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Anil Deshmukh's journey in Maha politics hits a roadblock

Anil Deshmukh's journey in Maha politics hits a roadblock

Rediff.com6 days ago

Except for the Devendra Fadnavis- led government during 2014-19, Anil Deshmukh has managed to find a berth in the state ministry irrespective of which party came to power in the last over two decades.

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein gets a remake

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein gets a remake

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

'It's going to be a remake for today's generation. The same soul but a fresh intense love story.'

World Cup qualifiers: Germany stunned; England beat Poland

World Cup qualifiers: Germany stunned; England beat Poland

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

Germany suffered their first home defeat in a World Cup qualifier in 20 years

Suvendu's fight against Mamata for political survival

Suvendu's fight against Mamata for political survival

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

A victory in Nandigram would not only establish him as one of the tallest BJP leaders in Bengal but would push him miles ahead of others in the chief ministerial race if the party is voted to power.

Will Covid curbs skew voter turnout in TN?

Will Covid curbs skew voter turnout in TN?

Rediff.com27 Mar 2021

It looks as if competing political parties in Tamil Nadu have not grasped the full impact and import of a sizable section of voters possibly staying away from voting -- voters, supposedly with a predictable polling pattern -- owing to the Covid second wave and more so, how it could affect the outcome in individual constituencies and even booths, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

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.

PM Modi, Amitbhai will decide Assam CM: Himanta

PM Modi, Amitbhai will decide Assam CM: Himanta

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

'They know everyone and have everyone's horoscope. If they feel Himanta Biswa Sarma is the right man for Assam, they will give it to me, if they feel Sarbananda Sonowal is the right man, they will give it to him, or if they feel both of them are not good, let's bring another person'

India to become 3rd largest economy by 2031: BofA Securities

India to become 3rd largest economy by 2031: BofA Securities

Rediff.com24 Mar 2021

Bank of America (BofA) Securities expects India to be the third-largest economy in the world by 2031. The economic rise could become a reality by 2028, but the Covid pandemic delayed the pace, BofA Securities economists Indranil Sen Gupta and Aastha Gudwani wrote in a report.

Bengal: Turncoats rewarded in BJP's list of 148 candidates

Bengal: Turncoats rewarded in BJP's list of 148 candidates

Rediff.com18 Mar 2021

The BJP announced its list of 148 candidates for the last four phases of assembly election in West Bengal, rewarding around 20 turncoats and fielding party heavyweights Mukul Roy and Rahul Sinha.

'Mumbai Saga is John's best performance'

'Mumbai Saga is John's best performance'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

Vijay Verma is Alia's Darling... Taimur bakes the family portrait...

Sindhu and Co. chase elusive title at All England Championships

Sindhu and Co. chase elusive title at All England Championships

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

Indian contingent has an opportunity to go deep in the draw and recapture the trophy which has been won by just two Indians so far -- the legendary Prakash Padukone (1980) and P Gopichand (2001).

Equities outperform bonds in the ultra-long run, says study

Equities outperform bonds in the ultra-long run, says study

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

Ultra-long term equity investments have been a lot more rewarding than debt, a study published by Credit Suisse Research Institute in collaboration with London Business School shows. "Over the last 121 years, global equities have provided an annualised real return (in dollar terms) of 5.3 per cent versus 2.1 per cent for bonds," shows the study, which has looked at returns for 23 countries since 1900. In the Indian context, equity returns are even more favourable. Since 1953, equities have generated annualised returns of 6.5 per cent and government bonds only 0.4 per cent.

Kolkata 2001: The Odyssey, viewed from the sidelines

Kolkata 2001: The Odyssey, viewed from the sidelines

Rediff.com14 Mar 2021

20 years ago this week, India and Australia played one of the greatest Test matches in cricket history. Sreehari Nair relives the sound and the fury of that unforgettable game at the Eden Gardens.

How several attacks, injuries shaped Mamata's political career

How several attacks, injuries shaped Mamata's political career

Rediff.com12 Mar 2021

A quick look at the 66-year-old leader's political journey in the mid-1970s shows how injuries and physical assaults have shaped her political career over the years.

EPS and Stalin show national allies their place

EPS and Stalin show national allies their place

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

Without strategising together, Jayalalithaa's successor, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, and M Karunanidhi's son-cum-successor, M K Stalin, have used tough-talking on seat-sharing with allies, to replace charisma that they purportedly lacked, during the run-up to the assembly polls scheduled for April 6, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Street-fighter Mamata faces her biggest political battle

Street-fighter Mamata faces her biggest political battle

Rediff.com10 Mar 2021

'The way opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena, the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Jharkhand Mukti Morch have supported her, if she wins, she will be the biggest opposition face for 2024'

India, Pakistan on the road to peace

India, Pakistan on the road to peace

Rediff.com9 Mar 2021

The road ahead will be long and winding and much resistance can be expected from the high-flying 'hawks' in our skies. But that should not deter the policymakers from planning a road map with the 'big picture' in mind, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Batla House: Why Inspector Sharma didn't wear a bulletproof jacket

Batla House: Why Inspector Sharma didn't wear a bulletproof jacket

Rediff.com9 Mar 2021

'The operation was planned in a manner so as not to alert the terrorists.' 'Every precaution was taken to keep it low-key so as not to alert the terrorists and surprise them and arrest them.'

