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How I&B min plans to celebrate 75 yrs of independence

How I&B min plans to celebrate 75 yrs of independence

Rediff.com22 Aug 2021

The 'Iconic Week' under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' will be a grand celebration by the ministry which will showcase the convergence of the values and glories of the freedom struggle of the past with the aspirations and dreams of a young, new and iconic India.

What has gone wrong in the Northeast?

What has gone wrong in the Northeast?

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

The Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to 'integrate' distinct northeastern states, explains Shekhar Gupta.

NYC's Times Square sees unfurling of biggest Indian tricolour

NYC's Times Square sees unfurling of biggest Indian tricolour

Rediff.com17 Aug 2021

The iconic Times Square in New York City, reverberating with the chants of 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', was on Sunday drenched in hues of saffron, white and green as the biggest Indian tricolour was unfurled at the popular destination to mark the 75th anniversary of India's Independence Day.

Wimbledon PIX: Serena retires; Federer survives while Zverev, Barty through to second round

Wimbledon PIX: Serena retires; Federer survives while Zverev, Barty through to second round

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

Images from Day 2 of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Tuesday.

Why is Gen Rawat rushing with Theatre Commands?

Why is Gen Rawat rushing with Theatre Commands?

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

The tearing hurry to form theatre commands has to be replaced by a balanced and deliberate approach. We need to accept that this process will take time if executed correctly and in the best interests of the Indian armed forces, argues Commodore Venugopal Menon (retd).

Tokyo to move part of torch relay off public roads

Tokyo to move part of torch relay off public roads

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

During the first eight days to July 18, torch-lighting ceremonies will be held without spectators and the relay will not be held on public roads, the metropolitan government said. Relays on the islands, however, will be kept on public roads.

Fabulous at 50: Mickelson defies age to win PGA Championship

Fabulous at 50: Mickelson defies age to win PGA Championship

Rediff.com24 May 2021

Phil Mickelson blocked out the distractions and kept his mind quiet in front of a raucous gallery to win the PGA Championship by two strokes on Sunday and become golf's oldest major winner at the age of 50.

Tennis: Bopanna-Shapovalov knocked out of Madrid Open

Tennis: Bopanna-Shapovalov knocked out of Madrid Open

Rediff.com8 May 2021

Murray to practise with Djokovic in Rome before return from injury.

Tennis: Barty sets up Sabalenka final in Madrid

Tennis: Barty sets up Sabalenka final in Madrid

Rediff.com7 May 2021

Hewitt defers Hall of Fame induction due to travel restrictions

'Disengagement has not resulted in de-escalation'

'Disengagement has not resulted in de-escalation'

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

'The Chinese are only about 160-170 km behind.' 'It will not take much time for them to bring their troops back, considering that they have better infrastructure -- and the weather is now favourable.' 'They can move in much faster as the terrain favours them.'

When Mallya bought Lewis Hamilton's dad's home

When Mallya bought Lewis Hamilton's dad's home

Rediff.com19 Mar 2021

This property has all the hallmarks of being owned and occupied by Vijay Mallya. A fleet of supercars making their way down the drive, hordes of people descending to party all night long and a constant delivery of goods and services.

The best photos from the World Nature Photography Awards

The best photos from the World Nature Photography Awards

Rediff.com12 Mar 2021

The World Nature Photography Awards announced the winners of their 2020 competition, showcasing an array of talented photographers from around the world. The grand prize winner award went to Thomas Vijayan for his image of the endangered Bornean orangutan. Vijayan spent hours up a tree, waiting to see if one of the local orangutans would use it to cross over to a nearby island. Take a look at some of the jaw-dropping images.

ISL: Mumbai City stunned by Jamshedpur

ISL: Mumbai City stunned by Jamshedpur

Rediff.com21 Feb 2021

This result meant a win for ATK Mohun Bagan against Hyderabad FC on Monday would ensure them of the League Winners Shield and a maiden AFC Champions League spot.

Ankita wins Phillip Island doubles for maiden WTA title

Ankita wins Phillip Island doubles for maiden WTA title

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

India's Ankita Raina on Friday won her maiden WTA title as she and her Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles event in the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne.

Heavy Chinese missile deployment in Ladakh: IAF chief

Heavy Chinese missile deployment in Ladakh: IAF chief

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

The IAF chief also said Pakistan has become a pawn of Chinese policy and its dependence on China would increase further in future. He said India needs to understand the interplay of some major events in its vicinity that would impact the security scenario of the region.

Hamilton bats for all lives matter

Hamilton bats for all lives matter

Rediff.com13 Dec 2020

Lewis Hamilton assured activists that he would not let human rights issues go unnoticed.

General Rawat: Hasten slowly with theatre commands

General Rawat: Hasten slowly with theatre commands

Rediff.com5 Dec 2020

Before migrating into the theatre command concept, it would be worthwhile to study the shortfalls experienced by the Tri Services Command in the Andaman and Nicobar islands and make good the deficiencies, suggests Commodore Venugopal Menon (retd).

