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Salman Rushdie once complained about 'too much security' around him

Salman Rushdie once complained about 'too much security' around him

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Following the attack on Friday, questions were raised about the security precautions -- or lack thereof -- at the host institution, which sits in a rural lake resort about 110 km south of Buffalo, New York.

India breaks silence on Taiwan, calls for avoiding change in status quo

India breaks silence on Taiwan, calls for avoiding change in status quo

Rediff.com1 days ago

India on Friday said it was concerned over the developments around Taiwan and called for avoiding "unilateral actions" to change the status quo in the region, days after China held its biggest-ever military drills around the self-ruled island following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to it.

India at 75: 18 biggest moments for Indian markets from 1947 to 1993

India at 75: 18 biggest moments for Indian markets from 1947 to 1993

Rediff.com1 days ago

From the enactment of the capital control Act to the recognition of the BSE as a stock exchange and the infamous Harshad Mehta scam, here are the 18 biggest events for stock markets from 1947 to 1993.

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

China blocks India-US bid for UN blacklist of Masood Azhar's brother

Rediff.com2 days ago

China has blocked a proposal by the US and India at the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and the deputy chief of the Pakistan-based terror group, in the second such move by Beijing in less than two months.

Serena Williams' journey to the top of the women's game

Serena Williams' journey to the top of the women's game

Rediff.com4 days ago

The following is a timeline charting her rise to the top of the women's game:

Setback for ISRO as maiden SSLV mission suffers 'data loss'

Setback for ISRO as maiden SSLV mission suffers 'data loss'

Rediff.com6 days ago

On Sunday morning, in its mission to place an earth observation satellite and students satellite into the low earth orbit, the SSLV-D1/EOS-02 blasted off precisely at 9.18 am amid cloudy skies from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in this spaceport.

Manipur decides to set up population commission, implement NRC

Manipur decides to set up population commission, implement NRC

Rediff.com7 days ago

The resolutions were moved by Janata Dal-United legislator Kh Joykishan on Friday, the last day of the budget session of the state assembly.

ISIS, Qaeda planning large-scale attacks on US, warns FBI

ISIS, Qaeda planning large-scale attacks on US, warns FBI

Rediff.com5 Aug 2022

Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray on Thursday expressed concern that foreign terrorist organisations (FTOs), such as the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, may either launch or inspire large-scale attacks against the United States.

SC asks govt to inform missing Army captain's mother every quarter of steps taken

SC asks govt to inform missing Army captain's mother every quarter of steps taken

Rediff.com4 Aug 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to apprise an 83-year-old mother quarterly about the steps taken to trace her son, Captain Sanjit Bhattacharjee, who has been missing in action and is said to be lodged in a jail in Pakistan for over 25 years.

Was Pakistan airspace used in drone strike that killed Zawahiri?

Was Pakistan airspace used in drone strike that killed Zawahiri?

Rediff.com4 Aug 2022

The US drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri has raised questions over Pakistan's possible role in the raid amid reports suggesting that the country's airspace could have been used for carrying out the precision strike on the Al Qaeda chief's safe house in Kabul.

ED seals Young Indian office in National Herald premises

ED seals Young Indian office in National Herald premises

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday temporarily sealed the premises of Young Indian (YI) in the Congress-owned National Herald office in Delhi as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation, official sources said.

School's Final Goodbye To Warrior Student

School's Final Goodbye To Warrior Student

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

Flight Lieutenant Adivitiya Bal was killed in the line of duty along with Wing Commander Mohit Rana in last week's MiG-21 crash in Barmer. His school in Nagrota, Jammu, gave a final salute to a worthy ex-student.

Zawahiri's killing is a huge blow to depleted Al Qaeda

Zawahiri's killing is a huge blow to depleted Al Qaeda

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

Al Qaeda's reclusive chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who played a central role in the 9/11 terror attacks and later created the group's regional affiliate in the Indian subcontinent, was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Kabul, in the biggest blow to the global terror network since killing of its founder Osama bin Laden in 2011 in Pakistan.

The Doctor Who Became A Terrorist

The Doctor Who Became A Terrorist

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

Death came calling for the 71- year-old terrorist from the sky on Sunday morning in Kabul.

DON'T WORRY About The Rupee!

DON'T WORRY About The Rupee!

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

The currency market won't care for our moans, groans, cries and sighs. The rupee will find its own level, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

US used R9X Hellfire missile to eliminate Qaeda chief

US used R9X Hellfire missile to eliminate Qaeda chief

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

According to one American analyst, the "house that was struck was owned by a top aide to Sirajuddin Haqqani," who is now the interior minister in the Taliban government in Kabul.

ED raids National Herald office in Delhi, 11 other locations

ED raids National Herald office in Delhi, 11 other locations

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday raided a dozen locations including the head office of the Congress party-owned National Herald newspaper in New Delhi as part of an ongoing money laundering probe, officials said.

Taliban grossly violated deal: US on Zawahiri's death

Taliban grossly violated deal: US on Zawahiri's death

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

Blinken said the US will continue to act against those who threaten the country, its people and its allies.

