: When can Rediff interview you, Mr PM?

Rediff.com5 Apr 2019

'What the interview with Modi told me was that now he is open to granting interviews.' 'And in this connection let me offer our credentials for being considered in this election season,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

UP cabinet clears proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj

UP cabinet clears proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj

Rediff.com16 Oct 2018

The move, said UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh, will help highlight Indian culture at international level.

'Atalji loves to laugh his heart out'

'Atalji loves to laugh his heart out'

Rediff.com16 Aug 2018

'He has sacrificed a lot. Always done something for others. But never asked for anything in return.'

Hockey chief Batra elected IOA President unopposed

Hockey chief Batra elected IOA President unopposed

Rediff.com14 Dec 2017

The 59-year-old Batra is one of the few sports administrators to head a national Olympic committee while heading an important international sports federation.

Sports Shorts: Silver and bronze for India in Commonwealth shooting

Sports Shorts: Silver and bronze for India in Commonwealth shooting

Rediff.com5 Nov 2017

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday

Panama leaks have taught the Indian rich a lesson

Panama leaks have taught the Indian rich a lesson

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

'Given the past record, no one will be prosecuted, especially since the beneficiaries comprise the most powerful people in the country. They will pay a fine and be let off.'

Rashtrapati Bhawan map found from undertrial in UP jail

Rashtrapati Bhawan map found from undertrial in UP jail

Rediff.com9 Jun 2015

A jailed undertrial from West Bengal was found in possession of maps related to Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Few things Apollo Tyres did differently to succeed in business

Few things Apollo Tyres did differently to succeed in business

Rediff.com30 Mar 2015

Today, Apollo Tyres is the first made-in India automotive brand to be sold in Europe independently.

Rs 5 lakh? 1984 Sikh riot victims want Rs 20-25 lakh

Rs 5 lakh? 1984 Sikh riot victims want Rs 20-25 lakh

Rediff.com31 Oct 2014

A delegation of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to further increase the amount of compensation given to them.

2 injured in Communal clashes in Meerut

2 injured in Communal clashes in Meerut

Rediff.com10 May 2014

Members of two communities clashed on Saturday over construction of a water kiosk near a mosque in Teergaran area here leaving two persons injured and sparking tension.

Bengal govt eats humble pie, removes 7 officials

Bengal govt eats humble pie, removes 7 officials

Rediff.com9 Apr 2014

Complying with the Election Commission's order, the West Bengal government on Wednesday removed seven officials from their existing posts and replaced them with different officials as desired by the poll panel.

'Murli Manohar Joshi is sentimental about his Varanasi seat'

'Murli Manohar Joshi is sentimental about his Varanasi seat'

Rediff.com14 Mar 2014

Mukhar Abbas Naqvi, senior vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is convinced that Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India.

'Kejriwal is an honest messiah and the only hope for this country'

'Kejriwal is an honest messiah and the only hope for this country'

Rediff.com28 Feb 2014

AAP is not like any other party but an alternative for a change in this country, Jarnail Singh tells Rediff.com's Onkar Singh.

Charges framed against Asaram in Jodhpur minor rape case

Charges framed against Asaram in Jodhpur minor rape case

Rediff.com7 Feb 2014

Charges were framed against self-style godman Asaram on Friday for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur.

Jan Lokpal by first week of February: Arvind Kejriwal

Jan Lokpal by first week of February: Arvind Kejriwal

Rediff.com9 Jan 2014

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told media persons at a press conference that the draft Lok Pal would be ready by January 15 on Thursday. Delhi's chief secretary would head the committee.

'AAP govt won't survive for long going by Cong's track record'

'AAP govt won't survive for long going by Cong's track record'

Rediff.com23 Dec 2013

The Aam Aadmi Party, which has decided to form the government in Delhi with outside support from Congress, is not sure about the longevity of the ministry as its leaders feel that going by the "track record" of the century-old party, it is to be seen how long it will last.

Sting operation: Shazia Ilmi takes channel, editor to court

Sting operation: Shazia Ilmi takes channel, editor to court

Rediff.com13 Dec 2013

Aam Adami Party's Shazia Ilmi, who was one of the leaders of caught in an alleged sting operation, has filed a criminal complaint with the Delhi police and also taken the channel, India News editor-in-chief Deepak Chaurasia and journalist Aniranjan Jha to court for defamation.

