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Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in his early days, says Yuvraj

Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in his early days, says Yuvraj

Rediff.com1 hour ago

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days. The flamboyant India vice-captain made his ODI debut in June 2007 while his maiden T20 game came during the World Cup later that year against England, where unfortunately Rohit didn't get a chance to bat.

Jaffer picks Dhoni as skipper of his all-time ODI team

Jaffer picks Dhoni as skipper of his all-time ODI team

Rediff.com1 days ago

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer picked his all-time One-day International team and picked four Indian players including Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its skipper.

Only Modi can do this

Only Modi can do this

Rediff.com1 days ago

Only a leader with sufficient moral authority with voters can pull off such experiments, notes T N Ninan.

April 2, 2011: When Dhoni led India to World Cup glory at home

April 2, 2011: When Dhoni led India to World Cup glory at home

Rediff.com3 days ago

It was on April 2, 2011, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India created history as they outclassed Sri Lanka in the final to claim their second ODI World Cup title, ending a long wait of 28 years.

What you must know about China and coronavirus

What you must know about China and coronavirus

Rediff.com3 days ago

How China's all powerful Communist party bungled the response to the coronavirus crisis.

Farewell, Nimmi

Farewell, Nimmi

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

Nimmi, the legendary actress, passed away at her Mumbai home on Wednesday, March 25.

'Kamal' replaces Kamal Nath: Shivraj sworn-in as MP CM for 4th time

'Kamal' replaces Kamal Nath: Shivraj sworn-in as MP CM for 4th time

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

The 61-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader was sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhawan here at 9 pm.

A foot soldier, 'Mama' back in saddle after 15 months

A foot soldier, 'Mama' back in saddle after 15 months

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

From being called 'paon paon wale bhaiya' (foot soldier) by villagers to being addressed as 'Mama' (maternal uncle) by children, Chouhan's long innings at the top was interrupted when the BJP fell short of seven seats from the majority mark in the 2018 polls.

In Madhya Pradesh, the real battle for BJP begins now

In Madhya Pradesh, the real battle for BJP begins now

Rediff.com23 Mar 2020

The 22 rebel Congress MLAs (who now have joined the BJP) will have to win the by-elections, which won't be easy as Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath will leave no stone unturned to secure those seats.

NPR, first phase of Census likely to be deferred amid Covid outbreak

NPR, first phase of Census likely to be deferred amid Covid outbreak

Rediff.com23 Mar 2020

Discussions are going on at the highest level of the government and in all probability, the NPR and house listing phase of the Census work will be deferred till the threat of the Coronavirus is over, a home ministry official said.

'When we don't have sport, what do we fall back onto?'

'When we don't have sport, what do we fall back onto?'

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

Chilling at home after coming back from a coronavirus-forced "hotel arrest" in Pakistan, South African pacer Dale Steyn believes it's a pity that sporting events are being cancelled en masse due to the crisis. Steyn, who returned from Pakistan due to the virus outbreak, said it's indescribable how the situation changed in a matter of hours.

Rana Kapoor: The banker who said 'YES' to a chosen few

Rana Kapoor: The banker who said 'YES' to a chosen few

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

The bank was worth over Rs 80,000 crore as recently as September 2017. The lender had grown at breakneck speed, helped perhaps by Rana Kapoor's reputation as a banker, willing to aggressively write checks.

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.

'The most actionable thing is to expand testing. Nothing else matters'

'The most actionable thing is to expand testing. Nothing else matters'

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

'We have to accept that the infection is now in the community and we can't isolate everyone who gets it.' 'Instead, what we need to do is to find out those who are most at risk of death, isolate them and save them from the rest.'

The Risk-Taker

The Risk-Taker

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

'An entrepreneur should always remain under pressure or he will die,' Vineet Rai tells Anjuli Bhargava.

Getting ready for Covid-19

Getting ready for Covid-19

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

'Infectious disease is a given of humankind. There will always be another around the corner.'

'It was difficult to watch Shafali in tears'

'It was difficult to watch Shafali in tears'

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

"I really felt for Shafali Verma at the end, it was tough seeing her in tears but she should be very proud of the way she's performed in Australia," Brett Lee wrote in his column for the ICC.

RBI caps withdrawals from Yes Bank; supersedes board

RBI caps withdrawals from Yes Bank; supersedes board

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

The regulatory actions, undertaken by the RBI and the government, came hours after finance ministry sources confirmed that SBI was directed to bail out the troubled lender. For the next month, Yes Bank will led by the RBI-appointed administrator Prashant Kumar, an ex-chief financial officer of SBI.

A Legend Says Goodbye

A Legend Says Goodbye

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

We should all bow before the legend that is Leander, says Rahul Jacob.

Life lessons from Mandira Bedi

Life lessons from Mandira Bedi

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

'Whether it's a morning walk, an evening swim or an afternoon workout in the gym, just get moving.'

Magic pill to revive growth

Magic pill to revive growth

Rediff.com4 Mar 2020

How do we get back to higher trend growth? The heart of the problem lies in private corporate investment, recommends Ajay Shah.

