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Omicron: Concerns mount as South African Covid rate doubles

Omicron: Concerns mount as South African Covid rate doubles

Rediff.com6 days ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last Sunday that there would be no change to the current lowest Level One of the country's five-level lockdown strategy.

Shreyas is latest, but Sehwag tops!

Shreyas is latest, but Sehwag tops!

Rediff.com27 Nov 2021

16 Indian batters have scored a century on Test debut. Many did not score a hundred again in their Test careers. Rajneesh Gupta's fascinating facts on the members of the elite club of debutant centurions.

T20 World Cups: India 5 Pakistan 0

T20 World Cups: India 5 Pakistan 0

Rediff.com23 Oct 2021

India have emerged winner in all five matches against Pakistan in T20 World Cups, starting from the inaugural World T20 in 2007.

Modi, Biden among over 100 leaders to address UNGA in person

Modi, Biden among over 100 leaders to address UNGA in person

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

Modi will address world leaders from the iconic United Nations General Assembly hall on the morning of September 25, a day after he participates in the Quad Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC hosted by Biden on September 24.

A Day of Magical Records at the Oval

A Day of Magical Records at the Oval

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

Rajneesh Gupta lists all the important numbers from Day 5 of the 4th Test at the Oval.

India have never lost a Test after setting a 368 target

India have never lost a Test after setting a 368 target

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

Rajneesh Gupta gives us all the important numbers from Day 4 of the 4th Test,

'They took everything they could find'

'They took everything they could find'

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

'Anything that couldn't be stolen they destroyed.' Saloni Dhumne and Atreya Raghavan speak to members of the Indian community in Durban -- the largest congregation of Indians outside India -- who were targeted in last month's horrific riots.

'India has a responsibility to Indians in South Africa'

'India has a responsibility to Indians in South Africa'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

'The Government of India could aggressively promote developmental projects that will alleviate poverty particularly in communities where South Africans of Indian origin and our black brothers and sisters live as neighbours.'

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Before they take the field for the World Test Championship final on Friday, June 18, Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at India-New Zealand Test encounters in the new century.

Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandaughter jailed for 7 years in a fraud case

Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandaughter jailed for 7 years in a fraud case

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

Lata Ramgobin, who is the daughter of noted rights activists Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobind, was also refused leave to appeal both the conviction and the sentence by the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

Olympics: Special strength-building machine for javelin throwers

Olympics: Special strength-building machine for javelin throwers

Rediff.com29 May 2021

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has installed a special strength-building German machine for the use of the country's elite javelin throwers like Olympic-bound Neeraj Chopa and Shivpal Singh at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

'We are confident Pant will do a good job as captain'

'We are confident Pant will do a good job as captain'

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

'We decided this is the best time to give him the opportunity to lead the team.'

'The Chinese can't be trusted'

'The Chinese can't be trusted'

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

'The Chinese can't be trusted hence the need to verify and re-verify.'

Relaxed Proteas happy with security arrangements in Pakistan

Relaxed Proteas happy with security arrangements in Pakistan

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

Root thanks England fan over phone for his support.

How planning own sessions helped Rahane for Aus battle

How planning own sessions helped Rahane for Aus battle

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

Ajinkya Rahane's meticulous planning and execution of his training sessions during the COVID-19 induced break is helping him immensely on the ongoing tour of Australia, believes his coach Pravin Amre.

De Kock happy with South Africa Test captaincy 'for now'

De Kock happy with South Africa Test captaincy 'for now'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2020

Quinton de Kock was a surprise pick for the South African summer, only because both he and director of cricket Graeme Smith have previously said the burden of captaincy across all three formats would be too much for the wicketkeeper.

India's WORST five batting displays in Test cricket

India's WORST five batting displays in Test cricket

Rediff.com21 Dec 2020

India were bundled out for 36 -- their lowest innings score in 88 years of Test cricket -- in the second innings of the Adelaide Test.

Mahatma's great grandson dies of COVID-19

Mahatma's great grandson dies of COVID-19

Rediff.com23 Nov 2020

'My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contracted in hospital and then COVID-19 also contracted while he was being treated. He suffered a major cardiac arrest this evening.'

COVID-19: 'We will be dealing with it for 2 years at least'

COVID-19: 'We will be dealing with it for 2 years at least'

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

'The most intriguing thing (about COVID-19) is the range of the illness -- from asymptomatic or less symptoms to death and quite severe manifestations.' 'The vaccine will be at least another year away from having any effect.'

'COVID-19 is deadly in 0.1 per cent people'

'COVID-19 is deadly in 0.1 per cent people'

Rediff.com20 Oct 2020

'Some of the longer-term implications of COVID-19 are not related to the virus itself.' 'They are actually related to immune responses from the virus.'

