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Omicron variant in 'fluid motion', says US expert Dr Fauci

Omicron variant in 'fluid motion', says US expert Dr Fauci

Rediff.com7 days ago

America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said that the new COVID-19 Omicron variant is in 'fluid motion' in South Africa and the US scientists are in 'very active' communication with their colleagues in that country to test the strain, get facts and find out whether or not it evades the antibodies.

Sitharaman meets FMs of UK, Singapore, Canada

Sitharaman meets FMs of UK, Singapore, Canada

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Friday met her counterparts in Singapore and Canada and discussed various issues, including economy, health and opportunities for collaboration. Sitharaman met UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Singapore Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Canada's Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on the sidelines of the G-20 Joint Finance and Health Ministers' meeting. "Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman had an engaging discussion with @cafreeland Dy. Prime Minister & Finance Minister of Canada on the sidelines of #G20 Finance & Health Ministers Meeting in #Rome. The Ministers discussed various issues, including economic and health cooperation," a Finance Ministry tweet said.

Reports of coal crisis baseless: Sitharaman

Reports of coal crisis baseless: Sitharaman

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Amid reports of the ongoing coal shortage in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed that there is no shortage and termed these as "absolutely baseless", saying India is a power surplus country. Sitharaman said that Power Minister R K Singh went on record just two days ago when he said absolutely baseless information is floating around that there is probably shortage of coal, shortage of other inventories which will lead to a sudden gap in the supply demand situation in the energy consumption. "Absolute baseless! There is no shortage of anything. In fact, if I recall the minister's statement, every power producing installation has the next four days' stock absolutely available within their own premises and the supply chain has not broken at all," Sitharaman said at Harvard Kennedy School on Tuesday.

India looks at close to double digit growth this year: Sitharaman

India looks at close to double digit growth this year: Sitharaman

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

India is looking at near close to double-digit growth this year and the country will be one of the fastest-growing economies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. The minister also emphasised that she expects the economic growth next year to be in the range of 7.5-8.5 per cent, which will be sustained for the next decade.

Archer, Stokes out of England's squad for Ashes

Archer, Stokes out of England's squad for Ashes

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

England on Sunday named their strongest available squad for the Ashes tour to Australia as all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran missed out but seamer Stuart Broad was included despite the calf injury he picked up in the Test series against India.

Delhi courtroom shootout: 2 gangsters arrested

Delhi courtroom shootout: 2 gangsters arrested

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

A few days ago, the Crime Branch had taken jailed gangster Tillu Tajpuriya -- one of the prime conspirators -- in its custody to grill him about Gogi's killing.

Kate Winslet gives YOU something to talk about

Kate Winslet gives YOU something to talk about

Rediff.com20 Sep 2021

Kate Winslet won her second Emmy for playing the role of Detective Mare Sheehan in Mare Of Easttown.

Amarinder Singh: The man who revived Cong in Punjab

Amarinder Singh: The man who revived Cong in Punjab

Rediff.com18 Sep 2021

The 79-year-old widely respected and popular leader steered the Congress in 2017 to a landslide victory in the 117-member assembly to occupy the chief minister's post for the second time.

'I feel sick the day I am not painting'

'I feel sick the day I am not painting'

Rediff.com11 Sep 2021

'That secularism in India is at risk is alarming for someone like me. I'm born secular,' Anjolie Ela Menon, the well-known painter, tells Pavan Lall.

Focus on Rahane, Bumrah as India eye history at Old Trafford

Focus on Rahane, Bumrah as India eye history at Old Trafford

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

Jasprit Bumrah will have to squeeze every ounce of energy from his already overworked body, while Ajinkya Rahane will hope to get one final chance to save his international career when India take on England in the fifth and final Test, chasing a historic series win, in Manchester on Friday.

Buttler, Leach added to England squad for final India Test

Buttler, Leach added to England squad for final India Test

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

England have added wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and spinner Jack Leach to their squad for the fifth Test against India at Old Trafford, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.

Do Audiences Like HORROR COMEDIES?

Do Audiences Like HORROR COMEDIES?

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

Joginder Tuteja looks at the forthcoming films, and also looks back at how successful this genre has been in the past.

Rahane's form on test as India eye comeback at The Oval

Rahane's form on test as India eye comeback at The Oval

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

In all likelihood, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane would get another chance but over the past two years, his inconsistency has hurt this team badly.

3rd Test: Confident India chart unknown territory at Headingley

3rd Test: Confident India chart unknown territory at Headingley

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

The performance of openers Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul has been the biggest plus for India in the batting department. Both have showed remarkable temperament and technique in testing conditions to give the team a solid start.

2nd Test: Ashwin likely to replace injured Shardul

2nd Test: Ashwin likely to replace injured Shardul

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

Ravichandran Ashwin, who was left out of the first Test, is back in the mix as Shardul Thakur seems to have done his hamstring some damage during the training session at Lord's on Monday.

Ex-captain Boycott slams England's batsmen

Ex-captain Boycott slams England's batsmen

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

Former captain Geoffrey Boycott slammed the England batsmen for showing lack of patience and technique in the rain-hit first Test against India, which finished in a draw.

