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Special anti-terror Act extended in Tripura


September 8th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Activists to protest against marital law amendment bill


August 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A group of child rights and social activists seeking equal rights for men and women and gender neutral marital laws will hold a day-long protest ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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UN Syria resolution unacceptable: Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has objected to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead ... Read more...

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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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Tunisia extradites ex-Libyan prime minister


June 25th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Tunis/Tripoli, June 25 (IANS) Libya's ex-prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, who served under slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been extradited from Tunisia to his native country, state-run TAP press agency reported.Mahmoudi ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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Russian expert who sold rocket secrets to China freed


June 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The former head of a Russian rocket technology firm, who was jailed in 2007 for selling state secrets to China, has been released on parole.Igor ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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Northeast parties press for repealing army’s special powers


April 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas, was reiterated by ... Read more...

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Special powers act extended for six months in Tripura


March 19th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Belarus executes Minsk subway bombers


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has executed two men convicted for a deadly subway bombing in the capital Minsk last year, Belarusian news agency Belta reported.The mother of one ... Read more...

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Belarus executes bomber


March 17th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of the two men accused of organizing a deadly subway bombing in the Belarusian capital Minsk last year, Vladislav Kovalyov, has been executed by ... Read more...

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Russian aid planes reach Syria


March 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian planes with humanitarian aid for conflict-torn Syria landed in Damascus Monday, the emergencies ministry said. The flights were ordered by the Russian ... Read more...

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Russia retains stance on Syria after presidential poll


March 7th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will not change, the foreign ministry said.A number of ... Read more...

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Putin’s return will not change Russia’s stance on Syria


March 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin's re-election as Russian president will not affect the country's stance on Syria, analysts say.Russia's foreign minister is preparing to meet Arab League ministers ... Read more...

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Mary Kom lauds AIBA for leaving shorts-skirts choice to boxers


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom Friday lauded the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) for leaving to women boxers the choice of fighting in shorts ... Read more...

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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli army in West Bank


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Palestinians were wounded as dozens clashed with Israeli soldiers Saturday in front of an Israeli prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, witnesses said.Israeli ... Read more...

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Pakistan rights groups to rally against Hindu killings


November 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Civil society and human rights organisations of Pakistan will stage a rally Monday in Hyderabad city of Sindh province in protest against the killing of four ... Read more...

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Report on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ to be released


October 18th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) A report commissioned by the Sri Lankan government to probe allegations of war crimes will be released in mid-November, an official said Tuesday.The deadline for the ... Read more...

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AFSPA extended for six months in Tripura


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) Tripura has extended for another six months the operation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to ... Read more...

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Abolish death penalty, say rights groups


September 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the wake of a court stay on the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and the ongoing debate over the ... Read more...

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Russia opposes Libya-style UN action on Syria(Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow will veto any UN Security Council that will seek to slap Libya-type sanctions against Syria, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, reports RIA Novosti.The US, France ... Read more...

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UN flays Nepal for appointing murder suspect as minister


May 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) A day after Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal risked drawing wrath of his partymen, the opposition and rights groups by allocating the powerful home ministry ... Read more...

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Obama condemns Syrian regime’s “outrageous use” of violence


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 23 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has condemned Syria's "outrageous" use of violence, while accusing the Bashar-al-Assad regime of seeking Iran's help in a brutal month-long crackdown which ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan editor known for exposing govt. corruption released on bail


April 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 8 (ANI): Bennett Rupasinghe, a dissident Sri Lankan journalist, who was arrested for allegedly threatening another man last month, has been granted bail.The case against the 68-year-old editor of LankaeNews.com ... Read more...

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Video game’s ‘babe-slapping’ mode upsets women’s rights-groups


March 27th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new videogame, set for release this spring, has received harsh criticism for its depiction of women.'Duke Nukem Forever' that requires gamers to abduct women and give ... Read more...

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Gaddafi refuses to step down (Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday refused to step down amid widespread anti-government protests, which he said had tarnished the image of the country, BBC reported.In his first major ... Read more...

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Fears of Chinese lawyer, wife being beaten over house arrest video


February 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Human rights campaigners have expressed fears that a Chinese grassroots lawyer and his wife may have been severely beaten up for secretly filming a video documenting their house ... Read more...

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India trying its best to rescue journalists, camera teams stuck in Cairo


February 4th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni on Friday expressing shock over the detention and attacks on journalists in Egypt said the Ministry of External ... Read more...

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Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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Rights groups slam Iranian TV over ‘death by stoning’ woman’s fake confession at home


December 11th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 11 (ANI): Human rights campaigners have reportedly condemned an Iranian television channel for airing a programme projecting Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death by stoning, as apparently discussing ... Read more...

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B.R. Chopra was Nostradamus of Indian film industry: Biographer


November 28th, 2010 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) B.R. Chopra could well be called the Nostradamus of Bollywood. He dwelt on issues like capital punishment long before there was a debate on it and ... Read more...

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Sale of liquor near film festival venue opposed


November 21st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Women's rights groups in Goa are opposing the sale of liquor close to the venue of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.The IFFI, which ... Read more...

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