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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......

Indian blockade more inhuman than war: Nepal PM

Nepal's new Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Friday said that the blockade of key border points with India is 'more inhuman than a war' as he criticised New Delhi for raking up alleged rights abuse......

Will these India-China army exercises achieve anything?

'The focus on countering terrorism brings to the issue Beijing's non-serious approach in this regard. India's permanent representative at the UN has raised in vain the issue of funding and the......

'Himalayan glaciers are melting, but will still exist by 2099'

'Himalayan glaciers are expected to become smaller, and small glaciers will have disappeared, but by no means will all glaciers have melted by the end of the 21st century,' glaciologist Professor......

'Climate deal cannot be achieved by passing burden of action'

India has said it would reduce carbon emissions relative to its GDP by 33 per cent to 35 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. Expressing disappointment with the low level of ambition displayed by......

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of......

Plan to buy a low-cost house? You may pledge PF contributions

The proposal will be vetted by a sub-committee on Wednesday for making final recommendations to the Central Board of Trustees EPFO's trustees will consider a proposal to allow its subscribers to......

Why India needs bankruptcy code urgently

A front-page item in the June 14 edition of this newspaper ("Infrastructure companies' debt woes worsen") indicates that the debt burden of several Indian infrastructure companies has risen to......

2014-15 a year of financial sector reforms

Capital infusion, infra financing, FDI in insurance etc among the many noteworthy changes. The year 2014-15 could well go as one of long-pending financial sector reforms, expected to have a lasting......

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......

Sukanya Verma's Best Films of 2014

Rediff's film critic Sukanya Verma lists her top Hindi movies of 2014. It was a rather blah year from Bollywood. Until the first quarter, 2014 appeared to progress at a rollicking pace, quite a few......

Review: Boyhood is just bearable

Once the initial wide-eyed worship of the filming process fades away, all that Boyhood leaves you with is a faint sense of nostalgia and not much else, says Paloma Sharma. Richard......

Review: Karle Pyaar Karle is a waste of time

‘Logic gets suspended here as easily as gravity in space and there is no motivation whatsoever behind any action in Karle Pyar Karle,’ feels Paloma Sharma.  Game on! Phew! Just......

Review: Not a FALTU idea after all

Ankur Pathakreviews FALTU. Post YOUR reviews here!When charting out a film that takes you to the college hallways, introduces an ideal group of 'buddies', and shows all things vibrant and......

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......

Can't force India into accepting DRS: ICC

Left red-faced after the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in Indiaopposed the Decision Review System at the Executive Board Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the ICC on Thursday said it will not force......

ED's notice to BCCI regarding IPL II fund transfer

The Enforcement Directorate has issued notice to the BCCI to explain transfer and routing of funds to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore in the conduct of the second season of Indian Premier League cricket......

ICC keeps minnows in loop for 2015 World Cup

Associate nations, like Ireland and the Netherlands, may not be dumped out of the 2015 cricket World Cup, as the ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) on Monday recommended that there should be a......
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