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Meghalaya says Karnataka, Maharashtra are normal now


August 29th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Wednesday urged students and workers from the state to return to their educational institutions and works places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, saying the ... Read more...

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Pakistani girls killed for dancing reported alive


June 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Five Pakistani girls who were reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal council for dancing and clapping with two young men in the northwest tribal ... Read more...

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Israel trying to thwart UN fact-finding mission on settlements


March 19th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel is taking steps to prevent a Palestinian initiative at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish a fact-finding mission on West Bank settlements.According ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicides: Parliamentary panel to visit Vidarbha Friday


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel will visit Vidarbha Friday to review the situation in the wake of farmers' suicides in the region, an activist said here Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Mystery disease kills 100 in Uganda


January 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Jan 8 (IANS) A mystery disease has killed over 100 people and infected more than 2,000 in northern Uganda.The disease, first reported in September 2009, has since been ... Read more...

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Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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US lawmakers concerned over rights violations in Tibet


November 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 18 (IANS) Three US lawmakers have expressed concern over human rights violations in Tibet and asked the US ambassador to China to collect first-hand information on self-immolation protests, ... Read more...

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No change in Bengal Maoist areas, says sympathiser


September 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Litterateur and Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao, who visited the rebel-hit areas of West Bengal Tuesday, said the people's condition there has not changed under the ... Read more...

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Trinamool leader killed by Maoists


September 20th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress leader was killed by Maoists in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said Tuesday. An enraged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it ... Read more...

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable


August 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based ... Read more...

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India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir


July 1st, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India Friday rejected a resolution by the newly-renamed Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Kashmir, stating that it has no "locus standi" on internal affairs ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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IAEA team to review nuclear crisis in Japan


May 17th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by BNO News
VIENNA, AUSTRIA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday announced that it will dispatch an international expert fact-finding mission to Japan to review the country's nuclear crisis.Almost 20 ... Read more...

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Libya will deal with “terrorists” first, then talk reform: Gaddafi’s son


April 18th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 17 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has said his father's regime will deal with "terrorists" first, and then talk about reforms."The biggest issue ... Read more...

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Libyan govt. says it can never kill civilians


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A Libyan government spokesman has held international coalition attacks on Libya for the death of 48 civilians on the first night of military action, insisting that the forces ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son denies regime using military against Libyans


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, March 2 (ANI): Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, has denied reports that his father's regime is bombing areas in Tripoli or using the military against its own people. ... Read more...

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MI5 dismissed 7/7 ringleader as Jihadi ‘tourist’, inquest hears


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): British Intelligence outfit MI5 had dismissed the July 7 ringleader as a Jihadi 'tourist' when he had travelled to Pakistan in 2003 to attend a terrorist training camp, ... Read more...

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Forced evictions for CWG violated human rights: Report


February 7th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Forced eviction of people from their homes because of the 2010 Commonwealth Games seriously violated their rights and even led to the deaths of some people, a ... Read more...

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India’s human rights defenders need better protection: UN expert


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on Indian authorities to do much more to ensure a safe and conducive environment for human rights defenders ... Read more...

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Andhra, centre issued notices on Maoist leader Azad’s killing (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central and Andhra Pradesh governments on a petition seeking judicial probe into the alleged staged killing of ... Read more...

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Parliamentarians, civil society members meet Mirwaiz


December 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) A 10-member parliamentarian and civil society delegation on a three-day visit to the Kashmir Valley Saturday called on moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.The delegation comprising parliamentarians ... Read more...

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Taliban call on US to send fact-finding team to uncover “ground realities” in Afghanistan


November 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 8 (ANI): The Taliban has called on the US Congress to send a "fact-finding mission" to Afghanistan for investigating what they called the lies and propaganda spread by American ... Read more...

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Juveniles facing torture, sexual abuse in Berhampur observation home


October 7th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the incidents of routine sexual abuse and violence being meted out to juveniles in Berhampur Observation Home in Orissa, the Asian Centre for Human ... Read more...

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UN panel on flotilla raid completes probe in Jordan


September 4th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 4 (DPA) A UN fact-finding mission left Jordan Saturday, prominent Jordanian unionist Wael Saqqa said, following a five-day investigation into a fatal Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in the ... Read more...

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UN team starts hearings in Jordan on Gaza flotilla


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 30 (DPA) A UN inquiry team started hearings Monday with Jordanian activists about the fatal May 31 Israeli attack on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla trying ... Read more...

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Israel names former official to UN flotilla panel


August 8th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 7 (DPA) A former official of the Israeli foreign ministry has been chosen to represent his country on a UN panel investigating the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ... Read more...

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UN body seeks Israeli cooperation in flotilla probe


August 4th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva/Tel Aviv, Aug 4 (DPA) The president of the UN Human Rights Council Wednesday called for Israel to collaborate with the team he has appointed to investigate the deadly Israeli raid on ... Read more...

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UN rights body appoints experts to probe Gaza flotilla raid


July 24th, 2010 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (DPA) The UN Human Rights Council Friday appointed a former International Criminal Court judge, a past war crimes prosecutor and a UN gender-equality official to investigate Israel's deadly raid ... Read more...

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Naidu begins ‘bus yatra’ as Maharashtra sounds alert


July 16th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and legislators Friday launched a 'bus yatra' to Babli near the Andhra Pradesh border to start a "national debate" ... Read more...

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Cuba declines UN mission related to torture


June 10th, 2010 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Cuban government rejected a United Nations (UN) visit for a fact-finding mission related to torture on the island, the United Nations News announced on Wednesday.The UN ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to send an independent mission to investigate Israeli attack on aid flotilla


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to dispatch an independent international fact finding mission to investigate violations of international law resulting from the Israeli attack ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh government pulled up over Dalit discrimination


May 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has issued notices to Madhya Pradesh in four different cases related to alleged discrimination against Dalits, sources say. The panel, which was ... Read more...

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SC posts being given to general category, says Buta Singh


May 16th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) National Commission for the Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman Buta Singh Sunday said that Dalits were being denied their fundamental right in Madhya Pradesh and that the ... Read more...

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BJP delegation attacked, dozen injured


April 5th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) At least a dozen political activists and media persons were injured when a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation was attacked by a mob in Orissa's Jajpur district ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh briefs Sonia on Azamgarh visit


February 9th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Tuesday briefed party chief Sonia Gandhi about his visit to Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh where he received petitions from families of young ... Read more...

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