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China reports over 100 Covid cases amid virus spike

China reports over 100 Covid cases amid virus spike

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

China's National Health Commission said on Wednesday that 93 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 16 new imported cases were reported on Tuesday, the highest in a single day in recent weeks.

Why Chinese Leaders Are Rushing To Tibet

Why Chinese Leaders Are Rushing To Tibet

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

A visit to Tibet appears to have become the new touchstone for expressing fealty to Xi Jinping, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the retired senior RA&W officer and distinguished China expert.

China's football season finally kicks off amid COVID-19

China's football season finally kicks off amid COVID-19

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

Guangzhou Evergrande began the defence of their Chinese Super League (CSL) title with a 2-0 victory against Shanghai Shenhua as the delayed 2020 campaign, revamped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finally kicked off over the weekend.

'India can market itself better'

'India can market itself better'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

'India is still hierarchical, but not as much as Japan and people appreciate a flat working culture,' Charles Frump, managing director, Volvo Cars India, tells Pavan Lall.

'We can't even take a U-turn'

'We can't even take a U-turn'

Rediff.com4 May 2020

The prayer, Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu, or let the whole universe of living beings be well, helps. So do profound and relevant Ancient Wise Words and aphorisms: Vasudaiva Kutumbakam, or the whole world is one big family, interconnected, interdependent. And a sense of humour, jokes, pranks, writing, conversations. And, last but definitely not least, the rippling waves of inner realisation on the background mind-track -- about the insignificance of ego, the importance of humility, the wasted opportunities in life, the wrong moves, the strokes of luck, the past 'sins', the what-ifs.

China records 78 new coronavirus cases, spike in imported infections

China records 78 new coronavirus cases, spike in imported infections

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

The NHC said, 78 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday, of which 74 were imported from abroad taking the number of overseas cases to 427.

Death toll in China's coronavirus jumps to 2,236

Death toll in China's coronavirus jumps to 2,236

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

The overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465, Chinese health officials said on Friday.

How NIIT became a big success in China

How NIIT became a big success in China

Rediff.com18 Feb 2020

The job placement rate for students trained by NIIT in China is over 90 per cent.' A revealing excerpt from Saibal Dasgupta's Running With The Dragon: How India Should Do Business With China.

China's coronavirus kills 1,113; cases jump to 44,000

China's coronavirus kills 1,113; cases jump to 44,000

Rediff.com12 Feb 2020

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 44,653 by the end of Tuesday and 1,113 people has died of the disease.

Coronavirus: 361 dead in China, cases soar to 17,200

Coronavirus: 361 dead in China, cases soar to 17,200

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

China's National Health Commission in its daily report on Monday said that 2,829 new cases of coronavirus were reported nationwide on February 2, taking the total number of infection to 17,205.

Hong Kong's battle for freedom is a little too late

Hong Kong's battle for freedom is a little too late

Rediff.com25 Jun 2019

Even if the extradition bill has been suspended, Beijing will eventually impose its system on Hong Kong, observes Nitin Pai.

12 killed, over 100 injured as string of quakes strike China

12 killed, over 100 injured as string of quakes strike China

Rediff.com18 Jun 2019

"As so far, 12 people died and another 125 were injured," China Daily reported.

Growing crops in space, reaping the benefits on Earth

Growing crops in space, reaping the benefits on Earth

Rediff.com3 Feb 2019

The ongoing experiments on Moon, Mars and elsewhere could translate into better crop yields and hardier plants that could thrive in inhospitable parts of the world, says Devangshu Datta.

India's 10 fastest growing cities; Surat tops

India's 10 fastest growing cities; Surat tops

Rediff.com7 Dec 2018

Besides Surat, which will also be the world's fastest growing city during 2019-35, the other nine cities are Agra, Bengaluru Hyderabad, Nagpur, Tiruppur, Rajkot, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai and Vijayawada.

Knife-wielding woman injures 14 kids at China kindergarten

Knife-wielding woman injures 14 kids at China kindergarten

Rediff.com26 Oct 2018

The injured children were all sent to hospitals for treatment. There was no immediate word on their condition.

From shining skyscrapers to dilapidated shells: 2018's Architectural Photography Awards

From shining skyscrapers to dilapidated shells: 2018's Architectural Photography Awards

Rediff.com15 Oct 2018

The shortlist for the Architectural Photography Awards 2018 has been revealed. The awards are split into four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use, with each comprising five finalists. The 20 photographs that make up the shortlist will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam between November 28 - 30, and an overall winner will be announced on the 30. Here are some of the brilliant photos in the shortlist.

The odd, odd world we live in!

The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com24 Aug 2018

These images prove we live in a wonderfully weird world.

