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20 soldiers, 12 terrorists killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army base

At least 20 Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the western Farah province of Afghanistan. According to Farah provincial council official......

Worrying case of growing IS footprint in Pakistan

The Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym 'Daesh', is reportedly in the process of establishing a strong footprint across Pakistan, and especially in the border areas near Afghanistan.......

China may support ban on Azhar if India resubmits plea: Swamy

The Sino-Indian deadlock over a United Nations ban on Jaish-e- Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and others may end if India resubmits its application focussing on evidence against him than attempting to......

Rajdeep Sardesai: PM must tell those who spread hate, 'Stop spreading hate'

'I hope the prime minister starts telling those abusers to stop abusing... Because when he remains silent, these people get more muscle,' journalist Rajdeep Sardesai told Chaya Babu/Rediff.com soon......

Girl says NO to 'impotent' groom in Bihar

A groom in Bihar’s Banka district returned dejected after the bride refused to marry him for his alleged physical disability (impotency), police officials on Tuesday said.Kusum Devi (name......

'Budget 2013 seems directionless and confused'

Rediff.com columnist M R Venkatesh is a qualified chartered accountant.He is an expert on business concerns relating to economic policies, international trade and business strategies.M R Venkatesh......

Rahul's 'poor NREGA performer' generates most jobs

Purulia district in West Bengal, where Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said, people are worse off than those in Orissa's poorest Kalahandi area, has since turned the corner. The district has......

Private aviation is poised to soar high

Civil aviation scene in general may be looking downcast but private aviation in Asia, India in particular, is poised to soar high, says aviation expert and BJETS chief executive officer Mark Baier.......

Have you seen these AMAZING movies?

Sukanya Verma recaps all the action at this year's MAMI. Every year the Mumbai Film Festival strives to make the world a smaller place by putting together a feast for cinephiles across various......

Salman to make an appearance in Ajay Devgn's Shivaay?

The latest Bollywood updates If the recent buzz is true then superstar Salman Khan has reportedly been roped in to feature in a special song in Ajay Devgn's upcoming film Shivaay. According to a......

How Bombay Velvet got made!

'I kept telling Anurag, "I don't care about anything, I don't want any money. Just get the film made".' 'One day I called Anurag and someone else picked up the phone. He said, "Hello, Sir." I......

Review: Avan Ivan fails in execution

Pravithra Srinivasan says Avan Ivan delivers very little of the things it promises. Post YOUR reviews here!After four ventures exploring very different genres, National Award winner director Bala......

Vallakkottai is both funny and boring

Pavithra Srinivasan reviews the Tamil movie, Vallakkottai. It's the trend for superhero stories and evergreen Action King Arjun is back with yet another venture: ESK Productions' Vallakkottai,......

Football Briefs: Ronaldo protests innocence; Indian women's team win

Ronaldo protests innocence after court appearance IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Twitter. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo protested his innocence after testifying in court on Monday......

Spotting the Incredible in India

Bharat Bala, the filmmaker who directed the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, reveals how it went off so well, despite the hurdles his team encountered, in conversation with Rediff.com's......

India, Azerbaijan draw to make final

India staged a strong fightback to hold Azerbaijan to a 1-1 draw in their last round-robin outing and set up a title clash with the same opponentsin the Lal Bahadur Shastri four-nation women's......

Women's football: India beat Iran

India scored a 3-1 victory over Iran in the first leg of the AFC Women's Asia Cup qualifier in Gurgaon on Saturday. The visitors took a shock lead as early as the eighth minute through Fereshteh......

'Can Schumacher come back?'

Formula One is in shock.Michael Schumacher's retirement decision has resulted in heartbreak across the globe, and rediff readers too felt let down by the legend's decision. Tributes to the great......
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