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Sania's 'body is wearing down'; will retire after 2022

Sania's 'body is wearing down'; will retire after 2022

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India tennis star Sania Mirza announced on Wednesday that 2022 will be her last season, since her body is "wearing down" and motivation and energy for the everyday grind is not the same anymore.

2 IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision over Bengaluru airport

2 IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision over Bengaluru airport

Rediff.com12 minutes ago

The incident was not logged in any logbook and it was not reported by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) either, DGCA said.

IT, banking, FMCG shares drag Sensex down by 656 pts

IT, banking, FMCG shares drag Sensex down by 656 pts

Rediff.com15 minutes ago

Infosys fell the most among Sensex stocks, declining by 2.85 per cent. Among other IT stocks, TCS fell by 1.87 per cent, Wipro by 1.52 per cent, and HCL Tech by 1.70 per cent. NSE Nifty plunged by 174.65 points to close at 17,938.40.

No foreign chief guest at R-Day this year: Sources

No foreign chief guest at R-Day this year: Sources

Rediff.com23 minutes ago

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the cases rising, this would be the second year in a row when there would be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.

'Punjab is heading for a hung assembly'

'Punjab is heading for a hung assembly'

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'The fight is between the Congress and Akali Dal.'

SC to consider hearing PIL challenging use of EVMs

SC to consider hearing PIL challenging use of EVMs

Rediff.com27 minutes ago

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to consider listing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the Constitutional validity of a provision of the Representation of People Act which had led to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) instead of ballot papers for polls in the country.

New ODI skipper K L Rahul does a unique first

New ODI skipper K L Rahul does a unique first

Rediff.com27 minutes ago

In-form batter K L Rahul, who is leading India in the ongoing first One-Day International against South Africa, is only the third player to lead his country in a 50 overs game without having captained in 'List A' cricket previously.

Mulayam tried to persuade Aparna not to join BJP: Akhilesh

Mulayam tried to persuade Aparna not to join BJP: Akhilesh

Rediff.com53 minutes ago

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav tried hard to convince his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav to not join the Bharatiya Janata Party, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Wednesday and expressed his happiness that the SP's socialist ideology is expanding its reach.

India's 3rd Covid wave likely to peak on Jan 23: IIT prof

India's 3rd Covid wave likely to peak on Jan 23: IIT prof

Rediff.com1 hour ago

Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have already reached their peak in case numbers in the past seven days, said Manindra Agrawal, a professor at IIT Kanpur and one of the researchers associated with the Sutra Covid model.

Govt urged to cut customs duties on British alcohol

Govt urged to cut customs duties on British alcohol

Rediff.com1 hour ago

The apex body for liquor firms Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies has urged the government to gradually reduce customs duties on British alcoholic beverages under the proposed India-UK free trade agreement to support domestic players. India and the UK have formally launched negotiations for an FTA, under which duties would be reduced or eliminated on several goods traded between the two countries. The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) has also suggested the government to ensure that the UK allows the selling of domestic whiskies as 'Indian Whisky', irrespective of whether they are made from malt, grain spirits or molasses-based spirits.

Varun, Maneka out of BJP star campaigners list in UP

Varun, Maneka out of BJP star campaigners list in UP

Rediff.com1 hour ago

The duo has been victorious multiple times from Sultanpur and Pilibhit. In the recent rejig of the BJP national executive committee, the two were also dropped from that list.

SC pulls up states on disbursal of Covid ex gratia

SC pulls up states on disbursal of Covid ex gratia

Rediff.com1 hour ago

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up state governments for failing to disburse claims to the next of kin of COVID-19 victims, and issued a show cause notice to the Andhra Pradesh chief secretary as to why contempt action be not initiated against him.

'Acting like a dictator has been this govt's hallmark'

'Acting like a dictator has been this govt's hallmark'

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'I was feeling so suffocated under Yogiji's rule.'

Vote! Who Will Win The First ODI?

Vote! Who Will Win The First ODI?

Rediff.com1 hour ago

The first of three One day Internationals between India and South Africa will be played at Paarl starting 1400 IST this afternoon.

BPCL privatisation: How long will govt wait for the right suitor?

BPCL privatisation: How long will govt wait for the right suitor?

