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Football Focus: Chelsea sign former PSG captain Thiago Silva

Football Focus: Chelsea sign former PSG captain Thiago Silva

Rediff.com29 Aug 2020

News of all that transpired on and off the football field.

Does the IOA want to finish Mumbai hockey?

Does the IOA want to finish Mumbai hockey?

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

'Indian hockey will lose out on one of its most important nurseries of good hockey talent.'

The American who caught Gandhiji's killer

The American who caught Gandhiji's killer

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

In the shock after Nathuram Godse murdered Mahatma Gandhi that January evening 72 years ago today, a young American diplomat rushed to capture the assassin. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel traces the memorable life of Herbert Reiner, who History has sadly relegated to a footnote.

Sports Shorts: Bekele wins Berlin marathon

Sports Shorts: Bekele wins Berlin marathon

Rediff.com29 Sep 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday.

Who is Lauren Sanchez, the new woman in Jeff Bezos' life?

Who is Lauren Sanchez, the new woman in Jeff Bezos' life?

Rediff.com12 Jan 2019

The former news anchor is reportedly dating the world's richest man.

Why young India is paying for expensive private colleges

Why young India is paying for expensive private colleges

Rediff.com13 Mar 2018

Is it just the glamour?

Sports Shorts: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres

Sports Shorts: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres

Rediff.com19 Feb 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday

Sports Shorts: Manavaditya Rathore wins silver

Sports Shorts: Manavaditya Rathore wins silver

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

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

Russian whistleblower Stepanova makes slow return

Russian whistleblower Stepanova makes slow return

Rediff.com29 Jan 2017

Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova made a sluggish return to international indoor athletics, finishing last in an 800 metres at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.

Anti-Trump protests turn violent at New Mexico rally

Anti-Trump protests turn violent at New Mexico rally

Rediff.com25 May 2016

Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico turned violent as protesters toppled barricades and threw rocks.

Trump wins Washington primary, needs 10 delegates to seal nomination

Trump wins Washington primary, needs 10 delegates to seal nomination

Rediff.com25 May 2016

Facing no active opposition, Donald Trump on Wednesday cruised to victory in the Washington state primary and was just one step away from clinching the Republican presidential nomination to set up a likely clash with Hillary Clinton in the November polls.

Rio cancels contract for Olympic tennis centre due to delays

Rio cancels contract for Olympic tennis centre due to delays

Rediff.com15 Jan 2016

The city of Rio de Janeiro cancelled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis centre on Thursday, just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue.

What The World Needs: A Fellowship of Minds

What The World Needs: A Fellowship of Minds

Rediff.com11 Nov 2015

'They don't always agree with our governments, their teachers or their parents, but it is the conviction of their ideas, and their determination to share them with the world that, I believe, is one of the greatest sources of hope for our planet.' 'The colonisation of space, understanding the very building blocks of matter and the universe, utilising our understanding of the human genome to conquer disease -- these are the tasks waiting for a fellowship of minds to realise new triumphs in our collective destiny.'

REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

Rediff.com12 Oct 2015

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 13 images.

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Rediff.com22 May 2015

This week's digest of stories that are weird, true and funny.

Construction at two Olympic 2016 venues in Rio halted

Construction at two Olympic 2016 venues in Rio halted

Rediff.com30 Apr 2015

Construction at a tennis arena was stopped while work was partially suspended at the velodrome, the ministry said in a note, citing a "grave and imminent danger to the physical safety of workers."

Mexico next breakout nation, says Kenneth Rogoff

Mexico next breakout nation, says Kenneth Rogoff

Rediff.com11 Mar 2013

Mexico is moving away from dependence on oil revenue, and is positioned to be the next breakout nation, says Kenneth Rogoff.

Suhr sets world record in indoor pole vault

Suhr sets world record in indoor pole vault

Rediff.com3 Mar 2013

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr lit up the US indoor athletics championships on Saturday by leaping 5.02 metres to set a new women's pole vault world record.

Troubled boxing champion Tapia dies at age 45

Troubled boxing champion Tapia dies at age 45

Rediff.com29 May 2012

Five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia was found dead in his Albuquerque, New Mexico, home at the age of 45.

Here's to the folks of Goa, Daman and Diu!

Here's to the folks of Goa, Daman and Diu!

Rediff.com19 Dec 2011

'The 67 sorties mounted from Jamnagar broke the Portuguese's will to fight, the army columns advanced unresisted, and the Portuguese threw in the towel. The formal surrender took place about midday on December 19.' M P Anil Kumar on the liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu 50 years ago.

Rs 400-crore bungalows: Where billionaires live!

Rs 400-crore bungalows: Where billionaires live!

Rediff.com27 Apr 2011

A home in Lutyens' Delhi is the surest sign of having arrived . . .

