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India sells stability, growth, and dynamism at WEF

India sells stability, growth, and dynamism at WEF

Rediff.com46 minutes ago

The war in Ukraine has made its presence felt at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos. As political and business leaders' debate, they remain fearful of Europe's economic future. There is a sense of gloom among many business leaders as energy shortage and economic recession rear their heads. Global investors are keenly assessing the presence of Indian delegation at Davos.

India joins 11 nations in another US-led China-centric group

India joins 11 nations in another US-led China-centric group

Rediff.com14 hours ago

India on Monday joined a US-led initiative to set up an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to bind partner countries to achieve common goals, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that New Delhi will work with the stakeholders to make it an "inclusive and flexible" structure to pave the way for development, peace and prosperity in the region.

Syringes, drugs found on premises of MCD-run schools

Syringes, drugs found on premises of MCD-run schools

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Some of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run schools are 'horror houses', the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) remarked after it conducted surprise inspection and found them without adequate security and sanitation facilities.

'Growth will definitely be less than 8%'

'Growth will definitely be less than 8%'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'There will be positive growth, but if you ask me whether we are going to have the original growth rate of 8%, the answer will be, no.'

With eye on China, PM's Op-Ed hails India-Japan ties

With eye on China, PM's Op-Ed hails India-Japan ties

Rediff.com1 days ago

Prime Minister Modi, who is in Japan on a two-day visit to attend a summit of the Quad leaders at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, penned an op-ed on the vibrant relations between India and Japan in the Yomiuri Shimbun.

'It really feels good to win a gold medal for my country'

'It really feels good to win a gold medal for my country'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'I was the only Indian boxer in the final and I badly wanted to win gold for my country.' 'When the referee raised my hand and I was declared the winner, I could not stop the tears rolling down.'

'The more India poses a threat to China...'

'The more India poses a threat to China...'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'China would want to take a tougher stance against India forming those strategic partnerships and prevent Quad from becoming a military alliance.'

US-promoted Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China ahead of Quad summit

US-promoted Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China ahead of Quad summit

Rediff.com1 days ago

The US "Indo-Pacific Strategy" is bound to be a failed strategy, Wang said in the comments posted by the Chinese foreign ministry on its website.

Umran, Mohsin, Karthik could get the nod for SA T20Is

Umran, Mohsin, Karthik could get the nod for SA T20Is

Rediff.com2 days ago

Emerging stars like Umran Malik and Mohsin Khan could be rewarded for their superb performances in IPL 2022, while old-horses Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik are likely to return to the Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa next month.

Vedantu lays off 424 employees as it expects a scarcity of capital

Vedantu lays off 424 employees as it expects a scarcity of capital

Rediff.com3 days ago

Edtech unicorn Vedantu has laid off 424 employees, about 7 per cent of its workforce, according to a blog post shared by the Bengaluru-based firm. This comes as the focus in the edtech space has shifted to profitability, according to experts. The lay-off comes days after the company fired 200 contractual and full-time employees, at a time when offline schools and colleges are opening up and learning is evolving into a more nuanced blended delivery model with a mix of online and offline.

'A lot of the time, when we lose things, we gain things too'

'A lot of the time, when we lose things, we gain things too'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Being embarrassed when you mess up is part of the human experience.' 'Getting back up, dusting yourself off and seeing who still wants to hang out with you afterward and laugh about it? That's a gift.'

Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban, likely giving India 'big relief'

Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban, likely giving India 'big relief'

Rediff.com3 days ago

Indonesia, the world's biggest supplier of palm oil, said on Thursday it will lift a ban on exports from Monday, likely helping India and other importers. India annually imports around 13-13.5 million tonne of edible oils, of which around 8-8.5 million tonnes (around 63 per cent) is palm oil. Of this, 8-8.5 million tonnes of palm oil, 45-50 per cent comes from Indonesia and the rest from neighboring Malaysia.

Perarivalan's Release Explained

Perarivalan's Release Explained

Rediff.com4 days ago

The Rajiv Gandhi assassination, investigation and trial were all jinxed in parts, recalls N Sathiya Moorthy.

