India drops to 140th rank in press freedom, lowest since 2002

India has dropped nine places to 140th rank in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index.

Government`s credibility at its "lowest": CAG

CAG Vinod Rai on Tuesday said the credibility of
the government is at its "lowest".

Child sex ratio drops to lowest since Independence

Indicating a continuing preference
for boys in society, the child sex ratio in India has dropped
to 914 females against 1,000 males - the lowest since
Independence - in the provisional 2011 Census report released
on Thursday.

Lowest ever number of jailed dissidents: Cuba rights group

The number of political prisoners
in Cuba fell sharply in the past half-year and now stands at
167, the smallest number since the Cuban Revolution more than
a half-century ago, a human rights activist has said.