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Indonesia Open: Sindhu loses to Ratchanok in semis

Indonesia Open: Sindhu loses to Ratchanok in semis

Rediff.com17 hours ago

P V Sindhu's campaign at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament came to an end after she went down to former World champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in a hard-fought women's singles semi-final, in Bali, on Saturday.

What the Prince of Peace told the Envoy

What the Prince of Peace told the Envoy

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Ambassador Federico Salas sits alongside a model of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to the Khadi India Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair 2021 in New Delhi, November 25, 2021.

Indonesia Open: Sindhu rallies past Yujin, enters semis

Indonesia Open: Sindhu rallies past Yujin, enters semis

Rediff.com1 days ago

India's P V Sindhu rallied splendidly after losing the first game to beat South Korea's Sim Yujin and enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open on Friday. The two-time Olympic medallist needed 66 minutes for a 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 victory.

Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarters

Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarters

Rediff.com2 days ago

PV Sindhu outclassed Germany's Yvonne Li to cruise into the women's singles quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Thursday.

Govt nod to commercial export of Covishield, Covaxin

Govt nod to commercial export of Covishield, Covaxin

Rediff.com2 days ago

The quantity of Covid vaccines to be exported will be decided by the government every month to ensure there is no dearth of domestic availability.

Indonesia Open: Sindhu extended by Japan's Ohori

Indonesia Open: Sindhu extended by Japan's Ohori

Rediff.com3 days ago

India's double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu showed great determination to outwit Japan's Aya Ohori in the women's singles opening round, while B Sai Praneeth and Kidmabi Srikanth also advanced to the men's singles second round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event, in Bali, on Wednesday.

Japan's Momota wins first title since car crash

Japan's Momota wins first title since car crash

Rediff.com5 days ago

The World No 1 ended his long wait for a title with a 21-17, 21-11 win over Antonsen on Sunday.

Sindhu, Srikanth knocked out of Indonesia Masters in semis

Sindhu, Srikanth knocked out of Indonesia Masters in semis

Rediff.com7 days ago

Sindhu, seeded third, was not at her usual best and trailed her Japanese opponent from the start in both the games.

Sindhu, Srikanth romp into Indonesia Masters semis

Sindhu, Srikanth romp into Indonesia Masters semis

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

India's two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu romped into the women's singles semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament with an easy victory over Turkey's Neslihan Yigit, in Bali, on Friday.

Indonesia Masters: Prannoy stuns Olympic champion Axelsen

Indonesia Masters: Prannoy stuns Olympic champion Axelsen

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

HS Prannoy becomes the first player to beat Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen in full a match since March.

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).

Indonesia Masters: Srikanth, Dhruv-Sikki advance to Round 2

Indonesia Masters: Srikanth, Dhruv-Sikki advance to Round 2

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

However, it was curtains for former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap after he went down 10-21 19-21 to Denmark's Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus.

Sindhu, Lakshya enter second round of Indonesia Masters

Sindhu, Lakshya enter second round of Indonesia Masters

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

P V Sindhu eased into the second round with a straight-game win after fellow Indian Lakshya Sen showed his mettle with a stunning victory over world No. 10 Japanese Kanta Tsuneyama on the opening day of Indonesia Masters Super 750 in Bali on Tuesday.

HC raps Delhi police for charging people who sheltered Jamaat attendees

HC raps Delhi police for charging people who sheltered Jamaat attendees

Rediff.com12 Nov 2021

The Delhi high court on Friday questioned the Delhi police what offence was committed by certain Indian nationals when they housed foreigners, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation last year, during a nationwide lockdown, saying the government notification did not impose any bar on persons residing at any particular place.

Pramod Bhagat nominated for Para Badminton Player of Year

Pramod Bhagat nominated for Para Badminton Player of Year

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

India's Tokyo Paralympics gold winner Pramod Bhagat was on Thursday named among six shuttlers for the Male Para Badminton Player of the Year by the sport's world body but none of his compatriots featured in the able-bodied awards' categories.

