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India to meet Germany in Jr Hockey World Cup semis

India to meet Germany in Jr Hockey World Cup semis

Rediff.com2 days ago

In the first quarter-final of the day, Germany eked out a narrow 3-1 win over Spain via the shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 2-2 in regulation time. Later, Argentina beat the Netherlands 2-1.

Spectrum costs will drive up debt for some Asia-Pacific telcos: Moody's

Spectrum costs will drive up debt for some Asia-Pacific telcos: Moody's

Rediff.com4 days ago

Telcos in Asia's emerging markets will face higher spectrum liabilities, but these essential costs are not subject to refinancing and have limited immediate impact on cash flows and liquidity, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. The ratings of Asia-Pacific (APAC) telecom companies in emerging markets can tolerate the increased deferred spectrum liabilities at current levels, if these essential costs are the main driver of high debt or weaker leverage, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report. For emerging markets -- China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines -- spectrum liabilities to gross debt will increase to more than 16 per cent in 2021 and 2022, from 11.6 per cent in 2020 and 9.3 per cent in 2018, assuming India completes its 5G spectrum auction in 2022, it added.

Driverless train operations flagged off on Delhi Metro's Pink Line

Driverless train operations flagged off on Delhi Metro's Pink Line

Rediff.com25 Nov 2021

In another milestone for the DMRC, driverless train operations on 59-km Pink Line of the Delhi Metro were flagged off on Thursday.

Japan's Momota wins first title since car crash

Japan's Momota wins first title since car crash

Rediff.com22 Nov 2021

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

Rani rested for Asian Champions Trophy

Rani rested for Asian Champions Trophy

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

Skipper Rani Rampal has been rested for next month's Women's Asian Champions Trophy and in her absence vice-captain Savita will lead an 18-strong Indian hockey team.

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.

Biden to Xi: Will uphold commitments to ensure 'free and open' Indo-Pacific

Biden to Xi: Will uphold commitments to ensure 'free and open' Indo-Pacific

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

President Biden underscored that the United States will 'continue to stand up for its interests and values and, together with our allies and partners, ensure the rules of the road for the 21st century advance an international system that is free, open, and fair', the White House said in a readout of the meeting.

Govt extends ban on Zakir Naik's outfit for 5 years

Govt extends ban on Zakir Naik's outfit for 5 years

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

The Union Home Ministry said that the IRF has been indulging in activities which are prejudicial to the security of the country and have the potential of disturbing peace and communal harmony and disrupting the secular fabric of the country.

How ONGC's project delay is bleeding India's forex reserves

How ONGC's project delay is bleeding India's forex reserves

Rediff.com14 Nov 2021

At a time when crude oil and natural gas prices are sky-high, public sector behemoth ONGC's haphazard planning and mismanagement in developing showpiece deep-sea KG-D5 block is costing the nation over Rs 18,000 crores due to the delayed output of oil and gas, government officials said. ONGC was originally to start gas production from the Cluster-II fields in block KG-DWN-98/2 (KG-D5) in June 2019 and the first oil was to flow in March 2020. But these targets were quietly shifted to end-2021 because of deferments in awarding the fragmented work packages of the project, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter said on condition of anonymity.

'80% of Indian crypto users are aged below 34'

'80% of Indian crypto users are aged below 34'

Rediff.com12 Nov 2021

'Young working adults between 25 and 34, who are in Indian Tier II and III cities, are leading the charge in terms of crypto adoption.'

NCB witness Kiran Gosavi sent to judicial custody in cheating case

NCB witness Kiran Gosavi sent to judicial custody in cheating case

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

Narcotics Control Bureau's independent witness in the Mumbai cruise raid case Kiran Gosavi has been sent to judicial custody by a Pune court on Tuesday in a cheating case registered against him at Faraskhana police station.

UK to add India's Covaxin to approved list from Nov 22

UK to add India's Covaxin to approved list from Nov 22

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

The move follows the World Health Organisation's Emergency Use Listing for Covaxin, which is the second most used formulation in India.

