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Thai junta to explain itself to international rights groups

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:14

Thailand`s junta said on Monday it had ordered the Thai ambassadors to the United States and Britain to meet human rights groups in an effort to "create understanding" about its seizure of power.

Death of Tusker: Amimal rights groups fault Wildlife dept

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:38

The tragic death of a temple elephant after it bogged down in marshy land at Kochi has sparked protests from animal rights campaigners, alleging that neglect by the wildlife department was responsible for the incident.

Gay rights groups borrow Games message for campaign

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 14:13

International gay rights campaigners are using branded clothing inspired by the Olympic movement`s own values to show their opposition to Russian laws on homosexuality ahead of the Sochi Games.

Silver: Rodman brought attention to North Korea regime

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 08:41

While critical of Dennis Rodman`s trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un`s "repressive regime."

Israeli ministers push bill to punish radical NGOs

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 23:38

Israeli ministers approved a bill that would impose harsh penalties on Israeli rights groups that support boycotts of the country or war crimes charges against its soldiers.

Food Bill overlooking genuine needs of people: Rights groups

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 20:52

A number of rights groups on Tuesday said the proposed law should not be tabled in the Budget session of Parliament without incorporating their key demands.

Protests in Tibet amid key Cong: Rights groups

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 18:19

Tibet has been witnessing stepped up anti-government protests, including self-immolations, coinciding with CPC Congress.

Bahraini activist sentenced to prison; HR groups condemns

Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012, 17:56

Human rights groups have condemned the three-year jail sentence handed down to a prominent Bahraini activist for instigating and participating in anti-government rallies.

UK Rights groups protest forced marriages in Pak

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 22:35

People held the demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street, protesting against rights violations of Hindu girls in Pak.

Rights groups pull out of UK torture inquiry

Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 20:24

Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch said they wont submit any more evidence for the inquiry.

757 civilians killed in Syria: Rights groups

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 21:01

A Syrian human rights group says 757 civilians have been killed in uprisings.

Secret sex video linked to NJ student`s suicide

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 22:08

The death of a Rutgers University freshman stirred outrage and remorse on campus from classmates who wished they could have stopped the teen from jumping off a bridge.