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Over 1 lakh of cases of atrocities against SCs, STs during 2001-12: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:33

More than one lakh cases of atrocities against persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) were reported across the country in the period between 2001 and 2012 -- when both BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA were in power.

Japan berates China`s Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:17

Tokyo on Sunday criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping for making remarks during a trip to Germany about Japan`s wartime atrocities, adding that the government had lodged a protest.

Leadership tussle in `Gulabi gang`

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:09

A leadership tussle erupted in `Gulabi gang`, an organistaion which shot into limelight for taking up the cudgels against women atrocities.

North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next?

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:39

20. Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry`s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community`s ability to act on its recommendations.

Over 13,000 women raped in Assam in the past 8 years: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 22:31

At least 40,096 women were victims of atrocities against them and another 13,798 were raped in Assam between 2005 and October 2013, Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said.

Cabinet defers decision on changes in SC, ST Act

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 22:47

Union Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on amendments moved by the Ministry of Social Justice for making harsher the provisions of SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Maoist leader beaten to death in Jhargram

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 18:28

A prominent Maoist leader belonging to the Peoples Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) was on Saturday beaten to death by irate villagers in Jhargram police district of West Bengal.

Congress hits out at Nitish govt over rise in police atrocities

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 18:56

Days after bailing out the Nitish Kumar government, Congress in Bihar hit out at the JD(U) government for the spurt in cases of police atrocities.

UN court convicts 6 Bosnian Croats of atrocities

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 17:14

An United Nations court has convicted six Bosnian Croat political and military leaders of persecuting, expelling and murdering Muslims during Bosnia`s war as part of a plan supported by leaders in neighboring Croatia.

Time to reset moral compass of society, says Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 18:03

Amid the rising instances of atrocities against women in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said it was time to "reset the moral compass" of the society.

Britain probes its troops` atrocities on Iraqi bodies

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 22:28

Bodies of Iraqis handed back to their families by British troops showed signs of torture and apparent mutilation as well as multiple bullet wounds, local doctors have revealed before a public inquiry which has opened in London.

Rajasthan to set up fast-track courts for cases of women harassment

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 00:40

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has given his approval to set fast track courts in five divisional headquarters for speedy hearing in cases of women harassment, a government spokesperson said.