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Karnataka HM makes U-turn, denies giving clean-chit to Amnesty

Under attack over the Amnesty International row, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday said he had not given a clean chit to the rights advocacy group, which has been booked for sedition......

Charging Amnesty with sedition a big mistake: Tharoor

Congress Party MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that charging human rights watchdog Amnesty International with sedition is a big mistake. “Amnesty has not advocated violence. If anyone......

Karnataka home minister gives clean chit to Amnesty

Amnesty International India has never involved itself in any kind of anti-national activities, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said on Saturday, even as it faced sedition charges over an......

No employee raised any slogan at any point: Amnesty clarifies after sedition case

Amnesty International’s India chapter on Tuesday said none of its employee had shouted any anti-India slogan at an event on Kashmir in Bengaluru, allegations based on which sedition charges......

Amnesty International India booked for sedition, rioting over 'pro-azadi' event

Bengaluru police registered a first information report against Amnesty International India on Monday under various Indian Penal Code sections, including sedition, in connection with alleged......

3 US Net majors slammed for aiding China

An Amnesty International report has accused three major US companies-Google, Microsoft and Yahoo-of helping the Chinese government crush political dissent and freedom of expression.Releasing its......

Hind Lever accused of using child labour

Leading international non-governmental organisations such as Amnesty International, India Committee of the Netherlands, the FNV trade union and Novib have brought to Unilever's attention that the......

Bullet train costs 3 times more than India's health budget

The vanity project, of absolutely no use to most Indians, will suck money that could be used for health and education, says Aakar Patel. (This column is being repromoted as Prime Minister Narendra......

Why note ban failure won't affect Modi

'You can accuse him of many things, but one thing you cannot accuse him of is being bad at politics,' says Aakar Patel. Last week, I spoke to a group of students, about 1,000 in a large hall, in a......

Sharapova could return sooner as WADA announces meldonium amnesty

'The situation with Sharapova could be resolved after April 21 when we meet with the head of the international federation. After that all should be become clear. It is too early to talk about......

FIFA candidate and AFC head Salman signs amended human rights pledge

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has signed an amended version of an Amnesty International pledge to end human rights abuses and corruption in the sport should he......

Rohan Gavaskar seeks BCCI amnesty

An application of former India one-day international player Rohan Gavaskar, who had joined the Indian Cricket League, seeking permission to play in domestic tournaments of the country has reached......

Gayle and Co set to return soon for West Indies

Temporary amnesty paves way for return of top West Indians IMAGE: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images The West Indies board has reached an agreement with the......

Reservations in cricket: Not a bad idea

'We should be open to looking at Ramdas Athavale's suggestion of reservations in the cricket team.''India will not be unique if it chooses to do this,' says Aakar Patel. Two recent events have......
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US lawmakers concerned over human rights violations in Pak

Two influential US lawmakers have expressed concern over human rights violations in Pakistan's Sindh province, saying disappearances of activists... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-lawmakers-concerned-over-human-rights-violations-in-pak-117102100022_1.html
Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

Egypt released early today an Irish- Egyptian man detained for four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/egypt-releases-irish-egyptian-after-4-years-in-detention-117102000626_1.html
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Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/myanmar-forces-terrorised-rohingyas-amnesty-117101800706_1.html
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The charges against writer Kancha Ilaiah, a staunch critic of the caste system, are an "absurd assault" on the right to freedom of expression,... ...

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Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters, say groups

Two international human rights groups say Kenya's police attacked opposition supporters killing dozens and injuring scores following demonstrations... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/kenya-police-killed-67-opposition-supporters-say-groups-117101600780_1.html

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