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US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN human rights council

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council and condemned its "shameless hypocrisy" in absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those committing no......

Why we must salute HRLN

The Human Rights Law Network -- a group of committed lawyers, paralegals and social activists -- is making justice accessible to people who can't defend themselves, says Geetanjali......

UN releases first of its kind report on Kashmir; India reacts sharply

The United Nations on Thursday released first-ever report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and demanded an international probe into it, evoking a sharp......

Anti-Sterlite stir: 11 die in police action; TN government sets up inquiry panel

The National Human Rights Commission took cognisance of the violence and issued notices to chief secretary and the director general of police, calling for detailed reports in two weeks. IMAGE:......

FAQ: What is a living will, passive euthanasia?

“Human beings have the right to die with dignity.” That’s what the Supreme Court said on Friday while accepting living wills for terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia.......

Tanishq, TBZ, Kalyan under human rights lens

Totally 13 global brands were surveyed by NGO on whether they ensured human right protection while sourcing gold and diamonds Human Right Watch, a London-based NGO active in the field, has rated......

Mallya ordered to pay 200,000 pounds to Indian banks

Mallya is separately fighting extradition to India on fraud and money laundering charges worth an estimated Rs 9,000 crore The UK high court has ordered embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya to pay......

Artificial Intelligence: Where India stands

A culture of science and innovation must be embedded in society wherein people not only use new technology but understand it as well. Without this, obscurantism and blind faith can sit side by side......

Time ripe for structural changes in banking sector

India has a unique window of opportunity to effectuate long-lasting structural change in its banking sector, says Riju Agrawal. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Indian......

'Many attempts were made to damage Parmanu'

'There were so many attempts made to stop the film, damage our reputation...''Irrespective of all that, we got it released.''In trade language, they said Parmanu is a 100 crore movie, but it did 65......

'Sanju will touch your heart'

'Live and be joyful for what you have because one day, it will be all gone.'Manisha Koirala tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com what she now wants from life. Wise words from Manisha Koirala.......

'It was a terrifying phase of my life'

'Not being in front of the camera, that thought was scary.''At that time, Raju sir came in as a maseeha.' IMAGE: Dia Mirza as Maanayata Dutt on the Sanju poster. Dia Mirza plays Maanayata Dutt in......

Kaala: Neither Marx nor Manmohan Desai

'Kaala's sin is not that it is presented as a mouthpiece for its director Pa Ranjith's political viewpoints, but that it makes a travesty of them.''Ranjith turns Marx into merchandise, all the......

Russia's Kadyrov honours Egypt's Salah at gala dinner

IMAGE: Mohamed Salah. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed head of Russia's southern Chechnya region, hosted a dinner in honour of Egypt's football team......

Was Robbie Williams' gesture at World Cup rude?

'I can't imagine what Robbie Williams meant by that gesture' IMAGE: Robbie Williams performs during the opening ceremony. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters One of the directors of the World......

Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russia win

'The main victory is already won,' it said, praising an organisational effort in which a dozen stadiums have been built IMAGE: Russia President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Christian......

Song mocking Russian World Cup team goes viral

'Our team is, let's be frank, shit' IMAGE: Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov talks with players during training. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters A Russian comic's song which mocks the......

I respect religion but it has no place on sporting field, says Soumya

'I believe in all religions and follow their rules but you can't force it outside religious places' IMAGE: Soumya Swaminathan. Photograph: Soumya Swaminathan/Twitter Chess player Soumya......
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Soon, 'Life Box' will deliver hearts for transplant by drones

The new device, building by a team of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, will keep the heart in good condition for about eight hours.... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/soon-life-box-will-deliver-hearts-for-transplant-by-drones/20180623.htm
European think tank raises strong objections against UNHRC report on Kashmir, points out its pro-Pakistan bias

A think tank in Europe has raised strong objections to a 49-page Pakistan-centric report on Jammu and Kashmir prepared by the Office of the United... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-european-think-tank-raises-strong-objections-against-unhrc-report-on-kashmir-points-out-its-pro-pakistan-bias-2628289
Russia's Kadyrov honours Egypt's Salah at gala dinner

IMAGE: Mohamed Salah. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed head of Russia's southern Chechnya region,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/fifa-world-cup-russias-kadyrov-honours-egypts-salah-at-gala-dinner/20180623.htm
The illusion of secularism

Since 2014, we are far more aware of the communalism in India because of the entitlement felt by the “proud Hindu” brigade. Cartoon: Satish... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/the-illusion-of-secularism-news-columns-sgxlendedbbgd.html
Ex-U.S. nuclear envoy

[South Korea], June 23 (ANI): A former U.S. nuclear negotiator Joseph R. DeTrani, on Friday said, the decision taken by Seoul and Washington to... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/military-drill-suspension-powerful-confidence-building-measure-ex-us-nuclear-envoy-news-international-sgxh5Fciebcii.html

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