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Can’t be denied Hindus faced persecution: Pakistani daily


August 16th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) It cannot be denied that "minorities, and particularly Hindus, have faced persecution over the past few decades" in Pakistan, said a daily that wished minorities would ... Read more...

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Imran Khan warns of march over drone killings


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Imran Khan has said he will lead a peace march to north Waziristan to let the world know how the US was killing "innocent Pakistanis".Addressing a ... Read more...

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Government defends Chattisgarh operation, activists seek independent probe (Roundup)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) An anti-Maoist operation in Chattisgarh last week that left 17 suspected rebels killed was Monday defended by the central and the state governments, even ... Read more...

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Allegations against force stereotypical: CRPF chief


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Monday dismissed allegations that its anti-Maoist operation had led to the killing of innocent villagers in Chattisgarh last week, ... Read more...

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Assam rights panel moves NHRC over police atrocities


June 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has sought intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over alleged police atrocities on anti-dam activists in the state.The ... Read more...

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Ikea’s racism row over employment of security guards


June 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Croydon, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swedish company Ikea is now involved in a racism row after it employed a number of security officers to prevent “gypsies” from entering its car ... Read more...

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Kazakh cops jailed for attacking protesters


May 29th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five police officers have been sent to jail for their heavy-handed response to a protest by striking oil workers in Kazakhstan last year.At least 15 ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Mumbai street vendor to speak at Rio labour meet (With Images)


May 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the city's street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international ... Read more...

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Chisti may meet Sarabjit in Pakistan


May 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, May 11 (IANS) Octogenarian Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khalil Chisti, who was Thursday permitted by the Supreme Court to visit Pakistan for a temporary stay, would like to meet Sarabjit ... Read more...

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Mexico seeks to protect journalists, rights activists


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) The lower house of the Mexican Congress approved a bill that includes urgent measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders.The measure, which now goes ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again


April 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured."A large number of slum dwellers today ... Read more...

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This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals


April 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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DMK withdraws from MPs delegation to Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will ... Read more...

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Human rights activists beaten up in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Several people were injured and many arrested after a procession led by a human rights organisation in protest against the eviction of slum dwellers in ... Read more...

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AIADMK out of MPs team to Sri Lanka


April 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.The team led by BJP's ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus in duress, says daily


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Hindu families in Sindh province were living in fear and insecurity due to their young women being forcibly converted, said a leading daily that called upon ... Read more...

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Bihar asks Tamil Nadu to probe killings


February 24th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bihar government has asked Tamil Nadu to probe the killing of five men, including four from Bihar, who were shot dead by police after being ... Read more...

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Police gun down five ‘robbers’ in Chennai (Third Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Five men who allegedly robbed two banks were shot dead in a residential area here in a midnight gunbattle that also left two policemen wounded, police ... Read more...

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Al Nayeem Jubaer arrested over Facebook post


January 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 19-year-old student has been arrested by the Bangladeshi police for posting obscene comments about the father of the country’s Prime Minister. The police say Al Nayeem ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch criticises Putin presidential bid


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the decision of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for presidency once again ruins "the prospect of much-needed ... Read more...

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Belarus to abolish death penalty after US: President


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 24 (IANS) Belarus will abolish the death penalty as soon as the US abolishes it, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said.A court in the capital Minsk sentenced Nov ... Read more...

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Need for inclusion, acceptance of gay community: Activists


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) There is a need to promote understanding and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in society, said experts and human rights ... Read more...

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Remove AFSPA but don’t demonise army: Mehbooba


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said the security forces had done a "commendable job" against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and they should ... Read more...

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Belarus court gives death to Minsk metro bombers


November 30th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Nov 30 (IANS) A court in Belarusian capital Minsk Wednesday sentenced two men to death for carrying out a bomb attack that killed 15 people and injured 200 in ... Read more...

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Mamata stifling voice of protests: Rights activists


November 16th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Human rights activists Wednesday protested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's threat of police action against "people who support and glorify Maoists" and accused her ... 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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Autopsy says that Gadhafi died from shot to the head


October 24th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery surrounding the final moments of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was not solved after the autopsy result was announced on Sunday. The country’s top doctors ... Read more...

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Swank regrets attending Chechen Republic President’s party


October 14th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank regrets attending the birthday celebrations of Chechen Republic's President Ramzan Kadyrov, insisting she did not have a "full understanding" of the event.The ... Read more...

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Hilary Swank criticized for going to Chechnya


October 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oscar-winning stars Hilary Swank and Jan Claude Van Damme were in Chechnya last week for the birthday bash of the country’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The two ... Read more...

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Essar officials questioned over payment to Maoists


September 20th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior officials here of the Essar Group have been questioned and others based outside Chhattisgarh will also be interrogated for allegedly paying 'protection money' to Maoists, ... Read more...

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Essar under scanner for paying Maoists


September 15th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 15 (IANS) Essar Group officials in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere are under police scanner for allegedly paying "protection money" to Maoists, police said Thursday. However, the company has refuted ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases cables naming top secret sources


August 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has "accidentally" released thousands of US diplomatic cables containing names of top secret sources, whose lives may now be in danger, a media ... Read more...

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Anna phenomenon grows in Nepal too


August 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) As Anna Hazare's public protest against corruption in the form of a fast in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan reached its 10th day Thursday, support for the ... Read more...

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