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B S Prakash: 'A good man left us well before time'

B S Prakash: 'A good man left us well before time'

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

'Those who worked with him or came to know him rated him as one of our best, with a sharp intellect, unfailing courtesy and ready wit.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan fondly remembers Ambassador B S Prakash, wonderful human being, unusual diplomat and long-time Rediff.com columnist, who passed away into the ages on Monday, October 4, 2021.

VOTE! COPA AMERICA: Brazil vs Argentina

VOTE! COPA AMERICA: Brazil vs Argentina

Rediff.com10 Jul 2021

The Copa America 2021 championship final will be played between Brazil and Argentina from 05:30 am IST Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Forget Euro, Argentina v Brazil is weekend's big match

Forget Euro, Argentina v Brazil is weekend's big match

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

Brazil against Argentina is a true clasico. The teams first met in 1914 and in the years since have established themselves as two of the most storied sides in world soccer. Together they have won seven World Cups.

Copa America: Argentina beat Ecuador to enter semis

Copa America: Argentina beat Ecuador to enter semis

Rediff.com4 Jul 2021

Colombia head to Copa semis after penalties win over Uruguay

Covaxin deal: Brazilian SC approves probe into Prez Bolsonaro

Covaxin deal: Brazilian SC approves probe into Prez Bolsonaro

Rediff.com4 Jul 2021

Last week, Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported that the government signed a deal for 20 million vaccine doses, $15 each. However, according to a secret message from the Brazilian embassy in New Delhi, the actual price for one dose was Rs 100 ($1.34).

Copa America: Ecuador hold Brazil; qualify for last eight

Copa America: Ecuador hold Brazil; qualify for last eight

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

A much-changed Brazil failed to win for the first time in 11 games but still qualified top in Group B for the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Sunday after drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania.

Copa America PIX: Messi sends Paraguay packing

Copa America PIX: Messi sends Paraguay packing

Rediff.com22 Jun 2021

Messi was Argentina's key man in their 1-0 win.

Copa America: Argentina edge Uruguay

Copa America: Argentina edge Uruguay

Rediff.com19 Jun 2021

The goal gave Argentina all three points and condemned their neighbors to a losing start to their Copa campaign.

More positive tests in Copa America as four of 10 teams hit

More positive tests in Copa America as four of 10 teams hit

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

The Bolivian and Chilean football teams announced more positive COVID-19 tests among players or staff

Copa America registers another 11 positive COVID-19 tests

Copa America registers another 11 positive COVID-19 tests

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

Brazil assumed responsibility for hosting the Copa America, South America's equivalent of the European Championship, on May 31, less than two weeks before the tournament kicked off.

Messi worried about contracting COVID at Copa America

Messi worried about contracting COVID at Copa America

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

Argentina was due to host this year's Copa America but withdrew at the last minute due to a surge of COVID-19 cases. The tournament was moved to Brazil, even though the death toll there is higher than anywhere outside the United States.

Brazil open Copa America with 3-0 win over Venezuela

Brazil open Copa America with 3-0 win over Venezuela

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

Brazil opened the 2021 Copa America with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela

Copa America: Venezuela calls emergency replacements as COVID hits squad

Copa America: Venezuela calls emergency replacements as COVID hits squad

Rediff.com13 Jun 2021

The federation has confirmed that they are flying players in from their domestic league

WHO says it has 'not yet' found source of coronavirus

WHO says it has 'not yet' found source of coronavirus

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Dr Tedros said the team has concluded that leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as alleged by former US president Donald Trump is the "least likely hypothesis" but it requires further probe.

Christmas pics to brighten up your day

Christmas pics to brighten up your day

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

Christmas pics from around the world.

'Attempt to change status quo at LAC is unacceptable'

'Attempt to change status quo at LAC is unacceptable'

Rediff.com4 Nov 2020

As the pandemic unfolded, the India-China relationship has come under severe stress. To restore normalcy, agreements between the two countries must be respected scrupulously in their entirety. Where the Line of Actual Control is concerned, any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo is unacceptable, declares External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Brazilian Prez Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian Prez Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

The President, who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face, confirmed the results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters huddled close in front of him in Brasilia.

Soon...Brazil to resume soccer matches

Soon...Brazil to resume soccer matches

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

Soccer was one example of a sector in the economy that could reopen relatively quickly, and that the government is in talks with clubs and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) about the timing.

Meet the Brazilian guest on Republic Day

Meet the Brazilian guest on Republic Day

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

As someone with nostalgia for the good cheer and friendly feelings of Brazilian people, former Ambassador to Brazil B S Prakash can only hope that when they see on their TV screens their President being feted on Rajpath, they will sense India's goodwill for Brazil.

He hasn't had a decent song in years, but Elton John now has a great book

He hasn't had a decent song in years, but Elton John now has a great book

Rediff.com27 Nov 2019

'This is a book written by a man who has seen it all and done it all and can now laugh about it,' says Vir Sanghvi.