Will miss Tendulkar's presence in the Indian squad: Bedi

Will miss Tendulkar's presence in the Indian squad: Bedi

Rediff.com15 Oct 2013

India's legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi on Monday said he is not surprised by Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from cricket, after the two-Test series against the West Indies next month.

'India, Pak using Kashmir to solve their own problems'

'India, Pak using Kashmir to solve their own problems'

Rediff.com13 Aug 2013

In an exclusive telephonic interview with rediff.com from Srinagar, People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti accused the governments of Pakistan and India for the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Now, lizard in mid-day meal in Rajasthan school; 76 kids ill

Now, lizard in mid-day meal in Rajasthan school; 76 kids ill

Rediff.com30 Jul 2013

Several incidents have recently been reported of students of government schools falling ill after consuming contaminated mid-day meals in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and some other states.

'Hope youngsters take up athletics after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

'Hope youngsters take up athletics after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Rediff.com20 Jun 2013

The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag team was joined by the veteran athelete himself for the film's promo launch.

National cycling coach Ruma Chatterjee dies in road accident

National cycling coach Ruma Chatterjee dies in road accident

Rediff.com18 Jun 2013

Former India cyclist and current National coach Ruma Chatterjee died in a road accident in the wee hours of Tuesday after being hit by a speeding vehicle on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

NO question of Advani's resignation: Sushma

NO question of Advani's resignation: Sushma

Rediff.com11 Jun 2013

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the question of L K Advani's resignation does not arise once it has been rejected by the party's highest decision-making body. "The question of resignation does not arise once we have rejected it," Swaraj, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha told reporters.

Delhi Police invokes MCOCA provisions against Sreesanth & Co.

Delhi Police invokes MCOCA provisions against Sreesanth & Co.

Rediff.com4 Jun 2013

Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar said the stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was invoked to strengthen the case against those involved in the IPL spot-fixing saga.

For Everest @ 60, Giripremi leads double assault on peaks

For Everest @ 60, Giripremi leads double assault on peaks

Rediff.com29 May 2013

To mark the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mt Everest, Pune's Giripremi led simultaneous climbs on the world's tallest peak as well as the Mt Lhotse, the world's fourth tallest. Ashish Mane, who climbed Lhotse as part of the expedition and who scaled Everest last year, speaks to Manu Shankar about the experience

'Many more Duryodhans going scot-free'

'Many more Duryodhans going scot-free'

Rediff.com16 May 2013

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi compared the tainted Rajasthan Royals trio of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila with Duryodhana, the character that epitomizes evil in Indian mythology, saying there are many of them going scot-free and enjoying life.

Sushma on Sarabjit: It is a cold blooded murder

Sushma on Sarabjit: It is a cold blooded murder

Rediff.com2 May 2013

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday criticised the government for its approach towards the cause of Sarabjit Singh, who passed away at a hospital in Lahore.

Our government failed us: Sarabjit's sister

Our government failed us: Sarabjit's sister

Rediff.com2 May 2013

'The worst has happened to us. My brother could have returned to India, but our government did not take effective and strong initiatives.' Sarabjit Singh's sister tells Rediff.com's Onkar Singh.

Did ISI orchestrate attack on Sarabjit Singh?

Did ISI orchestrate attack on Sarabjit Singh?

Rediff.com29 Apr 2013

Senior officials in the Research and Analysis Wing and the Intelligence Bureau are convinced that the attack on Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan, was planned by Pakistani intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence.

Minor's rape: Delhi Police suspends three cops

Minor's rape: Delhi Police suspends three cops

Rediff.com19 Apr 2013

The Union home ministry pulled up Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar for the lack of prompt action to trace the five-year-old girl, who was kidnapped and raped, despite her parents registering a missing complaint on Monday. The police team was accompanied by Prabhakar, deputy commissioner of police East Delhi.

Minor's rape: Delhi Police suspends three cops

Minor's rape: Delhi Police suspends three cops

Rediff.com19 Apr 2013

The Union home ministry pulled up Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar for the lack of prompt action to trace the five-year-old girl, who was kidnapped and raped, despite her parents registering a missing complaint on Monday. The police team was accompanied by Prabhakar, deputy commissioner of police East Delhi.

Will ensure Bhullar is hanged, says blast target Bitta

Will ensure Bhullar is hanged, says blast target Bitta

Rediff.com12 Apr 2013

Former president of the Indian Youth Congress M.S Bitta, who was the target of the 1993 blast that Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar is accused of carrying out, on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's refusal to commute his death penalty sentence to life imprisonment, and added that he would work to ensure it was carried out.

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