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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.

Islamic State jihadists kill 90 in Syria gas field takeover: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:36

Jihadists killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group said.

Nations hide rise in private digital snooping: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 20:31

UN`s top human rights official said her office sees strong evidence that governments on every continent are hiding their increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens` digital lives.

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.

Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:27

Iraq`s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:52

More than half of China`s foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing`s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:12

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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.

Bangladesh urged to withdraw draft law on NGOs

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:19

The Bangladesh government has proposed a law that would impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.