Keyword Results for   'human rights'  
Syrian govt airstrikes kill 30 including six children in Damascus  Jan 24, 1:40 pm
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Syrian government's airstrikes by its warplanes near the capital Damascus has killed more than 30 people including six children, said an activist group.
Human Rights activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested in Manipur  Jan 24, 10:33 am
Imphal (Manipur), Jan. 24 (ANI): Human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has re-arrested after a local court rejected her charges of attempt to suicide and ordered her immediate release from custody.
Saudi Arabia defers flogging of blogger Raif Badawi 'again' on health grounds  Jan 23, 1:29 pm
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has reportedly decided to not flog blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running after doctors advised against this week's 50 lashes on health grounds, human rights group Amnesty International said.
Rights Activist Irom Sharmila released from prison  Jan 23, 9:47 am
Imphal, Jan.23 (ANI): Human Rights Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was released on Thursday evening after a local court rejected her charges of attempt to suicide and ordered her immediate release form custody.
NHRC notice to Delhi Govt. over reported vandalizing of churches  Jan 20, 8:29 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 20 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a church in Vikaspuri area of Delhi was vandalized on January 14.
NHRC issues notice to UP Govt. over electrocution of two linesmen  Jan 20, 5:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 20 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission, taking suo motu cognizance of media reports of the deaths of two linemen, who were electrocuted while working on a high tension line, has issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary, Power, and the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and superintendent of police.
Kurdish fighters push IS back to capture 'strategic hilltop' in Syria's Kobane  Jan 20, 11:37 am
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Kurdish troops involved in fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Syrian town of Kobane have reportedly seized control over a strategic hilltop, a report said.
NHRC notice to UP Govt. over hooch tragedy in Lucknow   Jan 19, 2:26 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on hooch tragedy resulting in the death of many people in Malihabad near Lucknow and its bordering Unnao district.
European court turns down Stalin's grandson's bid to rid dictator of 'bloodthirsty cannibal' tag  Jan 16, 1:57 pm
London, Jan 16 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has reportedly turned down a complaint brought in by one of Joseph Stalin's grandsons over an article published in a newspaper that accused the Soviet dictator of being a "bloodthirsty cannibal."
Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka, wishes political and religious reconciliation  Jan 13, 9:37 pm
Colombo, Jan. 13 (ANI): Pope Francis on Tuesday arrived here for a three day visit to Sri Lanka and said that his wish is to see the island nation become a country that honors human rights and brings about religious and political reconciliation among its communities.
Gurdaspur incident shows violation of human rights: Abha Singh  Jan 10, 9:00 pm
Mumbai, Jan. 10 (ANI): Senior lawyer Abha Singh on Saturday said the Gurdaspur incident where 13 girl students of a government school were stripped by the teacher for suspecting them of stealing a Rs. 500 currency note was a gross violation of human rights.
Russia bans transgenders, people with disorders from holding driver's licence   Jan 9, 5:58 pm
Melbourne, Jan 09 (ANI): The Russian government has reportedly banned transsexual and transgender people from holding a driving licence as part of its initiative to bring down the number of road accidents in the nation.
HRW says Bangladesh Government must end crackdown on opposition, media  Jan 9, 8:45 am
New York, Jan.9 (ANI): The Bangladesh government should immediately end its use of excessive force, stop arbitrary arrests of members of opposition parties, and lift restrictions on the media, Human Rights Watch said today.
Members of IS' religious police abducted by unknown gunmen in Syria  Jan 8, 12:03 pm
London, Jan 08 (ANI): A report has said that some members of the religious police force set up by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria have been kidnapped.
Sri Lanka: Violence, Intimidation Threaten Vote in Presidential Elections, says HRW  Jan 7, 8:44 am
New York, Jan.7 (ANI): Authorities in Sri Lanka should ensure that voters have safe and secure access to the polls to vote in presidential elections on January 8, and that state media is not misused in favor of the incumbent, Human Rights Watch said today.
South Korean activist to drop DVDs of "The Interview" into North Korea via balloons  Jan 2, 3:14 pm
Washington, Jan 02 (ANI): A South Korean activist is planning to balloon drop DVD's of Sony's "The Interview" movie in North Korea.
IS reportedly killed over 200 own fighters for trying to flee war  Dec 30, 12:47 pm
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A senior monitoring group claims that the Islamic State militants have killed at least 120 of its own fighters for trying to flee jihad and return home.
NHRC issues notice to five states over atrocities on Christians  Dec 29, 10:28 pm
New Delhi, Dec.29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to five states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu over alleged acts of violence and atrocities against Christians.
HRCP says decision to set up military courts in Pak 'undermines judiciary'  Dec 27, 10:12 am
Karachi, Dec 27 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern opposing the decision to set up military courts in the country to try terror suspects saying that "the decision undermines the judiciary".
US says has no business in Pak's decision to restore death penalty  Dec 25, 4:06 pm
Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf has said that the United States has no say in Pakistan's decision to remove moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases.
UN chief calls on Sri Lanka to cooperate in human rights abuse probe  Dec 25, 1:58 pm
New York, Dec.25 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call to Sri Lanka to cooperate with the on-going UN investigation of alleged human right abuses.
UN warns violence in Libya could lead to prosecution for war crimes  Dec 24, 12:43 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (ANI): The United Nations' high commissioner for human rights has warned that the fighting between armed groups in Libya that has killed hundreds of civilians could lead to prosecution for war crimes.
Pakistan should halt execution of alleged child offender   Dec 23, 1:01 pm
New York, Dec.23 (ANI): Pakistan's government should immediately halt the apparent pending execution of an alleged child offender and commute his sentence, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC allows Bharti's request for hearing in Khirki Extension incident  Dec 22, 9:29 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 22 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday allowed the request of former Delhi minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharti to be heard for his controversial midnight raid at Khirki Extension in the national capital early this year.
Human Rights Watch asks Iran to let Afghans seek refugee status  Dec 22, 1:36 pm
Beirut, December 22 (ANI): The Iranian government's earlier announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 4,50,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, according to the Human Rights Watch. However, the visa-extension plan is no substitute for an asylum system that will allow newly arriving Afghans to lodge refugee claims.