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Time To Redefine Human Rights Violations In Indian Context: Amit Shah

Human rights violations should not be limited to just custodial deaths and police atrocities, but must also include cases like denial of basic facilities like toilets, electricity and food, said Union......

Time To Redefine Human Rights Violations In Indian Context: Amit Shah

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Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protectionsThe president of the United States makes racist comments against members of Congress. He puts kid...
16:56 2019-07-18

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday....
22:56 2019-07-04

Indian Markets To Become "Much More Exciting" After Tax Cut: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Narendra Modi government was committed in making India a big manufacturing hub and the slashing of corporate tax rates would make the country's markets......
14:56 2019-09-20

Allegations Of Human Rights Violations In Kashmir Must Be Probed: UK The UK on Tuesday said any allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir since India revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution must be "thoroughly, promptly and transparently" investigated....
20:00 2019-09-03

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized....
16:00 2019-05-21

"Time For Congress To Get An Amit Shah": Mehbooba Mufti In one of the biggest compliments to BJP chief Amit Shah's organizational prowess, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday suggested that the principal opposition Congress......
14:14 2019-05-23

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
10:00 2019-07-17

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
01:56 2019-06-22

Mehbooba Mufti vs Gautam Gambhir Again, This Time Over Amit Shah Gautam Gambhir, BJP's newly elected parliamentarian, called his Twitter nemesis, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, "ridiculously naive"....
23:00 2019-06-03

LK Advani, Benched For 1st Time In 20 Years, Congratulates PM, Amit Shah Election results 2019: BJP veteran LK Advani today put out a statement conveying "heartiest congratulations" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "unprecedented victory". He also credited BJP......
14:14 2019-05-23

U.S. sanctions Cuba's Castro for supporting Venezuela's Maduro, human rights violations The Trump administration on Thursday imposed diplomatic sanctions on Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro, accusing him of "gross violations of human rights" as it sought to step up pressure on Havana over its support of Venezuela's socialist pre...
20:56 2019-09-26

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods....
03:14 2019-08-03

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exo...
19:56 2019-07-03

Kartarpur Corridor Will Be Completed In Time: Home Minister Amit Shah On the occasion of Sri Guru Granth Sahib first Prakash Purb celebrations, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will complete the work on the Kartarpur......
10:28 2019-08-31

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Iran could potentially be complicit, according to the report....
05:56 2019-09-04

Trump administration sanctions Cuba's Castro for backing Venezuela, human rights violations The Trump administration Thursday imposed new sanctions on Cuba’s Communist Party leader Raul Castro due to “gross violations of human rights” as the U.S. seeks to ramp up pressure on Castro over his support of Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolás...
06:28 2019-09-27

PM Modi, Amit Shah Praise Indian Air Force On 87th Air Force Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised the role of the Indian Air Force in protecting the country during conflicts and helping people during natural calamities....
16:56 2019-10-08

Amit Shah Gave Time Frame For Phone Service Restoration In J&K: Report The restoration of cellphone services and overall connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir will be expedited, the home ministry said today, quoting Union home minister Amit Shah....
18:28 2019-09-03

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coincid...
22:28 2019-08-03

Venezuela reportedly set to join roster of human rights abusers on UN Human Rights Council Venezuela, a country riddled with human rights abuses and that has forced the migration of millions of people, is set to join a host of other countries with similarly poor human rights records on the controversial Human Rights Council....
00:14 2019-09-25

BJP Took Maharashtra, Haryana To "New Heights," Says Amit Shah Welcoming the Election Commission's (EC) announcement of Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday urged the people in both the poll-bound states to vote in huge......
20:00 2019-09-21

BJP Not Like Parties That Get Divided After Defeat, Says Amit Shah BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah said today that said many parties get divided after facing electoral defeats as they run "on the basis of individuals, family and caste but not the BJP, which has......
20:56 2019-07-06

Amit Shah To Remain BJP Chief For Now, Say Sources Amit Shah, India's Home Minister, is likely to continue as chief of the ruling BJP for at least six more months, during which the party's internal elections will be held, sources say....
19:56 2019-06-12

It is time we redefine financial success Reaching financial success may mean obtaining things such as home ownership or travel. However, you may want to consider broadening your definition in order to have true financial independence....
15:42 2019-07-22