World's first space hotel plans to open in 2027

World's first space hotel plans to open in 2027

Rediff.com8 Mar 2021

The world's very first space hotel is slated to open in 2027. Named the Voyager Class space station, the hotel will be able to hold up to 400 guests.

Nandigram to witness Battle Royale as BJP pits Suvendu against Mamata

Nandigram to witness Battle Royale as BJP pits Suvendu against Mamata

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

The BJP released its first list of 57 candidates for the West Bengal assembly polls and fielded Suvendu Adhikari from his home turf of Nandigram, from where Trinamool Congress president and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced her candidature.

I want to leave my own legacy: Ashwin

I want to leave my own legacy: Ashwin

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

Being a student of the game Ashwin wants to evolve as a cricketer and a person everyday.

SC to hear plea of mother of Army officer jailed in Pak for 23 yrs

SC to hear plea of mother of Army officer jailed in Pak for 23 yrs

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea filed by the mother of an Army officer seeking direction to the Centre to take immediate steps through diplomatic channel for repatriation of her son, who is lodged in jail in Pakistan for last over 23 years.

Pay life insurance premium in advance and get a discount

Pay life insurance premium in advance and get a discount

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

The discount should be equal to interest rates on savings bank account deposit of State Bank of India.

WOMEN who INSPIRE: 'I respect her more than any God'

WOMEN who INSPIRE: 'I respect her more than any God'

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

'Her inspiring teachings have helped me tackle the worst of situations and kept me afloat and smiling.'

Battle lines in Indian politics have been drawn

Battle lines in Indian politics have been drawn

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Not all change is good, but this one is, applauds Shekhar Gupta.

Priyanka reveals her fight with depression

Priyanka reveals her fight with depression

Rediff.com2 Mar 2021

'I didn't know exactly how to move from a world of gray back into a world of vibrant colour, but one day I figured out one simple thing I could do: I could stop hiding and re-engage with life.'

Extreme weather events killed over 1.4 lakh people in last 50 yrs

Extreme weather events killed over 1.4 lakh people in last 50 yrs

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

The paper said 65,130 people were killed in 3,175 incidents of floods. Some 40,358 people died in 117 tropical cyclones, with 344.9 deaths per mortality event. There were 706 heat wave incidents that claimed the lives of 17,362 people, the paper said, adding there is a rise in the number of casualties because of this type of EWE.

Indian can win against odds in all conditions: Hayden

Indian can win against odds in all conditions: Hayden

Rediff.com26 Feb 2021

The Indian team has all the markings of a great team as it can not only fight it out but win against the odds in all conditions, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden said.

Will strike if attack by non-state actors imminent: India at UN

Will strike if attack by non-state actors imminent: India at UN

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

Exercising self-defence is a nation's primary right when a situation demands 'immediate and proportionate action' and applies also to attacks by non-state actors, India told a United Nations meeting, highlighting several proxy cross-border and state-supported terrorist attacks like the 26/11 Mumbai assault the country was subjected to from its neighbour.

Modi, the Winter Fashionista

Modi, the Winter Fashionista

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

Thank you, Mr Prime Minister, for bringing colour to our colourless, drab, despair-ridden lives.

Tiger Woods will not face charges in car crash

Tiger Woods will not face charges in car crash

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

'This remains an accident and an accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.'

How Shah Rukh got married to Gauri

How Shah Rukh got married to Gauri

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

We bring you *that story*, and a lot more, in this fascinating excerpt from Roshmila Bhattacharya's Matinee Men: A Journey Through Bollywood.

Tiger Woods awake and responsive after crash

Tiger Woods awake and responsive after crash

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

Police investigating cause of crash.

Maker of Modern Bread sold to Mexican baking major

Maker of Modern Bread sold to Mexican baking major

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

Private equity player Everstone Capital has sold Modern Foods, which it had taken over in early 2016 from Hindustan Unilever, to Mexican baking major Grupo Bimbo for an undisclosed sum.

Unsettling future for golf after Tiger Woods crash

Unsettling future for golf after Tiger Woods crash

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

'I think he has lifetime exemptions at every major event but I suspect we are probably not going to see Tiger in a competitive golf event going forward.'

Tiger Woods suffers serious leg injuries in car accident

Tiger Woods suffers serious leg injuries in car accident

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

Woods suffered serious injuries to both legs in Tuesday's wreck and was initially listed in serious but stable condition, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby told reporters. CNN reported Woods sustained compound fractures to his legs.

Fall of Cong govt another chapter in Puducherry's history

Fall of Cong govt another chapter in Puducherry's history

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

Only four governments had completed its full term, while six, including the Naryanasamy-led dispensation, have fallen.

All about Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

All about Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

Rediff.com20 Feb 2021

Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady to win her second Australian Open title and fourth Grand Slam crown, extending her win streak to 21 matches.

For banks, the option is to go digital or die

For banks, the option is to go digital or die

Rediff.com16 Feb 2021

Bankers need to take a call on whether they will allow technology firms to run banks or banks themselves will turn into tech firms, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Vote! 2nd Test: Will India win?

Vote! 2nd Test: Will India win?

Rediff.com15 Feb 2021

Can Root and Stokes pull off an unlikely draw?

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