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NHRC issues showcause notice to Odisha in scribe assault case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 16:59

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a showcause notice to Odisha Government asking why monetary relief of Rs 25,000 would not be recommended to be paid to a Bhubaneswar-based journalist, who was unlawfully assaulted by police.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:07

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.

West Bengal rights panel a symbol of oppression: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 13:08

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which was hailed last year for setting a benchmark in rights activism because of its proactive role, is now drawing the ire of activists who are terming it a "symbol of oppression".

UP govt pays compensation to Gonda rape victim

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:00

Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs three lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission.

Autopsies in open: NHRC seeks report from MP govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 19:40

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Madhy Pradesh government following reports that autopsies were being done in an open room in the middle of a residential colony in the state`s Sagar district.

Compensate two women over Facebook post: NHRC to Maharashtra

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:34

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday sent a reminder to the Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 each as compensation to two women who were illegally detained for 10 days by police following a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray two years ago.

KHRC orders govt to reserve seats for women with kids in buses

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:33

In a move to provide relief to women travelling with their children, Kerala Human Rights Commission has asked the government to reserve seats for them in buses run by the state road transport corporation.

Pak human rights commission demands repeal of `draconian` law

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:27

Terming Pakistan`s new anti-terror law as a "blatant attack on the fundamental rights of the people," a human rights group today demanded the repeal of the `draconian` legislation.

Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:23

Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help.

Construct school kitchen sheds, NHRC directs Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 15:59

The NHRC has directed the Odisha government to construct kitchen sheds in all its primary schools, a petitioner said.

NHRC notice to Punjab govt on social boycott of dalits in Sangrur

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:37

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that 105 families of Scheduled Castes have been facing social boycott by upper caste people in Baopur village of Moonak Sub-Division of District Sangrur, Punjab since May 15 of this year.

NHRC to Chhattisgarh: Pay Rs 5 lakhs in damages for custodial death

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 01:30

National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Chhattisgarh government to pay Rs five lakh as monetary relief to the kin of a suspected Naxalite, who died due to alleged torture in police custody in Dantewada.