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'Why are politicians handing over our forests to corporate houses?'

'How can protecting our forests be described as anti-national and promoting the economic interests of a company like Essar Energy with its head office registered in London be called as having......

In 2011, NGOs in India received Rs 10,334 crore from overseas

Who are the NGOs in India with maximum funding in India? Which are the countries funding them? How many NGOs are registered under the law? Vicky Nanjappa finds out. Following the Intelligence......

'Getting to Zero' this World AIDS day

The World AIDS Day 2012 Campaign theme of the United Nations is "Getting to ZERO". "Getting to Zero" means zero new infection, zero discrimination, zero HIV/TB infection, zero human rights......

Hindus in Pak protest for law to register their marriages

Pakistan's minority Hindu community has protested the prolonged delay in the approval of a law to register their marriages, saying the lack of legislation affected the inheritance rights of women.......

Fear still stalks CRPF-protected Nandigram

As the winter night descends on Nandigram, people return to their violence-scarred homes to spend yet another night in fear. Though the situation is returning to normal with schools, shops and......

Half of investments in emerging markets go via tax havens

Nearly half of the money that multinationals and wealthy investors poured into emerging markets in 2011 came via tax havens, resulting in revenue losses for poor countries, anti-poverty campaigners......

Climate summit: Developed world's sleight of hand

Senior environmental journalist Darryl D'Monte will cover the annual climate change conference in Cancun for Rediff.com This is the second of his despatches from Mexico: As debates at the UN......

Pressure mounts on Vedanta Resources

UK-based metals major came under more pressure as it was revealed on Tuesday that one of its group companies, Balco, is a supplier of refined aluminum to the Indian defence sector. This information......

'Church of England should stop Vedanta mining'

Pressure is mounting on the Church of England, a stakeholder in the British mining giant Vedanta, to 'use its power' to stop it from exploiting bauxite in the mountains of Orrisa, considered sacred......

Vedanta faces heat from activists again

Campaigners from Hamburg-based (Germany) think-tank World Future Council, along with British charity ActionAid, protested against the Church of England and Middlesbrough Borough Council on Monday......

Shabana Azmi-Javed Akhtar's lunch with Robert de Niro

On Tuesday, Hollywood actor Robert de Niro was in Delhi, en route to Goa, for a Tehelka enclave, where he was to share opinions with intellectuals from across the country. In Delhi, a......
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