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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.'

Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopian Hurisa creates course record

Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopian Hurisa creates course record

Rediff.com19 Jan 2020

Srinu Bugatha, Sudha Singh win Indian Elite category.

Textile hub Tirupur in trouble as world brands cut down export orders

Textile hub Tirupur in trouble as world brands cut down export orders

Rediff.com5 Jan 2020

MotherCare, the baby and maternity clothes retailer that annually sourced garments worth Rs 100 crore from a single exporter in Tirupur, filed for bankruptcy in the UK and will close all its 79 shops in that country. It was the latest world-famous brand to pull down Tirupur's fortunes.

Boeing 737 Max crisis: Indian IT firms may take a $1-bn hit

Boeing 737 Max crisis: Indian IT firms may take a $1-bn hit

Rediff.com3 Jan 2020

Major IT firms such as Tata Consultancy Services, HCL Technologies, Infosys, Cyient, and L&T Technology Services have direct exposure to Boeing or its suppliers' ecosystem, which comprises engine manufacturers, body suppliers, and avionics providers. These firms provide services like application development, testing, engineering, avionics, and business process management for the Boeing 737 Max programme.

A plan for CDS Rawat to consider

A plan for CDS Rawat to consider

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

As India's international role expands, so must our capabilities, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).

At 67,385, India has most babies on New Year's Day

At 67,385, India has most babies on New Year's Day

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

An estimated 3,92,078 babies were born around the world on New Year's Day, according to UNICEF. Of this, an estimated 67,385 babies were born in India, the most globally. China came in second with 46,299 births.

2019: The year in photos

2019: The year in photos

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

We sorted through countless photographs taken around the world to come up with the top photos of 2019. Together these images tell the story of the year -- capturing moments of hope and heartbreak, triumph and tragedy.

Soccer Extras: City earn record revenue for 2018-19

Soccer Extras: City earn record revenue for 2018-19

Rediff.com20 Nov 2019

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

Superb snaps from Siena International Photo Awards

Superb snaps from Siena International Photo Awards

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

Gazing upon the prize-winning images of the Siena International Photo Awards 2019 is something of a roller coaster experience. The overall winner is a compelling picture of a boy trying to retrieve his ball behind an armed guard in Liberia, taken by British photographer Jonathan Banks. He was up against some extremely talented competition, as our selection shows.

Belihu, Gemechu defend titles at Delhi Half Marathon

Belihu, Gemechu defend titles at Delhi Half Marathon

Rediff.com20 Oct 2019

Defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu produced their personal best to retain the men's and women's titles respectively at the 15th Delhi Half Marathon.

The most stunning scenes from nature

The most stunning scenes from nature

Rediff.com17 Oct 2019

Wheeling round, a look of utter shock on its face, a marmot jumps in fright after a young fox sneaks up behind it. The split-second encounter between prey and predator -- called the Moment -- has won the man who captured it the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He was chosen from a longlist of various category winners, all of whom managed to record the oddities, rivalries and beauty of the natural world. Scroll down for some of the winners.

India scores a measly 102 in Global Hunger Index

India scores a measly 102 in Global Hunger Index

Rediff.com16 Oct 2019

According to the global report, just 9.6 per cent of all children between 6 and 23 months of age are fed a minimum acceptable diet.

Innovative field research in India helped Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win Economics Nobel

Innovative field research in India helped Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win Economics Nobel

Rediff.com14 Oct 2019

This year's Laureates have shown how the problem of global poverty can be tackled by breaking it down into a number of smaller - but more precise - questions at individual or group levels, he Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

All you need to know about Nobel peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed

All you need to know about Nobel peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

He has served in the military and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before becoming the founder and director of the country's Information Network and Security Agency, which is responsible for cyber-security in a country where the government has always exercised tight control over the internet.

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

He was awarded the prize for his efforts to "achieve peace and international cooperation". Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.

PICS: Memorable moments from the World Athletics Championships

PICS: Memorable moments from the World Athletics Championships

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

Rediff.com presents some memorable moments from the September 27 to October 6 meet. Take a look.

Athletics Worlds: USA finish with three more gold on final day

Athletics Worlds: USA finish with three more gold on final day

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

A round-up of results from the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday

PIX: Desisa wins midnight marathon; Hassan bags double

PIX: Desisa wins midnight marathon; Hassan bags double

Rediff.com6 Oct 2019

Images from Saturday's proceedings at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Sable betters Nat. 3,000m steeplechase mark, qualifies for Olympics

Sable betters Nat. 3,000m steeplechase mark, qualifies for Olympics

Rediff.com5 Oct 2019

India's Avinash Sable qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase after shattering his own National record for the second time in three days though he finished 13th in the final at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha, on Friday.

