UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests.

Universal acquires rights of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'
Universal acquires rights of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

Universal has acquired rights of sequel to the 2002 comedy 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. The studios are set to release the movie in the US and much of the rest of the world, reported Contactmusic.

Ebola: UN drafts guidelines against rights violations in quarantine

The UN announced Thursday that it is drawing up guidelines to prevent human rights violations in health quarantine for people suspected of having contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

PVP, Dil Raju jointly acquire remake rights of `Bangalore Days`

Well known producers Prasad V. Potluri of PVP Cinema and Dil Raju have jointly acquired the all Indian languages remake rights of recent Malayalam blockbuster `Bangalore Days`.

Italy abandons refugees in car parks without food, shoes: UN

The UN refugee agency today accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan, abandoning them without shoes, food or money.

Sri Lanka reiterates rejection of UN rights investigation

Sri Lanka today voiced its opposition to the impending UNHRC`s probe on alleged rights abuses during the final phase of the conflict with the LTTE, saying the investigation would set a "dangerous precedent".

Little progress on rights in Sri Lanka: Report

Sri Lanka made little progress in 2013 in accountability for serious human rights abuses committed during the civil war that ended in 2009, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Rights group official arrested in Bangladesh

Bangladesh authorities have arrested a senior official of a human rights organisation on charges of misleading people by disseminating "false information".

Snowden may have links with Chinese intelligence: US lawmaker

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who disclosed America`s secret surveillance programme, may have been working with the Chinese government to reveal intelligence secrets, a US lawmaker has alleged.

Tunisia jail terms spark civil liberty crackdown fears

Prison sentences for Tunisian rapper and 3 Femen activists have heightened fears among artists, journalists and rights activists that the Islamist-led government is rolling back civil liberties.

Rights mean nothing without peace, says Miguel Bose

Peace is the essential requirement for the exercise of rights, Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bose said here.

Men have rights too! Aggrieved men put up a fight

Tormented? Abused? Humiliated and threatened to be evicted from the house? Yes, you can always seek assistance from the nearest `friendly` women`s organisation. But what if you are not a woman?

New empowering law to address citizen complaints

Rajasthan has taken the lead in executing far-reaching legislation, which entitles citizens swift legal remedy to their grievances over govt services.

World leaders need to stand up for rights: Clinton

Clinton has asked leaders of the countries across the globe, to stand up for the rights of everyone, the religious minorities in particular.

Children run to claim their rights

Scores of children, mostly from
under-privileged sections, took part in a run here on Sunday
seeking protection of their rights on the eve of Children`s

Imran Khan rakes up Kashmiris` rights

Imran Khan led a massive gathering as he sought to galvanise his fledgling party by raking up the issue of the rights of Kashmiris.

HC stays order on voting rights of Sehajdhari Sikh

Punjab and Haryana HC stayed its September 1 ruling allowing Sehajdharis
to exercise franchise in the Sept 18
SGPC elections.

Respect widows` rights: UN chief

International Widows` Day was created by the UN General Assembly in 2010.

ITV bosses struggling to buy rights of hit US show `The Voice`

ITV bosses are struggling to buy the rights of the hit US singing show `The Voice` from BBC which is expected to be launched in the UK.

Mladic threatens hunger strike if rights not observed

Mladic, 68, is standing trial in The Hague on charges of ordering the genocide of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1992-95 Bosnian War.