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ED grills Farooq for 6 hrs, Kashmir parties call it vendetta

ED grills Farooq for 6 hrs, Kashmir parties call it vendetta

Rediff.com1 days ago

The 82-year-old former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister received the ED summons a day after the formation of the People's Alliance led by him was announced on October 15.

Jacinda Ardren sweeps New Zealand polls to win 2nd term as PM

Jacinda Ardren sweeps New Zealand polls to win 2nd term as PM

Rediff.com3 days ago

'With 87 per cent of the votes counted, Ardern's center-left Labour Party has won 48.9 per cent of the vote, meaning her party looks likely to score the highest result that any party has achieved since the current political system was introduced in 1996,' CNN reported.

Delhi riots: ED files charge sheet against Tahir Hussain

Delhi riots: ED files charge sheet against Tahir Hussain

Rediff.com3 days ago

The ED was probing the allegation that Hussain and his linked persons laundered about Rs 1.10 crore by using purported shell or dummy companies to fuel protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the riots.

Scientists develop new method to block coronavirus replication

Scientists develop new method to block coronavirus replication

Rediff.com3 days ago

The researchers, including those from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) in the United States, developed two molecules that inhibit the molecular 'scissor' enzyme used by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2-PLpro.

Kumble@50: When Kumble played through pain

Kumble@50: When Kumble played through pain

Rediff.com3 days ago

Kumble had been hit on the jaw by a Mervyn Dillon short-pitched delivery while batting in the first innings of the match.

Bigg Boss 14: Just who is Eijaz Khan?

Bigg Boss 14: Just who is Eijaz Khan?

Rediff.com6 days ago

Namrata Thakker digs deep into his Instagram feed to give us a closer look into him.

Rohtang tunnel stone laid by Sonia removed before inauguration: Cong

Rohtang tunnel stone laid by Sonia removed before inauguration: Cong

Rediff.com7 days ago

In a letter to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, state Congress president Kuldeep Singh Rathore said Gandhi had laid the foundation stone on June 28, 2010 in the presence of the then CM Prem Kumar Dhumal and Union minister Virbhadra Singh.

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:

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.

NSCN wants Naga peace talks shifted to '3rd country'

NSCN wants Naga peace talks shifted to '3rd country'

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi written on February 25, but kept secret so far, Thuingaleng Muivah, the general secretary of the group and chief Naga negotiator in the talks with the government, also spoke about the framework agreement (FA) signed in 2015 and its proposal that the state should be allowed to have a Constitution and national flag.

Why is RBI allergic to 55-year-old bankers?

Why is RBI allergic to 55-year-old bankers?

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

Is the RBI unable to accept with grace that beyond 55, one can have the ability to head the compliance functions in a bank, asks Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

'The BJP wants to be seen as an anti-Dalit party'

'The BJP wants to be seen as an anti-Dalit party'

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

'70 years back, Dalits used to be abused, scolded, slapped, but killing a Dalit was rare because a Dalit was somebody's property.' 'Now that they are free, they are facing violent attacks.'

The RISE, the FALL, and COMEBACK of Bobby Deol

The RISE, the FALL, and COMEBACK of Bobby Deol

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

Joginder Tuteja looks at Bobby Deol's career over the years.

Atal Tunnel: Everything you must know about longest highway tunnel

Atal Tunnel: Everything you must know about longest highway tunnel

Rediff.com3 Oct 2020

The all-weather Atal tunnel inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by four to five hours.

When a terrorist and a hitman meet in jail

When a terrorist and a hitman meet in jail

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

As soon as he entered his barrack, Rahul noticed a group of seven inmates seated on their mattresses under the television set. They must be the terrorists, Rahul thought to himself. He knew that such accused are usually housed in murder barracks, far from jingoistic gangsters, who tend to abuse and attack them. A fascinating excerpt from Gangster On The Run: The True Story Of A Reformed Criminal.

Rajnath unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure

Rajnath unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

In what is seen as a significant move, the DAP featured measures to reduce delay in procurement of essential items by the three services as it proposed a new enabling provision to acquire them through capital budget under a simplified procedure in a time-bound manner.

India's Feluda COVID test cheaper alternative to RT-PCR, say scientists

India's Feluda COVID test cheaper alternative to RT-PCR, say scientists

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

Named after Satyajit Ray's famed detective, the Feluda test, which is priced at Rs 500 and can deliver a result in 45 minutes, is able to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses even if genetic variations between them are minute.

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passes away

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passes away

Rediff.com27 Sep 2020

Singh, a former Army officer, had been ill after a fall at his home in August 2014 and was admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital. He had been in and out of the hospital and was admitted again in June this year.

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.

The top women's contenders at the French Open

The top women's contenders at the French Open

Rediff.com25 Sep 2020

A look at the top women's contenders at the 2020 French Open.

Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to Covid-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital in Koklata, a health department official said. He breathed his last just three days after turning 68.

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.

Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to know

Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to know

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

Less than two months before the election, United States President Donald Trump seems to have something to celebrate -- a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Zoom replaces Rath: BJP's virtual campaign in Bihar

Zoom replaces Rath: BJP's virtual campaign in Bihar

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

'We have taken technology to the mandal and booth level.'

Why Amarinder backs Rahul to lead Congress

Why Amarinder backs Rahul to lead Congress

Rediff.com15 Sep 2020

While it made sense for Capt Amarinder Singh to support the Gandhis since none of the 23 'rebels' had any mass base, the truce was important for his ambition to lead the party in the February 2022 state elections. Archis Mohan reports.

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.

Omar Abdullah to vacate govt accommodation in Srinagar

Omar Abdullah to vacate govt accommodation in Srinagar

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

Abdullah, who was a Lok Sabha member when the government accommodation in high security Gupkar area was provided to him in 2002, released a letter on his Twitter handle that he had written in July this year.

7 Indian-Americans in Forbes' list of richest people in US

7 Indian-Americans in Forbes' list of richest people in US

Rediff.com8 Sep 2020

The seven Indian-Americans are cybersecurity firm ZScaler CEO Jay Chaudhry, founder and chairman of Symphony Technology Group Romesh Wadhwani, cofounder and CEO of online home goods retailer Wayfair Niraj Shah, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla, managing partner of Sherpalo Ventures Kavitark Ram Shriram, Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal and Workday CEO and co-founder Aneel Bhusri.

US Open: Serena wary of Stephens threat

US Open: Serena wary of Stephens threat

Rediff.com5 Sep 2020

Serena Williams has defeated her compatriot in four straight matches since a defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2013 Australian Open.

Who will clean the Indian education system?

Who will clean the Indian education system?

Rediff.com5 Sep 2020

'Education is disconnected from social reality and does not even attempt to solve the real problems of our country,' observe Peehu Pardeshi and Sandeep Pandey.

'I have failed drastically in a few films'

'I have failed drastically in a few films'

Rediff.com1 Sep 2020

'I am not a future guy.' 'I just owe it to my audience here.' 'I never want them to wonder why this guy did this role.' 'Even for my bad films, I want them to think that he was trying at least.'

Meet Vida and Sophie, army dogs PM Modi spoke about

Meet Vida and Sophie, army dogs PM Modi spoke about

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

Modi also mentioned about 'Balaram', a canine who sniffed out ammunition on the route of the Amarnath Yatra, and 'Bhavana' who searched out an IED in 2002 but died later in an explosion triggered by terrorists.

Geneticist Raj Barathur passes into the ages

Geneticist Raj Barathur passes into the ages

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

Raj Barathur -- Indian American entrepreneur, geneticist, professor and biopharmaceutical industry leader -- stayed the course even when diagnosed with lung cancer

'I could only imagine Dev as David Copperfield'

'I could only imagine Dev as David Copperfield'

Rediff.com26 Aug 2020

'Dev for me embodied all that kind of charm, optimism, energy, vulnerability, awkwardness and yet strength.' 'He's in every scene for two hours.' 'He has to play drama, melodrama, romance, pathos, comedy.' 'It was a relief when he said yes.'

'Guardiola could build Man City around Messi'

'Guardiola could build Man City around Messi'

Rediff.com26 Aug 2020

Messi's lawyers informed Barcelona, on Tuesday, that the Argentine wanted to take up a release clause in his contract which could allow him to leave for nothing.

Why she brings tears to Shabana Azmi's eyes

Why she brings tears to Shabana Azmi's eyes

Rediff.com25 Aug 2020

'I've never been more nervous about any of my own films. I can't eat, sleep or speak. I can barely breathe.'

Ronaldinho free to return to Brazil after five months

Ronaldinho free to return to Brazil after five months

Rediff.com25 Aug 2020

A Paraguayan judge ended the house arrest of former Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho on Monday, freeing the way for him to return to Brazil and end a more than five-month ordeal that began when he tried to enter the country with an adulterated passport.

Shriram Transport: In a rare instance shareholders oust high-profile board member

Shriram Transport: In a rare instance shareholders oust high-profile board member

Rediff.com24 Aug 2020

The issue also underscores the growing scrutiny by investors and voting advisory firms of the performance of board members.

Bayern's Win: Did you know?

Bayern's Win: Did you know?

Rediff.com24 Aug 2020

Bayern Munich won its sixth Champions League crown in Lisbon on Sunday night.

As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

Rediff.com21 Aug 2020

The potted history of the browser wars indicates how much the online space has altered in the last 25 years. Chrome's dominance, says Devangshu Datta, is unlikely to last forever.

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