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Gebrselassie to join Ethiopian war on rebel forces

Gebrselassie to join Ethiopian war on rebel forces

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and national hero Haile Gebreselassie pledged on Wednesday to join the fight against rebellious forces in his country, after the prime minister said he had gone to direct the war from the front lines.

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Images and summary of all the World Cup 2022 qualifiers played across continents on Tuesday.

Tirop and Teferi smash world records!

Tirop and Teferi smash world records!

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

Kenya's Agnes Tirop surged to victory in the 10 km race and Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi triumphed in the 5 km distance at an event in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

The medals tally at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Kabul attacks: India tells UNSC to stand united against terror

Kabul attacks: India tells UNSC to stand united against terror

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

Strongly condemning the terrorist strikes in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, India has told the United Nations Security Council that these attacks reinforce the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism and all those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists.

A night of upsets at Diamond League meeting in Lausanne

A night of upsets at Diamond League meeting in Lausanne

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

Olympic champions Elaine Thompson-Herah, Selemon Barega, Armand Duplantis, Steven Gardiner, Emmanuel Korir, Hansle Parchment and Karsten Warholm were all beaten.

Tokyo Olympics Medals Table: USA top; India 48th

Tokyo Olympics Medals Table: USA top; India 48th

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

The medal tally at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Kenya's Kipchoge wins back-to-back marathon golds

Kenya's Kipchoge wins back-to-back marathon golds

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

The World record holder has now won four Olympic medals overall, having also taken 5,000m silver in 2008 and bronze in 2004.

PICS: Neeraj, Hassan leave their mark at Tokyo Games

PICS: Neeraj, Hassan leave their mark at Tokyo Games

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

A summary of Saturday's Track and Field action at the Tokyo Olympics.

Athletics: Hassan kicks off treble bid with 5,000m gold

Athletics: Hassan kicks off treble bid with 5,000m gold

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the 100 metres hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics with a gold medal while Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump title in an action packed Monday morning at the Olympic Stadium

Olympics PIX: Ethiopian Barega wins 10,000m gold

Olympics PIX: Ethiopian Barega wins 10,000m gold

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

Selemon Barega of Ethiopia won the men's 10,000 metres gold medal, the first of the Olympic athletics programme, on Friday, defeating world champion and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda.

Olympics Athletics: Dutee, Sable flop; mixed relay team out

Olympics Athletics: Dutee, Sable flop; mixed relay team out

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

Avinash Sable shattered his own 3000m steeplechase national record but failed to qualify for the final, while sprinter Dutee Chand produced a below-par performance to make an exit from the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Olympics Athletics: Who can fill the 'Bolt-hole'?

Olympics Athletics: Who can fill the 'Bolt-hole'?

Rediff.com27 Jul 2021

At his peak Bolt was probably the world's most recognisable sportsperson and certainly one of the most marketable. In contrast, the two 2020 Athletes of the year were Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas.

Abebe Bikila: Emperor of the Marathon

Abebe Bikila: Emperor of the Marathon

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

Prakash Bhandari salutes the spirit of Abebe Bikila who twice won the Olympic Marathon in record times.

Hassan smashes women's 10,000 metres world record

Hassan smashes women's 10,000 metres world record

Rediff.com6 Jun 2021

Hassan also holds the record for the mile, one-hour event and five-kilometre road race.

Is Xi Scared of Tiananmen 1989?

Is Xi Scared of Tiananmen 1989?

Rediff.com4 Jun 2021

Why omit the Tiananmen massacre from the history of China's Communist party, asks Claude Arpi.

Winners of World Press Photo of the Year are truly incredible

Winners of World Press Photo of the Year are truly incredible

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

A photo symbolising "love and compassion" of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent "hug curtain" has been named the World Press Photo of the Year. This year, according to organisers, 74,470 images were submitted for judging, made by 4,315 photographers from 130 different countries. World Press Photo has been kind enough to allow to share some of this year's winning photos here with you.

India had highest number of Internet shutdowns at 109 in 2020

India had highest number of Internet shutdowns at 109 in 2020

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

From Belarus to Bangladesh, authorities in 29 countries shut down or interfered with the internet at least 155 times in 2020.

India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day

India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day

Rediff.com5 Jan 2021

More than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the United Nations' children's agency.

How not to be a shoddy manufacturing nation

How not to be a shoddy manufacturing nation

Rediff.com10 Dec 2020

If India wants to become a globally competitive manufacturing hub, it will have to rethink the notion that the traditional SMEs will form the manufacturing backbone, argues Prosenjit Datta.

Kenya's Kandie smashes half marathon world record

Kenya's Kandie smashes half marathon world record

Rediff.com6 Dec 2020

Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie smashed the half marathon world record by 29 seconds on Sunday, becoming the first person to break 58 minutes at the Valencia Half Marathon.

Duplantis and Rojas are world athletes of the year

Duplantis and Rojas are world athletes of the year

Rediff.com5 Dec 2020

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei, American Ryan Crouser (shot put), German Johannes Vetter (javelin) and Norwegian Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles) were the other male finalists at the virtual ceremony.

