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Fall of Cong govt another chapter in Puducherry's history

Fall of Cong govt another chapter in Puducherry's history

Rediff.com3 days ago

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.com5 days ago

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?

Priyanka-Nick, Varun-Natasha celebrate Valentine's Day

Priyanka-Nick, Varun-Natasha celebrate Valentine's Day

Rediff.com15 Feb 2021

Love is in the air... and on social media!

Not a Budget for Employment

Not a Budget for Employment

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

It is important to increase employment in general. It is even better to increase good quality jobs. Strategically, it is important to move people from farms to factories to improve overall labour productivity. It is important to improve job opportunities for women, for urbanites and for the educated. The Budget does not contain ideas to do any of this, points out Mahesh Vyas.

The record that evaded Tendulkar...

The record that evaded Tendulkar...

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

He is not the youngest cricketer to score a Test hundred.

Meet Modi the Fashionista

Meet Modi the Fashionista

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

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

'My Muslim-ness did not matter, my professional competence did'

'My Muslim-ness did not matter, my professional competence did'

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

At an online book release event, former vice president Hamid Ansari lays to rest the controversies surrounding his tenure.

Bangar appointed RCB's batting consultant for IPL-14

Bangar appointed RCB's batting consultant for IPL-14

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

Former India batsman Sanjay Bangar was on Wednesday appointed as the batting consultant of Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the upcoming season.

Rishi's brother, Rajiv Kapoor, passes away

Rishi's brother, Rajiv Kapoor, passes away

Rediff.com9 Feb 2021

Actor-director Rajiv Kapoor, son of celebrated filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor, passed away on Tuesday, February 9. He was 58.

'You can't build large dams in the Himalayas'

'You can't build large dams in the Himalayas'

Rediff.com8 Feb 2021

'We have been appealing to various governments for so many years that there should be no dams in the Himalayas, but no one listens.' 'Nature responded in its own way.'

'Sasikala's arrival won't impact AIADMK'

'Sasikala's arrival won't impact AIADMK'

Rediff.com6 Feb 2021

'Our party cadre does not want her in the party.'

Lisa Sthalekar inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Lisa Sthalekar inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

Sthalekar was a member of four Australian World Cup-winning teams across the ODI and T20 formats and captained Australia in three ODIs against New Zealand in 2006.

Urmila Matondkar's 5 FINEST Performances

Urmila Matondkar's 5 FINEST Performances

Rediff.com4 Feb 2021

In a career spanning 30 years, Urmila Mantodkar has played everything from a killer to a stalker to a rape survivor.

Aus Open in numbers: Rod Laver Arena to allow 14k spectators

Aus Open in numbers: Rod Laver Arena to allow 14k spectators

Rediff.com4 Feb 2021

This year's Australian Open will be allowed to admit up to 30,000 fans a day, around 50% of usual capacity, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the top women's contenders at Australian Open

Meet the top women's contenders at Australian Open

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

Penpix of the top women's contenders at the 2021 Australian Open

Govt, Oppn to hold 15 hr discussion on farmers' issues

Govt, Oppn to hold 15 hr discussion on farmers' issues

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

This comes after the government and opposition parties said a consensus has been reached to extend the duration of the allotted time on the discussion on a Motion Thanking the President for his Address to the Joint Sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajaya Sabha at the beginning of the Budget Session, from the currently allocated 10 hours to 15 hours.

How England spinner Leach plans to outfox Indian batsmen

How England spinner Leach plans to outfox Indian batsmen

Rediff.com1 Feb 2021

Bowling quicker in the air brought success to Monty Panesar in the 2012 tour of India but England left-arm spinner Jack Leach feels the same tactic may not work for him on his maiden series against the mighty batting line-up of the hosts.

Rape victims' testimony not confidence-inspiring: HC

Rape victims' testimony not confidence-inspiring: HC

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

In the second judgment, she said sole testimony of the victim in rape cases is sufficient to fix criminal liability. "However, in the present case, considering the sub-standard quality of testimony of the prosecutrix, it would be a grave injustice to send the appellant behind bars for 10 years, her order said.

New farm laws will herald an era of market freedom: Economic Survey

New farm laws will herald an era of market freedom: Economic Survey

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

The government's annual Economic Survey on Friday strongly defended new farm laws, saying they herald a new era of market freedom which can go a long way in improving lives of small and marginal farmers in India. These legislations were designed "primarily" for the benefit of "small and marginal farmers", which constitute around 85 per cent of the total number of farmers and are the biggest sufferer of the "regressive" APMC-regulated market regime, the survey said. The pre-budget document defended the farm laws in the backdrop of long-running farmers' agitation at various borders of the national capital seeking repeal of these legislations expressing concern that they are pro-corporate and could weaken government regulated mandis, also called Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs).

