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VVS Laxman hails 'never give up' trait of Anil Kumble

VVS Laxman hails 'never give up' trait of Anil Kumble

Rediff.com22 hours ago

VVS Laxman shared a photo of Anil Kumble as part of his initiative of paying tribute to his teammates who influenced him immensely.

Why India must protest China's Hong Kong policy

Why India must protest China's Hong Kong policy

Rediff.com3 days ago

'India need to look beyond the economic prism.' 'China had no qualms in taking the Kashmir issue to the UN Security Council last year -- not once, but thrice -- thus violating Indian sensitivities,' observes China expert Srikanth Kondapalli.

Ajit Jogi: The politician who never gave up

Ajit Jogi: The politician who never gave up

Rediff.com3 days ago

The first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, was known in the political circles as someone who never gave up despite defeats, controversies and debilitating health issues.

'A magician with a hockey stick'

'A magician with a hockey stick'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'If he is being spoken in the same breath as Dhyan Chand, then you can image how good he was.'

Virus can travel 20 feet, 6 ft inadequate: Study

Virus can travel 20 feet, 6 ft inadequate: Study

Rediff.com5 days ago

From these past studies, the scientists said both the aerodynamics of the droplets, and their heat and mass exchange process with the environment can determine the effectiveness of virus prohttps://www.rediff.com/news/report/pix-how-indians-are-maintaining-social-distance/20200326.htmpagation.

Heat wave in several parts of north, west India

Heat wave in several parts of north, west India

Rediff.com6 days ago

Several parts of north and west India reeled under scorching heat wave with the temperature touching 50 degree Celsius in Rajasthan's Churu district on Tuesday, even as the meteorological department predicted very heavy rainfall in Assam and Meghalaya till May 28.

SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

Rediff.com22 May 2020

Take our quiz to find out just how much you know.

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.com20 May 2020

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.com19 May 2020

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.

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