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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......

Mass unemployment and social unrest are looming ahead

The more one thinks about it, the more difficult it is to see how India will be able to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend, says Aakar Patel.   In four years, India will have the......

Be warned! Bad times ahead for the Indian economy

'We have a very difficult period ahead of us.''Fortunately we have a popular government and a popular leader who is ideally placed to take us into confidence,' says Aakar Patel. India has begun......

India's coal mining ambition hurting indigenous group: Amnesty

Coal accounts for more than 60 per cent of India's electricity capacity, and the government plans to nearly double annual coal output by 2020, opening a new mine nearly every month India's drive......

'The focus now has to be on promoting Visaranai'

'Police brutality and lock-up deaths have been relevant forever.' 'I believe this is why Visaranai has appealed to everybody. We can all relate to the subject. We read about it every day. It is......

All you need to know about India's Oscar pick: Visaranai

This film is creating waves. We tell you why. That Tamil film Visaranai is India’s official entry for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Film Language category is now well known. Directed......

Tamil film Visaranai enters the Oscar race

National Award-winning Tamil film Visaranai is India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars 2017. "Visaranai was selected out of the 29 films that were......

Why Bollywood is not growing

'Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan now act in only about one film each year, and made money through advertisements and television.''This meant that many people, even if they had the money......

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......

'Shadow of death' hangs over Rio before Games

IMAGE: A protester stands holding a sign calling for improved public services as Military Police guard the Olympic torch route ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty......
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Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal

Bolivar Department: The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord Monday to end a half-century conflict... ...

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Jordanians protest writer's assassination, demand government resignation

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Protesters in Jordan demanded that the government resign on Monday for its failure to protect a... ...

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RPF men won't be able to duck duty now

Mumbai: Long-distance train passengers on the Western line may have some respite as Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will no longer be able... ...

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Prominent southern China labour activist avoids jail

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese court handed down a three-year suspended jail sentence for a prominent labour activist based in the southern city... ...

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Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term

By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan held a referendum on Monday on extending the presidential term from five to seven years, a step... ...

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