Indian-American among Intel's brightest youths

Indian-American among Intel's brightest youths

Rediff.com17 Mar 2010

Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, on Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search, America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition honouring the next generation of American innovators.

Indian-American stands 3rd in int'l talent search

Indian-American stands 3rd in int'l talent search

Rediff.com17 Mar 2010

Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search

Rebuilding America's job machine

Rebuilding America's job machine

Rediff.com3 Feb 2009

Industrial policy isn't dead. It's thriving in the statesand may be the start of a U.S. comeback strategy

Minorities' meet seeks new laws to combat violence

Minorities' meet seeks new laws to combat violence

Rediff.com9 Aug 2008

While many communities held cultural annual conventions over the Independence Day weekend, in New York, leaders of over a dozen minority communities met at the Dalit and Minority Convention and offered a reminder to the upper castes

CBI to probe Scarlett Keeling murder case

CBI to probe Scarlett Keeling murder case

Rediff.com7 Jun 2008

Nearly four months after her body was found, investigation into the case has been taken up by the CBI into the high-profile Scarlett Keeling murder case.

Scarlett's mother alleges police-politician nexus

Scarlett's mother alleges police-politician nexus

Rediff.com28 Apr 2008

"I am happy that the PSI who initially goofed up the case was dismissed from service. But I want the police to investigate his conduct and why he behaved that way," Fiona Mackeown said. Fiona alleged that the PSI's conduct could have stemmed from the influence of some politicians, senior police officers or criminals themselves. She will be writing to Chief Secretary J P Singh, seeking a probe into Nerlon's role in the episode.

Scarlette case: Cop who probed death dismissed

Scarlette case: Cop who probed death dismissed

Rediff.com11 Apr 2008

Sub Inspector Nerlon Albuquerque, who investitgated the death of 15-year-old Scarlette, was earlier suspended. Prima facie Albuquerque was found to be involved in sabotaging the investigation, a senior police officer said.

Police probe in Scarlette case misleading: NCW

Police probe in Scarlette case misleading: NCW

Rediff.com30 Mar 2008

In its preliminary report on the teenager's death, Commission member Nirmala Venkatesh said, "Police is trying to hide the facts of the case and close it. We will never allow this to happen." "She was raped by four to five persons by gagging her mouth. There are nail marks on the body and several marks, which indicates that more than one person was involved in sexually assaulting her," she said.

Scarlett case: Forensic expert suspended

Scarlett case: Forensic expert suspended

Rediff.com26 Mar 2008

Dr Silvano Sapeco, a forensic expert in the state-owned Goa Medical College and hospital, was suspended on Monday from the Scarlett murder case investigation. The state government felt there was a mistake on his part, Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane told PTI this morning, refusing to elaborate on the 'mistake'. Scarlett's bruised corpse was found on Goa's popular Anjuna beachfront on February 18.Sapeco did not express the possibility of homicidal drowning.

Scarlette case: Cops question forensic report

Scarlette case: Cops question forensic report

Rediff.com23 Mar 2008

Goa Police on Sunday questioned the validity of the final forensic report on British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling's death suggesting that she was murdered and said the doctor who prepared the report spoke as if he was witness to the incident. Forensic expert Dr Silvano Sapeco, who gave the final report, is also under the cloud as according to police, he should have made these findings during the first autopsy itself.

Doctor spills the beans on Goa police's cover-up

Doctor spills the beans on Goa police's cover-up

Rediff.com12 Mar 2008

The doctor, who was caught on a hidden camera by a news channel, said he had informed Lakshya Amonkar (a subordinate to controversial police sub inspector Nerlon Albuquerque) that the manner in which Scarlette had died, with injuries and drugs, chances are of it being a homicide were high.

3 Indian students chosen for Rhodes scholarship

3 Indian students chosen for Rhodes scholarship

Rediff.com19 Nov 2007

Past Rhodes scholars from America who have studied at Oxford University include president Bill Clinton, the newly elected Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the eminent surgeon and bestselling writer Atul Gawande.

Guidelines to prevent asthma attacks

Guidelines to prevent asthma attacks

Rediff.com12 Nov 2007

Highlights of the guidelines include emphasis on ongoing monitoring and management of asthma, routine use of inhaled corticosteroids as the standard of care for most patients with chronic persistent asthma, distinguishing between managing acute and chronic asthma, and the identification of new risk factors for the disease.

Massive US offensive in Iraq

Massive US offensive in Iraq

Rediff.com25 May 2005

Cry O my beloved India!

Cry O my beloved India!

Rediff.com7 Jun 2004

The world's wealthiest bachelor!

The world's wealthiest bachelor!

Rediff.com15 Apr 2004

Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen is the wealthiest bachelor and the 5th richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of $21 billion.