24 Apr 2016
Dhaka: Bangladesh Police today detained a student and an alleged activist of an Islamist organisation in connection with the murder of a liberal university professor who was brutally hacked to death by machete-wielding militants.
29 Apr 2016
Beirut: Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo killed 123 civilians including 18 children during the past seven days of intensified violence in the northern Syrian city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today.
21 Apr 2016
Kolkata: A CPI-M activist was killed today after being attacked by crude bombs in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said.
25 Apr 2016
New Delhi: After media reports that India has given visa to Dolkun Isa, apparently as a retaliatory act against China's stance on Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar issue, a Home Ministry spokesperson today said that the government has cancelled the visa given to Isa.
22 Mar 2016
Havana: Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro today prodded each other over human rights and the longstanding US economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.
21 Apr 2016
Washington: In a historic move, anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman will be the first woman to appear on an American banknote in more than a century as her portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the new USD 20 bill, the US has said.
30 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila was today acquitted by a Delhi court in a 2006 case of attempt to suicide when she was undertaking a fast until death at Jantar Mantar here.
14 Mar 2016
Havana: US President Barack Obama, who is set to visit Cuba in a week, promised dissidents he would directly discuss human rights issues with their President, Raul Castro.
22 Apr 2016
Nashik: Gender rights activist Trupti Desai today visited the Trimbakeshwar temple and offered prayers inside the sanctum sanctorum of the popular Lord Shiva shrine here which houses one of the 12 'jyotirlingas'
25 Apr 2016
Kidneys, located at the midsection in the human body, clean the blood. They also keep the balance of salt and minerals in blood and play a major role in controlling the blood pressure.