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Thousands protest across US major cities defying curfew

Thousands protest across US major cities defying curfew

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

African-American George Floyd's death on May 25 has sparked civil unrest that has since spread nationwide.

Trump visits church that was set on fire by protesters

Trump visits church that was set on fire by protesters

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

St John's church was set ablaze on Sunday night as protesters demanded justice for the killing of Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was pinned to the ground in Minneapolis last week by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath.

Trump threatens to use military to quell violent protests across US

Trump threatens to use military to quell violent protests across US

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

Trump also said all Americans were "rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death" of Floyd, and asserted that justice will be served.

Violent protests engulf US, 40 cities under curfew; 4,000 arrested

Violent protests engulf US, 40 cities under curfew; 4,000 arrested

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

Considered to be the worst ever civil unrest in the US in decades, the violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across America in the days following the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was pinned to the ground in Minneapolis on Monday by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath.

Why Washington Post's coverage of Kashmir is not credible

Why Washington Post's coverage of Kashmir is not credible

Rediff.com3 Oct 2019

'The Post's coverage is not an authentic public discourse guided by unbiased Western intellectuals, but a slanted doomsday propaganda orchestrated by Indians and expatriate Indians,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Pramila Jayapal arrested for protesting against Trump's border policy

Pramila Jayapal arrested for protesting against Trump's border policy

Rediff.com29 Jun 2018

Jayapal and her groups have planned 'a massive round of protests' across the country on Saturday.

The maharaja who gave his people museums

The maharaja who gave his people museums

Rediff.com3 Mar 2017

The collector king Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who lived a century ago, put together a fantastic world of Indian and European art for his subjects.

Three charged after death of sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter

Three charged after death of sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter

Rediff.com17 Oct 2016

Authorities in Kentucky have charged three men, including a father and son, in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter outside a restaurant over the weekend, police said.

US sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter shot dead

US sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter shot dead

Rediff.com16 Oct 2016

US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky.

Armed man outside White House refuses to stop, shot at

Armed man outside White House refuses to stop, shot at

Rediff.com21 May 2016

A White House official said 'no one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House is safe and accounted for'.

Modi to address joint session of US Congress on June 8

Modi to address joint session of US Congress on June 8

Rediff.com28 Apr 2016

Narendra Modi will be the first leader to address a joint session of the United States Congress during US House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan's tenure.

PHOTO: Obama weeps as he unveils gun control measures

PHOTO: Obama weeps as he unveils gun control measures

Rediff.com6 Jan 2016

"Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad," Obama said as tears streamed down his cheeks in the East Room of the White House in the presence of a large number of victims of mass shootings.

The odd, odd world we live in!

The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com10 Nov 2015

These images from across the globe tell that it is a crazy world out there.

3 killed in movie theatre shootout in Louisiana

3 killed in movie theatre shootout in Louisiana

Rediff.com24 Jul 2015

A shootout at the Grand Theater in Lafayette in the American state of Louisiana has claimed the lives of three people, including the gunman, and injured seven.

4 ways to address the net-neutrality issue

4 ways to address the net-neutrality issue

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

A DoT panel has backed net neutrality and made some recommendations to push the cause

PHOTOS: The crazy, odd world we live in!

PHOTOS: The crazy, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com12 Nov 2014

We bring you a collection of some of the odd moments from around the world.

Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi

Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi

Rediff.com21 Sep 2014

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 3-day visit to the US, hundreds of Indian-Americans from across the country have joined hands to give him a rousing welcome in front of the United Nations headquarters and the White House.

Godrej MD reveals how the company beats the blues

Godrej MD reveals how the company beats the blues

Rediff.com25 Aug 2014

Vivek Gambhir revels in his two-city life between the Godrej-owned flagship in Mumbai and his own family in New Delhi.

'We alert people in India to be careful about such books'

'We alert people in India to be careful about such books'

Rediff.com28 Feb 2014

The court case in India against Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus was in a way initiated in Atlanta, Georgia, by a group of Indian-American businessmen including Dhiru Shah, who have been fighting against several controversial books on Hinduism by Western thinkers and professors in recent years.

Professor uses nanotechnology to build affordable water filter

Professor uses nanotechnology to build affordable water filter

Rediff.com7 Jun 2013

Professor T Pradeep talks about the nano material he and his associates have fabricated and how it can be used in an affordable water filter in an interview with Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier.

Safest bet is to bet on yourself: 30-year-old CEO

Safest bet is to bet on yourself: 30-year-old CEO

Rediff.com20 Sep 2012

BucketFeet exists to make to make everyone's story more interesting and create connections, says Raaja Nemani.

PHOTOS: America weeps for Wisconsin gurdwara victims

PHOTOS: America weeps for Wisconsin gurdwara victims

Rediff.com9 Aug 2012

Hundreds of people from various walks of life, Indian-Americans in particular, gathered in cities across the United States to mourn the killing of six Sikh worshippers at a Wisconsin gurdwara, describing the incident as an "ugly and dark day" in the US history.

