Celebrity Classico 2016 was played between India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli-led All Heart Football Club (a property of The Virat Kohli Foundation) and Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars Football Club (run by Playing for Humanity) at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex, on Saturday. IMAGE: From left, Aditya Thackeray, Virat Kohli, Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com. The charity football match was played to raise funds ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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"I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country." – JRD Tata One of India’s most enterprising businessmen, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was born in Paris on July 29, 1904. On the occasion of JRD's 112th birth anniversary, we remember the values, traditions and business ethics he lived by. The first of JRD's big adventures in business was born of his childhood fascination for flying. He had grown up in France watching the famous aviator Louis ...Rediff.com, 23 hours ago 10 reasons why India won't grow at 8% plus Rediff.com, 1 month ago Growth at the heart of India's transformation agenda? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Tributes poured in for India’s former hockey captain Mohammed Shahid who passed into the ages at a Gurgaon hospital following multiple organ failure on Wednesday. Shahid, who died aged 56, was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and received a lot of respect in his playing days. That love and respect was replicated after the news of his passing became known on Wednesday, and as an ocean of tributes flowed in from all quarters of the nation and from ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Saketh showed tremendous heart, he played like a warrior' IMAGE: India's Saketh Myneni receives treatment after sustaining an injury during his Davis Cup singles match against Korea's Yong- Kyu Lim at the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie at Chandigarh on Friday. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI India’s captain Anand Amritraj said it was "initiation by fire" for both Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan as they pulled off victories in the opening singles of the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
RBI often wrong-footed due to questionable data, says former governor The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy decisions often go astray because of erroneous data provided by the government, former governor Duvvuri Subbarao writes in his book to be released on Friday. Stating that the central bank operates within the universe of knowledge available in real time, Subbarao wrote RBI 'is oftentimes wrong-footed because of the questionable quality of data'. As an example, India’s ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
2016, 16:05 Jagran Post News Desk Jagran Post Editorial | Last Updated: 14 Jul 2016, 16:05 People’s view on Burhan’s death are at extremes, and hardly balanced. While some label him as a terrorist others honour him as a martyr. Amid this ...Jagran Post, 2 weeks ago
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s poems speak to every Indian, uniting them across political, social, religious and caste divides. They elevate; they inspire; they stir the soul and goose-bump the flesh. Archana Masih/Rediff.com stopped by at his native village in Simaria, Bihar and realised that Dinkar’s poems still lead the way, showing us where we need to go as a nation. To find a ‘Rashtriya Kavi’ (national poet), one has to go down a narrow, patch-worked road that ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Centre on Monday said it is working round the clock to secure the release of Judith D’Souza who has been abducted in Afghanistan even as her family wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to do his ‘utmost’ in ensuring that she is reunited with them at the earliest. ‘This is a very delicate matter. Human life is at stake. We are working round the clock. I cannot share details,’ tweeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while responding to a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Indian woman abducted in Kabul Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Champion shooter Abhinav Bindra will be India’s flag-bearer at the Rio Olympics' opening ceremony on August 5. The 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist will be making his fifth Olympic appearance this year. Alongside star boxer Vijender Singh, tennis legend Leander Paes and decorated grappler Sushil Kumar, Bindra's name was under consideration prior to the 2012 London Games too but the Indian Olympic Association gave the honour to the double Olympic medallist wrestler. The 33-year-old is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'To play for the flag has always been the greatest inspiration for me' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India’s first home-grown fighter jet was finally inducted into the Indian Air Force on Friday after a tortuous saga spread over 33 long years with the launch of the first squadron of two Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bengaluru, in a major milestone in the country’s military aviation. A Tejas aircraft, the fourth plus generation lightweight, multi-role supersonic single engine jet sporting the IAF colours soared to the skies, marking the raising of the first squadron of Tejas in ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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