health and human rights

Ban sought on Addis Ababa gay conference


November 30th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Nov 30 (IANS) The fate of an upcoming gay conference here hangs in balance with religious leaders seeking a ban on it.Religious leaders and government authorities in Ethiopia ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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Delhi’s elderly seek more security


June 15th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Elderly citizens of the city Tuesday demanded more security for themselves during an interaction with senior government officials and NGOs to mark the sixth edition ... Read more...

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Timeline of Binayak Sen case


April 15th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the Binayak Sen case:May 14, 2007: Binayak Sen arrested in Bilaspur on charges of carrying messages between Piyush Guha, ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen case - A timeline


February 10th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 10 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the Binayak Sen case:May 14, 2007: Binayak Sen arrested in Bilaspur on charges of carrying messages between Piyush Guha, a ... Read more...

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High Court seeks records in Binayak Sen conviction


January 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bilaspur, Jan 7 (IANS) A division bench of the Chhattisgarh High Court Friday sought case records of a trial court that awarded life imprisonment to rights activist Binayak Sen and set Jan ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen moves high court against life term


January 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Rights activist Binayak Sen, who was sentenced to life term by a local court Dec 24 on sedition charges, has filed an appeal in the Chhattisgarh High Court, ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen gets life, angry activists vow appeal (Roundup)


December 24th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur/New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Rights activist Binayak Sen, whose incarceration a group of 22 Nobel laureates had condemned, was Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen case timeline


December 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the prosecution of Binayak Sen, a doctor and human rights activist convicted for sedition and conspiracy by a Chhattisgarh court and ... Read more...

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Rampant HR violations, apathy by Burmese Military Junta leaves cyclone victims hapless


May 8th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): The survivors of Cyclone Nargis that devastated Burma in 2008, continue to reel under the problems brought by the cyclone.A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Indians deserve access to pain treatment, says rights body


February 12th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, Feb 12 (IANS) The central government should act urgently to ensure access to pain medications, Human Rights Watch said ahead of a national conference on palliative care here in Tamil Nadu. Hundreds ... Read more...

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HRW report says India not doing enough on pain treatment front


October 28th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): A 102-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has said that the Indian Government is falling short of providing hundreds of thousands of patients access to pain-related treatment.The HRW ... Read more...

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Jonathan Mann Awardee Binayak Sen released on bail today


May 25th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantBail was granted to the paediatrician Dr Binayak Sen who was jailed in Raipur prison since more than two years now, on alleged false charges of abetting maoist activities in ... Read more...

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Though delayed, justice has been done: Binayak Sen’s brother


May 25th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Binayak Sen's brother Monday said he was "overwhelmed" by the Supreme Court's decision to grant the civil rights activist bail after more than two years in jail ... Read more...

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Justice where art thou?


May 14th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantTwo years of Dr Binayak Sen's imprisonmentJonathan Mann awardee (2008) Dr Binayak Sen, who is a well-known paediatrician and human rights defender, will complete two years on 14 May 2009 ... Read more...

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Scientists integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks


March 13th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Health experts in the U.S. have successful integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. The achievement was recently made ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen’s supporters on 10-day fast for his release


June 17th, 2008 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Supporters of Binayak Sen, a rights campaigner and doctor jailed in Raipur for allegedly helping Maoists, went on a 10-day hunger strike from Monday in five countries ... Read more...

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Activists to fast demanding release of Binayak Sen


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Hundreds of human rights activists will begin a ten-day fast from June 16 demanding the immediate release of public health expert and activist Dr. Binayak Sen, a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh security act challenged in Supreme Court


May 17th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 17 (IANS) The People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human rights organisation, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security ... Read more...

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3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

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3.2 million Burmese estimated to be affected by Cyclone Nargis


May 15th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Geographic risk models developed by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Lehman College in the US have estimated that as many as ... Read more...

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PUCL demands release of social activist Binayak Sen


May 13th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) today called for the immediate release of social worker Dr. Binayak Sen, and appealed to the Central Government to ... Read more...

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Activists launch fresh campaign for Binayak Sen


May 13th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 13 (IANS) After Nobel laureates appealed to the Indian government for release of physician Binayak Sen, rights activists have announced that they will hold a protest rally here Wednesday against ... Read more...

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Trial begins against rights activist Binayak Sen


May 1st, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) A court here has begun a four-day trial of physician and rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been charged by police on several counts, including conspiracy and treason. ... Read more...

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Climate change may increase HIV rates


May 1st, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 1 (ANI): A leading researcher from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has cautioned that social factors, including economic pressures, caused by climate change may in turn ... Read more...

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Right activists seek fair trial for Binayak Sen


April 22nd, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) With jailed physician Binayak Sen bagging the prestigious Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the US-based Global Health Council, human rights activists have sought ... Read more...

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Jailed doctor-activist Binayak Sen gets US-based award


April 22nd, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 22 (IANS) Indian physician and rights activist Binayak Sen - who is behind bars in Chhattisgarh for alleged links with Maoists - has been awarded the prestigious Jonathan ... Read more...

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