'Alappuzha may get submerged in 20-25 years'

'Alappuzha may get submerged in 20-25 years'

Rediff.com7 Nov 2021

'Because of the melting of ice as well as irresponsible human behaviour such as throwing soil and plastic into the sea, there has been a rise in temperature.' 'I fear there will be direct and dangerous consequences for us.'

PM unveils 12-ft statute of Adi Shankara in Kedarnath

PM unveils 12-ft statute of Adi Shankara in Kedarnath

Rediff.com5 Nov 2021

Modi said he was at a loss of words to describe what he felt while he was sitting before the statue.

Aryan today, tomorrow it can be your child

Aryan today, tomorrow it can be your child

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

You aren't dealing with a normal, civilised, law. The NDPS Act, in its preconditions for bail, and insistence on evidence of innocence rather than guilt, is worse than UAPA. Imagine yourself or your child at the other end of this, observes Shekhar Gupta.

NCB witness Gosavi arrested in Pune, sent to custody till Nov 5

NCB witness Gosavi arrested in Pune, sent to custody till Nov 5

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Gosavi's photos and videos with actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan went viral on social media after the NCB's raid.

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.

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.

NCB witness Gosavi, accused of extortion, says he will surrender in UP

NCB witness Gosavi, accused of extortion, says he will surrender in UP

Rediff.com25 Oct 2021

Kiran Gosavi, an 'independent witness' of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case who is absconding, on Monday refuted the extortion claims made by his aide and another witness in the case, Prabhakar Sail, and said he will surrender shortly before the Lucknow police.

Junior Hockey WC: Foreign teams exempted from quarantine

Junior Hockey WC: Foreign teams exempted from quarantine

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

Foreign teams that will land in India for next month's FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar have been exempted from quarantine and will only be required to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms during the stay.

Pak will remain on its terror 'grey list': FATF

Pak will remain on its terror 'grey list': FATF

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

Pakistan will remain on the 'grey list' of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) until it further demonstrates that action is being taken against Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar who are listed as global terrorists by the United Nations, the global anti-money laundering and terror financing watchdog said on Thursday.

China aggressor against India, says next US envoy to Beijing

China aggressor against India, says next US envoy to Beijing

Rediff.com21 Oct 2021

China has been an aggressor against India along the Himalayan border, a top American diplomat nominated by President Joe Biden as his next envoy to Beijing has told lawmakers, stating that the US must hold the Chinese government accountable for failing to play by the rules.

Denmark Open: Sindhu, Srikanth register easy wins

Denmark Open: Sindhu, Srikanth register easy wins

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Returning to action after a break, double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu saw off Turkey's Neslihan Yigit in straight games to join compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma in the second round of the Denmark Open in Odense on Tuesday.

Scared, but not leaving Kashmir as people are kind: Migrant workers

Scared, but not leaving Kashmir as people are kind: Migrant workers

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

"Darr to lagta hai par bhook say zyada darr lagta hai (I am scared but I fear hunger more than death)," he said as he pointed to his kids adding "back home we won't be able to find two square meals".

Lookout notice for man in viral selfie with Aryan Khan

Lookout notice for man in viral selfie with Aryan Khan

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

Police informed that Gosavi is wanted in a case registered with Pune city police in 2018, wherein a chargesheet has been submitted to the court.

China demands details of where US N-sub struck in SCS

China demands details of where US N-sub struck in SCS

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

Expressing grave concern over a US nuclear-powered submarine sustaining damage in the disputed South China Sea, China on Friday demanded Washington to reveal the details and the location of the accident and blamed America's frequent air and naval sorties in the Indo-Pacific to assert the "freedom of navigation" as the "root cause" of the incident.

