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Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who reigned the North African country for almost 30 years and stepped down from his post following a popular revolution in 2011, breathed his last on......

Risk needs to be taken in Kashmir

'The return of violence in Kashmir justifies government precautions, but risk has to be taken.''We need to act and ensure that risk is converted to gain through direct interaction with Kashmir's......

Dangerous to be a journalist in today's world

Journalists all over the world have been disappearing and some have never been heard again, says Narain D Batra.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Journalism is a hazardous profession. CBS News......

'Who can prove ISIS is popular?'

'If ISIS was popular, they don't need to use violence.''The strategy of violence is a false interpretation of Islam.''The main victims of ISIS violence are Muslims.' IMAGE: Islamist State fighters......

'Modi has an attitude like Alexander for Kashmir'

100 days have passed since the current unrest in Kashmir began.As a tentative normalcy returns to the valley, Kashmir remains on edge.Tariq Hamid Karra, who resigned from the PDP and as the Lok......

Why the middle-class across the world is angry

There are few periods in human history that have seen worldwide expressions of middle-class angst like the current one has. In India, this expression takes the form of - sometimes tacit and......

S&P downgrades Egypt's sovereign rating

Standard & Poor's has downgraded its sovereign credit rating of Egypt, citing weak political and economic conditions, especially after violent clashes earlier this month.The rating of Egypt has......

New York and the New World

Financialised masses not only provide feedstock inputs but are also voters whose political support for funded savings cannot be taken for granted, says Ajit Balakrishnan.My office in New York, at......

Mobile phones: A button to send emergency alerts!

In a bid to help pro-democracy campaigners, the US government is developing a mobile phone with a 'panic button' that can wipe out its address book and send emergency alerts.The new technology also......

Want the perfect movie holiday? Click here!

The best of India and the Middle East, now at the Dharamsala Film Festival. Mountains. Movies. And a possible glimpse of the Dalai Lama. Yes, one can have it all at the Dharamsala International......

Marion Cotillard, Clooney, Gaga: Humanitarians of Hollywood

Ever wondered what happens when Hollywood A-listers turn protestors? Take a look.There exists a rare breed of showbiz celebrities who are just as passionate about social causes close to their heart......

Terrific films at the Toronto Film Festival

Gems from Toronto: Gender conflict in India, revisiting American slavery, and the fount of the Arab spring. A freed slave, who is also a gifted violinist living in a New York city with his wife and......

PIX: Egypt erupts in jubilation after sealing first World Cup berth in 28 years

IMAGE: Egyptians celebrate after their football team defeated Congo in the World Cup qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters Egypt's capital crackled with......
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