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Legal aid in terror cases is shortcut populism: Rights group

Repealing the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and passing an anti-torture bill consonant with the Convention against Torture would have a more durable impact on malicious prosecutions than......

Cabinet okays ordinance to award death for rape of children

The Union cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, amid a nation-wide outrage over......

Saffron-Green nexus: India's Muslims must be wary

'The mobilisation is nothing but a political ploy -- a sort of a fixed match between Hindu and Muslim communal forces, towards polarisation, in a run-up to the next election,' argues Mohammad......

Trump keeps Iran nuke deal alive by waiving sanctions, but for 'last time'

United States President Donald Trump has kept alive the Iran nuclear deal by waiving economic sanctions, but warned European allies and Congress that it will be "for the last time" if they fail to......

Law panel moots life term for officials guilty of torture

Recommending life in jail for public servants convicted of torture, the Law Commission has said the government should ratify a UN convention to tide over difficulties in extraditing criminals......

Modi govt set to script a new chapter in India's growth story

The passage of the Bankruptcy Code could set the stage for other important legislation that may see India undergo more economic change than all governments combined since the reforms implemented by......

M&As can negatively impact workforce, is there a way out?

Mergers are not just about balance sheets or marketing synergies; they are also about those who make the synergies real, says Shyamal Majumdar. A new chief executive officer (CEO) takes charge and......

32 Bills to be tabled during Budget session

The UPA government has decided to introduce two contentious bills -- the Goods and Services Tax Bill and the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill -- in the budget session of Parliament that kicks off......

Club Railways and plan panel with FinMin: BJP

Batting for radical financial reforms, the BJP suggested on Friday abolition of the Finance Bill and clubbing of Railways and Planning Commission with the finance ministry, which it said should be......

10 Awful Films of 2017

Sukanya Verma's pick of this year's 10 most unpleasant is a mix of ghastly gone gaga, bilge that makes one reconsider their profession and faith-shattering misfires from the masters. It's that time......

Review: The Revenant is a big-screen epic for the ages

The Revenant is a devastating, visually jawdropping film that, for all its sins of tedium, makes up with scale what it lacks in artfulness, feels Raja Sen. Blood stands for beauty in The......

Review: Watch Ghayal Once Again only for Sunny Deol

Ghayal Once Again starts out wobbly but gains substantial momentum till interval point, only to go completely haywire in its latter half, writes Sukanya Verma. Every single time Sunny Deol got......

'Girls called me the sexiest villain'

'My parents once went to watch Rajkumar Kohli's Insaniyat Ke Dushman. In the film, I "rape" Anita Raaj.' 'My father was very upset. My mother left the theatre.' 'Years later, my father asked me to......

How to find your ghost (and keep it!)

Want to get your spook on this Halloween? Just follow these rules.Halloween arrives every year on October 31. For my Indian brethren who remain untainted by the 'evil' Western culture that our......

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

White triumph caps golden century for United States IMAGE: Silver medalist Ayumu Hirano of Japan, gold medalist Shaun White of the United States and bronze medalist Scotty James of Australia pose......

Aus Open images: Clijsters, Nadal merciless

Belgium's Kim Clijsters inflicted the dreaded 'double bagel' on Russian Dinara Safina with a 6-0, 6-0 first round blowout at the Australian Open on Tuesday. It was an embarrassingly lop-sided......

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Click here for moreNalin JainVery nice work with the commentary Prem.Quite different perspective from the commentary on cricinfo.org.Excellent. keep it up and thanks.--------------Anandamoy......

Greece imposes 'no go' areas

Europe's biggest and longest peacetime security operation went into force on Sunday when "no go" areas were imposed in Athens for the Olympic Games starting in mid-August.The measures, which dwarf......

Termite helps Iraq get back the boxing bug

Texan pest controller Maurice "Termite" Watkins went to Iraq a year ago to kill bugs. Now, he is preparing Iraq's national boxing team for the Olympic Games.It did not take long before word got......
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Cabinet okays ordinance to award death for rape of children

The Union cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/ordinance-to-award-death-for-raping-children-likely/20180421.htm
India's Muslims must be wary

'The mobilisation is nothing but a political ploy -- a sort of a fixed match between Hindu and Muslim communal forces, towards polarisation, in a... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/saffron-green-nexus-indias-muslims-must-be-wary/20180415.htm
Woman given triple talaq after she failed to meet dowry demands

A woman was given triple talaq on February 14, as she failed to meet the dowry demands by her husband's family.Rahanuma Khatoon's in-laws asked her... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/woman-given-triple-talaq-after-she-failed-to-meet-dowry-demands-118031900729_1.html
Minorities' persecution and blasphemy laws in Pakistan

Another Christian is struggling for his life in Pakistan following blasphemy allegations against him. The man who belongs to Lahore, a city with... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/minorities-persecution-and-blasphemy-laws-in-pakistan-news-columns-sdpsxnfhjdcaf.html
Study

A new study released on the occasion of International Sex Workers Rights Day, has found that “rescue and restore missions have not only... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-sex-workers-need-saving-from-saviours-more-than-anything-else-study-2590434

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