West Bengal: BJP supporter threatens to stage sit-in before SP's office

A BJP supporter, who was allegedly tortured by police at her residence in Birbhum district last week, on Wednesday threatened to launch a protest outside the district SP office if accused persons were not arrested soon.

Opposition slams Mamata Banerjee over woman's torture by Bengal police

Strongly condemning the alleged torture of a housewife by police in West Bengal`s Birbhum district, the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M Monday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government and demanded action against the police officials.

CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA`s detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective January 31, the CIA said on Monday.

Inquiry clears British soldiers of murder and torture of Iraqis

 Allegations that British troops killed captured Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a battle in 2004 were “baseless”, a long-running inquiry concluded on Wednesday. 

Romania to make public any CIA torture site details: Premier

 Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Romania will make public any details it has about the secret CIA detention centres it allegedly hosted, although his government has already said it has "no proof" of such prisons. 

Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.

Half believe CIA interrogation methods justified: Poll


Washington: About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of "war on terror" detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture.

North Korea asks UN Security Council to discuss CIA torture

North Korea on Monday urged the UN Security Council to urgently discuss CIA torture revelations as it sought to block an Australian-led bid to address Pyongyang`s rights record at the top UN body.

CIA lied about torture, suggests Senate report

When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.

CIA medics aided, complained about tactics: Report

From the early stages of the CIA's coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency's health professionals were intimately involved.

CIA torture report: Bobby Jindal defends George Bush

Indian-American Louisiana Governor and rising Republican star Bobby Jindal has said the release of a Senate committee report on CIA's detention and harsh interrogation techniques is aimed at attacking former president George W Bush.

Barack Obama's policy on torture difficult to roll back: White House

In the wake of growing public debate over CIA's detention and interrogation programme, it would be difficult for future American leadership to roll back the policy on torture enforced by US President Barack Obama, the White House has said.

CIA chief John Brennan defends agency, but admits `abhorrent` abuses
CIA chief John Brennan defends agency, but admits `abhorrent` abuses

US spymaster John Brennan staunchly defended CIA officers on Thursday as "patriots" but admitted some interrogators had used "abhorrent" tactics in the past decade.

CIA torture report must lead to prosecutions: Rights group
CIA torture report must lead to prosecutions: Rights group

British-based advocacy group CAGE has demanded criminal proceedings following the release of a US Senate report that found CIA torture of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged.

Bush only got torture details four years into program: US Senate Report

Former US President George W. Bush was only given details of the torture being used by the CIA four years into the brutal interrogation program launched during his tenure, according to the Senate report released Tuesday.

70-yr-old woman paraded half-naked on donkey in Rajasthan

A 70-year-old woman has alleged that she was tortured and paraded half-naked on a donkey by relatives who wanted to grab her property at Kameri-Chouhan village in Bhilwara district, police said on Sunday.

Custodial torture of students in Bihar provokes protest

Hundreds of students Monday protested and ransacked the office of Veer Kunwar Singh University in Bihar's Bhojpur district against the torture of two student leaders in police custody, an official said.

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests.

Faridabad: Police alleges teacher's torture behind schoolboy's suicide attempt

An eight standard student on Wednesday attempted suicide by immolating himself in the premises of the Holy Child school in Faridabad's sector 29.

The child, reportedly, took a bottle of kerosene inside the washroom of the school and set himself on fire in a bid to kill himself.

Tribal student commits suicide over torture by teacher

Blaming his school teacher for torture and manhandling, a 16-year-old tribal boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Baran district, police said today.