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How Xiaomi passed the Covid lockdown test

How Xiaomi passed the Covid lockdown test

Rediff.com12 hours ago

'One out of three phones sold in India is a Xiaomi phone.'

Active Covid cases to double in Maha in 15 days: CM

Active Covid cases to double in Maha in 15 days: CM

Rediff.com1 days ago

Maharashtra is expecting its active caseload to reach 11.9 lakh by April 30, compared to the current active caseload of 5.64 lakh, Thackeray said.

Over 1,700 test Covid positive in Kumbh Mela over 5-day period

Over 1,700 test Covid positive in Kumbh Mela over 5-day period

Rediff.com1 days ago

More RT-PCR test reports are awaited and the trend shows that the number of infected persons in the Kumbh Mela Kshetra is likely to climb to 2,000.

Stuck with the in-laws during the lockdown

Stuck with the in-laws during the lockdown

Rediff.com1 days ago

'There are worse things than being stuck with your in-laws during a nation-wide lockdown. Like actually enjoying being in that situation.'

Decade on, Jaypee Infratech customers still waiting for a home

Decade on, Jaypee Infratech customers still waiting for a home

Rediff.com2 days ago

Booked between 2007 and 2011, out of the total 32,700 residential units under various Jaypee Infratech (JIL) projects, at least 20,000 homes are yet to be delivered. Supreme Court documents show that, till last March, Jaypee had issued 7,997 offers of possession to homebuyers while executing only 6,530 sub-lease deeds. These deeds offer homebuyers possession rights but, unlike registration, does not guarantee absolute ownership.

How to be a badass billionaire like Kim Kardashian

How to be a badass billionaire like Kim Kardashian

Rediff.com2 days ago

From stylist to Paris Hilton to influential billionaires, Kim Kardashian tells you how to chart your own success journey.

'Why did the government delay the vaccine?'

'Why did the government delay the vaccine?'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'The government had a vaccine from January.' 'The government should have given the vaccine to all population above the age of 45, right from the start.' 'Each state has its own problems, but as far as vaccine coverage in India is concerned, there have been mistakes.'

'COVID-19 may cause a massacre in India in 2021'

'COVID-19 may cause a massacre in India in 2021'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'We are already exhausted, but we can't give up.' 'The battle is still on.' 'We will see some respite by December 2021.'

Thackeray announces fresh Covid curbs, sops for needy

Thackeray announces fresh Covid curbs, sops for needy

Rediff.com3 days ago

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday night announced a statewide curfew in Maharashtra for 15 days from April 14. However, he clarified, essential services were exempt from the curbs.

Gold hallmarking to be mandatory from June 1

Gold hallmarking to be mandatory from June 1

Rediff.com3 days ago

The government on Tuesday said it is fully prepared to implement mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts from June 1, 2021. Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of the precious metal and is voluntary in nature at present. The Centre, in November 2019, had announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts would be made mandatory across the country from January 15, 2021.

3 jumbo COVID-19 hospitals to come up in Mumbai soon

3 jumbo COVID-19 hospitals to come up in Mumbai soon

Rediff.com4 days ago

Each of these medical facilities will have a capacity of 2,000 beds, including 200 ICU beds and 70 per cent oxygen beds, and they will be set up at three different locations in the city

Why India needs an independent media

Why India needs an independent media

Rediff.com6 days ago

The government is attempting everything it can to make sure that this does not happen, observes Aakar Patel.

'Mamata knows her defeat is certain'

'Mamata knows her defeat is certain'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'If the chief minister says there are areas in her home state where she cannot enter, where has she driven the state to!'

12 Films When The Lovers Eloped

12 Films When The Lovers Eloped

Rediff.com7 days ago

A fun excerpt from Diptakirti Chaudhuri's Bollygeek: The Crazy Trivia Guide to Bollywood.

