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Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel, who beat Covid-19, passes away

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel, who beat Covid-19, passes away

Rediff.com1 days ago

Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel died in Ahmedabad on Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said. Patel (92) had recovered from Covid-19 recently and was rushed to a hospital in Ahmedabad on Thursday morning following health complications, the sources said.

Hizb chief, Bhatkal brothers among 18 designated as terrorists

Hizb chief, Bhatkal brothers among 18 designated as terrorists

Rediff.com3 days ago

The hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane in 1999 -- Abdul Rauf Asghar, Ibrahim Athar and Yusuf Azhar -- have also been named in the list, prepared under provisions of the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Dom's Take: Will the law say: I DO?

Dom's Take: Will the law say: I DO?

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

Dominic Xavier wonders when and if the courts will legalise same sex marriages in India.

New inflation index to impact DA, 30 mn govt staff to get more pay

New inflation index to impact DA, 30 mn govt staff to get more pay

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

However, the hike in salary for government officials may take some time as the Centre had earlier this year decided to put a freeze on any hike in the DA of its employees till July, 2021, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

How Bollywood's Best Costumes Were Made

How Bollywood's Best Costumes Were Made

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

We pay homage to Bhanu Athaiya by celebrating her best creations.

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film Gandhi, passed away peacefully in her sleep, her daughter Radhika Gupta told PTI.

Apple's online debut in India a big step towards retail

Apple's online debut in India a big step towards retail

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

Apple's online launch is a symbol of success for FDI in single-brand retail, though there's no indication of how much the Silicon Valley major would invest in the country.

Former India football captain Carlton Chapman dead at 49

Former India football captain Carlton Chapman dead at 49

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

Chapman was hospitalised on Sunday night in Bengaluru and passed away early Monday morning.

What you must know about French Open champ Nadal

What you must know about French Open champ Nadal

Rediff.com11 Oct 2020

Factbox on Rafael Nadal, who beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday to win a record-extending 13th French Open title:

PICS: Swiatek to meet Kenin in French Open final

PICS: Swiatek to meet Kenin in French Open final

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

Images from Day 12 of the French Open, at Roland Garros, in Paris.

Afghan peace council head meets PM Modi

Afghan peace council head meets PM Modi

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

Following the meeting, Abdullah tweeted that Modi assured him of India's continued support for the peace process in Afghanistan.

View: CBI must not appeal Babri verdict

View: CBI must not appeal Babri verdict

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

Challenging the verdict is a deterrent to future peace and harmony and a socially irresponsible act, argues Vivek Gumaste.

PM Modi enters 20th year in public office sans break

PM Modi enters 20th year in public office sans break

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

The journey of the prime minister in public office began on October 7, 2001, as the chief minister of Gujarat.

Will new Thar put the mojo back in 2-door cars in India?

Will new Thar put the mojo back in 2-door cars in India?

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

The 2-door vehicle may finds its way back in India with the launch of the all-new Thar by Mahindra and Mahindra, says Rajesh Karkera.

Football transfers: Cavani joins Man United on deadline day

Football transfers: Cavani joins Man United on deadline day

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

United are 16th in the standings with a game in hand heading into the international break.

Why India doesn't have any data on migrant workers

Why India doesn't have any data on migrant workers

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

Will the government wait for a new law or start counting the invisible workforce now? Somesh Jha reports.

French Open PIX: Nadal, Thiem, Halep in fourth round

French Open PIX: Nadal, Thiem, Halep in fourth round

Rediff.com3 Oct 2020

IMAGES from Day 6 of the French Open, at Roland Garros, on Friday.

CBI didn't probe Pak's role in Babri case: Court

CBI didn't probe Pak's role in Babri case: Court

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

The judge said the CBI's case became weaker or "forceless" in view of the fact that it did not probe and ruled out the Pakistan angle to the demolition to make the criminal conspiracy charge stand the judicial scrutiny.

Babri demolition case: Timeline from 1528 to 2020

Babri demolition case: Timeline from 1528 to 2020

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The verdict by a special court in the Babri Masjid demolition case comes 28 years after kar sevaks razed the 16th century mosque and almost a year after the Supreme Court settled the land case in favour of a Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya site.

Court to pronounce verdict in Babri demolition case on today

Court to pronounce verdict in Babri demolition case on today

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The accused include former deputy prime minister Advani, former Union ministers Joshi and Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, besides Vinay Katiyar and Sadhvi Rithambara.

Jaswant Singh, an upright politician and Vajpayee's Hanuman

Jaswant Singh, an upright politician and Vajpayee's Hanuman

Rediff.com27 Sep 2020

During Vajpayee's tenure, he was there as an indispensable insider, witness to every action that had an impact on history: Pokhran-II (nuclear tests in 1998), the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, the Indo-Pak Agra Summit in 2001, intense engagement with the United States on nuclear issues besides the Kandahar hijack.

PIX: New gym creates safe space for Afghan women

PIX: New gym creates safe space for Afghan women

Rediff.com25 Sep 2020

When the Taliban ruled the country between 1996 and 2001, they banned education for females and barred women from leaving the house without a male relative.

