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From the archives: The extraordinary doctor who makes a difference

On August 10, the Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, announced that Dr M R Rajagopal was one of the recipients......

AP: High court wants report on autopsy of victims of police encounter

A human rights group on Wednesday moved the Hyderabad High Court on the killing of 20 people by Andhra Pradesh police in Tirupati forests saying it was “murder and not an encounter”......

Church attack: NHRC asks home ministry for report in 10 days

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi government and police seeking detailed reports on the status of investigation into the alleged......

HC sets aside NHRC order against AAP leader Somnath Bharti

The Delhi high court on Friday set aside an National Human Rights Commission order holding Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti guilty of "racial prejudice and unlawful acts" against 12 African......

In a world full of women who only pay lip service to women's rights, Devyani is an exception

'Devyani represents some of the best things about the Indian mission -- our ambassadors of soft power. Young, humane, open to ideas with a deep commitment to her country and the work she does.'......

'Gmail account of human rights activists accessed'

A top Google official on Thursday told US lawmakers that the Gmail accounts of dozens of activists who advocate human rights in China have been accessed by the third party, originating from......

Lessons for the govt on building smart cities

Smart cities are really about clustering smart people and institutions, explains Sanjeev Sanyal. Around the world, there is a lot of discussion these days about smart cities. The Indian government,......

Infosys to have 25% women in leadership roles by 2020: Sikka

Gender diversity is deeply important to the success of companies, he said In an email to employees on the International Women’s Day on Sunday, Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka......

Visionary Budget but devil lies in the implementation

Image: India set for high growth. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters     The government has provided a long-term vision, avoiding any "big-bang" reforms but the devil will be in the......

'Discussion about death penalty is happening worldwide'

After a hiatus of six years, National award-winning director S P Jananathan is back with a brilliant political thriller titled Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai which released last week.  An......

Rishi Kapoor: I am a God-fearing Hindu, beef is not allowed in my house

'People have simply chosen to twist my words. They are abusing me and my family. If our Hindu culture forbids beef meat, does the same culture give you the right to abuse me and my family just......
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Ramesh Bid to Revive Rao Legacy may Boost Congress Spirits

NEW DELHI: Ever since Sonia Gandhi became the Congress president in the late 90s, P V Narasimha Rao became the insider-outsider. His was a legacy... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Ramesh-Bid-to-Revive-Rao-Legacy-may-Boost-Congress-Spirits/2015/09/01/article3004139.ece
Mandy Moore to Visit India to Support NGO PSI India's Gender Based Violence Program

Mandy Moore, American singer and actress, is counting the days for a visit to India. The global health advocate will be coming to the country early... ...

http://www.medindia.net/news/mandy-moore-to-visit-india-to-support-ngo-psi-indias-gender-based-violence-program-152912-1.htm
Rights agenda and sexuality on the big screen

In this one-on-one, excerpted from Brave New Bollywood: In Conversation With Contemporary Hindi Filmmaker by Nirmal Kumar and Preeti Chaturvedi,... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/now-showing-rights-agenda-and-sexuality-on-the-big-screen/
SC stays HC order banning Jain fast unto death ritual, asks Centre, state to explain stand

News24 Bureau New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Rajasthan High Court order banning the Jain practice of Santhara, or the ritual of... ...

http://news24online.com/sc-stays-hc-order-banning-jain-fast-unto-death-ritual-asks-centre-state-to-explain-stand-17/
Ban the use of cane in classroom

There is an urgent need to ban corporal punishment in schools across the country. File Photo TOPICS The disheartening news that E. Chintu, a... ...

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