Diplomatic Battles on Capitol Hill

Diplomatic Battles on Capitol Hill

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

Lobbying on the Hill is time consuming and cumbersome, but very effective to influence US government policies, asserts Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, deputy chief of mission at the Indian embassy in Washington, DC after the 1998 nuclear tests and during the Kargil War.

Meet Afghanistan's first female breakdancer

Meet Afghanistan's first female breakdancer

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

Talash says she has received death threats, but she's still dancing.

Chelsea sack coach Lampard

Chelsea sack coach Lampard

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

Lampard was named Chelsea coach in July 2019.

'Vajpayee brought BJP to the pole position of Indian politics'

'Vajpayee brought BJP to the pole position of Indian politics'

Rediff.com22 Jan 2021

'When economic policies were attacked by people on his own side, he went ahead despite all the criticisms in the coalition, within the party and the Sangh Parivar.'

Biden sends comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress

Biden sends comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals whose current wait period for legal permanent residency runs into several decades.

'A BIG SALUTE to our cricketing soldiers'

'A BIG SALUTE to our cricketing soldiers'

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

We asked you, dear readers to send in your congratulatory messages for the Indian team on their success Down Under. Here are your wishes for the team...

India's Greatest Win

India's Greatest Win

Rediff.com19 Jan 2021

What happened at the Gabba on January 19, 2021 now sits at the pinnacle of India's most significant Test wins, declares Faisal Shariff.

From Lincoln to Trump: A look at inaugurations past

From Lincoln to Trump: A look at inaugurations past

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

From when James Buchanan was sworn in in 1857 to Donald Trump in 2017.

Lessons from the Farmer's Protest

Lessons from the Farmer's Protest

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

'This confrontation could have been avoided by a less arrogant administration that initially listened, used whatever negotiating skills they had and tried to be more credible,' observes Ramesh Menon.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to headline Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to headline Biden inauguration

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem. There will be a musical performance by Lopez, who has used her voice during the coronavirus pandemic to speak out against its disproportionate toll on minority communities.

General Sagat Singh: The Real Hero of the 1971 War

General Sagat Singh: The Real Hero of the 1971 War

Rediff.com13 Jan 2021

'A great General who had become a legend in his lifetime.' 'India will not see the likes of Sagat Singh again.'

Wage revision clause in settlement proposal worries BPCL employees

Wage revision clause in settlement proposal worries BPCL employees

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

With the privatisation of BPCL appearing inevitable, there are worries that the new promoter would soon move to lower wages.

Soon you can buy insurance at petrol pumps, gas agencies

Soon you can buy insurance at petrol pumps, gas agencies

Rediff.com9 Jan 2021

This will help expand the distribution channels, said Subhash Chandra Khuntia, chairman of the insurance regulatory and development authority of India.

Is India ready for a Maritime Theatre Command?

Is India ready for a Maritime Theatre Command?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

Mere shuffling of resources or cosmetic changes to prove a point would be counterproductive in the long run, observes Commodore Venugoptal Menon (retd).

TN politics turns Stalin-centric in election year

TN politics turns Stalin-centric in election year

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

From Chief Minister EK Palaniswami to Seeman to TTV Dhinakaran to elder brother M K Azhagiri, everyone's favourite target these days seems to the DMK chief Stalin, which is good news in an election year, but that doesn't mean he is going to sweep the polls, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

The Tejas Is 20 Years Old!

The Tejas Is 20 Years Old!

Rediff.com5 Jan 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the Tejas, we must congratulate the entire team who made sure that the LCA flew and returned safely on January 4, 2001, sowing the seed for development of a state-of-the-art fighter airplane that our country so badly needed, says IAF veteran Air Commodore Nitin Sathe.

2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD

2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

Twelve out of the 15 warmest years since 1901 were during the past 15 years -- between 2006 and 2020, according to IMD data.

Sporting legends we lost in 2020

Sporting legends we lost in 2020

Rediff.com30 Dec 2020

Sporting world lost some of its favourite stars this year.

Revenge on mind as South Africa face Sri Lanka in first Test

Revenge on mind as South Africa face Sri Lanka in first Test

Rediff.com24 Dec 2020

South Africa have slipped to number six in the world, behind fifth-placed Sri Lanka, and have a host of questions to answer, not least around a brittle top six and the balance of the side.

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