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It's do or die for Cameroon and Serbia

It's do or die for Cameroon and Serbia

Rediff.com4 hours ago

But a loss for either team -- combined with a draw between Brazil and Switzerland -- would prematurely bring the curtains down on their campaign, with nothing to play for but pride in their final group game on December 2.

In Godhra, Hindutva and Modi still key factors, but corruption an issue too

In Godhra, Hindutva and Modi still key factors, but corruption an issue too

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Twenty years after the burning of a train in Godhra killed 59 'karsevaks' and triggered one of India's worst post-Partition riots, the poll-scape reflects the yawning gulf between the two communities.

'The lesson you taught...': Owaisi slams Shah over 2002 Guj riots remark

'The lesson you taught...': Owaisi slams Shah over 2002 Guj riots remark

Rediff.com7 hours ago

'The lesson you taught was that you will free the murderers of Bilkis' three-year-old daughter. You also taught us that Ahsan Jafri can be killed. You taught the lesson of Gulbarga bakery, you taught the lesson of Best bakery lesson'

FIFA WC: Twice bitten France to keep Danes at bay

FIFA WC: Twice bitten France to keep Danes at bay

Rediff.com1 days ago

France started the Qatar tournament in style with a 4-1 win against Australia, but Denmark will be a sterner test at the 974 Stadium.

'Taught a lesson': Shah on 2002 Gujarat riots

'Taught a lesson': Shah on 2002 Gujarat riots

Rediff.com1 days ago

Parts of Gujarat had witnessed large-scale violence in 2002 following the train burning incident at Godhra railway station in February that year.

WC Preview: All eyes on masked Son as South Korea face Uruguay in opener

WC Preview: All eyes on masked Son as South Korea face Uruguay in opener

Rediff.com3 days ago

Son Heung-min will be able to play with a mask in their World Cup Group H opener against Uruguay

10 greatest upsets in FIFA World Cup

10 greatest upsets in FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com3 days ago

Saudi Arabia's 2-1 victory over Argentina is rated the biggest shock in World Cup history.

FIFA WC: Who was behind the Saudi half-time resurgence?

FIFA WC: Who was behind the Saudi half-time resurgence?

Rediff.com3 days ago

"We had a crazy coach who gave us instructions and motivated us strongly during halftime," Saudi Arabia midfielder Abdel-Ilah al-Maliki told Al-Kass TV station after the win over Argentina.

WC PIX: Giroud ties record as France drub Australia

WC PIX: Giroud ties record as France drub Australia

Rediff.com3 days ago

It took Giroud, who owed his place in the starting lineup to Benzema's absence, 115 international appearances to score his 51 goals, while Henry needed 123 from 1997-2010.

FIFA World Cup PIX: Messi scores but Argentina upset by Saudi

FIFA World Cup PIX: Messi scores but Argentina upset by Saudi

Rediff.com4 days ago

Saudi Arabia stunned Lionel Messi's Argentina 2-1 with brilliant individual goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari during the FIFA World Cup Group C match on Tuesday.

Why UK comedian shred mag featuring Beckham

Why UK comedian shred mag featuring Beckham

Rediff.com5 days ago

Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid as a midfielder, is working for Qatar, which has been criticised for its treatment of foreign workers, LGBTQ+ rights and restrictive social laws.

Hazare: Jagadeesan slams WR 277; TN win by 435 runs

Hazare: Jagadeesan slams WR 277; TN win by 435 runs

Rediff.com5 days ago

Narayan Jagadeesan on Monday broke the world record for the highest ever individual score in men's List A cricket by hammering a 141-ball 277 as Tamil Nadu trounced Arunachal Pradesh by a mammoth record margin of 435 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

FIFA WC Preview: Injury-hit France flirt with champions curse

FIFA WC Preview: Injury-hit France flirt with champions curse

Rediff.com6 days ago

The French in 2002, Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014 and Germany in 2018 all followed their stuttering starts as champions by bombing out in the group stage.

