As the country celebrates International Women's Day on Tuesday, statistics reveal that India lags behind many countries, including its neighbours Pakistan and Nepal, when it comes to women's participation in politics.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has begun probing if the country's internal security too stood compromised because of the the 2G spectrum allocation to ineligible telecom operators during former Telecom Minister A Raja's tenure.
An octogenarian religious leader, who heads one of the largest temples in the US, has been convicted of molesting two young girls.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was aware that special commandos and Mi6 officers were to mount a secret mission in Libya, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.
Brazil's most famous party, the annual Carnival of Brazil, took off on March 4.
On a day the Supreme Court rejected Mumbai-based nurse Aruna Shanbaug's euthanasia plea, Rediff.com's M I Khan speaks to the mother of two teenaged boys suffering from a rare muscular disorder, whose appeal before the government that they be allowed to die, as they have been immobile for over a decade, remains unheard.
The Supreme Court while quashing the mercy killing petition for semi-comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug said India does not permit active euthanisa, where treatment is administered to end a patient's life. Shanbaug, it may be remembered is not under life-support treatment.
Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed claimed that India wants to "weaken the freedom movement" in Jammu and Kashmir under the pretext of talks with Pakistan.
India faces an increasing inflow of counterfeit currency, produced primarily in Pakistan, and terrorist and criminal networks use this money to finance their activities in the country, an official United States report has said.
Rediff.com's Uttam Ghosh slung a camera on his shoulders and joined a team of census officials with a tough job: enumerating the homeless in Mumbai.