As the players go into the ninth round of the World Chess Championship match, between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, we take a look at the many moods of the two giants of the 64-squares arena since the match began on November 7. Viswanathan Anand of India. With just four games to go and a full point in arrears, five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand faces an uphill task in the ongoing World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen in Sochi. Magnus Carlsen takes a nap during ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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Tension mounted in Barwala town of Hisar district in Haryana ahead of on Monday’s deadline set by the Punjab and Haryana high court to ensure appearance of self-styled godman Rampal in a contempt case, prompting authorities to impose prohibitory orders at several vulnerable places. As authorities raced against time to meet the deadline set by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the situation remained volatile around Satlok Ashram, which has been surrounded by the police and paramilitary ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images India named a 19-man Test squad for the tour of Australia, which kicks-off with the first of four matches on December 4 in Brisbane. Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul, Uttar Pradesh leg-spinner Karn Sharma and Mahdya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha are the new faces in the squad. With the selectors preferring youngsters for the arduous tour Down Under, senior players like ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Naman in squad only for opening Australia Test Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In a diplomatic breakthrough, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on Monday held their maiden talks, marking the “first step” towards mending ties between the two Asian rivals after years of territorial disputes and animosity due to wartime history. “I believe that not only our Asian neighbours but many other countries have long hoped that Japan and China hold talks. We finally lived up to their expectations and made a first step to improve our ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday released an encyclopedia on Hinduism at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in Westminster, London. Cameron described the encyclopedia as a great contribution to humanity. “I love this saying of ‘let all the noble thoughts come from all directions.’ I am going to use this. This is beautiful,” he said. Prime Minister David Cameron, his wife Samantha Cameron, Chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Top security and intelligence chiefs of the country including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday visited the blast site in Burdwan and assessed the progress of investigations into it. NIA Director General Sharad Kumar, NSG Director General Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury and Intelligence Bureau director Syed Asif Ibrahim accompanied him during the over 30 minute visit to the house at Khagragarh where the blast took place on October 2, police said. Doval and the 3 top officials visited the ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The death toll in the explosion and subsequent blaze at a firecracker-making unit in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district has risen to 17 even as police on Tuesday registered a case of culpable homicide against the factory's owners. A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and negligence under relevant sections of IPC besides under Explosives Act has been registered against K Apparao and Satya Varaprasad, the unit owners, N Kondaiah, Sub-Inspector at Uppada Kothapalli Police ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
HYDERABAD: Police said five workers were killed in a blaze in a fireworks factory in southern India. Ravi Prakash, a police superintendent in Andhra Pradesh state’s East Godavari district, said four others were critically wounded in Monday’s fire.Himalayan times, 1 month ago
After yet another electoral drubbing at the hands of Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress sought to shield Rahul Gandhi from any blame even as it ruled out any leadership role for his sister Priyanka Gandhi. Amidst murmurs among Congressmen that Priyanka should take up leadership role after the Lok Sabha debacle followed by Monday’s dismal performance in Maharashtra and Haryana, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala insisted that Priyanka Gandhi has confined herself to Raebareli and Amethi Lok ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
DHANGADI: A soon as Saugat Ojha, one of the injured in Monday’s Doti bus accident, regained his consciousness today, he asked: “Where are my family?” He found his wife Parbati, eldest daughter Anita and niece Krishna lying on beds next to ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago
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