Ethics

  • Adopt stray dogs, appeals Raveena Tandon September 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon, who has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for its dog adoption campaign 'Puppy Love: Adopt, Don't Buy', urges people to adopt homeless dogs from the streets and shelters. The 38-year-old has already set an example by adopting five stray dogs. In...
  • NHRC seeks Health Ministry views on clinical trial guidelines August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has written to Union Health Ministry seeking their views on draft guidelines on clinical trials including compensation and risks involved. The guidelines, framed by an expert committee of NHRC, has suggested that ethics committees should be set up in all institutions undertaking studies...
  • UPSC releases sample paper on 'ethics' for civil services August 13, 2013

    "What do you understand by spirit of service and commitment?" Civil services aspirants will face questions like this that will test their attitude to issues like probity in public life and problem solving approach in the paper on 'ethics, integrity and aptitude', introduced in the Mains examination from this year. A...
  • Sonakshi Sinha join forces with PETA, appeals fans to adopt cats, dogs August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the International Homeless Animals' Day, which falls Saturday, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has featured in an advertisement urging her fans to adopt cats and dogs. The actress, who has joined forces with animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for the advertisement,...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum two-year interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • FICA refers Siva's election to ICC Ethics Officer June 27, 2013

    Melbourne: The furore over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players representative in the ICC refuses to settle with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations now referring the matter to the ICC Ethics Officer for an independent investigation. "FICA has tried all we can to get the ICC to refer this matter...
  • 'Wipro one of the world's most ethical cos' March 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Wipro Ltd on Wednesday said it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies, for the second year in a row. The Ethisphere Institute is an international organisation dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing...
  • Sherlyn Chopra advocates animal birth control February 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Sherlyn Chopra is advocating animal birth control as part of a programme by People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). "Let us spread the good word of ABC - Animal Birth Control. Why? The bottomline is that animals would if they could, but sadly or unfortunately they cannot use condoms,...
  • A big no to animal cruelty: Trisha Krishnan February 7, 2013

    Tamil actress Trisha Krishnan is associated with (People for ethical treatment of animals)PETA. She is participates in most activities organised by the organisation. She was also invited as chief guest of the Blue Cross dog show in Chennai. Trisha says she is pure vegetarian and is of a strong opinion that we...
  • Need to keep ethical quotient high in country: Advani January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday said citizens and the government should ensure that there is no compromise on the need to keep the ethical quotient high in the wake of recent "painful" developments, including the gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in the capital. In a message...
  • Trisha Krishnan against cruel experiments on dogs November 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Southern actress Trisha Krishnan has written to the government seeking due action to release 70 beagles, who have reportedly been imported from Chinai as 'pets', but are likely to be used for some experiments. Trisha, a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has demanded that the...
  • PETA urges Campbell to cancel elephant polo match November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: British supermodel Naomi Campbell's planned elephant polo match for boyfriend Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthday bash in Jodhpur has been criticised by animal activists group PETA. The 42-year-old is reportedly planning the match during the four-day long birthday celebrations. "PETA India urges Naomi Campbell to respect elephants and Indian wildlife and immediately...
  • Too much sex can be a bad thing, says Sunny Leone July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Seductively winking her eye next to the caption 'Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing. Sterilise Your Dogs and Cats', Indo-Canadian 'Jism 2'star Sunny Leone stars in a brand-new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. Leone – who was named 2003 Penthouse Pet...
  • NHRC mulling 'code of ethics' for corporates April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Controversies over land acquisition and labour unrest involving big businesses have prompted the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to come up with a "code of ethics" for corporates. A draft report in this respect has been submitted to the NHRC by New Delhi-based Institute of Corporate Sustainability Management (ICSM)...
  • Snapshot: PETA's coat festooned with baby limbs December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: An activist of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) holds a baby as she walks on road wearing a coat festooned with the limbs of baby dolls protesting against the sale of leather goods at International Leather Goods Fair in Kolkata, Friday, February 17, 2012. (AP...
  • Hema Malini named PETA 'Person of the Year' December 21, 2011

    New Delhi: For raising her voice to oppose cruelty to animals and her staunch commitment to a vegetarian diet, veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini has been named the person of the year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The Dream Girl on behalf of PETA recently wrote a...
  • Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis gets naked for PETA September 14, 2011