Mukesh Ambani to appeal against Sebi penalty

Mukesh Ambani to appeal against Sebi penalty

Rediff.com8 Apr 2021

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani will appeal against the fine imposed by market regulator SEBI over alleged irregularities in a two-decade-old share issue in the company, the firm said on Thursday. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) had issued debentures with convertible warrants in 1994 and allotted equity shares against the warrants in 2000. This was when Dhirubhai Ambani was heading the undivided company.

13 yrs after Tata's ouster, Singur seeks industrialisation

13 yrs after Tata's ouster, Singur seeks industrialisation

Rediff.com8 Apr 2021

'What did we get out of this agitation? Nothing... Now we feel it was all a mistake. We have no work, and our land has turned infertile. We are living in abject poverty'

Sebi slaps Rs 25 cr fine on Ambani brothers in 2000 case

Sebi slaps Rs 25 cr fine on Ambani brothers in 2000 case

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

Sebi on Wednesday imposed a total penalty of Rs 25 crore on Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, other individuals and entities for non-compliance with takeover norms in a Reliance Industries case dating back to 2000.

Ken-Betwa project: 'Tiger population won't survive'

Ken-Betwa project: 'Tiger population won't survive'

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

'Tiger reserves were created to protect areas from developmental activities.' 'If we go ahead with these projects, then it is a complete mockery of our institutions and our laws, it is against everything we have stood for, our Forest Conservation Act, our Wildlife Biodiversity Act.'

ASK MAYANK: I've a new job offer, should I take it?

ASK MAYANK: I've a new job offer, should I take it?

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

How do you decide if you should take up a new job in these difficult times? HR guru Mayank Rautela has some tips that could help you decide.

CRPF man is our captive, appoint interlocutors: Maoists

CRPF man is our captive, appoint interlocutors: Maoists

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas went missing after the April 3 ambush in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region.

Govt makes it official: Justice Ramana is next CJI

Govt makes it official: Justice Ramana is next CJI

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

According to a notification issued by the government, Justice Ramana would take over as the 48th CJI on April 24 after incumbent CJI S A Bobde demits office a day before. Justice Ramana would retire on August 26, 2022.

Was anti-Maoist operation botched up?

Was anti-Maoist operation botched up?

Rediff.com6 Apr 2021

'Counter-insurgency operations cannot be conducted by following inflexible SOPs.' 'It is unwise to enter jungles with a large body of troops without precise intelligence,' asserts counter-insurgency expert Brigadier Narender Kumar (retd).

Naxal attack: Bodies of 20 jawans recovered, toll rises to 22

Naxal attack: Bodies of 20 jawans recovered, toll rises to 22

Rediff.com4 Apr 2021

In a major joint offensive, separate joint teams of security forces, comprising over 2,000 personnel, had launched an anti-Naxal operation from Bijapur and Sukma districts in the South Bastar forests, considered as the Maoist stronghold, on Friday night.

Loan interest waiver: PSU banks may have to take Rs 2,000 cr hit

Loan interest waiver: PSU banks may have to take Rs 2,000 cr hit

Rediff.com4 Apr 2021

Public sector banks may have to bear a burden of Rs 1,800-2,000 crore arising due to a recent Supreme Court judgement on the waiver of compound interest on all loan accounts which opted for moratorium during March-August 2020, sources said. The judgement covers loans above Rs 2 crore as loans below this got blanket interest on interest waiver in November last year. Compound interest support scheme for loan moratorium cost the government Rs 5,500 crore during 2020-21 and the scheme covered all borrowers including the prompt one who did not avail moratorium.

18 jawans missing after Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter, search on

18 jawans missing after Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter, search on

Rediff.com4 Apr 2021

A search operation was underway on Sunday to trace 18 security personnel who went missing after a fierce gun-battle with Naxals in a forest along the border of Bijapur-Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Chhattisgarh: 5 jawans, 1 Naxal killed in encounter

Chhattisgarh: 5 jawans, 1 Naxal killed in encounter

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

The personnel belonging to the CRPF's elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action unit, the District Reserve Guard and the Special Task Force were involved in the operation.