'I'd have loved to present Pratidwandi at Cannes'

'I'd have loved to present Pratidwandi at Cannes'

Rediff.com4 days ago

'Where Pratidwandi is concerned, there are very few men standing.'

Maruti to invest Rs 18k cr in Sonipat plant

Maruti to invest Rs 18k cr in Sonipat plant

Rediff.com4 days ago

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday said its new manufacturing facility in Haryana, the company's third in the state, would reach peak production capacity of 10 lakh units per annum in the next eight years entailing a total investment of Rs 18,000 crore. The new facility, which would come at a 800-acre site at IMT Kharkhoda in Sonipat district, will entail total investment of Rs 11,000 crore in the first phase with a production capacity of 2.5 lakh units per annum. The first set of vehicles are expected to roll out from the facility in 2025.

SC invokes Article 142, frees Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Perarivalan

SC invokes Article 142, frees Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Perarivalan

Rediff.com5 days ago

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of A G Perarivalan, who has served over 30 years of life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Has India Changed Its Tibet Policy?

Has India Changed Its Tibet Policy?

Rediff.com5 days ago

One priority for Delhi (for the new foreign secretary in particular) is to have an in-depth discussion with Dharamsala as soon as possible, suggests Claude Arpi.

RBI's criticism for 'delayed' rate hike unfair, says D Subbarao

RBI's criticism for 'delayed' rate hike unfair, says D Subbarao

Rediff.com6 days ago

The criticism that the Reserve Bank of India was behind the curve in hiking interest rate to tame rising inflation is unfair, former RBI Governor D Subbarao said on Wednesday and asserted that it is difficult for any central bank to anticipate the future more accurately. Earlier this month, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the central bank's rate-setting panel, surprised the markets with a 40 basis points hike in repo rate in an off-cycle policy meeting. It was also the first rate hike after August 2018, amid spiralling inflation.

'We had surplus wheat stocks till last year, where has it gone?'

'We had surplus wheat stocks till last year, where has it gone?'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'All imaginary figures are pushed by government bureaucrats.' 'They never showed that the production of wheat was less this time.'

Dictators will die, says Zelenskyy at Cannes 2022

Dictators will die, says Zelenskyy at Cannes 2022

Rediff.com6 days ago

Zelenskyy requested that cinema must always be "on the side of freedom".

'We should pay more attention to China'

'We should pay more attention to China'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'Our competitiveness with China is very important.' 'If the exchange rate depreciates, it is good for us because it helps in our competitiveness.'

Naidu urges armed forces to develop Indian military into future force

Naidu urges armed forces to develop Indian military into future force

Rediff.com6 days ago

Historically, India has never been expansionist in its outlook and her approach has always been of peaceful coexistence and one designed to deter the forces of terror and disruption.

Mithali, Jhulan left out of Women's T20 challenge

Mithali, Jhulan left out of Women's T20 challenge

Rediff.com7 days ago

India's star players Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were on Monday named captains of the three teams for the Women's T20 Challenge to be played in Pune from May 23.

ASK ANU: 'He blamed me for losing her'

ASK ANU: 'He blamed me for losing her'

Rediff.com16 May 2022

In this weekly self-help series, mental health and life coach Anu Krishna tells you how to take control of your life.

Anand nominated as part of team to fight FIDE elections

Anand nominated as part of team to fight FIDE elections

Rediff.com13 May 2022

Viswanathan Anand would become the deputy president of the world chess federation (FIDE) if the incumbent Arkady Dvorkovich is re-elected as the president in the elections scheduled during the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai in July-August.

Uber to hire 500 engineers for its India tech centres

Uber to hire 500 engineers for its India tech centres

Rediff.com13 May 2022

Uber Technologies said it is doing a fresh round of recruitment for its India tech centres and is planning to hire 500 more tech employees by December. The app-based mobility and delivery company has a 1,000-member tech team across its centres in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The firm said the hiring plan is a testament to Uber's commitment to India, and its recognition of the engineering talent in the country. Uber hired 250 engineers to its India teams in 2021.

