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The horrors of Auschwitz remembered... 75 years on

The horrors of Auschwitz remembered... 75 years on

Rediff.com11 hours ago

The Nazi death camp where more than one million people perished was liberated on January 27, 1945 and the day is commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day worldwide. KL Auschwitz-Birkenau was a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by the Third Reich near Oswiecim in occupied Poland during World War II.

PHOTOS: Republic Day parade rehearsals at Rajpath

PHOTOS: Republic Day parade rehearsals at Rajpath

Rediff.com3 days ago

Here are glimpses of what to expect at this R-Day parade.

Top moments from the week gone by

Top moments from the week gone by

Rediff.com4 days ago

Here are the best images from across the world from the previous week.

The women taking charge at CAA protests

The women taking charge at CAA protests

Rediff.com16 Jan 2020

In this winter of discontent, in every procession, in every demonstration, in every protest -- from Jawaharlal Nehru University to Jamia to Shaheen Bagh to the streets of Mumbai -- the front rows have been occupied by women. It's been weeks since women have been sitting in protest across the country against the newly-introduced Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens. The protests are a nerve centre of unwavering voices against what has been perceived as a discriminatory law. The women -- some housewives, some students with hijabs covering their hair, and others in full-length burqa robes -- are rallying against the 'Man' in what could also be perceived as a revolution for the 'weaker sex' in India.

VOTE: Who was your hero of 2019?

VOTE: Who was your hero of 2019?

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

The year is coming to an end and overall, it's been one hell of a year! We have had our share of ups and downs and we look forward to a better 2020. While we count down the days to the new year, let's also reflect on those who gave us strength to stand up in what we believe, the courageous who didn't bow down and the ones with gumption who inspired us to be better. We, Rediff.com, have selected 26 personalities, who we think are worthy of the title -- HERO OF THE YEAR -- and we want you, dear readers, to choose your hero!

The year that was: Dubious awards of 2019

The year that was: Dubious awards of 2019

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

The year has come to an end and we are looking forward to 2020. While we think back of the events that shaped the year, we couldn't help but think of these awards for these personalities.

All you need to know about National Population Register

All you need to know about National Population Register

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

Here is all you need to know about the National Population Register and worries over its links with NRC.

Jharkhand polls 2019: Big winners and losers

Jharkhand polls 2019: Big winners and losers

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

Here's a look at how the heavyweights of fared in the Jharkhand assembly polls, 2019.

Hitler isn't dead: Creative posters at Mumbai's CAA protests

Hitler isn't dead: Creative posters at Mumbai's CAA protests

Rediff.com19 Dec 2019

From 'Hitler isn't dead' to 'My documents have been stolen by the same thief who has stolen the Rafale files' creative posters were galore at the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Mumbai on Thursday. Take a look.

The year that was: 2019 in numbers

The year that was: 2019 in numbers

Rediff.com19 Dec 2019

As we wave goodbye to 2019, we look back at the highlights of the year, in the numbers that made it memorable.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: All you need to know

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: All you need to know

Rediff.com4 Dec 2019

On December 4, the Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there. The government intends to introduce bill in Parliament's Winter Session next week. What is this legislation and why is it contentious?

6 things to know about the new Maharashtra government

6 things to know about the new Maharashtra government

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

More than the Uddhav Thackeray-led ministry, two coordination committees will approve and disapprove big projects, contracts and political decisions.

Maharashtra and Haryana elections: THE VERDICT

Maharashtra and Haryana elections: THE VERDICT

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appears to win with a bigger mandate this time in Maharashtra and Haryana, exit polls have predicted. Both Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections were held on Monday. So will the exit polls be right or will the states witness a surprise? Catch all the leads and results HERE

MAPPED: 2-state verdict 2019, constituency wise

MAPPED: 2-state verdict 2019, constituency wise

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

Want a detailed break-up of the winners and losers in Haryana and Maharashtra? Here's the verdict mapped out for you.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests rock the world

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests rock the world

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

In the face of climate disaster, a new environmental movement by the name of Extinction Rebellion has risen up, and they will make sure you hear their plea -- 'To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel' The environmental group, which was founded in the United Kingdom, has planned a large coordinated movement -- called International Rebellion -- in more than 60 global cities. Demonstrators blocked roads and bridges leading to the Palace of Westminster in central London. They staged a "die-in" in Wellington, New Zealand. They obstructed a major roundabout in Berlin and splattered fake blood on Wall Street's "Charging Bull" sculpture. Here are some of the most powerful images from the movement.

FLASHBACK: Nobel Peace prize winners

FLASHBACK: Nobel Peace prize winners

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

The Nobel prize season is upon us and the world-famous peace award will be handed out on Friday. Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been heavily tipped to win the coveted Nobel Peace Prize, after a "school strike for climate" which reached all corners of the globe. As we wait for the announcement, here's a look at some of the other people who were awarded the coveted prize.

PHOTOS: What to expect on Air Force Day

PHOTOS: What to expect on Air Force Day

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

Ahead of the spectacular air show, here's a tiny glimpse of what to expect.

QUIZ: Do you know Ramayana better than Sonakshi?

QUIZ: Do you know Ramayana better than Sonakshi?

Rediff.com27 Sep 2019

Take this quiz to know whether you could be another target of meme makers on social media, like Sonakshi Sinha was.

Watch: Highlights of PM's 'Howdy Modi' event

Watch: Highlights of PM's 'Howdy Modi' event

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed over 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston, Texas at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event. Here are highlights of the event in videos:

Ganpati Bappa Morya! India's favourite deity is back

Ganpati Bappa Morya! India's favourite deity is back

Rediff.com1 Sep 2019

As India all set to welcome Ganapati Bappa, we bring you snapshots of the many forms of the elephant-headed deity.

