Blast rocks Mexico`s human rights commission

An explosion rocked the headquarters of Mexico`s National Human Rights Commission, the organization said Thursday, though no injuries were immediately reported. 

NHRC notices to Bihar govt over doc's refusal to treat snake bite

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Bihar government and police over a doctor refusing to treat a boy for snake bite, which resulted in his death.

Hooch tragedy: NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt, Mumbai Police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Maharashtra Government and the Mumbai Police Commissioner over the hooch tragedy which has claimed over 100 lives so far.

MP govt pays sexually assaulted minor girl's parents Rs 5 lakh

 The Madhya Pradesh government has paid Rs 5 lakh to parents of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a ward boy of a primary health centre on March 15, 2013 after a directive from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

NHRC issues notice to Jharkhand govt over killing of rights activist in Latehar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of a media report that Prahlad Prasad, a rights activist, who was fighting against the damage being caused to the environment due to Tori Railway Siding Project, was murdered on June 15 in Jharkhand's Latehar District.

NHRC notice to TN Govt over cleaning of toilets by two school girls

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued show cause notice to Tamil Nadu government, asking why a sum of Rs 25,000 should not be paid to two girl students for being made to clean toilets by the headmistress of a school in Tirunelveli.

NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt over 'pathetic' condition of 720 schools

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi government on the "pathetic" condition of its 720 schools, calling for a detailed report within four weeks.

NHRC notice to AAP govt over 'pathetic' condition of 720 Delhi schools

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi government on the "pathetic" condition of its 720 schools, calling for a detailed report within four weeks.

NHRC recommends Rs 5 lakh in Manipur encounter case

National Human Rights Commission has recommended that Manipur Government to pay Rs 5 lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of Sorokhiabam Jibon Singh, who was killed in an encounter in Imphal West District of neighbouring state in July 2009.

NHRC notices to health ministry, ICMR over dubious IVF clinics

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) over media reports about dubious In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics in Delhi.

Centre names new education secretaries

The central government on Friday appointed ministry of women and child development secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi as secretary, department of higher education, ministry of human resource development, an official statement said.

New jail in Goa to be opened on Saturday, to replace Fort Aguada

A new jail at Colvale in Goa would open on Saturday, replacing the century old Fort Aguada jail.

NHRC orders CBI probe into Chittoor encounter, announces Rs 8 lakh compensation
NHRC orders CBI probe into Chittoor encounter, announces Rs 8 lakh compensation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered a CBI inquiry into the Chittoor encounter in which 20 red sandalwood smugglers were killed.

Mexico rights body probes gunfight that killed 43

Mexico`s human rights commission formally opened an investigation on Tuesday to determine whether federal police committed any abuses in a shootout that killed 42 drug cartel suspects and one officer.

HC declines tagging Swamy's plea on Hashimpura case with NHRC

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to tag BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea with NHRC petition challenging a trial court's decision to acquit 16 policemen of charges of murder and other crimes in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case in which 42 people were killed.

Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as interim NHRC head

President Pranab Mukherjee has authorised Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as the interim chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) until the appointment of a new chairperson.

Suspects in Mexico missing students case claim torture

 Suspects detained in the disappearances and alleged slaughter of 43 students in Mexico claim they were tortured by authorities, allegations that could harm their trial, human rights experts said Monday.

Centre asked to check misuse of banned Diclofenac

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the union health and family welfare ministry to set up a committee to monitor the misuse of banned Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug, in animal in India.

Chittoor killings: NHRC strongly favours judicial probe
Chittoor killings: NHRC strongly favours judicial probe

The National Human Rights Commission Thursday strongly favoured ordering of a judicial enquiry by Andhra Pradesh government into the Chittoor police firing incident.

Andhra, Telangana police submit reports to NHRC on killings
Andhra, Telangana police submit reports to NHRC on killings

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana police on Thursday submitted reports on the killings of 20 woodcutters in Chittor and five undertrial prisoners respectively to the NHRC.