IPC to be amended to punish racial discrimination: Delhi HC told

Calling people of the northeastern origin by "derogatory" names will soon become a non-bailable offence and land you in jail for up to five years.

Kim Kardashian 'racially abused' on plane
Kim Kardashian 'racially abused' on plane

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian remembers the time when she was racially abused on a plane by a fellow passenger.

`Black` activist resigns helm of US civil rights group
`Black` activist resigns helm of US civil rights group

A US civil rights activist resigned Monday from a post at the leading African-American advocacy group amid allegations she is white but has masqueraded for years as being black.

After racist rally and arson, German town accepts first refugees

A small German town that became a byword for xenophobia when neo-Nazis rallied against a planned asylum centre and the building was torched two months ago accepted its first refugees this week.

Former US police officer indicted in shooting of black man

 A grand jury on Monday indicted a white former police officer on a murder charge for fatally shooting a black man in April this year in the US state of South Carolina.

Muslim mother in UK attacked for wearing headscarf

 In a "racist" attack, a group of women in London allegedly abused, punched and kicked a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf.

White cop assaults black teenagers in US, suspended

 A white police officer in the US state of Texas who was seen manhandling a group of black children, including a minor girl, at a party has been suspended.

Inspired by protests, Hong Kong`s minorities fight back

When teenager Jianne Soriano joined Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protests it was the first time she felt she belonged in the city where she was born -- now she is one of a new wave of young campaigners fighting racial discrimination.

Gurgaon helpline for northeast people gets bizarre calls

A special police helpline launched here nearly six months ago for people from the northeast is getting numerous calls but on subjects unrelated to them.

Obama tells Ferguson residents to `keep protests peaceful`

US President Barack Obama urged calm Friday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in a town rocked by unrest after a white police officer shot a black teen to death.

Rajnath Singh calls up Karnataka CM; talks about attack on NE youth

In the wake of attack on three Northeast youth in Bangalore, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and asked him to ensure that there is no discrimination against anyone on the basis of caste, creed and sect.

'Insurgence to Resurgence': NEF second edition's theme

The North East Festival (NEF) is back with the second edition. Starting Nov 7, the four-day fest's theme is Insurgence to Resurgence.

Cher accused of racial discrimination
Cher accused of racial discrimination

Singer Cher is being sued by some people who worked with her on her Dressed to Kill tour.

Hate crimes against NE people; HC seeks response on Centre's report

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response of the amicus curiae on a status report filed by the Centre about its proposed actions to curb hate crimes and racial discrimination against persons hailing from northeastern region of the country.

Racial discrimination in US cause of concern: UN panel

The United Nations` Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Friday said that racial and ethnic discrimination in the US remain a major cause of concern.

How Kanye West copes with `lashes`

Rapper Kanye West, who recently married reality TV star Kim Kardashian, has faced "lashes" for his "interracial relationship", but says he knows how to cope with the criticism.

Kim Kardashian vows to fight racism

Kim Kardashian has vowed to use her celebrity status to tackle discrimination after being on the receiving end of racial abuse.

Palestinians adopt UN human rights treaties

Palestine on Friday became a formal party to five global treaties banning torture and racial discrimination, and protecting the rights of women, children and the disabled, the UN said.

Indian-origin mother sues Hong Kong government, police officer

An Indian-origin woman is suing a police officer and the Hong Kong government for racial discrimination against her teenaged son four years ago.

SC issues guidelines to Centre, state govts to protect Northeast people

In the wake of frequent attacks on the people from northeastern states, the Supreme Court on Friday issued guidelines to the Central government and the state governments.