FIFA WC Preview: Messi's Argentina expected to roll over Saudis

FIFA WC Preview: Messi's Argentina expected to roll over Saudis

Rediff.com6 days ago

Argentina are on a 36-match unbeaten run with top scorer and captain Messi playing his fifth and last World Cup in search of the elusive honour

Farooq Abdullah to step down as NC president, will continue as PAGD chief

Farooq Abdullah to step down as NC president, will continue as PAGD chief

Rediff.com18 Nov 2022

"I will not be contesting for the post of president any longer. The elections for the post will be held on December 5. It is time for the new generation to take over the responsibilities," Abdullah told PTI.

How investigative agencies use narco testing to crack crimes

How investigative agencies use narco testing to crack crimes

Rediff.com17 Nov 2022

Also known as truth serum, it has been used for solving crucial cases in the past.

No Azam Khan family member in fray for Rampur seat for first time in 45 yrs

No Azam Khan family member in fray for Rampur seat for first time in 45 yrs

Rediff.com17 Nov 2022

Khan has contested 12 assembly elections from 1977 to 2022 from the seat of which he has won ten times and lost twice.

SC to hear on Nov 29 plea against delimitation panel for J-K constituencies

SC to hear on Nov 29 plea against delimitation panel for J-K constituencies

Rediff.com16 Nov 2022

A bench of Justices SK Kaul and AS Oka was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that he has to put some documents on record in the matter.

Juvenile to adult: How Kathua gang rape-murder accused's story fell apart

Juvenile to adult: How Kathua gang rape-murder accused's story fell apart

Rediff.com16 Nov 2022

A shoddily drafted application for birth certificate was the loose string that led to the unravelling of the conspiracy to proclaim one of those accused in the 2018 gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua as a juvenile.

World Cup: Raphinha anxious but wants to win for fans

World Cup: Raphinha anxious but wants to win for fans

Rediff.com15 Nov 2022

"I don't see it as pressure, a team like Brazil is always a contender for the World Cup or any other title that they play for. The demand of the fans is normal because we are a high-quality team, with big names,"

GST anti-profiteering complaints to be taken up by CCI from Dec 1

GST anti-profiteering complaints to be taken up by CCI from Dec 1

Rediff.com15 Nov 2022

All GST anti-profiteering complaints would be dealt with by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from December 1 as the extended tenure of National Anti-profiteering Authority ends this month, an official said on Tuesday. A notification in this regard is expected to be issued by the finance ministry later this month, the official added. The National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) was set up in November 2017 under Section 171A of Goods and Services Tax (GST) law to check unfair profiteering activities by registered suppliers.

Trump Has Been Reined In For The Moment

Trump Has Been Reined In For The Moment

Rediff.com14 Nov 2022

But Trump is about to announce his candidacy for president in 2024. And it is not clear if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the present hero of disenchanted Republicans, or Biden, who says he might seek re-election (but will decide in 2023), can checkmate Trump, notes Shreekant Sambrani.

Revolt rocks Guj BJP ahead of polls, 5 leaders to contest as independents

Revolt rocks Guj BJP ahead of polls, 5 leaders to contest as independents

Rediff.com13 Nov 2022

Vasava is the president of Gujarat BJP's Scheduled Tribe Morcha and represented the erstwhile Rajpipla seat between 2002 and 2007 and from 2007 to 2012.

Bilkis Bano, Narendra Modi stadium appear in Cong's Guj manifesto

Bilkis Bano, Narendra Modi stadium appear in Cong's Guj manifesto

Rediff.com12 Nov 2022

In the manifesto released on Saturday, the Congress also promised unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month, Rs 2,000 pension to divyangs, widows, senior citizens and needy women, and waiver of loans of up to Rs 3 lakh of all fishermen, among other things.

Daughter of Gujarat riot convict gets BJP ticket from Naroda Patiya

Daughter of Gujarat riot convict gets BJP ticket from Naroda Patiya

Rediff.com12 Nov 2022

Some BJP workers in the area have expressed unhappiness over her candidature.

'This is not the BJP that I joined'

'This is not the BJP that I joined'

Rediff.com11 Nov 2022

'I don't think the Bharatiya Janata Party can claim any USP which was it is a party with a difference.'

SC to decide further action on Justice Bedi panel's Guj encounters' report

SC to decide further action on Justice Bedi panel's Guj encounters' report

Rediff.com9 Nov 2022

Mehta said both the petitioners were not from Gujarat and it needs to be seen whether in such case a writ petition can be filed.

