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How Vijender Singh outgrew Olympic identity...

How Vijender Singh outgrew Olympic identity...

Rediff.com14 hours ago

With a month to go for the Tokyo Olympics Vijender Singh takes a trip down memory lane to relive one of the most iconic moments in Indian sport... India's first Olympic medal in boxing.

Mask compliance still remains low in India: Survey

Mask compliance still remains low in India: Survey

Rediff.com15 hours ago

Despite the most lethal COVID-19 wave that any country in the world has experienced so far, India's mask compliance is still low as indicated by the survey finding where 67 per cent of citizens say there is limited or no mask compliance in their area, district, or city, the survey revealed.

Tokyo 2020 bans booze, high-fives and autograph hunting for fans

Tokyo 2020 bans booze, high-fives and autograph hunting for fans

Rediff.com16 hours ago

Alcohol sales have been restricted in and around Tokyo after health officials warned drinking would encourage close contact, loud speaking and mingling in bars that could help spread the virus.

Ramdev moves SC against FIRs over his allopathy remarks

Ramdev moves SC against FIRs over his allopathy remarks

Rediff.com16 hours ago

In a video, Ramdev was allegedly heard saying, "Allopathy is a stupid science and medicines such as Remdesivir, Fabiflu, and other drugs approved by the Drugs Controller General of India have failed to treat COVID-19 patients." His remarks caused massive outrage and the IMA sent over a legal notice to him.

Kohli congratulates Watling on his last day in Test cricket

Kohli congratulates Watling on his last day in Test cricket

Rediff.com16 hours ago

Kohli congratulated Watling as both India and New Zealand stepped out to the field on the Reserve Day of the ongoing WTC final

NCB arrests Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar in drugs case

NCB arrests Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar in drugs case

Rediff.com16 hours ago

Gangster and Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar has been taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case, the agency said on Wednesday.

Jadeja becomes top-ranked all-rounder

Jadeja becomes top-ranked all-rounder

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Jadeja is two points ahead of Holder (384) while England all-rounder Ben Stokes is third on 377 points.

Index heavyweights drag Sensex down 283 points

Index heavyweights drag Sensex down 283 points

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Kotak Bank was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding over 1 per cent, followed by L&T, Tata Steel, HDFC, TCS, Reliance Industries, HCL Tech and ICICI Bank.

AMAZING SONGS, Coming Up!

AMAZING SONGS, Coming Up!

Rediff.com17 hours ago

In these pandemic stricken, music bereft times, what can be more joyous than a playlist of 25 golden melodies? Sukanya Verma curates one for you.

Nirav Modi's extradition plea rejected by UK high court, has 5 days to appeal

Nirav Modi's extradition plea rejected by UK high court, has 5 days to appeal

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Wanted diamond merchant Nirav Modi, whose extradition to India was ordered in April by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel in the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, has lost the first stage of his extradition appeal in the high court in London.

India, US kick off wargame in Indian Ocean with eye on China

India, US kick off wargame in Indian Ocean with eye on China

Rediff.com17 hours ago

The US has deployed its naval carrier strike group, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, as well as a fleet of F-18 fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye all-weather aircraft for the exercise, officials said. The Indian assets at the exercise included Jaguar and Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets, IL-78 air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft, Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft and warships Kochi and Teg. The Indian Navy has also deployed a fleet of P8I maritime surveillance aircraft and MiG 29K jets, apart from other platforms.

What if it is not Modi vs Rahul in 2024?

What if it is not Modi vs Rahul in 2024?

Rediff.com17 hours ago

It won't be wise old Modi versus an immature Pappu any longer. It will be Modi versus a whole collection of experienced Opposition leaders, predicts Vir Sanghvi.