Rediff.com1 hour ago

In 2017, a consortium led by Russian state oil company Rosneft agreed to buy Essar Oil for $12.9 billion in India's biggest foreign acquisition of a homegrown company. Rosneft's buyout of Essar's assets was meant to herald a wave of energy investments in India - over six decades after Esso, Caltex and Shell invested in India's refining sector in the 1950s. But the government has tripped up in its efforts to sell Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), formerly Burmah Shell, a blue chip public sector company. Bidders include a couple of global funds and resources firm Vedanta.

Mumbai's Covid situation under control, no need for panic, BMC tells HC

Mumbai's Covid situation under control, no need for panic, BMC tells HC

Rediff.com2 hours ago

Mumbai's Covid situation under control, BMC tells HC

Should Politics Be Kicked Out of Campuses?

Should Politics Be Kicked Out of Campuses?

Rediff.com2 hours ago

College is where the manicured view of the world provided by one's family, encounters new trends. It is the dawn of exploration. Wishing for a sanitised bubble on campus appears hypocritical. The correct strategy, one would assume, is to weed out the violence while retaining the right to political debate, argues Shyam G Menon.

Obscene chat targeting Muslim women: Info sought from Clubhouse

Obscene chat targeting Muslim women: Info sought from Clubhouse

Rediff.com2 hours ago

The development comes a day after the Delhi Police's Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit which works under the supervision of Special Cell filed a first information report (FIR) against the unknown persons in the matter.

FUN LESSONS From Bollywood

FUN LESSONS From Bollywood

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Here's your chance to learn from the best in the field, on all kinds of topics -- from removing make-up to learning pole dance!

Bommai recovers from Covid, to review curbs on Jan 21

Bommai recovers from Covid, to review curbs on Jan 21

Rediff.com2 hours ago

The chief minister, who had tested positive for COVID on January 10, today resumed his day-to-day work from office, after recovery.

Tata Motors drives in CNG trims of Tiago, Tigor

Tata Motors drives in CNG trims of Tiago, Tigor

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Tata Motors on Wednesday forayed into the CNG segment with the launch of Tiago and Tigor trims, priced between Rs 6.09 lakh and Rs 8.41 lakh respectively (ex-showroom Delhi). The Tiago iCNG range is priced between Rs 6.09 lakh and Rs 7.64 lakh while the three variants of Tigor iCNG are tagged at Rs 7.69 lakh, Rs 8.29 lakh and Rs 8.41 lakh respectively. With the launch, the homegrown auto major plans to strengthen its position in the CNG market which has been growing at a fast pace. "It is very clear that the CNG segment is going to witness a steep growth over the next few years.

Heartbreak for France's Tan as she exits Aus Open on wheelchair

Heartbreak for France's Tan as she exits Aus Open on wheelchair

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Tan had to be assisted off court in a wheelchair at the Australian Open after suffering calf problems

Aus Open PIX: Nadal cruises; Barty demolishes Bronzetti

Aus Open PIX: Nadal cruises; Barty demolishes Bronzetti

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Images from Day 3 of the 2022 Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Why Australia cancelled Djokovic's visa

Why Australia cancelled Djokovic's visa

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Australian court sets Jan 20 to issue reasons for dismissal of Djokovic case

Covid ban on international passenger flights extended till Feb 28

Covid ban on international passenger flights extended till Feb 28

Rediff.com3 hours ago

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday.

Family rift to the fore as Mulayam's daughter-in-law joins BJP

Family rift to the fore as Mulayam's daughter-in-law joins BJP

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday.

Aus Open: Sania, Bopanna crash out in men's and women's doubles

Aus Open: Sania, Bopanna crash out in men's and women's doubles

Rediff.com3 hours ago

Sania Mirza along with her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok suffered an opening-round loss in the women's doubles event

Republic Day: High alert along Pathankot-Jammu highway

Republic Day: High alert along Pathankot-Jammu highway

Rediff.com4 hours ago

The security setup along the highway is on high alertness and checkings have been intensified as a measure to foil any design of anti-national elements, they said.

