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Why the govt is right in banning the BBC film

'There would have been no controversy had the convicted rapists been punished according to the law and met their maker! But our criminal justice system remains dysfunctional.' Ultimately, besides......

'The only two countries that could have given birth to Hollywood and Bollywood'

'We are two countries that, as Swami Vivekananda said in Chicago more than a century ago, have sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations on Earth.' 'People are......

The lasting image of Nelson Mandela is his smiling visage

For the anti-apartheid icon, all life and struggle were occasions to be relished with joy, says Shreekant Sambrani In her Nobel lecture last year (delayed two decades because of her incarceration)......

Rights abuse charges haunt Rajapaksa; Cameron gives ultimatum

Human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated in the war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam haunted Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit with UK Prime......

Savita only maternal death recorded in Ireland in 2012

Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, has recorded the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar as the only maternal casualty in 2012, which a new report has found was not true. The latest......

Vodafone judgement has set a precedent

The Vodafone judgement delivered by the Supreme Court in January, 2012, has set the cat amongst the pigeons.At a macro level it has the calculated effect of implicitly legitimising tax havens,......

India-born investor joins BlackBerry board

As Research in Motion goes through a major shake-up, Fairfax Financial founder Prem Watsa has taken a seat on its board, expanding it to 11 members.The BlackBerry smart phone maker has lost 90 per......

Murthy on why India faces major problems

Software icon N R Narayana Murthy has blamed poor public governance for major ills faced by the country such as illiteracy, malnourishment, lack of sanitation facilities and dismal food and power......

Maharatnas, Navratnas: India's best PSUs!

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, called public sector units 'the temples of modern India'. Since India's independence, PSUs have contributed significantly towards the growth......

New Bill to define independent directors' role

The role of independent directors on the board of Indian companies will be clarified in the new Companies Bill and their responsibilities will be made finite in terms of what they are answerable......

Publishers in a frenzy to release Liz Taylor memoirs

Get your lowdown on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! It has not even been a week since Elizabeth Taylor passed away but book projects on her have already been brought......

Kudos to Prakash for Madharaspattinam

Period films are something of a rarity in Tamil cinema. Director Vijay, who made a name for himself with Kireedam and Poi Solla Porom has taken up an ambitious project: bringing to life the Madras......

Elesh: Don't mind being called Mr Rakhi Sawant

Elesh Parujanwala -- the NRI businessman from Canada -- has managed to win over Rakhi Sawant's affections, as the two got engaged in a grand ceremony, aired on national television, last......

Turning surviving into an art

Jimi Mistry, who wears a turban gracefully, gives a dynamic performance in the part of a wronged and misunderstood man in the just completed independent film Partition directed by distinguished......

Some enchanted story!

Surely we could have seen more of Parminder K Nagra even in a film dominated by the glorious Anne Hathaway? But Ella Enchanted has consigned Nagra and a number of others, including Jimi Mistry and......

It takes more than gold to make a hero

When fencer Ruben Limardo set off for the London Olympics, he little imagined that he would be cheered through the streets of the Venezuelan capital Caracas on top of a truck on his return, and......

Irish athlete questioned over betting claims

Ireland's Olympic Council is investigating an allegation that one of its competitors at the London Games previously bet on an opponent to win an event in which they were both competing, a spokesman......

Euro 2012 qualifying: Spain, Germany cruise

The cream began to rise to the top of the Euro 2012 qualifying groups with World and European champions Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal all winning their matches in style on Friday. Spain......

England, Serbia close to World Cup berth

England and Serbia will clinch their places in next year's World Cup if they win their qualifying matches on Wednesday while three other European countries can also qualify if results go their......

India beat Israel in second ODI

Superb half-centuries by M Vijay (77), Cheteshwar Pujara (73) and Rajat Bhatia (55 not out) helped India Abeat hosts Israel by 90 runs in their second one-day international match in Ashdod on......
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Comedians & free speech

In 1968, a group of Russian dissidents wrote a letter to The Times asking Britons to support two writers who had been imprisoned for anti-Soviet... ...

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Mutability of the clock within

How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn.... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/mutability-of-the-clock-within/79593.html
Thirsty for Growth, Liquor Giant Taps African Market

By Peter Evans NAIROBI, Kenya--For 20 years, Leonard Odhiambo has run a thriving business off a dirt path in Kibera, the biggest slum in... ...

http://in.advfn.com/news_Thirsty-for-Growth-Liquor-Giant-Taps-African-Market_67961057.html
Anuradha Roy, the only Indian on the Man Booker Prize 2015 longlist

Anuradha Roy doesn't think nationalities have anything to do with literature—and yet, she cannot help fielding questions about how it feels to be... ...

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Mylan independence from Teva's embrace comes with a price

By By | Reuters 3 minutes 16 seconds ago (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV won a reprieve on Monday from its unwanted suitor, Teva... ...

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