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WTC final: Ganguly's advice for Kohli

WTC final: Ganguly's advice for Kohli

Rediff.com16 hours ago

Ganguly is hopeful that Virat Kohli's men will bring the World Test Championship trophy home

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

Rediff.com1 days ago

Before they take the field for the World Test Championship final on Friday, June 18, Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at India-New Zealand Test encounters in the new century.

IT cos set to slash 3 mn jobs by 2022

IT cos set to slash 3 mn jobs by 2022

Rediff.com1 days ago

With automation taking place at a much faster pace across industries especially in the tech space, domestic software firms that employee over 16 million are set to slash headcounts by a massive 3 million by 2022, which will help them save a whopping $100 billion mostly in salaries annually, says a report. The domestic IT sector employs around 16 million, of them around 9 million are employed in low-skilled services and BPO roles, according to Nasscom. Of these 9 million low-skilled services and BPO roles, 30 per cent or around 3 million will be lost by 2022, principally driven by the impact of robot process automation or RPA. Roughly 0.7 million roles are expected to be replaced by RPA alone and the rest due to other technological upgrades and upskilling by the domestic IT players, while it the RPA will have the worst impact in the US with a loss of almost 1 million jobs, according to a Bank of America report on Wednesday.

'There is fear and dread in Kashmir'

'There is fear and dread in Kashmir'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'This election was the first opportunity where Kashmiris told the world they do not agree with the Centre's policies and are unhappy about their disempowerment.'

Euro 2020: Ambitious Italy face talented Turkey in opener

Euro 2020: Ambitious Italy face talented Turkey in opener

Rediff.com6 days ago

Italy face a tough opening day task against a resilient and talented Turkey side that impressed in qualifying and has a penchant for big games.

Rape survivor's father moves SC against bail plea of Asaram

Rape survivor's father moves SC against bail plea of Asaram

Rediff.com7 days ago

Apprehending threat to the life of family members, father of the child rape-victim has moved the Supreme Court on Thursday opposing the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

A Supernova called Dingko

A Supernova called Dingko

Rediff.com7 days ago

Indian boxing got the first glimpse of Dingko's talent at the 1989 sub-junior nationals in Ambala where he became a champion as a 10-year-old.

Heineken can now buy extra stake in United Breweries

Heineken can now buy extra stake in United Breweries

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday said that the proposed additional stake buy in United Breweries (UB) by Dutch major Heineken does not raise any competition concerns, effectively clearing the deal. In its order, the CCI said, "It is submitted that the proposed transaction does not give rise to competition concerns regardless of delineation of the relevant market for the purpose of this filing." UB is the country's largest beer company, while Heineken is the world's second-largest brewer after Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev.

The Family Man 2 review

The Family Man 2 review

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

Manoj Bajpayee simply lives, and loves, the role -- of a man who life is fast passing by, and who continues to live the lie of a simple government servant, observes Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

SC seeks Rajasthan's response on Asaram plea for treatment

SC seeks Rajasthan's response on Asaram plea for treatment

Rediff.com4 Jun 2021

A Jodhpur court, on April 25, 2018, had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram in 2013.

Banks can sell Mallya's properties, shares worth Rs 5,646 cr

Banks can sell Mallya's properties, shares worth Rs 5,646 cr

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

Armed with court order, a consortium of lenders led by SBI can now sell certain real estate properties and securities belonging to fugitive Vijay Mallya to recover loans turned bad with failure of Kingfisher Airlines. A consortium of 11 banks that gave Mallya loans, led by State Bank of India (SBI), had approached a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court seeking restoration of his properties seized by the Enforcement Directorate. The special PMLA court in Mumbai on Tuesday allowed the restoration of properties worth Rs 5,646.54 crore to banks.

Why India denied China 5-G trial

Why India denied China 5-G trial

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

Given the security dilemma prevailing between India and China, India should curb the operation of Chinese telecom companies in India, asserts Dr Rup Narayan Das.

