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  • japan finance minister under fire for nazi comment

    Japan finance minister under fire for Nazi comment

    World | Aug 02, 2013, 10:06 AM IST

    Tokyo,Aug 2: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has retracted comments suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country's constitution, following protests by neighboring countries and human rights activists.But on Friday,

  • another tibetan monk self immolates in eastern tibet

    Another Tibetan monk self-immolates in eastern Tibet

    World | Jul 28, 2013, 08:44 AM IST

    Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, Jul 28:   An 18-year-old Tibetan monk, Kunchok Sonam from Thangkor Sogtsang monastery in Zoege county in Ngaba region in eastern Tibet, has died after setting himself on fire, media reports and human

  • pm s daughter honoured for pioneering work in human rights

    PM's daughter honoured for pioneering work in human rights law

    India | Jun 23, 2013, 04:36 PM IST

    New York, Jun 23: Prominent legal activist Amrit Singh has been honoured for her groundbreaking work in the field of human rights law, along with a number of other noted Indian-Americans including US Congressman Ami

  • rights liberties threatened in sri lanka says rights body

    Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka, says rights body

    World | May 20, 2013, 03:33 PM IST

    Colombo, May 20: Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said Monday.This week marks the fourth anniversary

  • human rights watch asks lankan govt to probe role of col.

    Human Rights Watch asks Lankan govt to probe role of Col. Karuna in LTTE crimes

    World | Mar 28, 2013, 04:19 PM IST

    New York, Mar 28: Sri Lanka should act on the call by a deputy minister to investigate war crimes by examining his own role in serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.Deputy Minister V. Muralitharan,

  • germany delinks modi s image from human rights issues

    Germany delinks Modi's image from human rights issues

    World | Mar 05, 2013, 10:35 PM IST

    New Delhi, Mar 5: Against the backdrop of the European Union ending decade-old boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Germany today sought to make distinction between human rights issues and image of the BJP

  • coup plot trial starts in uae

    Coup plot trial starts in UAE

    World | Mar 04, 2013, 06:35 PM IST

    Abu Dhabi, Mar 4: Ninety four people went on trial on Monday in the United Arab Emirates on charges of trying to overthrow the government, the latest in a growing crackdown in the Gulf nation

  • human rights watch lashes out at pak govt for attacks on

    Human Rights Watch lashes out at Pak govt for attacks on Hindus, Christians, Shias

    World | Feb 03, 2013, 10:12 AM IST

    Islamabad, Feb 3: Human Rights Watch in its World Report 2013 has slammed Pakistan government for allowing extremist groups to attack religious minorities like Hindus, Shias and Christians, and failing to act against human rights

  • arab spring gives rise to new challenges

    Arab Spring gives rise to new challenges

    World | Jan 31, 2013, 06:46 PM IST

    London, Jan 31: The euphoria of the Arab Spring has given way to the sobering challenge of creating rights-respecting democracies, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.It said in its World Report 2013 that the willingness of

  • us court to hear human rights case against punjab cm

    US court to hear human rights case against Punjab CM

    Politics | Jan 05, 2013, 05:09 PM IST

    Washington, Jan 5:  A US federal judge has set an evidentiary hearing for Jan 29 in a human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to resolve basic jurisdictional issues.Wisconsin Judge Rudolph

  • crackdown on internet blogs in vietnam

    Crackdown on internet blogs in Vietnam

    World | Sep 28, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

    Hanoi, Vietnam, Sep 28: The 7-iron resting against the wall in Le Quoc Quan's office is for self-defense, not sport. The human-rights lawyer and blogger has not left home without the golf club since being

  • furore over leak of mms clip of athlete pinki pramanik s

    Furore over leak of MMS clip of athlete Pinki Pramanik's gender test

    Other Sports | Jul 04, 2012, 01:09 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jul 4: Human rights organisations in West Bengal have registered their protest over an MMS clip of athlete Pinki Pramanik's gender test going viral on the internet.The MMS clip was apparently recorded during one

  • disclose details of sexual harassment and graft cases cic

    Disclose details of sexual harassment and graft cases, CIC to RAW

    India | Jul 02, 2012, 02:33 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jul 2: The Central Information Commission has directed the country's external intelligence agency RAW to disclose details of sexual harassment, human rights violation and corruption cases registered against its officials.While hearing an appeal

  • ex indian army officer avtar singh was denied canada asylum

    Ex-Indian Army officer Avtar Singh was denied Canada asylum, sneaked into US

    World | Jun 16, 2012, 06:41 PM IST

    Selma (US), Jun 16: Avtar Singh, the former Indian Army officer accused of killing a Kashmiri human rights activist, had sneaked in the US after his plea for asylum was denied in Canada, where he

  • rajapaksa in uk row over human rights

    Rajapaksa in UK row over human rights

    World | Jun 06, 2012, 09:42 PM IST

    London, Jun 6: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's scheduled speech today at the Commonwealth Economic Forum was cancelled, amid concerns about possible demonstrations by Tamil groups protesting against human rights violations in his country.Rajapaksa is

  • tiananmen square activist tries to surrender to china

    Tiananmen Square activist tries to surrender to China

    World | May 19, 2012, 03:34 PM IST

    Washington, May 19: A dissident who was one of the student leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing tried abortively to turn himself in to Chinese authorities at their embassy in Washington on

  • sri lanka hc grants bail to fonseka

    Sri Lanka HC grants bail to Fonseka

    World | May 18, 2012, 01:16 PM IST

    Colombo, May 18: Jailed former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka was today granted bail by the High Court here in a case for harbouring military deserters, ahead of an imminent presidential pardon for him.

  • 129 army personnel found guilty in human rights violation

    129 army personnel found guilty in human rights violation cases

    India | May 06, 2012, 04:12 PM IST

    Srinagar, May 6: As many as 129 army personnel, including three dozen officers, were found guilty of human rights violations mostly in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast in the last two decades, defence sources have

  • rights group wants narendra modi to be banned from uk

    Rights group wants Narendra Modi to be banned from UK

    India | Apr 29, 2012, 09:30 PM IST

    London, Apr 29: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi could be among those likely to be affected by new immigration rules under which non-European Union citizens accused of serious human rights abuses may be banned from

  • human rights watch names syrians who ordered shoot to kill

    Human Rights Watch Names Syrians Who 'Ordered Shoot To Kill'

    World | Dec 15, 2011, 04:15 PM IST

    Syria, Dec 15: Human Rights Watch will release a report on Thursday citing the names of some 74 Syrian commanders and officials it claims are responsible for attacks on unarmed protesters.The human rights organisation says