A month before it happened, on December 28, Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com revealed that S Jaishankar was likely to replace Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary! Read the story if you missed it! Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's ambassador to the United States, is likely to be appointed as India's next foreign secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh, who is due for retirement in August 2015, a top source in the Narendra Modi government told Rediff.com The radical administrative decision is likely to create a ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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Thousands of Muslims joined together to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Here are some scenes of the joy and festivities. A man holds fireworks during a celebration to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad in Lahore. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters Little girls carry out a procession on the occasion in Srinagar. Muslims across the world celebrate this day with much zeal and merriment. Photograph: PTI photo Kashmiri Muslim ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across the United States converged on the nation’s capital and New York on Saturday for a massive protest against the deaths of unarmed black men by law enforcement. The “Justice for All” rally in Washington was organised by the Reverend Al Sharpton after the cops involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island were not indicted. A grand jury decision last month not to indict police officer Darren ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Every year on Teachers’ Day, we praise out teachers, shower them with adulation. Yet, our teachers continue to struggle for their rights such as adequate salaries and other facilities. In a similar instance, hundreds of women teachers belonging to the Indira Kranti Patham programme were manhandled by the police on Monday when they tried to hold a dharna outside the collectorate in Hyderabad. The volunteers, mostly women, were carrying out the dharna demanding payment of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The film industry parties with Arpita and Aayush at their grand wedding. After the star-studded mehendi and sangeet ceremonies in Mumbai, the marriage party headed to Hyderabad for Arpita Khan's lavish wedding on November 18. Their Bollywood friends followed close behind! Here's a look at the wedding pictures: The glowing bridal couple, Arpita and Aayush Sharma. Katrina Kaif, who remains close to the Khan family despite her break-up with Salman, arrives. Her beau Ranbir Kapoor was ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An AK-47 rifle wielding man allegedly tried to abduct Aurobindo Pharma's Director K Nityananda Reddy from his car near a park and opened fire when Reddy and his brother resisted in the posh Banjara Hills on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the incident that spread panic in the upscale area. Police said the attacker fled leaving behind his weapon. "One person tried to kidnap him (Reddy). However, he resisted his attempt. Following this, the person fired in air and also at his car. Three ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Four IAF helicopters were pressed into service to extinguish a massive and widespread forest fire that started in the pristine forest areas 30 km east of Visakhapatnam. The fire was now under control, the Indian Air Force said in a release on Friday evening. The fire started in Gudilova hill range on Thursday evening, apparently from an oil lamp lit at a temple in the hills on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. It soon spread out. Twenty fire-fighting teams with 29 fire engines were pressed into ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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