Humanity

  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • Scientists attempt to build a human heart with a 3D printer 12-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Louisville: It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then...
  • Police should be sensitive on human right issues, says Rajasthan DGP 09-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Policemen should be alert and sensitive towards human right issues while performing their duties, Director General of Rajasthan Police said on Wednesday. "Policemen should ensure safety and security of human lives and their goods, besides keeping an eye on the human rights very sensitively," DGP Omendra Bhardwaj said at the...
  • Two arrested for human trafficking in Kotdwar 06-04-2014 03:09 PM

    Two persons were arrested in connection with a human trafficking case from Kotdwara, police said on Sunday. They said Rajkumar, resident of Kauria in Kotdwar, filed a complaint that his wife Kajree and her four-month-old child were missing from their home. Rajkumar suspected that his wife was abducted and sold...
  • Veer: 'Courage beyond compare', stories of extraordinary struggles 03-04-2014 05:39 PM

    The book tells the stories of the extraordinary struggles of some of India's highly accomplished para athletes. These athletes overcame unbelievable physical and mental challenges to become world beaters in their chosen sporting arena. ...
  • 118 km long human-chain to be formed for voter awareness in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar 03-04-2014 03:50 PM

    A 118-kilometre long human-chain will be formed in riot-hit Muzaffarnagaron April 7 with an aim to raise awareness among voters ahead of Lok Sabha elections. The human-chain will extend from Bijnor border to Kandhla check post around Muzaffarnagarand is planned by district authorities along with social activists, District Magistrate, Koshal...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • 'Veer' campaign: Grand finale 30-03-2014 03:00 PM

    Thumbs Up and Being Human Foundation, in association with CNN-IBN, launched the 'VEER' campaign on January 26 to empower the differently-abled. ...
  • Veer: Watch the highlights of the Grand Finale 29-03-2014 03:45 PM

    Thumbs Up and Being Human Foundation, in association with CNN-IBN, launched the 'VEER' campaign on January 26 to empower the differently-abled. Watch the Grand Finale of Veer this weekend on CNN-IBN. We're leaving you with the highlights. ...
  • Humans arrived in the Americas from Asia much earlier, claims study 28-03-2014 06:11 PM

    In a ground-breaking research, archaeologists have unearthed stone tools that suggest that humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago, upending a belief that people first arrived in the Americas from Asia about 13,000 years ago. "If they are right, and there is a great...
  • Seven get death penalty for murdering 2-year-old as part of a tantrik ritual 28-03-2014 12:18 AM

    A court in Durg on Thursday awarded death penalty to seven people on charges of kidnapping and murdering a two-year-old boy as part of a tantrik ritual in 2010. District and Sessions Judge Gautam Chaurariya awarded death sentence to Ishwari Yadav (42), who claims to be a tantrik, his wife...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External...
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' 20-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking. "It should make sense with respect to its budget because the producers and distributors only look at that. The box office cannot be the reason to make a film because...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: Behind the passenger list is a rich human tapestry 09-03-2014 09:47 PM

    Bangkok: Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is an outwardly unremarkable document. But behind the columns of capitalized names, nationalities and ages are 227 unique stories, part of a rich human tapestry that assembles every time a flight departs. There were middle-aged Australians...
  • Veer: The bravehearts and the stories of their dream run 09-03-2014 05:22 PM

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. This week we bring you the stories of such bravehearts who have unleashed their potentials and achieve their dreams. ...
  • NHRC notice to UP government over minor girl's death 04-03-2014 09:13 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a four-year-old girl due to alleged medical negligence. Acting on media reports, the commission asked the UP director general of health services to file a report within four weeks, said an NHRC statement....
  • Veer: A campaign to make India disabled-friendly 01-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. The initiative aims to reach out to PwDs with skill training and employment opportunities. It will also raise advocacy on issues...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking 26-02-2014 08:43 PM

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human...
  • NHRC issues notice to Chhattisgarh over assault on woman 26-02-2014 05:58 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Chhattisgarh over the assault of a 65-year-old woman suspected of practising witchcraft. As per media reports, the woman was brutally beaten and her head tonsured after she was suspected of practising witchcraft by people of Korba district. "We have...
  • Veer campaign: Behind the scenes 25-02-2014 09:12 AM

    The Veer campaign is getting a huge response from the masses. The fundraiser campaign is an attempt to help people with disability become employable. Thumbs Up, Being Human and The American India Foundation have joined hands with CNN-IBN for the campaign. Here's how AIF's Market Aligned Skills Training Program is...
  • Karnataka SHRC orders probe after police beat up foreign tourists 22-02-2014 12:39 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has ordered a probe after reports of the police brutality in the tourist town of Gokarana. A Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. SHRC member Meera Saksena said, "We call for a report from...
  • With no laws to protect, India's maids are exploited, abused, says ILO 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Millions of maids working in middle class Indian homes are part of up an informal and "invisible" workforce where they are abused and exploited due to a lack of legislation to protect them, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. Economic reforms that began in the early 1990s have...
  • Revealed! The first look of Katrina Kaif's sister Isabel in 'Dr. Cabbie' 19-02-2014 07:26 AM

    The makers of 'Dr. Cabbie' have revealed the first look of the film. The photo reveals actors Kunal Nayyar and Isabel Kaif in a dance sequence. To the uninitiated, the Canadian film has been produced by Salman Khan's 'Being Human' Foundation, and is being shot in Toronto. While Katrina Kaif's...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability 17-02-2014 09:57 PM

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Tihar Jail inmates go on hunger strike over new rule on meeting kin 13-02-2014 12:16 AM

    New Delhi: More than 50 inmates of Tihar Jail have gone on a hunger strike against a recent guideline by prison authorities which allows them to meet their relatives only once a week instead of the two times which was the norm before. As per fresh guidelines issued by Tihar...
  • NHRC issues notices to Ranchi DM, SSP over death of student 11-02-2014 12:43 AM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to district authorities of Ranchi in Jharkhand in connection with the death of a young student allegedly due to corporal punishment given to him by his school teacher. Notices in this regard were issued to the District Magistrate and Senior...
  • Azam lashes out Modi, says 'Assassin of humanity' cannot become PM 09-02-2014 12:08 PM

    Lashing out at Narendra Modi, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Saturday raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue, asserting that "assassin of humanity" cannot become the country's Prime Minister. "An assassin of humanity cannot become Prime Minister of India," the Minister of Minorities and Urban Development said while...
  • XLRI witnesses 100 per cent placement in 3.5 days 09-02-2014 12:02 PM

    The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has placed its entire 2012-14 batch in just 3.5 days against the backdrop of a protracted slowdown in the economy, a press release of the institution said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. The ongoing year's final recruitment process saw the presence of 103 prominent recruiters...