Sumitra Mahajan, SPB, Tarun Gogoi among 118 given Padma awards

Sumitra Mahajan, SPB, Tarun Gogoi among 118 given Padma awards

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

Veteran doctor and educationist from Karnataka Belle Monappa Hegde and archaeology legend B B Lal were also given the Padma Vibhushan awards.

PIX: President Kovind confers Padma awards on 73

PIX: President Kovind confers Padma awards on 73

Rediff.com8 Nov 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma awards to 73 individuals, some posthumously, at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday.

Retail edible oil prices drop by Rs 5-20/kg

Retail edible oil prices drop by Rs 5-20/kg

Rediff.com5 Nov 2021

Edible oil prices in the major retail markets across the country have declined by Rs 5-20 per kg after various measures, including an import duty cut, by the government, Food Secretary Sudhansu Pandey said on Friday. The official said that branded oil makers have also revised the rates for new stock. Domestic edible oil prices have soared in tandem with the global prices which shot up due to reduced availability of edible oils for food use following diversion for biofuel in Indonesia, Brazil and other countries.

The REAL Story Of The 1 Billion Vaccines

The REAL Story Of The 1 Billion Vaccines

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

We should be relieved that we got the doses but we must also know where they came from and who was and who was not responsible for this achievement, notes Aakar Patel.

G20 leaders vow to vaccinate 70% world population by mid-2022

G20 leaders vow to vaccinate 70% world population by mid-2022

Rediff.com31 Oct 2021

In the Rome Declaration, the G20 leaders thanked healthcare and frontline workers, international organisations and scientists for their relentless efforts to cope with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

FPIs turn net sellers in Oct; pull out Rs 12,278 crore

FPIs turn net sellers in Oct; pull out Rs 12,278 crore

Rediff.com31 Oct 2021

After two months of buying, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have turned net sellers in October by pulling out Rs 12,278 crore from Indian markets. As per depositories data, FPIs took out Rs 13,550 crore from equities but invested Rs 1,272 crore in the debt segment during October 1-29. The total net outflow stood at Rs 12,278 crore during the period under review.

Morgan Stanley joins India downgrade chorus

Morgan Stanley joins India downgrade chorus

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Morgan Stanley on Thursday became the latest brokerage to question the valuations of Indian equities and downgraded them from 'overweight' (OW) to 'equalweight' (EW) and recommended taking some money off the table. "We move tactically EW on India equities after strong relative gains - we expect a structural multi-year earnings recovery, but at 24 times forward price-to-earnings (P/E) we look for some consolidation ahead of US Fed tapering, an RBI hike in February and higher energy costs," Morgan Stanley equity strategists, led by Daniel Blake and Jonathan Garner, said in a note on Asia Pacific markets. The brokerage has upgraded Indonesia to OW, while maintaining an EW stance on China and UW on Taiwan.

Lakshya Sen romps into third round of French Open

Lakshya Sen romps into third round of French Open

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

While Sen needed just 40 minutes to advance Sameer Verma retired hurt against Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito at the end of the second game when the scoreline reading 16-21, 21-12 in another men's singles match.

French Open: Sindhu, Lakshya win; Saina retires

French Open: Sindhu, Lakshya win; Saina retires

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

P V Sindhu and Lakshya Sen sailed into the second round but it was curtains for Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on a mixed day for India at the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament in Paris on Wednesday.

SQUID GAME Takes Over The World

SQUID GAME Takes Over The World

Rediff.com27 Oct 2021

Ever since the children's game turned into a Web series on Netflix, it has become a worldwide craze.

Climate change not a problem of future but of past too, says Amitav Ghosh

Climate change not a problem of future but of past too, says Amitav Ghosh

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

As the world grapples with extreme weather events and climate change becomes the buzzword of contemporary times, author Amitav Ghosh says the crisis has been in the making since the 17th century and it is imperative to take into account history before beginning to tackle the issue.

18 states to impose stock limits on edible oils ahead of Diwali

18 states to impose stock limits on edible oils ahead of Diwali

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

In order to check the abnormal surge in edible oil prices during Diwali festivities, as many as 18 states are in the process of imposing stock holding limits on oilseeds and edible oils after being empowered by the Centre for doing so. Of the 18 states that are in the process of imposing stock limit on my edible oils apart from UP, include Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Kerala, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Of the 18, Uttar Pradesh, has already imposed stock limits on edible oils, the Centre was informed with as many as 23 states to discuss ways and means to ensure further easing of edible oil prices.