'Indian Navy is confident of rising to any challenge'

'Indian Navy is confident of rising to any challenge'

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

'The Indian Navy has sufficient combat power in areas of interest to India that can quickly scale up operations if the need arises.' 'This includes all the choke points leading into the Indian Ocean as also areas within.'

Viraat sets sail for the last time, to be dismantled, sold as scrap

Viraat sets sail for the last time, to be dismantled, sold as scrap

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

For Navy veterans who watched the huge vessel being towed away by a tug boat, it was an emotional moment as they stood near the Gateway of India, waving at the once 'floating town', aboard which they spent the best years of their career.

Wishes pour in as PM Modi turns 70

Wishes pour in as PM Modi turns 70

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, and wishes poured in from top dignitaries, including the President and Vice President, Union ministers and leaders from across the political divide. The Bharatiya Janata Party is organising a number of events, mainly aimed at public service, across the country to celebrate Modi's birthday as 'Sewa Divas'.

Rs 8 trillion of banks loans will be restructured!

Rs 8 trillion of banks loans will be restructured!

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

What will be its impact on the banks's balance sheets? Since banks need to provide for 10 per cent of the loans restructured, they would need Rs 50,000 crores to Rs 80,000 crore for this purpose, notes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

All about US Open champion Naomi Osaka

All about US Open champion Naomi Osaka

Rediff.com13 Sep 2020

Factbox on Japan's Naomi Osaka, who beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the US Open title on Saturday.

India joins inaugural session of intra-Afghan peace talks

India joins inaugural session of intra-Afghan peace talks

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

In his brief address, the external affairs minister said India's friendship with Afghanistan is "strong and unshaken" and that no part of the country is untouched by New Delhi's development programmes.

Here's what inspired Zverev to reach US Open final

Here's what inspired Zverev to reach US Open final

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

A glance at the scoreboard in the third set pushed Alexander Zverev to raise the level of his play

9/11 attacks: Remembering '102 minutes that changed lives'

9/11 attacks: Remembering '102 minutes that changed lives'

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

9/11 attacks were one of the worst in history, which killed 3,000 Americans and others from different countries. Over 6,000 people were injured.

Unseen photos from the 9/11 terror attack clean-up

Unseen photos from the 9/11 terror attack clean-up

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

A casual clearance sale purchase has yielded a cache of remarkable photos never publicly seen before, all depicting the clean up operation in New York following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The images, taken from overhead and on the ground, show workers and heavy machinery moving rubble from the base of the World Trade Center in the days and weeks following 9/11. The photographer is believed to be a man who was one of many tasked with cleaning up the site. Jason Scott, an American archivist and historian, said on Twitter he was given a cache of about 2,400 photos found on rotting CDRs. He then made them public on photo-sharing site Flickr.

The fashion outsider making waves in Milan and New York

The fashion outsider making waves in Milan and New York

Rediff.com10 Sep 2020

The vibe of Vaishali Shadangule's flagship store in Kala Ghoda reminds you that she'll always be an outlier, says Abhishek Mande.

Foreign ministers of India, China, Russia to meet in Moscow

Foreign ministers of India, China, Russia to meet in Moscow

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is in Moscow on a four-day visit to attend the meeting of foreign ministers of the SCO of which both India and China are members.

What happens next to Rhea Chakraborty

What happens next to Rhea Chakraborty

Rediff.com8 Sep 2020

'In low-profile cases, if there's a small quantity (of drugs involved), you get bail on the first day.' 'In high-profile cases, it depends on the judge.'

SBI to roll out golden handshake, 30,190 employees qualify

SBI to roll out golden handshake, 30,190 employees qualify

Rediff.com6 Sep 2020

The draft scheme, seen by PTI, said it will provide an option and a respectable exit route to employees who have reached a level of saturation in their career, may not be at the peak of their performance, have some personal issue or want to pursue their professional or personal life outside the bank.

'You cannot judge and hang on a TV channel'

'You cannot judge and hang on a TV channel'

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

'It has everything to do with TRPs.' 'It is a potboiler as Bollywood stars are involved.'

Railway Board restructuring gets green flag

Railway Board restructuring gets green flag

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

The board will now be headed by Vinod Kumar Yadav as chairman and CEO, and it will have four other members.

Xi unveils new vision for Tibet. Should India worry?

Xi unveils new vision for Tibet. Should India worry?

Rediff.com3 Sep 2020

The seventh Tibet Work Forum was held in Beijing on August 28 and 29. Delhi should be deeply concerned, at a time India faces a precarious situation in Ladakh, because the TWF also defines China's western border policies, observes Claude Arpi.

World's Fastest Human Calculator is an Indian

World's Fastest Human Calculator is an Indian

Rediff.com3 Sep 2020

'You have to get past the phobia that Math is difficult.' 'The brain is exercising when you do arithmetic.'

The 5 wise men who will decide corporate loan recast

The 5 wise men who will decide corporate loan recast

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

Under the watchful eyes of five wise men, who know the industry well, banks will not find it easy to hoodwink the system, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

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