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Bhoomi pujan gives solace to kin of Godhra victims

Bhoomi pujan gives solace to kin of Godhra victims

Rediff.com13 hours ago

For relatives of many kar sevaks who were killed in the Sabarmati Express coach fire incident in Gujarat's Godhra in 2002, the 'bhoomi pujan' for a Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday brought a sense of closure to the pains of losing their near and dear ones for the cause of the temple.

From Babri Masjid to Ram Temple: Timeline of events in Ayodhya

From Babri Masjid to Ram Temple: Timeline of events in Ayodhya

Rediff.com18 hours ago

The following is the chronology of events related to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in which, after the Supreme Court verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday conducted the 'Bhoomi Pujan' or ground breaking ceremony and laid the foundation stone for the temple's construction.

'Modi had no contribution for Ram temple'

'Modi had no contribution for Ram temple'

Rediff.com19 hours ago

'He was a nobody then.' 'And whatever little his contribution was there, it was restricted to Gujarat.'

'They are making Ayodhya like Vatican or Mecca'

'They are making Ayodhya like Vatican or Mecca'

Rediff.com23 hours ago

'This is about reviving this country as a centre of Hindutva at Ayodhya.'

How to get licence for selling petrol, diesel

How to get licence for selling petrol, diesel

Rediff.com1 days ago

Govt's move will facilitate entry of global giants such as Total SA of France, Saudi Arabia's Aramco, BP Plc of the UK, and Trafigura's downstream arm Puma Energy.

'Rafales will provide India major advantage in Tibet'

'Rafales will provide India major advantage in Tibet'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'Rafales can play an important role in doing DEAD (Destruction of Enemy Air Defence) on the Surface-to-Air Missiles that the Chinese have put on Tibet'

Buzz: 'Internal agendas within CSA a cancer'

Buzz: 'Internal agendas within CSA a cancer'

Rediff.com3 days ago

The former opening batsman joined as DOC in December last year following the suspension of CEO Thabang Moroe and has since signed a two-year deal with the option of extending for a third term.

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.

Major League Baseball hopes to break through in cricket-mad India

Major League Baseball hopes to break through in cricket-mad India

Rediff.com5 days ago

Baseball is one of several sports seeking a slice of the huge Indian market and its similarity with cricket, often called a religion in the country of 1.4 billion, could give it a head start, Major League Baseball (MLB) officials hope. MLB spent a decade and half studying the market before opening a sixth international office in New Delhi last year and was encouraged by the throwing, hitting and catching techniques that link America's pastime and India's obsession.

From MIG-21 to Rafale: A look at India's key fighter aircraft acquisitions

From MIG-21 to Rafale: A look at India's key fighter aircraft acquisitions

Rediff.com7 days ago

Some of the key fighter jet acquisitions over the years and the combat capabilities they possess that made India's airmen a force to reckon with are.

Why M&M will halt investment in SsangYong Motor

Why M&M will halt investment in SsangYong Motor

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

M&M will close down GenZe, an e-scooter business in California, because it is unlikely it would stand on its own feet, and is ahead of its time.

Remembering President Kalam

Remembering President Kalam

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

Dr Kalam continues to live in the imagination of the people of this nation and remains a role model for the youth and missile and space scientists who are diligently following his vision to achieve new laurels for India, notes S M Khan, who served as President Kalam's press secretary.

Delhi riots: 'Truth had to be told'

Delhi riots: 'Truth had to be told'

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

'Especially at a time when truth is being twisted and a new narrative is being manufactured.'

Revealed: Why Urjit Patel quit as RBI governor

Revealed: Why Urjit Patel quit as RBI governor

Rediff.com25 Jul 2020

Patel, who headed the RBI from September 2016 till his sudden resignation in December 2018, says in his book thta the government seemed to lose enthusiasm for the new bankruptcy law in the middle of the year he left the central bank. Though Patel does not name anybody in the book, the mid-2018 period he refers to is the time when Piyush Goyal held temporary charge of the finance ministry between May and August.

Modi and the problem of 2 minute presentations

Modi and the problem of 2 minute presentations

Rediff.com24 Jul 2020

'It won't be easy to undo the damage that has been done to the economy by the lockdown and the solution will not come from two minute presentations,' observes Aakar Patel.

'Dhoni is very smart'

'Dhoni is very smart'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2020

'When you saw him, you immediately knew that he was something special.'

US monitoring Ladakh situation 'very closely': Defence secy

US monitoring Ladakh situation 'very closely': Defence secy

Rediff.com21 Jul 2020

Esper also highlighted the 'increased' military cooperation with India and called it as 'one of the most important defence relationships of the 21th century'.

