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SEE: Neeraj Chopra enthrals students from 75 schools

SEE: Neeraj Chopra enthrals students from 75 schools

Rediff.com4 days ago

Neeraj Chopra launches outreach programme, interacts with students from 75 schools

Indian hockey teams to compete in 2022 Commonwealth Games

Indian hockey teams to compete in 2022 Commonwealth Games

Rediff.com4 days ago

India has reversed its decision to pull out its hockey teams from next year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games and will compete in the multi-sport quadrennial event 'if they qualify', a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) official said on Saturday.

Forex reserves down by $2.713 mn to $637.687 bn

Forex reserves down by $2.713 mn to $637.687 bn

Rediff.com5 days ago

The country's foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.71 billion to $637.69 billion in the week to November 26, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended November 19, the reserves had increased by $289 million to $640.40 billion. It touched a lifetime high of $642.45 billion in the week ended September 3, 2021.

The Hero of the Battle of Longewala

The Hero of the Battle of Longewala

Rediff.com5 days ago

Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, the second highest medal for gallantry for leading a small company of men against a massive Pakistani attack.

The Dangerous Ploy of Poll Freebies

The Dangerous Ploy of Poll Freebies

Rediff.com5 days ago

The culture of freebies burdens coming generations with the huge bill for the flagrant abuse of power by preceding governments, points out Virendra Kapoor.

Anju Bobby George is World Athletics' Woman of Year

Anju Bobby George is World Athletics' Woman of Year

Rediff.com6 days ago

World Athletics added that her efforts in advancing the sport in India as well as inspiring more women to follow in her footsteps make her "more than a worthy recipient" of this year's award.

Injury-plagued Saina pulls out of World Championships

Injury-plagued Saina pulls out of World Championships

Rediff.com7 days ago

Former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal will miss the World Championships for the first time in her international career due to multiple injuries that have derailed her season.

India's forex kitty increases by $289 mn to $640.40 bn

India's forex kitty increases by $289 mn to $640.40 bn

Rediff.com26 Nov 2021

India's forex exchange reserves increased by $289 million to $640.401 billion for the week ended November 19, the Reserve Bank said on Friday. The overall reserves had declined by $763 million to $640.11 billion in the previous reporting week. They had touched a life time high of $642.45 billion in the week ended September 3, 2021.

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.

Why Olympic medallist Chanu is giving World Championship a miss

Why Olympic medallist Chanu is giving World Championship a miss

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will miss the World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship slated to take place simultaneously between December 7 to 17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

'We are 50-plus and still working hard'

'We are 50-plus and still working hard'

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

'I have been hearing this for the last four generations, that this is the last generation of superstars.' 'We will not leave it for the younger generation to take it easily.' 'We will not hand it over to them.'

Can Dravid Better Shastri?

Can Dravid Better Shastri?

Rediff.com22 Nov 2021

The tough part about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled, observes Sandeep Goyal.

Forex reserves decline $763 mn to $640.11 bn

Forex reserves decline $763 mn to $640.11 bn

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

The country's foreign exchange reserves declined by $763 million to $640.11 billion in the week ended November 12, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended November 5, the reserves had decreased by $1.14 billion to $640.87 billion. It touched a lifetime high of $642.45 billion in the week ended September 3, 2021.

BWF's Lifetime Achievement Award for Prakash Padukone

BWF's Lifetime Achievement Award for Prakash Padukone

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

India's badminton great Prakash Padukone will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year from the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

'Demonetisation didn't impact even 0.001% of black money'

'Demonetisation didn't impact even 0.001% of black money'

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

'In the total of black wealth, only 1% or less than 1% constitute cash.' 'So, even if cash is completely weaned out, it impacts only 1% of the black wealth.'

PICS: Neeraj, Mithali, Chhetri, Sreejesh get Khel Ratna honour

PICS: Neeraj, Mithali, Chhetri, Sreejesh get Khel Ratna honour

Rediff.com13 Nov 2021

Paralympic gold-winners Avani Lekhara, Sumit Antil, Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Manish Narwal were also given the Khel Ratna at a dazzling awards ceremony on Saturday.

