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Cyclone Yaas: 20 lakh evacuated; 4 dead

Cyclone 'Yaas', packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country's eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving at least four persons......

Cyclone Yaas likely to be more severe than Amphan: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that the West Bengal government has made all necessary arrangements in dealing with the aftermath of cyclone Yaas, which might affect 20 districts......

How BJP's Chanakya met his waterloo in Bengal

The BJP could win only 16 out of the 57 seats in Bengal where Amit Shah campaigned, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Anilchandra Shah on a roadshow......

6.4 magnitude quake strikes Assam, 10 more follow

A series of earthquakes jolted Assam and most of the Northeastern states on Wednesday, causing extensive damage to buildings and forcing people to scamper out of their homes. IMAGE: A man......

Bengal sees over 78% polling in fifth phase, EC says polling peaceful

West Bengal saw 78.36 per cent voter turnout till 6.30 pm in the fifth phase of the assembly election on Saturday. IMAGE: Women show their ink-marked finger after casting their vote during the......

Is Darjeeling Tea Losing its Fizz?

Scanty rainfall, last year's lockdown, growing competition from Nepal and the disaster of the 2017 Gorkhaland agitation are steadily weakening exports and sales of Darjeeling tea. IMAGE: A worker......

Homestays come to travellers' aid in Covid times

Intimate getaways offered in the form of homestays by hotels are proving to be the flavour of this extraordinary and difficult time. Not far from cities, they offer a pleasant respite from......

Tea planters' cup of woes is spilling over

The tea industry, hit by rising costs, falling prices and political unrest in the North Bengal plantations, is especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 lockdown. Boutique teas from Darjeeling, the......

Rs 2000 cr of losses brewing for tea cos this year

Rough estimates from plantation companies have pegged production loss in excess of 100 million kg (mkg) across India which is valued at around Rs 2000 crore. Usually, plantation companies in Assam......

In Centre's fire sale: land, factories, apartments, office space

Processes are at an advanced stage for a number of assets of the Centre and central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to be monetised. The assets include office space, apartments, factories, land,......

Thank you for the memories, Irrfan!

We are all blessed that Irrfan Khan has left us a treasure trove of his remarkable films.The characters he played were real, believable.We recognised them and they have stayed with us.And so a fan......

The BEST of my father, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2. To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com brings you a treasure trove of features from our archives. 'I don't need......

'I don't think sex is all that important'

'It's the relationship that is important.' IMAGE: Milind Soman with wife Ankita. Photograph: Kind courtesy Milind Soman/Instagram Milind Soman is riding high on the success of his new show,......

'Kareena gives 6 expressions in 30 seconds!'

'Sridevi touched my feet.''Kajol is magical.''You will feel Salman is not paying attention, but when the camera rolls, he does the step you just showed him.' IMAGE: Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor......

10 Things You Didn't Know About Gone With The Wind

Did you know Clark Gable nearly didn't say 'Frankly, my dear I don't give a damn' in Gone With The Wind?Or about the film's India connections? IMAGE: Rhett Butler and the widowed Scarlett O'Hara......

Politics calling again for Indian football legend Bhutia

'My commitment to stay in state politics is long-term, and I am also going to contest the forthcoming Sikkim Assembly polls' Bhaichung Bhutia, India's iconic former football captain, is set to try......
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