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Djokovic still coy about playing in Australian Open

Djokovic still coy about playing in Australian Open

Rediff.com1 days ago

Novak Djokovic is still uncertain whether he will take part in the 2022 Australian Open but will soon make a decision, the World No 1 said after Serbia's 2-1 defeat by Croatia in the Davis Cup semi-finals on Friday.

How India Won The 1971 War

How India Won The 1971 War

Rediff.com2 days ago

December 3, 2021 marks 50 years since the beginning of the 1971 War which ended in a decisive military victory for India and the liberation of Bangladesh. Most analysts of the 1971 War agree that the IV Corps dash across the mighty Meghna river led by the brilliant General Sagat Singh was the turning point in the war, recalls military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Djokovic will have to be vaccinated to play in Australian Open

Djokovic will have to be vaccinated to play in Australian Open

Rediff.com20 Nov 2021

"(Novak) has said that he views this as a private matter for him. We would love to see Novak here, he knows that he'll have to be vaccinated to play here."

Djokovic reiterates 'freedom of choice' on vaccine

Djokovic reiterates 'freedom of choice' on vaccine

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

Novak Djokovic, the world number one ranked men's player, has reiterated his stand about freedom of choice over taking the COVID-19 vaccine as suspense grows over his participation at the Australian Open in January.

Kyrgios retracts on support for unvaccinated players

Kyrgios retracts on support for unvaccinated players

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

Australian government officials have said unvaccinated players will be barred from the tournament in January, casting doubt on whether men's world number one and reigning champion Novak Djokovic will defend his title.

Gandhi statue vandalised In Australia; disgraceful, says PM Morrison

Gandhi statue vandalised In Australia; disgraceful, says PM Morrison

Rediff.com15 Nov 2021

The Indian community in Melbourne expressed their shock over the incident, terming it as a "low act."

Federer likely to miss 2022 Australian Open

Federer likely to miss 2022 Australian Open

Rediff.com15 Nov 2021

Federer is tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the race to be the most successful men's singles Grand Slam champion of all time and Australian Open organisers would have been hoping to have all three at Melbourne Park.

Aus players to be fully vaccinated by end November

Aus players to be fully vaccinated by end November

Rediff.com8 Nov 2021

Hockley was thankful they did not have to introduce vaccine mandates for players and that the idea was "almost irrelevant" due to the vaccination rate.

Australia formally recognises India's Covaxin

Australia formally recognises India's Covaxin

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

Australia's medicines and medical devices regulator on Monday formally recognised India's Covaxin, a vaccine against the coronavirus as the country's border was reopened for the first time in nearly 20 months.

Nykaa's Falguni Nayar: UNAFRAID To Take Risks

Nykaa's Falguni Nayar: UNAFRAID To Take Risks

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

Beauty, Nykaa's founder Falguni Nayar realised, is a very long-tailed business and with e-commerce picking up in India, it seemed like a good idea to venture into.

No unvaccinated players at Australian Open, says Victoria state Premier

No unvaccinated players at Australian Open, says Victoria state Premier

Rediff.com27 Oct 2021

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said his government will not apply for travel permits to allow unvaccinated tennis players to compete at the Australian Open in the state after Prime Minister Scott Morrison indicated they would be allowed into the country.

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open?

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open?

Rediff.com25 Oct 2021

In the email, the WTA said it wanted to "clear up false and misleading information" about the conditions players would face at the Australian Open.

Eyeing China, India-UK begin tri-services exercise

Eyeing China, India-UK begin tri-services exercise

Rediff.com24 Oct 2021

The Chinese navy's growing aggression in the Western Pacific is bringing together a range of allies.

Aus pacer Pattinson retires from international cricket

Aus pacer Pattinson retires from international cricket

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

'Leading into pre-season I really wanted to give the Ashes a crack but, in the end, I haven't had the preparation I would have liked heading into the coming season.'

Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: minister

Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: minister

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

All players who want a visa to compete in the Australian Open will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the country's immigration minister said on Wednesday, putting Novak Djokovic's title defence and Grand Slam record bid in doubt.

'The virus doesn't care what your tennis ranking is'

'The virus doesn't care what your tennis ranking is'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Australia's Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said he opposed special arrangements to let unvaccinated athletes compete in the state, which is scheduled to host the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park in January.

Why Djokovic may skip Australian Open

Why Djokovic may skip Australian Open

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic once again declined to reveal whether he has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and said he is unsure if he would defend his title at next year's Australian Open.

PIX: Badosa, Norrie triumph at Indian Wells

PIX: Badosa, Norrie triumph at Indian Wells

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

Paula Badosa survived a stiff challenge from Victoria Azarenka in the Indian Wells final, while Cameron Norrie battled back to defeat Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Paine 'devastated' by Pucovski blow, backs Harris to open

Paine 'devastated' by Pucovski blow, backs Harris to open

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Australia Test captain Tim Paine was "devastated" to hear of Will Pucovski's latest concussion but has nominated Marcus Harris to step in should the opener prove unfit for the Ashes.

