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'India's greatest threat in Afghanistan is China'

'India's greatest threat in Afghanistan is China'

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

'Imagine China pursuing its aims in Jammu and Kashmir by using Pakistani and now Afghan proxies.'

Challenge for us: Rajnath on Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Challenge for us: Rajnath on Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Rediff.com29 Aug 2021

The Taliban insurgents stormed Afghanistan days ago capturing all major cities in a matter of days, two weeks before the US was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a vexatious two-decade war and the Kabul airport attack has left dozens dead and many injured.

Siraj Breaks Kapil's Lord's Record

Siraj Breaks Kapil's Lord's Record

Rediff.com17 Aug 2021

Rajneesh Gupta presents the interesting numbers from Day 5 of the India-England Test at Lord's.

Indian Unicorns Boom

Indian Unicorns Boom

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

India is currently home to 52 unicorn startups and one of the fastest-growing startup ecosystems.

'Drone attacks are an evolving threat'

'Drone attacks are an evolving threat'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

'India needs offensive and defensive security measures to protect itself.'

Trucking startup BlackBuck's valuation crosses $1 bn, joins unicorn club

Trucking startup BlackBuck's valuation crosses $1 bn, joins unicorn club

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

BlackBuck, India's leading online trucking platform, has closed a $67 million round of equity financing. The round was led by Tribe Capital, IFC Emerging Asia Fund and VEF. Existing investors Wellington Management, Sands Capital, and International Finance Corporation also participated in the round. The investment has made the Bengaluru-based company a 'unicorn,' or a startup valued at more than $1 billion, according to the firm. The company will use these funds to further penetrate the market and launch new service offerings for its customer base.

How India can NEUTRALISE Enemy Drones

How India can NEUTRALISE Enemy Drones

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

'An armed helicopter equipped with counter-drone systems will provide the airborne counter-drone capability and flexibility needed to protect India's critical assets.'

Swiggy closes $1.25 bn funding led by SoftBank

Swiggy closes $1.25 bn funding led by SoftBank

Rediff.com20 Jul 2021

The funding marks the first investment in the Indian food delivery category by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from the company's long-term investor, Prosus, and other existing investors Accel Partners and Wellington Management, Swiggy said in a statement. In addition, new investors Qatar Investment Authority, Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Goldman Sachs, Think Investments and Carmignac participated in the round, it stated. This latest fundraise was heavily oversubscribed following strong interest from investors, and comes on the back of Swiggy's rapid recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and subsequent growth in 2020-21, Swiggy said.

Time for India to Engage the Taliban

Time for India to Engage the Taliban

Rediff.com19 Jul 2021

India needs to shed its policy of lethargy and inhibitions to engage the Taliban with an intent to maintain its influence in Afghanistan. This would not just put a spanner in Pakistani designs, but also incentivise the Taliban not to be the puppets of GHQ, Rawalpindi, asserts Colonel Nikhil Apte (retd), who served on the Af-Pak desk at the Military Operations Directorate.

NZ to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate WTC victory

NZ to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate WTC victory

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

The victorious New Zealand cricketers will carry the ICC World Test Championship Mace on a week-long, nationwide tour of the country, starting on July 26, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Wednesday.

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Before they take the field for the World Test Championship final on Friday, June 18, Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at India-New Zealand Test encounters in the new century.

The 10 Top Liveable Cities in the World

The 10 Top Liveable Cities in the World

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

Auckland in New Zealand has been named the world's most liveable city.

Zimbabwe recall Taylor for Pakistan Test series

Zimbabwe recall Taylor for Pakistan Test series

Rediff.com27 Apr 2021

The first Test will start on Thursday, with the second scheduled for May 7-11 at the same venue.

Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

Stand-in White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite was named the women's ODI Player of the Year, after taking some time off to have a baby and returning to the fold to score 304 runs at 38, including a top score of 119 not-out against England in Dunedin.

NZ call-up three uncapped players for England Test tour

NZ call-up three uncapped players for England Test tour

Rediff.com8 Apr 2021

The squad will then be trimmed to 15 for the ICC World Test Championship final against India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton starting on June 18, as per ICC regulations.

Kiwis sweep Bangladesh after Conway, Mitchell tons

Kiwis sweep Bangladesh after Conway, Mitchell tons

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Bangladesh had made a bright start, reducing their opponents to 57-3 but Conway and Latham steadied the innings with a 63-run stand for the fourth before the former added another 159 for the fifth with Mitchell.

RCB sign NZ keeper as Philippe's replacement for IPL

RCB sign NZ keeper as Philippe's replacement for IPL

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

RCB play Mumbai Indians in the IPL's opener on April 9.

Langer angry as Australia miss out on WTC final due to over rate

Langer angry as Australia miss out on WTC final due to over rate

Rediff.com9 Mar 2021

Australia coach Justin Langer said on Tuesday his team's "slack" attention to detail in bowling required overs in the India series had cost them a place in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

PIX: Guptill powers New Zealand to T20 series win vs Aus

PIX: Guptill powers New Zealand to T20 series win vs Aus

Rediff.com7 Mar 2021

Martin Guptill smashed a quickfire half-century as New Zealand cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Australia at Wellington Stadium on Sunday in the fifth Twenty20 international and secure a 3-2 series win.