HCL Tech to hire 40,000-45,000 freshers for FY23 to meet attrition threat

HCL Tech to hire 40,000-45,000 freshers for FY23 to meet attrition threat

Rediff.com4 hours ago

HCL Technologies plans to double its fresher hiring for the upcoming financial year (FY23) as attrition continues to inch up. The company said that it will hire 40,000-45,000 freshers for FY23, up from 20,000-22,000 target for FY22. The company also stated that to ease supply-side constraints and to have access to diversified skills, it was expanding into other geographies over the next three-four quarters. "Some of the geographies that we are investing in to source talent include countries like Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Costa Rica. We are also ramping up our presence in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Fun, Flirty Cutout Styles

Fun, Flirty Cutout Styles

Rediff.com4 hours ago

These celeb-inspired silhouettes will have you breaking a sweat!

Azarenka backs COVID-19 vaccine mandate in tennis

Azarenka backs COVID-19 vaccine mandate in tennis

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Azarenka said she believed getting vaccinated was the socially responsible thing to do

INS Ranvir blast: Accidental death case registered, Navy chief condoles deaths

INS Ranvir blast: Accidental death case registered, Navy chief condoles deaths

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Earlier on Tuesday, the Indian Navy officials, in their statement, informed that 'in an unfortunate incident today at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, 3 naval personnel lost their lives in an explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir. Responding immediately, the ship's crew brought the situation under control. There is no major material damage', the officials said.

Bigg Boss 15: Devoleena backstabs Rashami

Bigg Boss 15: Devoleena backstabs Rashami

Rediff.com4 hours ago

It's a tough fight to win a ticket to the finale in the last two weeks of the show.

Who Is The Busiest Bollywood Actress?

Who Is The Busiest Bollywood Actress?

Rediff.com4 hours ago

Joginder Tuteja looks at stars with the most movies in the pipeline.

Govt gets Rs 6,651 cr interim dividend from 12 PSUs

Govt gets Rs 6,651 cr interim dividend from 12 PSUs

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The Centre has received Rs 6,651 crore as interim dividend from 12 public sector undertakings (PSUs) on Monday, edging towards its Rs 50,028 crore dividend target for the ongoing fiscal. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has transferred Rs 2,506 crore as a dividend tranche to the government, while NMDC and Nuclear Power Corporation of India transferred interim dividend of Rs 1,605 crore and Rs 972 crore, respectively. The government has received dividend tranches of Rs 913 crore from GAIL, Rs 351 crore from Hindustan Aeronautics, Rs 149 crore from Bharat Electronics, among others, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey tweeted.

Will You Wear These Saris, Ladies?

Will You Wear These Saris, Ladies?

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Take the poll and let us know.

Social media startup Pepul to launch on R-Day

Social media startup Pepul to launch on R-Day

Rediff.com5 hours ago

After raising Rs 10 crore in seed funding last week from investors like Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Freshworks founder Girish Mathrabootham and Silicon Valley based venture capitalist firm Hourglass Venture, Chennai-based social media startup Pepul told Business Standard that it is looking to raise around Rs 200 crore by June this year for expansion. The social media platform, focused on online ethical practices, will be launched by 1,000 entrepreneurs across the country on January 26. Pepul, founded by G Suresh Kumar, will be using an Aadhaar-based user verification system to get rid of fake accounts on its platform. "We are planning to raise around Rs 200 crore by June this year.

Badosa relishing life as a seed

Badosa relishing life as a seed

Rediff.com5 hours ago

Badosa said she felt in good shape even if she was having to get used to being the hunted

India reports over 2.82 lakh Covid cases in 24 hrs

India reports over 2.82 lakh Covid cases in 24 hrs

Rediff.com5 hours ago

The active cases have increased to 18,31,000, the highest in 232 days.

Reliance Jio topples BSNL as largest fixed line broadband provider

Reliance Jio topples BSNL as largest fixed line broadband provider

Rediff.com6 hours ago

In about two years of commercial roll out of its fixed-line broadband services, Reliance Jio has toppled 20-year-old state-run telecom company BSNL as top service provider in the segment. According to a monthly telecom subscribers report released by the telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday, Jio now leads the fixed-line broadband segment with 4.34 million customers. The segment had been dominated by the state-run telecom since its inception about 20 years ago.

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