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8 in 10 internet users globally believe internet access is a human right  Nov 29, 12:40 pm
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): According to a recent survey, eight in 10 internet users across countries agree with the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council's 2012 declaration that Internet access and online freedom of expression is a human right.
Syrian airstrikes kill 95 in IS capital city of Raqqa  Nov 27, 11:39 am
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A series of airstrikes carried out by the Syrian government in the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the Islamic State (IS), has killed about 95 people and injured 120, a monitoring group said.
Afghanistan: Donors should act to protect rights gains  Nov 26, 1:33 pm
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the new Afghan government to address the country's persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to representatives of more than a dozen donor countries.
High level delegation of NHRC to visit Chandigarh  Nov 24, 9:27 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): A high level delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), led by Chairperson Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, comprising Members, Justice Cyriac Joseph, Justice D. Murugesan, S.C. Sinha and senior officers will be visiting Chandigarh in connection with the Commission's Open Hearing and Camp Sitting being held at UT State Guest House in Chandigarh from the November 26 to 28.
Bangladesh firms evading payment of compensation in Tazreen fire tragedy  Nov 24, 3:09 pm
New York, Nov. 24 (ANI): Human Rights Watch, an organization that works to defend human rights worldwide, has said that the global apparel brands linked to the Tazreen fire tragedy must not dodge from their duty to help those who have suffered due to the tragedy that took place in Bangladesh two years back.
Almost 1,000 people killed in Ukraine since truce agreement, warns UN  Nov 21, 11:51 am
London, Nov 21 (ANI): At least 957 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since September 5th when a ceasefire came into place, said United Nations human rights office.
North Korea threatens more nuclear tests in response to UN human rights censure   Nov 20, 1:45 pm
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): North Korea has reportedly threatened more nuclear tests in response to a United Nations draft resolution referring the country to the International Criminal Court for prosecution of crimes against humanity.
North Korea aggressively denies UN charges of committing crimes against humanity  Nov 19, 1:22 pm
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Shortly after a committee of the United Nations General Assembly called on the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record, the nation has denied the charges flatly.
NHRC issues notice to TN Govt. on Manual Scavenging  Nov 18, 4:39 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, published with a photograph, showing a labourer cleaning a manhole without protective gear on Santhom High Road in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on October 25 after the city received heavy rainfall.
Shonda Rhimes to receive Human Rights Campaign's 'Ally For Equality Award'  Nov 18, 1:36 pm
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) will be honoring Shonda Rhimes with Ally For Equality Award at its Los Angeles event to be held in March 2015.
U.S seeks equality for India's LGBT community  Nov 14, 12:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights at the US State department, Sarah Sewall, has pushed for an end to discrimination against the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community in India.
Death toll in Syria's Kobane exceeds 1,000 mark: Monitor group  Nov 10, 1:39 pm
Karachi, Nov 10 (ANI): A monitor group has said that more than 1,000 people have been killed in Kobane since the Islamic State (IS) launched an offensive in the Syrian town nearly two months ago.
U.S. official to discuss advancing common global intrests with Indian leaders  Nov 10, 11:06 am
New Delhi, Nov.10 (ANI): U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Nepal and India from November 9-16.
HRW wants Bangladesh to halt execution of war crimes accused  Nov 9, 12:47 pm
New York, Nov. 9 (ANI): The death sentence against Muhammed Kamaruzzman, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence, should immediately be stayed, Human Rights Watch said today.
Sri Lanka terms UN rights chief inept in comprehending its concerns  Nov 9, 11:55 am
Colombo, Nov.9 (ANI): Reacting to comments made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the Sri Lankan government has said that his office is incapable of understanding the latter's concerns on what it called a 'flawed" investigation.
NHRC issues notice to State Government on two youths killed in Kashmir  Nov 6, 1:24 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 6 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Union Ministry of Defence and SP of Budgam over killing of two youths in firing by Army in Kashmir.
HRCP says no evidence of desecration of Koran in Pak Christian couple's blasphemy murder  Nov 6, 11:43 am
Karachi, Nov 06 (ANI): A day after a Christian couple in Pakistan was beaten to death by an angry mob over blasphemy charges for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Koran, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that it has found no evidence of the desecration of the holy book.
Here's where we get our ideas from  Nov 5, 3:02 pm
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have theorized that creative ideas should more often accumulated from many small insights, stretching the boundaries just a bit at a time and the data collected has proven ideas nearer the better.
IS beat, tortured school kids captured in Syria's Kobane: Human Rights Watch  Nov 5, 1:24 pm
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): An international human rights group has claimed that children captured by the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian town of Kobane were tortured and humiliated by the militants.
NHRC recommends Rs.15 lakh relief to families of five dead miners in Rajasthan  Nov 3, 7:48 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the Government of Rajasthan pay Rs.3 lakh each to the next of kin of five labourers who were buried alive under the debris of an illegal mine in the Village Chooharpur, District Alwar, Rajasthan in the year 2012.
1984 riots anniversary: Human rights groups demand justice for victims  Nov 1, 3:25 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 1 (ANI): Human rights groups took out a protest march through the national capital on Saturday to seek justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots on its 30th anniversary.
Iran defends human rights record at U.N. six days after executing attempted rape victim  Nov 1, 3:24 pm
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Six days after the execution of a woman who killed her attempted rapist, Iran has lashed out at critics of its appalling human rights record at a U.N. hearing on Friday, blaming the West for Saturday's execution.
Don't see us like militants: Irom Sharmila  Oct 31, 6:14 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 31 (ANI): Human rights activist and anti-AFSPA crusader Irom Sharmila, who is on a hunger strike for past 14 years protesting against alleged army atrocities, on Friday said that she was not a militant and only fighting for the right to live.
UN Human Rights Committee asks Sri Lanka to repeal Constitution's 18th Amendment  Oct 31, 12:38 pm
Geneva, Oct.31 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Committee, while welcoming several measures taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure human rights of its citizens, has asked the government to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution approved by the parliament in September 2010.
IS releases '25 Kurdish schoolchildren' abducted in Syria's Kobane  Oct 30, 9:47 am
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A rights group has said that the Islamic State (IS) has released 25 Kurdish schoolchildren who were kidnapped by the group in May.
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