PIX: India in sight of victory despite Root century

PIX: India in sight of victory despite Root century

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Images from Day 4 of the first Test between England and India, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Saturday.

PICS: Bumrah bags 4 as India's pacers demolish England

PICS: Bumrah bags 4 as India's pacers demolish England

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

India 21 for no loss at stumps on Day 1 after bowling out England for 183 in the first Test, in Nottingham, on Wednesday.

Kohli's India brace for tough English Test

Kohli's India brace for tough English Test

Rediff.com3 Aug 2021

India's captain Virat Kohli will have to think overtime about the balance of his squad, with a long tail, often bushy with runs, and just two openers -- one untested (Rohit Sharma) but very capable and another supremely talented (KL Rahul) but highly reluctant starter.

Tokyo Games: SPECTACULAR Pix!

Tokyo Games: SPECTACULAR Pix!

Rediff.com3 Aug 2021

Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.

Stokes, Buttler back; Robinson recalled for first two India Tests

Stokes, Buttler back; Robinson recalled for first two India Tests

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

All-rounder Ben Stokes returns to England's squad for the first two Tests against India next month after he missed the two-match series against New Zealand in June following a finger injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League earlier this year.

'Heroines flocked to him, but...'

'Heroines flocked to him, but...'

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

'... their love was jinxed.' 'His celluloid path to his partner's heart was seldom smooth; it had to contend with greedy relatives and indecisive sweethearts, who were more ready to sacrifice than woo and wed.'

4 Lessons From Dilip Kumar's Life

4 Lessons From Dilip Kumar's Life

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

Dilip Kumar remains an inspiring example of how one can build a career from scratch, fuelled purely by passion and hard work.

Stokes to lead new England team to face Pakistan after COVID-19 cases

Stokes to lead new England team to face Pakistan after COVID-19 cases

Rediff.com6 Jul 2021

England selected an entirely new squad for their limited-overs series against Pakistan after three players and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID outbreak forces England to select new cricket squad

COVID outbreak forces England to select new cricket squad

Rediff.com6 Jul 2021

England name nine uncapped players in new squad for series against Pakistan

US says Covaxin successfully neutralises Delta variant

US says Covaxin successfully neutralises Delta variant

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

The NIH said results of two studies of blood serum from people who had received Covaxin suggest that the vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralise the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) and B.1.617 (Delta) variants of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in the United Kingdom and India, respectively.

What's delaying India's STUDY ABROAD plans?

What's delaying India's STUDY ABROAD plans?

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

Students who have received admission to foreign universities are struggling with unexpected delays, additional living costs and scarcity of vaccine supplies.

New rotational policy hurting England: Cook

New rotational policy hurting England: Cook

Rediff.com22 Jun 2021

England have lost the away series in India 1-3 before suffering a 1-0 defeat against New Zealand earlier this month.

'A film like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam just happens'

'A film like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam just happens'

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

Was romance invented so that Sanjay Leela Bhansali would one day make Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which released on June 18, 1999, asks Subhash K Jha.

Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Count among The Light of Asia's many, many admirers over 132 years: Gandhi, Tagore, Vivekananda, Nehru and Ambedkar, Tolstoy and Kipling, Yeats and Eliot, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev and C V Raman. Jairam Ramesh reveals why he decided to write a book on Edwin Arnold, who wrote The Light of Asia.

2nd Test: New Zealand in driving seat

2nd Test: New Zealand in driving seat

Rediff.com13 Jun 2021

Images from Day 3 of the 2nd Test between England and New Zealand played at Edgbaston on Saturday

2nd Test: Conway, Young put NZ in charge against England

2nd Test: Conway, Young put NZ in charge against England

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

Images from Day 2 of the 2nd Test between England and New Zealand played at Edgbaston on Friday

2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against NZ

2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against NZ

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

Images from Day 1 of the 2nd Test between England and New Zealand played on Thursday

Southee shines as NZ extend lead to 165 on Day 4

Southee shines as NZ extend lead to 165 on Day 4

Rediff.com6 Jun 2021

Images from Day 4 of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's in London on Saturday.

Azerbaijan GP: Ferrari's Leclerc on pole after crash-hit qualifying

Azerbaijan GP: Ferrari's Leclerc on pole after crash-hit qualifying

Rediff.com5 Jun 2021

The pole was Charles Leclerc's second in a row

'White House has heard us'

'White House has heard us'

Rediff.com28 May 2021

'They are starting to move more quickly and we would just like to continue to see bold action being taken.'

England rest IPL stars for two Tests against New Zealand

England rest IPL stars for two Tests against New Zealand

Rediff.com18 May 2021

England on Tuesday rested IPL stars including Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow for the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand while Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes were not considered for selection due to injuries.

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Rediff.com12 May 2021

Why do Innovation Revolutions happen outside India, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Farewell, Major Saab

Farewell, Major Saab

Rediff.com3 May 2021

Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal succumbed to COVID-19 on May 1. After retiring from the Indian Army, the major became a successful actor in films and television. An old friend salutes a wonderful human being.

Delhi sets up control rooms to manage COVID drugs

Delhi sets up control rooms to manage COVID drugs

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

In an order, the government's Drugs Control Department said that the step has been taken to address reports of "acute shortage of COVID-19 management drugs due to a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi".

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