Amit Shah, BJP Chief, Joins PM Modi's New Government BJP chief Amit Shah -- the architect of the party's stupendous victory that enabled it to come to power at the Centre for a second term -- became the most prominent newcomer in the government of Prime......
17:00 2019-05-30

On Article 370 Scrapping, What Amit Shah Explained In Parliament Home Minister Amit Shah was greeted by a standing ovation from his BJP colleagues when he entered the Rajya Sabha to announce the far-reaching move to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir by......
16:14 2019-08-05

Article 370 On Kashmir's Special Status To Go, Says Amit Shah Article 370 for special status on Jammu and Kashmir will be removed, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed in parliament today in a massive announcement with far-reaching political implications. Article......
08:28 2019-08-05

India's Macroeconomic Fundamentals Are Strong, Says Amit Shah India's macroeconomic fundamentals are quite strong and its economy is currently growing at the fastest pace in the world, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday....
20:14 2019-08-29

Amit Shah To Launch BJP's ''Jan Ashirwad Yatra'' In Jharkhand Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch the ruling BJP's ''Jan Ashirwad Yatra'' in Jharkhand on Wednesday, which will cover the Santhal Pargana region of the state, where the party will look to make......
23:28 2019-09-14

"Amit Shah Asked me To Take Oath In Bengali," Says New Minister Deboshree Choudhury, the surprise winner from Bengal's Raiganj, will have to take oath in Bengali, BJP chief Amit Shah has said. The 48-year-old secretary of the party's state unit got the call from......
14:28 2019-05-30

"Another Strike On Pak...": Amit Shah Praises Team India After Big Win The Indian cricket team's comfortable 89-run victory over Pakistan yesterday at the ongoing cricket World Cup in England earned them lavish praise from Home Minister Amit Shah and other top leaders....
07:14 2019-06-17

Article 370 The Root Of Terrorism In Kashmir, Says Amit Shah Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had to go as it was the root of terrorism in the state, Home Minister Amit Shah said today, replying to a debate on the government's......
16:14 2019-08-05

"Strike On Encephalitis, Please": RJD's Jibe At Amit Shah After Tweet A hundred children have died due to encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur in the last 16 days. Nearly 300 children have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital....
12:56 2019-06-17

"Amit Shah Threatens Us, He's Not God": Asaduddin Owaisi On NIA Sparring NIA Amendment Bill: A bill to give broader powers to the National Investigation Agency, India's anti-terrorism organisation, set the stage for a stormy debate in parliament today, with Home Minister......
16:56 2019-07-15

What Lies Ahead With Amit Shah As Home Minister With BJP chief Amit Shah being appointed as the Union Home Minister, a lot is expected to change as far as matters concerning internal security and centre-state relations are concerned....
08:42 2019-06-01

"Ministry Of...": Mallikarjun Kharge's Son On Amit Shah's New Role Launching an attack on Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge on Saturday suggested renaming the Ministry of Home Affairs as "Ministry of Providing Clean Chits"....
13:14 2019-06-01

Amit Shah To Address 3 Rallies In Haryana Today With just two weeks to go for the Haryana Assembly polls, a number of top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will be campaigning......
08:28 2019-10-09

From PM To Amit Shah, BJP's Top Crowd-Pullers To Campaign In Haryana From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to actor-politician Sunny Deol, the BJP is bringing its top crowd-pullers to campaign in the Haryana assembly polls....
19:42 2019-10-04

"Law And Order Has Improved" In J&K, Polls In Next 6 Months: Amit Shah Union home minister Amit Shah today said terror in Jammu and Kashmir is under control and assembly elections will be held in the state within the next six months. The promise for elections - a......
13:28 2019-06-28

Updates: Those Who Want To Break India Should Be Scared, Says Amit Shah Home Minister Amit Shah Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months....
13:28 2019-06-28

"Have Every Right": Amit Shah On Seeking End To Bengal Political Killings Sparring between the BJP and Trinamool Congress continued on Monday, with Home Minister Amit Shah saying that the Centre has every right to demand that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "immediately end"......
21:42 2019-07-01

