IMAGE: India’s squad for AFC U-19 Championship. Photograph: AIFF. With an aim to make the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup a huge success, the Sports Ministry has urged all the states and Union Territories to take necessary steps to popularise and promote football in their region by including the game in various programmes. In a letter sent to all Chief Secretaries of states and Union Territories, Secretary, Department of Sports Rajiv Yadav has said that FIFA U-17 World Cup is going to be held ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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China on Monday rebutted India’s assertion that France was included in the Nuclear Suppliers Group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying France was a founder member of the elite group and so the issue of accepting its membership does not arise. Ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit, China also called for ‘in-depth’ talks to build consensus over India’s admission into the NSG, days after Pakistan staked claim to join the 48-member grouping with ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Juggernaut’s mobile reading app could be a game-changer, says Nilanjana S Roy. Trade publishing in India boomed in the last two decades, but we have a bad case of bookstore lag. Most readers don't fully feel the effects of the growing professionalism of English-language publishing houses. Many publishing houses have opened up in the last few years. They produce a very wide range of reasonably high-quality titles across a range of subjects. This growth has been matched by a similar rise ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published a massive trove of ‘Panama Papers’ information on detailed offshore holding of companies in various tax haven nations including thousands of documents related to India linking close to 2,000 individuals, entities and addresses from the country. 'The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists publishes today (Monday) a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 2,14,000 offshore ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
It was a week of first in the Indian Premier League when Kings XI Punjab’s Axar Patel became the first bowler to pick a hat-trick in IPL season 9 during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Among other exciting action from the sporting world, we saw Manchester City do the unthinkable to hold Real Madrid to a goalless draw, to put one foot into the Champions League final, while Atletico Madrid edged Bayern in another exciting match with a 1-0 win. The week gone by also finally ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India tightened its grip in terms of best selling cars with six of its models featuring in the top-10 list for the just concluded fiscal. Image: Maruti Alto, a winner all the way. Photograph, courtesy: Maruti Suzuki Besides, volume share of the company in top-10 models has shot up to 73 per cent with six of its models accounting for 10,29,639 units out of a total of 14,19,768 units sold in the fiscal. The company's volume share in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Colombo can handle more container traffic than all of India’s ports put together. For a country with a long maritime tradition, this is a pathetic state of affairs, saya T N Ninan. Narendra Modi has just inaugurated a National Maritime Summit, perhaps the country’s first. Using the occasion, he has announced ambitious goals in terms of capacities, investment and jobs, all of which may or may not be realised. The important thing though is that it has brought into focus a long ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘You inspire young Indians with your achievement’ IMAGE:India's Dipa Karmakar reacts after a successful vault. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters. Accolades poured in for Dipa Karmakar, who became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, with iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal leading the sports fraternity in praising her for the historic feat. Dipa Karmakar creates history, first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Measures that will make Indian cities more organised and liveable need to be implemented to tackle the menace of pollution, says Govindraj Ethiraj. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had this interesting anecdote to relate the other day at a conference on cities and air pollution. While visiting a south Delhi home, he noted the expansive lawn and fleet of cars, eight big ones to be precise. "Can you guess the number of people living in the house," Pradhan asked. "Three," he ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago Pollution: WHO report misleading, says government Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Aiming to fulfil his ‘achhe din’ poll-promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initiated some elaborate schemes. To usher in an era of all round development, Modi government is working on ‘Transforming India’.Jagran Post, 3 days ago Increasing trade witih EU at the core of Modi's Brussels visit DNA, 2 months ago 'Modi govt spent Rs 1,000cr on anniversary ads' Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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