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How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political......

Election 2014: Modi versus Macaulay's ghost

The post-mandate comments that ‘darkness has descended on India’ show the kind of opposition Narendra Modi has to overcome. It is this aspirational India that is attempting to throw......

The Great Escape: India's unsung war heroes

Three Indian Air Force fighter pilots held as Prisoners of War in a jail in Rawalipindi made a heroic escape. They reached as far as the Pak-Afghan border in Pakistan’s Wild West -- within......

Astra missile debuts from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter

A fighter aircraft’s lethality in air-to-air combat is governed by the air-to-air missile that it carries. Since the Independence, the Indian Air Force has mounted French, Russian and British......

Will the soldiers at the Siachen Glacier get to vote?

The Election Commission must ensure that soldiers, paramilitary forces and railway employees who work outside their home states are given proper avenues to cast their votes, says Colonel Anil A......

Confirmed: UK rail enquiries India-bound

A leaked document from British private rail companies has confirmed that the National Rail Inquiries Service is shifting to India as part of the call centres relocation process.By next summer all......

Indian Railways and the case of privatisation

'So far, the private sector's participation in railways has been muted in India, compared to sectors like ports, telecom, electricity, airports and roads.' Image: Indian government is in the......

Can Ratan Tata rescue the sinking Railways?

A new leadership is needed to replace the present culture of indifference and corruption with one of loyalty and commitment, notes Subir Roy. The timing could not have been more inauspicious. The......

Pvt players may run freight, passenger trains in India

A high-powered panel constituted by the Centre to reform Indian Railways is likely to recommend entry of private players in running freight as well as passenger trains, producing rolling stock such......

Of websites and factories

Regulating the internet only as a medium is somewhat similar to regulating electricity only as a driver of the TV industry, says Ajit Balakrishnan. It is a source of unending fascination for me......

Review: Godzilla is back with a bang!

Director Gareth Edwards delivers a satisfactory reboot of the iconic monster movie, says Sukanya Verma. Few feelings compare to the raw thrill of witnessing a man versus beast spectacle on......

Abhijeet Sawant assaulted after road mishap

Indian Idol star Abhijeet Sawant was beaten up by an irate crowd in Mumbai after his friend and reality show participant Prajakta Shukre rammed her car into a scooter injuring two teenagers,......

The highlight of Endhiran/Robot

After Mani Ratnam's bilingual film Raavan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in another bilingual called Endhiran in Tamil, and Robot in Hindi. The film is one of the most-awaited films of the......

Making Music, Raja-style

What is really left to say of a man who practically redefined Tamil cinema music?Starting from the seventies, he has composed more than 4500 songs (and still counting), worked on more than 900......

How Robert Pattinson is related to Dracula!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Twilight actor Robert Pattinson is related to Vlad-the Impaler, the Transylvanian leader who served as the......

How father's mantra guided Hamilton to become World Champion

'Who would ever have thought it of us Hamiltons turning up at the track in the first year in karting, the only black family there' Hamiton's granddad moved to London to find work on London......

Pietersen accuses scribe of reporting 'complete and utter lies'

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly slammed reports that team director and head coach Andy Flower was so fed up with the enigmatic batsman's attitude that he had issued a 'KP or him'......

Games security stayed in shadows, kept focus on sport

From ordinary police on the beat to the shadows of Britain's security establishment, the sighs of relief are almost audible. Terrorism is an act of theatre, an adage goes, but thanks to firm and......

Strike threats loom over London Games

Strikes by train drivers and passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday that they risked public anger if the......

Britain may call in more troops to police Games

Britain may have to call up yet more soldiers to police the Olympic Games, the government said on Wednesday, after a failed private sector recruitment drive left an embarrassing hole in security......
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UEFA backs off FIFA presidential …

European soccer nations say they will not boycott the FIFA congress, where Sepp Blatter is up for re-election as president. Football Association... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/latest-uefa-backs-off-fifa-125714030.html
Heavy Russian military build-up near Ukraine border

Khutor Chkalova (Russia): Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery... ...

http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/world/russia-ukrain-conflict-military-build-up.html
Indulge in luxurious rail trips in Rajasthan that showcase India this summer

In the fast paced world we live in today, why tour a destination by rail? As uninspiring as it may sound, the reality is that it is one of the most... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/travel/indulge-in-luxurious-rail-trips-in-rajasthan-that-showcase-india-this-summer/articleshow/47442186.cms
Here's the full transcript

My Lords and members of the House of Commons. My government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. It will adopt a one... ...

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Exposure to traffic earns you a potbelly

Scientists say main roads often result in noise pollution from traffic, which can have an adverse reaction on residents sleeping patterns and their... ...

http://www.tehelka.com/exposure-to-traffic-earns-you-a-potbelly/

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