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PLA accelerates fortification of Indian border: Report

PLA accelerates fortification of Indian border: Report

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

In fact, given the current tensions and massed troops on both sides, there is a danger that the LAC will become more like the Line of Control with Pakistan, a heavily fortified and strongly defended border where weapon fire exchanges regularly occur. Indeed, Stratfor Worldview research has listed a sharp increase in new Chinese facilities along the LAC in 2019-20.

Xi's 'strong' obsession reason for China's behaviour: Experts

Xi's 'strong' obsession reason for China's behaviour: Experts

Rediff.com23 Jul 2020

Experts said the tensions have added to a sense of apprehension in the United States, Europe and parts of Asia that China will engage in more aggressive behaviour in pursuit of its territorial interests, which in turn has raised the possibility of a serious and coordinated pushback by leading global players.

REWIND: Best moments from June

REWIND: Best moments from June

Rediff.com2 Jul 2020

Black Lives Matter protests and coronavirus rages across the pandemic and much more. Here are the top images from the month of June.

'PLA was acting with higher approval'

'PLA was acting with higher approval'

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

'Given the way in which the PLA operates today, I don't believe local commanders were necessarily acting without approval of higher levels.' 'They were acting in a way which they believed they were carrying out the intent of the higher levels.'

'BCG vaccine can be a game-changer against coronavirus'

'BCG vaccine can be a game-changer against coronavirus'

Rediff.com9 Apr 2020

'There is indeed a link between BCG vaccination and resistance to COVID-19.'

Will a warmer summer help slow down coronavirus spread?

Will a warmer summer help slow down coronavirus spread?

Rediff.com2 Apr 2020

IMD has said the temperature in April-June across most parts in India is expected to be 0.5-1 degrees Celsius warmer than normal. However, doctors and scientists say they haven't found any direct correlation between the speed of COVID-19 spread and warm weather.

Why India has not made a world-beating global invention

Why India has not made a world-beating global invention

Rediff.com15 Jul 2019

'If Indians are as smart as their counterparts in university, and have equal opportunity, then what is the reason that we cannot produce inventions of quality that are recognised by the world?'

When Priyanka Chopra was an American teenager

When Priyanka Chopra was an American teenager

Rediff.com9 Jul 2018

What was life like for the confident Priyanka Chopra of today when she was a gawky teenager?

Winter Olympics Sidelights: Russian medallist suspected of doping

Winter Olympics Sidelights: Russian medallist suspected of doping

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

Why History is more important now than ever before

Why History is more important now than ever before

Rediff.com26 Oct 2017

'Studying History, we come close to all of the messiness of human life -- we understand what motivates people, what makes them get along or go to war, what dreams they had for themselves and their futures.'

Debunking 10 myths about China and the South China Sea

Debunking 10 myths about China and the South China Sea

Rediff.com12 Jul 2016

In anticipation of a verdict to be delivered by the International Tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on Tuesday, China has orchestrated a worldwide campaign to defuse its findings.

Full text of Modi's address to US Congress

Full text of Modi's address to US Congress

Rediff.com8 Jun 2016

Here's the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the United States Congress.

Indian-American woman killed in Mali attack

Indian-American woman killed in Mali attack

Rediff.com21 Nov 2015

Anita Datar is the sole US citizen to have been killed in the attack.

What The World Needs: A Fellowship of Minds

What The World Needs: A Fellowship of Minds

Rediff.com11 Nov 2015

'They don't always agree with our governments, their teachers or their parents, but it is the conviction of their ideas, and their determination to share them with the world that, I believe, is one of the greatest sources of hope for our planet.' 'The colonisation of space, understanding the very building blocks of matter and the universe, utilising our understanding of the human genome to conquer disease -- these are the tasks waiting for a fellowship of minds to realise new triumphs in our collective destiny.'

'What we did for the environment has been undone by the new govt'

'What we did for the environment has been undone by the new govt'

Rediff.com19 Feb 2015

'This is not a Sanjay Baru or Natwar Singh type of book. It's not a memoir. It's not a book to reveal conversations, real or imaginary. This is not a book to position myself at the centre of the world.' Jairam Ramesh on his stint as environment minister.

Top 20 moments from the week that went by

Top 20 moments from the week that went by

Rediff.com9 Feb 2015

Some stunning moments of the week that was

'450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India'

'450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India'

Rediff.com19 Nov 2014

Indians constitute 4 per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said.

Pakistan hails John Kerry's nomination, India mum

Pakistan hails John Kerry's nomination, India mum

Rediff.com24 Dec 2012

"I think it's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers, or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as John Kerry. And this makes him a perfect choice to guide American diplomacy," said United States President Barack Obama as he nominated five-term Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State.