The success story of an Indian who won the Rhodes scholarship

The success story of an Indian who won the Rhodes scholarship

Rediff.com2 Dec 2011

Mohit Agrawal had previously turned down the final Rhodes interview previously and vied for the Mitchell scholarship, the Irish version of Rhodes because he thought studying in Ireland would be more exciting than being in the United Kingdom on a Rhodes Scholarship. Here's his journey.

Meet the Indian students who BAGGED the Rhodes scholarship

Meet the Indian students who BAGGED the Rhodes scholarship

Rediff.com21 Nov 2011

The new batch of Rhodes scholars includes South Asians. The prestigious international scholarship is awarded to high academic achievers who are also active in sports and community work.

FDI in multi-brand retail on the back burner again

FDI in multi-brand retail on the back burner again

Rediff.com14 Sep 2011

The officials say no "concrete move" has yet been taken to take the matter to the Union cabinet for approval after the recommendation of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on July 22 to allow 51 per cent FDI.

US to force Pak to limit fissile material creation

US to force Pak to limit fissile material creation

Rediff.com5 Aug 2011

The United States and Pakistan are heading towards a confrontation as the Obama administration is preparing to pursue Islamabad to halt the production of nuclear bomb materials by forcing it to sign the Fissile Material Cut off Treaty, a media report said on Friday.

No retail major in rush for India foray

No retail major in rush for India foray

Rediff.com1 Aug 2011

Early signs show firms rather lukewarm on entry; global economic climate, riders to FDI opening may be dampener.

US releases stamp honouring Mother Teresa

US releases stamp honouring Mother Teresa

Rediff.com6 Sep 2010

The US Postal Service issued the stamp during a special ceremony held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Sunday. The 44-cent stamp features a portrait of Mother Teresa, who received a Nobel prize in 1979, painted by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II of Colorado Springs.

India will get access to Headley, Obama assures PM

India will get access to Headley, Obama assures PM

Rediff.com12 Apr 2010

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raised the issue of India getting access to 26/11 plotter David Headley with President Barack Obama, who said the US was fully supportive of the request and working through legal processes for giving it.

Dr Singh meets Obama in Washington, DC

Dr Singh meets Obama in Washington, DC

Rediff.com12 Apr 2010

While the Indian delegation comprised National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar, the US team included Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns

Invisible star attacking Earth? NASA thinks so

Invisible star attacking Earth? NASA thinks so

Rediff.com12 Mar 2010

In what sounds like a chilling script of a Hollywood science fiction, scientists have claimed that an invisible star, five times the size of Jupiter, might be lurking near our solar system, occasionally kicking deadly comets towards the Earth.

I have been wrongly convicted: Vikram Buddhi

I have been wrongly convicted: Vikram Buddhi

Rediff.com11 Dec 2009

An Indiana court is expected to announce the judgment in the case involving Vikram Buddhi, a former PhD student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Friday.

14 Indian-American kids in 'Spelling Bee' semis

14 Indian-American kids in 'Spelling Bee' semis

Rediff.com28 May 2009

As many as 14 of the 41 young spelling wizards -- who made it to the semi final of the Scripps national Spelling Bee champion's trophy -- are Indian Americans, raising expectations that the top prize would yet again be bagged by one of them.

Obama 'saddened' by Lankan humanitarian crisis

Obama 'saddened' by Lankan humanitarian crisis

Rediff.com14 May 2009

It is unprecedented in the history of United States-Sri Lanka relations that a US President goes out on the South Lawn of the White House to make remarks expressing his deep concern over the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka and berates both the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan government for their actions that have led to tens of thousands of innocent civilians being caught up in the cross-fire.

10 Indians in elite US engineering body

10 Indians in elite US engineering body

Rediff.com17 Mar 2009

Ten top South Asian engineering professionals working in North America and India were elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year, which is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Bush meets Indian-American spelling champ

Bush meets Indian-American spelling champ

Rediff.com14 Aug 2008

United States President George W Bush with Sameer Mishra, 14, the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.

What NYC would be without traffic

What NYC would be without traffic

Rediff.com19 Jun 2008

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest scheme to decongest New York is to carve a 10 km path through the centre of Manhattan and turn it a pedestrian zone for select times in a day.

US: Indian-American kid wins national spelling bee

US: Indian-American kid wins national spelling bee

Rediff.com31 May 2008

Sameer Mishra, 13, of West Lafayette, Indiana, won the 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling 'guerdon,' which means something one has earned or gained, a reward.Mishra, an eighth-grader at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, is appearing in the competition for the fourth time.In second place was Siddharth Chand, 12, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who was making his debut and went toe-to-toe with Mishra in the 12th,13th, and 14th rounds.

US casualites in Iraq touch 4,000

US casualites in Iraq touch 4,000

Rediff.com24 Mar 2008

It was yet another psychological blow to US forces in Iraq, as four more soldiers fell prey to extremist fury in southern Iraq on Sunday -- the number of American casualties touching the 4,000 mark.

Shopping abroad a blessing or curse?

Shopping abroad a blessing or curse?

Rediff.com8 Jan 2008

Why does bad shopping happen to good travelers? Lynn Yaegar ponders vacation-induced shopping anxiety.

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