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Why the rise of China's military worries the world

Why the rise of China's military worries the world

Rediff.com5 hours ago

There is growing alarm at the inexorable rise of China, both of its military prowess and its aggressive bullying of other countries plus its subjugation of whole portions of its own population.

Spotted: Aamir Khan!

Spotted: Aamir Khan!

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Pradeep Bandekar catches showbiz folk going about their business.

Did a woman INSPIRE you? Tell us!

Did a woman INSPIRE you? Tell us!

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Is there a woman who inspired you in your life and career? Do send us a picture and tell us what you learned from her.

TRP scam: Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta gets bail

TRP scam: Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta gets bail

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The court permitted him to furnish temporary cash surety of the same amount for a period of six weeks, by which which he would have to submit the solvent sureties.

'Rockstar Ashwin is constantly reinventing himself'

'Rockstar Ashwin is constantly reinventing himself'

Rediff.com5 hours ago

To prove his point, Laxman cited the example of Steve Smith's trouble against Ashwin during India's recent tour Down Under.

NSE technical glitch cost us immensely, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

NSE technical glitch cost us immensely, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Taking lessons from that, I would think seamless digital payments is something you have to clearly have a roadmap for, the FM said.

Tennis round-up: Federer to miss this month's Miami Open

Tennis round-up: Federer to miss this month's Miami Open

Rediff.com5 hours ago

But after those events, Federer will take a training break, the paper reported.

ASK MAYANK: How can I re-enter the job market?

ASK MAYANK: How can I re-enter the job market?

Rediff.com5 hours ago

HR guru Mayank Rautela provides a three-point plan.

Rakhi Sawant parties with Bigg Boss pals

Rakhi Sawant parties with Bigg Boss pals

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Rakhi Sawant threw a party for her friends from Bigg Boss, and it saw quite a turn-out!

Bill introduced in US Congress to scrap 'one-China' policy

Bill introduced in US Congress to scrap 'one-China' policy

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The US maintained normal diplomatic relations with the government in Taiwan until 1979, when then-President Jimmy Carter abruptly cut off formal ties with Taipei and recognised the Communist regime in Beijing.

Shastri gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Shastri gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Ravi Shastri, 58, received his shot at the Apollo hospital in Ahmedabad.

Will England play Bess in 4th Test?

Will England play Bess in 4th Test?

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Captain Joe Root and Coach Chris Silverwood made a boo-boo when they picked a pace-heavy attack for the pink ball third Test.

COVID-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities

COVID-19: India records 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

Are Modi's speech-writers getting Tamil Nadu wrong?

Are Modi's speech-writers getting Tamil Nadu wrong?

Rediff.com6 hours ago

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dig up the perceived past of the DMK rival, now under a new leader in M K Stalin, may not gel with the voters, both old and new. If they are still going to vote for the AIADMK-BJP combine, it will be for entirely different reasons, and despite Modi's poll speeches, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Zindagi In Short review

Zindagi In Short review

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Considering it narrates seven stories about the different facets of life, Zindagi In Short is shockingly lifeless, Joginder Tuteja observes.

'You can grow in any direction if you work hard'

'You can grow in any direction if you work hard'

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Miss Grand India Manika Sheokand wants to challenge what people think of a girl child.

'Modi and Shah are gluttons'

'Modi and Shah are gluttons'

Rediff.com7 hours ago

'They have a voracious appetite.' 'But there are many places where they go and they lose.'

Coming this March: 8 OTT releases

Coming this March: 8 OTT releases

Rediff.com7 hours ago

There's a lot of action on the OTT platform this March, thanks to some interesting film and Web series coming up.

The boys who 'make life hard' for Kohli

The boys who 'make life hard' for Kohli

Rediff.com7 hours ago

On Tuesday, Kohli introduced the world to his gym trainers.

Yogi faces panchayat poll test amid farmers' stir

Yogi faces panchayat poll test amid farmers' stir

Rediff.com7 hours ago

The panchayat polls will be seen as a kind of verdict from the hinterland for Yogi Adityanath ahead of the crucial 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections.

Can bat at any position, I'll still be the best, says Gayle

Can bat at any position, I'll still be the best, says Gayle

Rediff.com7 hours ago

This is the first time that Gayle has been included in the West Indies squad since the 2019 World Cup. The left-handed batsman also admitted that he had considered walking away from international cricket and that he had planned to focus on franchise cricket.

Will the new A4 put Audi back in the race?

Will the new A4 put Audi back in the race?

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The answer would have been an unequivocal yes had the A4 been priced more aggressively, says Pavan Lall.

Can't allow China to dominate: US lawmaker on India cyberattack report

Can't allow China to dominate: US lawmaker on India cyberattack report

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The United States State Department said it is aware of these reports.

Football PIX: Real Madrid draw with Sociedad; Everton win

Football PIX: Real Madrid draw with Sociedad; Everton win

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Striker Mariano's header was glanced onto the crossbar by Sociedad's Andoni Gorosabel while the loose ball fell to Marco Asensio, whose shot was deflected wide for a corner from which Raphael Varane header hit the top of the bar.

