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Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While

Unless the Taliban goofs up in a big way, which seems highly unlikely, we are looking at a regime that will be around for quite a long while, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Talibs on......

What Modiji Missed!

As the leaders of the 'developed' world gathered in picturesque Cornwall on the English coast on Friday and Saturday, there was one notable absentee: Narendra Damodardas Modi. India's prime......

Breathtaking images from Sony World Photography Awards

Behold the breathtaking winning and shortlisted images from one of the world's most prestigious photography contests. The amazing shots are from the open competition of the Sony World Photography......

The bright and hilarious side of animal life

There's only one thing better than photos of animals, and that's funny photos of animals. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is back and they have announced its finalists. In addition to......

Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year

From hippos playing in the lake shallows, to a fight between a cheetah and dogs, photographers have scoured the planet to highlight it's wondrous sights. The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife......

Sitharaman meets FMs of UK, Singapore, Canada

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Friday met her counterparts in Singapore and Canada and discussed various issues, including economy, health and opportunities for collaboration. Sitharaman......

Will Samvat 2074 be good, bad or ugly?

If GDP growth in Q2FY18 remains below 7%, the outlook for Samvat 2074 would remain uncertain at best, says Nitin Desai. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com October 19 marked the end of Samvat......

StanChart looks to shed $1.4-billion loans in India

  Standard Chartered is looking to shed stressed loans worth $1.4 billion (Rs 9,284 crore) made to Indian firms, including the GMR group, to revamp its asset book. According to Bloomberg, the......

As clock ticks down on sanctions, oil-laden Iran tankers set to target India and Europe

Tehran plans to lift exports by 500,000 barrels per day With Iran poised to resume usual business ties with the world under a historic nuclear deal, Tehran is set to target India, Asia's......

StanChart to axe 15,000 jobs, raise $5.1 billion in turnaround plan

This is part of an 'aggressive and decisive set of action' to shore up the company.  Standard Chartered said it would axe 15,000 jobs and raise $5.1 billion by selling new shares as its new......

'We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed'

Keeping it short and so sweet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Host Jimmy Kimmel may have made sure the speeches remained short this year -- the shortest speech would win a Kawasaki jet......

Of warring Khan bhakts and meeting Mogambo!

Sukanya Verma shares her exciting filmi week with us. Last week, I asked you if know the name of Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow in Kabhi Kabhie? Well, the answer is Ateet. Speaking of the past, here......

Review: Arthur Christmas is a delightful watch

Ankur Pathak feels that Arthur Christmas is aclear winner with its meticulous narrative and animation.Solving the mystery of how Santa Claus manages to deliver presents to eager kids, Arthur......

Today's Oscar Challenge!

Did you take our fascinating Oscar 1 and Oscar 2 quizzes? Check out how much more you know about the Oscars with our third Oscar quiz. Enjoy! 1. Ben Kingsley won the 1982 Oscar for Gandhi. He......

Text your Bachchan Quotient!

Amitabh Bachchan has probably the largest fan following on the planet (okay, okay, SRK is a close second). The megastar is still so red hot at the box office. Audiences just can't seem to get......

Sports Shorts: Kvitova outplays Kerber to send Czechs into Fed Cup final

IMAGE: Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning her singles match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach /Reuters Petra Kvitova put Czech......

Ball tampering incident should not define Smith & Co: Rohit

'The video of Steve Smith being escorted at the airport and his most recent press conference resonated with me' IMAGE:  Axed Australian cricket captain Steve Smith is escorted by Police......

'Devastated' Smith tearfully pleads for forgiveness

'I take full responsibility ... There was a failure of leadership, of my leadership. I'll do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it's caused.' IMAGE: Steve Smith breaks down......

It's all about game day at Women's World Cup

‘The hype after the first 24, 48 hours of all that has settled down and we're able to just focus on the game and task at hand’ Canada's Alysha Chapman gets to the ball. Photograph: Tom......

Sangakkara, Lanning named Wisden Cricketer of the World

Kumar Sangakkara. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Meanwhile......

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