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SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

Rediff.com2 days ago

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India records biggest single-day spike with 5,611 COVID-19 cases

India records biggest single-day spike with 5,611 COVID-19 cases

Rediff.com4 days ago

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 61,149, while 42,297 people have recovered and one patient has migrated.

Why Indian umpires face a huge challenge post COVID-19

Why Indian umpires face a huge challenge post COVID-19

Rediff.com5 days ago

Lack of experience, especially in Tests, will pose a "huge challenge" for Indian umpires when they get down to officiate in the post coronavirus world, believe current and former officials. The ICC Cricket Committee on Monday recommended the appointment of local match officials (umpires and match referees) in the short-term to avoid international travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reformed underworld don Muthappa Rai passes away

Reformed underworld don Muthappa Rai passes away

Rediff.com15 May 2020

Rai, 68, was suffering from brain cancer for the past one year and was admitted at Manipal Hospital on Old Airport Road, where he died at 2.30 am.

Mallya's extradition expected within 28 days

Mallya's extradition expected within 28 days

Rediff.com14 May 2020

The UK Crown Prosecution Service said Mallya's appeal to certify a point of law was rejected on all three counts, of hearing oral submissions, grant a certificate on the questions as drafted, and grant permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Bangladesh's cricket coach tests positive for coronavirus

Bangladesh's cricket coach tests positive for coronavirus

Rediff.com13 May 2020

Ashiqur Rahman on Tuesday revealed he has contracted the deadly virus and is currently being treated at a city hospital.

Can Modi dig India out of the COVID hole?

Can Modi dig India out of the COVID hole?

Rediff.com8 May 2020

'A balanced head plus heart approach would be a full opening up of the economy including manufacturing and internal travel in the country but excluding COVID-19 hotspots,' recommends Jaimini Bhagwati.

The businessman who got richer during the lockdown

The businessman who got richer during the lockdown

Rediff.com8 May 2020

Radhakishan Damani is the only billionaire to see his wealth grow by around 20% during the lockdown.

HC upholds bail granted to bookie Chawla in match fixing scandal

HC upholds bail granted to bookie Chawla in match fixing scandal

Rediff.com6 May 2020

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court's decision to grant bail to Sanjeev Chawla, an alleged bookie and key accused in one of the cricket's biggest match-fixing scandals that involved former South African captain Hansie Cronje, saying when the scenario of a trial taking place was "stark", the liberty of a person "cannot be left in limbo" on the belief that he was a flight risk.

Vijay Mallya files appeal against extradition in UK Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya files appeal against extradition in UK Supreme Court

Rediff.com4 May 2020

The leave to appeal to the Supreme Court is on a point of law of general public importance, which according to experts is a very high threshold that is not often met.

Sensex sinks 2,002 pts as global selloff intensifies

Sensex sinks 2,002 pts as global selloff intensifies

Rediff.com4 May 2020

ICICI Bank was the top laggard in the Sensex pack, sinking over 10 per cent, followed by Bajaj Finance, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank and Maruti. Bharti Airtel and Sun Pharma were the gainers in the BSE index. NSE Nifty suffered a heavy loss of 566.40 points, or 5.74 per cent, to settle at 9,293.50.

Think you know a lot about Sport? Take this challenge!

Think you know a lot about Sport? Take this challenge!

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Norma Godinho challenges sporting know-it-alls.

On this day: David Beckham was born

On this day: David Beckham was born

Rediff.com2 May 2020

David Beckham, one of the so-called "Class of 92", went on to win six Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson at United alongside youth-team buddies Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, and Gary and Phil Neville. Beckham also won two FA Cups and, memorably, the Champions League in 1999. He topped up his trophy collection with a La Liga winners' medal for Real Madrid and added two MLS Cups during a north American adventure with LA Galaxy.

'The heavens are lucky to have you'

'The heavens are lucky to have you'

Rediff.com1 May 2020

'He was in form right to the very end.'

Why Mumbai's mayor has become a nurse again

Why Mumbai's mayor has become a nurse again

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

'It is time to give back to this city that has given me so much.'

Oomphalicious! Neha as the modern bride on cover

Oomphalicious! Neha as the modern bride on cover

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

The actor mum looks stunning on Femina's latest cover.

COVID-19: It hasn't gone viral in India

COVID-19: It hasn't gone viral in India

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

'Our drains are not filled with bodies, our hospitals not run out of beds.' 'That good news, or absence of expected bad news, is the truth that so many in the international community, and also within India, seem unable to handle,' notes Shekhar Gupta.

One month of lockdown: Small-caps outperform Sensex, mid-caps

One month of lockdown: Small-caps outperform Sensex, mid-caps

Rediff.com24 Apr 2020

The S&P BSE Small-cap index has recovered 26 per cent as compared to a 23 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex.

Captain Chhetri on how India's youngsters can improve

Captain Chhetri on how India's youngsters can improve

Rediff.com20 Apr 2020

India football captain Sunil Chhetri believes that the country's budding soccer players should get a chance to train in European academies in order to improve their skills. The man with 72 international goals described his stint with Sporting Lisbon as a 'great experience'.

Mallya loses plea against extradition, has 14 days to appeal

Mallya loses plea against extradition, has 14 days to appeal

Rediff.com20 Apr 2020

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya on Monday lost his high court appeal against his extradition order to India in relation to charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an alleged Rs 9,000 crores.

