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One big target for Australia's run machine Smith...

One big target for Australia's run machine Smith...

Rediff.com14 hours ago

Master batsman Steve Smith says Australia have "unfinished business" in England, with the achievement of retaining the Ashes last year tempered by defeat in the final Test that levelled the series 2-2.

India's telcos continue to dial the wrong number

India's telcos continue to dial the wrong number

Rediff.com3 days ago

India's telecom sector has been through dizzying peaks, troughs, policy U-turns, court battles, brutal competition, and daily controversies. India could go back to a private sector duopoly with just Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel surviving the mayhem. The third player, Vodafone Idea, could be history.

PICS: Afghan girl takes up motocross, champions women's rights

PICS: Afghan girl takes up motocross, champions women's rights

Rediff.com5 days ago

For 16-year-old Negin Afshar, riding a motorbike around a dirt track in Kabul isn't just about the excitement. It is also a way to show that Afghan women can be tough too in a country where concerns are growing that hard-earned rights might be lost.

How Covid-19 weakened Air Asia India beyond recovery

How Covid-19 weakened Air Asia India beyond recovery

Rediff.com5 days ago

In India, many players are in the throes of chaos and pain but at least one partnership -- Air Asia India -- that was fraying even before the pandemic now finds itself at breaking point, says Anjuli Bhargava.

Operation Westend: Jaya Jaitley gets 4-yr jail, HC stays sentence

Operation Westend: Jaya Jaitley gets 4-yr jail, HC stays sentence

Rediff.com6 days ago

Jaitley and two others were held guilty of corruption in a 2000-01 case related to a purported defence deal. Special CBI Judge Virender Bhat also awarded four-year jail terms to Jaitley's former party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and Major General S P Murgai (retd) in the case.

Mohun Bagan gets featured on NASDAQ billboards

Mohun Bagan gets featured on NASDAQ billboards

Rediff.com7 days ago

Mohun Bagan Day has been celebrated since 2001 on July 29 to commemorate the club's historic victory over East Yorkshire Regiment in the IFA Shield Final on this day in 1911.

How can we take on the Chinese with our defence budget?

How can we take on the Chinese with our defence budget?

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

Among the handful of countries with large defence budgets and armed forces, India is matched only by Saudi Arabia in the level of its import dependence. For revenge to be served cold, go beyond import bans and correct these long-term failures -- if we're up to it, notes T N Ninan.

US warplane flew less than 100 km from Shanghai: Report

US warplane flew less than 100 km from Shanghai: Report

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

It was the 12th day in a row that US military planes have approached the mainland coast, the report said.

Leeds back in big time after 16-year absence

Leeds back in big time after 16-year absence

Rediff.com18 Jul 2020

Leeds United returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence on Friday as West Bromwich Albion's loss at Huddersfield Town guaranteed them a top-two finish in the Championship. Three times English champions, Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004 after hitting financial trouble and being forced to sell a host of big-name players such as Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate and Lee Bowyer.

India records largest reduction in poverty in 10 yrs, says UN report

India records largest reduction in poverty in 10 yrs, says UN report

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

The data, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), shows that 65 out of 75 countries studied significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.

25 WOW Frames of Dil Chahta Hai

25 WOW Frames of Dil Chahta Hai

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

Dil Chahta Hai revolutionised the language of Hindi films. Sukanya Verma shows us how.

Why gangsters like Vikas Dubey become formidable

Why gangsters like Vikas Dubey become formidable

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'Not unlike politicians who gravitate towards whoever is in power, mafia dons too have a great survival streak, switching loyalty to the party in power,' observes Virendra Kapoor a week after gangster Vikas Dubey was slain in an alleged encounter.

Sports Shorts: Para-badminton player dies of COVID-19

Sports Shorts: Para-badminton player dies of COVID-19

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

The player is survived by wife and two children.

Jaipur's Jaadugar vanquishes the MBA. For now

Jaipur's Jaadugar vanquishes the MBA. For now

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

Ashok Gehlot can never be a challenger to the first son of the Congress party. The Scindias and Pilots will be Rahul's rivals should the party's fortunes revive, says Dr Sudhir Bisht.

Automakers hit by longest slowdown in 20 years; PV sales sink 78%

Automakers hit by longest slowdown in 20 years; PV sales sink 78%

Rediff.com14 Jul 2020

Market leader Maruti Suzuki sold 51,274 units, down 49.61 per cent from the same month last year. Hyundai Motor sold 21,320 units, a decline of 49.25 per cent and Mahindra & Mahindra sold 8,075 units, down 54.54 per cent.

Can you identify this actress?

Can you identify this actress?

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

Bollywood stars have been posting throwback pictures on Instagram, and we love them!

Vikas Dubey encounter: 'No gaping holes whatsoever'

Vikas Dubey encounter: 'No gaping holes whatsoever'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

'Dubey was a desperate criminal.' 'I don't discount the possibility of him trying to disarm the cops and escape.'

Vikas Dubey's wife, son, maid reach home after questioning

Vikas Dubey's wife, son, maid reach home after questioning

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

The gangster's wife, Richa Dubey, their son and maid were kept at a mahila police station in Kanpur after being brought from their Krishna Nagar residence in Lucknow for questioning, a police official said in Kanpur.

Vikas Dubey's absconding aide arrested near Mumbai

Vikas Dubey's absconding aide arrested near Mumbai

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

Arvind alias Guddan Ramvilas Trivedi, 46, an aide of Dubey, was allegedly involved in the killing of eight policemen during a raid on the slain gangster's house in Kanpur district.

