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Coming soon! India's Biggest Defence ExportRediff.com18 hours ago
HAL is poised to sell the Philippines at least seven Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters and eight Dornier 228 aircraft for Rs 30 billion, reports Ajai Shukla.
Scientists developing chewing gum that could reduce Covid spreadRediff.com2 days ago
The researchers noted that people who are fully vaccinated can still become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and can carry a viral load similar to those who are unvaccinated.
ADB approves $125 mn loan for Uttarakhand projectsRediff.com29 Nov 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said it has approved a loan of $125 million (around Rs 938 crore) for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand. The funds will be utilised to improve access to quality water supply and sanitation services in the Himalayan state, ADB said in a release. Under this project, 136 kilometres of water pipe system will be constructed to replace defective water networks in South Dehradun. This will ensure reliable and continuous water supply, benefitting an estimated 40,000 people, including 4,000 urban poor and vulnerable groups.
India to get $ 1.5 bn loan from ADB to buy Covid vaxRediff.com25 Nov 2021
The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$ 1.5 billion (around Rs 11,185 crore) loan to India for COVID-19 vaccine procurement.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022Rediff.com19 Sep 2021
Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China.
Cinderella. Money Heist. Scarlett. HopkinsRediff.com7 Sep 2021
Blockbusters, Oscar winners, fairy tales, indies and cute doggies, Sukanya Verma assures it's all there on OTT this week.
ADB lowers growth forecast for this fiscal to 10%Rediff.com20 Jul 2021
The Asian Development Bank has downgraded India's economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 10 per cent on Tuesday, from 11 per cent projected in April, on account of the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic. India's GDP growth recovered to 1.6 per cent in the last quarter of fiscal year ended March 2021, narrowing contraction in the whole fiscal year from 8 per cent estimated in April to a revised 7.3 per cent, the multilateral funding agency said in the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement. "Then a second wave of the pandemic induced many state governments to impose strict containment measures.
'A stain on govt's reputation which will last forever'Rediff.com6 Jul 2021
'Stan's death is the culmination of a series of acts of abominable cruelty on the part of the Indian State.'
Stan Swamy: A life dedicated to AdivasisRediff.com5 Jul 2021
He took up the causes of tribals marginalised after their lands has been taken over for dams, mines and townships, often without their consent.
Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh signs pro boxing dealRediff.com26 Jun 2021
Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has signed a deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank Boxing and will have his first professional fight on August 14.
Should Tokyo be the guinea pig for Olympics experiment?Rediff.com9 Jun 2021
In this pandemic, why can't we have multiple locations for various disciplines, all of it then merged into a virtual convergence called the Olympics instead of one massive event in one city, asks Shyam G Menon.
Why Sonu Sood isn't getting sleepRediff.com11 May 2021
'I get panic calls from Manila, Singapore, the US, Canada...'
Data privacy: Tension between big technology firms and govt boils overRediff.com22 Mar 2021
There is a perception getting built inside the government that big technology companies -- a common term used for firms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon and the like - are becoming very powerful and present multiple threats to entire nations and their citizens today. The digital ecosystem is replete with CSAM (child sexual abuse material), fake news, drug trade, radicalisation, trolling among other social vices. Given the network effect that these platforms have, it is important to ensure that these platforms are not misused.
50 years on... 'Fight of Century' still packs a punchRediff.com6 Mar 2021
Any shortlist of contenders for the greatest of all-time events must include the first fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
India to sell BrahMos missiles, defence equipment to PhilippinesRediff.com3 Mar 2021
India on Tuesday signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of 'defence material and equipment', which are likely to include BrahMos cruise missiles.
Shraddha attends cousin Priyaank's weddingRediff.com5 Feb 2021
Soon after Varun Dhawan's low-key wedding in Alibaug, Bollywood yet another star kid wedding. This time, in Mumbai.
China Connection and India-US TiesRediff.com2 Feb 2021
'India should not be taken by surprise if the Biden administration seeks China's cooperation at some point,' alerts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Christmas pics to brighten up your dayRediff.com18 Dec 2020
Christmas pics from around the world.
How Abe enabled the India-Japan nuclear dealRediff.com15 Sep 2020
Prime Ministers Modi and Abe enjoyed a close and empathetic relationship and this certainly gave a sustained momentum to the India-Japan strategic partnership. It is necessary for India to reach out and engage with his successor as early as possible, advises former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.
Oh, the joyriding you can do!Rediff.com21 Aug 2020
Two wheels and an open road. Biking during Coronavirus Days.
Remembering President KalamRediff.com27 Jul 2020
Dr Kalam continues to live in the imagination of the people of this nation and remains a role model for the youth and missile and space scientists who are diligently following his vision to achieve new laurels for India, notes S M Khan, who served as President Kalam's press secretary.
