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Is She the GREATEST Lady Swimmer?Rediff.com7 minutes ago
Team Australia's Emma McKeon is the first woman swimmer to win 7 medals at a single Olympics.
Hockey: Belgium dash India men's hopes of gold in semisRediff.com8 minutes ago
India went down 2-5 to World champions Belgium in the semi-finals of the Olympics men's hockey tournament in Tokyo on Tuesday.
'Confused: Family floater or individual health insurance?'Rediff.com33 minutes ago
Roopam Asthana, CEO and whole-time director, Liberty General Insurance Ltd, answers your queries on HEALTH and AUTO insurance.
Private Equity Funds toy with Exit via SPACsRediff.com57 minutes ago
Discussion has started between blank check companies in the US and Indian PEs on possible deals in certain key sectors.
'India is like a garden'Rediff.com1 hour ago
'...that has plants and flowers of all colours and hues in it.' 'Do you think a garden with just one plant or one type of flower will be appealing?' 'No. It will look drab, uninteresting and lustreless because a garden would be captivating only if it had many flowers of different colours.'
'Youngsters are most affected'Rediff.com1 hour ago
'Our adult minds can use logic to understand the consequences, and our responsibilities have enabled us to accept this reality faster.' 'But our little ones still have no clue about what is going on.'
Tokyo Games: Athletes in ACTION!Rediff.com2 hours ago
The Joy and Drama of Track and Field at the Olympics.
Tokyo Games: SPECTACULAR Pix!Rediff.com2 hours ago
Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.
Athletics: Hassan kicks off treble bid with 5,000m goldRediff.com9 hours ago
Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the 100 metres hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics with a gold medal while Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump title in an action packed Monday morning at the Olympic Stadium
Olympics: Poland grant Belarus athlete humanitarian visaRediff.com9 hours ago
Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya, 24, had been due to compete in the women's 200 metre heats on Monday but said that on Sunday she was taken to the airport to board a Turkish Airlines flight.
Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on August 3Rediff.com9 hours ago
A look at India's schedule on Tuesday, August 3, 2021:
Unacademy raises $440 mn; valued at $3.44 bnRediff.com9 hours ago
Unacademy on Monday said it has raised $440 million (about Rs 3,270.8 crore) in funding from a clutch of investors including Temasek, General Atlantic, and Softbank Vision Fund, valuing the edtech major at $3.44 billion. The investment is expected to help Unacademy expand its offerings, deepen its presence and compete more aggressively against rivals such as Byju's in the burgeoning ed-tech space in India that has been witnessing strong uptake amid the pandemic. The series H round was led by Temasek, with super pro-rata participation from General Atlantic, Tiger Global, and Softbank Vision Fund, a statement said.
Shops in Mumbai can now remain open till 10 pm all daysRediff.com9 hours ago
The civic body also allowed all the indoor and outdoor games and sports clubs to operate except for swimming and other games where physical contact may take place. They can operate on all seven days as per regular timings, the order said.
MS Dhoni invests in HomeLane, to endorse brandRediff.com10 hours ago
Home interiors company HomeLane on Monday said it has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with ace cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as an equity partner and brand ambassador. As part of the partnership, Dhoni will own equity in HomeLane and will be its first brand ambassador, a statement said. Details of Dhoni's investment were, however, not disclosed.
Border dispute: Assam to send ministers to broker peace with MizoramRediff.com10 hours ago
Assam CM said the police case filed against two senior Mizoram government officials - Deputy Commissioner of Kolasib district and Sub-divisional Police Officer of Vairengte - will be withdrawn.
Adani Wilmar files draft papers for Rs 4,500 crore-IPORediff.com10 hours ago
Edible oil major Adani Wilmar Ltd (AWL) on Monday filed the draft red herring prospectus with markets regulator Sebi for an initial public offer to raise up to Rs 4,500 crore. The company, which sells cooking oils under the Fortune brand, is a major player in the edible oil industry.
Exports up 47.91% to $35.17 bn in JulyRediff.com10 hours ago
The country's exports grew by 47.19 per cent to $35.17 billion on account of healthy growth in the outbound shipments of petroleum, engineering, and gems and jewellery, according to the provisional data of the commerce ministry. Imports during the month also rose by 59.38 per cent to $46.40 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $11.23 billion. Exports of petroleum, engineering, and gems and jewellery in July increased to $3.82 billion, $2.82 billion and $1.95 billion respectively, the data showed.
'e-RUPI may completely negate pilferage'Rediff.com10 hours ago
The launch of e-RUPI, a person- and purpose-specific digital payment solution, by the government is expected to completely negate any pilferage and will ensure full benefit to intended beneficiaries, India Inc said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched e-RUPI, which is aimed at improving transparency and targeted delivery of benefits. PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sanjay Aggarwal said that the move is a significant step to enhance the digitisation process of the country.
