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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......

Meet the dictators Modi will shake hands with

Brutal and ruthless, with terrible human rights records, these autocrats will welcome Narendra Modi to their realm this coming week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to five Central......

Egypt blasts HRW report as 'biased, ignorant'

Egypt on Tuesday denounced as "negative, biased and ignorant" a report by Human Rights Watch that blamed the government for the mass killing of protesters in Cairo a year ago. The Egyptian......

Rights abuse charges haunt Rajapaksa; Cameron gives ultimatum

Human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated in the war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam haunted Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit with UK Prime......

NHRC to look into cases of Muzaffarnagar riots

The National Human Rights Commission will look into cases of communal riots in Muzaffarnagar once the situation returns to normal, NHRC Chairperson K G Balakrishnan said. He said the Commission......

Mining in India is out of control, claims report

A report by the Human Rights Watch running into 70 pages shows that mining in India is out of control. The report released in Goa on Thursday titled Out of Control: Mining, Regulatory Failure......

How Bt brinjal can kill Indian agriculture

Dr Shiv Chopra, the 75-year-old, Canada-based microbiologist and well known human rights activist, was in India recently in connection with the release of his latest book, Corrupt To The Core -......

India in US watch-list on human trafficking

A US state department report on human trafficking has placed India on a Tier 2 'watch-list' because of what it said were existing bonded labour practices and the lack of adequate action to......

Modi enthralls Silicon Valley, shares dream of making India a $20 trillion economy

'My dream is to convert Indian economy into $20 trillion from the present $8 trillion,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.   Projecting India as a ‘heaven’ for investors, Prime......

Review: Avoid watching You Too Brutus

The message from You Too Brutus is that human relationships are fragile but the way it is conveyed leaves us with a bad taste in the mouth, says Paresh C Palicha. Director Roopesh......

The film we secretly love to watch!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Demi Moore's Striptease has been voted the favourite guilty pleasure movie by film fans. The 1996 film, in which the......

Review: Talvar is haunting

Well done, Team Talvar. Savera R Someshwar applauds the film. As you leave the cool, dark, impersonal innards of the theatre and step into the bright, welcoming, noisy foyer, a sigh. And......

'Women make very good peacekeepers'

'If you look at peacekeeping right now, it is fraught with accusations of sexual abuse or peacekeepers involved in deals that are outside their purview, human trafficking.' 'When a contingent of......

'How many lives can these outsiders have?'

'Outsiders are the ones who have to make the biggest journey to realise themselves, to come back to some sense of normality.' Director Jacques Audiard and actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan discuss the......

As ban ends... Sarita says she's now 'a better, thinking boxer'

'Mentally and physically, I'm much better than before' 'My first target is to win the World title next year and qualify for the Rio Olympics' Boxer Sarita Devi cries at the podium after she......
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Cars need more tech, not less

You could be forgiven for reacting to the Volkswagen scandal by yearning for the halcyon era of dumb cars. Remember when our rides weren’t... ...
Vote count postponed indefinitely in three Bengal civic bodies

Amid mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices during the local body polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission... ...
Sri Lankan activists welcome the UN resolution on war crimes

In this May 18 file photo, Sri Lankan Tamil women cry at the graves of relatives who died in fighting in Mullivaikkal, which witnessed some of the... ...
Myanmar nationalist monks stage large rally as religious tensions grow

YANGON Thousands of Myanmar's nationalist monks and their supporters prayed, clapped and held speeches at a large rally in the country's biggest... ...
Media must not engage in snap judgement

Short-term course on Media and Human Rights for lecturers Caption: Prof. R. Venkata Rao, VC, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru,... ...

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