PICS: Muhammad breaks own World mark to win 400m hurdles

PICS: Muhammad breaks own World mark to win 400m hurdles

Rediff.com5 Oct 2019

Images from Friday's proceedings at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha.

Avinash qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final after dramatic appeal

Avinash qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final after dramatic appeal

Rediff.com2 Oct 2019

India's Avinash Sable qualified for the final of the men's 3000m steeplechase under dramatic circumstances after he initially failed to make the cut despite bettering his own national record in an eventful race in the World Championships.

Sports Shorts: Bekele wins Berlin marathon

Sports Shorts: Bekele wins Berlin marathon

Rediff.com29 Sep 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday.

World Athletics: Coleman storms to 100 meters gold

World Athletics: Coleman storms to 100 meters gold

Rediff.com29 Sep 2019

The American won in a season's best time of 9.76 seconds with his compatriot Justin Gatlin second in 9.89 and Canadian Andre de Grasse third in 9.90.

No medals but Dabo wins admiration for sportsmanship

No medals but Dabo wins admiration for sportsmanship

Rediff.com28 Sep 2019

It was an agonising and heartwarming end to the opening heat of the men's 5,000m

When my mother danced for Chou Enlai and the Dalai Lama

When my mother danced for Chou Enlai and the Dalai Lama

Rediff.com26 Jul 2019

No one on that glittery occasion could possibly have imagined that the Chinese were conspiring to invade India, nor could anyone have predicted that the seemingly benign Dalai Lama was plotting to flee Tibet and seek asylum in India. A fascinating excerpt from Sukanya Rahman's must-read Dancing In The Family: The Extraordinary Story Of The First Family Of Indian Classical Dance.

Hassan breaks women's mile World record; Gatlin fastest

Hassan breaks women's mile World record; Gatlin fastest

Rediff.com13 Jul 2019

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women's mile world record on Friday when she clocked four minutes 12.33 seconds in a race dedicated to former American runner Gabe Grunewald, who died from cancer last month at the age of 32.

271 mn Indians came out of poverty between 2006 and 2016

271 mn Indians came out of poverty between 2006 and 2016

Rediff.com12 Jul 2019

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multi-dimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as "assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition," a report by the United Nations said.

Left Behind By Modi

Left Behind By Modi

Rediff.com25 Jun 2019

'The new order cometh, sweeping out the old,' notes Ambassador B S Prakash.

What is Priyanka Chopra doing in Ethiopia?

What is Priyanka Chopra doing in Ethiopia?

Rediff.com27 May 2019

These pictures say more than words ever could.

Sports Shorts: Murray to attempt comeback if his body allows it

Sports Shorts: Murray to attempt comeback if his body allows it

Rediff.com28 Apr 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday

Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Saina in Asia badminton quarter-finals

Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Saina in Asia badminton quarter-finals

Rediff.com25 Apr 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday.

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

Rediff.com18 Apr 2019

Attacks against journalists by supporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party increased in the run-up to general elections in the spring of 2019, the analysis alleged.

Pakistan has history of lying about military setbacks

Pakistan has history of lying about military setbacks

Rediff.com8 Apr 2019

It is most unlikely that the US would take kindly to Indian claims of having shot down an F-16. There is too much commercial interest involved, says Col Anil Athale (retd).

Sports Shorts: Dipa qualifies for final round of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Sports Shorts: Dipa qualifies for final round of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Rediff.com14 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday

Sports Shorts: Azlan Shah a litmus test for youngsters

Sports Shorts: Azlan Shah a litmus test for youngsters

Rediff.com13 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday

DGCA issues additional safety instructions for flying B737 MAX planes

DGCA issues additional safety instructions for flying B737 MAX planes

Rediff.com11 Mar 2019

The watchdog has also asked the airlines to ensure various requirements are complied with by engineering and maintenance personnel with respect to 737 MAX planes.

Govt to take call on Boeing 737 MAX planes after talks with DGCA

Govt to take call on Boeing 737 MAX planes after talks with DGCA

Rediff.com11 Mar 2019

With full-service carrier Jet Airways and budget airline SpiceJet operating 737 MAX planes, the DGCA has decided to seek information about the aircraft from Boeing as well as the two domestic carriers in view of the air crash in Ethiopia.

UN consultant among 4 Indians killed in Ethiopia plane crash

UN consultant among 4 Indians killed in Ethiopia plane crash

Rediff.com11 Mar 2019

Shikha Garg was on her way to attend a United Nations Environment Programme meeting.

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