Modi calls for reforming WHO at 2nd global Covid summit

Modi calls for reforming WHO at 2nd global Covid summit

Rediff.com12 May 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for reforming the World Health Organisation and streamlining its approval process for vaccines and therapeutics, and favoured making flexible the WTO's rules relating to trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights.

Why are electric two-wheelers in India catching fire?

Why are electric two-wheelers in India catching fire?

Rediff.com12 May 2022

Nearly a decade ago, the first fully electric vehicle (EV) caught fire on the road in the US. It was a model from Tesla, the world's most admired EV maker. A metal fragment punctured the underbelly of the vehicle, penetrating its battery pack, leading to a fire. Indian lawmakers and automakers have had nine years to study the incident (in fact, three Tesla Model Ss caught fire in two months in 2013) but seem to have learnt little.

'We have a term, 'Pakistanisation' of Ukraine''

'We have a term, 'Pakistanisation' of Ukraine''

Rediff.com12 May 2022

'Transformation of Ukraine into some kind of permanent strategic challenger, which Russia would have to contain and deter, spend a significant part of political and strategic resources on it.'

Ukraine: 'India remained cold-blooded and rational'

Ukraine: 'India remained cold-blooded and rational'

Rediff.com12 May 2022

'As long as we have such partners, Russia cannot be isolated.'

Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024

Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024

Rediff.com12 May 2022

Ramesh Menon, the veteran journalist suggests Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi what he should do if he wants to win 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Mane says he is happy at Liverpool amid transfer talk

Mane says he is happy at Liverpool amid transfer talk

Rediff.com11 May 2022

The 30-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of next season, says he is happy at the club amid transfer talks

'Corporates will have to absorb inflation impact'

'Corporates will have to absorb inflation impact'

Rediff.com11 May 2022

'Top lines will grow, volume growth will be there, but margins might also be impacted.'

Where is Aishwarya Mishra? Dope testers chase sprinter

Where is Aishwarya Mishra? Dope testers chase sprinter

Rediff.com11 May 2022

Maharashtra quarter-miler Aishwarya Mishra is giving a torrid time to authorities as she has "disappeared" after winning a gold in the Federation Cup National Championships, last month.

'Special' Alcaraz a firm favourite for French Open: Djokovic

'Special' Alcaraz a firm favourite for French Open: Djokovic

Rediff.com10 May 2022

Carlos Alcaraz announced himself in Madrid when he played with a sore ankle but still dispatched three top five players -- Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Alexander Zverev -- en route to his second Masters title, just days after his 19th birthday.

Ukraine war hits supply chain of certain ammunition, spares: Army chief

Ukraine war hits supply chain of certain ammunition, spares: Army chief

Rediff.com10 May 2022

Gen Pande said India will have to especially watch out for the stance of its two adversaries in the emerging geopolitical scenario, in an oblique reference to China and Pakistan.

Alcaraz graduates from up-and-comer to French Open threat

Alcaraz graduates from up-and-comer to French Open threat

Rediff.com9 May 2022

'I really look forward to going to Paris, to fight for the Grand Slam, and I am really looking forward to show my great level in a Grand Slam, too.'

NSE's Colo Case: Will CBI Do What Sebi Didn't?

NSE's Colo Case: Will CBI Do What Sebi Didn't?

Rediff.com9 May 2022

It is the biggest issue we have ever faced in the securities market, where a sensitive and systemically important institution and first-line regulator was not only exploited by unscrupulous elements but functioned like a private fief, points out Debashis Basu.

'Genuine pace of Malik will be hard to ignore'

'Genuine pace of Malik will be hard to ignore'

Rediff.com8 May 2022

In a world where fast bowling is a valuable commodity, India are now a shining light, says Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell.

Asiad pushback: 'It's a big, big, blow for me'

Asiad pushback: 'It's a big, big, blow for me'

Rediff.com6 May 2022

For some, the delayed Asian Games means more time to rest and prepare, for others the postponement has "messed up" their planning.

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