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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

Sports Shorts: Ivanisevic headlines Hall of Fame nominations

Sports Shorts: Ivanisevic headlines Hall of Fame nominations

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday

Winners of the 2019 Drone Awards

Winners of the 2019 Drone Awards

Rediff.com9 Aug 2019

The sky is literally the limit for the Drone Awards competition that has unveiled the stunning winning photos for 2019. From cross-country skiers that look like fish, voted Photo Of The Year, to human giants, this year's aerial art winning submissions demonstrate the diversity and artistry of the craft. The winning images will have their public display at the "Sky's the Limit" exhibition which will be held in Siena throughout November 2019, during the "Siena Awards" Photo Festival.

When iPhone photos become works of art

When iPhone photos become works of art

Rediff.com31 Jul 2019

In the hands of skilled photographers, smartphones are capable of producing works of art - as these stunning images show. Now in its twelfth year, the iPhone Photography Awards competition aims to find the best photographs taken using just an iPhone. Every year since it was founded in 2007, the IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 140 countries around the world. This year's grand prize went to Gabriella Cigliano for a mesmerising image shot on an iPhone X of two young girls in Tanzania. Scroll down to take a look at the stunning photos that made the cut.

Audubon photography awards show breathtaking beauty of birds

Audubon photography awards show breathtaking beauty of birds

Rediff.com31 Jul 2019

It's another year of beautiful birds for the Audubon Photography awards. The Grand Prize went to Kathrin Swoboda for her photo of a Red-winged Blackbird. The National Audubon Society is an American non-profit environmental organisation dedicated to conservation. It protects birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. See all of the winners below, and if you are still craving more avian photography.

Tennis: Dimitrov, Philippoussis mentor McNamara dies

Tennis: Dimitrov, Philippoussis mentor McNamara dies

Rediff.com22 Jul 2019

Melbourne man McNamara won five singles titles and 19 in doubles and teamed up with compatriot Paul McNamee to win the Australian Open doubles in 1979 and Wimbledon twice in 1980 and 1982.

Can Xi help resolve Trump-Kim dispute?

Can Xi help resolve Trump-Kim dispute?

Rediff.com25 Jun 2019

Ahead of the G-20 summit in Osaka this week, Xi has reasserted China's role as a global player, points out Dr Rajaram Panda.

Spectacular Shortlist for Best Astronomy Photos of the Year

Spectacular Shortlist for Best Astronomy Photos of the Year

Rediff.com18 Jun 2019

The spectacular Milky Way over the picturesque Bavarian mountain, Herzogstand, the remarkable Horsehead Nebula and the Flame Nebula, a vast cloud of gas and dust where new stars are being born; the Royal Observatory's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 has once more received thousands of outstanding images. The competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, sponsored by Insight Investment and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine, is now in its eleventh year and has broken the record number of entries once more, receiving over 4,600 entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers, taken from 90 countries across the globe. The winners will be announced on September 12, and an exhibition of the winning images from the past years of the contest will be on show at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from September 13.

Sharapova inspired by 'ultimate fighter' Nadal

Sharapova inspired by 'ultimate fighter' Nadal

Rediff.com16 Jun 2019

'The sport is so physical, especially the way he plays, but brings an optimistic perspective on his work that he can come back and be a champion. He is extremely motivated'

Sports Shorts: Anand out of contention in Norway

Sports Shorts: Anand out of contention in Norway

Rediff.com14 Jun 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday

Amazing winners of 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

Amazing winners of 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

Rediff.com14 Jun 2019

A snowy fishing village in Greenland, a vulture soaring through the sky in Spain, and a trio of actors gearing up for an opera performance in China all make up the award winners in the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year awards. Chosen from thousands of entries, the winning snap is called Winter in Greenland and was taken by Weimin Chu. It depicts the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland. Chu will receive $7,500 (Rs 5.21 lakh) and a post on National Geographic Travel's Instagram account, @natgeotravel. Here we present the winners in each of the three categories.

