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India, Egypt to step up defence ties, fight crime together

India and Egypt on Friday decided to significantly step up their defence and security cooperation to effectively deal with twin challenges of terrorism and radicalisation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks covering the entire expanse of ties. IMAGE: Prime Minister Modi and the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Read More


Pak lawmakers condemn Parrikar’s ‘hell’ remarks

Lawmakers in Pakistan’s Punjab assembly have condemned Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent statement that “going to Pakistan is like going to hell” and asked the government to summon the Indian ambassador to record a strong protest over it. Speaking on the point of order in the assembly, treasury member Ramesh Singh Arora said that Parrikar’s statement was “regrettable”. “India has not Read More


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And the crime capital of the country is…

The National Crime Records Bureau has released data for all crimes recorded in the country in 2015. Under various parameters, data has been classified to show how states and major cities fare.  Rediff.com accessed the data and here are the findings.  Crimes against women The year 2015 witnessed a reduction in crime against women as compared to 2014 with the registration Read More


9 ways to deal with the Kashmir crisis

The India-Pakistan slugfest over Kashmir is nothing new, either in terms of intensity of vitriol or in terms of the issues raised. Enough of opinions on the mutual grandstanding by the two nuclear armed South Asian neighbours. The question remains: What should be India’s strategy to deal with Pakistan? N A Prasad, a senior Research and Analysis Wing officer who Read More


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Economic growth can help deepen insurance coverage: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on September 1 expressed the hope that India will become a fully insured and socially secured nation as economic expansion gathers momentum over the years. “As the economy grows faster, I hope we will become a fully insured and socially secured nation over the years, and I am sure LIC can play a very big role Read More


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GDP growth slows to 7.1 per cent on poor show by agriculture, construction sectors

Indian economy grew at 7.1 per cent in April-June of the current fiscal, its slowest pace in the last six quarters, mainly due to slower growth in construction and agriculture sectors and contraction in the mining sector, as per data released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. Manufacturing and electricity growth pick up pace during the April-June quarter. The Read More


Did Karan Johar pay KRK 25 lakhs for positive Ae Dil Hai Mushkil tweets; Angry Ajay Devgn demands investigation

It’s an all out war between Ajay Devgn on one side and Karan Johar and Kamaal R Khan(KRK) on the other. Ajay Devgn is not pleased with KRK bad mouthing his film Shivaay which is clashing with KJO’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on the social networking site after initially speaking in its(Shivaay) favour. The actor suspected foul play and got Read More


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Prefer to die than stray from AAP values: Arvind Kejriwal on Sandeep sacking

Can you name the winner of the New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award 2015 or just simply tell us what is Yutu? If you think these questions are tough then digest this — these questions were framed for Class 1 student. While anyone has to take help of google to find answers, the Karnataka ICSE Schools Association (KISA) has Read More


Quality of engineers very sub-standard in India: ‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan

‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan on Thursday said that engineering institutes in the country are producing engineers of “very sub-standard” quality while underlining the paradox wherein IITians are heading to foreign countries for higher studies or better employment. Addressing a gathering here, Sreedharan appealed to the engineers to get a “different orientation, standard and mission for handling various infrastructure projects for Read More


WATCH: Multiple explosions rock SpaceX launch site in Florida

An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test. SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred shortly after 9 am, according to NASA. The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Buildings several Read More