    Los Angeles: George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis is the latest celebrity to strip down for animal rights group PETA, unveiling her campaign and her naked body in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Shoppers on ritzy Rodeo Drive got an eyeful of Canalis as she posed next to her nude, black-and-white campaign...
  • Man works for 43 years - without a day off January 29, 2011

    London: A Briton, who works as a surveyor for a local council, has been on the job for 43 years, but has never taken a single day off! Jim Owen, 66, has turned up for work without fail since he started as a surveyor at the Basildon Council in Essex, back...
  • Forbes India: What's a hacker's biggest fear? August 16, 2010

    Hackers. Faceless people who deface government Web sites, who can peek into your computer without you knowing. What are they like? Forbes India asked Akash Mahajan, a Certified Ethical Hacker, for a few insights into the shadowy world. Hackers — the good guys — are different from crackers, who have nefarious...
  • Campus calling: Be an ethical hacker June 24, 2010

    Ethical hacking is a fancier term for penetration testing. Ethical hacker is hired to find the loopholes in an organization's computer system or find vulnerabilities to an outside breach or hacking. ...
  • Stop dissection of animals: Rahul Bose June 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Actor and activist Rahul Bose has urged the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to support a ban on the dissection of animals in the zoology classes in universities. "I am writing to express my support for replacing the dissection of animals in university zoology classes with computer-generated virtual dissection...
  • 'Ethical hacking is a booming industry' May 7, 2010

    Chandigarh: Cyber security expert Ankit Fadia, who prefers to call himself an "ethical hacker", believes every institution needs trained hands to ensure foolproof safety for their systems and this industry can offer huge job opportunities. Fadia, 24, who has a bachelors degree in computer science from Stanford University in California, runs...
  • Despite ethical hitches, surrogacy thrives in India May 20, 2009

    London: Increasingly expensive and frustrating delaying in trying to have a baby through surrogacy in UK have prompted the Bains from London to come to India. Now, the Bains are a proud parents of Daisy, a 10-month-old daughter, was born through a surrogate mother in Mumbai. The couple from...
  • Nice guys finish first, says new study March 18, 2009

    Washington: Being nice and working well with others gives you a solid competitive edge, especially when you are leading a team assigned to developing and marketing a new product, according to new research. A study co-authored by North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Jon Bohlmann shows that project managers can get much...
  • Misuse of In Vitro Fertilisation spurs ethics debate February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Thirty-three-year-old Nadia Suleman, a single mother, made headlines last month when she gave birth to eight babies in California. But that medical miracle has now created an intense ethical debate over the possible misuse of In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF, especially since Nadya has already had six children...
  • Palin didn't violate ethics law, second probe finds November 4, 2008

    Anchorage (Alaska): Alaska's Personnel Board concluded Monday that Governor Sarah Palin did not violate ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, contradicting an earlier investigation's findings. "There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive...
  • Judges' educational records not available with SC, HC October 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The answers to a new query put under the Right to Information (RTI) act has shocked everyone. The application under RTI sought to know ‘How learned are our Supreme Court and High Court Judges?’ These shocking details have been revealed in an RTI application filed by RTI activist Debashis...
  • Birth of a debate: Man-cow hybrid embryo creates row April 4, 2008

    London: A debate has been triggered off in Britain after researchers at Newcastle University were successful in creating a human-cow hybrid embryo. Although the embryo was destroyed in three days, scientists feel if they are successful in creating human embryos from animal eggs it will help devleop cures for diseases...
  • A mother's tale: how wombs are put on rent July 1, 2007

    Mumbai: The milk cooperative movement began in Anand and empowered women in rural Gujarat. In 2007, Anand is scripting a very different story through women like Pushpa. Pushpa is a surrogate mother and her womb is for hire. She will bear somebody else’s child for a price. Pushpa found out about...
  • Govt's frames code of ethics for judges November 9, 2006

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft Bill that aims to bring transparency in the functioning of the judiciary and ensure accountability of judges. “Cabinet approved the proposal to introduce the bill to establish the national judicial council,” says Union Finance Minister P Chidambram. So, what does the creation...