Nepal set up two commissions on Tuesday to investigate long-simmering allegations of human rights abuses and disappearances during the Himalayan nation`s decade-long civil war, a government minister said.
Accepting the guard of honour on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday asserted that the state was moving fast on the avowed path of "growth with justice."
First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi.
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was questioned for nearly four hours in Delhi by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee investigator BB Mishra (deputy director, National Narcotics Bureau ) who is investigating the case of IPL spot fixing.
A day after his controversial remarks terming Muslim personal law "unjust", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju today said he was not against any religion but was speaking up against injustice.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
Madras High Court today allowed a 19-year-old girl of Rajasthan origin from Coimbatore, who apprehended honour killing by her family, to go with her husband in the light of her categorical statement in court that she wanted to live with him.
A group of educationists and intellectuals came out in support of former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly, claiming that he was a victim of a conspiracy to make him resign as the chairperson of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
As allegations of "unwelcome behaviour" against retired Supreme Court judges - two have surfaced so far - are denting the institution`s moral authority, an informal in-house mechanism is required to determine the veracity of such allegations and a single yardstick should be applied for any probes into the charges, eminent lawyers say.
Rubbishing retired justice AK Ganguly`s contention that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not want him to continue as state human rights panel chief after some decisions taken by him went against her government, ruling Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy said Ganguly`s claims were not borne out by facts.
The Central government has cleared the proposal for Presidential reference for ex-Supreme Court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly`s removal as head of WBHRC in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.