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PFI involved in 'disturbing' India's secular fabric: Officials

PFI involved in 'disturbing' India's secular fabric: Officials

Rediff.com7 hours ago

The PFI is alleged to have been continuously involved in anti-government propaganda and spreading the narrative that Muslims were being persecuted in India.

My Beloved Aunt, Lata Mangeshkar

My Beloved Aunt, Lata Mangeshkar

Rediff.com19 hours ago

'While we conversed in Marathi, she would always make it a point to ask me in English, "Are you okay? Have you eaten?"' 'I sorely miss that care and concern.'

Ankita murder: Razing of resort may have destroyed evidence, says ex-DGP

Ankita murder: Razing of resort may have destroyed evidence, says ex-DGP

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Former Uttarakhand DGP Aloke B Lal on Tuesday said the hurry shown in the demolition of the resort in question in the Ankita Bhandari murder case must have destroyed crucial evidence.

Why This Military Hero Entered Politics

Why This Military Hero Entered Politics

Rediff.com2 days ago

Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, is one of the most decorated soldiers to join politics. He still has two bullets lodged inside his body sustained in a gun battle with terrorists in J&K.

'BJP is prepared to take strong decisions'

'BJP is prepared to take strong decisions'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'In AAP, those who are in charge of a particular state provide information to Arvind Kejriwal. 'In the BJP, several organisations convey what is happening on the ground to the top leadership.' 'There are so many channels through which issues are being understood.'

Modi turns 72, leads a busy day as wishes pour in

Modi turns 72, leads a busy day as wishes pour in

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

Wishing him, President Droupadi Murmu said the work for nation-building under his incomparable hardwork, dedication and creativity continue to advance.

10 highs and lows in Federer's career

10 highs and lows in Federer's career

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

A look at the 10 landmark matches from the 20-times Grand Slam champion's career.

China puts hold on proposal at UN to blacklist 26/11 LeT handler

China puts hold on proposal at UN to blacklist 26/11 LeT handler

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

China has put a hold on a proposal moved at the United Nations by the United States and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Sajid Mir, one of India's most wanted terrorists and the main handler of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks, as a global terrorist.

India takes over SCO rotating presidency

India takes over SCO rotating presidency

Rediff.com17 Sep 2022

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired the 22nd SCO summit in Samarkand which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Why Putin told Modi, 'Can't wish you happy birthday in advance'

Why Putin told Modi, 'Can't wish you happy birthday in advance'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

"I would like to wish India all the best. I also know that tomorrow, my dear friend, you are about to celebrate your birthday. "As per the Russian tradition, we never offer Congratulations in advance. So, I cannot do that right now," Putin said.

India supports mutual trust among SCO members: Modi

India supports mutual trust among SCO members: Modi

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

Modi's emphasises on transit for trade comes amid Pakistan's reluctance to provide such a facility for two-way trade between India and Pakistan.

SCO should stage major sporting event, says Putin

SCO should stage major sporting event, says Putin

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Friday that the group should consider staging its own major sporting competition.

Is Biden Favouring Pakistan?

Is Biden Favouring Pakistan?

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

The US actions can be seen as a riposte to India's neutral position on the Ukraine crisis, its continuing import of Russian arms and oil thus undermining Western sanctions, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Modi reaches Samarkand, to meet Putin; no confirmation on meeting Xi

Modi reaches Samarkand, to meet Putin; no confirmation on meeting Xi

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for the Uzbek city of Samarkand to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit that will also see the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iran's Ebrahim Raisi among other top world leaders.

Xi meets Putin, raises concerns over war in Ukraine

Xi meets Putin, raises concerns over war in Ukraine

Rediff.com16 Sep 2022

In what is seen as the first sign of China's exasperation over Russia's Ukraine war, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday raised 'questions and concerns' over the conflict in his meeting in Samarkand with Russian President Vladimir Putin who thanked Beijing for its 'balanced position' on the crisis.