Russia to deliver S-400s to India on schedule: Putin

Russia to deliver S-400s to India on schedule: Putin

Rediff.com16 Nov 2019

India announced its intention to acquire S-400 'Triumf' surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The contract worth $5.43 billion was signed during the visit of President Putin to India last year.

India is world's most open, investment friendly economy: Modi @ Brics

India is world's most open, investment friendly economy: Modi @ Brics

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Noting that India has 'limitless possibilities and countless opportunities', Modi urged the BRICS business leaders to take advantage of them.

In first meet since India's RCEP snub, Modi-Xi discuss trade

In first meet since India's RCEP snub, Modi-Xi discuss trade

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

During the meeting on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit on Wednesday, prime minister Modi said there was a "new direction and new energy" in bilateral ties after the two leaders' second informal summit in Chennai.

Rediff said it first: Bolsonaro to be R-Day chief guest

Rediff said it first: Bolsonaro to be R-Day chief guest

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

During his meeting with Bolsonaro, Prime Minister Modi invited the President of Brazil to be the chief guest at the Republic Day 2020. Bolsonaro accepted the invitation with pleasure.

Soccer Extras: Newcastle appoint Bruce as manager

Soccer Extras: Newcastle appoint Bruce as manager

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

PHOTOS: Partial lunar eclipse graces the sky

PHOTOS: Partial lunar eclipse graces the sky

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

Here are some of the glimpses of the event.

35 killed as bus falls into gorge in Kishtwar

35 killed as bus falls into gorge in Kishtwar

Rediff.com1 Jul 2019

The bus, which way on its way to Kishtwar from Keshwan, skidded off the road at Sirgwari and rolled down into the gorge around 7:30 am.

Tropical Trump Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil's new president

"Tropical Trump" Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil's new president

Rediff.com29 Oct 2018

Bolsonaro has 55 per cent of the votes against 45 per cent for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party.

The Indian beauty queen with a heart of gold

The Indian beauty queen with a heart of gold

Rediff.com26 Apr 2018

How Miss World Manushi Chhillar is leading by example!

Last count: 148,707 Indians died in road accidents in 2015

Last count: 148,707 Indians died in road accidents in 2015

Rediff.com23 Sep 2017

Indian roads are far more unsafe than its railways. A sense of urgency is required to tackle India's embarrassing record on road safety.

Time to focus more on inclusive medium term fiscal policy

Time to focus more on inclusive medium term fiscal policy

Rediff.com31 Jan 2017

Inclusive growth is about enabling wider participation in the growth story, but the current if fiscal debate is about how to compensate losers using annual Budgets, says Rathin Roy.

The moments that shaped 2016

The moments that shaped 2016

Rediff.com26 Dec 2016

'The year in pictures' treks across the globe, looking back on the moments that shaped 2016. From the United States presidential race, to demonetisation in India to the refugee crisis, the news has kept pouring in. Here are our top 50 moments from the world.

No liquor shops on state, national highways, orders SC

No liquor shops on state, national highways, orders SC

Rediff.com15 Dec 2016

The bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur said all existing licences of liquor shops on highways will not be renewed after March 31, 2017.

Chapecoense vow to rebuild after airline accident

Chapecoense vow to rebuild after airline accident

Rediff.com30 Nov 2016

The small club from Chapeco in southern Brazil will be aided in their comeback by other senior teams, a group of whom called for the club to be exempt from relegation for three years.

Revealed: What Brazil's President was thinking in Goa

Revealed: What Brazil's President was thinking in Goa

Rediff.com21 Oct 2016

'I was a bit startled when our host spoke with such force and at such great length about Terrorism.' 'Where did that come from?' 'He kept insisting that it comes from across the border.' 'I could not remember who all are across India's borders and was looking puzzled, but Zuma who understood my predicament, whispered "Pakistan".'

BRICS logo draws Congress, AAP ire

BRICS logo draws Congress, AAP ire

Rediff.com14 Oct 2016

The Congress and AAP said the logo looks like the party symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Brazil's President Rousseff loses impeachment vote, ousted from office

Brazil's President Rousseff loses impeachment vote, ousted from office

Rediff.com1 Sep 2016

Vice President Michel Temer was sworn in as new President.

Over 100 Russians file cases to compete in Rio Paralympic Games

Over 100 Russians file cases to compete in Rio Paralympic Games

Rediff.com30 Aug 2016

More than 100 Russian Paralympians have individually filed cases to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in order to be allowed to compete at next month's Games in Rio, Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vice President Pavel Rozhkov said on Tuesday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last week rejected an RPC appeal against the suspension which was handed out by the IPC because of Russia's state-sponsored sports doping programme.

US 'keeper Solo 'saddened' by six-month ban

US 'keeper Solo 'saddened' by six-month ban

Rediff.com25 Aug 2016

She was handed ban for mocking Sweden, calling them "a bunch of cowards" at the Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics: Germany cruise into semis with 4-0 win over Portugal

Rio Olympics: Germany cruise into semis with 4-0 win over Portugal

Rediff.com14 Aug 2016

Rampant Germany hammered Portugal 4-0, with four players sharing the goals, to progress to the semi-finals of the Rio Games football tournament on Saturday.

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