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Be very afraid of the biometric regime

There are unprecedented political implications of identification based on 'biological attributes of an individual,' such as employed by Aadhaar, warns Gopal Krishna. On April 20, an order was......

As PM leaves for Riyadh, here's what India promised at Nuclear Security Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi boards Air India One as he leaves for Saudi Arabia, wrapping up his two-day United States visit, on Saturday. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter Prime Minister Narendra......

Mrinalini Sarabhai transformed Gujarat's cultural life

Ahmedabad's cultural scene would not have gone beyond the garba, but for Mrinalini Sarabhai's pioneering efforts, says V Gangadhar who spent many years in the city. IMAGE: Mrinalini Sarabhai......

Iran, world powers agree on framework for nuclear deal

  US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press following Iranian nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne).......

Vote: India's newsmakers of 2014

The year 2014 has been an eventful one for India. The country got a new government and a new state, broke new frontiers in various fields and of course its share of controversies.  Rediff.com......

Indian islands to be developed under Swiss challenge model

Govt to soon appoint consultant to explore opportunities for shortlisted Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep island clusters. The Centre is going to implement a comprehensive plan to develop Andaman......

Meet the first Indian to head a Swiss company

'Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission,' Zubin Karkaria, CEO of the Kuoni Group and the first Asian to head a listed Swiss company, tells Niraj Bhatt. In the past......

Nirma cements $1.4-bn Lafarge India buyout

Ahmedabad-based firm to fund deal through equal amount of equity and debt. Nirma, the Ahmedabad-based detergent and soap maker, on Monday announced its acquisition of Lafarge India’s......

Fighting black money: Modi has failed to keep his promise

In his massive election rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi often caught voters fancy promising that each individual would get Rs 15-20 lakh in his bank account if he came to power, says N......

Land acquisition and democracy

Those who have a long-range mission of true nation-building will pay close attention to World Bank's new action plan for fairness in all matters of land use, says Rajni Bakshi. Image: World Bank......

The starry-eyed romance of Sridevi's Chandni

In our special series revisiting great Hindi film classics, Sukanya Verma looks back at Rishi Kapoor-Sridevi-Vinod Khanna starrer Chandni (1989). Some dreams are so scenic and snug, we want to......

Nizhalkuthu is a masterwork

It is the early 1940s; India is on the cusp of Independence.In a remote village in Nagercoil, on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, lives Kaliyappan (Oduvil Unnikrishnan), official......

People like Blatter deserve Nobel Prize, says Putin!

FIFA President Joseph S Blatter shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg,......

People like Blatter deserve Nobel Prize, says Putin!

FIFA President Joseph S Blatter shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg,......

More trouble for FIFA...Swiss authorities examine grants

A policeman stands in front of the FIFA headquarters. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by FIFA around the world as part of their......

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Blatter

Re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during news conference after an extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Saturday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters......

FIFA's Blatter faces division and suspicion as fifth term begins

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters FIFA President Sepp Blatter began his fifth term at the helm of......
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Indians need their own 21st century space

The hold of government and its agencies over India's citizens is pervasive. A t the core of colonial thinking is the belief that the people... ...

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Lots to do before we can rest

Often we sail down the road towards development, not fully aware of what lies ahead. That trend has shifted over the last decade, thanks to... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/pets-and-environment/210117/so-lets-talk-green-lots-to-do-before-we-can-rest.html
No longer 'rising', Africa pushed to the margin at Davos

By Sujata Rao DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - In this Swiss Alps town where the global elite have gathered to debate the world's problems, there... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/no-longer-rising-africa-pushed-margin-davos-165609662--sector.html
New Zealand court lets Low family replace trustees in 1MDB-linked case

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court on Friday approved a request by relatives of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho... ...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 disappoints Indians in the Gulf

Although the government and friendly media have declared the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2017 in Bengaluru as an unprecedented success in terms of... ...

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