'Humans have never learned from history'

'Humans have never learned from history'

Rediff.com21 Oct 2021

'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.'

India saw 18% drop in new Covid cases, 13% fall in deaths from Oct 11-17

India saw 18% drop in new Covid cases, 13% fall in deaths from Oct 11-17

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

India reported an 18 per cent decrease in the new COVID-19 cases along with a 13 per cent decline in the number of deaths during the week of October 11 to 17, the World Health Organisation has said, highlighting that all the regions globally, except the European region, reported a fall in new weekly cases of the deadly virus.

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Aseem Chhabra lists his favourite films from the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

'The power crisis will not last long'

'The power crisis will not last long'

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

'This is a crisis which did not happen overnight. It was happening slowly.' 'Now we are mining very fast and this crisis won't last long.'

First time in 11 years, India in Thomas Cup quarters

First time in 11 years, India in Thomas Cup quarters

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

India will take on traditional powerhouse China in the final match on Wednesday.

Who will win the Super App race in India?

Who will win the Super App race in India?

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

Unlike the race to buy airwaves by telecom companies, airports by infrastructure companies and city gas networks by energy companies, the race to develop super apps by consumer-facing companies in India has not brushed up against any regulatory issues. Officials at the ministry of electronics and information technology and at other regulators are happy they do not have to meddle in who among the Tata group, Reliance Industries Ltd, Flipkart or Paytm will manage to build an app that sweeps in customers. Unlike separate apps a customer uses on her mobile to order groceries, buy food or airline tickets or just make payments, a super app can perform all these functions.

Study finds high Covid rate in 0-19 age group in India

Study finds high Covid rate in 0-19 age group in India

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

'Using viral genomic sequences from 9,500 COVID-19 patients, the study found an increased number of infections among younger age groups (0-19 years) and women, a lower mean age for infection and symptomatic illness/hospitalisation, higher mortality and more frequent incidences of post-vaccination infections with Delta variant compared to the non-VOC (B.1) variant,' the WHO update said.

Byju's is raising $300 mn, valuation may touch $18 bn

Byju's is raising $300 mn, valuation may touch $18 bn

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Byju's is raising about Rs 2,200 crore ($300 million) as part of a larger round of new investment as the world's most valuable edtech company focuses on expanding its business in global markets and explores to do more acquisitions. According to industry sources, the new funding may value Bengaluru-based Byju's at $18 billion, up from a valuation of $16.5 billion in June this year. In June, Byju's became India's most valuable unicorn with a valuation of $16.5 billion, surpassing fintech company Paytm's $16 billion valuation.

What Did Modi's Washington Visit Achieve?

What Did Modi's Washington Visit Achieve?

Rediff.com25 Sep 2021

The only thing that may salvage Narendra Modi's trip to the US is his meetings with CEOs, such as those of Blackstone, First Solar, Qualcomm, Adobe, and General Atomics, asserts Rajeev Srinivasan.

What's Making Priyanka Laugh?

What's Making Priyanka Laugh?

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Katrina is having breakfast... Rakul is in London... Sobhita is in Indonesia...

India's JOBS CRISIS

India's JOBS CRISIS

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

India's work participation rate is lower than Pakistan and Bangladesh. Are Indians lazy? No, there are no jobs, asserts Aakar Patel.

How will AUKUS pact impact India?

How will AUKUS pact impact India?

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

The agreement would divert China's attention and keep them busy in the Pacific theatre, probably resulting in a reduction in threat perception in our area of interest in the Indian Ocean, notes Commodore Venugopal Menon (retd).

India slams talk about Quad's 'limited agenda'

India slams talk about Quad's 'limited agenda'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Remarks from Indian External Affairs are significant as it comes after China slammed Quad and said the formation of "exclusive cliques" targeting other countries runs counter to the trend of the times and is "doomed to fail".

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