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UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 19:26

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

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.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:29

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:15

At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:05

An offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group against Syrian government-held territory has killed at least 74 people in the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.

Allow UN investigators probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka into India: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:49

UN officials probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka must be given visas to visit India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said Thursday.

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.

UN rights council calls meeting on Gaza conflict

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:28

The UN Human Rights Council said it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel`s ongoing military offensive in Gaza.

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.