Olympic-bound Sable breaks record at Delhi half marathon

Olympic-bound Sable breaks record at Delhi half marathon

Rediff.com29 Nov 2020

The 26-year-old Avinash Sable, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 3000m steeplechase event during the World Athletics Championships last year, became the first Indian to run a half marathon under sixty one minutes.

Hong Kong bars AI flights for 4th time as flyers test Covid positive

Hong Kong bars AI flights for 4th time as flyers test Covid positive

Rediff.com28 Oct 2020

Previous bans were on the airline's Delhi-Hong Kong flights during September 20-October 3 and August 18-August 31 and October 17-October 30. Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done within 72 hours prior to the journey, according to rules issued by the Hong Kong government in July.

All you need to know about World Food Programme -- Nobel Peace Prize winner

All you need to know about World Food Programme -- Nobel Peace Prize winner

Rediff.com9 Oct 2020

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme for its efforts to combat hunger. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP had acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". Here's what you need to know about the Rome-based organisation:

London Marathon: Kipchoge suffers rare defeat

London Marathon: Kipchoge suffers rare defeat

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

Ethiopian Shura Kitata won a thrilling London Marathon as a stunned world record holder Eliud Kipchoge faded late in the race

What China's real game in Ladakh is

What China's real game in Ladakh is

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Chushul and Depsang are not vital in this game of Chinese checkers, the Indian Ocean Region is. Keeping our maritime prowess restricted has to be a key Chinese strategic interest and it would appear that the LAC affair has helped China achieve its aim, points out Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).

91 foreign Markaz attendees granted bail

91 foreign Markaz attendees granted bail

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

The 91 foreigners from 21 countries were chargesheeted for attending Markaz at Nizamuddin in New Delhi allegedly in violation of visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek is on an intercontinental journey of 24,000 miles, tracing humankind's movement out of Africa right down to South America.

Centre bans 2,550 foreign Tablighi members from India for 10 years

Centre bans 2,550 foreign Tablighi members from India for 10 years

Rediff.com5 Jun 2020

Action against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members was first taken after over 2,300 people, including 250 foreigners, belonging to the Islamic organisation were found to be living at its headquarters located at Delhi's Nizamuddin soon after the nation-wide lockdown was announced in March. Several of these members had tested positive for coronavirus.

A salute for Major Suman Gawani

A salute for Major Suman Gawani

Rediff.com4 Jun 2020

Major Suman Gawani, who served as a UN Peacekeeper in South Sudan, is the first Indian to receive the UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award. 'On seeing the Indian flag on my uniform,' she says,' the locals would get very excited and say, 'Hindi, Hindi'.'

Maha, UP, MP target locust swarms; more invasions predicted

Maha, UP, MP target locust swarms; more invasions predicted

Rediff.com29 May 2020

Senior officials, including those from a central team, were present during the night-long operation and a close vigil is being maintained on further movement of locusts, Katiyar said. Two fire brigade vehicles loaded with insecticide had been deployed in all four Jhansi tehsils besides six vehicles were kept ready at the district headquarter. Ten municipal employees with two insecticide spraying machines were posted in every block.

Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

Rediff.com26 May 2020

Kenya taekwondo champion Vincent Ochieng usually trains in school sports halls in Kisumu, but now he is working out with hundreds of other people on the gritty surface of the western city's biggest highway flyover. The government closed sports facilities in March as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, leaving athletes like Ochieng, who was looking forward to representing Kenya at the World Taekwondo Championships in China in October, with nowhere to train.

Over 50 mn Indians lack handwashing access: Study

Over 50 mn Indians lack handwashing access: Study

Rediff.com21 May 2020

In India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia, more than 50 million persons in each country were estimated to be without handwashing access, according to the study.

India-US coalition begin clinical trials for coronavirus

India-US coalition begin clinical trials for coronavirus

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

The trial began at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle as the first participant received the investigational vaccine.

Anurag Srivastava to replace Raveesh Kumar as MEA spokesperson

Anurag Srivastava to replace Raveesh Kumar as MEA spokesperson

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Anurag Srivastava is currently serving as the Indian ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union. He is from the 1999 batch of the Indian Foreign Service.

Japan's crowdless sport: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

Japan's crowdless sport: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

Rediff.com1 Mar 2020

Tokyo marathon which last year saw close to 38,000 amateur participants, was scaled back to just a few hundred professional athletes, with the public strongly discouraged from lining the route. In past years the event attracted more than 1 million roadside spectators.

Half marathon world record smashed!

Half marathon world record smashed!

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Yeshaneh crossed the finish line in one hour, four minutes and 31 seconds at the World Athletics Gold Label road race, eclipsing the previous record of 1:04:51

Coronavirus: Over 50,000 Indians stuck in China

Coronavirus: Over 50,000 Indians stuck in China

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

While many are getting stranded because of lack of clarity regarding the visa rules following the novel coronavirus outbreak, others are stranded in transit as even OCI cardholders are being turned away

Were Nehru and Menon responsible for the 1962 defeat?

Were Nehru and Menon responsible for the 1962 defeat?

Rediff.com28 Jan 2020

'Rightly or wrongly, 1962 got ascribed to Krishna Menon and him alone. That's unfair.' 'Certainly, he was one of the guilty men, but he was not the only guilty man. Mistakes were made all around.'

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