NaMo and Donald: A hands-on relationship

NaMo and Donald: A hands-on relationship

Rediff.com28 Aug 2019

Unlike the interactions with Trump's predecessor, the cerebral Barack Obama, the Modi-Trump bonhomie seems more like the backslapping variety, replete with fist bumps etc.

All you need to know about UK's new PM

All you need to know about UK's new PM

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

An ardent backer of Brexit, Boris Johnson has a reputation for brashness, bombast, bending the truth, and really bad hair, which has earned him more than a few comparisons to United States President Donald Trump (who also happens to be a fan of his). Here are some interesting facts about BoJo, as he is called by the British media.

Congratulate ISRO scientists for Chandrayaan-2 launch

Congratulate ISRO scientists for Chandrayaan-2 launch

Rediff.com22 Jul 2019

Join us in honouring the scientists for their latest achievement. Post your messages in the message board below.

RATE: Modi 2.0's first Budget

RATE: Modi 2.0's first Budget

Rediff.com5 Jul 2019

How do you feel about Modi 2.0's first Budget? Does it meet your expectations? Or do you feel let down?

The Lok Sabha speech that everyone must see!

The Lok Sabha speech that everyone must see!

Rediff.com27 Jun 2019

A spirited turn at the mic by Mahua Moitra, first-time MP from Trinamool Congress, in which she listed the "signs of early fascism", has been hailed as the "speech of the year" on social media.

VOTE! Who should be the new Congress president?

VOTE! Who should be the new Congress president?

Rediff.com31 May 2019

You too can choose the next Congress president now!

Tell PM Modi what you'd like him to do

Tell PM Modi what you'd like him to do

Rediff.com28 May 2019

Do you have a wishlist for Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Drop him a postcard!

VERDICT 2019: NDA: 352, UPA: 91

VERDICT 2019: NDA: 352, UPA: 91

Rediff.com25 May 2019

The Bharatiya Janata Party got a thumping majority in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, surpassing its performance five years ago in 2014.

Big winners and losers in 2019 polls

Big winners and losers in 2019 polls

Rediff.com24 May 2019

Counting's underway and the fate of the candidates is awaited. As we wait for the results with bated breath, here's how your heavyweights are faring for now.

Celebrity candidates: Who made it, who didn't

Celebrity candidates: Who made it, who didn't

Rediff.com24 May 2019

From Bollywood strong men to cricketing greats, celebrities upped the glam quotient this poll season. Some we will see as future MPs, the others just have to get back to business. Rediff.com takes a look at some popular faces, who fought Election 2019 and here's the verdict on them.

Family bastions which have fallen

Family bastions which have fallen

Rediff.com23 May 2019

Amethi, Guna, Rohtak.... These were believed to be easy seats to win but as they say in politics, anything's possible. This election has seen a few family bastions fall and one could attribute it to the TsuNaMo that has swept the country.

LEADS/RESULTS: Battle for 4 states

LEADS/RESULTS: Battle for 4 states

Rediff.com23 May 2019

The Election Commission will start counting votes for Vidhan Sabha elections on May 23. The assembly elections were held in four states -- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim -- simultaneously with the Lok Sabha Elections over April and May. The Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim Assemblies went to polls in the duration between 11 April and 19 May, and the Election Commission will declare the results for at least 534 assembly seats - which is almost as many as the Lok Sabha seats - on May 23.

MAPPED: Lok Sabha verdict 2019, constituency-wise

MAPPED: Lok Sabha verdict 2019, constituency-wise

Rediff.com23 May 2019

Want a detailed break-up of the winners and losers of the Lok Sabha poll? Here's the verdict mapped out for you.

MAPPED: 4 state verdict 2019, constituency-wise

MAPPED: 4 state verdict 2019, constituency-wise

Rediff.com23 May 2019

Want a detailed break-up of the winners and losers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim? Here's the verdict mapped out for you.

MAPPED: Lok Sabha verdict 2019, constituency-wise

MAPPED: Lok Sabha verdict 2019, constituency-wise

Rediff.com23 May 2019

Want a detailed break-up of the winners and losers of the Lok Sabha poll? Here's the verdict mapped out for you.

12 poll battles to look forward to

12 poll battles to look forward to

Rediff.com23 May 2019

The great Indian election is over and now the wait for the results is shrinking with every passing moment. Though exit polls hint at a cakewalk for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his National Democratic Alliance, there are some battles which will be keenly observed on the result day.

'Modi-Shah big danger for country'

'Modi-Shah big danger for country'

Rediff.com6 May 2019

'This is the first time in the world that the prime minister of a country is openly talking of buying MLAs'

Prominent candidates in fray in the 4th phase

Prominent candidates in fray in the 4th phase

Rediff.com29 Apr 2019

Here are some of the big political leaders' who await their fate on Monday.

From the sports arenas to the political battlefield

From the sports arenas to the political battlefield

Rediff.com24 Apr 2019

Right from the great Muhammad Ali, who was an influential figure during the African-American Civil Rights Movement to Cte d'Ivoire footballer Didier Drogba, who had a major hand in bringing peace to his country, sports personalities across the world have always played huge roles in social and geopolitical movements. The scenario is no different in India, as a lot of sporting stars have taken the political plunge. Take a look at the sports personalities contesting in elections 2019.

The 'big' candidates contesting in phase 2

The 'big' candidates contesting in phase 2

Rediff.com18 Apr 2019

The country is all set for the second round of elections on April 18 in the ongoing seven-phase Lok Sabha polls that will elect 543 members to the lower house of Parliament. Going to polls in the second phase will be 95 seats in 12 states and one Union Territory. Here is a look at some of the big names contesting in phase two of Lok Sabha elections.

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