Forex reserves down $1.14 bn to $640.87 bn

Forex reserves down $1.14 bn to $640.87 bn

Rediff.com12 Nov 2021

India's forex reserves decreased by $1.145 billion to $640.874 billion for the week ended on November 5 on a fall in currency and gold assets, the Reserve Bank said on Friday. The overall reserves had increased by $1.919 billion to $642.019 billion for the previous reporting week. Foreign currency assets, a major part of the overall reserves, decreased by $881 million to $577.581 billion for the reporting week, the RBI said in the weekly data.

HC expresses displeasure over targeting of Manika by TTFI

HC expresses displeasure over targeting of Manika by TTFI

Rediff.com12 Nov 2021

The high court had on September 23 stayed the TTFI's rule mandating compulsory attendance at the National Coaching Camp for selection in international events and had asked the Centre to conduct an inquiry into Batra's complaint against the sports body. On Friday, the court was informed by the Centre's counsel Apoorv Kurup that the enquiry report was ready and the judge asked them to file it in a sealed cover before it.

CAD seen hitting $45 bn by Mar as crude soars: Report

CAD seen hitting $45 bn by Mar as crude soars: Report

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

India's widening current account deficit (CAD), driven by the massive spike in commodity prices led by crude oil, is set to put pressure on the fragile recovery, warns a brokerage report that has revised upwards its CAD forecast to $45 billion or 1.4 per cent of GDP by March. According to a report by British brokerage Barclays, the worries arise from the fact that the trade deficit has been jumping continuously since July. From an average monthly trade deficit of $12 billion till June, it has jumped to $16.8 billion in July-October, with September showing the highest-ever trade deficit on record at $22.6 billion, the report said.

Sooryavanshi may be a Blockbuster

Sooryavanshi may be a Blockbuster

Rediff.com6 Nov 2021

The Rohit Shetty cops-and-terrorists action-comedy registered the second highest collections for an Akshay Kumar starrer.

Akash Kumar beaten in World Boxing semis

Akash Kumar beaten in World Boxing semis

Rediff.com4 Nov 2021

Debutant Akash Kumar (54kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the AIBA men's World Boxing Championships after losing to Kazakhstan teenager Makhmud Sabyrkhan in the semi-finals, in Belgrade, on Thursday.

Gold jewellers see best Dhanteras in three years

Gold jewellers see best Dhanteras in three years

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

Dhanteras has cheered up jewellers as it has turned out to be the best in three years, thanks to the lower price of the yellow metal and pent-up demand. In Mumbai's Zaveri bazaar, buyers came in out force and jewellers did not have to depend on freebies to induce sales, even though all of them had announced some offers. In fact, more discounts were announced for diamond and studded jewellery.

How to DEFEAT the NEXT Pandemic

How to DEFEAT the NEXT Pandemic

Rediff.com3 Nov 2021

Illustrious international thinkers met at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2021 and many discussions addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world at large.

Hockey captain Manpreet added to Khel Ratna winners

Hockey captain Manpreet added to Khel Ratna winners

Rediff.com2 Nov 2021

Olympic bronze-winning Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was on Tuesday added to the list of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna awardees, taking the total number of this year's winners to an unparalleled 12.

Dhanteras brings back glitter; gold sales set to touch pre-COVID levels

Dhanteras brings back glitter; gold sales set to touch pre-COVID levels

Rediff.com2 Nov 2021

Regaining the lost sheen, sales of gold jewellery and coins are set to touch pre-COVID levels in volume terms on the auspicious Dhanteras as easing pandemic concerns and pent up demand saw consumers flocking to stores to buy the precious metal. Increased footfall at stores and brisk sales online as well as relatively softer gold prices compared to record Rs 57,000 per 10 grams level in August spurred increased buying, especially light weight offerings, on Tuesday. Dhanteras is considered to be auspicious for buying precious metals and other valuable items.

Swapna committed no act of terror: HC in bail order

Swapna committed no act of terror: HC in bail order

Rediff.com2 Nov 2021

The Kerala high court on Tuesday granted bail to Swapna Suresh in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act case registered by the National Investigation Agency in connection with the sensational gold smuggling through diplomatic channel.

Forex reserves decline by $908 mn to $640.1 bn

Forex reserves decline by $908 mn to $640.1 bn

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

The country's foreign exchange reserves declined by $908 million to $640.1 billion in the week ended October 22, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended October 15, the reserves had increased by $1.492 billion to $641.008 billion. The reserves had touched a lifetime high of $642.453 billion in the week ended September 3, 2021.

