civil liberties

Current times worse than emergency: Advani


September 12th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani has come out in support of Aseem Trivedi, saying the act of jailing the cartoonist for an allegedly ... Read more...

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Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a pronouncement of considerable significance that could check the judiciary's overstepping into legislative and governmental functioning, the Supreme Court has said the question of ... Read more...

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Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Form vigilance panels on PDS, apex court tells centre


August 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria on the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori: Chhattisgarh’s prisoners of conscience (Special Report)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Branded Maoist sympathisers by police, the future stretches dark for Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori who have been in Chhattisgarh's jails for nearly 11 months ... Read more...

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Extra subsidised rice to poor in 12 districts in Northeast


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The central government has provided additional quota of rice at a subsidised rate for the poor living in 12 backward districts in the northeast, a state ... Read more...

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Biography, Middle-East & Kalam on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)


July 7th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The book cart this week is rejuvenating and serious. Flip through with IANS...1.Book: "Nani A. Palkiwala: A Life"; Written by M.V. Kamath; Published by ... Read more...

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Separatists push Pakistan on Kashmir, divided on dialogue (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before the foreign secretary-level talks, separatists Tuesday met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and pitched for putting the Kashmir issue at the ... Read more...

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Geelani asks Pakistan to press India on Kashmir issue


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a move that has upset India, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday met Kashmiri separatist leaders, with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ... Read more...

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Congress seeks CBI probe into Chhattisgarh killings


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 2 (IANS) An opposition Congress's team, which probed the killing of 19 Maoists by security forces in Chhattisgarh last week, Monday termed it as a massacre of ... Read more...

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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges Maoists to free collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Human rights activist Binayak Sen Monday appealed to the Maoists to release Chhattisgarh's abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and urged them to resume peace ... Read more...

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British government to monitor calls, email


April 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Insisting that there are "significant gaps" in the British security, the government has defended its plans to allow the monitoring of phone calls, email and ... Read more...

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US Supreme Court hears challenge to ‘Obamacare’


March 27th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has begun a historic hearing on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform, which greatly expands Americans' access to ... Read more...

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Review Pakistani Army Act: Daily


February 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Noting that "basic civil liberties need to be protected", a leading Pakistani daily has sought a fresh look at the Pakistan Army Act.An editorial in Dawn ... Read more...

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Repeal sedition laws: Activists


January 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Activists from various organisations across the country Monday demanded repeal of sedition laws from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other legislations."It is a sad ... Read more...

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Ensure not one life is lost in cold, apex court tells states


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ner Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked various state governments to take immediate steps to ensure that not one life was lost in the severe and biting ... Read more...

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Soni Sori, Lingaram: Maoist conduits or police trap?


December 25th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 25 (IANS) The arrest of two tribals, Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi, in Chhattisgarh for alleged acting as Maoist conduits raises the larger question: Were they really Maoist ... Read more...

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In Madhya Pradesh, emergency detainees, freedom fighters at par


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has hiked the honorarium for those detained during the Emergency to Rs.15,000 per month, taking it at par with the pension received ... Read more...

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Peruvian president declares state of emergency


December 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency following massive rallies against a multi-billion-dollar mining project in the north of the country.Humala announced late ... Read more...

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Congress MP, hundreds attend Kishenji cremation


November 27th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The last rites of slain Maoist leader Kishenji were performed Sunday in his hometown Peddapalli in Andhra Pradesh, attended by a larger number of slogan-shouting ... Read more...

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Britain’s drug lord wants to run empire from prison


November 25th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A drug baron, described as Britain's most notorious, is likely to contest an order which expects him to stop running his multi-million-pound criminal empire from behind ... Read more...

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Oxford City Council plans to install CCTV’s in taxis


November 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oxford, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers at the Oxford City Council have proposed a new surveillance system that will virtually travel with the residents. According to the new plan, new taxis will ... Read more...

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Probe disappearances, mass graves: activists


October 25th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Human rights activists have called for investigations into enforced disappearances and unidentified graves in Jammu and Kashmir.Taking part in a meeting organised by the People's ... Read more...

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NHRC sends notice in Soni Sori case


October 11th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Taking suo motto cognizance of the media reports on the alleged custodial torture of suspected Maoist conduit, Soni Sori in Chhattisgarh, the National Human Rights ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police criticised for alleged torture of activist


October 11th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 11 (IANS) Right activists Tuesday slammed Chhattisgarh Police for allegedly torturing a suspected Maoist conduit who was held in Delhi last week and brought back to the state ... Read more...

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PUDR condemns raid on activist’s home


October 5th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has condemned the Chhattisgarh Police for raiding the Rajasthan house of rights activist Kavita Srivastava.A PUDR statement said ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoist conduit arrested in Delhi


October 4th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A suspected Maoist conduit, accused of receiving "protection money" from the Essar group on behalf of the rebels, was Tuesday arrested in south Delhi by ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police raid Jaipur social activist’s house


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 3 (IANS) A team of Chhattisgarh Police Monday carried out a raid, in search of a Maoist terrorist, at the house of a social activist here with "logistics ... Read more...

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Be honest, uphold civil liberties, Manmohan tells police


September 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday urged the police forces to "honestly discharge their duties" and function within the democratic framework to "scrupulously respect and ... Read more...

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India reacts strongly to British parliamentary debate on Kashmir


September 15th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Reacting to the House of Commons debating alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India Thursday reminded British MPs that it was the world's ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen plans campaign against sedition law


September 12th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) Human rights activist Binayak Sen said Sunday that he will soon undertake a nationwide signature campaign to scrap the sedition law under which he was booked ... Read more...

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Americans believe US policies motivated 9/11 attacks: Poll


September 6th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Americans today are generally more willing to believe that US policies in the Middle East might have motivated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York and ... Read more...

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Abolish death penalty, say rights groups


September 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the wake of a court stay on the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and the ongoing debate over the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court adjourns plea challenging Anna’s arrest


August 26th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday adjourned hearing on a plea seeking to declare the preventive arrest of activist Anna Hazare on Aug 16 as a ... Read more...

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