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ROMANCE. HORROR. MONSTERS.

ROMANCE. HORROR. MONSTERS.

Rediff.com23 Aug 2021

Romance, horror, adventure, animation, sushi, Sukanya Verma gives us her OTT recommendations for the week.

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

A fascinating glimpse from Somak Ghoshal's 10 Indian Heroes Who Help People Live With Dignity.

Mehul Choksi moves Dominica HC to quash proceedings against him

Mehul Choksi moves Dominica HC to quash proceedings against him

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

Alleging that his arrest in Dominica for illegal entry was "dictated" by representatives of the Indian government, absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi has filed a case in the high court of Roseau, seeking to quash the proceedings against him, local media there reported. The case was filed against the immigration minister of the Caribbean nation, its police chief and the investigating officer of the case. Choksi, who went missing from Antigua and Barbuda where he had been living since 2018 after his escape from India, was arrested on May 23 in neighbouring Dominica for illegal entry. He was declared a prohibited immigrant by the Ministry of Immigration in Dominica.

Dukes ball preparation beneficial ahead of WTC final: Conway

Dukes ball preparation beneficial ahead of WTC final: Conway

Rediff.com23 May 2021

Conway, who is among the three uncapped players in the 20-man squad, feels the camp back home in Lincoln ahead of the tour was ideal. New Zealand play with the Kookaburra at home.

England Tests not warm-ups for WTC final, says NZ pacer Wagner

England Tests not warm-ups for WTC final, says NZ pacer Wagner

Rediff.com17 May 2021

India and New Zealand will lock horns for the inaugural WTC title from June 18-22, four days after the Test series against England

Cricket: SL all-rounder Perera announces retirement

Cricket: SL all-rounder Perera announces retirement

Rediff.com3 May 2021

SLC said Perera decided to retire to focus on his family life and to make way for younger players to come into the team.

When Satyajit Ray got UPSET

When Satyajit Ray got UPSET

Rediff.com2 May 2021

There is a world that Satyajit Ray created in his films that I wanted to be a part of -- as Durga bathed in the rain to Ravi Shankar's music; when Charulata sat on the swing regretting she never had a child; and Aarti stood up in defence of her colleague. Aseem Chhabra shares interesting memoris of Satyajit Ray on the latter's birth centenary on May 2.

Winners of World Press Photo of the Year are truly incredible

Winners of World Press Photo of the Year are truly incredible

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

A photo symbolising "love and compassion" of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent "hug curtain" has been named the World Press Photo of the Year. This year, according to organisers, 74,470 images were submitted for judging, made by 4,315 photographers from 130 different countries. World Press Photo has been kind enough to allow to share some of this year's winning photos here with you.

ASK AJIT: 'How can I make money?'

ASK AJIT: 'How can I make money?'

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your stock market queries.

Kamala Harris' glass portrait unveiled in her honour

Kamala Harris' glass portrait unveiled in her honour

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

The one-of-a-kind broken glass medium used by the artist Simon Berger to create the portrait uniquely embodies Harris' glass-shattering achievement.

Biggest blizzard in years blankets US east coast

Biggest blizzard in years blankets US east coast

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

A massive winter storm has pummelled the United States' east coast, grounding flights, shuttering vaccination sites in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York and affecting 60 million people.

Biden sends comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress

Biden sends comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals whose current wait period for legal permanent residency runs into several decades.

PIX: Fireworks light up Washington to conclude Biden inauguration

PIX: Fireworks light up Washington to conclude Biden inauguration

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day's events from a balcony in the White House on Wednesday night.

We will rise up. This is American aspiration: VP Kamala Harris

We will rise up. This is American aspiration: VP Kamala Harris

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Harris cited the accomplishments of President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, who "saw a better future and built it with land grant colleges, and the transcontinental railroad."

From Lincoln to Trump: A look at inaugurations past

From Lincoln to Trump: A look at inaugurations past

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

From when James Buchanan was sworn in in 1857 to Donald Trump in 2017.

This is not dissent, it's chaos: Biden on US Capitol violence

This is not dissent, it's chaos: Biden on US Capitol violence

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

'This is not who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness'

ECB to hire expert to monitor players' mental health

ECB to hire expert to monitor players' mental health

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

Earlier this month, ECB managing director Ashley Giles had said that cricketers will be provided "mental health screening" before they commit to any further tours.

What the world expects from Biden

What the world expects from Biden

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

It would be a huge achievement if the new administration manages a successful transition to some sense of domestic and international normalcy in these frantic times marked by the pandemic and rise of illiberal regimes across the world, observes Shreekant Sambrani.

Pakistan drop Shafiq, Amir and Malik; PSL suffers setback

Pakistan drop Shafiq, Amir and Malik; PSL suffers setback

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

Pakistan head coach and outgoing chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has tried to justify the axing of senior players Asad Shafiq, Muhammad Aamir and Shoaib Malik for the tour of New Zealand.

Meet the other Bidens: Family says living in Nagpur since 1873

Meet the other Bidens: Family says living in Nagpur since 1873

Rediff.com10 Nov 2020

Leslie's granddaughter Sonia Biden Francis, a Nagpur-based psychologist, said that 'Bidens in Nagpur and everywhere' are elated with Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election.

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

'KRN's journey from a humble cottage in Uzhavoor to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was no less spectacular than that of Abraham Lincoln from the log cabin to the White House'.

