22 Oct 2014
United Nations: In a significant victory, India was re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.
22 Oct 2014
New Delhi: The first look of poster of Ajay Devgn starrer 'Action Jackson' is revealed. Donning a Shiva tattoo the 'Singham' of Bollywood looks stunning in the new avatar.
22 Oct 2014
New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country.
21 Oct 2014
Beijing: The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group on Tuesday said, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.
10 Oct 2014
Oslo: An Indo-Pak, Hindu-Muslim combination of activists Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent.
11 Oct 2014
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday congratulated child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi for wining the Nobel Peace Prize.
08 Oct 2014
KABUL: Afghanistan hanged five men on Wednesday over a gang rape that had shocked the country, officials said, despite requests from human rights groups for new President Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions to address concerns about the handling of the case.
24 Sep 2014
Patna: Plagued by shortage of hands, a member of Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has proposed amendment of the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 to induct persons as ex-officio and deemed members on the lines of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
19 Sep 2014
Puducherry: Members cutting across party lines on Friday made out a strong case in the Puducherry assembly that government should ban ‘self-styled’ Human Rights organizations in the Union Territory which were started only to ‘extract money’ by intimidating private individuals and others. Raising the issue Om Sakthi Segar (AIADMK) said there were self-styled human organizations functioning in Puducherry which were started only to intimidate the industrialists and others to extract money.
16 Oct 2014
Washington: Indian-American lawyer Vanita Gupta has been chosen to lead US justice department’s civil rights division charged with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination and inequitable practices in housing, education and employment.