Canada GP: Hamilton equals Schumi with bitter-sweet win

Canada GP: Hamilton equals Schumi with bitter-sweet win

Rediff.com10 Jun 2019

'It's been ultimately a really great race between two different teams and it ends with a bit of a ... negative. It does kind of feel like a deflated win'

Vettel puts Ferrari on pole at Canadian Grand Prix

Vettel puts Ferrari on pole at Canadian Grand Prix

Rediff.com9 Jun 2019

Vettel, who won from pole position last year in Canada to revive Ferrari's title hopes, will be hoping for the same on Sunday with world championship leader Hamilton, chasing a record equalling seventh win in Montreal, starting alongside him.

Why Modi is visiting Maldives, Sri Lanka

Why Modi is visiting Maldives, Sri Lanka

Rediff.com8 Jun 2019

'Modi's first foreign trip at the very outset of his second term as PM reinforces a growing impression that this regional tour underscores a shift in emphasis in India's foreign policy that was traditionally focused on the northern tier of countries to the Indian Ocean rim,' explains Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Incredible winners of BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Incredible winners of BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

Winners from the Big Picture photography competition

Imran telephones Modi; both talk about peace in region

Imran telephones Modi; both talk about peace in region

Rediff.com26 May 2019

"The Prime Minister thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan for his telephone call and greetings," MEA said.

0 in 14 states; 1 seat each in 9: Congress-mukt Bharat

0 in 14 states; 1 seat each in 9: Congress-mukt Bharat

Rediff.com24 May 2019

Apart from Kerala, in no state did the Grand Old Party scored in double digits.

'It was like a movie, there was blood everywhere'

'It was like a movie, there was blood everywhere'

Rediff.com28 Apr 2019

A Dubai-based Indian couple had a narrow escape in the Sri Lanka blasts.

SL defence secy quits; PM says more attacks possible

SL defence secy quits; PM says more attacks possible

Rediff.com25 Apr 2019

Authorities also released photographs of six suspects, including three women, wanted for their involvement in the attacks and sought information regarding them from the public.

Sri Lankan Prez sacks top officials; admits to lapses

Sri Lankan Prez sacks top officials; admits to lapses

Rediff.com24 Apr 2019

Several people succumbed to their injuries sustained in the blasts, taking the death toll to 359.

8 Indians among 290 killed in Easter blasts in Lanka

8 Indians among 290 killed in Easter blasts in Lanka

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

-- Seven suicide bombers believed to be members of an Islamist extremist group carried out the series of explosions. -- Police have so far arrested 24 people - mostly members of an Islamist extremist group - in connection with the blasts

87 bomb detonators found at bus station in Colombo

87 bomb detonators found at bus station in Colombo

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

The blasts -- one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history -- targeted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa around 8.45 am (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress.

7 suicide bombers carried out Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

7 suicide bombers carried out Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

The National Tawheed Jamath is suspected of plotting the deadly Easter blasts.

215 killed as blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter

215 killed as blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter

Rediff.com21 Apr 2019

Seven persons had been arrested in connection with the blasts.

National Geographic's Travel Photo contest's most spectacular entries

National Geographic's Travel Photo contest's most spectacular entries

Rediff.com18 Apr 2019

Jaw-dropping entries for the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest keep on coming. Here are 10 more that have impressed the judges -- and it's clear they've got their work cut out. The grand prize winner will win $7,500 (Rs 5.2 lakh) and will be featured on the @natgeotravel Instagram account which boasts 30 million followers.

Jaw-dropping pictures from National Geographic's travel photo contest

Jaw-dropping pictures from National Geographic's travel photo contest

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

National Geographic has revealed the first batch of entries in its 'Travel Photo' contest -- and the bar has been set very high. Think extraordinary landscapes, inquisitive wildlife, sneak peeks into people's lives around the world, and jaw-dropping natural phenomenons; all captured in a whole host of creative ways. These exquisite images are battling it out for the possible grand prize of $7,500 (Rs 5.17 lakh). The winning image will also be featured on National Geographic's official Instagram account. Details of entry into the competition can be found on the contest homepage, and National Geographic are accepting entries until May 3. Here are some early highlights from the entries National Geographic received so far.