Gopal Krishna to represent Iowa at National GOP convention

Gopal Krishna to represent Iowa at National GOP convention

Rediff.com18 Jul 2012

Aziz Haniffa profiles the most influential Indian American Republican in the important caucus state of Iowa

Indian embassy bomb threat caller spoke 'hinglish'

Indian embassy bomb threat caller spoke 'hinglish'

Rediff.com11 Apr 2012

The bomb threat to the Indian embassy here was made by a caller from the western United States city of Utah by a man speaking in 'Hinglish', indicating that he was apparently of South Asian origin, sources said on Wednesday.

Orchestrating global symphony in real-time

Orchestrating global symphony in real-time

Rediff.com11 Feb 2011

TablaNet, an online musical collaboration system by Mihir Sarkar, may soon become a rave for percussionists across the globe.

India has begun recharging N programmes: Kerry

India has begun recharging N programmes: Kerry

Rediff.com28 Oct 2009

Diplomatic observers and foreign policy wonks were left perplexed trying to figure out what Senator John F Kerry meant when he said India had begun "to reinvigorate its own programme there", which he described as "absurd on both sides".

The US model: Don't follow it blindly!

The US model: Don't follow it blindly!

Rediff.com30 Sep 2009

We need to be careful not to confuse financial market reform with following the US model of regulation, if finance is to remain a servant, not master, of the real economy, says A V Rajwade.

Obama's representative for Muslims is overwhelmed

Obama's representative for Muslims is overwhelmed

Rediff.com2 Jul 2009

Kashmir-born Farah Pandith, who was recently appointed the United States' Special Representative to the Muslim world by the Obama administration, has said that she is overwhelmed with the response from India, over her new job. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had last week appointed Pandith for this first-of-its-kind position in the US government as part of President Barack Obama's effort to start a new beginning with the Muslim world and improve America's image.

Of global stakes and China's dogged persistence

Of global stakes and China's dogged persistence

Rediff.com5 May 2009

The prime interest rate levels have hit 'record lows' and fiscal deficits 'have soared', is the sobering analysis of Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, on the global economy.

Ancient Vedic wisdom for the next generation

Ancient Vedic wisdom for the next generation

Rediff.com7 Aug 2008

A three-day international conference, held between June 27 and June 29, at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, discussed how the ancient Indian wisdom of the Vedas could shape and sustain future generations in the context of social, economic, environmental, and political upheavals worldwide.

Why the US is an economic burden on the world

Why the US is an economic burden on the world

Rediff.com23 Jun 2008

To put things in perspective, Americans constitute 5 per cent of the global population, but consume about 40 per cent of the global resources.

Revisiting Anita Desai

Revisiting Anita Desai

Rediff.com4 Dec 2007

Arthur J Pais has interviewed Anita Desai many times over the years. Here, he shares impressions and anecdotes about the celebrated author.

Business books you must read

Business books you must read

Rediff.com8 Nov 2007

Written by experts in management, business and strategy, these books promise to be inspiring, informative and educational. Some of them may even be fun reads.

'Vipassana' meditation for a stress-free life

'Vipassana' meditation for a stress-free life

Rediff.com29 Oct 2007

The trial found that the 37 people who participated in an eight-week mindfulness meditation programme had significantly greater pain acceptance and physical function than another group which took the same classes later and showed similar results.

Shanghai rising!

Shanghai rising!

Rediff.com12 Feb 2007

China struggles to build a livable city inside a world-class business capital.

US visas: Attorney Gilbert Ferrer's tips

US visas: Attorney Gilbert Ferrer's tips

Rediff.com28 Apr 2006

US attorney Gilbert Ferrer, who specialises in immigration law, offers visa advice.

US visas: Get to know the rules

US visas: Get to know the rules

Rediff.com28 Apr 2006

US attorney Gilbert Ferrer spells the rules out.

'India as a brand only needs repositioning'

'India as a brand only needs repositioning'

Rediff.com8 Feb 2006

Brand India should have more ambassadors. They should be people and opinion makers like the CEOs of top companies.

How to build 'brand India'

How to build 'brand India'

Rediff.com1 Feb 2006

Nations have to compete just like corporations, he says highlighting the need to brand and promote quality products and services.

In Kolkata, MIT is taboo

In Kolkata, MIT is taboo

Rediff.com8 Dec 2005

West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta, an MIT alumnus, had announced last month that the MIT is eager to open a Kolkata chapter and tie up with leading institutions in the state.\n\n

The age of Chinese MNCs is here

The age of Chinese MNCs is here

Rediff.com15 Sep 2005

China's multinationals, powerful as they seem, are still beholden to the Communist Party. That's both a blessing and a burden.

Now a 'smiley' for your thought!

Now a 'smiley' for your thought!

Rediff.com9 Feb 2005

Angry with a friend who is too busy to pick up the phone? Just leave a voice message and he will take the hint through an on-screen 'emotica' -- a new age technological marvel, to hit the market soon.

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