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GSHRC notice to DGP for police inaction in assault on woman

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:54

Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) has issued notice to state DGP for police inaction in the alleged assault of a middle-aged woman by three persons.

Taiwan rights activist denied entry by Hong Kong

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:25

A Taiwanese rights activist and outspoken critic of his government`s attempts to seek closer ties with Beijing criticised Chinese authorities after he was denied entry to Hong Kong Sunday.

UN probe panel on Lanka yet to seek entry into the country

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:54

The three-member panel appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is yet to seek entry into the country.

Lowering the age of juvenile is against child rights: NCPCR

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:39

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today opposed the Women and Child Development ministry`s proposal for lowering the age of a juvenile from 18 to 16, calling it "against child rights".

India's forex reserves rise by $1.38 billion

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:43

India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $1.38 billion to $314.92 billion for the week ended June 20, led by a sharp jump in overseas currency assets, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.

Thousands in Singapore gay rights rally despite opposition

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:24

Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday for an annual gay rights rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state, despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.

Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 13:57

A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.

160 captives killed in yet another execution by Iraqi extremists

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:53

Iraqi extremists killed at least 160 captives in a major execution in the city of Tikrit earlier this month.

UN rights office questions Israeli crackdown amid teen hunt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:54

The UN`s human rights office on Friday urged Israel and its adversaries to exercise restraint amid a crackdown on Palestinians during a hunt for three Jewish teenagers missing in the West Bank.

Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 06:10

A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America`s concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs.

Slaying of Libya activist draws UN, Western condemnation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:19

The slaying of a Libyan women`s rights activist in her home just hours after she voted in a general election drew Western and UN condemnation on Thursday.

Amnesty India hails UN`s naming of Lanka rights probe panel

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:54

Amnesty International India today welcomed UN`s naming of three experts to conduct a comprehensive probe into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the armed conflict in 2009.