"Who Was Responsible For Partition?" Amit Shah's All-Out Attack On Congress Union home minister Amit Shah's question on "who is responsible for partition" triggered a huge row in parliament during the debate on the bill to extend President's Rule in Kashmir....
13:28 2019-06-28

"Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat": Amit Shah's Big Push For J&K Union Minister Amit Shah, responding to the debate on the bill to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, said the government will preserve "Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat" - terms first......
19:28 2019-07-01

Citizens' List To Be Introduced Throughout The Country, Says Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that the NRC will be introduced throughout India and all illegal immigrants will be thrown out of the country through legal means....
20:28 2019-09-18

"None Had Courage, Man With 56-Inch Chest Did It": Amit Shah On J&K Move Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah today attacked opposition parties - singling out the Congress - for not doing enough to integrate Jammu and Kashmir with the mainstream for over 70 years....
19:14 2019-10-13

Article 370 Created Wall Between India And Kashmir, It Will Go: Amit Shah Article 370 was the divide between India and Kashmir and it will now be gone forever, Home Minister Amit Shah said today, replying to the debate in the Lok Sabha on the government's move to end......
19:56 2019-08-06

BJP President Amit Shah Takes Charge As Home Minister BJP chief Amit Shah stepped into his new role today as he took charge as the country's Home Minister, two days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra......
13:14 2019-06-01

Amit Shah Praises "True Statesman" PM Modi For UN Speech Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying he has put India on the world stage as a leading voice of reason......
21:42 2019-09-27

Conviction Ratio In Criminal Cases "Very Pitiful", Says Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said conviction ratio in criminal cases in the country is "very pitiful" and age-old police techniques such as giving a suspect the third degree and phone-tapping......
16:00 2019-08-28

Will Discuss Cabinet Expansion With Amit Shah Today: BS Yediyurappa Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said he will meet BJP President Amit Shah on August 7 and discuss about induction of ministers in his cabinet....
22:14 2019-08-06

Government To Continue With Zero Terror Policy, Amit Shah Said: Sources Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will continue with the policy of zero tolerance against terror, which brought the BJP back in power with a thumping majority in the recently held national......
23:00 2019-06-03

Home Minister Amit Shah Chairs Meeting of Top Ministers Home Minister Amit Shah today presided over a meeting of top ministers including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar....
14:56 2019-06-04

BJP Takes Aim At "Student" Prashant Kishor Vs "Principal" Amit Shah Taking a dig at TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for engaging election strategist Prashant Kishor for the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, the BJP said he is not a "bigger" strategist than its president Amit......
18:00 2019-06-08

Amit Shah's Statement "Smacks Of Attack On Diversity," Says Left The CPI on Saturday lashed out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his comments on expanding Hindi language to other parts of the country saying it was an "attack" on India's federal structure and......
19:28 2019-09-14

"Look At Your Past": Amit Shah, Digvijaya Singh Spar In Parliament During a discussion today on the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill (UAPA) that has cleared both houses of parliament, an acrid exchange took place between Home Minister Amit......
17:28 2019-08-02

"Congress Ignored J&K, But We Gave It Power": Amit Shah In Rajya Sabha Union Home Minister Amit Shah today launched a scathing attack on the way subsequent Congress governments at the centre had "ignored" the people of Jammu and Kashmir since Independence, and claimed......
19:28 2019-07-01

BSF Pilot Who Impersonated Senior To Fly Amit Shah's Plane Resigns Border Security Force (BSF) pilot Wing Commander (retd) JS Sangwan, who is facing criminal charges for impersonating his senior to fly the incumbent Union Home Minister Amit Shah's plane, has resigned......
15:28 2019-10-06

After Krishna-Arjun Analogy, Rajinikanth's New Praise For PM, Amit Shah Actor-politician Rajinikanth whose praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah earlier this week continues to draw criticism, has come up with a new description of the two......
18:42 2019-08-14

Rajnath Singh Not In Key Cabinet Panel In Big Revamp, Amit Shah In All 8 Home Minister Amit Shah is in all eight key cabinet committees announced after Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a second term last week. PM Modi is in six of them and Defence Minister Rajnath......
11:28 2019-06-06

Clean Statues Of All Leaders Irrespective Of Ideologies: Amit Shah To BJP Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah has asked party leaders and workers to clean statues of the great leaders and personalities in their localities irrespective of political ideologies....
21:00 2019-09-24