The Amazing Life of Naomi Osaka

The Amazing Life of Naomi Osaka

Rediff.com24 Nov 2020

She has emerged as one of the most measured, and perhaps most unanticipated, voices to address racial injustice in America.

The US Nexus: India Must be Careful

The US Nexus: India Must be Careful

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

Indians at large harbour a notion that their country is cherrypicking out of the American basket of goodies, but the policymakers in Delhi and the political leadership are well aware that it can only be a pipe dream since a military alliance with a superpower is a profound irrevocable commitment, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

How Modi can thwart Xi

How Modi can thwart Xi

Rediff.com24 Oct 2020

'The world does not care about the tension on our border.' 'India has to emerge as a strong economic power.' 'Respect comes when the world sees a country with a direction and leadership that has a vision,' points out Ramesh Menon.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners revealed

Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners revealed

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

Have a look at these photos taken from the incredible world we live in. These are the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2020.

Bennett gets first Tour de France stage win

Bennett gets first Tour de France stage win

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

'I just want to thank the whole team ... everybody it took to get to here.'

Shorts: Sakhir F1 GP to have alternate layout

Shorts: Sakhir F1 GP to have alternate layout

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

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

Rajapaksa registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka polls

Rajapaksa registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka polls

Rediff.com7 Aug 2020

The SLPP, led by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has won in 145 constituencies, bagging a total of 150 seats with its allies, a two-thirds majority in the 225-member Parliament, according to the results announced by the election commission.

Is this the perfect time to travel?

Is this the perfect time to travel?

Rediff.com30 Jul 2020

Get the whole place to yourself :)

British and Australian MotoGP races cancelled

British and Australian MotoGP races cancelled

Rediff.com29 May 2020

The British Grand Prix was scheduled for Silverstone on Aug. 30 while the Australian round had been due at Phillip Island on Oct. 25.

Singapore F1 promoters say closed-doors race is not feasible

Singapore F1 promoters say closed-doors race is not feasible

Rediff.com16 May 2020

Singapore Grand Prix promoters have ruled out holding their Formula One race without spectators, casting further uncertainty over the likelihood of the September event going ahead. Formula One plans to start its stalled season in July with races behind closed doors in Austria and Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to COVID-19

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to COVID-19

Rediff.com15 May 2020

ATP events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbuhel will not go ahead as scheduled.

COVID-19: How Britain's Silverstone circuit could help F1

COVID-19: How Britain's Silverstone circuit could help F1

Rediff.com2 May 2020

Silverstone managing director, Stuart Pringle made clear that everything had to be done so as not to put stress on policing or divert medical resources away from the fight against the coronavirus.

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.

F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

Rediff.com12 Feb 2020

The race was originally set to be held in Shanghai on April 19, but the governing body FIA and Formula One said in a statement that they had jointly decided to postpone it.

'I almost died,' says Osaka after paddleboard mishap

'I almost died,' says Osaka after paddleboard mishap

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Naomi Osaka said they had been on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands when the incident happened.

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2019

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2019

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

Famous sports personalities who wed in 2019.

Mumbai's Art Deco marvels

Mumbai's Art Deco marvels

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

'Art Deco was the last of the truly international styles.'

Ayodhya: Beyond the Supreme Court verdict

Ayodhya: Beyond the Supreme Court verdict

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

Nothing would please our adversaries if the court verdict sees triumphalism on the part of the majority and sullen anger of the minority, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Nadal weds longtime girlfriend Perello

Nadal weds longtime girlfriend Perello

Rediff.com20 Oct 2019

The 33-year-old 19-time Grand Slam champion, who met his wife through his younger sister Maribel, a childhood friend of Perello, tied the knot with the 31-year-old at a castle in the island of Mallorca.

Typhoon Hagibis: Saturday's F1 qualifying session called off

Typhoon Hagibis: Saturday's F1 qualifying session called off

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

Formula One team bosses backed the decision of Japanese Grand Prix organisers to cancel all of Saturday's practice and qualifying sessions as the sport hunkered down to ride out Typhoon Hagibis.

5 Indian forts that are perfect for your dream wedding

5 Indian forts that are perfect for your dream wedding

Rediff.com25 Sep 2019

These forts are what fairy tales are made of.

Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc, destruction in Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc, destruction in Bahamas

Rediff.com5 Sep 2019

The northern Bahamas were bashed by a hurricane of dreadful power, as severe flooding and winds reaching 180 miles per hour led to the deaths of 20 people. The killer storm -- the strongest to ever to make landfall in the country -- wiped out many homes, and in some cases, entire neighbourhoods were mashed into rubble. Here's a glimpse of the destruction that the Category 5 storm has brought.

Murray returns, claims first singles win since hip surgery

Murray returns, claims first singles win since hip surgery

Rediff.com27 Aug 2019

Murray claimed his first singles victory since returning from hip surgery with a 6-0, 6-1 drubbing of French novice Imran Sibille

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