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Would rather talk to Kashmiri youth than Pak: Shah to Farooq

Would rather talk to Kashmiri youth than Pak: Shah to Farooq

Rediff.com3 minutes ago

Shah said "three families" are answerable to the people for their failure to develop Jammu and Kashmir over the past seven decades.

Amit Shah spends night at CRPF camp in Pulwama

Amit Shah spends night at CRPF camp in Pulwama

Rediff.com2 hours ago

"I want to spend one night with you people and understand your problems," Shah said addressing the security personnel at the CRPF campus, adding it was his 'most important' engagement during his visit to the Union territory.

New IPL teams: Goenka gets Lucknow; CVC bags Ahmedabad

New IPL teams: Goenka gets Lucknow; CVC bags Ahmedabad

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Kolkata-based business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka's RP-SG Group claimed the Lucknow franchise for a whopping Rs 7090 crore, while international equity investment firm CVC Capital won the bid for Ahmedabad with a Rs 5600 crore offer.

Meet Scotland's T20 World Cup squad

Meet Scotland's T20 World Cup squad

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Rajneesh Gupta lists the Scotland players's T20 Internationals records.

Meet Amit Khare, Modi's New Advisor

Meet Amit Khare, Modi's New Advisor

Rediff.com16 hours ago

His career as a bureaucrat has been somewhat colourless, which suggests his current elevation is simply a matter of being at the right place at the right time.

Adani, Goenka could lead the charge at IPL team bidding

Adani, Goenka could lead the charge at IPL team bidding

Rediff.com1 days ago

The BCCI will be expecting the two new IPL franchises to go for Rs 7000 crore to Rs 10,000 crore each at the bidding process which begins in Dubai on Monday.

Meet Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad

Meet Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad

Rediff.com3 days ago

Rajneesh Gupta lists the Pakistan players at the T20I World Cup and their T20 Internationals records.

Eastern Ladakh stretched equipment to limits: IAF chief

Eastern Ladakh stretched equipment to limits: IAF chief

Rediff.com4 days ago

The situation that developed in eastern Ladakh last year required acclimatisation of a large number of IAF personnel and stretching of equipment to limits, but the force is "much better prepared" now in case there is a "long haul", Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari said on Thursday.

The BJP's Forgotten Margdarshak

The BJP's Forgotten Margdarshak

Rediff.com4 days ago

Murli Manohar Joshi makes a rare public appearance.

Can This Banker Get Srei Back To Business?

Can This Banker Get Srei Back To Business?

Rediff.com4 days ago

A lot depends on how Srei shapes up under the new administrator and his team, which is critical for investors' interest.

ASK AJIT: Buy, Sell or Hold?

ASK AJIT: Buy, Sell or Hold?

Rediff.com4 days ago

Ajit Mishra answers reader queries on the stock market.

Cong to give 40% tickets to women in UP polls: Priyanka

Cong to give 40% tickets to women in UP polls: Priyanka

Rediff.com6 days ago

The Congress will give 40 per cent of tickets to women in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections beginning next year, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here on Tuesday.

'We didn't expect such retaliation by bankers'

'We didn't expect such retaliation by bankers'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'We went to the NCLT to facilitate payment and in our wildest dreams we had not imagined that this would result in such a severe action.'

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid

Rediff.com7 days ago

Gen Colin Powell, former US Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from Covid-19 complications, his family announced on Tuesday. He was 84.

Kerala: Red alert for 10 dams, Sabarimala pilgrimage on hold

Kerala: Red alert for 10 dams, Sabarimala pilgrimage on hold

Rediff.com7 days ago

After a review meeting held at the Pathanamthitta District Collectorate to assess the situation, Rajan and state health minister Veena George said at a press conference that it has been decided to open the Kakki dam to release around 100-200 cumex water which would increase the water level of Pampa river by around 15 centimetres.

Why Xi Hates This Lady

Why Xi Hates This Lady

Rediff.com7 days ago

An independent Taiwan under President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party is anathema to China, observes Rup Narayan Das.

Govt rejects global hunger ranking after India fares poorly

Govt rejects global hunger ranking after India fares poorly

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Reacting sharply to the Global Hunger Report 2021, the Women and Child Development Ministry said it is 'shocking' to find that it has lowered the rank of India on the basis of FAO estimate on proportion of undernourished population which is found to be 'devoid of ground reality and facts, and suffers from serious methodological issues'.

RSS chief calls for review of population policy

RSS chief calls for review of population policy

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Bhagwat also expressed concern over Bitcoin and OTT platforms and asked the government to take efforts to regulate these things.

'Blaming the pilot is the cheapest thing to do'

'Blaming the pilot is the cheapest thing to do'

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Serving pilots question the Kozhikode plane crash report findings.

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday.

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday. The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the level of hunger in India "alarming".

High coal price to weigh on steel cos' Q2 earnings

High coal price to weigh on steel cos' Q2 earnings

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

Rising prices of international coal - both coking and thermal - used in the making of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, respectively, are expected to have an impact on margins of metals companies in July-September quarter (Q2) as steel companies may see margins getting eroded, while the base firms could stand to benefit, said brokerages.

Why Sonu Walia QUIT FILMS

Why Sonu Walia QUIT FILMS

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

'Everywhere, people would ask me why I had left films. They wanted to see more of me.' 'Their words were music to my ears.'