Nick Hockley appointed chief executive of Cricket Australia

Nick Hockley appointed chief executive of Cricket Australia

Rediff.com31 May 2021

Raised in Birmingham, Hockley held senior positions in the organising committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia in 2015 and 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Banks and ARCs: Time to break the cosy relationship

Banks and ARCs: Time to break the cosy relationship

Rediff.com31 May 2021

Banks feel happy shifting their toxic assets from loan books to investment books while the ARCs enjoy the management fees with a smile, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Meet the top women's contenders at French Open

Meet the top women's contenders at French Open

Rediff.com27 May 2021

Penpix of the top women's contenders at the 2021 French Open which begins on Sunday

Nepal PM Oli, Oppn alliance stake claim to form govt

Nepal PM Oli, Oppn alliance stake claim to form govt

Rediff.com21 May 2021

Nepal's political crisis deepened on Friday as both embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Opposition parties staked a claim for the formation of a new government by submitting letters comprising signatures of lawmakers to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

'Mohanlal can play anything!'

'Mohanlal can play anything!'

Rediff.com21 May 2021

"Every actor's life is short. It exists only between 'Action' and 'Cut'," Mohanlal once told Subhash K Jha.

'Rajiv Gandhi's legacy is quite inspirational'

'Rajiv Gandhi's legacy is quite inspirational'

Rediff.com21 May 2021

'Some of his decisions were not so good, but his intentions were always guided by a deep national interest.'

Separatists in PoK call for bandh in Kashmir on Friday

Separatists in PoK call for bandh in Kashmir on Friday

Rediff.com20 May 2021

Peeved over the silence of leaders of separatist groups, their factions in Pakistan and in occupied-Kashmir are making desperate attempts to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir by giving calls from across the border for 'bandhs' and strikes to mark the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, officials said.

'I am more interested in human drama'

'I am more interested in human drama'

Rediff.com20 May 2021

'Somewhere, I have to be true to myself. At this point in life, I am more interested in human drama.'

Ex-NSG chief who led 26/11 counter-terror op dies of Covid

Ex-NSG chief who led 26/11 counter-terror op dies of Covid

Rediff.com19 May 2021

Dutt, along with about 200 'black cats' commandos, had boarded an IL-76 aircraft of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC) to fly the first batch of the counter-terrorist strike force to Mumbai soon after the western metropolis reported multiple shootouts and public killings in the night of November 26, 2008.

WEF cancels 2021 annual meeting, next summit in 1st half of 2022

WEF cancels 2021 annual meeting, next summit in 1st half of 2022

Rediff.com17 May 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel in various parts of the country, the World Economic Forum on Monday announced the cancellation of its high-profile annual meeting for 2021 after postponing it at least twice along with two changes in venue. The next annual meeting will now take place in the first half of 2022, while the location and date would be determined after assessing the situation later this summer, said the Geneva-based organisation that has been hosting a yearly congregation of the rich and powerful from across the world in Swiss ski resort town of Davos for 50 years. This year's Davos summit was originally scheduled for January 2021, but was later moved to a different location in Switzerland, Lucerne, and then to Singapore with an August 2021 schedule.

SS Das named India women's team batting coach

SS Das named India women's team batting coach

Rediff.com17 May 2021

Former India opener Shiv Sunder Das has been appointed the batting coach of the Indian women's team for the tour of England and he is looking forward to use his coaching stint at the National Cricket Academy to guide the youngsters during the trip.

India loses ONGC Videsh-discovered Farzad-B gas field in Iran

India loses ONGC Videsh-discovered Farzad-B gas field in Iran

Rediff.com17 May 2021

India on Monday lost the ONGC Videsh Ltd-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran awarded a contract for developing the giant gas field to a local company. "The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a contract worth $1.78 billion with Petropars Group for the development of Farzad B Gas Field in the Persian Gulf," the Iranian oil ministry's official news service Shana reported. "The deal was signed on Monday, May 17, in a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh in Tehran." The field holds 23 trillion cubic feet of in-place gas reserves, of which about 60 per cent is recoverable.

