HUMANS

  • Improving workforce diversity important for 90 pc of Indian CEOs 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Improving workforce diversity is important for 90 per cent of Indian CEOs, significantly higher than the global average of 82 per cent, a PwC report says. According to the PwC report, workforce diversity and pace of demographic change is a far bigger issue among Indian CEOs as compared...
  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani 2 days ago

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet 6 days ago

    Washington: Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. 'Mars One' is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands that has put forward conceptual plans to establish...
  • Sri Lankan military to return Tamil civilians' gold 6 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's military announced it would return unspecified quantities of gold jewellery recovered from a battle site dating to the crushing of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels more than five years ago. Security forces have identified 2,377 "legitimate claimants" and 25 of them were handed back their gold ornaments by...
  • Voiceprints being used to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals, replace passwords 1 week ago

    London: Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords. "We sometimes call it the invisible biometric," said Mike Goldgof,...
  • UNGA asks Security Council to refer North Korea to ICC October 9, 2014

    United Nations: A draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of a UN commission of inquiry...
  • Kenyan president appears before ICC for crimes against humanity October 8, 2014

    The Hague: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first serving head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 2007-2008 post-election riots in Kenya. A crowd of supporters and sympathisers received the Kenyan...
  • Researchers say dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer October 4, 2014

    London: Dogs may be a great model for understanding the causes of human diseases, especially cancer, scientists say. Researchers have characterised the dog's epigenome and transferred the results to human cancer to understand the changes in appearance of tumours. The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. The relationship...
  • Boy's tongue slit, killed in 'human sacrifice' in Odisha September 28, 2014

    Balangir: In an alleged case of human sacrifice, a seven-year-old boy's tongue was slit and he was killed in Odisha's Balangir district. The victim was identified as Dasrath, son of Jalestry Parabhoi of Jhalipadar village, and his body was found floating in a pond in Gandhrabadh, a police officer said....
  • After 13 years, Belgian 9/11 victim identified September 24, 2014

    New York: More than 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, 31-years-old at the time of the attacks. Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human...
  • More than 3,500 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN September 24, 2014

    Berlin: The UN human rights office says the death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 3,543 if the 298 victims of the downing of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are included. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Right Ivan Simonovic says the actual figure "is likely to...
  • Watch: A man went around New York pretending to be from 'Humans of New York' and successfully trolled the city September 21, 2014

    The Facebook page Humans of New York probably appears on your newsfeed a dozen times a day. With heartfelt stories of survival and gentler ones about love and friendship, the photojournalism page has fans across the world. What would you do if HONY suddenly approached you on the streets? A...
  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub September 20, 2014

    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 statelevel Inspire Science ExhibitionII held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • Museum on human rights opens in Canada September 20, 2014

    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 selfesteem September 19, 2014

    London: Those who are habitual selfie takers are prone to having low selfesteem, says a study. The research, conducted by moneysaving 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 selfesteem....
  • '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 September 18, 2014

    '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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Indiaborn 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 48yearold 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 alHussein, 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 gainoffunction 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 'encounterstyle' 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 "encounterstyle" 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 RussiaUkraine 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, codeveloped 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 taxfree 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...