International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, acting on behalf of the Yazidis in Iraq, is calling for a formal investigation into Islamic State for the crime of genocide.Clooney, wife of Hollywood film star George Clooney, told the BBC's Fiona Bruce why she decided to represent the Yazidis -- an ethnic Kurdish group -- and why their cause was so important to her.Watch the interview HERE ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A video of a Sikh activist praying for the United States has gone viral a day after a Sikh man was shot in the arm by a man, who allegedly told him to 'go back to your country.' The activist, Valarie Kaur, made the powerful speech on December 31, 2016 at the ...DNA, 1 month ago
The hounding of Gurmehar Kaur by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its supporters may prove costly for the party. It has sparked outrage among several organisations and individuals representing the Sikh community. From signature campaigns to public statements by ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
The sinking of the Pakistan submarine Ghazi just before the 1971 War has remained an enigma for 45 years.As The Ghazi Attack releases nationwide on February 17, Rediff.com's Vipin Vijayan dives deep into the naval mystery. IMAGE: The USS Diablo (AGSS-479) that went to be rechristened as the PNS Ghazi. Photograph: Lieutenant Commander Tomme J Lambertson (retd)/US Navy The S-130 submarine was the crown jewel of the Pakistan navy. Having spent nearly two decades scanning the depths for the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
QUICK PILL The attempt Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has launched a $100 million project to find aliens It's called Breakthrough Listen, and he's even enlisted Stephen Hawking The goal? To find other occurrence of life in the universe The thought process ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal Krishna.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com While responding to a request for an urgent hearing in the matter of 'biometric information' based e-identity and 12-digit biometric unique identification (UID)/Aadhaar number-related projects, when the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar-headed three judge bench asked, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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