HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

  • Manual scavenging shameful: Jairam Ramesh December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Manual scavenging is one of the "most shameful practices" and the government is committed to bring a law to address the menace, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday. Inaugurating a photo exhibition on UN Human Rights Day at British Council here, he said "around three lakh...
  • On Human Rights Day, Mamata frees 51 prisoners December 10, 2012

    Kolkata: To mark the Human Rights Day on Monday, the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal announced the release of 51 lifers, including political prisoners, and decided not to oppose the bail of ailing CPI (Maoist) politburo member Sushil Roy following a mass petition. "Today's decision to free 51 prisoners...