"Very Professional Campaign": Omar Abdullah Praises PM, Amit Shah Election Results: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has credited Prime Minister Narendra and BJP president Amit Shah for their parties stellar performance in the Lok Sabha elections...
10:42 2019-05-23

AAP Leaders Meet Amit Shah Over Delhi's Law And Order Situation Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Tuesday met Home Minister Amit Shah to raise the issue of the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the the national capital....
11:42 2019-07-16

No Government In Karnataka Still, BJP Leaders Meet Amit Shah In Delhi Two days after Karnataka's Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition collapsed after failing a floor test, the BJP is yet to stake claim to power. The party's BS Yeddyurappa, flashing victory signals......
10:56 2019-07-25

"Not A Single Bullet Fired After Centre's J&K Move": Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said Jammu and Kashmir will not remain a Union Territory forever and the statehood to it would be restored once the security situation improves....
21:14 2019-10-07

Amit Shah Heads To Cabinet Meet At PM's Home, Met Law Minister Before The Union cabinet will meet at the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today amid rising tensions in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the most important panels, the Cabinet......
08:28 2019-08-05

Article 370 That Grants Special Status To J&K To Be Scrapped: Amit Shah Jammu and Kashmir remains on the edge as restrictions have been imposed in several parts of the state, with mobile internet and landline phone connections being blocked on many places. Mehbooba Mufti,......
08:28 2019-08-05

Where Are 40 Lakh Immigrants?: Digvijaya Singh Asks Amit Shah, BJP Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday alleged that Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to claim that there were 40 lakh illegal immigrants in Assam, which was belied by the National......
22:14 2019-09-07

"I Want To Ask Rahul Gandhi...": Amit Shah's Attack On Jeremy Corbyn Row In a raging controversy over British Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeting about a "very productive meeting" with a Congress delegation and discussions on Kashmir, Union Home Minister......
11:28 2019-10-11

Jawaharlal Nehru Responsible for Pak-Occupied Kashmir, Says Amit Shah Union home minister Amit Shah today blamed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the formation of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), and said it was because of the "untimely ceasefire" declared in......
14:14 2019-09-22

Will Deport Illegal Immigrants From All Parts Of Country: Amit Shah Home Minister Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha yhe government will identify illegal immigrants staying in any part of the country and deport them as per international law....
17:00 2019-07-17

Provision In Bill To Declare Individual As Terrorist Necessary: Amit Shah The government can designate individuals suspected to have terror links as "terrorists" if controversial changes to a counter-terrorism law are cleared in parliament. Amendments to the Unlawful......
13:14 2019-07-24

Amit Shah, S Jaishankar To Be Part Of Cabinet Committee On Security There will be two new faces in the all-powerful Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) with the induction of BJP president Amit Shah as the home minister and career diplomat S Jaishankar as the external......
14:14 2019-05-31

"Article 370 Root Of Terrorism In Kashmir": Amit Shah - Top Quotes Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been scrapped today by a presidential order. Home minister Amit Shah said ......
04:42 2019-08-06

Congress Slams Rajinikanth Over Comments On PM Modi, Amit Shah Congress in Tamil Nadu on Monday took potshots at superstar Rajinikanth for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to Lord Krishna and Arjuna and asked him to read the......
22:56 2019-08-12

Inducted Into BJP, 10 Goa Congress Lawmakers To Meet Amit Shah Today Hours after 10 Goa Congress lawmakers split from the party and joined the BJP, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant late on Wednesday headed for the national capital, to introduce the newly inducted lawmakers......
06:42 2019-07-11

"Make India Number One In Disaster Management," Says Amit Shah A clear "chain of command" should be in place when multiple stakeholders get on-board to combat disaster and government agencies should ensure that India becomes a top-notch nation for managing such......
14:00 2019-06-29

"World Backs PM On Kashmir, But Pak Cornered": Amit Shah In Maharashtra Union Home Minister Amit Shah today claimed that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir's special status has received support from all parts of the world, Pakistan's......
14:56 2019-10-10

Manmohan Singh Went On More Foreign Trips Than PM Modi, Says Amit Shah Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been to more foreign trips than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed today in a sharp rebuttal to Congress attacks......
19:14 2019-10-10

