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  • Independence Day celebrated in Mizoram 6 days ago

    Aizawl: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated in Mizoram on Friday with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles ground. The chief minister, in his Independence Day speech, said the state has achieved success in economic, educational and societal empowerment of people. "The Mizoram government has achieve...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • 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...
  • ICC TV rights likely to see bidding wars August 8, 2014

    A top Indian corporate, and an international news broadcaster of repute are in the fray for the ICC Broadcast rights, learns CNN-IBN. ...
  • 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...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Objectionable scenes to be deleted from 'Singham Returns' August 5, 2014

    Panaji: Makers of Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor starrer 'Singham Returns' have agreed to delete certain scenes from the film which were found to be objectionable by a right-wing Hindu organisation. The decision was taken after members of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) met movie director Rohit Shetty, Devgn and creative director Ashok...
  • Bangalore: Right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FaceBook August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: A right-wing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts. VR Bhat was arrested on Sunday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking VR Bhat, the accused who...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BHRC orders Rs 25,000 compensation to police atrocity victim July 22, 2014

    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...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • Discussion on euthanasia extremely essential, says Veerappa Moily July 17, 2014

    The debate on passive euthanasia has been reignited after the Supreme Court issued a notice to all states on a plea for legalising euthanasia. The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, says a person declared medically vegetative should be allowed to sign away his right to live by withdrawing artificial...
  • Bollywood-style music video on gay rights is UN's most watched videos July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bollywood-style music video on gay rights featuring Indian actress Celina Jaitly has got over one million views online and become one of the United Nations' most watched videos ever. The video was launched by the U.N. in April as part of a global fight against homophobia. Charles Radcliff of...
  • SC seeks opinion from states, UTs on legalising euthanasia July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to all states and Union territories on the concept of living will or euthanasia. The notice comes in reply to a plea filed by an NGO which allows every person to sign away his right to live and die with dignity...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' author David Mitchell is writing his next book on Twitter, telling the story of 'The Right Sort' through 280 tweets July 15, 2014

    Author David Mitchell whose acclaimed novel 'Cloud Atlas' was adapted by Hollywood is writing his next book on Twitter. The short book titled 'The Right Sort' will be told through 280 tweets. He started tweeting on Monday and plans to continue every day. ...
  • Watch: Ambulance driver shows in shocking video why in India if you get a heart attack, you are likely to die on way to hospital July 14, 2014

    Don't be the guy who parks in front of an ambulance. Or honks impatiently. Or blocks its path in traffic. All over the world, ambulances get the 'right of way', which means any car ahead of or behind it lets it pass from the right or completely stops. This video, published...
  • Supreme Court to decide the legality of Shariat courts July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver verdict on the legality of the Shariat courts and the fatwas issued by them on Monday. The highest court of the land was moved by a petition filed by a Delhi-based advocate challenging Shariat courts as parallel organisations delivering judgements. The petitioner...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • 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...
  • Fraud, sex, post-it art among links removed by Google in Europe July 4, 2014

    Brussels: Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The US internet giant said on Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The US firm must comply with a...
  • 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...
  • Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition June 28, 2014

    Singapore: A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore on Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. The annual Pink Dot gathering will be held from around 0900 GMT at a downtown park...
  • Google starts 'forgetting' things in Europe June 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches. "This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests that we've received," Google said in an email...