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Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Biden 1, Macron 0

Rediff.com1 hour ago

First lady Jill Biden cheered her countrywomen to an upset victory over the French in the debut of 3x3 basketball at the Olympics as President Emmanuel Macron watched on from the sidelines.

Bloody frustrating these isolation rules, says Shastri

Bloody frustrating these isolation rules, says Shastri

Rediff.com2 hours ago

India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday expressed his disappointment at 10-day isolation rules for anyone who comes in contact of a COVID-19 positive person as it happened with bowling coach Bharat Arun.

Tokyo Olympics: How India's athletes fared on July 24

Tokyo Olympics: How India's athletes fared on July 24

Rediff.com2 hours ago

A look at how India's athletes fared at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

'The Hundred': Jemimah's unbeaten 92 wins it for Superchargers

'The Hundred': Jemimah's unbeaten 92 wins it for Superchargers

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Jemimah Rodrigues roared back to form with a superb unbeaten 92 off 43 balls to power Northern Superchargers to a six-wicket victory over Welsh Fire in the fourth match of 'The Hundred', in Leeds, on Saturday.

How Chanu bounced back in Tokyo after Rio failure

How Chanu bounced back in Tokyo after Rio failure

Rediff.com3 hours ago

An Olympic medal finally around her neck, star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Saturday said she can finally take a break at home without worrying about training after managing just five trips to her place in Manipur in the last five years.

India unlikely to experiment in 1st T20 vs Sri Lanka

India unlikely to experiment in 1st T20 vs Sri Lanka

Rediff.com4 hours ago

India skipper Shikhar Dhawan says he is not averse to experimenting with players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, starting Sunday

PIX: Tokyo Olympics GOLD winners on July 24

PIX: Tokyo Olympics GOLD winners on July 24

Rediff.com4 hours ago

All the gold medallists from Saturday's action at the Tokyo Olympics.

Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2,200-cr: CBDT on Dainik Bhaskar raids

Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2,200-cr: CBDT on Dainik Bhaskar raids

Rediff.com4 hours ago

It said the searches that were launched on July 22 in nine cities like Bhopal, Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Noida and some others are "continuing and further investigations are in progress."

Olympics Hockey: India women whipped by Netherlands

Olympics Hockey: India women whipped by Netherlands

Rediff.com5 hours ago

India's women's hockey team fought valiantly in the first two quarters before losing steam and went down 1-5 to world No. 1 the Netherlands in their opening pool match at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics: Medal Table

Tokyo Olympics: Medal Table

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The medal tally at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Maharashtra: Toll from landslides, floods rises to 82

Maharashtra: Toll from landslides, floods rises to 82

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Parts of Raigad, Ratnagiri districts in the coastal Konkan region and Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra, have been worst affected by the floods. Besides that, heavy rains have been pounding parts of Satara district.

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on Sunday, July 25

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on Sunday, July 25

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and MC Mary Kom will headline the action for India at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.

Delhi cinemas, theatres to open at 50% from Monday

Delhi cinemas, theatres to open at 50% from Monday

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The city witnessed an unprecedented surge of cases and deaths during the second wave of coronavirus in April and May. The situation seems to have been improving over the past few weeks, allowing the government to reopen the city in a phased manner.

Olympics Shooting: Can Manu, Divyansh finish among medals?

Olympics Shooting: Can Manu, Divyansh finish among medals?

Rediff.com6 hours ago

The onus will be on Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal in women's 10m air pistol, and the men's 10m air rifle duo of Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar to bring India success on the second day of shooting event at Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Cong-ruled Rajasthan Cabinet expansion likely next week

Cong-ruled Rajasthan Cabinet expansion likely next week

Rediff.com7 hours ago

After Punjab, the party high command has shifted its focus to Rajasthan, where demands for Cabinet expansion and political appointments gained momentum after reports of resentment in the camp led by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, who along with 18 MLAs had rebelled against the leadership of Gehlot last year.

Why Manoj Kumar doesn't make movies anymore

Why Manoj Kumar doesn't make movies anymore

Rediff.com7 hours ago

'Sadly, I don't have the comfort of working with Manoj Kumar the actor anymore.' 'He is capable of telling home truths in the most understated manner.' 'So I've to select from the stars today.'

Cong-ruled Rajasthan Cabinet expansion likely next week

Cong-ruled Rajasthan Cabinet expansion likely next week

Rediff.com7 hours ago

After Punjab, the party high command has shifted its focus to Rajasthan, where demands for Cabinet expansion and political appointments gained momentum after reports of resentment in the camp led by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, who along with 18 MLAs had rebelled against the leadership of Gehlot last year.

The king who shunned glamour

The king who shunned glamour

Rediff.com7 hours ago

'Simplicity was very much a hallmark of the Kerala lifestyle those days.'

Olympics Hockey: India stave off late Kiwi fightback in opener

Olympics Hockey: India stave off late Kiwi fightback in opener

Rediff.com8 hours ago

India will next play mighty Australia on Sunday.

'A performance that will inspire generations'

'A performance that will inspire generations'

Rediff.com8 hours ago

PM Modi, Olympian Abhinav Bindra lead country in congratulating Mirabai Chanu on winning Olympic silver on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Vikas ousted in opening round

Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Vikas ousted in opening round

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) was out-punched 0-5 and left with a bloodied eye by local favourite Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa as he bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Mirabai brightens disappointing day for India

Mirabai brightens disappointing day for India

Rediff.com8 hours ago

If only the shooters had found their targets, the story would have been so different! sighs Raj Kishore Mishra.

