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Irma hits Florida with Category 4 force; millions evacuated

Irma hits Florida with Category 4 force; millions evacuated

Rediff.com10 Sep 2017

Around 1,20,000 Indian-Americans reside across Florida.

Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, millions asked to evacuate

Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, millions asked to evacuate

Rediff.com9 Sep 2017

Irma, expected to landfall in Florida on Sunday, is likely to cause devastation across Florida.

Irma headed for Bahamas after battering Caribbean, at least 10 killed

Irma headed for Bahamas after battering Caribbean, at least 10 killed

Rediff.com8 Sep 2017

The evacuation of coastal areas of Florida and neighboring Georgia was the biggest seen in the US in a dozen years.

Irma devastates Caribbean islands, Florida braces for 'most powerful storm'

Irma devastates Caribbean islands, Florida braces for 'most powerful storm'

Rediff.com7 Sep 2017

Three deaths have been reported and there are fears of more fatalities.

Unemployment is rising. It's a good sign!

Unemployment is rising. It's a good sign!

Rediff.com5 Sep 2017

Rising unemployment rate reflects a rise in the labour participation rate, which in India's case has been worryingly low.

India enjoys best FIFA ranking. So, what's the story?

India enjoys best FIFA ranking. So, what's the story?

Rediff.com25 Jul 2017

But how much has the national team actually improved?

Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury

Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury

Rediff.com15 Jun 2017

Halep, the beaten finalist in the French Open last week, is the latest top player to pull out from the event after Czech world number three Karolina Pliskova opted to rest her injured elbow ahead of Wimbledon.

India rises to 100 in FIFA rankings after 21 years

India rises to 100 in FIFA rankings after 21 years

Rediff.com4 May 2017

This is India's best-ever FIFA Ranking since April 1996 when India were also ranked 100.

India rise to best-ever FIFA rankings in two decades

India rise to best-ever FIFA rankings in two decades

Rediff.com6 Apr 2017

The Indian football team achieved its best-ever FIFA ranking in over two decades as it jumped to 101 in the latest list released on Thursday.

Why did Priyanka Chopra meet Hillary Clinton's top aide?

Why did Priyanka Chopra meet Hillary Clinton's top aide?

Rediff.com15 Feb 2017

The Bollywood star shared the front row at Prabal Gurung's New York Fashion Week show with Huma Abedin.

The knockout girls: Miss Universe 2016 finalists

The knockout girls: Miss Universe 2016 finalists

Rediff.com28 Jan 2017

There is just one word for these Miss Universe contestants. Hottalicous!

Trump policies no threat, say Indian drug companies

Trump policies no threat, say Indian drug companies

Rediff.com13 Jan 2017

In his press conference on Wednesday, Trump targeted drug-makers and vowed to bring back production in the US.

The beauties who made India proud in 2016

The beauties who made India proud in 2016

Rediff.com29 Dec 2016

The gorgeous beauty queens who put India on the world map.

India rises to best annual FIFA ranking in 6 years

India rises to best annual FIFA ranking in 6 years

Rediff.com22 Dec 2016

India jumped two places to finish 2016 at 135, their best in the last six years, in the FIFA rankings published on Thursday. This is India's six-year highest annual ranking after 2009 when India finished at 134. National coach Stephen Constantine attributed the upsurge to all his players and the staff. "It can't be achieved without the help of the players. We have an exceptional batch of players as we are in the process of building the team for the future," Constantine said.

Miss World 2016: Stephanie's dream journey in pics

Miss World 2016: Stephanie's dream journey in pics

Rediff.com19 Dec 2016

At 19, the 5'8" Puerto Rican beauty has not only accomplished her dreams, but also done her nation proud.

PHOTOS: Christmas at the White House

PHOTOS: Christmas at the White House

Rediff.com3 Dec 2016

Christmas is around the corner and the White House is all ready to bring in the festival with lights and decorations. This year's holiday decorations at the White House, the Obamas' last, have the theme 'The Gift of the Holidays.'

Victoria's Secret: 10 models you just cannot miss

Victoria's Secret: 10 models you just cannot miss

Rediff.com15 Nov 2016

We're glad that these models are back!

In Pics: Sexy models in swimsuits

In Pics: Sexy models in swimsuits

Rediff.com27 Oct 2016

Meet the top contestants of Miss Grand International 2016. Beware: Hot curves ahead!

Youth-injected India log best FIFA rankings in 6 years

Youth-injected India log best FIFA rankings in 6 years

Rediff.com20 Oct 2016

The Indian football team achieved their best FIFA ranking in over six years when the side leaped 11 places to be 137th in the list released on Thursday.

World's largest radio telescope activated

World's largest radio telescope activated

Rediff.com25 Sep 2016

China on Sunday commissioned the world's largest radio telescope which has a 4,450-panel reflector as large as 30 football pitches, boosting the global hunt for extraterrestrial life.

FIFA rankings: Win against Puerto Rico sees India climb four places

FIFA rankings: Win against Puerto Rico sees India climb four places

Rediff.com15 Sep 2016

The Indian football team jumped four places to be at 148th spot in the latest FIFA rankings released today, on the back of an impressive 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico in Mumbai last week.

Not slotting internationals nothing to do with ISL: Bhaichung

Not slotting internationals nothing to do with ISL: Bhaichung

Rediff.com8 Sep 2016

Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia said not slotting international friendlies has got nothing to do with ISL dates. "We haven't slotted any international matches, and this has nothing to do with the ISL, nor are we giving importance to it. Instead, we had prioritized the national team to stay together for a one-month camp before they disperse to play ISL," Bhutia told reporters. Bhutia was in the city for the closing ceremony of Bhaichung Bhutia Champions Cup at Harvest International School.

