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Hounded by kin, couple moves Bengal rights panel


September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Threatened by relatives for marrying outside their religions, a man and his wife from the city Tuesday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission seeking its ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Jharkhand government


September 13th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the Jharkhand government on police action on a protest against acquisition of agricultural land in ... Read more...

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NHRC notice on school turning away gangrape victim


September 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government over a Dalit girl being allegedly denied admission in school ... Read more...

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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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NHRC sends notice to Delhi government


September 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government and police over the incident of a girl being crushed to death ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides


September 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a ... Read more...

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Honduran journalist’s killer gets jail term of 28 years


September 12th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) A Honduran court Tuesday sentenced a man to 28 years in jail after finding him guilty of having fatally shot journalist Jorge Alberto Orellana in April ... Read more...

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Ex-CPI-M minister alleges political vendetta after brother’s arrest


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Following his brother Prashanta's arrest in the Midnapore skeleton case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sushanta Ghosh Monday claimed the arrest as "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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Over 1,700 killed in Karachi in 2012: Report


September 10th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A total of 1,725 people, including 78 children, were killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi in the first eight months of this year, says a ... Read more...

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Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu


September 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that ... Read more...

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Always believed in the judiciary: Former ISRO scientist


September 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday upheld the order of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordering compensation of Rs.1 million to ... Read more...

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Bihar student’s suicide: rights body seeks report


September 7th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission Friday sought a report from the police about Kanchanbala Jha, a college student who committed suicide in Sitamarhi district following sexual ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Delhi government, power discom


September 5th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government and a power discom for not extending any medical aid to a person ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks report on fake encounter in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought within two months an independent investigation report on the killing of two suspected militants in alleged fake ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The country's apex human rights panel Wednesday issued notice to Tamil Nadu, seeking reports in four weeks over the Scheduled Castes children being denied admission ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to UP over cop thrashing vendor


August 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking report within four weeks over thrashing of a fruit ... Read more...

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West Bengal issued notice over hunger deaths


August 29th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the West Bengal government over three starvation deaths in a tea estate in Jalpaiguri district.Among those ... Read more...

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No threat to Nasheed’s life: Maldivian panel


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Maldivian human rights panel has said that there was no assassination threat to former president Mohamed Nasheed in February this year when he was ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata granted bail


August 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday granted bail to Shiladitya Chowdhury, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government's ... Read more...

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Kashmir human rights panel summons police officer


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel Thursday directed a police officer to appear before it in connection with alleged use of excessive force against a ... Read more...

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Haryana sits on NHRC reminder


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Despite a reminder from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Haryana government has failed to provide monetary relief to 288 students who took ill ... Read more...

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Rights panel issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over news reports of 50 Scheduled Castes families being forced to live ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi seeks UN solution for Sri Lankan Tamils


August 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday requested the prime minister to introduce a resolution in the United Nation (UN) General Assembly and the UN Human Rights ... Read more...

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Act against Mumbai rioters: activist


August 19th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist Sunday asked the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) to take suo moto cognizance of the abuse of policemen and policewomen during a protest ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks action against Mamata (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A petition was moved in the Supreme Court Thursday seeking the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks action against Mamata


August 16th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A petitioner moved the Supreme Court Thursday seeking the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech ... Read more...

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Contempt plea against Mamata on judiciary remarks (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday admitted a contempt of court petition against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her remarks alleging corruption in the ... Read more...

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Mamata’s comment on court judgments flayed by parties


August 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that judicial orders could be bought for money drew flak from political parties Wednesday, including the Congress.The Congress, ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Karnataka on school kids


August 14th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Karnataka government over allegations that tufts of hair were cut from heads of ... Read more...

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Toongate professor awarded compensation


August 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) The West Bengal Human Rights Commission Monday recommended departmental proceedings against two police officers for arresting two people including a Jadavpur University professor for online ... Read more...

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