Humans

  • BHRC orders Rs 25,000 compensation to police atrocity victim 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges. The incident occurred on November 18, 2013, when Vivek...
  • Government bid to rope in young interns for policy formulation Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government has decided to engage young interns to help it in improving policy formulation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought nominations from Indian nationals who are graduate, post-graduate or research students enrolled in reputed universities or institutions in India or abroad and preferably having specialisation...
  • Hit Swedish TV series pits robots against humans 3 days ago

    Stockholm: He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. "Real Humans", by screenwriter-actor Lars Lundstroem, stars humanoids called "hubots", a word mixing humans and robots. They are merchandise, bought and sold, run...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking 6 days ago

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics 1 week ago

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said and a...
  • Will this US couple be the first humans to travel to Mars by 2021? July 12, 2014

    If all goes well, a US couple can become the first humans to travel to Mars by as early as 2021. Founders of an Arizona-based private space company called Paragon Space Development Corporation, Taber MacCallum and his wife Jane Poynter are planning a round-trip flyby of the Red planet for...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels July 6, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs. Scientists have been steadily advancing towards the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient's own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making...
  • Ukraine claims rebels flushed from main stronghold July 5, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's interior minister said on Saturday that most pro-Russian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what would be Kiev's biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign. "This morning, intelligence reported that Girkin (Igor Strelkov) and a substantial part of the rebels had fled...
  • Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble July 2, 2014

    Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help. State Human Rights member Mandhata Singh while hearing the complaint of Aranya Devi, directed the minister...
  • NASA launches 'flying saucer' to test Mars landing tech June 29, 2014

    Washington: NASA has successfully launched a saucer-shaped vehicle high into Earth's atmosphere to test future Mars landing technologies that could help humanity set up an outpost on the Red Planet. The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle Saturday from the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on...
  • Salman Khan to help his fans in getting jobs June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan, also known for his charity work, is now set to help his fans and others find jobs through his site beinghumanworkshop.com. He took to Twitter Wednesday and posted: "Appna Face book is not jst for time pass, use it to find work. beinghumanworkshop.com #Beinghumanjobs. Kaam ki cheez." "Everyone...
  • NHRC Notice to MP Govt Over Atrocity Against Dalit Groom June 25, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Madhya Pradesh Government, seeking a report on alleged atrocity against a Dalit bridegroom for riding a horse during his wedding procession by some upper caste people in the state. The Commission issued a notice to the state Principal Secretary and sought...
  • What happens when a human barks at a dog? Watch this funny video of a comedian barking at various dog breeds to find out June 23, 2014

    Magician Jose Ahonen and comedian Rudi Rok decided to find out what happened when humans barked at dogs. Rok sat on a mat with these dogs of various breeds and imitated barking. Several times during the experiment the dogs looked thoroughly flabbergasted. They have the 'What's going on here?' expression...
  • Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW June 23, 2014

    Beirut: Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes". The New York-based rights watchdog accused rebels of using "children as young as 15 to fight in battles" as they try to...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • Iraq crisis: ISIS hits back with chilling images of cold-blooded killings June 17, 2014

    Over the past couple of days, ISIS has had major success, holding to vast amounts of Iraq while the Iraqi government seems to be at a loss on how to add the situation. The question many are asking is how was the ISIS have sprung up with such brutality with...
  • US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh June 17, 2014

    Washington: US based rights group "Sikhs for Justice" has challenged US government's suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The US Department of Justice in a May 2 submission asked the Washington federal court "to recognize Prime...
  • Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajpaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit June 12, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on headed towards Bolivia to attend a G77 summit, at a time when the parliament is set to discuss the impending international probe on alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the conflict with the LTTE. The G77 meeting is to be held...
  • 'Alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand not viable' June 12, 2014

    Noted human rights activist and Padmashree awardee Avdhash Kaushal on Thursday said propagation of various alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand was the handiwork of vested interest groups and not a viable option. "Uttarakhand alone has the potential of generating 37,000 MW of power from hydroelectricity projects," Kaushal said, adding "this...
  • Human tongue has a sixth taste June 11, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have found that in addition to recognising sweet, sour, salty, savoury, and bitter tastes, the human tongue can also pick up on carbohydrates - the nutrients that break down into sugar and form our main source of energy. The finding may explain both why diet products are often viewed...
  • Is India not ready for a 4-year degree course? June 5, 2014

    Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms in Delhi University - the question on everyone's mind is - will the four year course be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has...
  • Smriti Irani mulls scrapping Delhi University's 4-year UG course: sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Is Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate course set to be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has begun. However, sources say HRD Minister Smriti Irani is convinced about scrapping it. This was one...
  • Jonah Hill apologises for gay slur to paparazzo June 4, 2014

    New York: Jonah Hill has apologized for using a gay slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video. A video posted Tuesday by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who eventually responded with muttered expletives and an anti-gay expression. On "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor...
  • Kerala: Over 400 children rescued in suspected child trafficking case June 2, 2014

    Kozhikode: More than 400 children have been rescued in Kerala in a case of suspected child trafficking. Their parents had paid middlemen for a better life and a better education for their children, only to have them dumped in an orphanage with no documents. Mohammed Ansari from Jharkhand hasn't slept...
  • Sex racket busted, 150 children rescued from Kerala May 31, 2014

    A team from Jharkhand on Friday left for Kerala after the authorities there informed the Jharkhand government about the rescue of more than 150 children, belonging to the state, from the clutches of traffickers. "The team has left for Kerala after getting information about the rescue of the children. It has...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence over her qualification row, Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani requested the people to judge her for her work. "I have been judged by my organisation with my capacity to deliver on assignments. I will humbly request all of you to judge me by my...
  • Anglican leader says Pakistan's minorities should have equal rights May 28, 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday called for Pakistan to safeguard the rights of its religious minorities and afford them equal treatment under the law. Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, was on a two-day visit to the eastern city of Lahore where he met with church leaders, government...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian N-word May 28, 2014

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's N-word. One is "neech", with its connotations of lower caste and social background, a word which has never really lost its pejorative associations despite years of affirmative action and which caused...
  • There shouldn't be a conflict between law and human rights: MoS Home May 28, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN on the Irom Sharmila case, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju said that while dealing with Irom Sharmila's case, there can't be any conflict between human rights and the law. "While establishing the rule of law, there should not be any abuse of human rights," he said. ...