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World Championship: Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Prannoy ousted

World Championship: Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Prannoy ousted

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up contrasting wins to progress to the Round of 16, but World No. 11 H S Prannoy suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Brazilian Ygor Coelho to bow out of the World Championship.

World Championships: Saina, Srikanth cruise into Round 2

World Championships: Saina, Srikanth cruise into Round 2

Rediff.com31 Jul 2018

The World No 6 will next face Spain's Pablo Abian on Wednesday.

Prannoy, Sameer start off with wins at World Championships

Prannoy, Sameer start off with wins at World Championships

Rediff.com30 Jul 2018

HS Prannoy started his campaign at the World Championship in style beating New Zealand's Abhinav Manota in straight games to enter the second round.

'Perennial bridesmaid' Sindhu aims to cross final hurdle

'Perennial bridesmaid' Sindhu aims to cross final hurdle

Rediff.com25 Jul 2018

This year PV Sindhu has reached the summit clash at India Open, the Commonwealth Games and the Thailand Open but failed to cross the final hurdle, prompting many critics to once again describe her as the 'perennial bridesmaid'.

18 injured after minivan crashes into pedestrians in Shanghai

18 injured after minivan crashes into pedestrians in Shanghai

Rediff.com2 Feb 2018

Police, however, said the crash was not intentional and it was an accident and not an attack, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Xi gets the generals he wants

Xi gets the generals he wants

Rediff.com7 Sep 2017

To rise quickly in the PLA's hierarchy, you need to be close to Xi Jinping. Retired RA&W officer Jayadeva Ranade on the changes in China's military leadership.

Badminton Worlds: Sindhu, Praneeth, Pranaav-Sikki win

Badminton Worlds: Sindhu, Praneeth, Pranaav-Sikki win

Rediff.com22 Aug 2017

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after defeating Korea's Kim Hyo Min in the second round of the World Championship in Glasgow on Tuesday.

China's new admirals: What it means for the world

China's new admirals: What it means for the world

Rediff.com1 Feb 2017

At a time when Donald Trump is making belligerent noises, Chinese President Xi Jinping responds by overhauling the People's Liberation Army and restructuring the command of the PLA Navy to emphasise Beijing's resolve to dominate the South China Sea.

Olympic debacle makes it a forgettable year for Indian archers

Olympic debacle makes it a forgettable year for Indian archers

Rediff.com24 Dec 2016

Archery was one discipline which generated a lot of hype in the run-up to the Olympics and the let-down was one of the big blows to India's hit-and-miss overall campaign of one silver and one bronze medal show in Rio 2016.

Chinese fighter over Taiwan sets off concerns

Chinese fighter over Taiwan sets off concerns

Rediff.com19 Dec 2016

The photo published by the People's Liberation Army Air Force showing a long-range strategic bomber flying within visible range of Yushan, Taiwan's highest mountain, has caused great concern in Taiwan amid debate about whether the mainland will reunify the island by force, state-run Global Times reported.

India, China agree to keep borders 'tranquil and peaceful'

India, China agree to keep borders 'tranquil and peaceful'

Rediff.com21 Nov 2016

Kicking off his four-day visit, General Suhag met General Li Zuocheng, the head of China's ground forces which have undergone major restructuring in the last three years.

Indian archers eye redemption at Rio Olympics

Indian archers eye redemption at Rio Olympics

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

Indian archers would look to make amends for the flop-show in London when they take aim in the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday -- archery and football kick-start before the official opening ceremony of the Games.

160 killed, 28 missing in heavy rains, floods in China

160 killed, 28 missing in heavy rains, floods in China

Rediff.com7 Jul 2016

Hail and rainstorm killed 160 people in 11 provincial regions, mainly along the mighty Yangtze River and its distributaries, and have left 28 missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Chinese retail giant buys near-70 percent stake in Inter Milan

Chinese retail giant buys near-70 percent stake in Inter Milan

Rediff.com6 Jun 2016

Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy nearly 70 percent of famed Italian soccer club Inter Milan for 270 million euros ($307 million), the highest-profile takeover of a European team so far by a Chinese firm.

China's manufacturing activity rebounds amid slowdown

China's manufacturing activity rebounds amid slowdown

Rediff.com1 Apr 2016

A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 reflects contraction.

China on yellow alert as heavy pollution chokes several cities

China on yellow alert as heavy pollution chokes several cities

Rediff.com19 Mar 2016

China on Saturday issued a yellow alert for smog as the pollution choked most regions in the country's north with no signs of abating.

China's economy will not suffer a hard landing: Li

China's economy will not suffer a hard landing: Li

Rediff.com16 Mar 2016

'China is in a good position to defuse financial risks.'

The odd, odd world we live in!

