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The best of the week gone by

The best of the week gone by

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

From Black Lives Matter protests in the United States to deadly floods in Japan, here's all the top stories in images from the past week.

Meet TIME's Person of the Year: The Guardians

Meet TIME's Person of the Year: The Guardians

Rediff.com12 Dec 2018

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the GulfKingdom's consulate in Istanbul in October, and three other journalists were named TIME's Person of the Year, an honour that recognises them for "taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths" and "for speaking up and for speaking out". "For taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts, for speaking up and for speaking out, the Guardians -- Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo -- are TIME's Person of the Year," the magazine said on Tuesday. Here's all you need to know about TIME's Guardians.

Upset with newspaper, US gunman kills 5 in newsroom shooting

Upset with newspaper, US gunman kills 5 in newsroom shooting

Rediff.com29 Jun 2018

The shooting was the deadliest day for US journalism since 9/11 terror attacks.

Summit with North Korea's Kim could still go ahead on June 12: Trump

Summit with North Korea's Kim could still go ahead on June 12: Trump

Rediff.com25 May 2018

The US president said the lines of communication had opened between the two countries after Trump administration officials on Thursday said that the North Koreans had become unresponsive, leading to the planned summit's cancellation.

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Rediff.com26 Jun 2017

Eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes after setting out from California, Srinivas Gokulnath created history by becoming the first Indian to complete what is considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world -- the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo category.

Desi among 12 NASA astronauts chosen from 18,300

Desi among 12 NASA astronauts chosen from 18,300

Rediff.com8 Jun 2017

Lt Col Raja "Grinder" Chari, 39 is in the batch of 2017.

John Kasich to be Trump's running mate?

John Kasich to be Trump's running mate?

Rediff.com5 May 2016

Trump said he and his campaign has started to shortlist and compile "potential vice presidential" running mates which would include some of his former rivals in the Republican presidential primaries -- Ben Carson and Chris Christie.

'We assist to bankrupt ideology of violent extremism everywhere'

'We assist to bankrupt ideology of violent extremism everywhere'

Rediff.com21 Jan 2015

In his penultimate State of the Union address, Barack Obama said that the economy is improving.

REWIND! Stunning moments from the week that was

REWIND! Stunning moments from the week that was

Rediff.com20 Oct 2014

15 photographs of events that occurred in the previous week.

Judge Sri Srinivasan, best of America and India

Judge Sri Srinivasan, best of America and India

Rediff.com21 Jun 2014

Sri Srinivasan, the first Indian-origin federal judge in the United States, is India Abroad Person of the Year 2013

US, China agree to expand military cooperation

US, China agree to expand military cooperation

Rediff.com20 Aug 2013

The United States and China have agreed to expand military exchanges and exercises as part of efforts to build more stable bilateral ties amid tensions over cyber security.

Nirupama Rao's historic first, addresses oldest US House

Nirupama Rao's historic first, addresses oldest US House

Rediff.com28 Mar 2013

Indian envoy to the United States Nirupama Rao scripts history by becoming the first ambasador to address a US state legislature. The Maryland house of delegates, which she addressed on Wednesday, was the first to be set up in the US, and predates even the Capitol in Washington, DC. Aziz Haniffa reports

Haley, Barve gaining clout in US politics

Haley, Barve gaining clout in US politics

Rediff.com3 Jan 2013

The significant clout of Indian American politicians in affecting mainstream political developments were further manifested through separate actions last month by South Carolina Republican Governor Nimrata 'Nikki' Randhawa Haley and Maryland House Majority Leader, Democrat Kumar Barve, who created history in the Indian-American immigrant experience in the process.

Maryland draws $60 mn from Indian cos

Maryland draws $60 mn from Indian cos

Rediff.com13 Dec 2011

The mission has opened new doors for Maryland to create jobs, bolster trade and investment and strengthen existing business and cultural relationships

'Our work is evident only when nation needs us'

'Our work is evident only when nation needs us'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2008

'I tell my cadets, make all your mistakes here because at war, you will lose lives,' says NDA Commandant Air Marshal T S Randhawa.

US: Indian doctor joins influential board

US: Indian doctor joins influential board

Rediff.com5 Jun 2008

Dr Suresh Kumar Gupta has been appointed a commissioner of the Maryland State Board of Physicians. The Board comprises 21 members, including 14 physicians and seven members of the public and is vested with the mission to protect the health and safety of Maryland citizens 'through strong enforcement of licensure standards for physicians and allied health providers; and through an effective disciplinary programme.'

With good intentions Bush ambushes Israel

With good intentions Bush ambushes Israel

Rediff.com16 May 2008

As many analysts have pointed out, by excessively identifying with Israeli policies, Bush has actually worked against Israel's long-term interests. Indeed, the Jewish State has become more unsure now than in it was in January 2001 when Bush became president.

US: Indian teen named Marshall Scholar

US: Indian teen named Marshall Scholar

Rediff.com21 Apr 2008

Would she plan a pre-emptive strike against Iran? No she wouldn't, said Sonia Sarkar, who a few hours later was to learn that she had made the grade, as one of 60 students nationwide chosen for the 2008 Marshall Scholarships, entitling her to a $30,000 annual scholarship.

Khan offered nuke missiles to Syria: Assad

Khan offered nuke missiles to Syria: Assad

Rediff.com20 Dec 2007

The president said Syria did not know if it was an Israeli trap and refused the offer.

Aurobindo to invest $1billion in Europe

Aurobindo to invest $1billion in Europe

Rediff.com18 Dec 2007

Hyderabad-based pharma company Aurobindo Pharma, which has plans to emerge as a billion dollar company by 2009-10, is enhancing its presence in Europe by investing $100 million in phases. The company is likely to buy two pharma companies worth Euro 10 million each, open offices in 10 countries and establish a packaging, warehouse and manufacturing hub in Malta.

India backs US-sponsored West Asia peace meet

India backs US-sponsored West Asia peace meet

Rediff.com28 Nov 2007

India has joined Brazil and South Africa in calling upon the international community to support the US-sponsored Annapolis West Asia peace conference in order to assist the peace dialogue between Israel and Palestine.

US invites India, Pak to West Asia peace talks

US invites India, Pak to West Asia peace talks

Rediff.com22 Nov 2007

"The conference will signal broad international support for the Israeli and Palestinian leaders' courageous efforts and will be a launching point for negotiations leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state and the realization of Israeli-Palestinian peace," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in Washington on Wednesday.

Ex-president Kalam to celebrate birthday in US

Ex-president Kalam to celebrate birthday in US

Rediff.com11 Oct 2007

Erstwhile Indian president A P J Abdul Kalam, will return to the United States for a second time in as many months, this time to celebrate his 76th birthday on October 15 by participating as chief guest in the JSS Spiritual Mission's anniversary celebrations in Gaithersburg, Maryland

PA wants India to be invited for W Asia conf

PA wants India to be invited for W Asia conf

Rediff.com5 Oct 2007

The Palestinian information ministry said that PA and other countries would urge the sponsors of the conference to also invite India, South Africa, Brazil, Greece, and Spain.

US polls: 2 Goyals make history

US polls: 2 Goyals make history

Rediff.com8 Nov 2006

World's most dangerous destinations

World's most dangerous destinations

Rediff.com17 Feb 2006

'Early Iraq withdrawal would be terrible mistake'

'Early Iraq withdrawal would be terrible mistake'

Rediff.com30 Nov 2005

Bush stressed that people did not want him to make decisions based on politics.