Chhetri on his unsuccessful stints at foreign clubs

Chhetri on his unsuccessful stints at foreign clubs

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

'After one week, I was told by the head coach of Sporting Lisbon 'you are not good enough, get lost to B team'

On this day: Sri Lankan spin great Muralitharan was born

On this day: Sri Lankan spin great Muralitharan was born

Rediff.com16 Apr 2020

Former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis once remarked that 'Murali' could turn the ball even on concrete and it was no exaggeration.

UK Queen says collective effort will defeat COVID-19

UK Queen says collective effort will defeat COVID-19

Rediff.com6 Apr 2020

The 93-year-old British monarch and Head of the 54-member Commonwealth of nations which includes India, acknowledged the grief, pain and financial difficulties being faced the world over during this "time of disruption" and expressed the hope that the whole world was uniting in a 'common endeavour'.

Daniel Pearl murder: Qaeda leader's death commuted, 3 others set free

Daniel Pearl murder: Qaeda leader's death commuted, 3 others set free

Rediff.com2 Apr 2020

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country's powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence and Al Qaeda.

It is time for Hindus and Muslims to reconcile

It is time for Hindus and Muslims to reconcile

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

'This Ram Navami -- the birth anniversary of Lord Ram -- presents the majority community an opportunity to shed its minority complex and offer an olive branch and discrimination- free society to the minority,' suggests Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Former Turkey, Barca keeper tests positive coronavirus

Former Turkey, Barca keeper tests positive coronavirus

Rediff.com29 Mar 2020

Rustu, who is Turkey's most-capped player having made 120 international appearances.

A lockdown for ventilators and hospital beds

A lockdown for ventilators and hospital beds

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

'Why not simply make some more ventilators and find some more beds? How much would it cost?' asks Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

India learns the hard way

India learns the hard way

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

No nation is fully sovereign to do what it wants to do in the face of opposition from others, points out Aakar Patel.

How long will coronavirus last on surfaces?

How long will coronavirus last on surfaces?

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

According to the scientists, people infected with SARS-CoV-2 might be spreading the virus without recognizing, or prior to recognizing, symptoms.

Read this before you watch Special Ops

Read this before you watch Special Ops

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

Neeraj Pandey, who makes his debut on the digital platform, tells us what to expect.

Which way is Covid-19 headed?

Which way is Covid-19 headed?

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

The disease could go down several paths. One possibility, the least likely, is that it will just disappear. The most likely is that it will have seasonal impact, says Devangshu Datta.

Ronaldinho facing money laundering charges in Paraguay?

Ronaldinho facing money laundering charges in Paraguay?

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

The inquiry that led to the detention of former Brazil player Ronaldinho Gaucho enters a new stage this week as prosecutors focus on what they believe is a money laundering scheme involving the businesswoman who invited him to Paraguay. Investigators will begin reviewing files and messages on the phones of the former Barcelona and AC Milan player and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis.

Adityanath set to be 1st UP CM from BJP to finish 3 yrs in office

Adityanath set to be 1st UP CM from BJP to finish 3 yrs in office

Rediff.com15 Mar 2020

He is the fourth chief minister from the saffron party to head the northern state. Before Adityanath, Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh of the BJP had served as Uttar Pradesh chief ministers.

Coronavirus hits children less severely than adults, says study

Coronavirus hits children less severely than adults, says study

Rediff.com14 Mar 2020

'However, the importance of children in transmitting the virus remains uncertain,' the scientists cautioned in the study. 'Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infection and disease in animals, capable of rapid mutation and recombination, leading to novel viruses that can spread from animals to humans,' they said.

How much do you know about Jyotiraditya Scindia?

How much do you know about Jyotiraditya Scindia?

Rediff.com14 Mar 2020

Think you know everything about Jyotiraditya Scindia?

No documents needed for NPR: Amit Shah in RS

No documents needed for NPR: Amit Shah in RS

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Shah said the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in the national capital were turned into communal riots. "I call upon my Muslim brothers and sisters that false propaganda is being spread on the issue of CAA. This Act is not to take anyone's citizenship but to give citizenship," said Shah.

He forgot his ideology: Rahul on Scindia's exit

He forgot his ideology: Rahul on Scindia's exit

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Scindia would not get respect in the BJP, nor would he feel satisfied there, the former Congress chief said.

Rajini wants to be king-maker, not king

Rajini wants to be king-maker, not king

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Truth be acknowledged, Rajinikanth is not known for wanting to leave his comfort zone to take the politico-electoral plunge, even if it meant his becoming the chief minister of a state that has conferred Tamil cinema's superstardom on him over the past 25 years. Today, his fans belong to the younger generation all right, but their numbers are far fewer than their counterparts in the '90s. They are not devoid of personal ambitions and agendas, unlike what Rajinikanh wants them to be, if he and they were to enter politics, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

52 yrs on, another Scindia's exit puts govt in crisis

52 yrs on, another Scindia's exit puts govt in crisis

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the grandson of the late Vijaya Raje Scindia, quit the Congress on Tuesday along with 22 MLAs, putting the 14-month-old Kamal Nath-led government in deep crisis. "His grandmother Vijaya Raje, once a close confidant of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the great grandfather of Rahul Gandhi, had started her political innings in 1957 from the Congress. However, she left the party in 1967.

In LS, Opposition criticises Shah over Delhi riots

In LS, Opposition criticises Shah over Delhi riots

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

As the government came under attack from the Opposition during the debate on the recent communal riots in the national capital that have claimed over 50 lives, the BJP members alleged that the violence was a pre-planned conspiracy and the home minister and authorities took pro-active steps to control the situation.

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