Modi, like Mahatma Gandhi, deeply understands Indian society: Rajnath

Modi, like Mahatma Gandhi, deeply understands Indian society: Rajnath

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Speaking at length about the last two decades of Modi's political journey, Singh said, "A true leadership is identified by its intent and integrity and in both cases, Modiji is 24-carat gold. There is not a single stain of corruption on him even after being the head of a government for 20 years."

Forex reserves surge by $58.38 bn in H1

Forex reserves surge by $58.38 bn in H1

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

The country's foreign exchange reserves surged by $58.38 billion in April-September 2021 to $635.36 billion, says an RBI report released on Wednesday. The forex reserves were at $576.98 billion at end-March 2021. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) publishes half-yearly reports on management of foreign exchange reserves.

Neeraj, Lovlina among 11 recommended for Khel Ratna

Neeraj, Lovlina among 11 recommended for Khel Ratna

Rediff.com27 Oct 2021

An unprecedented 11 athletes were selected for the country's highest sporting honour.

Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns

Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns

Rediff.com27 Oct 2021

With 100 days until the start of the Winter Olympics, Beijing is promising a "simple and safe" 2022 Games - although preparations are anything but simple as China readies to host thousands of athletes and personnel as it battles COVID-19 flare-ups.

Mirabai Chanu sets sights on second world championship title

Mirabai Chanu sets sights on second world championship title

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

After the high of the Tokyo Games, India's Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has turned her focus on winning a second world championship title and is ironing out the chinks in her armour ahead of the event.

Boxing World C'ship: Indians off to winning starts

Boxing World C'ship: Indians off to winning starts

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

Earlier, another debutant Rohit Mor (57kg) gave India a winning start by sailing past Ecuador's Jean Caicedo 5-0 in a confident opening-round performance on Tuesday. Next up for him is Bosnia and Herzegovina's Alen Rahimic.

New IPL teams: Goenka gets Lucknow; CVC bags Ahmedabad

New IPL teams: Goenka gets Lucknow; CVC bags Ahmedabad

Rediff.com25 Oct 2021

Kolkata-based business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka's RP-SG Group claimed the Lucknow franchise for a whopping Rs 7090 crore, while international equity investment firm CVC Capital won the bid for Ahmedabad with a Rs 5600 crore offer.

Forex reserves rise by $2.04 bn to $639.52 bn

Forex reserves rise by $2.04 bn to $639.52 bn

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

The country's foreign exchange reserves rose by $2.04 billion to $639.52 billion in the week ended October 8, according to RBI data. In the previous week ended October 1, the reserves had dipped by $1.17 billion to $637.48 billion. The reserves had surged by $8.90 billion to a life time high of $642.45 billion in the week ended September 3.

Rashmi Rocket Review

Rashmi Rocket Review

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

Rashmi Rocket suffers from overcrowding. Through its runtime of nearly two hours, it hints at too many issues without sinking its teeth into any, observes Deepti Patwardhan.

Bold and Blingy! Soha Dazzles

Bold and Blingy! Soha Dazzles

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

The actor-mum walked for Designer Megha Jain Madaan at the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week.

Ashes: England give conditional approval for Aus tour

Ashes: England give conditional approval for Aus tour

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

CA, the ECB and Australian authorities had been negotiating for many months over the touring conditions in a country where international arrivals have to isolate in quarantine hotels for 14 days, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Forex reserves down by $1.17 bn to $637.48 bn

Forex reserves down by $1.17 bn to $637.48 bn

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

The country's foreign exchange reserves dipped by $1.17 billion to stand at $637.48 billion in the week ended October 1, RBI data showed on Friday. In the previous week ended September 24, 2021, the reserves had declined by $997 million to $638.65 billion. The reserves had surged by $8.90 billion to a lifetime high of $642.45 billion in the week ended September 3, 2021.

Neeraj wants to continue with coach Klaus in 2024 Games

Neeraj wants to continue with coach Klaus in 2024 Games

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

Describing his German coach Klaus Bartonietz as the 'best' for him, Olympic gold-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday said he would like to continue their spectacular partnership in the 2024 Paris Games as well.

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