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Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in blast in Kabul

Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in blast in Kabul

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in a blast which occured in Afghanistan's Kabul on Thursday, local media reported.

Pak Navy rescues 9 Indian crew members after vessel capsizes in Arabian Sea

Pak Navy rescues 9 Indian crew members after vessel capsizes in Arabian Sea

Rediff.com4 hours ago

The navy received information about the vessel, responded to the distress call and the Pakistan Maritime Information Centre requested a nearby merchant ship "MT KRUIBEKE" to provide necessary assistance to the stranded crew of the Indian vessel.

Inflation eats into India's rural demand while green shoots become visible

Inflation eats into India's rural demand while green shoots become visible

Rediff.com5 hours ago

In May, Satpal Singh, who runs a dairy business with three buffaloes in Jewar, near Noida, was worried about the steep spike in input costs. Singh said dry fodder rates, which cost Rs 1,500-2000 per tractor trolley last year, were quoting at Rs 4,500-5,000. The price of other cattle feed ingredients (that include mustard meal and similar mixes) had also gone up from Rs 2,000 per quintal to Rs 3,100-3,200 per quintal.

Mamata aide arrested for cattle-smuggling given 10-day CBI custody

Mamata aide arrested for cattle-smuggling given 10-day CBI custody

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested senior Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal from his residence in Bolpur for allegedly not cooperating in its probe into a cattle smuggling case, an official said.

15 Maharashtra ministers have criminal cases, all are crorepatis: ADR

15 Maharashtra ministers have criminal cases, all are crorepatis: ADR

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Maharashtra now has 20 ministers, including the chief minister, after the council of ministers was expanded on August 9 with the induction of 18 members.

WazirX episode reveals darker side of crypto: Govt

WazirX episode reveals darker side of crypto: Govt

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The ED probe into alleged money laundering by crypto exchange WazirX and the subsequent squabbling among its promoters has revealed the 'darker side' of cryptocurrencies, a top government source said on Thursday. The source added that people should exercise caution in absence of a regulation to govern cryptocurrencies and so-called exchanges trading in them. "Caution is the word that should be in the minds of the people dealing with crypto. "In the episode of WazirX, people got to know many darker sides, caution is necessary in crypto transaction," the source said.

EC gives Uddhav 15 more days to submit documents in Shiv Sena symbol claim

EC gives Uddhav 15 more days to submit documents in Shiv Sena symbol claim

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The Election Commission is learnt to have given the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena 15 more days to submit documents in support of its claim on the party's election symbol.

KL Rahul to lead Team India in Zimbabwe

KL Rahul to lead Team India in Zimbabwe

Rediff.com6 hours ago

BCCI Medical Team has assessed KL Rahul and cleared him to play in the upcoming three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe.

Chinese spy ship won't dock in Hambantota, says Lanka

Chinese spy ship won't dock in Hambantota, says Lanka

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port authorities said the high-tech Chinese research vessel that was to dock there on Thursday won't reach the port as scheduled, according to a media report, days after India expressed security concerns over its presence in the island nation.

4 soldiers killed as fidayeen target army camp 4 days before I-Day

4 soldiers killed as fidayeen target army camp 4 days before I-Day

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Two terrorists carried out a 'fidayeen' attack on an Army camp in Jammu's Rajouri district in the early hours of Thursday, killing three soldiers.

Deepika-Ranveer Cheer For Aamir!

Deepika-Ranveer Cheer For Aamir!

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Bollywood turns up to watch Laal Singh Chaddha.

SEE: Virat Kohli starts practicing for Asia Cup

SEE: Virat Kohli starts practicing for Asia Cup

Rediff.com7 hours ago

'Running into practice week,' said Virat Kohli

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

Rediff.com7 hours ago

China has blocked a proposal by the US and India at the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and the deputy chief of the Pakistan-based terror group, in the second such move by Beijing in less than two months.

Freebie culture made into art for fighting polls, will lead to disaster: Govt to SC

Freebie culture made into art for fighting polls, will lead to disaster: Govt to SC

Rediff.com7 hours ago

In a response to the August 3 order, the Centre, represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, said till the time either the legislature or the poll panel steps in, the top court must lay down "dos and don'ts" for political parties in the 'larger national interest.'

