Humanity

  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the state-level Inspire Science Exhibition-II held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • Museum on human rights opens in Canada 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    Toronto: Governor General of Canada David Johnston inaugurate the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba in central Canada on Friday. The Museum can play a vital role in helping to engage in dialogue, to learn and to stand up for what is right and good, Xinhua quoted Johnston as...
  • Selfie addiction may lead to low self-esteem Yesterday

    London: Those who are habitual selfie takers are prone to having low self-esteem, says a study. The research, conducted by money-saving app VoucherCloud, found that over half of young people take selfies at least once a week. Nearly 60 per cent of youngsters admitted that behind their smile is a low self-esteem....
  • 'Police came in and asked 'who is he with?' and everyone screamed 'all of us!'': 'Humans of New York' creator meets humans of India, captures diverse stories on camera 2 days ago

    'Humans of New York' is more than just a Facebook page. With over 9 million people following the page on Facebook, 'Humans of New York' started as a blog about the regular citizens from the city of New York. The stories were so relatable that people from across the world...
  • Sri Lanka's expulsion of refugees goes to highest court 6 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lankan rights activists have gone to the country's highest court in a bid to stop the government summarily deporting Afghan, Iranian and Pakistani refugees, their lawyer said. Six human rights defenders have petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the expulsions, which are being carried out despite warnings that...
  • Human trafficking: Delhi High Court refuses to quash trial against former IFS officer 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to drop criminal proceedings in a trial court against a former IFS officer in a case of alleged corruption and trafficking of 8 people to Germany in 2005, saying it would be inappropriate to quash the trial in the midway for want...
  • Waste of human resources to retire civil servant at 60: Meghnad Desai 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India-born British economist and Padma Bhushan awardee Lord Meghnad Desai said 60 years of age was too early for civil servants to retire and they should be allowed to continue their services if they are delivering them in a perfect manner. "It is a total waste of human...
  • Salman Khan booked for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim community September 12, 2014

    Yavatmal: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was today booked by the police here for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a community. The 48-year-old actor was booked under IPC Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) on the...
  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move September 11, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar on Thursday, less than three months from its first test flight. The capsule sealed for protection slowly made its...
  • Afghan gang rape trial badly flawed: Human Rights Watch September 10, 2014

    Kabul: An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch has said. The court of appeals should competently, impartially and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6 trial and the resulting death sentences. A Kabul...
  • New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The Jordanian prince taking the helm of the UN's human rights office urged the world on Monday to set as its first priority bringing a halt to the gruesome and conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al-Hussein, in his first speech...
  • Harbour seal flu virus can infect humans September 6, 2014

    New York: The avian H3N8 virus that killed more than 160 harbour seals along the New England coast in 2011 can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans, says a study. "This study highlights a gain-of-function experiment that occurred in nature and shows us there are avian flu...
  • 'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message from India to France September 5, 2014

    Washington: For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one...
  • Human rights body condemns 'Mardaani'; says it promotes 'violent' and 'encounter-style' policing September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has written an open letter urging that 'Mardaani' shouldn't be shown to police officers because the style of policing in the film promotes "violent" and "encounter-style" policing in the name of "efficiency". Impressed by Rani Mukerji's new movie "Mardaani", which sees the actress playing...
  • UN human rights report on Ukraine distorts facts: Russia August 30, 2014

    Moscow: The latest report of office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights distorts the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday. "The authors of the document continue to follow their selective approach to the tragedy in the east of Ukraine and bluntly spin facts concerning...
  • Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week August 29, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the phase one clinical trial will determine if a vaccine, co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
  • North Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson August 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the...
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares 'Mardaani' tax free in MP; lauds Rani Mukerji for her powerful performance August 25, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give tax-free status to actress Rani Mukherjee's latest film 'Mardaani'. "We will give 'tax free' status to 'Mardaani' in Madhya Pradesh considering the bold social message conveyed by it," Chouhan posted on Twitter last night. "Trafficking of young girls and women...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Rani Mukerji: I want 'Mardaani' to work so that we can tell another story about women August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mardaani', which deals with the issue of girl trafficking, carries a message on women's empowerment and the film's lead actress Rani Mukerji hopes that it works so that they can bring out part two. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, 'Mardaani', which sees Rani as a police officer, hits the screens Friday. "'Mardaani'...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Accused of black magic, woman forced to eat human excreta, paraded naked August 13, 2014

    A woman in a village in Bihar's Katihar district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and was paraded naked after being branded a witch, police said Wednesday. Kania Devi, a middle-aged woman, was abused and beaten in Sakraili village, about 150 km from here, on suspicion of practicing...
  • Snapshot: Salman Khan shoots for 'Being Human', shares photos on Twitter August 13, 2014

    Salman Khan has just delivered a blockbuster, but that doesn't mean he is planning to take a break. The actor recently took to Twitter to share photos from his recent shoot. No, he isn't filming his next, just that he has been busy with the shoot of 'Being Human clothing'....
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gang-raped and converted and were being...
  • Couple, 2 tantriks arrested for sacrificing a four-year-old boy July 31, 2014

    In a case of human sacrifice, a four-year-old child was allegedly killed by a couple, with the support of two tantriks, to ensure the well-being of their ailing son in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district, police said on Thursday. "Four persons, including the couple and two 'baigas' (witch doctors) were arrested on Thursday for...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP Police July 31, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh police in a case of sexual assault in Mathura. "The NHRC has taken suo moto cognizance of a media report that a Dalit teenage girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Pingri village of Mathura...
  • Help 100 underprivileged children with heart condition: Actor Salman Khan's Eid pledge July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organisation will help "100 genuine patients" suffering from heart condition by providing them free treatment. Kicked by the 'Kick' success, Salman took to twitter to make the announcement. "If any kids on FB ya twitter who has a heart...
  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, human rights activist Anees Jillani talked about the unfortunate death of the three people in Pakistan over posting of a blasphemous picture on Facebook. He said that it was high time the government would do something towards the growing intolerance of the people. ...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza July 24, 2014

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...