Governors Of Five States Meet Home Minister Amit Shah Governors of five states including West Bengal Monday met Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed various issues concerning their respective states, an official said....
19:28 2019-06-10

The Amit Shah Photo That Grabbed Attention After Article 370 Announcement After Home Minister Amit Shah announced in parliament the massive move to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping Article 370, a photo that gained huge attention was that of documents......
16:14 2019-08-05

Congress, NCP Work For Their Families, We For India: BJP Chief Amit Shah Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday said the Congress and NCP work for their respective families, while the BJP and Shiv Sena have only the country's interest on their mind....
10:14 2019-10-11

Those Who Went To Jail Shouldn't Question Me: Sharad Pawar To Amit Shah NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday took a swipe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah, saying those who have been to jail should not question his achievements....
21:14 2019-09-17

"Won't Allow A Single Drop Of Blood Of Soldiers Go In Vain": Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government will not tolerate any breach of India's territory and is ready to deal with any such acts strongly....
12:14 2019-09-17

Amit Shah To Address BJP's Outreach Programme In Maharashtra's Solapur Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address the BJP's "Maha Janadesh Yatra" in Maharashtra on Sunday. Mr Shah will join Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Yatra in the......
01:00 2019-09-01

Amit Shah's Message On Constitution To Freshly-Minted IPS Officers Home Minister Amit Shah today said the centre has fulfilled the dreams of the country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country....
09:28 2019-08-24

Amit Shah Credits PM Modi For Taking Yoga To The World Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking yoga to the world, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that the ancient Indian practice has become ambassador of the country's culture around......
11:56 2019-06-21

Multi-Party Democracy Gets "F" In Amit Shah's Report Card Union Home Minister Amit Shah, whose party secured a thumping majority in this year's Lok Sabha election, stirred controversy today, remarking that 70 years after Independence, multi-party democracy......
12:42 2019-09-17

Article 370 Move PM's "Most Fitting Tribute To 35,000 Jawans": Amit Shah The abrogation of Article 370 is a true tribute by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nearly 35,000 jawans who lost their lives fighting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said......
13:14 2019-09-30

If Amit Shah Said, Will Be Reality: Anurag Thakur On Removing Article 370 Union minister and BJP parliamentarian Anurag Thakur on Friday said Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, would be scrapped as his party president Amit Shah has promised so....
18:14 2019-06-07

BJP's Membership Drive A Way To Expand Party's Reach, Says Amit Shah BJP president Amit Shah Monday said the aim of the party's membership drive is to expand its reach and make it inclusive so that it reaches people from all walks of life....
03:42 2019-06-18

Home Minister Amit Shah Allocates Works To His 2 Deputies Home Minister Amit Shah has allocated work to his two deputies G Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai -- that include affairs of Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast and Centre-state relations, officials......
20:00 2019-06-20

"All But Sharad Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan Will Join BJP If...": Amit Shah Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday took a dig at the Congress and the NCP in Maharashtra over "influx" of party leaders joining the ruling party ahead of the Assembly elections....
06:28 2019-09-02

Amit Shah Meets Maharashtra BJP Leaders, Keeps Away From Ally Sena BJP president Amit Shah on Monday held a brief meeting here with Maharashtra party leaders,including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, but kept away fromthe ally Shiv Sena....
17:14 2019-09-02

Article 370 Removal Will Result In End Of Terrorism In Kashmir: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution will lead to end of terrorism and progress of the region....
09:56 2019-08-11

BS Yediyurappa To Meet Amit Shah, PM Modi On Portfolio Allocation Having a tightrope to walk by pacifying disgruntled MLAs who missed out on cabinet berth, coupled with allocation of portfolios to new ministers, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday......
18:56 2019-08-22

DMK To Hold Protests Against Amit Shah's Hindi Pitch On September 20 Upping the ante against "Hindi imposition," allegedly by the Centre, a high-level DMK meet on Monday announced protest demonstrations across Tamil Nadu on September 20 to condemn Home Minister Amit......
23:56 2019-09-16

Amit Shah Launches Portal For Private Security Agency Licensing Emphasising the need to increase the number of licensed private security agencies, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said the move would enhance their "trustworthiness" as they have vital importance......
21:00 2019-09-24

