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Why the law on sedition needs to be scrapped

'The best remedy would be to scrap Section 124-A of the IPC, a colonial vestige, altogether.''However, if legislators don't want to do so, they can do two things.''They can formally amend Section......

Right to privacy is deeply linked to national security

Admittedly, EVMs too have a UID number and any convergence of data can make the secret ballot system a party of history, warns Dr Gopal Krishna in the 5th part of his series against Aadhaar.......

Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty

Aadhaar-related schemes and the Aadhaar Act exist on the assumption that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right. The SC's verdict has totally demolished this flawed assumption, says Dr Gopal......

Iran votes to elect President

People in Iran are casting their votes on Friday to elect their 12th President. The polls will have huge impact on the country’s international ties and foreign policy. President Hassan......

My rights end where yours begin

Freedom of speech and expression does not merit debate; it exists with conditions to regulate its use. However, a citizen's rights end where another citizen's begin, says Shambhavi Ravishankar.......

Why didn't HSBC feel the need to apologise in India?

A cross-country journalists’ initiative to identify the account-holders in the discredited institution resulted in the naming of over 1,00,000 of them worldwide, with about 1,000 in India.......

SE Asia ready to build, but will investors come?

Indonesia is seeking European investors for $9 billion worth of water, road, air and seaport projects in what will be a litmus test of Southeast Asian countries' ability to seize on ripe financial......

HSBC gets Indian-origin executive to head internal audit

Indian-origin Manveen Pam Kaur will takeover as the Internal Audit head of global banking major HSBC from April.The appointment comes amid the HSBC looking to strengthen its capabilities and......

Money laundering case: HSBC to pay $1.9 bn fine

HSBC Holdings Plc has agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a multi-year US criminal probe into money-laundering lapses at the British lender, the largest penalty ever paid by a bank.HSBC admitted......

HSBC might pay $1.8 bn money laundering fine

HSBC Holdings Plc might pay a fine of $1.8 billion as part of a settlement with US law-enforcement agencies over money-laundering lapses, according to several people familiar with the matter.The......

Emma Watson, Beyonce, J-Law: UK's TOP 10 feminist icons

Has your favourite star made the cut?A nationwide poll conducted by British fashion house Rose & Willard drew up a list of the country's top 10 feminist icons. Founder Heidy Rehman said......

Review: Taken 3 takes logic for granted

The worse thing about Taken 3 is that it hints at a sequel, says Paloma Sharma. I loved Taken. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Taken was special for every girl who, as the cycle goes, felt the......

Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper: Sexiest man alive? VOTE!

People magazine has announced its verdict. Your turn now! Australian actor Chris Hemsworth was named the sexiest man alive recently.The 31-year-old joined the esteemed list of some major......

Four years after her death, Brittany's last film set to release

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywood, right here! Brittany Murphy's last film, Something Wicked, directed by Darin Scott, is set to release next month.  The film comes......

Oscars 2011: Winners at a Glance!

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. There were quite a few surprises and many more expected nods. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold:Best PictureBlack SwanMike......

Kumble-led ICC committee recommends ban on saliva due to pandemic

'The Committee also noted the medical advice that it is highly unlikely that the virus can be transmitted through sweat' IMAGE: England pacer Stuart Broad uses saliva to shine the ball.......

Buzz: ICC opens anti-corruption investigations into Qatar T10 League

All that's transpired on and off the cricket pitch on Wednesday. IMAGE: (Picture for representational purpose only) Virender Sehwag with Shahid Afridi. Photograph: T10League/Twitter The......

10 GREATEST World Cup matches

The 12th edition of the World Cup will be held in the United Kingdom from May 30 to July 14. Hosts England take on South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval in London, on Thursday, May 30.......

Windies pave way for Pollard to return for World Cup

Cricket West Indies president Skerritt said selectors would be allowed to pick all players who make themselves available. IMAGE: Kieron Pollard has been in good form with the bat for Mumbai......

Cricket Buzz: Dananjaya to assess action in Brisbane

IMAGE: Akila Dananjaya (2nd from right) was reported by match officials for a suspect bowling action during Sri Lanka's loss in the opening Test in Galle but was allowed to carry on playing till......
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