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Johnson first NASCAR driver to contract COVID-19

Johnson first NASCAR driver to contract COVID-19

Rediff.com1 days ago

Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has become the first NASCAR driver to test positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports said on Friday. Johnson, who will not return to competition until being cleared by a physician, has not experienced COVID-19 symptoms and was tested upon learning earlier on Friday that his wife had tested positive after having allergy-like symptoms.

Bess named in England squad for first Windies Test

Bess named in England squad for first Windies Test

Rediff.com1 days ago

Spinner Dom Bess was named in England's 13-man squad for the first Test against West Indies and there was no place for Moeen Ali among nine reserves, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Saturday.All-rounder Ben Stokes will lead England in the match, which will begin at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday in a bio-secure environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scientists urge caution over launch of Covid vaccine by Aug 15

Scientists urge caution over launch of Covid vaccine by Aug 15

Rediff.com1 days ago

'We must not compromise with the standard, the quality. We don't need to be the first to launch a drug but what we need is a Made in India vaccine that the entire world can rely on'

F1: All COVID-19 tests negative ahead of Austrian GP

F1: All COVID-19 tests negative ahead of Austrian GP

Rediff.com1 days ago

All Formula One drivers, teams and personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, the sport said on Saturday. Anyone entering the paddock at the Red Bull Ring must have a clean bill of health and is being tested every five days by private medical teams.

Windies must draw on Headingley spirit, says Simmons

Windies must draw on Headingley spirit, says Simmons

Rediff.com1 days ago

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says his side cannot afford the batting debacles that have often undermined their tours of England when the series starts behind closed doors next week. The first of three Tests begins at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton next Wednesday and Simmons says making sure they are mentally ready is the most important task.

Parliament's monsoon session likely in September

Parliament's monsoon session likely in September

Rediff.com1 days ago

The plan involves the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha seating half of their members in their respective chambers, reports Archis Mohan.

WHO team to visit China next week to probe origins of COVID-19

WHO team to visit China next week to probe origins of COVID-19

Rediff.com1 days ago

The visit will take place more than six months after the WHO's country office in China picked up a statement from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on cases of 'viral pneumonia'.

China's badminton legend Lin Dan hangs up his racquet

China's badminton legend Lin Dan hangs up his racquet

Rediff.com1 days ago

China's two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan, one of the sport's greatest singles players, announced his retirement on Saturday. The 37-year-old, who won the Olympics singles titles in Beijing in 2008 and the 2012 London Games, has won all the sport's major titles, including five world championships' gold medals.

When Farah Khan hurt Saroj Khan...

When Farah Khan hurt Saroj Khan...

Rediff.com1 days ago

'Why does Farah feel threatened by me? Why is she so frustrated?'

SEE: The one exercise Virat Kohli loves most!

SEE: The one exercise Virat Kohli loves most!

Rediff.com1 days ago

'If I had to make a choice of one exercise to do every day, this would be it. Love the power snatch.'

'ICMR fast tracking Covid vaccine for PM announcement on I-Day'

'ICMR fast tracking Covid vaccine for PM announcement on I-Day'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'Forcing the development of an indigenous vaccine as a cure for COVID-19, bypassing all health & safety norms, to be announced by PM Modi on Independence Day is fraught with horrendous human costs'

Why India has forgotten Dr BC Roy

Why India has forgotten Dr BC Roy

Rediff.com1 days ago

'But India needs to remember Dr Roy, the multifaceted genius who excelled as a physician and was most loved as a leader,' notes Dr Sudhir Bisht.

Abrogation of Article 370 damaged India-China relationship

Abrogation of Article 370 damaged India-China relationship

Rediff.com1 days ago

When China protested strongly over the August decision on J&K -- not once but twice -- we ignored it. And to compound matters, we simply turned our back and walked over to the 'Quad' alliance with the US, upgrading it to ministerial level, and thereafter began following the American footfalls on Taiwan and COVID-19 to taunt and humiliate Beijing, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Recreational cricket set to resume in England from July 11

Recreational cricket set to resume in England from July 11

Rediff.com1 days ago

The British government said on Friday that recreational cricket which has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be allowed to resume from July 11. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would set out a timetable next week for when amateur cricket can return as well as the reopening of indoor gyms and swimming pools which were closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Ignoring Ladakhis' warning of intrusion will cost India: Rahul

Ignoring Ladakhis' warning of intrusion will cost India: Rahul

Rediff.com1 days ago

For India's sake, please listen to them, Rahul said on

F1: Stewards reject Red Bull protest against Mercedes

F1: Stewards reject Red Bull protest against Mercedes

Rediff.com1 days ago

Formula One stewards rejected on Friday a Red Bull protest against a new steering system used by champions Mercedes in practice for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

'Nobody can say when the COVID-19 curve will flatten'

'Nobody can say when the COVID-19 curve will flatten'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'This virus came in December 2019 and how this virus is going to behave in October and November, we don't know yet.'

NFL: Washington Redskins to consider changing name of team

NFL: Washington Redskins to consider changing name of team

Rediff.com1 days ago

Under mounting pressure from sponsors and Native American rights groups, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said on Friday he would consider changing the name of the National Football League team whose roots date back to the 1930s. Snyder, who has previously stated he would not change the name, softened his stance a day after FedEx Corp, which owns the naming rights to the team's Landover, Maryland, stadium, called for the NFL club to be rebranded.