Will let you know: Foreign secy on possible Modi-Xi meet at SCO

Will let you know: Foreign secy on possible Modi-Xi meet at SCO

Rediff.com15 Sep 2022

Modi is also expected to hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit, including with Putin, and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev among other leaders.

Buzz continues over Modi-Xi meet on SCO sidelines

Buzz continues over Modi-Xi meet on SCO sidelines

Rediff.com14 Sep 2022

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will hold its first in-person summit in Samarkand in Uzbekistan on Thursday after two years, shaking off Covid fears and providing a rare opportunity for all its eight heads of state to meet on the sidelines of the event to have face-to-face talks on pressing global and regional issues of common concern.

Movie Legend Jean-Luc Godard Passes Into The Ages

Movie Legend Jean-Luc Godard Passes Into The Ages

Rediff.com13 Sep 2022

The Godfather of French New Wave Cinema was 91.

PICS: Alcaraz wins US Open, ascends to world number one

PICS: Alcaraz wins US Open, ascends to world number one

Rediff.com12 Sep 2022

Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz beat Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-3 in the men's singles final at the US Open on Sunday to win his maiden Grand Slam title and rise to world number one for the first time.

Australians Peers-Sanders clinch US Open mixed doubles

Australians Peers-Sanders clinch US Open mixed doubles

Rediff.com11 Sep 2022

John Peers and Storm Sanders became the first Australians since 2001 to claim the US Open mixed doubles title with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Saturday.

PICS: Alcaraz, Ruud to clash for US Open crown, No. 1 spot

PICS: Alcaraz, Ruud to clash for US Open crown, No. 1 spot

Rediff.com10 Sep 2022

Norway's Casper Ruud harnessed his mighty forehand to reach his second Grand Slam final this year by beating Russia's Karen Khachanov 7-6(5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at the US Open, keeping alive his hopes of reaching the top of the world rankings.

Cyrus Mistry: The Wise Young Owl

Cyrus Mistry: The Wise Young Owl

Rediff.com9 Sep 2022

'Cyrus was always very different. He would think before acting.'

Ex-NSE MD Ravi Narain sent to 2-day ED custody

Ex-NSE MD Ravi Narain sent to 2-day ED custody

Rediff.com7 Sep 2022

A Delhi court on Wednesday sent former MD and CEO of National Stock Exchange Ravi Narain to two days' custodial interrogation by Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal phone tapping and snooping on stock exchange employees. Special Judge Sunena Sharma allowed ED's plea seeking Narain's custody till September 9 after the accused was produced before him by the probe agency. ED's Special Public Prosecutor N K Matta told the court that Narain was required to be confronted with other accused persons and evidence in the matter to unearth the larger conspiracy in the matter.

Liz Truss beats Rishi Sunak in Tory leadership race to be new UK PM

Liz Truss beats Rishi Sunak in Tory leadership race to be new UK PM

Rediff.com6 Sep 2022

The 47-year-old senior cabinet minister was widely expected to become the third female British Prime Minister after 170,000 online and postal votes cast by Tory members, ending Sunak's historic run as the first member of Parliament of Indian heritage to compete for the top job at 10 Downing Street.

5 magical moments in Serena Williams' career

5 magical moments in Serena Williams' career

Rediff.com3 Sep 2022

Serena Williams' career has been so astonishing that it could fuel umpteen movies

PM unveils new Naval Ensign, drops St George's Cross: 10 Facts

PM unveils new Naval Ensign, drops St George's Cross: 10 Facts

Rediff.com2 Sep 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled the new Naval Ensign 'Nishaan' at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi, doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage.

Seen These WONDERFUL Films?

Seen These WONDERFUL Films?

Rediff.com2 Sep 2022

Aseem Chhabra presents his list of 100 best (and must watch) films -- many classics, some relatively new and several personal favourites.