Amit Shah Says Centre Formulating Strategy To Tackle Drugs In Punjab Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday informed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that the central government was formulating a detailed strategy to tackle the problem of drugs in Punjab and Jammu and......
00:14 2019-06-28

Amit Shah, Uddhav Thackeray To Address Rallies In Maharashtra's Amravati Electioneering for the eight Assembly seats in Maharashtra's Amravati will gain momentum from Friday when BJP president Amit Shah and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will address separate rallies in......
14:56 2019-10-10

Amit Shah Pays Tribute At National Police Memorial In Delhi Home Minister Amit Shah today paid tribute at the National Police Memorial in Delhi today, three days after he took oath for the first time as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's......
08:28 2019-06-02

Ram Vilas Paswan Says Cabinet Berths Non-Issue, "Spoke To Amit Shah" NDA ally Ram Vilas Paswan today claimed he has spoken to BJP chief Amit Shah regarding cabinet berths that have created a rift between the party and Nitish Kumar. Calling himself the "cementing force......
00:42 2019-06-03

After Amit Shah's Hindi Push, Shashi Tharoor's Multi-Lingual Wish For PM Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sending him birthday wishes in different Indian languages and hoped he "embraces the diversity and pluralism" on......
14:00 2019-09-18

PM Modi Abrogated Article 370, 35A, Showed Pakistan Its Place: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A and established that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of......
14:00 2019-09-18

In Poll-Bound Maharashtra, Amit Shah Keeps Focus On Jammu And Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir recurred as an election issue in Maharashtra as BJP chief Amit Shah held his second rally in the state today. The BJP chief was campaigning in Beed, an area that has seen four......
04:56 2019-10-09

Trinamool Slams BJP After Amit Shah Asked To Inaugurate Durga Puja Amid accusations by the ruling Trinamool Congress that the BJP is politicising Durga Puja, West Bengal's biggest festival, a city committee has requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah to inaugurate......
22:14 2019-09-13

Amit Shah To Begin Devendra Fadnavis' Outreach Programme Next Month BJP president Amit Shah will kick-start Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' "Maha Janadesh Yatra" next month while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend its concluding event, a party......
15:28 2019-07-23

Amit Shah Speaks In Parliament Amid Opposition Protests Over J&K Crisis A cabinet meeting is taking place at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in Delhi amid uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir and an unprecedented lockdown that included the midnight house arrest of......
08:28 2019-08-05

Stand With Centre For National Unity, Security: Amit Shah To Opposition Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday emphasised on normalcy being restored in Jammu and Kashmir and told political parties to "rise above politics" and stand with the government to secure the unity......
06:28 2019-09-02

Heated Exchange Between Bengal BJP, Trinamool Ahead Of Amit Shah's Visit With Union Home Minister Amit Shah slated to inaugurate a community Durga Puja in West Bengal for the first time today, a war of words broke out between the BJP and the TMC. Both the parties accused......
11:42 2019-10-01

Amit Shah Seeks Report After BJP Lawmaker Hits Official With Cricket Bat BJP chief Amit Shah has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh BJP on the assault on a municipal officialin Indore by the son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, an incident that was shared......
08:42 2019-06-28

Sarbananda Sonowal Meets Amit Shah, Discusses Situation In Assam Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday met Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with them various issues concerning the state....
00:01 2019-06-15

What Amit Shah As Home Minister Means For Power Equations At Centre BJP chief Amit Shah, for years the closest confidant and chief strategist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be the Home Minister in the new BJP-led government at the centre. The appointment makes......
13:00 2019-05-31

J&K Governor Discusses State Security, Development Issues With Amit Shah Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the security situation in the state, which is currently under the President's rule....
00:28 2019-06-02

"Tamil Most Suited": DMK On Amit Shah's Push For Hindi To Unify India Against the backdrop of recent pitch by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make Hindi a language of India's identity, DMK has argued that Tamil was more suited for it....
08:28 2019-09-19

Amit Shah Summons Delhi Top Cop After Communal Clash In Chandni Chowk Home Minister Amit Shah today summoned Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and reportedly discussed the communal clashes in the city's old quarters on Sunday....
09:56 2019-07-03

