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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.com1 hour ago

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.com2 hours ago

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.com7 hours ago

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.com13 hours ago

'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.com1 days ago

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.com2 days ago

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.com2 days ago

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.com2 days ago

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.com4 days ago

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.com6 days ago

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.

'Modi, Shah have to start eating fish to win Bengal'

'Modi, Shah have to start eating fish to win Bengal'

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

'At this moment, the Trinamool has an edge.'

More Stars than in Heaven on OTT!

More Stars than in Heaven on OTT!

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

Quite a few major stars would be seen on OTT this year, marking their digital debuts.

Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Mourinho

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

Tottenham said former midfielder Ryan Mason will be in charge of the first team on Monday.

Nieves Alvarez is back on the ramp!

Nieves Alvarez is back on the ramp!

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

Giving the younger models tough competition, the 47 year old proved that her modelling game is not over yet.

How to be a badass billionaire like Kim Kardashian

How to be a badass billionaire like Kim Kardashian

Rediff.com14 Apr 2021

From stylist to Paris Hilton to influential billionaires, Kim Kardashian tells you how to chart your own success journey.

Don't miss! Jaya Bachchan's amazing performances

Don't miss! Jaya Bachchan's amazing performances

Rediff.com9 Apr 2021

As Jaya Bachchan turns 73 today, Subhash K Jha remembers her lesser known performances.

Mukesh Ambani to appeal against Sebi penalty

Mukesh Ambani to appeal against Sebi penalty

Rediff.com8 Apr 2021

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani will appeal against the fine imposed by market regulator SEBI over alleged irregularities in a two-decade-old share issue in the company, the firm said on Thursday. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) had issued debentures with convertible warrants in 1994 and allotted equity shares against the warrants in 2000. This was when Dhirubhai Ambani was heading the undivided company.

Deshmukh demanded Rs 2 crore from me: Waze

Deshmukh demanded Rs 2 crore from me: Waze

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

Waze's letter claimed that in January 2021, another state minister Anil Parab asked him to look into an inquiry against "fraudulent" contractors listed in the BMC and collectat least Rs 2 crore from about 50 such contractors.

How govt can boost infra funding in India

How govt can boost infra funding in India

Rediff.com4 Apr 2021

For development finance institution to succeed now, the government must stand like a rock behind it and be patient.

Gavaskar lauds Pant's 'smart and intelligent' cricket

Gavaskar lauds Pant's 'smart and intelligent' cricket

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

SUnil Gavaskar said that Pant has been playing intelligent cricket.

World Cup qualifiers: France held, Turkey stun Netherlands

World Cup qualifiers: France held, Turkey stun Netherlands

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

Holders France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a disappointing start with a 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine

Analysts bullish on PSU stocks on divestment hope

Analysts bullish on PSU stocks on divestment hope

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

The divestment process, however, will not be an easy affair as there are multiple stakeholders, including the employee unions, whose concerns will have to be addressed.

AIMIM backs Independents, keeps BJP out in Godhra

AIMIM backs Independents, keeps BJP out in Godhra

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

In polls held on February 28, the BJP and Independents won 18 seats each, the AIMIM got seven and one went to the Congress.

Uddhav had asked me to reinstate Waze: Fadnavis

Uddhav had asked me to reinstate Waze: Fadnavis

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

"It was a well-thought-out plan. Waze was interrogating Hiran for three days and made him write false complaint of several agencies and police officers calling him including Waze himself. The letters were addressed to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and Mumbai police commissioner, he said.

SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi on April 13

SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi on April 13

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday fixed for hearing on April 13 the plea of Zakia Jafri, wife of slain member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots, saying it would not entertain any request of adjournment on the next date.

Mumbai cop Sachin Waze suspended

Mumbai cop Sachin Waze suspended

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

The National Investigation Agency arrested Waze on Saturday night in connection with its probe into the recovery of a Scorpio containing 20 gelatin sticks near Mukesh Ambani's home on February 25.

'Rawat has become CM by default'

'Rawat has become CM by default'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

'He has been made CM of Uttarakhand because everybody thinks he is not a challenge to anyone.'

Beyonce makes history at Grammys 2021

Beyonce makes history at Grammys 2021

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

With 28 Grammy wins in total, Beyonce breaks the record set by veteran singer Alison Krauss.

No plan to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Sitharaman

No plan to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Sitharaman

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

Amid record-high fuel prices, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there is no proposal as of now to bring crude oil, petrol, diesel, jet fuel (ATF) and natural gas under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). When the GST was introduced on July 1, 2017, amalgamating over a dozen central and state levies, five commodities - crude oil, natural gas, petrol, diesel, and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) - were kept out of its purview given the revenue dependence of the central and state governments on this sector. This meant that the central government continued to levy excise duty on them while state governments charged VAT. These taxes, with excise duty, in particular, have been raised periodically.

Antilia scare: Cop Sachin Waze gets NIA custody till Mar 25

Antilia scare: Cop Sachin Waze gets NIA custody till Mar 25

Rediff.com14 Mar 2021

The NIA, which arrested Waze (49) on Saturday night, brought him to the court in south Mumbai after taking him to a local hospital for his medical examination, an official said.

Big 3 and why the tennis world will soon change

Big 3 and why the tennis world will soon change

Rediff.com12 Mar 2021

ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi says tennis is strong enough to thrive after Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic hang up their rackets.

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