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Ranil Realises His Dream

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:28
Ranil Wickremesinghe -- six times Sri Lanka's prime minister -- realised his long cherished dream when he arrived on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, to inaugurate the country's parliament, finally as its president.
Categories: Current News in India

Irani's husband's firm operates from Goa bar: Cong

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:27
The controversial Silly Souls bar and restaurant operates from the same address -- House No. 452, Bouta Vaddo, Assagao -- from which a company controlled by Irani's husband and family, Eightall Food and Beverage, conducts its primary business, Chodankar said.
Categories: Current News in India

Locals to be exempted from expressway toll in cities

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:17
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday told Rajya Sabha members that he was the ''father of toll tax" on expressways in the country as he built the first such road in Maharashtra during his stint as the state minister in late 1990s.
Categories: Current News in India

A First! Tricolour On Hurriyat Office

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:12
Kashmiri Pandit social activist Sandeep Mawa placed two National Flags on the gate of the head office of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference in the Rajbagh area of Srinagar on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
Categories: Current News in India

The Importance Of Nancy Pelosi

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:07
Nancy Pelosi's gritty refusal to backtrack on her plans to visit Taiwan is part of who she is.
Categories: Current News in India

Promising freebies during polls a 'serious issue': SC

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:02
A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said there is a need of Niti Aayog, Finance Commission, ruling and opposition parties, Reserve Bank of India, and other stakeholders to make suggestions on how to control freebies by political parties.
Categories: Current News in India

'Peace has not been restored in Kashmir'

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 07:54
'A threatened people should not be forcibly held in a place where their lives may be at risk.'
Categories: Current News in India

Hacking alert from spies delays voting for UK PM

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 07:29
The postal ballot papers were to be mailed out from Monday but are now expected to start being issued a few days later, with a delivery deadline set as next Thursday.
Categories: Current News in India

Bengal: Babul Supriyo among 9 new ministers sworn in

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 07:24
Nine MLAs, including Babul Supriyo, took oath as ministers in West Bengal on Wednesday, in a major reshuffle of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's cabinet.
Categories: Current News in India

How can you catch monkeypox? Govt lists dos and don'ts

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 07:12
It underlined that anyone can catch the virus if they have had prolonged or repeated contact with an infected individual.
Categories: Current News in India

Rishi Sunak vows to crack down on Islamist extremism

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:30
British-Indian prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak on Wednesday pledged a crackdown on Islamist extremism, the UK's most "significant terror threat", with a widened government definition of extremism and strengthening existing terrorism legislation.
Categories: Current News in India

Rahul Gandhi becomes a Lingayat, initiated into sect

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:21
The ruling BJP in Karnataka, where Assembly elections are due in April-May next year, considers Lingayats as its key vote-base.
Categories: Current News in India

'Dangerous verdict': Oppn seeks review of PMLA order

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:14
The Opposition said the judgement will strengthen the hands of a government.
Categories: Current News in India

Sanjiv Bhatt withdraws SC plea in custodial death case

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:01
Sacked Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Wednesday withdrew his plea in the Supreme Court seeking suspension of his life sentence in a 30-year-old custodial death case.
Categories: Current News in India

Cong leaders change DPs to Nehru holding tricolour

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 05:52
The Congress and a host of its leaders on Wednesday changed their social media display pictures to an image of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru holding the national flag.
Categories: Current News in India

Lankan President thanks India for 'a breath of life'

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 05:41
President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving Sri Lanka 'a breath of life' by providing timely economic assistance to his country as it faced the worst economic crisis in decades.
Categories: Current News in India

HC transfers probe into Pansare's murder to ATS

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 05:32
The activist's family members last month filed an application in the high court seeking for the probe to be transferred to the ATS claiming that the SIT has not been able to make a breakthrough in the case yet.
Categories: Current News in India

SC to hear plea to declare Ram Setu as natl monument

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 05:23
Ram Sethu, also known as Adam's bridge, is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka.
Categories: Current News in India

Zawahiri death: US cautions citizens travelling abroad

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 05:14
Following al-Zawahiri's death, supporters of al-Qaeda, or its affiliated terrorist organisations, may seek to attack US facilities, personnel, or citizens
Categories: Current News in India

Hate And Love Greet Pelosi In Taiwan

Rediff News - Wed, 08/03/2022 - 04:58
Demonstrators believes the US is aggravating tensions between Beijing and Taipei, encouraging the Communists to perhaps strike militarily at Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi leaves the island.
Categories: Current News in India