Beautiful images from the Smithsonian's photo contest

Beautiful images from the Smithsonian's photo contest

Rediff.com14 Mar 2019

From the ruins of a Syrian city to shamans, these are just some of the 60 breathtaking images selected as finalists in Smithsonian Magazine's 16th Annual Photo Contest. The magazine received a whopping 48,000 submissions from photographers in 155 countries between March 27 to November 30 2018. The annual contest has gifted us breathtaking pictures from six different categories: Travel, Altered Images, Mobile, Natural World, People, and The American Experience. March 27 is the day when Smithsonian will announce the winner of the Grand Prize. Till then, enjoy some of the amazing work done by the photographers.

World Press Photo 2019: The nominees

World Press Photo 2019: The nominees

Rediff.com22 Feb 2019

After going through more than 78,000 photographs from over 4,700 photographers, the expert judges of the World Press Photo contest have announced the finalists of the 2019 competition. The panelists have selected 43 photographers from 23 countries to represent the best in photojournalism.

Ayodhya and the denial of India's ancient past

Ayodhya and the denial of India's ancient past

Rediff.com9 Feb 2019

By clinging to the past misdeeds of some Islamic rulers, present day Muslims are making reconciliation of communities an impossibility, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

The girl Rafa will marry

The girl Rafa will marry

Rediff.com1 Feb 2019

Xisca is a supremely private person, so much so that she is not on social media. She does not discuss her relationship with her family either.

Mahagathbandhan a result of govt's efforts against corruption: Modi

Mahagathbandhan a result of govt's efforts against corruption: Modi

Rediff.com27 Jan 2019

The union government was taking effective steps to rid the country of corruption and nepotism, he said.

Play suspended at Australian Open on hottest day in decade

Play suspended at Australian Open on hottest day in decade

Rediff.com25 Jan 2019

Fire-fighters went on alert as the mercury crept towards an expected maximum of 44 degrees Celsius (111 F), the highest since Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 that killed about 180 people in the southeastern state of Victoria.

We're not intimidated by Italy: Bhupathi

We're not intimidated by Italy: Bhupathi

Rediff.com23 Jan 2019

Keeping in mind Italians' weakness on grass, India have opted for grass courts in South Club here for the February 1-2 fixtures which will be played in new format with the winners making a cut to the 18-nation finals in Madrid next year.

'Mahagathbandhan is of greed and lust, has 9 potential PM candidates'

'Mahagathbandhan is of greed and lust, has 9 potential PM candidates'

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

BJP president Amit Shah, while kickstarting 'Ganatanatra Bachao Yatra' in Bengal, vowed to overthrow the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state.

Abhilash Tomy eager to go back to sea

Abhilash Tomy eager to go back to sea

Rediff.com17 Jan 2019

The naval officer had circumnavigated the globe in 2012-13, and was a special invitee at the race, which commemorates 50 years of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race 1968-69.

Sports Shorts: World No 1 Halep to begin new season without coach

Sports Shorts: World No 1 Halep to begin new season without coach

Rediff.com7 Jan 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday

'It is unethical to retrieve John Allen Chau's body'

'It is unethical to retrieve John Allen Chau's body'

Rediff.com30 Nov 2018

'Today we can't confirm whether Chau is dead or not.' 'What is the guarantee that the Sentinelese killed him?'

PIX: Maria Sharapova and her rich friends

PIX: Maria Sharapova and her rich friends

Rediff.com27 Nov 2018

Sharapova is not just one of the world's top tennis players but a brilliant business woman.

Sports Shorts: Boxer Vijender set for US debut next year

Sports Shorts: Boxer Vijender set for US debut next year

Rediff.com20 Nov 2018

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday

F3 driver Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash

F3 driver Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash

Rediff.com19 Nov 2018

FIA promises probe into Macau aerial crash

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