Lifter Hubbard makes history as first transgender OlympianRediff.com10 hours ago
'...I would particularly like to thank the IOC, for I think really affirming its commitment to the principles of Olympism and establishing that sport is something for all people, that it is inclusive and is accessible.'
Stokes has my full support: RootRediff.com11 hours ago
'In the past, the likes of Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have managed to come in... Both had a great series against India (at home) last time. We have managed without Ben before and, hopefully, we can do that again.'
Unemployment rate rose to 13.3% in July-Sep of 2020: NSO surveyRediff.com11 hours ago
Unemployment rate rose to 13.3 per cent in July-September 2020 as compared to 8.4 per cent in the year-ago period, according to a periodic labour force survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO). Joblessness or unemployment rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force. The UR was 20.9 per cent in April-June 2020, the eighth Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) showed.
Will remain MP but quit politics: Babul SupriyoRediff.com11 hours ago
Upset at being dropped from the Union Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two-term MP had announced that he will resign as MP and quit politics.
Tokyo Olympics: Medals TableRediff.com11 hours ago
The medal tally at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Maha relaxes curbs in 25 districts; malls, gyms allowedRediff.com11 hours ago
The relaxations will come into effect from Tuesday morning, said a government order.
Journalist named in Pegasus list moves SCRediff.com11 hours ago
He has also sought a direction to the Centre to take suitable steps to protect Indian citizens from the use of cyber-weapons or malware such as Pegasus.
Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Monday, August 2Rediff.com12 hours ago
A summary of the country's athletes' showing at the Tokyo Games on Monday, August 2.
Weightlifting: China match record with seven golds at one GamesRediff.com12 hours ago
Britain's Emily Campbell claimed silver in the +87kg event with 283kg and the United States' Sarah Robles took bronze on 282kg.
'We are looking to win every Test match'Rediff.com12 hours ago
'To answer your first question, for me personally, it (winning in England) means nothing more than winning a Test match or a Test series anywhere else in the world.'
Covaxin effective against Delta Plus: ICMR studyRediff.com12 hours ago
Covaxin, a whole-virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine used for mass immunization in the country, showed a 65.2 per cent protection against the Delta variant in a double-blind, randomized, multicentre, phase 3 clinical trial.
Hockey PIX: India women shock Australia to make semisRediff.com12 hours ago
Hockey: India v Australia, QF
Axelsen dethrones Chen Long for men's singles badminton goldRediff.com12 hours ago
With Chen's silver, China has swept six badminton medals at Tokyo, more than any other country: a gold and silver in mixed doubles, a gold in women's singles, a silver in men's doubles, a silver in women's doubles and, now, a silver in men's singles.
Olympic 100m champion Jacobs opens up about troubled childhoodRediff.com13 hours ago
In his childhood, Jacobs built up the figure of his father to explain his absence to himself and others.
Pick Your Indian Team for 1st TestRediff.com13 hours ago
Who do you think should be part of India's playing XI in the first Test against England, starting on Wednesday?
India, China agree to resolve remaining issues 'expeditiously'Rediff.com13 hours ago
Two days after the India-China military talks, the joint statement, issued in New Delhi by the Indian Army said both sides had a 'candid and in-depth exchange' relating to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.
Equestrian Mirza finishes 23rd in individual eventingRediff.com13 hours ago
In the final, Mirza incurred 12.40 penalty points for an overall 59.60 that included the points from the three rounds of qualifying events -- dressage, cross country and jumping.
Sena workers damage 'Adani Airport' signboard in MumbaiRediff.com13 hours ago
They shouted slogans against the signboard when the airport is named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
SRK's cheeky exchanges with hockey coach MarijneRediff.com13 hours ago
And among a bazillion hockey fans replying to the tweet, one Shah Rukh Khan also joined in.
BJP MPs from Northeast meet PM over Assam, Mizoram clashRediff.com13 hours ago
The prime minister told the MPs that the northeast is very close to his heart and his love for the region is very natural. Quoting Modi, Rijiju saidthe PM asserted that he doesn't look at the region from the prism of politics.
Rainfall during Aug-Sept likely to be above normal: IMDRediff.com13 hours ago
In another forecast for August, IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said monsoon is also likely to be normal in the month.
Discus hope Kamalpreet Kaur finishes sixthRediff.com13 hours ago
Kamalprest Kaur, who had a best throw of 64 metres in the qualification round of the women's Discus Throw, could only attain 63.70 metres in the final.