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Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Rediff.com19 hours ago

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek is on an intercontinental journey of 24,000 miles, tracing humankind's movement out of Africa right down to South America.

A Don Who Rose as Bengaluru Rose

A Don Who Rose as Bengaluru Rose

Rediff.com1 days ago

With Muthappa Rai's death ended a life that highlighted the dark side of Bengaluru's often delirious growth to become India's IT capital

'India's rating downgrade is done at China's behest'

'India's rating downgrade is done at China's behest'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'China's investment destination image the world over has taken a beating, therefore investors feel India is a safe haven for investments.' 'FDI is at an all-time high in India.' 'Now after such poor ratings, this FDI amount will fall.' 'Therefore, I am saying these things are happening at China's behest.'

'Injured La Liga players will benefit from break'

'Injured La Liga players will benefit from break'

Rediff.com3 days ago

Second half of abandoned Rayo-Albacete will kick-off proceedings on return.

Babri case: Statements of Advani, others in CBI court from June 4

Babri case: Statements of Advani, others in CBI court from June 4

Rediff.com28 May 2020

It is not immediately clear if they have to be present in court or can appear through a video conference due to restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus.

PCB appoints Saqlain Mushtaq as high performance coach

PCB appoints Saqlain Mushtaq as high performance coach

Rediff.com28 May 2020

Saqlain Mushtaq has previously worked as a spin bowling coach with Bangladesh, West Indies and England, apart from serving as a consultant for PCB, Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket.

Doorstep delivery is the biggest opportunity thrown open by COVID crisis

Doorstep delivery is the biggest opportunity thrown open by COVID crisis

Rediff.com26 May 2020

Footfalls will invariably come down to a trickle even after lockdown restrictions go away, and the only way to prevent someone else from poaching your consumer is to go down to the consumer herself. Consumers will prefer products and services to be delivered to their doorstep, hygienically and safely.

Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'People are already sending congratulatory messages. But I have said, "Please don't until the trials are over".'

Why BJP snagging Duraisamy from DMK is not a big thing

Why BJP snagging Duraisamy from DMK is not a big thing

Rediff.com23 May 2020

V P Duraisamy's exit will in no way upset the poll scene in western Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Bollywood's background dancers look for help to survive

Bollywood's background dancers look for help to survive

Rediff.com21 May 2020

'Earlier I'd send money back home.' 'Now I've to take from them.' 'I'm completely heartbroken, scared for what the future holds.'

Who botched up the migrant crisis?

Who botched up the migrant crisis?

Rediff.com20 May 2020

'Why has this turned out to be one of the greatest humanitarian crisis that has caught the Centre and the states in a bind with no answers to this unexpected tsunami?' asks Brigadier Narender Kumar (retd).

Why I want to sue China for the coronavirus!

Why I want to sue China for the coronavirus!

Rediff.com20 May 2020

'People have been infected. They are responsible for it internationally.' 'They only admitted in February that it is infectious. This proves our case.'

SC allows probe in initial FIR against Arnab Goswami, quashes 14 others

SC allows probe in initial FIR against Arnab Goswami, quashes 14 others

Rediff.com20 May 2020

Observing that free citizens cannot exist when the news media is chained to adhere to one position, the court said journalistic freedom lies at 'the core' of the fundamental right to free speech and India's freedom will rest safe as long as journalists can speak to power without being 'chilled by a threat of reprisal'.

India, Pakistan clash over terror at SCO meet

India, Pakistan clash over terror at SCO meet

Rediff.com17 May 2020

'Terrorism continues to be the overwhelming threat to security and stability in the SCO region and therefore Dr Jaishankar strongly pitched for 'collective action',' observes Dr Rajaram Panda.

Medium-intensity earthquake hits Delhi

Medium-intensity earthquake hits Delhi

Rediff.com10 May 2020

A quake of magnitude 3.4 hit Delhi on Sunday, a third in less than a month.

Finish Babri trial against Advani, others by Aug 31: SC

Finish Babri trial against Advani, others by Aug 31: SC

Rediff.com8 May 2020

The SC asked special judge to control the proceedings in accordance with law so that inordinate delay that is beyond the time-frame is no longer breached.

COVID-19 attack on US worse than Pearl Harbour, 9/11: Trump

COVID-19 attack on US worse than Pearl Harbour, 9/11: Trump

Rediff.com7 May 2020

The coronavirus has infected 1.2 million Americans and killed more than 73,000.

China flaunts French connection to Wuhan lab

China flaunts French connection to Wuhan lab

Rediff.com7 May 2020

Accusing United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of fabricating lies over the involvement of the virology lab in Wuhan, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying sought to deflect criticism over its role by highlighting its French connection.

I am not jealous of you: Harbhajan tells Ashwin

I am not jealous of you: Harbhajan tells Ashwin

Rediff.com5 May 2020

Veteran India off- pinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday rejected the perception that he is jealous of Ravinchandran Ashwin, saying the Tamil Nadu bowler is a "legend in making".

Kim is alive, but is he well enough to rule North Korea?

Kim is alive, but is he well enough to rule North Korea?

Rediff.com4 May 2020

'What if Kim is alive as the latest reappearance suggests, but unable to rule?' 'Will his sister be installed as the leader to continue with the Kims's hereditary dynasty that began with the present ruler's grandfather?' asks Dr Rajaram Panda.

