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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......

Full text: What Modi, Obama agreed on

This is the joint statement issued by the ministry of external affairs on the visit of US President Barack Obama to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama assessed the......

Minority report: Is the number of Hindus reducing?

Eight states and Union Territories have Muslim share of population in excess of national average of 13 per cent. Mayank Mishra reports A man takes part in a religion conversion ceremony from......

When the next US defence secretary spoke to Rediff.com

Image: Then US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton B Carter, now tipped to be America's new defence secretary, greeted by then national security adviser Shivshankar Menon on his visit to New Delhi.......

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......

RBI sets stiff terms for niche bank licences

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday paved the way for niche banking by issuing draft guidelines for setting up payment banks and small banks.  While payment banks will offer remittance......

Public sector banks can get a big leap forward

A Bank Investment Company to act as a holding company for state-owned banks would go a long way in minimising government interference and improving governance, says Pratip Kar. A definitive......

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......

Lindsay Lohan's sexy white dress is a hit!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Lindsay Lohan's sexy, all-white, form-fitting, mid-thigh dress, which she wore to court, has been selling like hot......

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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Reason to feel optimistic

Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Budget of the Union for the year 2015-16. 2. I present this Budget in an economic environment which is far... ...

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Post Budget Reactions from different industry Players

Mr. Gaurav Goenka, MD Mirah Hospitalitysaid, The budget overall has been very positive keeping the growth of the Nation in mind. The only... ...

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CEO Point Of View

|22:17, Updated at Sat, Feb 28 at 22:17Source : Moneycontrol.com N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS The FM has delivered a bold, far... ...

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Politics or history What is Pakistans bigger problem

In the good old days, scholars, diplomats and, of course, political leaders from India often thumped their chests with pride as they pronounced... ...

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Full text of Arun Jaitley's Finance Budget 2015-16 speech

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Thursday aimed at high growth,... ...

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