Ayman-al-Zawahiri, from eye surgeon to most wanted terrorist

Ayman-al-Zawahiri, from eye surgeon to most wanted terrorist

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

Zawahiri served three years as a surgeon in the Egyptian Army, but his journey from an eye surgeon to becoming a most wanted global terrorist started after he met Laden in 1986, and joined Laden as his personal advisor and physician.

Prince Charles' charity fund accepted Osama family donation: Report

Prince Charles' charity fund accepted Osama family donation: Report

Rediff.com31 Jul 2022

According to The Sunday Times, Prince Charles met with the Al Qaeda founder's half-brother Bakr in London and allegedly agreed to accept GBP 1 million.

Zero tolerance for terrorism in all its manifestations 'must': India at SCO

Zero tolerance for terrorism in all its manifestations 'must': India at SCO

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

The external affairs minister reiterated India's position on Afghanistan and highlighted its humanitarian support to the war-torn country, including the supply of wheat, medicines, vaccines and clothing.

US, Taliban hold talks over $ 3.5 bn frozen Afghan bank reserves

US, Taliban hold talks over $ 3.5 bn frozen Afghan bank reserves

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

A US special envoy met senior Taliban representatives in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and discussed the issue of Afghan central bank reserves.

'All Of Us Adivasis Have Hope In Her'

'All Of Us Adivasis Have Hope In Her'

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

'What she did so far and what she will do now is secondary; the most important thing is a person from the Adivasi community has reached the top-most position in the country.'

'Why Won't Indian Players Play BBL?'

'Why Won't Indian Players Play BBL?'

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

'It won't diminish the IPL, it will only grow them as a brand.'

PIL filed in Bombay HC against renaming Aurangabad as Sambhaji Nagar

PIL filed in Bombay HC against renaming Aurangabad as Sambhaji Nagar

Rediff.com27 Jul 2022

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed on Wednesday in the Bombay high court challenging the Maharashtra government's decision to change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar.

Christmas Comes EARLY For Katrina!

Christmas Comes EARLY For Katrina!

Rediff.com26 Jul 2022

Ranveer gets an award... Lisa Ray travels back in time...

PIX: Unstoppable Duplantis vaults to a record of firsts

PIX: Unstoppable Duplantis vaults to a record of firsts

Rediff.com25 Jul 2022

Sweden's Armand Duplantis broke his own pole vault world record with a jump of 6.21 metres on Sunday on the way to winning his first gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

PIX: US men, women storm to 4x400m World relay gold

PIX: US men, women storm to 4x400m World relay gold

Rediff.com25 Jul 2022

The Italian and Japanese battled shoulder-to-shoulder as the leading pair in the final 4km, but the Italian coped well with the pressure and accelerated in the final 300m to seal the gold medal.

PICS: Canada stun US to win men's 4x100 relay gold

PICS: Canada stun US to win men's 4x100 relay gold

Rediff.com24 Jul 2022

Images from the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday, Day 9.

PICS: McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles World record

PICS: McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles World record

Rediff.com23 Jul 2022

Images from the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, Day 8.

Teesta part of plot to frame then Guj CM Modi in 2002 riot cases: SIT to court

Teesta part of plot to frame then Guj CM Modi in 2002 riot cases: SIT to court

Rediff.com20 Jul 2022

The Mumbai-based activist, currently in jail in Gujarat, has sought bail.

ED arrests Mumbai's ex-police chief in NSE phone tapping case

ED arrests Mumbai's ex-police chief in NSE phone tapping case

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested former Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey in connection with a money laundering case linked to the alleged illegal phone tapping of NSE employees, officials said.

All The Muslim Union Ministers

All The Muslim Union Ministers

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

It is for the first time in the history of Independent India that not a single Muslim is part of the Union Cabinet.

PICS: Rojas, Barshim win third straight World titles

PICS: Rojas, Barshim win third straight World titles

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

Images from the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday, Day 4.

Ballot boxes, not EVMs to decide fate of Murmu, Sinha

Ballot boxes, not EVMs to decide fate of Murmu, Sinha

Rediff.com18 Jul 2022

The EVMs, officials explained, are not designed to register this system of voting.

PIX: Bumrah leads India to thumping win over England

PIX: Bumrah leads India to thumping win over England

Rediff.com12 Jul 2022

Here's how Bumrah bamboozled England batters in the 1st ODI at the Oval in London on Tuesday...

'No Mean Feat': Tendulkar hails Novak Djokovic

'No Mean Feat': Tendulkar hails Novak Djokovic

Rediff.com11 Jul 2022

'He's a bit of God, I'm not gonna lie'

Cong 'exposes' BJP's 'links with terrorists'; slams 'fake nationalism'

Cong 'exposes' BJP's 'links with terrorists'; slams 'fake nationalism'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2022

The brutal killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan's Udaipur was a "terrorist incident", he said, alleging that Riyaz Attari, one of the main accused, was a BJP member since 2019.

NSE scam: CBI books ex-Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey for phone tapping

NSE scam: CBI books ex-Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey for phone tapping

Rediff.com8 Jul 2022

The CBI action comes following a complaint from the Union home ministry.

ED grills ex-Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in NSE co-location case

ED grills ex-Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in NSE co-location case

Rediff.com6 Jul 2022

The agency recorded his statement under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.

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