India’s democracy has been put “on notice” by a “sustained onslaught” on the liberal, secular, inclusive and pluralist ethos, senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar has said in a sharp attack on the Modi government. Kumar, in a lecture at the prestigious Trinity College, Dublin, said the recent incident of “oppressive enforcement” of the colonial law of sedition against students protesting in university campuses has raised several questions about the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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IMAGE: India’s Vijender Singh celebrates. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images There was no stopping Indian boxing star Vijender Singh as he notched up his fourth successive knockout professional win by pummelling Hungary's Alexander Horvath in under three rounds in Liverpool on Saturday night. Vijender had little trouble outpunching his opponent, who failed to get up after being thrown off balance by his body blows in the third round of the six-round contest of the middlewight ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Action from the stormy Germany vs Slovakia match in Bavaria in Germany on Sunday. Photograph: Germany/Twitter An inexperienced Germany suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in a storm-affected friendly ahead of Euro 2016. Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, recorded a deserved win in Augsburg in as Germany coach Joachim Loew fielded four uncapped players. A heavy storm in Bavaria at half-time ...Rediff.com, 15 hours ago
One of the Brussels airport bombers has been identified as one of the prison guards of Islamic State hostages by four French journalists kidnapped and held in Syria from 2013 to 2014. Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, has been identified as the guard known as ‘Abou Idriss’. One of the journalists, Nicolas Henin, ‘has formally identified’ Abou Idriss as being Najim Laachraoui, his lawyer Marie-Laure Ingouf said, confirming reports in French ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Pulitzer Prize is the highest award in newspaper and online journalism awarded each year in twenty-one categories. Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees. The photographers followed thousands of migrants engaged in an exodus from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to Europe over the past year, in an effort to escape a sense of seemingly ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives during Day 3 of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain, on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images A prototype ‘halo’ head protection device made its Formula One test debut in Spain on Thursday, with Kimi Raikkonen declaring visibility to be ‘okay’ after lapping with it attached to the cockpit of his Ferrari. - Sad Alonso, Hamilton hit out at 'broken F1' The governing FIA has said a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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