Gopichand recommends Prannoy for Arjuna AwardRediff.com21 Jun 2020
It has emerged now that Prannoy's name was recommended by Gopichand on June 3 in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
Srikanth recommended for Khel Ratna after apologyRediff.com19 Jun 2020
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Friday recommended Kidambi Srikanth for the Khel Ratna award after the top Indian shuttler apologised for pulling out of a tournament midway and show-caused his teammate H S Prannoy for slamming the federation after not being nominated for the Arjuna honour.
PM's private secy Rajeev Topno moves to World BankRediff.com4 Jun 2020
Besides him, Brajendra Navnit who served in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland. Topno is a 1996 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Gujarat cadre.
Badminton Olympic qualification process to start next yearRediff.com27 May 2020
Facing criticism for packing 22 tournaments in five months in its revised calendar, the Badminton World Federation on Wednesday said the disrupted Olympic qualification process will restart only next year with players having the benefit of holding on to the ranking points they have already secured.
SEE: When Sushmita won Miss Universe in 1994Rediff.com22 May 2020
Sushmita Sen remembers winning Miss Universe in 1994 and her exciting journey over the years.
Air India flight brings home 239 Indians from UKRediff.com10 May 2020
In addition to this, two more repatriation flights -- one each from Singapore and Manila ( Philippines) -- are expected to arrive in Mumbai on Sunday.
Govt working on plan to bring back thousands of stranded seamenRediff.com28 Apr 2020
The government will chart out a plan for the evacuation of seafarers stuck on international waters amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya has said. Thousands of Indian seafarers are currently stuck aboard cruise ships and cargo vessels in far off waters, and maritime bodies have been demanding from the government strategies for bringing them home fearing that delays might result in disruption in supply chain.
What cities look like during the coronavirus quarantineRediff.com21 Apr 2020
Closures, travel restrictions, and self-isolation measures due to the coronavirus have cleared public squares, roads, and travel destinations across the globe. Photographers have been capturing the eerie stillness of these public spaces, recently emptied of the crowds they were built for.
Remember these sporting moments?Rediff.com10 Apr 2020
As we sit at home and miss live action, the wondrous phenomenon of sport has delivered so many past glories that we will probably never run out of things to see, recalls Dhruv Munjal.
These images will make you forget your COVID-19 worriesRediff.com10 Apr 2020
As you are stuck at home owing to the coronavirus outbreak, here are eight images that will bring a smile on your face -- even if it's just for a while!
How Indian students travelled during COVID-19Rediff.com20 Mar 2020
Indian students, who are living and studying away from home, tell us how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and what they discovered on their journey back home.
Global GDP may lose $77-347 bn due to coronavirus: ADBRediff.com6 Mar 2020
The magnitude of the economic losses will depend on how the outbreak evolves, which remains highly uncertain.
Sheena Bora case: Why did her lawyers give Indrani a drubbing?Rediff.com28 Feb 2020
Indrani dressed in a short purple kurta and leggings, with a bandhini green-purple chunni, sindhoor glowing in her mang, was receiving a drubbing from her lawyers for the facts she had revealed before the court on Tuesday while arguing the rejoinder to her bail application. She was insisting: "But he asked me for a motive!"
Asia Team C'ships: Lakshya stuns Jonatan but India lose in semisRediff.com15 Feb 2020
Lakshya Sen's stunning win over Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie went in vain as the Indian men's badminton team went down fighting 2-3 to two-time defending champions Indonesia in the semi-finals to settle for a bronze at the Asia Team Championships in Manila on Saturday.
Sports Shorts: Indian men edge out Thailand to enter semis of Asia Team ChampionshipsRediff.com14 Feb 2020
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday.
Coronavirus: China to miss Asian event; India to send men's teamRediff.com11 Feb 2020
China and Hong Kong have had to withdraw from this week's Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila due to the coronavirus outbreak. India will, however, send its men's team after they agreed to travel to Manila.
Agora presents the very best of photojournalismRediff.com7 Feb 2020
From climate change protests to democratic uprisings against biased and violent authorities, it is clear that 2019 was a pivotal year for citizens all over the world. Free-to-use mobile app Agora launched its first #Photojournalism photo competition to give photographers a way to shed light on specific issues. The competition gathered more than 12,321 submissions from amateur and professional photographers all over the world. 'Young guns,' a striking picture of a group of Filipino children playing with dumpsite toy guns collected the most votes in the app, awarding its author @renebernal with a $1,000 cash prize. Take a look at the winners' striking work.
Bengaluru is the world's most traffic choked cityRediff.com30 Jan 2020
Apart from Bengaluru, the other Indian cities featured among the top ten most congested cities globally are: Mumbai at fourth position with 65 per cent congestion (same as the traffic congestion level in 2018) followed by Pune at fifth place with 59 per cent congestion, and New Delhi at eighth position with 56 per cent congestion level.
Top moments from the week gone byRediff.com20 Jan 2020
Here are the best images from across the world from the previous week.