Silver Lake to invest additional Rs 1,875 cr in Reliance Retail

Silver Lake to invest additional Rs 1,875 cr in Reliance Retail

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

US private equity firm Silver Lake Partners will invest an additional Rs 1,875 crore in the retail arm of Reliance Industries, the Indian firm said in a statement on Wednesday.

'How time flies': Yuvraj recalls six sixes

'How time flies': Yuvraj recalls six sixes

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Saturday remembered his world record six sixes in an over, in the World Twenty20 match against England, in Durban, in 2007.

On this day: Yuvraj smashes six sixes in an over

On this day: Yuvraj smashes six sixes in an over

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

Yuvi came out to bat when Robin Uthappa's wicket fell and he provided the late flourish allowing India to post 218 runs on the board. India went on to beat England by 18 runs.

IPL 2020: Meet the Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2020: Meet the Rajasthan Royals

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

Rajneesh Gupta presents Rajasthan Royals's IPL record over the years.

IPL 2020: Meet Delhi Capitals

IPL 2020: Meet Delhi Capitals

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

Rajneesh Gupta on the Delhi Capitals's IPL record.

Mumbai most successful IPL team

Mumbai most successful IPL team

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

Rajneesh Gupta presents a complete statistical IPL dossier.

IPL 2020: Meet Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2020: Meet Kings XI Punjab

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

The Kings XI Punjab IPL record.

Silver Lake picks 1.75% stake in Reliance Retail for Rs 7,500 cr

Silver Lake picks 1.75% stake in Reliance Retail for Rs 7,500 cr

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

This marks the second billion-dollar investment by Silver Lake in a Reliance subsidiary after the $1.35 billion investment in Jio Platforms.

COVID-19: Birmingham CWG 2022 scraps athletes' village plan

COVID-19: Birmingham CWG 2022 scraps athletes' village plan

Rediff.com12 Aug 2020

The original project, part of the regeneration of the Perry Barr area of the city, will still be finished to a revised deadline to provide local housing.

Broady you're a legend: Yuvraj

Broady you're a legend: Yuvraj

Rediff.com29 Jul 2020

Yuvraj took to Twitter to ask his fans to applaud the Englishman's hard work and achievement.

June 23, 2007: Rohit Sharma makes his debut and scores...

June 23, 2007: Rohit Sharma makes his debut and scores...

Rediff.com23 Jun 2020

Since making his debut in 2007, Rohit Sharma's career has sky-rocketed

How sledging provoked Yuvi to hit 6 sixes in an over

How sledging provoked Yuvi to hit 6 sixes in an over

Rediff.com10 May 2020

Rajneesh Gupta picks instances of sledging which backfired spectacularly.

After Facebook, Silver Lake to invest Rs 5,656 cr in Ambani's Jio Platforms

After Facebook, Silver Lake to invest Rs 5,656 cr in Ambani's Jio Platforms

Rediff.com4 May 2020

The deal, as well as some other strategic and financial investments in works, will help Ambani cut debt at RIL.

COVID-19: Prominent Indian-origin virologist dies in South Africa

COVID-19: Prominent Indian-origin virologist dies in South Africa

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19.

A cricket feature to make you smile

A cricket feature to make you smile

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

Rajneesh Gupta lists some amazing coincidences in cricket -- a feature guaranteed to amuse you in these anxious times.

Will Olympics pushback affect 2022 CWG?

Will Olympics pushback affect 2022 CWG?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

Commonwealth Games: CGF seeking to avoid fixture clashes with Birmingham 2022

'Rohit only player capable of notching 200 in T20s'

'Rohit only player capable of notching 200 in T20s'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

Indian swashbuckler Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer capable of recording a double hundred in the T20 format, says former Australia spinner Brad Hogg. Australian limited overs skipper Aaron Finch came closest to achieving the feat when he smashed 172 off 76 balls against Zimbabwe in 2018.

Here's what Kapil said on Dhoni's return to Indian team

Here's what Kapil said on Dhoni's return to Indian team

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

The legendary Kapil Dev is not excited about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's return to action during the Indian Premier League, saying the league is for future stars and suggested that he should play a few matches to be considered for selection in India's squad for the T20 World Cup later this year. Dhoni will start training for his much-anticipated return to action in the 13th edition of the IPL from March 2 amid never-ending speculation on his career, which has been on hold since last year's ODI World Cup.

PIX: England beat SA in last-ball thriller to level T20 series

PIX: England beat SA in last-ball thriller to level T20 series

Rediff.com15 Feb 2020

South Africa needed three off the last two balls but Tom Curran, who had just been smashed for 12 runs in three by Dwaine Pretorius, got him lbw then had Bjorn Fortuin caught off the final ball to cap off a day of almost unrelenting excitement and set up a thrilling decider in Centurion on Sunday.

Cricket awards: Captain of the year is...

Cricket awards: Captain of the year is...

Rediff.com10 Feb 2020

England needed to win four straight games to lift the trophy - which they did, winning the title after a tied thriller against New Zealand.

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