CSA T20 League: Du Plessis named as marquee signing by CSK-owned team

CSA T20 League: Du Plessis named as marquee signing by CSK-owned team

Rediff.com7 hours ago

The inaugural edition of the CSA T20 League is scheduled to be played in January-February 2023 and all the six franchises in the tournament have been acquired by current IPL team owners.

UP, Maharashtra have maximum debt, says petitioner in freebies PIL

UP, Maharashtra have maximum debt, says petitioner in freebies PIL

Rediff.com7 hours ago

The states have outstanding liabilities of a whopping Rs 59,89,360 crore as on March 31, 2021, and the new sources of risk have emerged in the form of rising expenditure on non-merit freebies, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday by a PIL petitioner opposing irrational handouts.

Mobile operators and device manufacturers clash over SIM shortage

Mobile operators and device manufacturers clash over SIM shortage

Rediff.com8 hours ago

A disagreement between mobile operators and device manufacturers over e-SIMs has reached the government with the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) asking the DoT to order handset manufacturers to introduce eSIMs, in addition to the physical SIM slot, in all smartphones costing over Rs 10,000. The reason is the unprecedented global shortage of semiconductors which has severely impacted the supply of SIM cards across the globe and pushed up the price by four to five times. The shortage is not likely to improve before 2024.

Gotabaya lands in Thailand after Singapore visa expires

Gotabaya lands in Thailand after Singapore visa expires

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Sri Lanka's ousted president Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore for Thailand after his short-term visit pass expired on Thursday, according to a media report.

Citing Perarivalan order Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini moves SC for release

Citing Perarivalan order Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini moves SC for release

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts who was serving life imprisonment in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking release from prison -- like fellow convict AG Perarivalan.

Rupee falls 37 paise to close at 79.62 against US dollar

Rupee falls 37 paise to close at 79.62 against US dollar

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The rupee depreciated by 37 paise to close at 79.62 against the US dollar on Thursday despite sustained foreign capital inflows and a positive trend in equities. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 79.22 and saw an intra-day high of 79.22 and a low of 79.94 against the American currency. It finally ended at 79.62, down 37 paise over its previous close of 79.25.

Two killed in clash over inter-faith relationship in Karnataka

Two killed in clash over inter-faith relationship in Karnataka

Rediff.com8 hours ago

One more person is said to be seriously injured and is undergoing treatment.

Will deliver on promise of providing 10 lakh jobs: Tejashwi Yadav

Will deliver on promise of providing 10 lakh jobs: Tejashwi Yadav

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Yadav claimed that his boss Nitish Kumar, with whom he took oath the day before, has issued instructions to the officials concerned to accord "top priority" to job creation.

Australian team donates prize money to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Australian team donates prize money to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Rediff.com9 hours ago

The funds revealed by Australian players will go towards programmes by UNICEF that support nutrition, healthcare, safe drinking water, education, and mental health services for 1.7 million vulnerable in-need children in the country.

With Mondal's arrest Mamata loses another confidant to law's clutches

With Mondal's arrest Mamata loses another confidant to law's clutches

Rediff.com9 hours ago

The Central Bureau of Investigation's arrest of senior Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal -- a loyalist of party supremo Mamata Banerjee -- in the alleged cattle smuggling scam on Thursday threatens his three-decade-long political career, which has been marked by controversies and strong-arm tactics.

Rishabh Pant appointed as brand ambassador of Uttarakhand

Rishabh Pant appointed as brand ambassador of Uttarakhand

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Cricketer Rishabh Pant expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for being honoured as the Uttarakhand brand ambassador.

PIX: Netas get rakhis tied on their wrists on Raksha Bandhan

PIX: Netas get rakhis tied on their wrists on Raksha Bandhan

Rediff.com10 hours ago

President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders celebrated Raksha Bandhan on Thursday.

Three key suspects in Karnataka BJYM leader's murder arrested

Three key suspects in Karnataka BJYM leader's murder arrested

Rediff.com10 hours ago

All the three are natives of Dakshina Kannada district, Kumar told reporters, adding that already seven others have been arrested for being part of the conspiracy and who did the recce for the assailants.

Yeh Hai India: Kamathipura Celebrates Raksha Bandhan

Yeh Hai India: Kamathipura Celebrates Raksha Bandhan

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Sex workers in Kamathipura, central Mumbai, tie a rakhi on the postman who brings them mail -- and this week, a gift of the Tiranga.