On this day: David Beckham was born

On this day: David Beckham was born

Rediff.com2 May 2020

David Beckham, one of the so-called "Class of 92", went on to win six Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson at United alongside youth-team buddies Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, and Gary and Phil Neville. Beckham also won two FA Cups and, memorably, the Champions League in 1999. He topped up his trophy collection with a La Liga winners' medal for Real Madrid and added two MLS Cups during a north American adventure with LA Galaxy.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Irrfan

5 Things You Didn't Know About Irrfan

Rediff.com1 May 2020

Aseem Chhabra introduces you to the Irrfan you never knew.

On this day: US tennis great Andre Agassi was born

On this day: US tennis great Andre Agassi was born

Rediff.com29 Apr 2020

He went on to lift the US Open title in 1994 and, after shaving his head on the advice of his then actress girlfriend Brooke Shields, the Australian Open crown in 1995 before adding an Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996.

10 Shows To Watch During Lockdown

10 Shows To Watch During Lockdown

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

Aseem Chhabra lists his 10 favourite non-Indian shows streaming in India -- classics as well as recent shows.

Will RBI's rate cut force banks to lend?

Will RBI's rate cut force banks to lend?

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

'One way of doing this could be offering credit guarantee to the banks, say 10 per cent, for fresh loans given to micro, small and medium enterprises,' observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

CBDT chargesheets 3 senior IRS officers over tax hike report

CBDT chargesheets 3 senior IRS officers over tax hike report

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

These officers also have been divested of their current duties on charges of violating Rules 9 and 3(1)(xx) of the Central Civil Service Conduct Rules.

Cricket Australia battles financial crisis amid coronavirus

Cricket Australia battles financial crisis amid coronavirus

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

Under financial stress, Cricket Australia has already put 80 per cent of its staff on 20 per cent salary till end of June, while a handful of others, including the executives, remained on 80 per cent pay.

How Floyd Cardoz redefined Indian cuisine

How Floyd Cardoz redefined Indian cuisine

Rediff.com24 Apr 2020

A month ago, on March 25, Floyd Cardoz, chef extraordinaire, passed into the ages, a victim of coronavirus. Ranjita Ganesan remembers the culinary genius.

Alice doesn't live in indie cinema anymore

Alice doesn't live in indie cinema anymore

Rediff.com24 Apr 2020

With Hindi Medium and Angrezi Medium, the "English-medium" actor of independent movies shows she can easily fit into mainstream Hindi movies too.

Pakistan's Malik wants life ban dropped, eyes coaching job

Pakistan's Malik wants life ban dropped, eyes coaching job

Rediff.com22 Apr 2020

Tainted former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik on Wednesday pleaded with the Pakistan Cricket Board to drop his life ban for match-fixing and help fulfil his goal to take up coaching assignments. The 57-year-old Malik was found guilty of match-fixing following a judicial inquiry in 2000 in a scandal that rocked the cricket world.

Modi, the mendicant-prince

Modi, the mendicant-prince

Rediff.com21 Apr 2020

'Coronavirus has occasioned us to see how copious Modi's mojo bag is,' says Shreekant Sambrani.

16 shows to watch during the lockdown

16 shows to watch during the lockdown

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

Nikita Puri lists the best shows and films to watch online as you ace social distancing.

Langer reveals a lesson he learnt in 2001

Langer reveals a lesson he learnt in 2001

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

He was recalled for the fifth and final Test and asked to open the batting with fellow left-hander Matthew Hayden for the first time -- the start of one of the most successful opening partnerships in the history of the game.

When Shastri sledged the Aussies...

When Shastri sledged the Aussies...

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

Rajneesh Gupta picks fun sledging through the decades.

What should the RBI do next, Mr Das?

What should the RBI do next, Mr Das?

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

'No one cares about fiscal deficit now. Or for that matter, inflation.' 'The focus is on growth and growth alone.' 'RBI needs to break the risk aversion of banks and infuse adrenaline in their veins', says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Covid-19 leads to India's only quinine factory being revived

Covid-19 leads to India's only quinine factory being revived

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

Perched in the hills of Darjeeling, the factory was set up in 1874, but has remained shut since 2001. Efforts to reopen the colonial era establishment are now on a war footing.

Ganguly recalls historic Eden Gardens Test win against Australia in 2001

Ganguly recalls historic Eden Gardens Test win against Australia in 2001

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

In that Test, India beat Australia by 171 runs to become the third team in the history of Test cricket to win a match after being forced to follow-on.

Delhi epicentre of 2nd quake in less than 24 hrs

Delhi epicentre of 2nd quake in less than 24 hrs

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

The quake, with its epicentre near Wazirpur in northeast Delhi, occurred at 1.26 pm at a shallow depth of 5 km, said JL Gautam, Head (Operations) at NCS, an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 felt in Delhi

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 felt in Delhi

Rediff.com12 Apr 2020

Its epicentre was in NCT Delhi at the depth of 8 km. There was no immediate report of any damage.

Home loss to India a massive wake-up call: Aus coach Langer

Home loss to India a massive wake-up call: Aus coach Langer

Rediff.com11 Apr 2020

Australia's unprecedented home Test series defeat to India in served as a "wake-up call" for Justin Langer, who reckons the series will prove as the defining moment of his coaching career. Langer was appointed as the Australian coach in May 2018, following the infamous ball tampering scandal that saw skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner slapped with year long bans.

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