Gangster Chhota Rajan, arrested in Bali on Monday and who is likely to be extradited to India, was not one to forgive or forget easily. Mumbai’s foremost crime writer S Hussain Zaidi recalls the time when Rajan was almost killed in an attack by his rival Chhota Shakeel, and how Rajan extracted revenge across continents. Chhota Rajan was incarcerated in his hospital bed. His abdomen was heavily bandaged, and a saline drip was connected to a vein in his arm. The oxygen mask had been removed ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who ended the near-decade Conservative rule in the country when his Liberal Party romped to victory in Monday’s federal election, has got down to business. On Tuesday, Trudeau called up United States President Barack Obama to convey that he would make good on a campaign promise to withdraw Canada’s jets from the United States-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Canada had joined the air assault in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 10 facts you should know about Canada's new PM Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Just hours before the Agni missile was to be tested in 1989, its pioneer A P J Abdul Kalam received a hotline phone call from a top government official indicating tremendous pressure by the United States and NATO to delay the launch. The man on the other end was none other than T N Seshan, the then cabinet secretary to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This incident finds mention in “Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity”, one of the last books written by the late Kalam which ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
At least nine people were killed and another 20 wounded on Friday when a gunman went on a horrific shooting spree at a United States community college before he was shot dead by police, in yet another carnage that prompted US President Barack Obama to voice outrage over lax gun-control laws. People take part in candle light vigil following a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Photograph: Steve Dipaola/Reuters The gunman was identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The 34-year-old Grammy-award winning singer even went topless as she was photographed in a swimming pool. This and more news from the world of showbiz in this latest edition of our glamour round-up. Photograph: Cover of Flaunt magazine R&B star Beyonce Knowles showed off her curves in a steamy shoot for a magazine cover shot by Robin Harper. The 34-year-old Grammy-award winning singer even went topless as she was photographed in a swimming pool. In the topless picture, the mother of one ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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