Here’s a recap of the events from the past 24 hours. A school girl rides a bicycle across a road during rains in Allahabad. More than half-a-dozen low-lying areas of the city have been inundated due to rise in the water level of Ganga and Yamuna. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters An artisan makes an idol of Lord Ganesh at a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations, in Chandigarh. The festival starts on September 5. Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters Relatives and ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The Supreme Court has accepted the Lodha Committee’s recommendation on age-cap of 70 years for office-bearers of the BCCI. Former BCCI president Sharad Pawar is 75 years of age and heads the Mumbai Cricket Association. Tamil Nadu strongman and former BCCI president Narayanswami Srinivasan is 71 and heads the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. IMAGE: Narayanaswami Srinivasan, left, and BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Photograph: PTI The Supreme Court's verdict, accepting the Lodha ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Benchmark indices ended at fresh 52-week closing highs led by rate-sensitive shares ahead of the RBI monetary policy review tomorrow while better-than-expected US jobs data led to a rally in export-oriented stocks such as IT and pharma. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan, whose 3-year term will come to an end on September 4, is widely expected to hold the key interest rate on Tuesday as retail inflation continues to be above the comfort zone. The S&P BSE Sensex ended higher 104 points at ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Vijay Rupani will on Sunday be sworn in as the chief minister of Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is grappling with unrest due to the Patel quota stir and attacks on Dalits ahead of the high-stake assembly elections scheduled next year. Rupani on Sunday met Governor O P Kohli and staked claim to form the government, a day after he was elected by BJP legislators to succeed Anandiben Patel, with the central leadership playing a vital role ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
I'm not too worried about my form, says Cheteshwar Pujara IMAGE: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images. India's middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara scored his last half-century six innings ago but the Saurashtra batsman is ‘not too worried’ about his own form, saying he is happy as long as he is contributing in the team's success. Pujara was dismissed for just 16 during India's only innings in the first Test against West Indies at ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'He was very honest and never liked shortcuts. He did whatever he liked and was decisive.' 'He was the cultural ambassador of India. He had represented the art fraternity of the country internationally.' Artists and friends mourned the loss of the acclaimed painter who passed away after a prolonged illness. Legendary painter S H Raza who popularised globally Indian concepts and iconography and built a towering legacy of modern art passed away in New Delhi on Saturday after a prolonged illness, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Protests escalated in Gujarat over the brutal thrashing of the community youths in Una town even as incidents of violence were reported from several places across the state. Enraged community members took out rallies in towns and cities, blocking roads, damaging buses and even a train was stopped near Vadhvan in Surendranagar district. IMAGE: Police detain members of Dalit Community who were staging a protest in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI The bandh called by Dalit outfits in Gujarat over ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's home cricket season 2016-17 comprises three Tests and five ODIs against New Zealand, followed by five Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is against England. Australia will visit India in February-March 2017 to play four Tests and Bangladesh is slated to play a one-off Test in India. IMAGE: The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Photograph: BCCI The Indian cricket team is set for a busy home season in 2016-17, with as many as 13 Tests, eight ODIs and three Twenty20 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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