Fourth place finishes usually cause heartbreaks in a medal-starved nation like India, but such was the effect of Dipa's Karmakar's Produnova vault in the final at the Rio Olympics that it made the country wake up to the sport like never before and made her an overnight star. IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar competes during the qualification round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters She embodied the Olympic spirit despite missing out on a coveted podium finish and while she ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Things have come to a grinding halt as thick smog has suffocated China. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, with schools in the region closed and motorways gridlocked as people try to escape the poor conditions. More than 20 cities are in the middle of a red alert which was announced on December 17, the highest level in China's four-tiered pollution warning system. According to Greenpeace East Asia, the smog has affected some 460 million people. Here are some glimpses of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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