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The Rediff News Quiz, 2020
As we are about to enter 2021 with new hope, do take our quiz to find out how much of a news wiz you are.And your time starts now! 1. Which valley in Ladakh was at the centre of the......
Why did Turkey, Iran, Malaysia speak on J&K?
'None of these three countries -- Turkey, Iran or Malaysia -- ever made a hostile move against India to support the Pakistan-based terrorist elements,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE:......
Shooting down Ukranian jet: Event waiting to happen
In a war situation, the policy of 'what is not mine is enemy' tends to hold sway.It is high time professional militaries took air defence seriously, notes Group Captain Murli Menon (retd). IMAGE:......
Iran admits 'unintentionally' shooting down Ukraine plane
Iran on Saturday announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 aboard. The plane was shot down early......
Ukrainian jet with 176 on board crashes in Tehran, no survivors
At least 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed when a Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed minutes after take-off from Tehran airport on Wednesday, according to Iran's state......
10 cities most threatened by natural disasters; Kolkata ranks 7
Photograph: Reuters First the Kashmir floods and then cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam; India recently witnessed the fury of nature. But this is nothing. According to a recent research,......
The new woman in Salman Rushdie's life
Every year -- while the rest of us are celebrating love -- Valentine's Day holds an awful significance for the Mumbai-born Sir Salman Rushdie. You see, the date was February 14, 1989 --......
Rushdie's Haroun an opera now
When Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against Salman Rushdie on Valentine's Day 1989, the Mumbai-born author went into hiding, where he eventually wrote Haroun and the Sea of Stories.A fable......
Renee, Renee and more Renee
I see more and more print and television ads that trumpet Renee Zellweger in Cold Mountain. In print, you see only her. Wonder how Jude Law, who has been nominated for his first Oscar, feels. He......
Iranians dance in streets as soccer team qualifies for 2018 World Cup
IMAGE: Players of Iran celebrate after the match during FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between against Uzbekistan. Photograph: Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images Tehran's streets were filled......
Eight players of Iran's women's football team are 'MEN'!!!
Iranian women's national football team walk to the pitch. Photograph: Ali Jarekji /Reuters Eight players of Iran’s women’s national football team are apparently men. Iranian women's......
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