'Jamsetji Tata is the world's biggest philanthropist'

'Jamsetji Tata is the world's biggest philanthropist'

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Indian industry's doyen Jamsetji Tata has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century by donating $102 billion, as per a list of top-50 givers prepared by Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation.' Tata, the founder of what has now become a group spanning interests from salt to software, is ahead of others like Bill Gates and his now estranged wife Melinda who have donated $74.6 billion, Warren Buffet ($37.4 billion), George Soros ($34.8 billion) and John D Rockefeller ($26.8 billion), the list showed.

India golfer Lahiri keen to make Tokyo 'gift' count

India golfer Lahiri keen to make Tokyo 'gift' count

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Lahiri squeezed himself into the top 60 as the final qualifier on the list published by the International Golf Federation on Tuesday.

Priyanka Gandhi Cong's 'captain' in UP: Khurshid

Priyanka Gandhi Cong's 'captain' in UP: Khurshid

Rediff.com17 hours ago

"All you have to do is to put the picture of (UP Chief Minister) Yogi (Adityanath) in front of you and Priyanka Gandhi's picture and you won't need to ask any more questions," said Khurshid, who is the chief of the party's manifesto committee for the state.

Housing sales in Q1 may rise 93% Y-o-Y

Housing sales in Q1 may rise 93% Y-o-Y

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Housing sales are estimated to rise 93 per cent year-on-year during April-June across seven major cities, but may fall 58 per cent compared to the previous quarter due to the adverse impact of the second wave of COVID-19, according to property consultant Anarock. Sales are likely to be around 24,570 units across seven major cities -- Delhi-NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune, Anarock said. Sales of residential properties stood at 12,740 units in April-June 2020 and 58,290 units in March quarter 2021.

Prashant Kishor meets Sharad Pawar for 3rd time in a fortnight

Prashant Kishor meets Sharad Pawar for 3rd time in a fortnight

Rediff.com18 hours ago

These meetings with Pawar has fuelled speculations about the possibility of opposition parties coming together to form a third front against the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Cyber attack: 10 tips to protect yourself

Cyber attack: 10 tips to protect yourself

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Confident that a cyber attack won't affect you? Think again, says Nandakishore Harikumar.

Google probed for alleged unfair business

Google probed for alleged unfair business

Rediff.com18 hours ago

The Competition Commission has ordered a detailed probe against Google for alleged anti-competitive practices in the smart television operating systems market in the country. After assessing a complaint, the watchdog has reached the prima-facie view that Google is dominant in the relevant market for licensable smart TV device operating systems in India. In a 24-page order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said that prima-facie mandatory pre-installation of all the Google applications under TADA amounts to imposition of unfair conditions on the smart TV device manufacturers.

'You don't need any of these 10 drugs'

'You don't need any of these 10 drugs'

Rediff.com19 hours ago

'The vast majority of people are going to get better.' 'And the small fraction, who are not going to get better, unfortunately, there's no drug that we have that can that can alter the trajectory.'

Is Sandeepa a HOTTER Munni than Malaika?

Is Sandeepa a HOTTER Munni than Malaika?

Rediff.com19 hours ago

'No one's comparing and everyone's taking the song as mine... that's a battle won.'

India reports around 40 cases of Delta plus variant

India reports around 40 cases of Delta plus variant

Rediff.com19 hours ago

The Delta Plus variant have been detected sporadically in Maharashtra, Kerala and MP.

NSDL statement prevents a $500-million sell-off in Adani group stock

NSDL statement prevents a $500-million sell-off in Adani group stock

Rediff.com19 hours ago

The clarification by the National Securities Depository (NSDL) - which is tasked with monitoring foreign portfolio investor (FPI) investment in domestic stocks - that the accounts of top investors in Adani group stocks remain 'active' has helped prevent a $500-million selloff of shares. Analysts said a freeze of the FPI accounts, as reported by some media outlets, could have prompted global index providers to cut weighting of four Adani group companies from their global indices. Brian Freitas, an analyst at independent research provider Smartkarma, said if the FPI accounts were indeed frozen, FTSE and MSCI would have reduced weighting of Adani group companies at the next rebalance, since it would have meant that the large part of the free float was not tradeable.

