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SL claims victory ahead of crucial UN rights vote

Sri Lanka has described the adoption of its periodic review of human rights at Geneva's United Nations Human Rights Commission sessions without a division as a victory and an acknowledgment of its......

NHRC report to UN blasts govt on AFSPA, NREGA

The National Human Rights Commission report prepared for the second universal periodic review, a mechanism created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006 for examining the universal......

Taj Mahal was made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons: Yogi

The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of "Bharat Mata's sons" and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday.......

SCARY! 59,000 farmer suicides linked to climate change

'The number of deaths attributable to warming is likely to rise in the future.' IMAGE: Suraj Govind, 9, the son of a farmer who committed suicide in Maharashtra, at a protest organised by farmers'......

India hits back at UN rights chief over Rohingya remark

Ambassador Rajiv K Chander, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, on Tuesday expressed its disapproval with remarks made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad......

The 5 men who will decide how funds get shared by Centre and states

The panel will also recommend a fiscal consolidation road map for the central and state governments, study the impact of GST on the divisible pool, and propose performance-based incentives for......

Infosys gets a month to fix GSTN glitches

Group of ministers to review progress every fortnight.Raghu Krishnan reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The group of ministers constituted to look into technical glitches in the goods......

A CEO of CEOs

'We have great demographics, and are the fastest growing large economy. And we save.''All of which is great for financial services,' Aditya Birla Capital CEO Ajay Srinivasan tells Niraj......

With inflation slowing, there is space for monetary easing: Arvind Subramanian

'GST is not only a daring experiment, but something that one can actually pull off.' The Economic Survey for 2016-17 will be a completely changed exercise. The one on the eve of the Union Budget......

They will help Urjit Patel to take a call on interest rates

Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua and Ravindra Dholakia have been appointed for 4 years The next policy rate to keep the Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation within two to six per cent would be fixed......

Review: Bombay Velvet is marred by weak storytelling

Bombay Velvet spends too much time on period details and loses focus, notes Aseem Chhabra. Towards the middle of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, Anushka Sharma’s Rosie Noronha stands on......

Oh, these first-time actor-director jodis!

Did you like Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela and 3 Idiots? When Shah Rukh Khan met Imtiaz Ali to team up for Jab Harry Met Sejal, everybody expected the screen to burst with......

Will these movies win an Oscar?

Here's looking at some brilliant movies. The Toronto International Film Festival was very good for American movies, especially the indie kind. The Oscar competition is going to be strong and......

Review: Neerja is an absolute must-watch

Sonam Kapoor is exceptional as Neerja Bhanot, says Raja Sen. One minute into Neerja, and Sonam Kapoor disappears. We meet, instead, Neerja Bhanot: a poised and cool Rajesh Khanna fangirl, a......

Magnificent 7: Most Memorable Characters, 2015

'Of the countless protagonists I encountered at the movies in 2015,' says Sukanya Verma, 'these seven are enduringly unique and notable. They possess that extra something that's not always on paper......

'Cricket needs to wake up. But how?'

'Put cricket, first and foremost, at the centre of every decision you take.''The bottom line must always be the sport that we love.'Rahul Dravid as eloquent as always in his M A K Pataudi Memorial......

The Muhammad Ali tribute you MUST read!

'Every Ali obituary I read made the point that he 'transcended his sport' -- a reference to the many battles he fought with America even as he fought in America.''What the obituaries leave out is......

Rahul Dravid's Pataudi Memorial Lecture: Full Text

Full text of Rahul Dravid's Pataudi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi. IMAGE: Former India captain Rahul Dravid delivering the Pataudi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi. Photograph: Twitter (@BCCI)......

Ajmal shuts down academy following threats from extremists

'The administration had apprehensions and security concerns and said it should be closed down until proper security arrangements made to run it' Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to......

WI spinner Shillingford suspended from bowling in international cricket

The International Cricket Council on Monday announced that an independent biomechanical analysis has found the bowling action of West Indies' off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and he has......
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Lucky 13? Global stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday... ...

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The 5 men who will decide how funds get shared by Centre and states

The panel will also recommend a fiscal consolidation road map for the central and state governments, study the impact of GST on the divisible pool,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/five-men-who-will-decide-how-funds-get-shared-by-centre-and-states/20171128.htm
US asks Pak to abolish blasphemy laws

The United States has asked Pakistan to abolish its blasphemy laws at the Universal Periodic Review held in Geneva on Monday, Dawn reported.... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/nov/14/us-asks-pak-to-abolish-blasphemy-laws/07812c95dbf675b8c34d5e88c215f85f
India asks Pakistan to end illegal occupation of PoK

[Switzerland], November 13 (ANI): India on Monday appealed to the Government of Pakistan at its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in the United... ...

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Amnesty International tells Pakistan to end enforced disappearances

[UK], Nov 7 (ANI): Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Pakistan to immediately end enforced disappearances. Alarmed by reports it... ...

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