NHRC notice to Maharashtra over attack on social activist

The NHRC has issued notice to the Maharashtra government after a social activist and his wife were shot at by some unidentified attackers in Kolhapur Feb 16, a statement said.

NHRC delegation to arrive on a three-day visit

 A delegation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is scheduled to arrive in the city on a three-day visit beginning Tuesday to dispose of more than 50 cases of human rights violation across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Workshop on human rights issues for RPF personnel held

 A special two-day workshop on human rights issues was conducted for senior officers of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) here last week.

NHRC officer gets 7 yrs in jail for rape, deceitful marriage

A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission, convicted for raping and deceitfully marrying a widow after concealing his first wedlock, has been awarded seven years jail by a Delhi court which observed that his "high social status" has made the offence more serious.

Centre seeks report from Odisha government after woman's complaint

Centre has sought a report from Odisha government on the allegation made by a woman that she delivered a stillborn baby after being kicked by a police officer at a village in Ganjam district.

NHRC issues notice to chemicals, fertilizers ministry

 The NHRC has issued notice to the union chemicals and fertilizers ministry as well as the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) over reports that the latter had withdrawn an order that may lead to arbitrary hike in the prices of 108 cardiovascular and anti-diabetes drugs.

Somnath Bharti's plea against NHRC order dismissed

The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti`s plea seeking to quash an NHRC order against him related to his controversial midnight campaign against an alleged drug and prostitution racket in the capital.

NHRC accepts Somnath Bharti's request for a hearing

National Human Rights Commission on Monday accepted former Delhi minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharthi's request for hearing in the controversial midnight raid in Khirki Extension area in south Delhi in January.

HC asks Bharti's reply on outcome of NHRC proceedings

The Delhi High court on Monday asked AAP leader Somnath Bharti to apprise it about the final outcome of the proceedings before NHRC in connection with his controversial midnight raid early this year.

2014 midnight raid: HC to hear Somnath Bharti's plea on Dec 22

The Delhi High Court will hear on December 22 Somnath Bharti's plea challenging the NHRC order holding him guilty of "racial prejudice and unlawful acts" against 12 African women during his controversial midnight raid early this year.

571 private security agencies granted licence in Delhi

The Delhi government has granted licences to 571 private security agencies this year while 58 applications were rejected and 321 application are pending due to non-submission of no-objection certificates from the authorities concerned.

Discrimination against NE people a reality: Survey

As many as 54 percent people from the northeast feel that discrimination is a reality in the national capital while 74 percent felt that Delhi is the "most unsafe" place in terms of ethnic discrimination, a survey report has revealed.

NHRC notice to UP, Bihar govts over bonded labour

National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the District Magistrate of Mirzapur and Labour Commissioners of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments over rescue of 50 alleged bonded labourers from a brick kiln at Sinhar village area of Mirzapur.

NHRC notice to UP over bonded labourers

The NHRC has issued a notice to the district magistrate of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and the state labour commissioner following media reports that 50 bonded labourers were rescued from a brick kiln in a village, officials said Friday.

Drug addiction is 'very serious' problem in Punjab: NHRC

Describing drug addiction in Punjab as a "very serious" problem, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked the state to immediately find the "source" of the menace and take effective steps to re-rehabilitate its victims.

NHRC notice to Punjab over five infants' death

The NHRC has issued notice to Punjab over the deaths of five babies in a Ludhiana hospital due to alleged lack of medical facilities, a statement said Tuesday.

NHRC notice to Telangana over farmers' suicides

The NHRC has issued notice to the Telangana government over media reports that 76 farmers have committed suicide in the state since its formation, a statement said Tuesday.

NHRC issues notice to Haryana police over assault on media persons

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the Haryana Police over alleged police assault on journalists outside the ashram of 'godman' Rampal in Hisar.

NHRC issues notice to TN govt on manual scavenging

Taking suo motu cognisance of a report on a worker cleaning a manhole without protective gear, NHRC has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government, calling for a report in eight weeks on steps taken to implement provisions of Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act.

NHRC issues notice over Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday asked the Chhattisgarh government to explain the deaths of 13 women in a state organised mass sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district.