IMAGE: View for the refurbished Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Photograph: AIFF Media. Kolkata will host the summit clash of the U-17 World Cup football on October 28 while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati were chosen to stage the semi-finals of the prestigious FIFA tournament the country is hosting for the first time. The 85,000 capacity Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, which was refurbished by spending crores of rupees for the October 6-28 tournament, will also host the third ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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IMAGE: People celebrate Holi in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo Clothes were dyed with hues of colours and a spirit of jollity reigned supreme as the country on Monday played Holi. Revellers thronged thoroughfares smearing faces with coloured powder and children hurled water-filled balloons from rooftops to celebrate the festival of colours which heralds the advent of spring. IMAGE: Holi celebration in Guwahati. Photograph: Reba Bora People hugged each other wishing ‘Happy ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago PHOTOS: Country celebrates Maha Shivaratri Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: The D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai. Photograph: courtesy: dypatil.edu/sportsacademy A FIFA delegation on Saturday expressed happiness at the preparedness of the D Y Patil stadiumin Navi Mumbai, for the Under-17 Football World Cup. The delegation led by FIFA Head of Events Jamie Yarza on Saturday inspected the D Y Patil Stadium in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. "I said last year that I was happy with the stadium and I haven't changed my mind. It is a fantastic stadium and most of the works which ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Newly appointed chief minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar welcomed the FIFA delegation. Photograph: AIFF Media One of the traditional hubs of Indian football alongside Kolkata and Kerala, Goa's chances of hosting marquee matches in the FIFA U-17 World Cup appear to have taken a hit owing to low attendance in the AFC U-16 event last year. "We have always said that for marquee matches, such as quarter-finals, semi-finals or final, the criteria would be readiness and willingness. In terms ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
China may reacted angrily about his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, but the Tibetan spiritual leader has never been one to stand down.Despite Beijing's loud protests, backed by New Delhi, His Holiness has traveled to the border state seven times since he sought refuge from Chinese aggression in India in 1959.Monali Sarkar takes a look at the Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh, then and now. Photograph: Kind courtesy Claude Arpi The Dalai Lama, second from right, arrived in India on a yak, March 31, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Dalai Lama reaches Tawang, to stay for 4 days Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Dalai Lama reaches Bomdila; India rejects China's objection Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Dalai Lama meets jawan who escorted him to India 58 yrs ago Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Amid protests by Beijing against his scheduled visit to Tawang, the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said India has never used him against China. “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular ethics wherever I go,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said while talking to the media. His remarks came after Chinese state media on Wednesday said India is using the Dalai Lama as a diplomatic leverage to ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Is India ready to play the Tibet card? Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
“If it is said Indians are argumentative, I will agree. But if it is said Indians are intolerant, I refuse to agree,” said the president at the inaugural ceremony of the ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ festival in Guwahati. IMAGE: President Pranab Mukherjee waves at the crowd as he is being presented with a traditional hat during inauguration of five-day Namami Brahmaputra festival in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said India’s ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Members of Parliament cutting across party lines participated with enthusiasm in a mass awareness programme for promoting sports culture in the country, particularly the game of football. The function was organised by the ministry of youth affairs and sports to promote Mission XI Million Programme for taking football across India in the run up to FIFA U-17 Football World Cup to be hosted in October this year. U-17 WC: Kolkata to host final; Mumbai, Guwahati get semis Lok Sabha Speaker ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Has anyone heard that one million individual calculators supplied to banks had been tampered by the manufacturer to siphon off funds? Asks Pallava Bagla. All of a sudden this month the nifty Indian invention, the unique electronic voting machines that were hailed to be the harbingers of free and fair elections in India, are being made out to be the villains of the piece. So have the machines suddenly become fallible and has anybody ever hacked into them? The machines are the same and nobody ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'The venue has a very strong football culture and it would be a matter of great shame if we don't manage to fulfil the requirements in time' IMAGE: FIFA's inspection team including FIFA head of events, Jaime Yarza and Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said 'The works need to be done by 15th May and given the large amount of renovation that must happen, works have to go on full speed'. Photograph: AIFF/Twitter FIFA's inspection team expressed "deep concern" over the pace of work at Jawaharlal ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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