NCERT adds Art 370 abrogation to Class 12 textbook

NCERT adds Art 370 abrogation to Class 12 textbook

Rediff.com21 Jul 2020

Earlier this month, a controversy had erupted over the reduction of syllabus by the Central Board of Secondary Education due to the COVID-19 situation, with the Opposition alleging that chapters on India's democracy and plurality are being "dropped" to propagate a particular ideology.

Naseeruddin Shah: 25 TOP Performances

Naseeruddin Shah: 25 TOP Performances

Rediff.com20 Jul 2020

Sukanya Verma celebrates the acting legend.

Why the trade surplus is really nothing to rejoice over

Why the trade surplus is really nothing to rejoice over

Rediff.com18 Jul 2020

Economists caution that the underlying cause could be an alarming drop in demand -- something that's not good for economic growth.

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.

Why did Iran eject India from port, oil field deals?

Why did Iran eject India from port, oil field deals?

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

Iran's growing proximity to China may have also played a part.

'Everything you see about Sushmita is real'

'Everything you see about Sushmita is real'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

'My definition of a true star is when they enter a room, the energy of the room changes.' 'She has the aura of a true star.'

Reliance hosts world's largest virtual AGM

Reliance hosts world's largest virtual AGM

Rediff.com15 Jul 2020

As many as 3.2 lakh shareholders attended the meeting on the newly-minted JioMeet platform from 550 cities in 48 countries.

Exports, imports fall, but trade turns surplus after 18 years

Exports, imports fall, but trade turns surplus after 18 years

Rediff.com15 Jul 2020

Import segments which recorded negative growth include gold, silver, transport equipment, coal, fertiliser, machinery and machine tools. However, exports of oil seeds, coffee, rice, tobacco, spices, pharma, and chemicals reported positive growth in June.

'How can love ever grow irrelevant?'

'How can love ever grow irrelevant?'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2020

'I gave everything I had to give to Devdas because I knew I would never make a better love story.'

2 antibodies that can neutralise coronavirus identified

2 antibodies that can neutralise coronavirus identified

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

The study, published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, noted that the 'nanobodies' can prevent infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by blocking its interaction with the protein ACE2, which it uses as a gateway to enter and infect cells.

'Jaan laga di thi sabne milke'

'Jaan laga di thi sabne milke'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

As the winning run was hit, skipper Ganguly took his shirt off at the balcony of Lord's Cricket Ground to celebrate in style.

'I am happy to be part of one of India's greatest wins'

'I am happy to be part of one of India's greatest wins'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

'As I was walking out to bat after Tendulkar's wicket, I could see people leaving the stands.' 'From that situation to win the game, it is something I will cherish forever.'

This day in 2002: Ganguly took off shirt at Lord's

This day in 2002: Ganguly took off shirt at Lord's

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

India defeated England by two wickets to win the Natwest Trophy finals against England. As the winning run was hit, skipper Ganguly took his shirt off at the balcony of Lord's Cricket Ground to celebrate in style.

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.

Govt sets up team to probe 3 Gandhi family trusts

Govt sets up team to probe 3 Gandhi family trusts

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

The inter-ministerial committee will coordinate investigation against Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

PIX: Rain spoils long-awaited international cricket return

PIX: Rain spoils long-awaited international cricket return

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday as rain and bad light restricted the first Test between England and West Indies to 17.4 overs and the hosts closed a frustrating day on 35-1.

'Happy birthday to undisputed Dada of Indian cricket'

'Happy birthday to undisputed Dada of Indian cricket'

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

India's current and former cricketers took to social media to wish one of India's greatest captains and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who celebrated his 48th birthday on Wednesday.

'I take COVID-19 patients to hospitals'

'I take COVID-19 patients to hospitals'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

'My biggest fear is if I get infected will I get admission in a good hospital and how much money will the hospital charge for my treatment.'

'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.'

'Her dance numbers were not just about dancing'

'Her dance numbers were not just about dancing'

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

'A whole universe of feelings and moods went into them.'

'It is difficult for us to get rid of China overnight'

'It is difficult for us to get rid of China overnight'

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

'China feels India will be hard-pressed not to go after China because we are so badly dependent on them -- and that is the reality.'

Ganguly made India into a tough, determined side: Hussain

Ganguly made India into a tough, determined side: Hussain

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

Hussain was speaking with Ian Bishop and Elma Smit as part of the ICC podcast titled 'Cricket Inside Out' when the former England captain was asked about the 2002 NatWest final.

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