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You ask BJP, they will say...: Rahul on train tragedyRediff.com2 days ago
Rahul said that if you ask the BJP why a train accident happened, they will say the Congress Party did such and such thing 50 years ago, taking a swipe at the government following the Odisha train accident, one of the worst railway tragedies in the country.
Cab driver reveals details of Harry, Meghan car chaseRediff.com18 May 2023
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were 'pretty nervous' as they were chased by paparazzi in New York, according to an Indian-American cab driver who drove the couple for about 10 minutes after picking them up at a police station in Manhattan.
60 fugitives have so far been extradited to India, but Rana's case is specialRediff.com18 May 2023
In more than a decade since 2002, 60 fugitives were extradited or deported by foreign governments to India, which received a major victory in its fight to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to justice when a US federal court agreed to the extradition of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana to the country.
Rana wanted top Pak military honour for 26/11 attackersRediff.com18 May 2023
Pakistani-origin terror convict Tahawwur Rana, whose extradition to India has received a green signal, was 'very relaxed' in the days after the 26/11 attacks and wanted Pakistan's highest military honour to be bestowed on the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who carried out the carnage in Mumbai.
At UN, China objects India's proposal to blacklist JeM terroristRediff.com11 May 2023
Rauf Azhar, born in 1974 in Pakistan, had been sanctioned by the United States in December 2010.
Jury says Trump sexually abused, defamed authorRediff.com10 May 2023
Former United States President Donald Trump sexually abused and defamed author and advice columnist E Jean Carroll in 1996, a Manhattan federal jury has found and awarded her $5 million for battery and defamation, a verdict that may hurt him in his 2024 bid to regain the White House.
First two retail stores in India 'milestone' for Apple: Tim CookRediff.com5 May 2023
India is at a "tipping point" and a major focus for Apple, the technology giant's CEO Tim Cook has said, terming the opening of its first two retail stores in the country - in Mumbai and Delhi - as a "milestone" for the company. Speaking at Apple's Q2 2023 earnings call on Thursday, Cook emphasised the dynamism and vibrancy in the Indian market, calling it "unbelievable". "Looking at the business in India, we did set a quarterly record, grew very strong, double digits year-over-year.
100th 'Mann Ki Baat' episode to be broadcast live at UNRediff.com29 Apr 2023
100th episode of PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to be broadcast live in United Nations headquarters
WHO issues alert against syrup by Indian manufacturerRediff.com25 Apr 2023
The WHO on Tuesday issued a product alert over contaminated syrup by an Indian manufacturer, warning that it is unsafe for use, especially in children, and may result in serious injury or death.
Won't waste time in replying to mischievous remarks: India slams Pak at UNRediff.com25 Apr 2023
Kamboj's stern response to Pakistan came in her remarks at the UN Security Council open debate on "Maintenance of international peace and security: Effective multilateralism through the defence of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations" chaired by Russia, President of the Council for the month of April.
Jaishankar discusses Sudan with UN chief, supports efforts for early ceasefireRediff.com21 Apr 2023
Jaishankar, who met Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York, also discussed other issues, including India's presidency of the G20 and the Ukraine conflict, with the UN chief.
Control yourselves: NYC mayor warns Trump supporters ahead arraignmentRediff.com4 Apr 2023
There are concerns that his arrest and arraignment could bring with it a repeat of the kind of violence and protest seen during the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol building by pro-Trump rioters in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election that Trump lost to Joe Biden.
Trump first US ex-president to face criminal charge, expected to surrender on MondayRediff.com31 Mar 2023
Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on charges related to paying off a porn star during his 2016 presidential campaign, making him the first former US president to face a criminal charge and upending his bid to retake the White House in 2024.
Joe Biden's 'dirty work': Trump denounces his indictmentRediff.com31 Mar 2023
Donald Trump issued a scathing response to his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury, describing it as 'political persecution' and election interference at the highest level in history and warning that the 'witch-hunt' will backfire massively on United States President Joe Biden.
Did poverty and inequality spike during Covid?Rediff.com20 Mar 2023
Claims of a spike in poverty and inequality in India during the Covid-19 pandemic are patently false as such claims are based on uncomparable different surveys, according to a paper co-authored by eminent economist Arvind Panagariya. The paper also noted that inequality fell in the country during Covid years, both in rural and urban areas as well as nationally. Panagariya, Columbia University Professor and former vice chairman of NITI Aayog and Vishal More of Intelink Advisors, New Delhi have co-authored a detailed paper 'Poverty and Inequality in India: Before and After Covid-19'.
WHO criticises China for withholding Covid origin dataRediff.com18 Mar 2023
"We continue to call on China to be transparent in sharing data and to conduct the necessary investigations and share the results. Understanding how the pandemic began remains both a moral and scientific imperative," Ghebreyesus said.
Nithyananda's Kailasa cons 30 US cities with 'sister city' pactRediff.com17 Mar 2023
Self-proclaimed godman and fugitive Nithyananda's 'United States of Kailasa' has signed a 'cultural partnership' with over 30 American cities, a media report has said, days after the city of Newark in the United States state of New Jersey said it rescinded a 'sister-city' agreement with the fictional country.
Covid-19 in Wuhan's raccoon dogs strengthens virus's natural origin theoryRediff.com17 Mar 2023
A new analysis of genetic samples collected from a seafood market in central China's Wuhan city shows the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in raccoon dogs sold at the venue, strengthening the case for the natural origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a team of international experts.
Facebook's parent Meta to fire another 10,000 peopleRediff.com14 Mar 2023
Facebook's parent company Meta announced on Tuesday it will fire another 10,000 people, implementing a second round of jobs cuts after it slashed 11,000 positions in November last year, to improve its financial performance in a "difficult environment". Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that overall "we expect to reduce our team size by around 10,000 people and to close around 5,000 additional open roles that we haven't yet hired." The company has said that in its "Year of Efficiency", the company aims to make itself "a better technology company and to improve our financial performance in a difficult environment so we can execute our long-term vision."
Newark rescinds sister-city agreement with 'United States of Kailasa'Rediff.com4 Mar 2023
The city of Newark in the United States state of New Jersey has rescinded a sister-city agreement with the so-called 'United States of Kailasa', founded by Indian fugitive Nithyananda, citing deceptive circumstances surrounding the fictional country and terming the incident as regrettable.