Tatas win back Air India; welcome back, says Ratan Tata

Tatas win back Air India; welcome back, says Ratan Tata

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

They say better late than never. For the Tatas, the original owners of Air India, bringing back the airline to its fold is worth the wait even if the attempt to privatise the bleeding national carrier by successive governments has taken over two decades. While many airlines have come and gone from the Indian skies since the time when the first move was made to privatise Air India to date, the salt-to-software conglomerate has never let the love affair with aviation, more so with Air India that its former chairman Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD) had, to go off the radar. It is said that Tata group executives used to complain in private that JRD -- the pioneer of the Indian aviation industry -- spent more time worrying about Air India than the Tata group when he was heading both the entities.

How chip shortage is impacting automakers, other industries

How chip shortage is impacting automakers, other industries

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

Time was when you turned on your car's ignition, all that happened was that the mechanical system fired up your engine and made it run. Today, the moment you do so, your stereo system probably lights up, connects to the Bluetooth on your smartphone, and lets you make calls through an audio assistant or play music from your phone, which you can hear on the car's speakers. All these smart features in a car are powered by semiconductors, or chips, as they are commonly called.

A 'force for global good,' says Modi at Quad summit

A 'force for global good,' says Modi at Quad summit

Rediff.com25 Sep 2021

India, Australia, Japan and the US on Friday pledged to work together for ensuring peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world, as top leaders of the Quad grouping announced a slew of new initiatives to take on common challenges, amidst muscle flexing by an assertive China in the strategic region.

Quad leaders go into first in-person summit in White House

Quad leaders go into first in-person summit in White House

Rediff.com25 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Friday attended the first in-person meeting of Quad leaders hosted by US President Joe Biden during which they plan to discuss issues like climate change, Covid-19 pandemic and challenges in the Indo Pacific, amidst China's growing military presence in the strategic region.

Covid, Afghanistan on agenda of Modi-Biden talks: WH official

Covid, Afghanistan on agenda of Modi-Biden talks: WH official

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

While the two leaders have met earlier when Biden was the Vice President of the country, this is for the first time that Biden will be meeting Modi after he became the 46th president of the US in January.

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Quad leaders are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce a series of measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, officials in Washington, DC said.

After Biden, Harris to meet Quad leaders

After Biden, Harris to meet Quad leaders

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris would host a separate meeting with the prime ministers of three Quad countries -- India, Australia and Japan -- at the White House to discuss with them the important factors for democracies to go forward, officials said.

We are natural partners with similar values, Modi tells Harris

We are natural partners with similar values, Modi tells Harris

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described India and America as "natural partners" as he held the first in-person meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House during which they decided to further cement the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, including threats to democracy and the Indo-Pacific.

Modi, Morrison discuss keeping Indo-Pacific rules-based

Modi, Morrison discuss keeping Indo-Pacific rules-based

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Washington, DC, ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting to be hosted by US President Joe Biden and discussed a broad range of issues of bilateral, regional and global importance, including the Indo-Pacific.

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).

Confusion over UK nod to vaccinated Indian travellers

Confusion over UK nod to vaccinated Indian travellers

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

There is confusion over the United Kingdom government's vaccine recognition process for Indian travellers as even though Oxford/AstraZeneca Covishield, the India-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is on an updated international travel advisory, India is not yet on a list of 17 approved countries.

Pressure on UK to review Covid vax rules for Indians

Pressure on UK to review Covid vax rules for Indians

Rediff.com21 Sep 2021

The UK government is under increasing pressure on Monday to review its COVID-19 vaccine protocol in place for travellers from India, after its updated rules effective from next month failed to recognise Indian vaccines under an expanded list of countries.

'Government should get out of agriculture'

'Government should get out of agriculture'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

'Government intervention in agricultural trade is a problem for farmers.'

China slams Quad summit as clique, says has no future

China slams Quad summit as clique, says has no future

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

"Relevant countries should abandon the obsolete Cold War mentality and narrow-minded geopolitical rivalry concept and view correctly and respect people's aspiration in the region and do more things conducive to regional solidarity and cooperation," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.

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