'The broadest bat in the world'

'The broadest bat in the world'

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

K N Prabhu, the doyen of cricket writers, salutes Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, who appeared for the first time in Test cricket 50 years ago today, March 6, 1971.

Finch stars as Australia levels T20 series with New Zealand

Finch stars as Australia levels T20 series with New Zealand

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

Aaron Finch scored 79 from 55 balls to propel Australia to a 50-run win over New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 and level the five-match series 2-2

Seat broken by Maxwell's six to be auctioned for charity

Seat broken by Maxwell's six to be auctioned for charity

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

The seat will be put up for auction. After the game, Maxwell signed the seat so it can be auctioned off for charity.

Agar scalps six as Australia keep T20 series alive

Agar scalps six as Australia keep T20 series alive

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Australia clawed back to 2-1 in the five-match series following defeats in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Why Australia will be Rooting for Joe & Co in 4th Test

Why Australia will be Rooting for Joe & Co in 4th Test

Rediff.com2 Mar 2021

'We wish (England) well, see what unfolds. It's out of our hands but we'll be watching on with interest.'

Fans barred from New Zealand T20s after Auckland lockdown

Fans barred from New Zealand T20s after Auckland lockdown

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

New Zealand's biggest city Auckland went into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday after the emergence of a new local case of the coronavirus of unknown origin.

Is burden of captaincy affecting Finch's form?

Is burden of captaincy affecting Finch's form?

Rediff.com26 Feb 2021

'He's arguably the best Twenty20 batter in the world over a long period of time. His record's so good and he's our captain, so maybe that's what's going on off-field but in our heads we just trust him'.

Check out the Tests that ended on Day 2

Check out the Tests that ended on Day 2

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

The last time India won a Test inside two days was in 2018, beating Afghanistan in Bengaluru.

Guptill 'a little bit cooked' after stunning innings in Dunedin

Guptill 'a little bit cooked' after stunning innings in Dunedin

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

'But Guptill played a brilliant innings in that partnership with Kane, built a lot of momentum.'

UK lockdown hero Captain Tom dies of COVID at 100

UK lockdown hero Captain Tom dies of COVID at 100

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

When the war veteran set out to walk 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday, he was aiming to raise a humble 1,000. But his determination to complete the challenge while using a walking frame captured the public's imagination during the pandemic and within days he had raised tens of millions of pounds, with the figure continuing to grow even after he had completed the 100th lap.

NZ all-rounder Neesham undergoes surgery

NZ all-rounder Neesham undergoes surgery

Rediff.com17 Jan 2021

Neesham, who struggled for form in the Indian Premier League last year, is expected to return to action for the back end of the ongoing Super Smash tournament, where Wellington are currently leading the table.

New Zealand Devine slams fastest century in women's T20 cricket

New Zealand Devine slams fastest century in women's T20 cricket

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine smashed the fastest hundred in women's Twenty20 cricket on Thursday, reaching the milestone in just 36 balls in the domestic Super Smash competition.

Bowlers put New Zealand in control of against Pakistan

Bowlers put New Zealand in control of against Pakistan

Rediff.com28 Dec 2020

The tourists had resumed on 30-1 on Monday and then lost four wickets for 13 runs before Rizwan and Fawad Alam stopped the rot with a cautious partnership of just 28 runs in 17 overs.

New Zealand's last chance to push for WTC final

New Zealand's last chance to push for WTC final

Rediff.com25 Dec 2020

New Zealand's late push for a place in next year's International Cricket Council's World Test Championship final will come to a head against an injury-hit Pakistan when their two-Test series begins on Saturday in Mount Maunganui.

 Will Mondelez's Christmas cookie work?

Will Mondelez's Christmas cookie work?

Rediff.com23 Dec 2020

The company expects Bournvita Crunchy to strengthen its presence in the cookie segment.

Lowest innings totals in Test cricket

Lowest innings totals in Test cricket

Rediff.com19 Dec 2020

Here are the lowest innings totals in Test cricket:

PIX: Clinical New Zealand rout WI; rise to No 1 in Tests

PIX: Clinical New Zealand rout WI; rise to No 1 in Tests

Rediff.com14 Dec 2020

The victory put New Zealand level with Australia on 116 points at the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings and they moved to third in the table for the World Test Championship final at Lord's next year.

2nd Test: New Zealand on brink of victory over WI

2nd Test: New Zealand on brink of victory over WI

Rediff.com13 Dec 2020

The hosts, who won the first Test in Hamilton by an innings and 134 runs, scored 460 in their first innings with Henry Nicholls notching his highest Test score of 174.

Jamieson puts NZ in control as Windies collapse

Jamieson puts NZ in control as Windies collapse

Rediff.com12 Dec 2020

Kyle Jamieson took his second five-wicket haul as New Zealand ripped through the West Indies batting lineup to leave them in dire straits on 124-8 at the close of play of the second day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

NZ drop Taylor for Pakistan T20 series

NZ drop Taylor for Pakistan T20 series

Rediff.com12 Dec 2020

Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been dropped for the Twenty20 series against Pakistan, while Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been recalled after they were rested for last month's series against West Indies.

2nd Test: Nicholls ton spurs Kiwi fightback vs WI

2nd Test: Nicholls ton spurs Kiwi fightback vs WI

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

The 29-year-old left-hander was on 117 with Kyle Jamieson on one at stumps at the Basin Reserve.

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