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'There can be positive things on the Internet'

Sreenath Sreenivasan will take over as the Chief Digital Officer, New York City this week.'It has reaffirmed my faith in humanity, especially when I have come to India and the general feeling is......

Are pellet guns worth using? Nobody's telling

Indian Ordnance Factory has refused to make public information on efficacy of the infamous anti-riot “12 Bore Pump Action Gun” used as pellet guns, saying it will adversely affect the......

Who will be the leader of the Opposition in the new Lok Sabha?

Nothing turns on the hair-splitting argument that the Congress does not have 55 seats because that is not a legal requirement to be the single largest legislature party in Opposition in the Lok......

The real truth about Rahul Gandhi's RTI

While Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi insists the Act brought transparency into governance, Congressmen say it has become the party's bane, says Kavita Chowdhury The United Progressive......

A diplomat ahead of his times

'His negotiations with Idi Amin and his men for compensation for the Indians, who left Uganda, were particularly tough. Apparently, Amin warned him that the body of the British negotiator, who came......

Public servant tag worries NGO sector workers

Many claim they fear witch hunts for disagreeing with those in power.  Nawshir Mirza, an independent director on the Tata Power board, is planning to sever his association with not-for-profit......

Government adopts UPA's Aadhaar Bill

  With hardly any changes, legislation under fire from critics sceptical of the necessity of collecting data to provide services The Aadhaar Bill that the National Democratic Alliance......

NGOs cry 'witch-hunt' after tax notices

Non-government organisations are reeling from the shock of notices from the income-tax department. Some of the notices are not only for taxes but for cancellation of the NGOs' registration as......

Finance Minister P Chidambaram's speech

Mr. Speaker, SirIt is my privilege to present the Budget for 2007-08.I. A MID-TERM REPORT CARD ON THE ECONOMY2. In November 2006, the UPA Government crossed the midpoint of its term of office. A......

3 Deewarein: Eminently watchable

I joined the 800-strong audience in giving actor-director Nagesh Kukunoor's 3 Deewarein a standing ovation after a special screening at Mumbai's Sterling Cinema on July 28. That most people in the......

Report of chromosome pattern test of Pinki ready

The chromosome pattern test report (Karyotyping) of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik to determine her gender was on Monday received and would be sent to a court at Barasat in North......

Human Rights panel wants probe into 'inhuman torture' on Pinki

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission has directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the alleged 'inhuman torture' on Asiad gold medalist Pinki Pramanik in police and jail......

Fennel leaves satisfied

Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel said he is "leaving with great sense of satisfaction" following his visit to Delhi, during which he approved the newly set-up Executive Board......
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CHRI urges Maldives to halt first executions in 60 years

The Maldives government has been urged to halt the execution of three death row prisoners in the island nation, which, if carried out, would... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/world-news/chri-urges-maldives-to-halt-first-executions-in-60-years-73160.html
Burhan Wani Day cancelled in Birmingham after India lodges protest with UK

[UK], July 5 (ANI): The Birmingham City Council has been forced to withdraw permission granted to the organizers of a rally titled "Burhan Wani... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/burhan-wani-day-cancelled-in-birmingham-after-india-lodges-protest-with-uk-news-international-rhjxJdcjeeeei.html
Women jailed for minor crimes may get out early

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has recommended that women undertrials in non-heinous crimes, who have already spent a third of their... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-women-jailed-for-minor-crimes-may-get-out-early-2489882
CHRI demands judicial inquiry into death of Manjula Shetye

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative demanded a judicial inquiry into the alleged torture and death of Manjula Shetya, an inmate at Byculla... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/india/byculla-jail-violence-chri-demands-judicial-inquiry-into-death-of-manjula-shetye-3755137.html
CRPF denies any human rights violation

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) claims that the death of 25 of its personnel in the attack in Chattisgarh's Sukma in April was not a... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-sukma-attack-crpf-denies-any-human-rights-violation-2478872

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