NPR may include driving licence, voter ID details

NPR may include driving licence, voter ID details

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

The Centre on Tuesday said it was discussing with state governments the preparations for updating the National Population Register from April 1 to September 30. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in the Lok Sabha that no document will be collected during the exercise, which will be carried out along with the house-listing phase of Census 2021.

Love Stories that FLOPPED in Bollywood

Love Stories that FLOPPED in Bollywood

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

Reviewers rated it high, but still, these films unfortunately flopped.

Ideology vs governance: How BJP plans to win Bengal

Ideology vs governance: How BJP plans to win Bengal

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

'The Shaheen Bagh model of bullets and biryani won't work. The RSS looked at a template that would play to Bengali pride and harp on the state's development. Mamata's slogan to defeat the Left Front was 'Bengal awake and arise'. She promised to check the flight of capital from Bengal to far-flung states and usher in a renaissance. The RSS wants the BJP to pitch this line because it feels Mamata hasn't delivered on her promises.'

Sports Shorts: Indian men's hockey team achieves all-time highest ranking

Sports Shorts: Indian men's hockey team achieves all-time highest ranking

Rediff.com2 Mar 2020

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday.

Three talking points from the EPL

Three talking points from the EPL

Rediff.com2 Mar 2020

Liverpool's first loss of the season means they cannot finish the campaign unbeaten to match Arsenal's 'Invincibles' of 2003-04.

Will Shah succeed as home minister?

Will Shah succeed as home minister?

Rediff.com28 Feb 2020

Amit Shah now enters an unfamiliar and interesting phase of his political career. His success or failure will henceforth be assessed based on his performance as a key minister, points out Shekhar Gupta.

'Terrorists are today being tracked and neutralised'

'Terrorists are today being tracked and neutralised'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'As far as Kashmir is concerned, a 'solution' was very much in play, and had brought endemic violence across the Jammu and Kashmir regions very much under control before the disruptive adventurism of the present regime resulted in a limited and localised escalation.'

Why did Nirmalaji deviate from fiscal deficit target?

Why did Nirmalaji deviate from fiscal deficit target?

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

The government should have mentioned clearly the specific structural reforms that were responsible for the deviation from the fiscal deficit target by half a percentage point, says A K Bhattacharya.

Did Parasite deserve all those Oscars?

Did Parasite deserve all those Oscars?

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Parasite's razor-sharp characterisations ensure that the picture is thoroughly entertaining though it falls short of greatness, declares Sreehari Nair.

Quiz : How Much Do You Know About MELANIA TRUMP?

Quiz : How Much Do You Know About MELANIA TRUMP?

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Think you know everything about First Lady Mrs. MELANIA TRUMP? Take our quiz to find out just how much you know.

How Bollywood's writers are fighting back

How Bollywood's writers are fighting back

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

'The writer remains the most creative force in the process.' 'Producers need to be inventive in how they reward good writing.'

Why the current slowdown is more serious

Why the current slowdown is more serious

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

'What is unusual about the current period of slow growth is that it has come without an external driver -- high oil prices and/or successive monsoon failures -- as was the case with all previous periods of slowdown, going back 50 years, notes T N Ninan.

The greatest threat to our democracy post 1975

The greatest threat to our democracy post 1975

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

'Refusing to implement the CAA-NRC, as some states have done via resolutions in state assemblies, is a violation of the Constitution; an attempt to alter the fundamental structure of our democracy and a recipe for anarchy,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Heroes are supposed to be immortal

Heroes are supposed to be immortal

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

'I'm tempted to say that he's in a better place now, but I'm quite sure he's not.' 'There was no better place for him than the basketball court, and now he'll never set foot on one again. Because he's gone,' says Dhruv Munjal.

Ex-Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi's JVM-P merges with BJP

Ex-Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi's JVM-P merges with BJP

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

Marandi was the chief minister of Jharkhand from November 2000 to March 2003.

A win-win for Modi and Trump?

A win-win for Modi and Trump?

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

'For Trump, this maddening extravaganza will play out well in his election campaign, showing himself off as a hugely popular world leader,' points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Senior Bombay HC judge S C Dharmadhikari resigns

Senior Bombay HC judge S C Dharmadhikari resigns

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Justice Dharmadhikari, who was made judge of the Bombay high court on November 14, 2003, was in line to be elevated as Chief Justice.

It's Congress vs Congress after Delhi poll debacle

It's Congress vs Congress after Delhi poll debacle

Rediff.com13 Feb 2020

A day after the party's rout in Delhi elections, the knives are out in the Congress with leaders blaming each other and raising questions on whether the party has outsourced the task of defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party to others.

AAP holds on to its vote share; BJP improves; Cong's worst show

AAP holds on to its vote share; BJP improves; Cong's worst show

Rediff.com11 Feb 2020

According to Election Commission (EC) figures, the AAP bagged 53.6 per cent votes in the Delhi Assembly polls, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. It had bagged 54.34 per cent votes in 2015.

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