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Indian legal eagles to battle ‘ban Gita’ move in Russia


December 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Aghast over a Siberian court's move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Russia, Indian and international legal eagles, including those working with the UN, have ... Read more...

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Indian Army launches human rights campaign in Kashmir


March 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Long accused of committing excesses in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has embarked on spreading human rights awareness to the villagers living in remote areas.A ... Read more...

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Nevada “Human Rights Day” event opened with Sanskrit mantras


December 12th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 12 (ANI): "Human Rights Day" was celebrated near the City Hall in downtown Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 10.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed opened the event by reading "Gayatri Mantra", ... Read more...

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Hindus want urgent EU probe into allegations of secret Roma lists in France


October 11th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 11 (ANI): Hindus have asked for a thorough probe by European Union (EU) into allegations that French police was keeping secret lists of Roma (Gypsies) and other travelling minorities ... Read more...

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UN declares access to clean water a human right


July 29th, 2010 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 29 (DPA) The United Nations Wednesday declared access to clean water a human right, voicing "deep concern" about a human necessity denied to almost 900 million people worldwide. The 192-nation ... Read more...

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LiLo slams ‘perverted’ justice system on Twitter


July 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 8 (ANI): A day after being sentenced to 90 days in jail, Lindsay Lohan has taken a swipe at the American criminal justice system in a series of messages ... Read more...

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Imran moves SC against US drone attacks in Pak


July 1st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 1(ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to declare that the US drone attacks are attacks on the sovereignty ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa lashes out at Army’s human rights critics


June 19th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned critics of the army, saying the armed forces not only fought against the LTTE to establish peace in the country, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama asks China to release political prisoners


December 28th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 28 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday urged the Chinese government to release writer Liu Xiaobo and other political prisoners. "I am saddened by the Chinese government sentencing Liu ... Read more...

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Today 10th December is Human Rights Day


December 10th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today 10th December is Human Rights Day. This particular date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, ... Read more...

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Karnataka human rights panel hampered by staff shortage (Dec 10 is International Human Rights Day)


December 10th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, set up two years back to protect and promote rights of the people in the state, is unable to perform its duties ... Read more...

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We are not a toothless body: NHRC (Dec 10 is Human Rights Day)


December 8th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is "not a toothless body" as is often alleged and 99 percent of its recommendations on key issues are ... Read more...

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Don’t execute Mujib killers, Amnesty tells Dhaka


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) International human rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged Bangladesh not to execute five former army officers who have been sentenced to death for the killing of country's ... Read more...

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Tibetan leader takes on China over Arunachal


September 15th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal Dharamshala, Sep 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile said Tuesday, adding that Chinese military incursions into India were ... Read more...

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Cuban dissidents hail Obama for lifting travel curbs


April 14th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 14 (EFE) Cuban dissidents have described as "excellent" the news that US President Barack Obama has decided to lift restrictions on Cuban Americans' travel and remittances to the island. "It ... Read more...

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US to run for seat on UN Human Rights Council


April 1st, 2009 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (DPA) The US Tuesday said it will join the UN Human Rights Council, a body that was derided by former president George W. Bush as politicized and ineffective. The ... Read more...

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Lack of women in rights panel, apex court discriminatory: UN official


March 23rd, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navenethem Pillay, who is on a three-day visit to India, Monday said the absence of women in the National Human Rights ... Read more...

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China cracks down on new set of political activists, writers and lawyers


January 4th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): China has launched a tough countrywide crackdown on a new network of political activists, writers and lawyers who have supported a bold new manifesto that presses for ... Read more...

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China’s first human rights action plan next year


December 30th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (Xinhua) China will release its first action plan on human rights early next year, a senior official said here Tuesday. "The document has concrete measures, including efforts in poverty ... Read more...

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Global economic downturn putting migrants at risk: Ban


December 18th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that migrants were highly vulnerable to the global economic crisis."The world's more than 200 million migrants are especially vulnerable to the ... Read more...

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Apex court judge slams retrenchments under recession excuse


December 14th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) The growing tendency among corporate houses to fire employees under the excuse of the ongoing economic recession has come under fire from none other than Supreme Court Judge ... Read more...

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Iran protests Sarkozy remark against Ahmadinejad


December 11th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) Iran has lodged a strong protest against French President Nicholas Sarkozy's remark against President Mehmoud Ahmadinejad and warned Paris of adverse impact on bilateral relations, official IRNA news ... Read more...

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners torture by loud music enrages musicians


December 11th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): The news that prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp are being tortured by loud music being played over loudspeakers has enraged musicians and human rights groups.Recent ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists to stand up for gay rights in UN


December 11th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party, which till a year ago regarded homosexuality as a perversion threatening to corrupt society, will strike a blow for gay rights at the UN ... Read more...

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Knightley becomes face of Amnesty Internationals human rights campaign


December 11th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington Dec 11 (ANI): British actress Keira Knightley is the new face for Amnesty Internationals human rights campaign.On the 60th anniversary of the United Nations'' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), ... Read more...

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Bilawal receives UN award for Shaheed Benazir Bhutto


December 11th, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
United Nations, Dec.11 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has accepted an honorary United Nations prize conferred on his slain mother and former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The 2008 ... Read more...

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Chatterjee releases stamp at Human Rights Day function


December 11th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee released a commemorative postal stamp on Wednesday evening in observance of 60 years of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights at ... Read more...

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UN laments that human rights declaration remains unfulfilled


December 11th, 2008 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 11 (DPA) The UN General Assembly Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, noting that its goals remained unfulfilled while fresh global problems have ... Read more...

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Terrorism a new threat to human rights: Bhattacharjee


December 10th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Calling terrorism a new threat to human rights, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here Wednesday said that information has to gathered about how terrorists operate in order to find ... Read more...

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Cuban dissidents denounce arrests, will commemorate UN rights day


December 10th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 10 (IANS) Cuban dissident groups have denounced the arrests of at least 20 activists on the eve of the UN human rights day Wednesday and said they would not change ... Read more...

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Students run to mark 60th anniversary of Human Rights Declaration


December 7th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Hundreds of school children here today participated in a run organised to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Organised by the ... Read more...

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UN to confer its top human rights award on Benazir Bhutto


November 26th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Nov 26 (ANI): The United Nations has reportedly decided to confer its top human rights award on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.The award will be announced on December 10, ... Read more...

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UN adopts protocol to uphold rights to food, housing


November 19th, 2008 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (DPA) The UN General Assembly's human-rights committee Tuesday adopted a protocol giving people rights to housing, food, water and sanitation, and holding governments responsible for the lack of ... Read more...

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Cultural gatekeepers can be agents of change: UNFPA report


November 12th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In India, sex selection poses a major challenge but cultural gatekeepers can be used to end such discrimination against girls, says the UN Population Fund's (UNFPA) state ... Read more...

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Threats to civil liberties, rights increasing: UN


October 9th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 9 (IANS) Stringent security measures following the Sep 11, 2001 terror attack in the US are increasingly threatening civil liberties, the UN rights agency has warned and called for effective ... Read more...

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