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Petrol price can come down to Rs 75 under GST: SBI economistsRediff.com28 minutes ago
Petrol price can go down to Rs 75 a litre across the country if brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but there is a lack of political will, which is keeping Indian oil product prices at one of the highest in the world, economists at SBI said on Thursday.
India's daily Covid infections see another spike with 17,000 casesRediff.com51 minutes ago
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,26,075.
PICS: Toothless Manchester Utd held goalless at PalaceRediff.com57 minutes ago
It was a third successive 0-0 draw for United after a stalemate at Chelsea on Sunday and against Real Sociedad last Thursday which completed a 4-0 aggregate win over the Spanish side in the Europa League.
The Budget: A Reality CheckRediff.com1 hour ago
Do the actual numbers bear out the claims made by the government or do they suggest something else? asks A K Bhattacharya.
Is Sasikala playing the waiting game?Rediff.com1 hour ago
Sasikala's declaration of staying away from politics does not necessarily have to mean that she was retiring for good. She is only taking time to evaluate the post-poll chances of hers before digging in again, if possible, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
PIX: Barca score epic comeback win over Sevilla to reach Copa finalRediff.com1 hour ago
Barcelona pulled off a stirring comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit and reach the Copa del Rey final, beating Sevilla 3-0 after extra-time in Wednesday's semi-final second leg, to go through 3-2 on aggregate.
Ram temple trust buys more land to expand complexRediff.com1 hour ago
The land purchased by the trust is located next to the Asharfi Bhawan.
An Indian Dalai LamaRediff.com1 hour ago
Tawang is very much a part of India, and if the present Dalai Lama decides one day to take rebirth in Tawang, the Indian government will openly welcome him and support him, notes Claude Arpi.
TN polls: Kamal Haasan in talks with 'like-minded' partiesRediff.com1 hour ago
Haasan said several parties have initiated discussions for a possible alliance with the MNM and he "shook hands" with the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi.
Nirmalaji, what about growth beyond FY22?Rediff.com2 hours ago
We will find it difficult to exceed an average of 5 per cent growth in the medium term, warns Shankar Acharya, the former chief economic adviser.
Bengal outcome will have national repercussionsRediff.com2 hours ago
Never before in the history of the Republic has an election in the state mattered so much as it does now, observes Virendra Kapoor.
ASK ROOPASHREE: My stomach feels bloated, please helpRediff.com2 hours ago
Wellness expert Roopashree Sharma suggests ways to calm the stomach.
Pollard third player to hit six sixes in an overRediff.com2 hours ago
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became only the third player to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket as he powered his team to a four-wicket victory against Sri Lanka, in the first T20 International, in Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, on Wednesday.
How Sarah Jane Dias stays fitRediff.com2 hours ago
These pics of Sarah Jane Dias doing yoga will make you want to get in shape.
Do you have a hospital cash benefit plan?Rediff.com3 hours ago
Make sure you read the policy wording. Some policies cover pre-existing diseases while others don't. Many need a minimum 24-hour hospitalisation, advises Bindisha Sarang.
Will you watch these movies in a theatre?Rediff.com3 hours ago
There are as many as 10 theatre releases this month.
Recuperating Jadeja 'hustling on'Rediff.com3 hours ago
The all-rounder begun his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery following a thumb injury in Australia.
'We can do 50 lakh vaccinations per day'Rediff.com3 hours ago
'We have 25,000 private hospitals participating in this exercise and if each of these hospitals does 200 vaccinations per day, that makes it 50 lakhs.'
Bengal: EC orders removal of hoardings, govt ads with PM's photoRediff.com10 hours ago
The ECI on Wednesday directed all petrol pump dealers and other agencies to remove hoardings advertising central government schemes that carry photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the premises of the facilities within 72 hours, an official said in Kolkata.
Bharat Biotech finds Covaxin 81% efficient in Phase 3 trialsRediff.com10 hours ago
Vaccine major Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 81 per cent in the Phase 3 clinical trials.
Govt allows round-the-clock vaccination against COVID-19Rediff.com10 hours ago
Easing restrictions, all private hospitals were on Tuesday allowed to give the vaccines if they adhere to the laid down norms, while the 9 am to 5 pm timing was also done away with.