BCCI extends deadline for tenders for new IPL teams

BCCI extends deadline for tenders for new IPL teams

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

The BCCI on Wednesday extended the deadline for purchasing the tender document for the new Indian Premier League teams by another 10 days till October 20.

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Images and summary of all the World Cup 2022 qualifiers played across continents on Tuesday.

Zee: Whose company is it anyway?

Zee: Whose company is it anyway?

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

The Zee saga will see a long-drawn-out court battle before shareholders get any chance to vote on any proposal by the management or Invesco, says Prosenjit Datta.

What I Wore To Fashion Week

What I Wore To Fashion Week

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera and Hitesh Harisinghani spotted these stylish attendees at the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Ireland schoolgirl is youngest ODI centurion; betters Mithali's record

Ireland schoolgirl is youngest ODI centurion; betters Mithali's record

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

Amy Hunter became the youngest player to score an ODI century on Monday, when she hit an unbeaten 121 to guide Ireland victory over Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday, in Harare.

The Bhramam Review

The Bhramam Review

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

Every film that Sriram Raghavan makes is a compendium of ideas and sensations that tickle him. Trying to remake a Sriram Raghavan film is like getting excited by somebody else's goosebumps, observes Sreehari Nair.

Bollywood to give theatres a KICK START!

Bollywood to give theatres a KICK START!

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

'The opening up of theatres is well-timed to coincide with the festival season and give a big push. We expect box office collections to reach 2019 levels when they stood at Rs 10,000 crore.' Surajeet Das Gupta reports.

Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter J-K: Army chief

Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter J-K: Army chief

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane on Saturday did not rule out the possibility of Afghan-origin foreign terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir once the situation stabilises in Afghanistan as he cited similar instances when the Taliban were in power in Kabul over two decades ago.

US Worried About Security Leaks From India

US Worried About Security Leaks From India

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

GSOMIA does not cover the exchange of classified information with Indian private industry. Washington wanted this covered too, given New Delhi's emphasis on the proposed 'strategic partnership' model of procurement.

20 years later: India's privatisation story off to 'Maharaja' start

20 years later: India's privatisation story off to 'Maharaja' start

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

With the new owner shelling out Rs 18,000 crore for the buyout of 'Maharaja' this would be the highest ever amount garnered through privatisation or even the cumulative sum garnered through strategic sale in 1999-00 to 2003-04. The government had garnered roughly over Rs 5,000 crore during that five-year period by privatising 10 CPSEs.

Chronology: How Tatas are back in Air India's cockpit

Chronology: How Tatas are back in Air India's cockpit

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

After more than two decades and three attempts, the government has finally sold its flagship national carrier Air India, and it is deja vu for Maharaja as it returned home to its founding father the Tata group. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata founded the airline in 1932 and named it Tata Airlines. In 1946, the aviation division of Tata Sons was listed as Air India, and in 1948, the Air India International was launched with flights to Europe. The international service was among the first public-private partnerships in India, with the government holding 49 per cent, the Tatas keeping 25 per cent and the public owning the rest. In 1953, Air India was nationalised and for the next over four decades it remained the prized possession for India controlling the majority of the domestic airspace.

Our prompt action in Ladakh shows combat readiness: IAF chief

Our prompt action in Ladakh shows combat readiness: IAF chief

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

In an address to the air warriors on the occasion of the 89th Air Force Day, the Chief of Air Staff also said that the IAF must demonstrate to the nation that external forces will not be allowed to violate its territory.

Tatas win back Air India; welcome back, says Ratan Tata

Tatas win back Air India; welcome back, says Ratan Tata

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

They say better late than never. For the Tatas, the original owners of Air India, bringing back the airline to its fold is worth the wait even if the attempt to privatise the bleeding national carrier by successive governments has taken over two decades. While many airlines have come and gone from the Indian skies since the time when the first move was made to privatise Air India to date, the salt-to-software conglomerate has never let the love affair with aviation, more so with Air India that its former chairman Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD) had, to go off the radar. It is said that Tata group executives used to complain in private that JRD -- the pioneer of the Indian aviation industry -- spent more time worrying about Air India than the Tata group when he was heading both the entities.

IAF showcases Rafale, Sukhoi on 89th foundation day

IAF showcases Rafale, Sukhoi on 89th foundation day

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

Celebrating its 89th anniversary, the Indian Air Force on Friday put up a dazzling show with 75 aircraft, drawn from its vintage and modern fleet, performing skilful manoeuvres also marking the platinum jubilee year of India's Independence.

ICC to replace 'batsman' with 'batter' from T20 World Cup

ICC to replace 'batsman' with 'batter' from T20 World Cup

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

The International Cricket Council on Thursday decided to replace 'batsman' with gender-neutral term 'batter' in all its playing conditions starting with this month's men's T20 World Cup.

MHA orders removal of advisor to J-K Lt Governor

MHA orders removal of advisor to J-K Lt Governor

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Khan was made an advisor in March last year when G C Murmu was the Lt Governor, and he continued in the post under Murmu's successor Manoj Sinha.

HC disposes of plea against Twitter for non-compliance of IT rules

HC disposes of plea against Twitter for non-compliance of IT rules

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

The Delhi high court on Tuesday closed proceedings in a petition alleging non-compliance of new IT Rules by Twitter, saying that 'nothing remained' in view of the central government being satisfied with the micro-blogging platform appointing a chief compliance officer (CCO), resident grievance officer (RGO) and nodal contact person.

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