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Only 5k-8k people allowed to attend R-Day parade

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 05:13
Approximately 25,000 people were allowed to attend the last year's parade.
Categories: Current News in India

Broken items leave some PM auction bidders unhappy

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:53
Recipients of these damaged mementos have been given the option to either seek a refund of their bid amount or get a replacement for these broken items.
Categories: Current News in India

HC commutes Kolhapur sisters' death sentence to life

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:44
The Bombay high court on Tuesday commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded to sisters Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit, who were convicted by a Kolhapur court for kidnapping 14 children and killing five of them between 1990 and 1996.
Categories: Current News in India

Over 50 lakh HCWs, frontline workers get booster dose

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:41
With the administration of nearly 80 lakh vaccine doses in a span of 24 hours, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 158.04 crore as per provisional reports till 7 am.
Categories: Current News in India

Blanket bans can be counterproductive: WHO India head

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:36
Stressing on the need to protect both lives and livelihoods, he said public health action in India and across the world must be continually guided by evidence from four key questions -- how transmissible is the variant, severity of the disease it causes, how well vaccines and prior SARS-CoV-2 infection protect and how common people perceive risk and follow control measures.
Categories: Current News in India

ED raids Punjab CM's kin in illegal sand mining case

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:09
The ED action, sources said, has been initiated after taking cognisance of a 2018 FIR of the Punjab Police against some companies and individuals alleged to be involved in illegal sand mining in the state.
Categories: Current News in India

Porn case: Poonam Pandey gets protection from arrest

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 03:03
Pandey has been arrayed as an accused in the FIR along with actor Sherlyn Chopra.
Categories: Current News in India

AAP names Bhagwant Mann as Punjab CM face

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 03:02
Mann, 48, is a two-time MP from Sangrur and is the party's state unit chief.
Categories: Current News in India

'Who will carry Birju Maharaj's legacy forward?'

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:28
'To match his passion for his craft is impossible.' 'I don't know of any Kathak dancer who can equal his passion.'
Categories: Current News in India

2 Indians killed in UAE drone attack identified

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:27
The identities of the two Indian nationals killed in Monday's suspected Houthi drone attacks near the Abu Dhabi airport that sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates capital have been established, the Indian embassy said on Tuesday.
Categories: Current News in India

With hashtags, videos, virtual campaign begins

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:18
Wordsmiths and artists of different parties are working overtime to deliver punches and counter punches in their bid to reach out to voters through different platforms ranging from Facebook to YouTube.
Categories: Current News in India

'Vajpayeeji, can you tell us about Mrs Kaul?'

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:12
A stunned silence descended. Unfazed, Vajpayee thought for a while, then replied with smiling eyes, 'Kashmir jaisa maamla hai [The matter is a bit like Kashmir].' A fascinating excerpt from Sagarika Ghose's Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Categories: Current News in India

Bihar doctor gets vaccinated 5 times

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 01:55
The civil surgeon, Dr Vibha Kumari Singh, however, said she had taken the jab thrice as per rules.
Categories: Current News in India

India logs 2.38 lakh Covid cases, active cases rise

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 01:25
An increase of 80,287 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Categories: Current News in India

Ever Seen Camels Wrestle?

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 00:53
Glimpses of the 40th annual Efes Selcuk Camel Wrestling Festival in the Aegean town of Selcuk, near Izmir, Turkey.
Categories: Current News in India

3rd wave peaked in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: IIT prof

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 00:27
He said that southern states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will see the current wave peak next week.
Categories: Current News in India

'BJP will win 225-250 seats in UP'

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 00:03
'Both the BJP and SP have workers and cadres across the state, and now it will boil down to which party manages booths smartly and gets its voters to come out.'
Categories: Current News in India

Vikrant Returns After Sea Trials

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 23:06
The largest and most complex warship to be built in the country returned to Kochi after completing a third set of sea trials on Monday, January 17.
Categories: Current News in India

'Hatred is not going to stop'

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 22:45
'Unfortunately, our political class is not interested in making this society equal. They just want to exploit the situation for their own benefit.'
Categories: Current News in India

EC Restrictions: Advantage BJP

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 21:59
Without doubt, the BJP is miles ahead in marshalling digital tools for electioneering better than any other party, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Categories: Current News in India