'A lot of garbage came in from Trinamool'

'A lot of garbage came in from Trinamool'

Rediff.com17 May 2021

'Mamata will beat the living daylights out of BJP workers with the result that people who are not totally committed, they will promptly leave the party and go back to Trinamool.' 'Or when they find they cannot get what they came to the BJP for they will go back to Trinamool.'

Lakers icon Bryant inducted into NBA Hall Of Fame

Lakers icon Bryant inducted into NBA Hall Of Fame

Rediff.com16 May 2021

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Injured Zlatan out of Euros, says Sweden coach

Injured Zlatan out of Euros, says Sweden coach

Rediff.com15 May 2021

Juve star Ronaldo's agent rules out Sporting return

'Indian women's hockey team can create history in Tokyo'

'Indian women's hockey team can create history in Tokyo'

Rediff.com15 May 2021

The Indian women's team has made rapid strides at the world level with significant performances in major tournaments

'Ambulance couple' go the extra mile to help during Covid

'Ambulance couple' go the extra mile to help during Covid

Rediff.com15 May 2021

Himanshu and Twinkle Kalia spend their days ferrying the ill to hospital, fetching medicines, arranging funerals and sometimes stepping in to perform last rites too.

Mum hopes to convince Cristiano to join Portuguese club

Mum hopes to convince Cristiano to join Portuguese club

Rediff.com13 May 2021

Dolores Aveiro, an avid Sporting fan, made clear during the title celebrations that she would try to bring the Juventus forward back to the club.

Twice suspended, Mumbai cop Waze now dismissed from service

Twice suspended, Mumbai cop Waze now dismissed from service

Rediff.com11 May 2021

A 1990-batch officer of the Maharashtra cadre, Waze, also known as an "encounter cop", was earlier suspended after his arrest by the National Investigation Agency in the SUV-cum-murder case on March 13.

'Kaushik dedicated his entire life to hockey'

'Kaushik dedicated his entire life to hockey'

Rediff.com9 May 2021

When Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravinder Pal Singh stood on the victory podium in Moscow 40 summers back, little did they know that cruel twist of fate would put them together in life and now in death.

1980 Olympians Kaushik, Ravinder succumb to COVID-19

1980 Olympians Kaushik, Ravinder succumb to COVID-19

Rediff.com8 May 2021

Former India hockey player and coach M K Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks.

Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

Rediff.com7 May 2021

Mary Kom, who is an Asian Games winner and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will start the tournament as favourite in the women's category.

Who is Fahadh Faasil teaming up with?

Who is Fahadh Faasil teaming up with?

Rediff.com6 May 2021

'Satyajit Ray is most relevant even today.'

Former hockey coach Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive for COVID

Former hockey coach Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive for COVID

Rediff.com5 May 2021

Kaushik had coached both the senior men and women teams.

The TRUTH about Seeti Maar

The TRUTH about Seeti Maar

Rediff.com27 Apr 2021

Salman's Seeti Maar is a recreation of Allu Arjun's Seeti Maar and the smartest move Salman made is not the song, reveals Subhash K Jha.

Shearer, Henry first inductees into EPL Hall of Fame

Shearer, Henry first inductees into EPL Hall of Fame

Rediff.com26 Apr 2021

The former England international, who won the Premier League title in the 1994-95 season with Blackburn, is the only player to have scored 100 goals in the competition for two different clubs.

Former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar passes away

Former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar passes away

Rediff.com26 Apr 2021

Former managing director of Maruti Suzuki India, Jagdish Khattar, passed away on Monday morning following a cardiac arrest, according to people close to him. Khattar (79), a former bureaucrat, was considered as one of the most high profile leaders of the Indian automotive industry, laying the foundation for Maruti's future growth after the government began its disinvestment in 2002 and gradually exited from its joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). He had joined the then Maruti Udyog Ltd in July 1993 as director (marketing) and went on to become executive director (marketing) in the next six years.

10 Amazing Nadeem-Shravan songs

10 Amazing Nadeem-Shravan songs

Rediff.com23 Apr 2021

Subhash K Jha pays tribute to the late Shravan Rathod.

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