World Junior bronze-medallist Sachin Singh (49kg) became only the third Indian boxer ever to strike gold at the AIBA Youth World Championships with a stunning unanimous victory over Cuban national champion Jorge Grinan in the summit clash at St Peterburg, Russia, on Saturday. The 17-year-old outpunched his fancied rival 5-0 to record a rare Indian triumph over a Cuban boxer. "Two of my fellow Indian boxers had lost to Cubans earlier in the tournament, I wanted to extract revenge and I am glad I ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
World Youth C'ships: Sachin in final, India assured of silver - Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans bid farewell to late communist leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday night with Latin American and African leaders in Havana before his ashes are taken across the country. Presidents, prime ministers and diplomats from Ecuador to China to South Africa took to a podium in Cuba’s Plaza of the Revolution, where Castro himself had delivered so many of his hours-long, fiery speeches before massive crowds of Cubans. Castro -- who ruled from 1959 until an illness forced ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Fidel, the eternal revolutionary Rediff.com, 2 months ago 'India mourns the loss of a great friend' Rediff.com, 2 months ago
To be at Kakkathuruthu when the sun sets, according to National Geographic, is a surreal experience.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan tells us how the tiny island gradually charmed him. IMAGE: It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Kakkathuruthu (Island of Crows, in Malayalam) is a jewel in Kerala's crown.All photographs: Kind courtesy Kayal Island Retreat 'Sunset in Kerala is greeted by a series of rituals. 'Here on Kakkathuruthu, a tiny island in Kerala's tangled backwaters, children leap into ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Castro's huge appeal lies in the fact that he stood up to the Americans.' 'However, it becomes difficult to be judgmental about his legacy, because there are huge uncertainties about the future of the Cuba that he built,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. I have been under immense pressure to keep a timeline from the editor to write an obituary on Fidel Castro, whom I have adored ever since my college days in the tumultuous sixties when he walked into the life and times of our generation in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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