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Delhi gang rape: Victim's kin wants juvenile to be unmasked ahead of release

The parents of the December 16 brutal gang rape victim have moved the National Human Rights Commission saying that the juvenile offender in the rape and murder of their daughter, who will be......

Pakistan loses UN human rights council election

Pakistan on Wednesday failed to win a re-election to the United Nations' human rights body. The 193-member General Assembly voted here to elect 18 new members of the UN Human Rights Council.......

'Use UN's 70th birthday to promote human rights everywhere'

'Human rights issues continue to be exploited selectively, more often for narrow short-term political ends,' Modi tells Ban. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be one of the world leaders......

US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Sonia Gandhi

An appeals court in New York has affirmed a district judge's order to dismiss a human rights violation lawsuit filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi by a Sikh group in connection with the......

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......

Connectivity a human right: Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg is the third American CEO visiting India in a space of 10 days - the other two were Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Image: Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of......

HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to 5 years in prison

Herve Falciani, who refused to appear for trial in Switzerland, has been charged of industrial espionage. Image: Former HSBC employee Herve Falciani leaked details of bank account holders in......

What will it take for India to be a superpower

'There is an insistence that the government bring about reforms if India is to succeed. The fact is that many nations have done reforms, but are not Great Powers,' says Aakar Patel. What does......

This CEO used to wash dishes as a young boy!

In Asian societies, young employees don't talk back to senior managers. In Silicon Valley, it is the young people who are driving the show since they have strong views. This is my second meeting......

'US court summons to Bachchan served on his Hollywood agent'

The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday,......

'We're surprised that India has not forgotten Boney M'

'Brown Girl In The Ring was a very simple song that children can sing but we gave it a beat that even the grown-ups thought they could sing and it was no longer a child's song. It became a......

Dev Patel: I have always felt like an outsider

'When I first came to Toronto, I came in my school shoes and had a blazer. I remember I was with Freida and someone said you can't put this guy next to her. He looks terrible.' How things have......

'Next FIFA boss should be outsider with good human rights record'

IMAGE: Members of the media film the FIFA logo outside their headquarters in Zurich on October 8. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters The next FIFA president should be an external candidate with a......

Usain Bolt beaten, at last!

'I did not beat Usain and Christian... They are some of the most talented and beautiful performers of all time.' IMAGE: Decathlete Ashton Eaton. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images American......
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Thousands gather for funeral of top Kurdish lawyer

Reuters DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down... ...
After Arun Jaitley's 'support', LGBT community demands discussion on Sec 377 in parliament

Hundreds of gay rights activists today danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in the 'Queer Pride Parade' here,... ...
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Seems the Swiss love their horses rather too well

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Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic

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