Slavery

  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity 25-11-2013 11:53 AM

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...
  • Thirty million people are slaves, half in India: Survey 17-10-2013 10:47 PM

    London: Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Thursday. Almost half are in India, where slavery ranges from bonded labour in quarries and kilns to commercial...
  • US shipbuilder faces five more charges of enslaving Indian workers 14-08-2013 04:02 AM

    Five more lawsuits accusing a US shipbuilder of luring 500 Indian guest workers to the US with false promises and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions have been filed in two states. Three of the new lawsuits against Signal International, which has shipyards in Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, were...
  • '12 years a Slave' is based on an autobiographical book by Solomon Northup 18-07-2013 11:25 PM

    '12 years a Slave' is a historical drama that is based on an autobiographical book of the same name by Solomon Northup. This movie about a free black man who was sold into slavery. ...
  • 49 years of King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech 28-08-2012 04:13 PM

    "I have a dream", Martin Luther King Junior said on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Delivered exactly 49 years ago on this day, it became an iconic speech, underlining Reverend King's vision of a just and compassionate America. Drawing heavily from the Holy Bible, it spoke...
  • India worst G20 country for a woman: Poll 13-06-2012 12:11 PM

    London: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded....
  • US court rules in favour of Indian maid 21-03-2012 06:03 PM

    New York: An Indian maid, who had accused her former employer, an IFS officer, and her husband of harassment and "slavery", has received a favourable ruling from a US court, which approved her petition that she be awarded $ 1.5 million as compensation by the couple. In his order, US...
  • Pay $ 1.5 mn to maid: US court to Indian diplomat 08-03-2012 06:34 PM

    New York: A US judge's recommendation that an Indian diplomat and her husband, accused of "slavery" by their Indian maid should pay nearly $1.5 million as damages is likely to become the final ruling of the court as no objection has been filed in the case till now. US Magistrate...
  • Google donates $ 11.5 mn to fight modern slavery 15-12-2011 02:42 AM

    Paris: Google Inc is donating $11.5 million in grants to fight modern slavery and its hold on 27 million people worldwide, the technology company said on Wednesday. The donation is believed to be one of the largest corporate initiatives ever to fight slavery. Google said on its charitable website that...
  • Indian American sentenced to 11-years for slavery 27-06-2008 01:06 PM

    So much has changed since 2007. India, then touted as underdogs, went on to win the inaugural edition of the ICC World Twenty20; the team blossomed further under the captaincy of MS Dhoni; they held the No. 1 status in Tests for the better part of 18 months; and then...
  • Modern-day slavery: African children trafficked to UK 27-01-2008 11:26 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of cricket experts discusses Mumbai Indians' clash with Rajasthan Royals. ...
  • No bail for NRI in maid torture case in US 21-12-2007 04:16 PM

    Karachi: The captain and the coach may have questioned his fitness but chief selector Mohsin Khan has no doubt that Shoaib Akhtar is still a match winner, who can do well for Pakistan in the ongoing cricket World Cup. "I still have lot of faith in Shoaib. He has always...
  • Facing jail for slavery, NRI couple to lose house too 19-12-2007 01:34 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh, battered in their opening World Cup match by India, can bounce back by beating either England or the West Indies in Group B, according to former skipper Habibul Bashar. India beat Bangladesh by 87 runs on Saturday as opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Virat Kohli hit 175...
  • US court convicts NRI tycoon for maid torture 17-12-2007 09:43 PM

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag says it's a revenge game, while skipper MS Dhoni says he hasn't even thought about it once in the last four years. For Bangladesh though the win against India in the opening game of the 2007 World Cup continues to be a source of great inspiration...