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PHOTOS: India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 fear

PHOTOS: India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 fear

Rediff.com2 days ago

Most devotees stayed indoors to offer 'namaz' as religious and festive gatherings remain prohibited in most part of the country.

'Pegasus may have spied on over 40 Indian journalists'

'Pegasus may have spied on over 40 Indian journalists'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'The phone numbers of over 40 Indian journalists appear on a leaked list of potential targets for surveillance, and forensic tests have confirmed that some of them were successfully snooped upon by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware,' report Anuj Srivas and Kabir Agarwal in The Wire.

Dance for Astad!

Dance for Astad!

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

Astad Deboo's dancers pay the legendary dancer a lovely tribute on his 74th birth anniversary.

Taliban kill 22 unarmed Afghan commandos in cold blood: CNN

Taliban kill 22 unarmed Afghan commandos in cold blood: CNN

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

In summary killings that took place on June 16 in the town of Dawlat Abad in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan, the Taliban executed 22 unarmed members of an Afghan Special Forces unit as they tried to surrender, CNN has reported.

Modi 2.0 Ministry Rejig: Who's In, Who's Out

Modi 2.0 Ministry Rejig: Who's In, Who's Out

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

Several Union ministers, including Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar resigned.

Watch Live: Modi's new ministers take oath

Watch Live: Modi's new ministers take oath

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

Around 43 new ministers to take oath in a first reshuffle of Modi 2.0.

'PM said we are committed to restoring J-K's statehood'

'PM said we are committed to restoring J-K's statehood'

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

What the leaders said after the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday.

Amid Covid, world stretches and twists for Yoga day

Amid Covid, world stretches and twists for Yoga day

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

Yoga remains a ray of hope when world fights Covid pandemic, underscored Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on International Yoga Day. Here's how the world marked the special day.

Watch Live! PM Modi's address to the nation

Watch Live! PM Modi's address to the nation

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

Modi has addressed the nation a number of times since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year

PHOTOS: States ease Covid restrictions cautiously

PHOTOS: States ease Covid restrictions cautiously

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

The 'unlocking' comes as COVID-19 cases have seen a steady fall in recent weeks.

Mumbai unlock: What will open and what won't from Monday

Mumbai unlock: What will open and what won't from Monday

Rediff.com6 Jun 2021

Shops selling essential products in Mumbai can remain open till 4 pm on all daysfrom June 7 while non-essential shops can operate till 4 pm on weekdays.Malls, theatres, and multiplexes will continue to remain shut.

Here's a sneak peak of the funniest animals this year!

Here's a sneak peak of the funniest animals this year!

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back for 2021 to show that all animals have a funny bone. Now in its seventh year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has already received thousands of entries from around the world, catching some of wildlife's funniest moments on camera. This year, the competition organisers are releasing some of the shots that have already had them howling like hyenas, to inspire both professional and amateur photographers to enter their own images before June 30, 2021. We bring you some of our favourites.

PHOTOS: It's an odd, odd world out there!

PHOTOS: It's an odd, odd world out there!

Rediff.com27 May 2021

These images prove what a whacky world we live in!

Museums, churches, malls: Unusual vaccination venues

Museums, churches, malls: Unusual vaccination venues

Rediff.com25 May 2021

The distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine is underway across the world. To provide a convenient and safe place for people to receive COVID-19 vaccines, countries around the world transform shopping malls, churches, airports, subway stations and museums to vaccination centers. Some also offer vaccination services on the river and mountain.

PIX: Horror in Hamas, India's Covid pandemic and more

PIX: Horror in Hamas, India's Covid pandemic and more

Rediff.com17 May 2021

Coping with COVID-19 in India, the flare-up of Israel Palestinian violence, muted celebrations of Eid amid the coronavirus pandemic, and much more -- that's the week that was.

Low-key Eid celebrations in India in shadow of COVID-19

Low-key Eid celebrations in India in shadow of COVID-19

Rediff.com14 May 2021

At several places, a large number of families offered prayers from their terrace or in the garden.

Kashmir celebrates Eid under curfew

Kashmir celebrates Eid under curfew

Rediff.com13 May 2021

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kashmir were a low-key affair on Thursday as the faithful marked the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan by offering the thanksgiving prayers in small congregations at local mosques by observing social distancing in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assembly elections 2021: The RESULTS

Assembly elections 2021: The RESULTS

Rediff.com3 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee fended off a spirited challenge by a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal with a landslide victory for her Trinamool Congress on Sunday for a third consecutive term and the saffron party and the Left Democratic Front were poised to form government again in Assam and Kerala respectively while the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam stormed back to power in Tamil Nadu after a gap of 10 years.

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

Rediff.com3 May 2021

As results pour in for the four states -- West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam -- and one Union Territory -- Puducherry - here's a glimpse at the leaders who are trailing and those who are leading.

Parties go on celebration spree, flouting COVID norms

Parties go on celebration spree, flouting COVID norms

Rediff.com2 May 2021

Coronavirus safety norms have gone for a toss as party supporters in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal crowd main roads to celebrate their leads in the state elections. The Election Commission banned all victory processions after counting of votes in states where assembly polls were held to check the spread of coronavirus.

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