India's Fed Cup playing-captain Sania Mirza. Photograph: SnapsIndia India's playing-captain Sania Mirza, who returned from the United States after achieving the World No.1 rank in women's doubles, did not need to take field in the Fed Cup tie against Pakistan as the players from the neighboring country proved easy meat for the two Indian girls. Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Saina Nehwal with former coach Pullela Gopichand. Photograph: PTI While badminton ace Saina Nehwal basks in glory after regaining her No 1 ranking on Thursday, there was one question on people’s minds. Did she receive a congratulatory message from her former coach Pullela Gopichand? Talking to PTI, the Hyderabadi also revealed why she parted ways with the former All England champion and threw light on the Padma controversy. Nehwal, who regained the number one spot in international ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The CPI-M will elect a new general secretary replacing Prakash Karat who steps down after three terms. Image: Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat, right, and party leader Sitaram Yechury, one of the front-runners to succeed him, at the party's 21st National Congress in Vishakapatnam. Photograph: PTI Photo The appointment of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's new general secretary comes at the end of the party's five-day 21st National Congress in Visakhapatnam ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Two persons were killed in an accident at a LPG pipeline of state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd at Suryapet in Telangana. The accident occurred when an instrumental 'pig', which is used to clean the pipeline, ejected out of the pipeline, killing the two persons standing at the mouth of the pipeline, an official said. There was no fire or blast, he added. One of the dead is a GAIL employee and the other is a worker of the contractor. The two were not supposed to stand in front of the barrel ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Stoking a controversy, senior All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a ‘club of bachelors’ and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married. Owaisi asked all Muslims to be united while maintaining that his party would fight against ‘communal politics’. Without naming Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sakshi Maharaj who had ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A month before it happened, on December 28, Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com revealed that S Jaishankar was likely to replace Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary! Read the story if you missed it! Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's ambassador to the United States, is likely to be appointed as India's next foreign secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh, who is due for retirement in August 2015, a top source in the Narendra Modi government told Rediff.com The radical administrative decision is likely to create a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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