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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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Belarus refuses to extradite brother of Kyrgyz ex-president


September 6th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has refused to extradite a brother of Kyrgyzstan's ex-president who is wanted in the country on murder charges, a Belarusian official said.Kyrgyzstan has repeatedly ... Read more...

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SC directs fresh trial of Delhi 1997 blast accused


August 31st, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed a fresh trial of a terror accused whose conviction and sentencing had been set aside by a court bench on ... Read more...

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Supreme Court backs death for Kasab (Fifth Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only Pakistani terrorist caught alive after the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 ... Read more...

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Supreme Court backs death for Kasab (Fourth Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only Pakistani terrorist caught alive after the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 ... Read more...

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Supreme Court backs death for Kasab (Third Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only Pakistani terrorist caught alive after the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 ... Read more...

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Pressure on Andhra chief minister to ‘bail out’ colleagues


August 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Ministers in Andhra Pradesh are mounting pressure on the chief minister not to accept the resignation of their colleague Dharmana Prasada Rao and bail out others ... Read more...

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Andhra to provide legal aid to IAS officers in Jagan case


July 24th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday decided to provide legal assistance to seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers under the scanner in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. ... Read more...

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In China, volunteer lawyers helping the poor


July 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS)In a drive worth emulating by lawyers in other parts of the world, volunteer lawyers and law students have come forward in China to offer assistance to ... Read more...

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Mexican rights body probes attack on reporter


May 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, is investigating last week's attack on journalist Gerardo Ponce de Leon in Hermosillo, the capital of the northern ... Read more...

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Kerala nurses stranded in Saudi Arabia


March 11th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Three nurses from Kerala have been left stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than two years - with no source of income and no documents to ... Read more...

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Haryana sets up board to help rape victims


February 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced that it has constituted a board for protection of women who are victims of rape and criminal incidents.The board will provide ... Read more...

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Getting back black money ‘difficult,’ says minister


February 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The government was finding it "difficult" to get black money stashed in overseas tax havens because the countries lacked the political will to curb the ... Read more...

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I was denied legal help, Kasab tells apex court (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he was denied fair trial as he was ... Read more...

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I was denied legal help, Kasab tells apex court


January 31st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he was denied fair trial as he ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves verdict on Pragya Thakur’s bail plea (Lead)


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a petition by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur seeking bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast in Maharashtra ... Read more...

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India has pacts with 35 nations to combat terrorism


August 30th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India has signed legal assistance pacts, that deal with combating terrorism, with 35 countries including the neighboring countries of Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, parliament ... Read more...

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Apex court wants scheme to rehabilitate sex workers (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government to formulate an effective scheme for the rehabilitation of the sex workers who want to voluntarily quit ... Read more...

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China to crack down crimes that violate minors


August 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China has ordered a crackdown on crimes that "violate the interests of minors" in a bid to "safeguard social stability", a top official said.Chinese vice minister ... Read more...

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Government admits loopholes in probing rape cases


August 10th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday accepted that the process of probing rape cases in India was not free of loopholes, but said efforts were being made to ... Read more...

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UAE, Australia exchange extradition documents


August 10th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Australia exchanged ratification documents for agreements on extradition and legal assistance in criminal matters.The two agreements that were signed July 26, 2007, ... Read more...

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Lawyers offer help, girl’s family again wants CBI probe


June 16th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) As her family yet again pressed for a CBI probe Thursday, a group of lawyers here offered free legal help to the impoverished ... Read more...

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Nanavati panel rejects Bhatt’s plea to defer proceedings


May 24th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) The Nanavati-Mehta Judicial Inquiry Commission probing the 2002 Gujarat communal riots Tuesday rejected the plea of Indian Police Service officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who has ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to provide security, legal aid to Mukhtaran Mai for case review


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 23(ANI): The Pakistan Government will provide security and legal assistance to Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of a village council-sanctioned gangrape, for managing a review of her case in the ... Read more...

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Govt. provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries: Vayalar Ravi


March 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that the government provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries through Indian Missions abroad.In a written ... Read more...

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Two US law experts reach Lahore to provide legal assistance to Davis


March 5th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 5(ANI): Two US law experts arrived in Lahore on Saturday to provide legal assistance to double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis.According to sources, the American law experts will meet Davis ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia sign eleven agreements


January 25th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): India and Indonesia signed eleven agreements including an agreement on extradition treaty here on Tuesday.These include agreements in the field of oil and natural gas, science ... Read more...

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Georgian President pardons 407 prisoners on New Year’s eve


January 1st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Atlanta, Jan 1 (ANI): Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has reportedly pardoned 407 prisoners on New Year's eve.According to Xinhua, out of the 407 prisoners who were pardoned, 339 were to leave jail ... Read more...

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NCPCR to recommend programmes for HIV/AIDS affected children


November 15th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is preparing a comprehensive document recommending programmes to provide assistance to HIV/AIDS affected children.The document includes suggestions like ... Read more...

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“PCB boss Butt assured me that board will provide all assistance, cooperation: Haider


November 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 12 (ANI): Following the dramatic turn of events involving Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has finally spoken to him, and assured him of full ... Read more...

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Pakistan expects Obama’s visit in 2011: Envoy


November 8th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan looks forward to US President Barack Obama's visit in 2011, said Pakistani ambassador Hussain Haqqani, hoping that Obama's India trip "will create an opportunity for lasting ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 missing children rescued, police tells court


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi Police has informed Delhi High Court that more than 1,000 missing children in the city have been rescued by them in the past one year. ... Read more...

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Musharraf has the right to enter politics: Zardari


October 8th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 8 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has a right to take part in politics, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stated.During an interaction with media representatives, Zardari said ... Read more...

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Court asks police to take action on missing children


September 8th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought an action-taken-report from Delhi Police within eight weeks on the high number of missing children in the capital. It also asked ... Read more...

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Maharashtra questioned on Pragya Singh’s bail plea


August 30th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a bail petition filed by Sadhvi Pragaya Singh Thakur, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon ... Read more...

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