NHRC notice to Punjab over five infants' death

The NHRC has issued notice to Punjab over the deaths of five babies in a Ludhiana hospital due to alleged lack of medical facilities, a statement said Tuesday.

NHRC notice to Telangana over farmers' suicides

The NHRC has issued notice to the Telangana government over media reports that 76 farmers have committed suicide in the state since its formation, a statement said Tuesday.

NHRC issues notice to Haryana police over assault on media persons

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the Haryana Police over alleged police assault on journalists outside the ashram of 'godman' Rampal in Hisar.

NHRC issues notice to TN govt on manual scavenging

Taking suo motu cognisance of a report on a worker cleaning a manhole without protective gear, NHRC has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government, calling for a report in eight weeks on steps taken to implement provisions of Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act.

NHRC issues notice over Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday asked the Chhattisgarh government to explain the deaths of 13 women in a state organised mass sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district.

12 million dementia patients in India by 2050: Report

The number of people suffering from Dementia in India are expected to rise to 12 million by 2050, witnessing an unprecedented three-fold rise, according to a new report.

NHRC directs Delhi govt to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women

National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this year.

NHRC raps Health Ministry for delaying report on HIV drugs

The National Human Rights Commission has rapped the Union Health Ministry for failing to meet the deadline to respond to its notice issued over alleged shortage of life saving drugs for HIV patients.

Baby crushed to death at DU College, NHRC dissatisfied over denial of relief to parents

 National Human Rights Commission today expressed "dissatisfaction" over various government agencies skirting responsibility to pay monetary relief to the parents of a five-month-old child who was allegedly crushed under a vehicle at a construction site in a Delhi University college.

NHRC asks UP govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to victim of alleged torture

National Human Rights Commission on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs five lakh to a victim of alleged police torture due to which he became permanently disabled.

Mexican soldiers allegedly executed 12 surrendered suspects

Mexican soldiers executed at least a dozen people who surrendered after a gunfight in June between troops and suspected criminals, a government human rights official said Tuesday.

NHRC notice to UP over manual scavenging reports

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over a report that 200 families were working as manual scavengers in different villages, a statement said Wednesday.

NHRC notice to Jharkhand over killing of suspected Maoists

 The NHRC has issued notice to the Jharkhand government over the deaths of two villagers who were shot dead by police on the suspicion of their being Maoists.

NHRC notice to Delhi govt after boy drowns in a pit

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi Government over drowning of a boy in a pit at Metro construction site.

SC reserves verdict on guidelines on encounter deaths probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the issue of laying down guidelines for probe into cases of encounter deaths and extra-judicial killings.

Woman delivers outside hospital: NHRC issues notice to Haryana govt

National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to Haryana Government following media reports that a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of a government hospital due to unavailability of wheel chair.

NHRC notice to Haryana over lack of wheelchairs at hospital

The NHRC has issued notice to the Haryana government after a woman gave birth at the entrance of a hospital as she could not be taken inside due to non-availability of a wheelchair.

NHRC notice to Odisha government on expired medicines

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action-taken report from Odisha government on the reports that low-quality and time-expired medicines were administered to patients in the state, a petitioner said Wednesday.

Teenager's hand chopped off: NHRC seeks report

The NHRC Tuesday asked a Tamil Nadu police officer to explain an incident in which a 17-year-old boy`s hand was chopped off by the husband of a village panchayat president.

NHRC notice to Gujarat govt over poor facilities

Taking cognizance of the fact that students in a Gujarat village have to swim across a river to reach their school because there is no bridge, the NHRC Wednesday issued a notice to the state government.