'Vikas Dubey thought nothing would happen to him'

'Vikas Dubey thought nothing would happen to him'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

'Caste-based power politics made him think that he can get away with murder.'

What is the Nagaland governor up to?

What is the Nagaland governor up to?

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

By writing a scathing letter to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on the breakdown in law and order in the state, is Governor R N Ravi creating the ground for consolidating his power and directly influence proceedings in the state, asks Sandeep Pandey.

Vikas Dubey's police record: 61 FIRs, 8 of murder

Vikas Dubey's police record: 61 FIRs, 8 of murder

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

The last murder case registered in the Chaubeypur police station of the district following the ambush of a police team by his henchmen alone accounts for the killing of eight policemen, besides the seven other cases of murder registered against him between 1992 and 2017, reveals a police history sheet on Dubey's offences.

The rise and fall of gangster Vikas Dubey

The rise and fall of gangster Vikas Dubey

Rediff.com10 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey, who met with a gory end in an encounter with the UP Special Task Force near Kanpur on Friday, conjured the image of a typical don who dabbled in real-estate, won a district-level election and rubbed shoulders with political figures.

Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket's Real Master

Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket's Real Master

Rediff.com10 Jul 2020

When he ended his Test career, he held the following Test records: Most Tests (125). Most consecutive Tests (106). Most runs (10,122). Most hundreds (34). Most scores of 50 or more (79). Most hundred partnerships (58).

Has Xi Jinping gone bonkers?

Has Xi Jinping gone bonkers?

Rediff.com10 Jul 2020

'It doesn't look as if any sensible, worldly wise, person is in charge in China.' 'If at all anybody is in charge, it can only be a bunch of bumpkins of whom Xi has become a puppet,' observes B S Raghavan, the veteran civil servant.

F1 Pitlane tales: Age is not an issue, says returning Alonso

F1 Pitlane tales: Age is not an issue, says returning Alonso

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

While 40-year-old racers were relatively common in the sport's early days, they are a rarity in modern Formula One with an increasing emphasis on youth.

Have the Chinese got what they wanted?

Have the Chinese got what they wanted?

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

'Could the Chinese have taken a leaf out of our book?' 'That their unprecedented build-up is their attempt at coercive diplomacy with India?' 'And if so, what is it that they could be expecting as a quid pro quo?' asks Shekhar Gupta.

Dhoni@39: 14 things you didn't know

Dhoni@39: 14 things you didn't know

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

From TC to Cricket Legend, what an incredible journey Mahi has had!

3 cops suspended in connection to Kanpur attack

3 cops suspended in connection to Kanpur attack

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

The reward for the arrest of gangster Vikas Dubey involved in the killing of eight police personnel in Uttar Pradesh has been increased to Rs 2.5 lakh.

'Sourav always showed faith in me'

'Sourav always showed faith in me'

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

'The one thing that a cricketer aspires for is earning the respect of the dressing room and that respect is earned only when any player puts his hand up in adverse conditions and does his job for the team.'

SHO suspended over alleged role in Kanpur ambush

SHO suspended over alleged role in Kanpur ambush

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

Eight police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were gunned down in a village near Kanpur city by the henchmen of a criminal who lost two of them in a firefight later, officials said.

Shoot him wherever he is: UP gangster Vikas Dubey's mother

Shoot him wherever he is: UP gangster Vikas Dubey's mother

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

One who has given so much pain to others must pay for his sin, she said.

8 UP cops shot dead in failed raid, 2 criminals killed later

8 UP cops shot dead in failed raid, 2 criminals killed later

Rediff.com3 Jul 2020

The first encounter took place when a police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village under the Chaubeypur police station on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, police said.

Australia reverting to Kookaburra ball for Shield cricket

Australia reverting to Kookaburra ball for Shield cricket

Rediff.com2 Jul 2020

The Dukes were introduced to the Sheffield Shield in 2016/17 to help prepare Australia's batsmen for the ball used on English pitches in the leadup to the 2019 Ashes.

Mohabbatein to Billu: SRK in the 2000s

Mohabbatein to Billu: SRK in the 2000s

Rediff.com1 Jul 2020

Joginder Tuteja presents the movie milestones in Shah Rukh Khan's career.

Exclusive! How this man transformed India's batting

Exclusive! How this man transformed India's batting

Rediff.com1 Jul 2020

'The 2014 Australia tour and the brand of cricket played by the team laid a great foundation of the brilliant run of success enjoyed across all formats and conditions.' 'It also coincided with Virat Kohli enjoying the responsibilities of leading the team and then putting his heart and soul into taking the Indian team to ascend many unconquered summits.'

Abhishek Bachchan's #RoadTo20

Abhishek Bachchan's #RoadTo20

Rediff.com1 Jul 2020

Abhishek has been posting fond memories and interesting anecdotes on Instagram, recapping his #RoadTo20.

Football Focus: Barcelona buy Pjanic for Arthur

Football Focus: Barcelona buy Pjanic for Arthur

Rediff.com30 Jun 2020

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.

Former Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic tests positive for COVID-19

Former Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition event which also saw four tennis players test positive. The Croatian tennis great, who coaches World No 1 Djokovic, recently attended the tennis exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.

List of English league champions

List of English league champions

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

English champions and runners-up since the league restarted in the 1946-47 season after World War Two:

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