"They Did A Good Job": Murli Manohar Joshi Praises PM Modi, Amit Shah The massive BJP win in the Lok Sabha election seems to have soften up party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi, who was upset over being denied an election nomination....
14:42 2019-05-24

"Padyatras" To Be Held To Spread Teachings Of Mahatma Gandhi: Amit Shah BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday that party workers would take out "padyatras" (foot march) across the country to spread the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi as part of the 150th birth anniversary......
00:56 2019-07-04

PM Modi, Amit Shah Meet For 3 Hours On New Ministers Ahead Of Swearing-In Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah met for nearly three hours this evening, a day ahead of the new government's grand oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan....
20:42 2019-05-29

Trinamool Stifling People's Right To Celebrate Pujas, Alleges Amit Shah Inaugurating a Durga puja for the first time in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday accused the state's Trinamool Congress government of stifling the rights of the people to......
22:56 2019-10-01

"Congress Sees Politics, We See Patriotism": Amit Shah On Kashmir Move Home Minister Amit Shah today played up the centre's "historic" decision on Jammu and Kashmir at an election rally in Mumbai, declaring the BJP had fought for "one nation, one Prime Minister and one......
11:56 2019-09-22

PM Modi Made Kashmir Inseparable Part Of India "In One Go": Amit Shah Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a firm decision and made Jammu and Kashmir an inseparable part of India in "one go", Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday....
23:14 2019-08-29

Home Minister Amit Shah Likely To Visit J&K Amid Turmoil: Sources Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir after the ongoing parliament session amid uncertainty triggered after the state government's advisory to Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to......
20:56 2019-08-03

Modi Government Doubled Development Projects For Mizoram: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the BJP-led government at the Centre has doubled the developmental projects in Mizoram than what the UPA had done....
14:28 2019-10-05

Devendra Fadnavis Meets Amit Shah, Discuss Drought Situation Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed a range of issues related to the state, including the drought situation....
21:14 2019-06-06

Amit Shah Surveys Flood-Hit Karnataka, Opposition Flags Other Concerns Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of the areas in northern Karnataka devastated by floods. Mr Shah's visit comes as the state government draws criticism from opposition......
18:42 2019-08-11

Amit Shah's First Bill In Parliament Today On Jammu And Kashmir Quotas Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill will be the first legislative business of the BJP president in parliament after his election to the lower house and cabinet appointment following the......
03:56 2019-06-24

"Krishna-Arjun": Rajinikanth Hails PM, Amit Shah, Then Delivers A Googly Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday congratulated Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the government's move to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state. He also hailed......
13:56 2019-08-11

Mizoram Against Citizenship Amendment Bill: Chief Minister To Amit Shah Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga today told visiting Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the people of Mizoram are opposed to the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, an official......
18:56 2019-10-05

"Big Gift For J&K Development": Amit Shah Flags Off Vande Bharat Express The Vande Bharat Express - India's fastest train - from Delhi to Katra in Jammu is a "big gift" for Jammu and Kashmir's development and for promoting religious tourism, Union Home Minister Amit Shah......
12:28 2019-10-03

"Separatists Close Schools, But Send Their Children Abroad": Amit Shah As many as 130 family members of separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir are either studying abroad or working, Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. He was replying to queries......
21:42 2019-07-01

"Symbol Of Decisive Leadership": Amit Shah Wishes PM Modi On Birthday Happy Birthday Narendra Modi. Amit Shah tweeted that a new India emerging under the Prime Minister's leadership which has made a mark in the world as a strong, secure and trustworthy nation....
12:42 2019-09-17

Amid Storm Over Voting Machines On Eve of Counting, Amit Shah's 6 Queries BJP chief Amit Shah ripped into the opposition today over its allegations of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines, alleging that the "noise got shriller after the exit poll results". The Election......
14:56 2019-05-22

Arvind Kejriwal, Amit Shah Condole Sheila Dikshit's Death Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit died at a hospital in Delhi today. She was 81. Ms Dikshit was the longest serving chief minister of the national capital....
15:56 2019-07-20

Amit Shah Hosts Dinner For Retired Chiefs Of Intelligence Bureau, RAW Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hosted a dinner in honour of retired Intelligence Bureau director Rajiv Jain and retired R&AW chief Anil Dhasmana, officials said....
00:14 2019-07-09

