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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......

At UN Human Rights Council, India says it's secular, has no State religion

India on Thursday said it is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of minorities forms an essential core of its polity, as it came under criticism from Pakistan over......

US President Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraq

The new executive order, which will come into force on March 16, covers people from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.  United States President Donald Trump on Monday signed a......

Dazed by demonetisation twists? Read the new FAQ

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on November 8 that the pain due to demonetisation will ease within 50 days, yet within this duration the Reserve Bank of India has changed the rules at least......

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......

Urjit Patel: The 'known unknown'

The RBI governor-designate may be economical with spoken words, but is known for his sharp and critical writings “Known unknown” is an integral part of central banking lingo. Urjit......

8 promises Modi made on I-Day 2015: Some met, some are works-in-progress

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to deliver his third Independence Day speech on August 15, he is inviting ideas from citizens on issues he should speak on Speeding up financial inclusion,......

'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......

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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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,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/oh-these-first-time-actor-director-jodis/20170809.htm
Report

More than 21 lakh Indian technology professionals have applied for H-1B work visas in the last 11 years, an official report has said. The report of... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/625838/over-21-l-indians-applied.html
Offensive & Defensive

Despite the expressed intentions of the Treaties, the Paramount Power had always claimed and exercised powers independently with an inherent right... ...

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We're damned! Only 7% of large Indian dams have emergency action plans

As floods continue to wreak havoc in various parts of India, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has come out with a damning report on the... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/we-re-damned-only-7-of-large-indian-dams-have-emergency-action-plans-73881.html
CHRI urges Maldives to halt first executions in 60 years

The Maldives government has been urged to halt the execution of three death row prisoners in the island nation, which, if carried out, would... ...

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