Suryakumar, Shaw called up for England Tests as replacements

Suryakumar, Shaw called up for England Tests as replacements

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Suryakumar Yadav received his maiden Test team call-up as he along with opener Prithvi Shaw were called up for India's upcoming Test series in England as replacements after three players were ruled out due to injury.

Olympics Badminton: Chirag-Satwik stun world No 3; Praneeth loses opener

Olympics Badminton: Chirag-Satwik stun world No 3; Praneeth loses opener

Rediff.com8 hours ago

The Indian duo ran-up a 7-2 lead early on, before entering the break at 11-7. Satwik and Chirag continued to move ahead and eventually grabbed the opening game.

Faced several challenges as CM from day one, says Yediyurappa staring at exit

Faced several challenges as CM from day one, says Yediyurappa staring at exit

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Indicating that Monday might be his last day in office, Yediyurappa had recently said that based on the instructions that the central leaders will give him on July 25, he will begin "his work" from July 26.

Manika shuns Nat. TT coach's help during 1st round win

Manika shuns Nat. TT coach's help during 1st round win

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Her personal coach Sanmay Paranjape was controversially cleared to travel with her to the Tokyo, but not allowed to stay at the Games Village with the national team.

Varun Chakravarthy set to debut in first Sri Lanka T20

Varun Chakravarthy set to debut in first Sri Lanka T20

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Having lost the third ODI to Sri Lanka, Shikhar Dhawan's men will be looking to go one better against Sri Lanka with a T20 team that is ahead in almost all departments.

Olympics PIX: Djokovic off to a smashing start

Olympics PIX: Djokovic off to a smashing start

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Novak Djokovic launched his bid to stay on course for a Golden Slam with a clinical 6-2, 6-2 win over 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of Bolivia on Saturday, as sweltering conditions in Tokyo took a toll on the players on the opening day of tennis at the Games.

Maha CM Thackeray visits flood-affected Raigad

Maha CM Thackeray visits flood-affected Raigad

Rediff.com9 hours ago

He also said that a policy would be formulated for management of water as parts of the state, especially the western Maharashtra region, witnesses floods during monsoon due to rise in river water levels.

Olympics: Indian shooters fail to fire, Saurabh finishes seventh

Olympics: Indian shooters fail to fire, Saurabh finishes seventh

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Chaudhary did not get off to the best of starts and, with a score of 47.7, was placed eighth in the standings after the first five shots.

Abhinav Bindra pens heartwarming letter for Mirabai Chanu

Abhinav Bindra pens heartwarming letter for Mirabai Chanu

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Lifter Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, lifting a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

SEE: Friends, family ecstatic as Mirabai wins Olympic medal

SEE: Friends, family ecstatic as Mirabai wins Olympic medal

Rediff.com10 hours ago

The Chanu household at Nongpok Kakching village, around 25km from Manipur capital Imphal, had visitors since Friday despite the curfew caused in part by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Floods leave trail of destruction in Konkan towns

Floods leave trail of destruction in Konkan towns

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Chiplun, Khed and several other towns in Ratnagiri and parts of neighbouring Raigad bore the brunt of the torrential rain and the subsequent floods over the last few days, with several rivers in the region flowing above the danger mark. Although the water level has receded to a large extent in most of the affected parts, the floods have left a trail of large scale damage - from sludge and heaps of mud in the houses and roads to loss of loved ones.

I'm very proud of myself: Mirabai Chanu on winning Olympic silver

I'm very proud of myself: Mirabai Chanu on winning Olympic silver

Rediff.com10 hours ago

'I am very happy to win the first medal for India at these Games. I don't just belong to Manipur, I belong to the whole country'

TMC nominates ex-Prasar Bharti CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS

TMC nominates ex-Prasar Bharti CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS

Rediff.com11 hours ago

The Election Commission had on July 16 said that bypoll to the Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal vacated by Dinesh Trivedi earlier this year will be held on August 9.

Mirabai's mom in tears as daughter sports 'good luck' earrings

Mirabai's mom in tears as daughter sports 'good luck' earrings

Rediff.com11 hours ago

"I saw the earrings on TV, I gave them to her in 2016 before the (Rio) Olympics. I have made it for her from the gold pieces and savings I have so that it brings luck and success," Leima said from her home in Manipur where a considerable number of relatives, friends and well-wishers gathered to watch Chnau script history in Tokyo.

Covid vaccines for children likely by Sept: AIIMS chief

Covid vaccines for children likely by Sept: AIIMS chief

Rediff.com11 hours ago

The trial is being conducted in three phases by segregating children into categories according to their age. The first trial was started in the age group of 12 to 18 years followed by the age group of 6 to 12. Trials for children between the ages of and 2-6 years are currently undergoing trials.

Congratulate Mirabai Chanu on winning silver at Tokyo Olympics

Congratulate Mirabai Chanu on winning silver at Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com12 hours ago

With this, Chanu became only the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games.

Pakistan moves up the power ladder on world stage

Pakistan moves up the power ladder on world stage

Rediff.com12 hours ago

Pakistan is once again becoming a frontline State in big-power rivalry. But this time around, Pakistan stands to gain out of its geography, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Lifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

Lifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com12 hours ago

The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg), who created Olympic records in all three categories (snatch, clean and jerk and Total).

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