IMAGE: India’s tennis star Sania Mirza. Photograph: Getty Images Sanjay Manjrekar loves to court controversy. Or so it seems. After taking a dig at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Twitter on Tuesday, the former India batsman took a swipe at tennis ace Sania Mirza. Sania, who has completed a staggering 80 weeks as World No 1, was sharing her joy on Twitter, where she posted: “Today I complete 80 consecutive weeks as the number 1 player in d world. its been an amazing journey and ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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India’s rising GDP may have propelled the middle class to become richer, buy new cars, travel around the world and build assets, but it further pushed the economically disadvantaged and poor into poverty and drudgery, says Devanik Saha. In the 2014 general elections, India gave a historic mandate to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who came to power on the promise of development and job creation. His main electoral planks -- good governance, ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
IMAGE: India’s shuttler Sourabh Varma in action. Photograph: Twitter . Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma is one step away from making his third successive final as he entered the men's singles semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix following a hard-fought win over Japan's Kento Horiuchi, in Taipei City, on Friday. Sourabh, who reached the finals at two international challengers -- Belgian and Poland Open, defeated Kento 7-11, 11-1, 11-3, 11-7 in a 31-minute match to set up a ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Chinese Taipei Grand Prix: Sourabh storms into final Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: India’s SV Sunil in action against Australia in 2016 Champions Trophy. Photograph: Hockey India. India's ace forward SV Sunil and midfielder Manpreet Singh have been ruled out of the upcoming Asian Champions Trophy due to their respective injuries.While Sunil still carries the wrist injury from Rio Olympics during India's encounter against Canada, Manpreet has recently picked up a groin injury."Manpreet's is a repeated groin injury. Though it is manageable at this stage, it should ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: India’s Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir during a training session at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. Photograph: PTI. In the middle of a 12-match unbeaten streak at home, India's marauding cricket team will be aiming to reclaim the No 1 spot in ICC rankings when it takes on an unsettled New Zealand in the second Test starting, in Kolkata, on Friday. With 10 wins and two draws in their last 12 matches, India have been unstoppable on home turf in a journey that ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
‘We don't want to disappoint our soldiers by losing, especially when they sacrifice their lives’ IMAGE: Indian hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh looks on. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images. Acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made by Indian soldiers at the borders, national hockey captain P R Sreejesh, on Wednesday, vowed that his team will give its all to beat Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy in Malaysia next month. Sreejesh did not mention the recent Uri terror attack ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong. Photograph: PTI. Livid at being ignored for elections to put together a new federation on Sunday, two of Indian boxing's biggest stakeholders -- Railways and Services Sports Control Board -- have lodged a protest with the Sports Ministry. Neither Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) nor the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) will be a part of the election process to constitute ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
‘I was born in Hindustan. Why do we have to prove our Indianness every time? Would you ask this of a Bihari?’ Six Kashmiri Muslim students belonging to Sarhad, an organisation which brings semi-orphans from strife-torn regions to live and study at their school and college in Pune, share their hopes for their state and their experiences outside it. Jyoti Punwani reports. IMAGE: A boy stands next to a wall painted with graffiti during a protest in Srinagar.Rediff.com, 1 month ago India's friendly steps towards Pak face this 'unique challenge' Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Modi’s Vietnam visit is timely and crucial for several reasons. First, Vietnam lies at the heart of India’s vision for Southeast Asia as also its ‘Act East’ policy. India also wants to boost its defence exports to friendly countries. And it is looking to increase trade between the two countries which now is only $7.83 billion, says Dr Rahul Mishra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a much-awaited visit to Vietnam on September 3. This visit has the potential to step up ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo. Photograph: ISL. He is certainly not the first to say this but World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo too feels India should follow the 'Japan model' in order to improve the standard of football in the country. India’s dismal rankings, reflecting soccer's struggle for growth in the cricket-obsessed nation and prompting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter to term the country a ‘sleeping giant’. Brazilian great Rivaldo, ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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