BJP's UP ally demands deputy CM post in 2022 polls

BJP's UP ally demands deputy CM post in 2022 polls

Rediff.com19 hours ago

The Nishad Party also demanded 160 seats for the 2022 state elections.

Where did Juhi Chawla go wrong?

Where did Juhi Chawla go wrong?

Rediff.com19 hours ago

Where Ms Chawla seems to have erred is that she has not been able to build the desired credibility required to champion the cause she took to court.

HC refuses to stay CCI notice to FB, WhatsApp in privacy policy

HC refuses to stay CCI notice to FB, WhatsApp in privacy policy

Rediff.com19 hours ago

WhatsApp and Facebook had challenged the CCI's March 24 order directing a probe into the new privacy policy.

Moody's slashes 2021 GDP growth to 9.6% from 13.9%

Moody's slashes 2021 GDP growth to 9.6% from 13.9%

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday slashed India's growth projection to 9.6 per cent for the 2021 calendar year, from its earlier estimate of 13.9 per cent, and said faster vaccination progress will be paramount in restricting economic losses to June quarter.

Money, money, money: the cost of Tokyo's pandemic-delayed Games

Money, money, money: the cost of Tokyo's pandemic-delayed Games

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Here are some areas where costs have grown, and where income that had been expected will not materialise.

'Javedsaab is not joining Politics'

'Javedsaab is not joining Politics'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'Shabana Azami and Javed Akhtar believe that joining a political party is putting fetters on the individual's ideology because the political party's truth becomes the individual's truth.'

What is newlywed Yami Gautam doing?

What is newlywed Yami Gautam doing?

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Radhika gets vaccinated... Amitabh makes a revelation...

Covid leaves Indian adults poorer by 6.1% in 2020: Credit Suisse

Covid leaves Indian adults poorer by 6.1% in 2020: Credit Suisse

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Covid-19 pandemic that brought life to a near standstill in 2020 has left Indian adults poorer by 6.1 per cent in 2020, suggests the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2021. Wealth per Indian adult in 2020, according to the report, dropped to $14,252 by 2020-end compared to pre-pandemic levels. On a cumulative basis, Credit Suisse estimates the drop in the wealth of Indian adults at $594 billion.

Quick and Easy Sushi Recipes

Quick and Easy Sushi Recipes

Rediff.com20 hours ago

How about a sushi dinner over the weekend?

40% of loss in Mallya, PNB scams recovered from sale of shares: ED

40% of loss in Mallya, PNB scams recovered from sale of shares: ED

Rediff.com20 hours ago

About 40 per cent of the money lost by banks in the PNB scam and the fraud linked to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya's defunct Kingfisher Airlines has been realised by way of sale of shares seized under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate said on Wednesday.

MASTI MASTI BOLLY QUIZ!

MASTI MASTI BOLLY QUIZ!

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Sukanya Verma quizzes you to find out just how much you know about the movies.

Not losing weight? Avoid these 5 mistakes

Not losing weight? Avoid these 5 mistakes

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Mukul Nagpaul explains why any diet you hate is guaranteed to fail, no matter how much weight you lose.

Tweets taken out of context: England's Morgan

Tweets taken out of context: England's Morgan

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Morgan and white-ball vice-captain Jos Buttler were accused of mocking the Indian use of English language

New Look Ajay Devgn Resumes Work

New Look Ajay Devgn Resumes Work

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Rediff.com Contributing Photographer Pradeep Bandekar captures glimpses of the stars on Tuesday.

Inspirational Travel Outfits

Inspirational Travel Outfits

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Nomadic travellers take note!

Ladakh: 9 Issues to WORRY India

Ladakh: 9 Issues to WORRY India

Rediff.com22 hours ago

China remains in firm control of an estimated 600-800 square kilometres of Indian territory.

Fans evicted for hurling racist abuse at Ross Taylor

Fans evicted for hurling racist abuse at Ross Taylor

Rediff.com22 hours ago

Two spectators were ejected from the ground on the fifth day of the WTC

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