6 merchant bankers in fray for govt's HZL stake sale

6 merchant bankers in fray for govt's HZL stake sale

Rediff.com10 hours ago

As many as six merchant bankers are vying to handle and manage the sale of the government's 29.53 per cent residual stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), according to an official notice. ICICI Securities, SBI Capital Markets, HDFC Bank, IIFL Securities, Axis Capital and Citigroup Global Markets will make their presentations via video conferencing before the government officials on Friday, highlighting their plans in managing the offer for sale. The bankers to manage the sale process would be finalised after the presentation and opening of financial bids on August 12, as per the notice.

POCSO victim shouldn't be traumatised again in court by reliving incident: HC

POCSO victim shouldn't be traumatised again in court by reliving incident: HC

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Justice Jasmeet Singh noted that arguments in court proceedings include assertions doubting the victim's integrity and character while she is forced to be present in the same space as the person who has allegedly violated her.

Have You Heard These Rakhi Songs?

Have You Heard These Rakhi Songs?

Rediff.com10 hours ago

You know the celebrated Raksha Bandhan songs. Subhash K Jha lists the ones you don't.

1st T20I: Santner, Conway, Williamson shine as NZ beat WI

1st T20I: Santner, Conway, Williamson shine as NZ beat WI

Rediff.com10 hours ago

New Zealand registered a 13-run win over the West Indies in the first T20I to take 1-0 lead.

Lower bad loans push PSU banks' profitability in June quarter

Lower bad loans push PSU banks' profitability in June quarter

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Public sector banks have raked in more profits in the three months ended June on the back of a persistent decline in bad loans and the trend may have a positive bearing on their balance sheets in the coming quarters. In the June quarter, Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) and State Bank of India (SBI) were in the lowest quartile as far as Gross Non Performing Assets (NPAs) and net NPAs were concerned, according to an analysis of the quarterly financial numbers published by the public sector lenders. Cumulatively, all the 12 public sector banks reported a profit of about Rs 15,306 crore in the three months ended June, registering an annual growth of 9.2 per cent. However, leading public sector lenders -- SBI and PNB -- posted lower profits in the June quarter.

Arjun Tendulkar likely to play for Goa next season

Arjun Tendulkar likely to play for Goa next season

Rediff.com10 hours ago

For Tendulkar, the biggest disappointment has been getting dropped from the Mumbai squad this season without being given a chance to prove his mettle.

India, US bid to blacklist JeM chief's brother: China seeks more time

India, US bid to blacklist JeM chief's brother: China seeks more time

Rediff.com11 hours ago

China on Thursday sought to defend its move to block a proposal by the United States and India at the United Nations to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) deputy chief Abdul Rauf Azhar, saying it needs more time to assess the application.

Sensex rallies 515 pts to reclaim 59,000-mark; IT, finance stocks shine

Sensex rallies 515 pts to reclaim 59,000-mark; IT, finance stocks shine

Rediff.com11 hours ago

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied 515 points on Thursday to reclaim the 59,000-level, propelled by heavy buying in IT, banking and financial stocks amid sustained foreign fund inflows. The 30-share BSE index ended 515.31 points or 0.88 per cent higher at 59,332.60. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty gained 124.25 points or 124.25 per cent to close at 17,659.

Vijender hits reset button as he returns to the ring

Vijender hits reset button as he returns to the ring

Rediff.com11 hours ago

India's star boxer Vijender Singh does not want to carry the baggage of last year's maiden defeat on the professional circuit as he returns to the ring.

BJP makes Sunil Bansal in charge of West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana

BJP makes Sunil Bansal in charge of West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana

Rediff.com11 hours ago

The BJP appointed Sunil Bansal, one of the party's key election managers, as its national general secretary and in charge of three opposition-ruled states -- West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana -- in run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

Gorgeous Bhumi, Seedha Saadha Akshay

Gorgeous Bhumi, Seedha Saadha Akshay

Rediff.com11 hours ago

Akshay Kumar invited his friends from the film industry to watch Raksha Bandhan.

New Omicron sub-variant found in a majority of samples in Delhi

New Omicron sub-variant found in a majority of samples in Delhi

Rediff.com11 hours ago

A new Omicron sub-variant has been detected in the majority of samples taken from Covid patients in Delhi as part of a study at the LNJP Hospital in the national capital.

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