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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......

Charged of sexual harassment, Pachauri back as TERI boss

Police probe still on; ex-parte stay against sexual harassment panel report and court permission to enter premises help NGO chief R K Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment by an employee working......

Finding peace, lessons learnt, in Texas

Though Texas was very much a work related stop, I received my opportunity for something similar to peace during my stay there, says N N S Chandra. I departed for Austin, Texas on May 26, only a day......

For Jayalalithaa, the ball is in Karnataka's court

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah greets AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa after her swearing-in as the state chief minister at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai on Saturday. Photograph: R......

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......

Economic revival? Govt, RBI must work in tandem

Growth in India is still languishing at lower levels. Consumers are understandably cautious, having seen a difficult period of sustained high inflation. Image: Reserve Bank of India (RBI)......

India Inc's shining stars and few who lost glory in 2014

2014 was a mixed bag for India Inc, few made it, few slipped. An employee uses a computer mouse inside an office. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters Sachin Bansal: India's e-tail poster boy For......

Peru Summit: Over 190 nations negotiate historic climate deal

The 12-day meeting has to agree on a draft agreement which would form the cornerstone of a historic deal to be signed in Paris in December 2015 and take effect by 2020. Image: Street performers......

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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