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Ponting remembers Hughes on first death anniversary

Ponting remembers Hughes on first death anniversary

IMAGE: Australia's Phillip Hughes and Ricky Ponting speak during a nets session. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images As the first death anniversary of former Australian batsman Phillip Hughes nears, former skipper Ricky Ponting has paid tribute to the late cricketer, saying that he misses his 'infectious personality'. The 25-year-old Phillip Hughes died on November 27 last year, after suffering a serious head injury while batting in a Sheffield Shield cricket match. Ponting, who led ..., 10 minutes ago

Sensex aims 26,000; auto stocks rule, pharma in red

Top gainers from the Sensex pack are Sun Pharma, Tata Motors, Hindalco, ICICI Bank, Wipro and HUL. Markets climb higher with positive bias as investors have turned cautious ahead of the derivatives contracts expiry for the month of November. Further, the winter session of the Parliament, which kick-starts on Thursday, will also prove to be an important trigger for the markets. The National Democratic Alliance government was unable to get the key legislations such as Goods and Services Tax and ...
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AAP orders probe after govt ad omits 'secular', 'socialist' from preamble

Taking a stern view of the omission of words "socialist" and "secular" from the preamble in its print advertisements on Constitution Day, Delhi government on Thursday tendered an apology for the error and ordered a probe to ascertain if any "mischief" was involved. Published by the Arvind Kerjriwal-led Delhi government to commemorate the adoption of Constitution, the English advertisements which appeared in newspapers on Thursday carried the text of preamble; however, the two words were missing ...
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Secularism is the most misused word in Indian politics: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh on secularism: "If there's is any word which is being misused in Indian politics, that is 'Secular'. Baba Saheb Ambedkar did not use the word 'secular' in the preamble. Thats because India was panth-nirpeksh traditionally. Secularism was intrinsic to the country's character.  ...
 Rediff.com22 minutes ago Kharge: Ambedkar never wanted to leave India  Rediff.com26 minutes ago Dr Ambedkar was insulted but never thought of leaving India: Rajnath  Rediff.com38 minutes ago Rajnath Singh takes over from Speaker  Rediff.com53 minutes ago

PHOTOS: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2

Photos from Day 2 of the 3rd Test match played in Nagpur on Thursday IMAGE: India's Ravindra Jadeja (centre) celebrates with team-mates after dismissing South Africa's Faf du Plessis on the second day of the third Test match in Nagpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters South Africa collapsed like a house of cards against the Indian spinners on the second morning of the third Test on Thursday to be all out for 79 in their first innings. - Scorecard Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took ...
 Rediff.com22 minutes ago Indian batting was below par apart from Murali Vijay: Gavaskar  Rediff.com12 hours ago All-rounder Jadeja to India's rescue yet again!  Rediff.com14 hours ago Number crunching: Ashwin finds his bunny in Van Zyl!  Rediff.com16 hours ago

Uttam's Take: Be very afraid, Aamir!

When Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan said his wife was concerned about the situation in the country and asked him if they should go elsewhere, he received unwarranted abuse and was trolled online. Uttam Ghosh/ offers his take on the controversy.
 Rediff.com37 minutes ago I am proud of you Amir Khan: Kejriwal  Rediff.com12 hours ago TOI poll: More than 85% back BJP over Aamir Khan  Times of India12 hours ago Aamir's remarks part of conspiracy to defame govt: Khadse  Economic Times12 hours ago

WATCH LIVE: First day of the winter session in Parliament

  Lok Sabha TV Rajya Sabha TV The winter session of Parliament is set to start off on a stormy note with the Opposition set to raise the 'intolerance' issue and press for a resolution to condemn it even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the House should run meaningfully and constructively. Key reform bills like Goods and Services Tax bill are at stake this session. The winter session, which ends on December 23, will have 38 legislative items including seven new bills ...
 Rediff.com41 minutes ago Special session celebrating Indian Constitution marks Day 1 of Parliament  Rediff.com57 minutes ago Winter session set to be stormy; Oppn to raise 'intolerance' in Parliament  Rediff.com19 hours ago

Journalist writes about abuse at madrassa. Today, her Facebook page is blocked

A Facebook post by a Muslim woman journalist alleging sexual abuse of minor boys and girls by madrassa teachers has created an online storm with her receiving a barrage of abuse and her Facebook page being temporarily blocked. Journalist V P Rajeena, who works for a Malayali paper, wrote on Facebook that at a Madrassa she went to in Kozhikode, an ‘ustaad’ or teacher called all the boys and touched them inappropriately. “First day of first class, the ustaad called boys and ...
 Rediff.com42 minutes ago Kerala journalist threatened for Facebook post on madarassas  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Why major currencies including the INR have slumped against dollar

The real causes underlying the dollar's appreciation are two speculative strategies: momentum trading against the euro and the yen, and reversal of carry trades, notes AV Rajwade. As indications mount that dollar interest rates would be hiked (probably next month), the currency has been strengthening significantly in the exchange markets over the last year - against not only the euro and the yen, but also against most emerging market currencies. Many emerging economies have witnessed a flight ...
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Indo-Pak series: Sharif has given Pakistan approval to play in Lanka?

Bowling legend Wasim Akram is waiting for the resumption of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan, and says that the latter should not mind playing the proposed series in India if the government gives the go ahead. According to sources, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given his nod to Pakistan to play a bilateral series against India in Sri Lanka. The two sub-continental neighbours are expected to play at a neutral venue with Sri Lanka emerging as the venue for the ODIs and T20s. "It does ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Cricket must go on between Pakistan and India, wherever ...  Firstpost.com12 hours ago
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