Justice Lalit delivered key verdicts during 74-day stint as CJI

Justice Lalit delivered key verdicts during 74-day stint as CJI

Rediff.com8 Nov 2022

CJI Lalit concurred with the minority view of Justice S Ravindra Bhat who held the EWS quota as "unconstitutional" for excluding poor among SCs, STs and OBCs.

Elections Are MUST For Democracy

Elections Are MUST For Democracy

Rediff.com8 Nov 2022

Democracy is the heart of our body politic and elections are its life blood. Because there is some disease that affects it, we cannot apply leeches to drain it off, killing the body in the process, asserts Shreekant Sambrani.

UK court okays extradition of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari

UK court okays extradition of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari

Rediff.com7 Nov 2022

A UK court on Monday ruled that Sanjay Bhandari, an accused middleman and consultant in arms deals, can be extradited to India to face charges of tax evasion and money laundering.

Will poll equations change in Morbi after bridge tragedy

Will poll equations change in Morbi after bridge tragedy

Rediff.com6 Nov 2022

Though the Patidar-dominated Morbi Assembly seat in Gujarat is considered a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the poll equations this time may change due to many factors, including the recent bridge tragedy which claimed 135 lives, political observers say.

Who Says Gujarat Is A BJP Bastion?

Who Says Gujarat Is A BJP Bastion?

Rediff.com4 Nov 2022

The Congress won 77 seats or 42% of seats in the 2017 polls. How then can Gujarat be called a BJP bastion, asks Sanjeev Nayyar.

Will Congress End 32-Year Gujarat Drought?

Will Congress End 32-Year Gujarat Drought?

Rediff.com4 Nov 2022

It had given the BJP a tough fight in 2017 winning 77 of the 182 seats at stake.

Will Gujarat Be A Cake Walk For BJP?

Will Gujarat Be A Cake Walk For BJP?

Rediff.com4 Nov 2022

The BJP is not taking the AAP challenge lightly. Amit Shah has cautioned party insiders to ensure that AAP does not cross a vote share of 24%. He has always seen AAP as a much more significant challenge than the Congress, observes Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.

BJP eyes seventh straight win in Gujarat

BJP eyes seventh straight win in Gujarat

Rediff.com3 Nov 2022

The recent bridge collapse in Morbi in which 135 people were killed may have an impact on BJP's electoral fortunes.

Gujarat elections: 25 seats to watch out for

Gujarat elections: 25 seats to watch out for

Rediff.com3 Nov 2022

These are the 25 seats to watch out for as Gujarat goes to the polls over two phases on December 1 and 5.

PIX: Milan, Leipzig complete Champions League last 16

PIX: Milan, Leipzig complete Champions League last 16

Rediff.com3 Nov 2022

A round-up of Wednesday's action in the UEFA Champions League.

ED alleges Satyendar Jain getting special treatment in Tihar

ED alleges Satyendar Jain getting special treatment in Tihar

Rediff.com30 Oct 2022

Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain has been getting special treatment inside the Tihar Jail, sources said quoting an affidavit filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the trial court as he meets with his wife regularly.

SJM warns govt over 'dangerous' GM mustard

SJM warns govt over 'dangerous' GM mustard

Rediff.com28 Oct 2022

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Friday opposed a regulatory body's recommendation for environmental release of genetically modified mustard, calling it "dangerous" and urged the Centre to ensure that the crop's seed is not allowed to be planted "now or ever". In a letter to Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, the RSS-affiliated organisation accused the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) of functioning in an "irresponsible fashion" and said the claims made in support of genetically modified (GM) mustard were "completely untrue, unsubstantiated and wrongly projected". "Swadeshi Jagran Manch has all along been opposing this dangerous and unneeded GM mustard being brought in through the backdoor as a public sector genetically modified organism (GMO)," organisation co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan said in the letter.

Soccer star Zidane melts hearts with new wax statue

Soccer star Zidane melts hearts with new wax statue

Rediff.com25 Oct 2022

Zinedine Zidane, one of the world's greatest ever soccer players, got a new wax statue unveiled in his honour on Monday at the Musee Grevin in Paris - the French capital's equivalent of London's Madame Tussauds.

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