India records over 22K COVID cases in 24 hrs for 1st time

India records over 22K COVID cases in 24 hrs for 1st time

Rediff.com1 days ago

India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 6,48,315 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities.

SEE: Roger, impressed with Sachin's forehand?

SEE: Roger, impressed with Sachin's forehand?

Rediff.com1 days ago

Tendulkar blasted a one-handed forehand like the Swiss great in an Instavideo.

'I was like her son'

'I was like her son'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'She gave choreography in Indian cinema a name, a face and a place.'

After 3 months of slide LIC hopes to spring back in June

After 3 months of slide LIC hopes to spring back in June

Rediff.com1 days ago

With the lockdown being eased gradually, providing more and more digital solutions, for service delivery and procurement of new policies, is what the corporation is focussing on.

With Covid-19 claims of Rs 300cr, insurance cos get a rate card

With Covid-19 claims of Rs 300cr, insurance cos get a rate card

Rediff.com1 days ago

Insurance experts said since it may be difficult to set a tariff or fixed rates for Covid-19 treatment, an indicative rate chart has been proposed.

3 irresistible snacks to try in the monsoon

3 irresistible snacks to try in the monsoon

Rediff.com1 days ago

These yummy recipes can satisfy your cravings between meals.

IOC launches winter-grade diesel for troops in Ladakh

IOC launches winter-grade diesel for troops in Ladakh

Rediff.com1 days ago

Looking into the current situation on the China boarder, IOC has stocked up enough winter-grade fuel for the region. With army movements increasing, the demand for this fuel is expected to increase multifold from the 350 metric tonnes last winter.

The youngest Indian female with a full beard

The youngest Indian female with a full beard

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Anti-bullying activist Harnaam Kaur is on the cover of Cosmopolitan's self love cover series.

India-Japan aim to curtail China's maritime footprint

India-Japan aim to curtail China's maritime footprint

Rediff.com1 days ago

The India-Japan joint naval exercises are a strategic signal for China, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.

Mangalyaan captures image of Phobos, biggest moon of Mars

Mangalyaan captures image of Phobos, biggest moon of Mars

Rediff.com1 days ago

The Mars Colour Camera onboard Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars.

Pune man gets mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 lakh

Pune man gets mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 lakh

Rediff.com1 days ago

Shankar, hailing from Pune's Pimpri-Chinchwad area, has come out with a face mask that cost him just about Rs 3 lakh.

Nagaland bans sale, consumption of dog meat

Nagaland bans sale, consumption of dog meat

Rediff.com1 days ago

Considering the dangers of importing dogs from other states for consumption and also in line with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the state cabinet took the decision.

Assam artist chronicles lockdown events in 100 drawings

Assam artist chronicles lockdown events in 100 drawings

Rediff.com1 days ago

Kishor Kumar Das minutely observed ordinary household objects, mostly traditional Assamese items, and used them as motifs to interpret them in relation to the happenings beyond one's home.

Pandemic sealed Vettel's departure, says Ferrari boss

Pandemic sealed Vettel's departure, says Ferrari boss

Rediff.com1 days ago

Sebastian Vettel was Ferrari's first choice to stay and partner Charles Leclerc in Formula One next year until the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, team principal Mattia Binotto said on Friday. The four-times World champion, who won his titles with Red Bull, will now be replaced by Spaniard Carlos Sainz who joins from McLaren at the end of the season in a decision announced in May.

8 UP cops shot dead in failed raid, 2 criminals killed later

8 UP cops shot dead in failed raid, 2 criminals killed later

Rediff.com1 days ago

The first encounter took place when a police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village under the Chaubeypur police station on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, police said.

Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases, recovery rate crosses 60%

Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases, recovery rate crosses 60%

Rediff.com1 days ago

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 92,97,749 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to July 2, with 2,41,576 of those tested on Thursday.

Why should RBI be answerable to SC, asks Deepak Parekh

Why should RBI be answerable to SC, asks Deepak Parekh

Rediff.com1 days ago

The chairman of mortgage giant HDFC Ltd in his annual letter to shareholders, also suggested a one-time restructuring of real estate loans, easing of external commercial borrowing rules and immediate changes in regulations to allow end-to-end execution of housing loans online.

Pakistan foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistan foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com1 days ago

Qureshi is the senior most functionary of the government to be infected with the virus.

Why PM of strong India so weak, asks Cong on border standoff

Why PM of strong India so weak, asks Cong on border standoff

Rediff.com1 days ago

The opposition party also launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked why is he "so kind" to Chinese President Xi Jinping and "not showing loyalty towards the country".

Bharti, UK govt consortium win bid for bankrupt satellite firm OneWeb

Bharti, UK govt consortium win bid for bankrupt satellite firm OneWeb

Rediff.com1 days ago

While Indian telecom czar Sunil Mittal's Bharti did not share deal details, UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma said his government and Bharti Global, will provide $500 million each.

UK allows quarantine-free travel to low-risk countries

UK allows quarantine-free travel to low-risk countries

Rediff.com1 days ago

India and the US are among the countries excluded from the list of nearly 60 low-risk countries.

English counties allowed to field two overseas players from 2021

English counties allowed to field two overseas players from 2021

Rediff.com1 days ago

England's first-class county teams will be allowed to field two, rather than one, overseas-registered player in next season's domestic championship and Royal London Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

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