The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com3 Feb 2016

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images from across the world

Economic gloom? Nah! India among top 5 most promising markets

Economic gloom? Nah! India among top 5 most promising markets

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

As per the findings, CEOs are less optimistic about prospects this year.

What ails the Chinese economy?

What ails the Chinese economy?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2016

On Wednesday, the Chinese authorities extended a ban on sales of shares by large shareholders.

Angry China summons US envoy over warship in South China Sea

Angry China summons US envoy over warship in South China Sea

Rediff.com28 Oct 2015

China on Wednesday said the US' naval and air incursions in the artificial islands in the South China Sea will be counter-productive leading to "miscalculation" and "crisis", as Beijing summoned the American ambassador to protest the US Navy's sailing of a warship into the disputed waters.

What China's military plans mean for India

What China's military plans mean for India

Rediff.com27 Oct 2015

'There are major implications for India. Though there was a transparently thin attempt to project the troop reduction as intended to promote peace, the downsizing is actually part of plans to streamline and strengthen the PLA, capable of defending China's national interests at home and abroad,' says Jayadev Ranade.

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com21 Oct 2015

These photos prove we live in a bizarre world.

Odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world!

Odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world!

Rediff.com30 Sep 2015

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

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

5 sports recommended for inclusion at 2020 Tokyo Games

Rediff.com28 Sep 2015

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have recommended five more sports -- baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing -- be added to the programme for the 2020 Summer Games.

Legendary investor Jim Rogers: My biggest disappointment is how little Modi has done

Legendary investor Jim Rogers: My biggest disappointment is how little Modi has done

Rediff.com9 Sep 2015

Global investor and author Jim Rogers, who recently sold his India investments, talks about his disappointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reforms, why he is betting big on the US dollar and the Chinese Renminbi and what will bring him back to India some day.

Exclusive! 'By 2012, we brought China boundary row to point of solution'

Exclusive! 'By 2012, we brought China boundary row to point of solution'

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

A sensational interview on India-China ties, with the man most qualified to answer.

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

This week's digest of weird, true and funny news from around the world

China saves a million people as Typhoon Chan-hom makes landfall

China saves a million people as Typhoon Chan-hom makes landfall

Rediff.com11 Jul 2015

Over a million people have been evacuated and hundreds of flights were cancelled as typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall on Saturday in eastern China, bringing severe winds and heavy rainfall to Zhejiang and neighbouring provinces.

Bengaluru among world's top technology-rich cities

Bengaluru among world's top technology-rich cities

Rediff.com7 Jul 2015

Bengaluru has been ranked among top 20 technology-rich cities in the world in a survey done by Jones Lang LaSalle.

China ship capsize: 26 dead as rescuers race to find survivors

China ship capsize: 26 dead as rescuers race to find survivors

Rediff.com3 Jun 2015

More than 4,000 rescue workers are racing against time to find survivors amid rough weather conditions.

Over 400 missing hours after Chinese ship sinks, captain held

Over 400 missing hours after Chinese ship sinks, captain held

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

A cruise ship carrying over 450 people, mostly elderly, capsized because of a cyclone in the murky waters of Asia's longest Yangtze River in China's Hubei province as rescuers on Monday raced against time to find survivors with hundreds missing and at least five dead.

Sri Lanka stripped of 2017 Asian Youth Games over autonomy

Sri Lanka stripped of 2017 Asian Youth Games over autonomy

Rediff.com24 May 2015

The Olympic Council of Asia are looking for new hosts for the 2017 Asian Youth Games after stripping Sri Lanka of the event because of an ongoing row over autonomy that has plagued sports in the island nation.

Gallery of the strange! 10 odd, out of the ordinary photos

Gallery of the strange! 10 odd, out of the ordinary photos

Rediff.com22 Apr 2015

10 odd images from the world

Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi

Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi

Rediff.com19 Mar 2015

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance.

Solar Impulse-2 takes off for Varanasi from Ahmedabad

Solar Impulse-2 takes off for Varanasi from Ahmedabad

Rediff.com18 Mar 2015

Solar Impulse-2 takes off for Varanasi from Ahmedabad.

Story of two passionate pilots who fly the solar aircraft

Story of two passionate pilots who fly the solar aircraft

Rediff.com12 Mar 2015

Borschberg is keen on the halt in Varanasi as a spiritual stopover.

Solar aircraft on a world tour lands in Ahmedabad

Solar aircraft on a world tour lands in Ahmedabad

Rediff.com11 Mar 2015

From Varanasi. it will fly to Mandalay in Myanmar.

World's first solar-powered plane leaves Oman for Gujarat

World's first solar-powered plane leaves Oman for Gujarat

Rediff.com10 Mar 2015

The Solar Impulse 2, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, took off from Oman on tuesday to head towards Ahmedabad.

World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat

World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat

Rediff.com9 Mar 2015

World's only solar-powered aircraft will make a stop over in Ahmedabad.

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