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Rediff.com31 Aug 2022

'When you're in Tolkien, you have the feeling of being in a world that wasn't invented, but one that was discovered or one that was sort of excavated. It feels like a real place. Like if you had a time machine, you could actually travel to Middle Earth and because of that, you are immersed in it when you go there.'

The 100 Best Films, RANKED

The 100 Best Films, RANKED

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

It is by no means a perfect list and I might have missed out some important films but these are films that have entertained me, taught me how to be compassionate, to view the world, and understand people, their histories, behaviors and customs.

Communal flare-up near memorial set to be inaugurated by PM

Communal flare-up near memorial set to be inaugurated by PM

Rediff.com27 Aug 2022

Police sources said a group of members from one community attacked and vandalised shops and a place of worship of another social group.

Underdogs don't give up, says Rishi Sunak's new campaign video

Underdogs don't give up, says Rishi Sunak's new campaign video

Rediff.com21 Aug 2022

The video shows the 42-year-old British Indian former minister interacting with voters and is also seen catching a quick power nap on a bench as a voiceover praises his efforts to "fight for every inch".

Thallumaala Won't Let You Breathe Or Blink

Thallumaala Won't Let You Breathe Or Blink

Rediff.com19 Aug 2022

Friendships are not merely severed, but built over scuffles. And just about anything can stir things up -- a long-standing feud, a pointless stare, a disrupted moral stance, a fist that ricochets off a face and smacks another face in the near vicinity, observes Sreehari Nair.

In 75th year of Independence, govt may shut down British India Corp

In 75th year of Independence, govt may shut down British India Corp

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

Once the iconic red-brick building of British India Corporation (BICL), which manufactured the popular "Lal-Imli" brand of woollen products, made Cawnpore (now Kanpur) the Manchester of the East. In the 75th year of independence, the government may finally pull the curtains on the century-old, now defunct public sector enterprise. "The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has floated a draft cabinet note for closure of British India Corporation (BICL) along with National Textiles Corporation (NTC). "The Cabinet may soon tak

'There is space for a brand like Vistara'

'There is space for a brand like Vistara'

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

'I am seven months into the job, but it feels like seven years.'

Salman Rushdie once complained about 'too much security' around him

Salman Rushdie once complained about 'too much security' around him

Rediff.com13 Aug 2022

Following the attack on Friday, questions were raised about the security precautions -- or lack thereof -- at the host institution, which sits in a rural lake resort about 110 km south of Buffalo, New York.

India breaks silence on Taiwan, calls for avoiding change in status quo

India breaks silence on Taiwan, calls for avoiding change in status quo

Rediff.com12 Aug 2022

India on Friday said it was concerned over the developments around Taiwan and called for avoiding "unilateral actions" to change the status quo in the region, days after China held its biggest-ever military drills around the self-ruled island following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to it.

India at 75: 18 biggest moments for Indian markets from 1947 to 1993

India at 75: 18 biggest moments for Indian markets from 1947 to 1993

Rediff.com12 Aug 2022

From the enactment of the capital control Act to the recognition of the BSE as a stock exchange and the infamous Harshad Mehta scam, here are the 18 biggest events for stock markets from 1947 to 1993.

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

Rediff.com11 Aug 2022

China has blocked a proposal by the US and India at the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and the deputy chief of the Pakistan-based terror group, in the second such move by Beijing in less than two months.

Serena Williams' journey to the top of the women's game

Serena Williams' journey to the top of the women's game

Rediff.com9 Aug 2022

The following is a timeline charting her rise to the top of the women's game:

Setback for ISRO as maiden SSLV mission suffers 'data loss'

Setback for ISRO as maiden SSLV mission suffers 'data loss'

Rediff.com7 Aug 2022

On Sunday morning, in its mission to place an earth observation satellite and students satellite into the low earth orbit, the SSLV-D1/EOS-02 blasted off precisely at 9.18 am amid cloudy skies from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in this spaceport.

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