AAP sweeps Delhi civic bypolls, BJP draws blank; Cong wins 1 seatRediff.com10 hours ago
The AAP swept the municipal bypolls in Delhi winning four of the five seats while the Congress bagged one and the BJP drew a blank, prompting AAP chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to assert that the victory is an indication of the expected outcome of the MCD elections next year.
I-T raids on Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee in 'tax evasion' probeRediff.com11 hours ago
The Income Tax Department on Wednesday raided the homes and offices of Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as well as his partners who launched the now shuttered production house Phantom Films, officials said.
Bedi recovering well after brain surgeryRediff.com11 hours ago
'He had the blood clot (in his brain) removed six days back, just after the bypass surgery. He is recovering well.'
Tried my best to stop Sasikala from 'stepping aside': DinakaranRediff.com12 hours ago
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) chief T T V Dinakaran on Wednesday said he tried his best to persuade his aunt V K Sasikala from 'stepping aside' from politics.
Mary Kom punches way into semis of Spanish tourneyRediff.com12 hours ago
It was a watchful start by the experienced Indian as she took her time to get a measure of her aggressive opponent.
Sindhu, Srikanth through to Round of 16 in Swiss OpenRediff.com12 hours ago
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up an upset win over the World No 8 and second-seeded Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the opening round.
India to sell BrahMos missiles, defence equipment to PhilippinesRediff.com12 hours ago
India on Tuesday signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of 'defence material and equipment', which are likely to include BrahMos cruise missiles.
Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi quits over 'sex CD' controversyRediff.com12 hours ago
Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi on Wednesday resigned from the state cabinet, following allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Govt eyes Rs 6,200 crore in AGR dues from Airtel, Vi by March 31Rediff.com12 hours ago
SC said 10 per cent of the amount would have to be paid by March 31.
BJP, Assam allies finalise seat-sharing, announcement soonRediff.com13 hours ago
The Bharatiya Janata Party and its two Assam allies -- the Asom Gana Parishad and the United People's Party Liberal -- on Wednesday 'almost finalised' their seat-sharing pact for the Assam assembly polls and a formal announcement will be made in a day or two, sources said.
Sasikala takes everyone by surprise, says she is quitting politicsRediff.com13 hours ago
Weeks ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, V K Sasikala, expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and close aide of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, on Wednesday announced that "she will stay away from politics," but would pray for the "golden rule" of the late party supremo.
Recovered people showing faster response to Covishield: StudyRediff.com13 hours ago
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 respond faster to the Covishield vaccine and reach high antibody levels, says a study, leading to hopes that they may not need a second dose and therefore help widen India's corona immunisation cover.
CJI's 'will you marry her' query was based on judicial records: OfficialRediff.com14 hours ago
The Supreme Court's query asking a rape accused whether he would marry the victim was based on 'judicial records' containing an undertaking of the man that he would marry the minor girl, a relative, after she attains 18 years of age, it was stated on Wednesday.
Aggregate annual PE deal count over 60% in last 5 yrsRediff.com14 hours ago
With the Indian economy expected to emerge as the third largest by 2030, investors have earmarked significant capital to actively participate in the India growth story.
No overseas spectators for Tokyo Olympics?Rediff.com15 hours ago
The Mainichi newspaper earlier reported that the government was planning to ban overseas spectators due to worries they would spread the coronavirus, citing multiple unnamed sources.
Nandigram: Will Dada trounce Didi?Rediff.com15 hours ago
Nandigram, 126 km south of Kolkata, is Suvendu Adhikari's bastion, where he has vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee by 50,000 votes or quit politics.
Sania-Andreja enter Qatar Open semisRediff.com15 hours ago
The Indo-Slovenian pair will next play top seeds, Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
Pitch looks the same but we learn our lessons: RootRediff.com15 hours ago
'I think that as batters if you don't score runs, you will always look at yourselves, you'll always try and find ways to improve and we've certainly done that.'
States can't administer new digital media rules, clarifies CentreRediff.com15 hours ago
The Centre has told all states and union territories that the power to administer the new rules on digital media publications has not been delegated to them, a day after the Union government overturned a Manipur district magistrate's order issued under the recently implemented guidelines.