Trump, Biden spar over Covid, race, climate in final presidential debate

Trump, Biden spar over Covid, race, climate in final presidential debate

Rediff.com23 Oct 2020

Donald Trump is one of the "most racist presidents" in modern history, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said, as he tore into the current United States president during the final presidential debate and accused him of pouring "fuel on every racist fire".

'Not a reality show': Obama's fiery attack on Trump

'Not a reality show': Obama's fiery attack on Trump

Rediff.com22 Oct 2020

Speaking from outside Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Obama said, "Eight months into this pandemic, cases are rising again across this country... Donald Trump is not suddenly going to protect all of us. He cannot even take the basic steps to protect himself."

COVID-19, China and climate dominates US VP debate

COVID-19, China and climate dominates US VP debate

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

While there were no surprises on policy issues from either side, there were far less interruptions and tense moments between Pence, 61, who comes from Indiana and his Democrat challenger Harris, 55, who is from California.

'The BJP wants to be seen as an anti-Dalit party'

'The BJP wants to be seen as an anti-Dalit party'

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

'70 years back, Dalits used to be abused, scolded, slapped, but killing a Dalit was rare because a Dalit was somebody's property.' 'Now that they are free, they are facing violent attacks.'

Football PIX: Bayern win fifth title of year

Football PIX: Bayern win fifth title of year

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Bayern Munich wasted a two-goal lead and needed a lucky 82nd- minute winner from Joshua Kimmich to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in Germany's Super Cup on Wednesday and secure their fifth title of the year.

Hold Still: UK lockdown caught on camera

Hold Still: UK lockdown caught on camera

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

After months of anticipation (and 31,000 submissions from the British public), the Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's final selection of images for Hold Still is available to view on the National Portrait Gallery's website. Designed to "capture and document the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation" during lockdown, the project brings together 100 moving amateur shots of everything from at-home haircuts to make-shift classrooms; exhausted NHS staffers on duty to dedicated postmen in superhero costumes; pensioners FaceTiming with their grandchildren to mothers cradling their newborn babies. Below, see 22 remarkable images from Hold Still - then head to the The National Portrait Gallery website for the full exhibition.

Buzz: Ex-BCCI umpire translates Laws of Cricket into Hindi

Buzz: Ex-BCCI umpire translates Laws of Cricket into Hindi

Rediff.com25 Jul 2020

He expressed hope that it will also benefit a large number of Hindi-speaking umpires and those giving training in this field, to whom the rules in English are hard to understand.

Kane Williamson 'excited' to play IPL this year

Kane Williamson 'excited' to play IPL this year

Rediff.com22 Jul 2020

Williamson has started training again at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui as New Zealand has managed to curb the spread of the coronavirus considerably.

Unwell Boult skips New Zealand's training session

Unwell Boult skips New Zealand's training session

Rediff.com20 Jul 2020

An unwell Trent Boult skipped the New Zealand cricket team's training session at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Monday, staying away from the squad as a precautionary measure. The left-arm pacer is among eight players including Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner, who are attending the first half of the camp that started on Sunday.

New Zealand cricketers start squad training at High Performance Centre

New Zealand cricketers start squad training at High Performance Centre

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

New Zealand's top cricketers returned to squad training on Monday at the country's High Performance Centre in Lincoln after a prolonged break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that six national camps will be conducted till September. Cricket activities in New Zealand came to a halt in late March owing to the deadly pandemic.

Buzz: 'New Zealand hosting IPL is speculation'

Buzz: 'New Zealand hosting IPL is speculation'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

Domestic cricket will only happen when travelling is safe: Ganguly

Trump makes vandalising monuments punishable offence with up to 10 yrs jail

Trump makes vandalising monuments punishable offence with up to 10 yrs jail

Rediff.com27 Jun 2020

The order comes in the wake of rioters defacing and destroying historical sites, monuments and statues in the country as violence erupted following the brutal custodial death of African-American George Floyd on May 25.

NBA: Lakers owner calls for unity against racism on Juneteenth

NBA: Lakers owner calls for unity against racism on Juneteenth

Rediff.com20 Jun 2020

LA Lakers owner Jeannie Buss said on Friday, the Juneteenth holiday, that she is no longer willing to ignore hate and called on white people to come together and acknowledge the racism that exists in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates the US abolition of slavery under President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, belatedly announced by a Union army in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, after the Civil War ended.

Defacement of Mahatma Gandhi's statue was a 'disgrace': Trump

Defacement of Mahatma Gandhi's statue was a 'disgrace': Trump

Rediff.com9 Jun 2020

The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised on the intervening night of June 2 and 3, prompting the Indian embassy to register a complaint with the local law enforcement agencies. The incident happened during the week of nationwide protests against the custodial killing of Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Football's back! All you need to know post COVID-19

Football's back! All you need to know post COVID-19

Rediff.com7 Jun 2020

All you must know about soccer's return to action after coronavirus

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US vandalised; envoy apologises

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US vandalised; envoy apologises

Rediff.com4 Jun 2020

Vandalism of the statue of the apostle of peace comes during the week of nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

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.

'I am strong because a strong woman raised me'

'I am strong because a strong woman raised me'

Rediff.com9 May 2020

Ahead of Mother's Day, Rediff readers write about their mothers and tell us what they mean to them.

Vedic Shanti Path at White House for COVID-19 patients

Vedic Shanti Path at White House for COVID-19 patients

Rediff.com8 May 2020

At the invitation of United States President Donald Trump, Pujari Harish Brahmbhatt from the BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) Swaminarayan Mandir in New Jersey joined religious leaders from other faiths offering prayers on the occasion of National Day of Prayer Service.

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