Football Briefs: Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach

Football Briefs: Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach

Rediff.com17 Aug 2018

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

WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Rediff.com20 Jul 2018

From cutting melons on a stomach to gold ice-cream, here's the weirdest, funniest stories from the world around.

PHOTOS: It's a mad, mad world!

PHOTOS: It's a mad, mad world!

Rediff.com12 Jul 2018

We live in a wonderfully weird world and here's the proof!

Will Barca legend Iniesta move to Australia?

Will Barca legend Iniesta move to Australia?

Rediff.com10 May 2018

Top A-League clubs have expressed interest in signing departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta for the next season, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive David Gallop has said.

Football Briefs: Koscielny out of World Cup with Achilles injury

Football Briefs: Koscielny out of World Cup with Achilles injury

Rediff.com8 May 2018

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

Meet China's military elite

Meet China's military elite

Rediff.com27 Mar 2018

'The military officers at China's National People's Congress reflect Xi Jinping's preference for elevating politically reliable, younger, officers with good professional qualifications,' says former RAW officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

How the Budget could improve the lot of Indian cities

How the Budget could improve the lot of Indian cities

Rediff.com22 Jan 2018

There has been a welcome focus on fundamental reforms, time-bound programmes that fix accountability and the use of technology. The upcoming Budget could build on these initiatives, says Abhas Jha.

Xi may not be all powerful

Xi may not be all powerful

Rediff.com26 Oct 2017

'He still has to deal with party norms and traditions and has been careful to follow the order of seniority,' points out Claude Arpi.

How Xi plans China's world domination

How Xi plans China's world domination

Rediff.com23 Oct 2017

'Clarifying that modernisation of national defence and armed forces should be completed by 2035, Xi Jinping asserted the goal is to make the People's Liberation Army a "world class force" that "can fight and win" by 2050,' points out former RAW officer Jayadeva Ranade.

Why Xi's congress needs to be watched closely

Why Xi's congress needs to be watched closely

Rediff.com10 Oct 2017

The Chinese leader will display his grip on the Communist party and chart his plans for his country's future.

Why Chinese politics should concern India

Why Chinese politics should concern India

Rediff.com21 Aug 2017

India needs to be alert on how the Doklam standoff plays into the factional infighting in China's Communist Party, says Ambassador Shyam Saran, the former foreign secretary.

Give up religion or face punishment, says China's Communist Party to members

Give up religion or face punishment, says China's Communist Party to members

Rediff.com19 Jul 2017

Experts said the direction is meant to maintain party unity.

Xi Jinping's war on corruption angers China's leaders

Xi Jinping's war on corruption angers China's leaders

Rediff.com7 Jun 2017

The Chinese Communist Party's all important 19th Party Congress is just months away, and President Xi Jinping finds himself confronting unlikely challenges to his pre-eminent position, says former RA&W officer and China watcher Jayadeva Ranade.

China's oldest auto company revs up for India entry

China's oldest auto company revs up for India entry

Rediff.com9 Jul 2016

It manufactures cars ranging from entry-level hatchbacks to sedans to sport utility vehicles to vans to pick-up trucks. It also has a range of electric and hybrid vehicles

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com6 Apr 2016

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images from across the world.

Worst cold front in decades hits China

Worst cold front in decades hits China

Rediff.com23 Jan 2016

Beijing braces for a 30-year low of minus 16 degrees Celsius from Saturday through Sunday, the Beijing meteorological station said.

Few things that affected China's economic growth so far

Few things that affected China's economic growth so far

Rediff.com28 Oct 2015

China's major economic problem has been that its heartland is an agricultural region with about one-third of the arable land per person as the rest of the world.

Few things that affected China's economic growth so far

Few things that affected China's economic growth so far

Rediff.com28 Oct 2015

China's major economic problem has been that its heartland is an agricultural region with about one-third of the arable land per person as the rest of the world.

Car recalls in India and abroad this year

Car recalls in India and abroad this year

Rediff.com21 Sep 2015

Over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India since 2012.

Car recalls in India and abroad this year

Car recalls in India and abroad this year

Rediff.com21 Sep 2015

Over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India since 2012.

For the surreal foodie: You gotta eat at these wonderfully weird restaurants

For the surreal foodie: You gotta eat at these wonderfully weird restaurants

Rediff.com28 Aug 2015

Eating out was never so much fun and seldom so strange.

These people have the most ABSURD collections ever

These people have the most ABSURD collections ever

Rediff.com12 Aug 2015

If you can name it, someone collects it. Here's a gallery of collectors and their (unusual) obsessions.

The extremely BIZARRE photo album

The extremely BIZARRE photo album

Rediff.com15 Jul 2015

These images from across the globe tell us that it is a bizarre world out there!

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