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'Virtual hearing of cases is an excellent development'

'Coupled with e-filing procedures it would really enhance the ability of the judiciary to provide speedier justice.' IMAGE: The Supreme Court of India. Photograph: Dinesh Joshi/ANI Photo  ......

'The hope left for justice for my father gets crushed'

Jyoti Punwani reports on the strange case of Prashant Rahi, MTech, journalist, activist, now in solitary confinement in a Maharashtra prison. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   On......

As India watches, China grows powerful in Sri Lanka

Xi Jinping is winning the war without firing a shot in Sri Lanka, observes Colonel R Hariharan (retd). IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, bumps fists with China's State......

Charge officers sitting over vaccine production with manslaughter: HC

Officers sitting over untapped potential to make COVID-19 vaccines need to be charged with 'manslaughter' as it is leading to so many deaths, the Delhi high court said on Wednesday, observing that......

Delhi HC gives nod to Central Vista, calls it 'essential project'

Describing the Central Vista project as 'vital and essential', the Delhi high court on Monday allowed construction work on the project to continue and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioners......

GVR, the man who put the bite in Sebi's orders

In a tribute to GVR, former Sebi chairman C B Bhave says, a brilliant mind, he delighted in hard work and meticulous preparation. G V Ramakrishna (GVR as he was popularly known) breathed his......

Blow to India as US, UK courts confirm $1.4 bn award to Cairn

Courts in five countries including the US and the UK have given recognition to an arbitration award that asked India to return $1.4 billion to Cairn Energy plc - a step that now opens the......

Why's Modi going against his natural instinct?

The promise of a less suspicious government is surprising.What about the disconnect between the new business stance and earlier push to dictate the narrative in politics and public life, wonders T......

Cairn, govt discuss LTCG tax and Vivad se Vishwas scheme

Cairn wants a quick solution to its tax dispute to avoid prolonging and exacerbating the negative issue. During a series of hectic talks between Cairn Energy and the Indian government over the......

Budget cuts revenue expenditure on welfare schemes, salary, pension

The continuing fiscal stimulus is heavily tilted towards capex, to the extent that it chips away a part of revenue spending. Accounting for other areas of revenue expenditure, such as salaries,......

15 BEAUTIFUL stories, told on screen

Aseem Chhabra introduces us to the best of Berlinale. I usually spend 10 days of February in Berlin attending the Berlinale, the most exciting international film festival in Europe, in the early......

'People still remember me as the Chak De girl'

'I didn't even know where Bombay was before I came here.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shukla/Instagram "People still remember me as the Chak De girl!" Shilpa Shukla says with a laugh. It has......

'People told me shooting with Sanjay Dutt would be tough and problematic, but there was no trouble at all'

'I used to go to Sanjay Dutt, give him the scene, and then act it out.' 'He would say, 'Arrey, Girishbhai kar lunga'.' 'But I would insist: 'Nahin, main karke dikhane chahta hoon'.' He said this......

Which actress can play Kamala Harris in a movie? VOTE!

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kamala Harris/Instagram Ace politician, excellent orator and America's brand new Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris is a woman on top. Ever since she became the......

S P Balasubrahmanyam's TOP 25 Songs

Siva Sankar looks at S P Balasubrahmanyam's fantastic repertoire. S P Balasubrahmanyam passed away in his 75th year, and so we celebrate the singer with 75 of his top songs, in a multi-part......

When Milkha Singh chatted with Rediff Readers

Four years before the arrival of the new century, long before Facebook Live and InstaChats, arrived the Rediff Chat, the Internet's first forum where Readers could chat with Newsmakers. Among the......

Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympic Games

IMAGE: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. Photograph: Greg Martin/Reuters The Australian city of Brisbane moved closer to landing the 2032 Olympics on Thursday after......

Maradona sedated to help ease withdrawal symptoms

Maradona 'confused', to spend more time in hospital IMAGE: Fans of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, Walter Rotundo and his twin daughters Mara and Dona, who are named after Maradona, pose......

Australia, NZ cancel domestic first class competition

IMAGE: CA had already cancelled the last round of Australia's domestic first class season, leaving NSW top of the standings. Photograph: Cricket Australia/Twitter Australia's Sheffield Shield......

Day after, New Zealand coach 'feeling very hollow'

IMAGE: New Zealand coach Gary Stead. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Tuesday called for the ICC World Cup rules to be reviewed, saying the feeling is "very,......

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