Why's Modi going against his natural instinct?

Why's Modi going against his natural instinct?

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The promise of a less suspicious government is surprising. What about the disconnect between the new business stance and earlier push to dictate the narrative in politics and public life, wonders T N Ninan.

Split in Rajasthan BJP: Raje loyalists want her to be made CM face

Split in Rajasthan BJP: Raje loyalists want her to be made CM face

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The fact that Home Minister Amit Shah recently met Raje was a marker that Delhi will be compelled to take her more seriously than it would care to. Like B S Yediyurappa, she's a regional chieftain who can't be discarded at will, reports Radhika Ramaseshan.

'Across industries, there is a shortage of digital skills'

'Across industries, there is a shortage of digital skills'

Rediff.com8 hours ago

'The kind of jobs the advent of artificial intelligence, data science and so on are creating simply didn't exist before'

Health check-ups can save you tax!

Health check-ups can save you tax!

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Under Section 80D, you can avail of deduction on payment made towards preventive health check-ups.

Jwala, Vishnu flaunt their beach bodies

Jwala, Vishnu flaunt their beach bodies

Rediff.com9 hours ago

'Dance in the rain... Cherish the moment... Ignore the pain...'

Is Modi weighing his options on Pakistan?

Is Modi weighing his options on Pakistan?

Rediff.com9 hours ago

There is no conceivable reason for any big power to put road blocks on the path of an India-Pakistan normalisation process, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

41, 44 or 46? Afridi adds to age confusion again!

41, 44 or 46? Afridi adds to age confusion again!

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Former Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi turned one year older on Monday.

Virat Kohli hits 100M followers on Instagram

Virat Kohli hits 100M followers on Instagram

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Kohli is also the fourth most followed sportsperson on Instagram

Leach wants Tests to last longer than two days

Leach wants Tests to last longer than two days

Rediff.com18 hours ago

England spinner Jack Leach asserted that he would have liked the third Test against India to go longer than two days.

BPCL to sell Numaligarh refinery stake for Rs 9,876 cr

BPCL to sell Numaligarh refinery stake for Rs 9,876 cr

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Privatisation-bound Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) on Monday said it will exit Numaligarh refinery in Assam by selling its entire stake to a consortium of Oil India Ltd and Engineers India Ltd for Rs 9,876 crore. The sale of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd clears the way for privatisation of India's second-largest fuel retailer. In keeping with the Assam Peace Accord, the government had decided to keep Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) in the public sector. As part of this, BPCL was to sell its entire 61.65 per cent stake to state-owned firms.

Djokovic ties Federer's record; Sania returns to WTA circuit

Djokovic ties Federer's record; Sania returns to WTA circuit

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer's all-time record for most weeks as ATP world number one

Rs 77,146 cr bids for spectrum on Day 1

Rs 77,146 cr bids for spectrum on Day 1

Rediff.com18 hours ago

India's first auction of spectrum in five years attracted Rs 77,146 crore of bids on the opening day on Monday with Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea participating in the bidding process - a response that the government said was better than expected. There were, however, no takers for spectrum in 700 MHz and 2500 MHz bands on the first day, and the auctions will continue and conclude on Tuesday. About 2,308.80 MHz of spectrum, that carry telecom signals, in seven bands worth nearly Rs 4 lakh crore at the reserve or start price, was offered for bidding in the auction that began on Monday. Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Rs 77,146 crore worth of spectrum was bid on the first day but there were no takers for the airwaves in the premium 700 MHz as also 2500 MHz bands.

1.28 L over 60-yr-olds get 1st dose of COVID vaccine

1.28 L over 60-yr-olds get 1st dose of COVID vaccine

Rediff.com18 hours ago

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with the inoculation of healthcare workers, while the vaccination of the frontline workers started from February 2.

Automakers ride out of Covid blues; report double digit sales growth

Automakers ride out of Covid blues; report double digit sales growth

Rediff.com18 hours ago

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday reported a 11.8 per cent increase in wholesales to 164,469 units in February. The company had sold 147,110 units in February last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. Domestic sales increased 11.8 per cent to 1,52,983 units last month, as against 1,36,849 units in February 2020, it added.

GST collections rise 7% to Rs 1.13 lakh cr in Feb

GST collections rise 7% to Rs 1.13 lakh cr in Feb

Rediff.com18 hours ago

GST collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for the fifth month in a row in February, rising 7 per cent to over Rs 1.13 lakh crore, indicating economic recovery, the Finance Ministry said on Monday. The collection is, however, lower than the record Rs 119,875 crore collected in the previous month.

China refutes reports on attacks against India's power grid

China refutes reports on attacks against India's power grid

Rediff.com19 hours ago

Speaking at a press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, "As a staunch defender of cyber security, China firmly opposes and cracks down on all forms of cyber attacks."

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