Cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ over Bay of Bengal moved north-eastwards and lay centred around 280 kilometre southwest off Gopalpur coast on Friday as rains coupled with gustysurface winds lashed several parts of Odisha. It is likely to move further north-eastwards along and off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Friday night, the meteorological centre said. The system is likely to cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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‘As soon as you get to D/L, the game is over’ IMAGE: Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming, centre, chats with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left. Photograph: BCCI. Expressing complete displeasure at the Duckworth-Lewis method, Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming termed the ICC approved rule for rain-truncated games as ‘rubbish’ stating that a change is needed at least in the shortest format. "Duckworth-Lewis is rubbish. As soon as you get to D/L, the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A combative Congress president also hit out at the Centre saying it should not try to frighten them and that they ‘would not allow democratic institutions to be weakened or destroyed’ IMAGE: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh break the police barricade to court arrest during the 'Save Democracy' march in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Shirish Shete/PTI Photo A combative Sonia Gandhi on Friday attacked the Modi government for “murdering” ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
It said attempts to link Doval and Mishra to one of the accused are ‘totally baseless assertions’. The Centre on Friday rebutted allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had struck a deal with Italy on AgustaWestland case and said the central issue was corruption and any other effort to divert from it was ‘misleading’. It also termed attempts to link National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Mishra to one of the accused as ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that Kohinoor diamond was neither ‘forcibly taken’ nor ‘stolen’ by British rulers but given to the East India Company by the rulers of Punjab. "Kohinoor cannot said to be forcibly taken or stolen as it was given by the successors of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India Company in 1849 as compensation for helping them in the Sikh wars," Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur. The apex ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘We've chosen this symbol because it highlights the different treatment that Catalonia receives from Spain, compared with the UK government's treatment of Scotland’ IMAGE: Catalunya's separatist supporters wave 'Esteladas' (Catalan separatist flags) supporting Scotland's independence. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters. Catalan nationalists said on Friday they would hand out 10,000 Scottish flags to Barcelona supporters in the Spanish King's Cup Final soccer match on Sunday after ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Marking the second anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a song highlighting the measures taken by his government to improve the condition of the people in the last two years. The song -- Mera desh badal raha, aage badh raha hai (My country is changing, moving forward), which is part of the government’s plan of a string of events to mark the completion of two years of Modi government on May 26, was released on Twitter. Officials said the song, in ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Second anniversary: Modi sarkar to target Opposition, highlight Emergency Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Under mounting pressure from several states, the government on Friday gave its nod for promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year. The ordinance, cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday morning, is aimed at ‘partially’ overturning a Supreme Court verdict which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET. This was the only agenda for the ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The Centre on Friday cleared the ordinance to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test exam by a year so that the students have enough time to prepare. The decision comes after a meeting chaired between Union Health minister JP Nadda and other state health ministers over the matter. The meeting was convened after several parliamentarians opposed the common medical entrance test, saying NEET had created confusion among the students who have already applied for the state entrance ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
With Tamil Nadu’s electoral fate decided, all eyes would now veer round to the pending ‘disproportionate assets case’ against Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court, and Stalin’s own future within the DMK, says N Sathiya Moorthy. All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa created electoral history in the state on Thursday, by beating the customary ‘anti-incumbency’ and returning to power for a second consecutive ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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