Australia batter Pucovski struck on the head again

Australia batter Pucovski struck on the head again

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

The 23-year-old, who has suffered nine previous concussions, is expected to be among the contenders to open the batting against England with David Warner.

Eddings falls as Australia chairman after losing support

Eddings falls as Australia chairman after losing support

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

A CA director for 13 years, Eddings replaced David Peever in 2018 as interim chairman after the former mining executive resigned following the release of a scathing cultural review into the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.

Murray supports calls for more players to get vaccinated

Murray supports calls for more players to get vaccinated

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

'You might just have to leave (for Australia) a few weeks earlier than everyone else. That's the player's choice. If the local government puts that in place then I would support that. It would be great if more players got vaccinated.'

Indian Wells Tennis: Murray wins opener; Raducanu ousted

Indian Wells Tennis: Murray wins opener; Raducanu ousted

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

Raducanu falls in first match since US Open triumph.

US Open women's final bigger hit than men's

US Open women's final bigger hit than men's

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

The US Open women's final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez attracted a bigger audience on ESPN than the men's clash featuring calendar year Grand Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic and Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

Kareena's Pregnancy Tips

Kareena's Pregnancy Tips

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

Tahira celebrates husband Ayushmann's birthday... Ajay Devgn parties in the Maldives...

US presses Pak to fight Al Qaeda, ISIS in Afghanistan, reveal leaked documents

US presses Pak to fight Al Qaeda, ISIS in Afghanistan, reveal leaked documents

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

The Biden administration is quietly pressing Pakistan to cooperate on combating dreaded terrorist groups such as the ISIS-K and Al Qaeda following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, according to a set of leaked documents and diplomatic cables to a prominent US media outlet.

Azarenka calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Azarenka calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

'I hope that as an association we make the best decision for our business, for our health, for the tournaments, for public.'

No rush to recognise Taliban: White House

No rush to recognise Taliban: White House

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

There's no rush to recognition from the United States or any country we have spoken with around the world. It will be very dependent on their behaviour and whether they deliver on what the expectations are of the global community, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Tennis: Osaka stunned by Teichmann at Cincinnati

Tennis: Osaka stunned by Teichmann at Cincinnati

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

Opelka, Kyrgios included in Team World for Laver Cup.

'I have never believed in Gandhiji's doctrine of Non-Violence'

'I have never believed in Gandhiji's doctrine of Non-Violence'

Rediff.com10 Aug 2021

'Absolute non-violence is not only sinful, but immoral.' 'This doctrine of non-violence benumbed the revolutionary fervor, softened the limbs and hearts of the Hindus, and stiffened the bones of enemies.' A revealing excerpt from Vikram Sampath's Savarkar (Part 2): A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966.

Tokyo Games: FASCINATING Pix!

Tokyo Games: FASCINATING Pix!

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Rediff.com25 Jul 2021

First lady Jill Biden cheered her countrywomen to an upset victory over the French in the debut of 3x3 basketball at the Olympics as President Emmanuel Macron watched on from the sidelines.

Too S-E-X-Y To Handle

Too S-E-X-Y To Handle

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

Flattering looks from the Cannes red carpet.

Boxing draw: No easy run for Indians at Tokyo Games

Boxing draw: No easy run for Indians at Tokyo Games

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

Mary Kom (51kg) will open her campaign against Dominica's Miguelina Hernandez on July 25; Panghal gets bye into pre-quarters.

Azarenka, Kerber withdraw from Tokyo Olympics

Azarenka, Kerber withdraw from Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

Victoria Azarenka, 31, won a bronze medal for Belarus in singles and a gold in mixed doubles at the 2012 Summer Games in London. Angelique Kerber, 33, won the silver in singles for Germany at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Bold Style Moments from Cannes

Bold Style Moments from Cannes

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

These celebs wowed on the Cannes red carpet.

Pliskova ready for interesting battle to end Slam drought

Pliskova ready for interesting battle to end Slam drought

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

Standing in Czech Karolina Pliskova's way of achieving a first Grand Slam title is top seed Barty who is aiming to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish for the first time herself.

'Heroines flocked to him, but...'

'Heroines flocked to him, but...'

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

'... their love was jinxed.' 'His celluloid path to his partner's heart was seldom smooth; it had to contend with greedy relatives and indecisive sweethearts, who were more ready to sacrifice than woo and wed.'

Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Count among The Light of Asia's many, many admirers over 132 years: Gandhi, Tagore, Vivekananda, Nehru and Ambedkar, Tolstoy and Kipling, Yeats and Eliot, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev and C V Raman. Jairam Ramesh reveals why he decided to write a book on Edwin Arnold, who wrote The Light of Asia.

Don't come back: Trinamool tells Bengal Guv visiting Delhi

Don't come back: Trinamool tells Bengal Guv visiting Delhi

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal on Wednesday accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is on a visit to New Delhi, of violating constitutional norms and asked him not to return to the state.

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