Slavery

Slaves were ''involuntary immigrants'': US Secretary

US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson described slaves as immigrants and argued that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside - even "involuntary immigrants", the media reported.

Mar 07, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Ashton Kutcher stresses use of technology to eradicate sex trafficking

Ashton Kutcher stresses use of technology to eradicate sex trafficking

 Actor Ashton Kutcher, who during his 2012 visit to India had met sex trafficking victims and has been batting for their cause for long, says there's need to understand the importance of using technology as a tool to eradicate slavery.

Feb 16, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

They also announced an upcoming event which will showcase the extent of modern-day slavery, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nov 29, 2016, 02:01 AM IST

Why Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should not forget Shirley Chisholm

Nearly eight years back, it was a huge moment in American history when for the first time a Black man became the president of the United States.

Nov 04, 2016, 09:55 AM IST
Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury is facing flak on social media for THIS photo

Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury is facing flak on social media for THIS photo

Renuka Chowdhury has been at the receiving end of social media users after a picture of her dining out with family went viral.

Jun 02, 2016, 18:05 PM IST
With 18.35 mn people enslaved, India tops global slavery index

With 18.35 mn people enslaved, India tops global slavery index

India has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery with 18.35 million victims of forced labour, ranging from prostitution and begging, according to a new report.

May 31, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

DNA: Today in History, December 02, 2015

Know all the historical facts that happened on December 02 in this episode of DNA.

Dec 03, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Mauritania says slavery is crime against humanity, doubles prison terms

 The Mauritanian parliament has adopted a new law as part of efforts to crack down on slavery, declaring it a "crime against humanity" and doubling prison terms for offenders.

Aug 14, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

 Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery."

Jul 28, 2015, 11:10 AM IST
Nikki Haley hails Senate vote to remove slavery era flag

Nikki Haley hails Senate vote to remove slavery era flag

South Carolina`s Indian American Governor Nikki Haley hailed the state Senate`s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds three weeks after a white man shot dead nine African-Americans in a historic black church.

Jul 07, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

South Africa shipwreck a `milestone` in slave trade study

The discovery of a wrecked slave ship off the South African coast in which more than 200 captives drowned marks a milestone in the study of the slave trade, the Smithsonian Institution said Monday.

Jun 01, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report

A shortage of specialised legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labour in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.

Apr 27, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

'Pakistan ranks third in the Global Slavery Index'

Pakistan ranks third on a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, an international rights body said on Sunday citing new data.

Mar 01, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

'Pakistan ranks third in global human slavery'

 Pakistan ranks third among a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, a media report said on Sunday.

Mar 01, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Slavery in UK higher than previous figures: Govt

The number of victims of slavery in the UK is much higher than previous figures, the British government has said.

Nov 29, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

India asks for awareness about slave trade

India has asked the international community to educate the future generations about slave trade to ensure that horrors of the past are not perpetuated through racism and prejudice.

Nov 23, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 mn to combating global slavery

Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2014, 17:54 PM IST
Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report

Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report

Forced to pick cotton, grow cannabis, prostitute themselves, fight wars or clean up after the wealthy -- some 35.8 million people are currently trapped in modern-day slavery, a new report said Monday.

Nov 17, 2014, 21:53 PM IST

'Modern slavery' in Malaysia electronics factories: Survey

Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia's electronics manufacturing sector -- a major supplier for leading global brands -- suffer labour conditions akin to "modern slavery", a report released today said.

Sep 17, 2014, 23:36 PM IST

Pak`s ties with US is that of slavery not friendship: Imran Khan

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today said Pakistan`s relationship with the US is that of "slavery not friendship" as his party held a demonstration outside parliament here against drone strikes.

Dec 05, 2013, 19:50 PM IST