Superb India rally to thump Puerto Rico 4-1 in soccer friendly

Superb India rally to thump Puerto Rico 4-1 in soccer friendly

Rediff.com3 Sep 2016

Masterminded superbly by ace striker Sunil Chhetri, a dominant India scripted a sensational 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico in an international football friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Gurpreet named captain for India's game against Puerto Rico

Gurpreet named captain for India's game against Puerto Rico

Rediff.com2 Sep 2016

India's national football coach Stephen Constantine on Friday anointed towering goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as captain for Saturday's international friendly against higher-ranked Puerto Rico at the suburban Andheri Sports Complex ground in Mumbai. "Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will captain the team on Saturday against Puerto Rico," Constantine announced at the fag end of the pre-match media conference to give a huge boost to the 24-year-old, one of the youngest players to lead the national football team.

Want more football players to play outside India: Gurpreet

Want more football players to play outside India: Gurpreet

Rediff.com31 Aug 2016

Playing in Norway for top division club Stabaek has helped him grow as a footballer, feels goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh, who wants more of his countrymen to follow in his footsteps to help India rise as a power in the sport. "My aim was to play in Norway, break into the first team and play in the first team. I have grown as a player in all aspects of the game. I will try to keep getting better. Playing in Europe is better for me," said the 24-year-old goalkeeper who has been called up for the international friendly against Puerto Rico at the Andheri Sports Complex stadium in Mumbai on September 3.

Olympic champ Puig sets sights on Grand Slam victory

Olympic champ Puig sets sights on Grand Slam victory

Rediff.com29 Aug 2016

Olympic champion Monica Puig wants to capitalise on her victory, both on and off the court.

Zika epidemic: Donated blood across US to be screened for virus

Zika epidemic: Donated blood across US to be screened for virus

Rediff.com28 Aug 2016

The Food and Drug Administration says all those areas are currently in compliance with blood screening, but that expanded testing is now needed.

PHOTOS: Moments that stood out at the Rio Olympics!

PHOTOS: Moments that stood out at the Rio Olympics!

Rediff.com22 Aug 2016

Here is a flashback of the top moments from the just concluded quadrennial Games...

PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 13 at Rio Olympics

PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 13 at Rio Olympics

Rediff.com19 Aug 2016

Check out the gold medallists on Day 13 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday:

Athletics: Clement wins 400m hurdles but Culson in tears

Athletics: Clement wins 400m hurdles but Culson in tears

Rediff.com18 Aug 2016

Kerron Clement, of the United States, held off fast-finishing Kenyan Boniface Tumuti to win the men's Olympic 400 metres hurdles.

PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 8 at the Rio Olympics

PHOTOS: The gold medallists on Day 8 at the Rio Olympics

Rediff.com14 Aug 2016

Drysdale wins close single sculls gold Also, check out late gold medal winners from Day 7...

Puig wins Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal

Puig wins Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal

Rediff.com14 Aug 2016

Monica Puig gave Puerto Rico its first ever Olympic gold after an a outstanding display of tennis to defeat Germany's Angelique Kerber to win the women's singles title at the Rio Games on Saturday.

Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal stay on course for final showdown

Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal stay on course for final showdown

Rediff.com13 Aug 2016

Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the men's tennis on Friday after winning a third-set tiebreak to scrape through a testing encounter against American Steve Johnson.

Rio Games: Reigning champ Serena, Muguruza knocked out in third round

Rio Games: Reigning champ Serena, Muguruza knocked out in third round

Rediff.com10 Aug 2016

Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.

Rio Olympics: Murray eases into third round, Djokovic's campaign ends

Rio Olympics: Murray eases into third round, Djokovic's campaign ends

Rediff.com9 Aug 2016

Britain's Andy Murray enjoyed a routine win over Argentina's Juan Monaco to ease into the third round of the tennis tournament at the Rio Games on Tuesday, while Spain's world number nine David Ferrer was knocked out.

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Rediff.com29 Jul 2016

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.

Meet Rohit Khandelwal, the first Indian to win Mr World title

Meet Rohit Khandelwal, the first Indian to win Mr World title

Rediff.com20 Jul 2016

Actor-model Rohit Khandelwal made India proud by becoming the first Asian, Indian to win Mr World 2016 title.

Cibulkova works overtime to reach Eastbourne final

Cibulkova works overtime to reach Eastbourne final

Rediff.com24 Jun 2016

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova stunned top seed Agniezka Radwanska and then trounced Monica Puig to reach the Aegon International at Eastbourne on Friday.

Manoj Kumar in second round of AIBA Olympic qualifier

Manoj Kumar in second round of AIBA Olympic qualifier

Rediff.com17 Jun 2016

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) clinched a hard-fought victory but two other Indian boxers bowed out after losing in the first round at the AIBA World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.

From US First Lady to possible first female president, Hillary's done it all

From US First Lady to possible first female president, Hillary's done it all

Rediff.com7 Jun 2016

Ninety-six years after women won the right to vote in the United States of America, a woman stands a chance of winning the US presidential race. Hillary Clinton -- former first lady, former US senator, and former secretary of state -- has become the first woman to capture a major-party nomination for president, taking another step in a journey that once seemed impossible, but over the last eight years has seemed inevitable. Like everything about her campaign, it was harder than expected.

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