Meet the BJP's silent army in Bengal

Meet the BJP's silent army in Bengal

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

'They are our go-to men, our trouble-shooters.' 'They draw their strength from remaining low-key and accessible only to our workers.'

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision, making it sound every bit political, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

Bengal win will put Mamata in race for PM

Bengal win will put Mamata in race for PM

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

The TMC expects to emerge victorious by way of a majority of minority votes and a minority of majority votes, notes Arun Bhatnagar, a retired IAS officer.

Auto-debit payments: RBI extends timeline for implementation of new rules

Auto-debit payments: RBI extends timeline for implementation of new rules

Rediff.com31 Mar 2021

The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday extended the timeline by six months to comply with its guidelines related to recurring online transactions with Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA), but reprimanded players that the non-compliance is a "serious concern". RBI had directed all banks including RRBs, NBFCs, and payment gateways to comply with AFA for automatic recurring payment by March 31, 2021, in order to make digital transaction safe and protect customers from fraudulent transactions. However, some of the players failed to meet the deadline and approached the RBI seeking extension of the deadline.

Farewell, Victor of the Battle of Basantar

Farewell, Victor of the Battle of Basantar

Rediff.com31 Mar 2021

Lieutenant General Walter Anthony Gustavo Pinto was known for his dynamic, bold and aggressive leadership in the Battle of Basantar during the 1971 War. Lieutenant General B T Pandit -- who was awarded a Vir Chakra for his courage during that battle -- salutes the Victor of Basantar who passed into the ages last week.

ED attaches over Rs 150-crore assets of Unitech promoters

ED attaches over Rs 150-crore assets of Unitech promoters

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Properties worth over Rs 150 crore of real estate firm Unitech Group have been attached in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Tuesday. The assets include a dozen of land pieces measuring a total of 48.56 acres in Gurgaon near Delhi.

Bench strength the secret behind India's dream run...

Bench strength the secret behind India's dream run...

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

If the Australian summer was the stuff of dreams, the showing at home against a quality England side across formats brought about hopes of a bright future.

Ask Ajit: 'Bought shares at peak; please advice'

Ask Ajit: 'Bought shares at peak; please advice'

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries.

Mountbatten's Indian valuables auctioned for Rs 56 crore

Mountbatten's Indian valuables auctioned for Rs 56 crore

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

A diamond bracelet and jewelled decorative elephants from Jaipur are some of the Indian heirlooms that made up a collection of 350 personal items belonging to Patricia Mountbatten, Lord Louis Mountbatten's eldest daughter, which fetched over £5.6 million (Rs 56 crore) at an auction in London.

COVID: Karnataka bans protests, no lockdown, says CM

COVID: Karnataka bans protests, no lockdown, says CM

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

Asking people to cooperate by wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing, he said officials have been instructed to take strict measures against those not wearing masks from Tuesday itself.

SC slams NCLAT for 'tinkering' with power in Tata-Mistry case

SC slams NCLAT for 'tinkering' with power in Tata-Mistry case

Rediff.com27 Mar 2021

The NCLAT, in its December 18, 2019 order, had restrained the company, its board of directors and shareholders from exercising the power under the article against minority members except in exceptional circumstances and in the interest of company. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde dealt with this issue in its 282-page verdict which set aside the NCLAT's order that had restored Cyrus Mistry as the executive chairman of the USD 100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate.

Elect govt that upholds democracy: Manmohan

Elect govt that upholds democracy: Manmohan

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

The ex-PM urged the people to elect a government that upholds the Constitution of India and the principles of democracy and brings about inclusive growth for all.

Anil Dharker: Editor, bon vivant, mentor to many

Anil Dharker: Editor, bon vivant, mentor to many

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

'Everywhere Anil Dharker went, he assembled teams of talented people, gave them opportunities, then got out of the way and allowed them to flourish.' Meenakshi Shedde remembers a very special editor.

Ajit, tell me how can I get RICH?

Ajit, tell me how can I get RICH?

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries.

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