"Cool Down Bengal": Trinamool Leader Tells Amit Shah After Joining BJP Ruling Trinamool Congress MLA Sabyasachi Dutta today joined BJP in the presence of its national President Amit Shah and urged the Union Home minister to "cool down" politically volatile Bengal led by......
22:56 2019-10-01

Amit Shah, JP Nadda Praised Smooth Merger Of Legislators: Goa BJP Leader BJP national President Amit Shah and working President JP Nadda were impressed by how the Goa Congress MLAs merged into the BJP "so easily", "so smoothly", while a similar process was still dragging......
12:28 2019-07-12

Amit Shah's First Bill In Lok Sabha Today On Jammu And Kashmir Quotas Union Minister Amit Shah will table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today, the first legislative business of the BJP president in parliament after he was elected to......
08:56 2019-06-24

60 Dead In Flood-Hit Kerala, Amit Shah To Visit Karnataka For Survey Floods across India have killed more than 100 people in the last one week and lakhs have been displaced in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, which are among the worst-hit states. In Kerala, the......
09:56 2019-08-11

BJP Lawmaker Alerts Cops About Letter With Bomb Threat Against Amit Shah BJP lawmaker from Ganjbasoda in Madhya Pradesh, Leena Jain, Monday approached police, stating she has received a hand-written unsigned letter in which a person threatened to blow up Union Home......
19:28 2019-07-01

On Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah Launches 'Sankalp Yatra' Against Plastic On Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic while urging citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass......
11:28 2019-10-02

Modi Government Non-Corrupt; Aware Of Concerns Of Industries: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Modi government is "sensitive" and looking into the difficulties being faced by businessmen, including those related to reforms initiatives....
21:14 2019-09-17

Congress's Counter To Amit Shah's "Hindi As National Language" Pitch Hours after Union minister Amit Shah's Hindi language pitch, the Congress on Saturday said the three-language formula should not be tinkered with and controversies must not be stirred up on "emotive"......
03:14 2019-09-15

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions" Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram....
12:00 2019-09-10

'Human rights before mining rights': German villagers take on coal firm Residents say they will not be ousted by energy firm seeking to expand the Garzweiler mineA group of villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s biggest surface coalmines have vowed not sell their properties to the energy company RWE, and to mou...
00:00 2019-10-01

Home Minister Amit Shah To Head Panel On Workplace Sexual Harassment Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a panel of four cabinet ministers to examine ways to prevent workplace sexual harassment, a ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as activists criticised the......
23:56 2019-07-24

Amit Shah Rebukes Giriraj Singh For Dig At Nitish Kumar Attending "Iftar" Union Minister Giriraj Singh has been reprimanded by Home Minister Amit Shah over his tweet targeting Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi for attending an Iftar party. Amit Shah, the BJP president, called the......
16:14 2019-06-04

Amit Shah To Flag Off 4-Month Nationwide ''Gandhi Sankalp Yatra'' Today BJP president Amit Shah will flag off the party's nationwide "Gandhi Sankalp Yatra" today, with its leaders, including Union ministers, scheduled to start the four-month drive from different parts of......
22:56 2019-10-01

Amit Shah Meets National Security Advisor, Intelligence Bureau Chief On J&K Union home minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the chief of the Intelligence Bureau this afternoon to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions are......
13:56 2019-08-19

Amit Shah To Visit North East Next Month, Will Meet Chief Ministers In his first visit to the North East as Home Minister, Amit Shah will meet chief ministers and governors of the eight states for two days next month and would review the security situation and......
21:14 2019-07-18

Amit Shah Urges Women To Stop Using Plastic Bags To Save Environment Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to women not to use plastic bags to help protect the environment and suggested that they carry cloth bags, which are long-lasting, for shopping....
15:14 2019-08-29

Team Modi's Big 4: Amit Shah Is Home Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Amit Shah, who led the BJP to a magnificent election victory, will be Home Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government. Rajnath Singh, who was Home Minister in the previous government of......
13:00 2019-05-31

Ahead Of Amit Shah's Bengal Visit, BJP Loses Control Of Civic Body Ahead of BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Kolkata, the BJP has lost control of the Garulia municipality in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, after its chairman Sunil Singh resigned from his......
11:42 2019-10-01

Amit Shah Gets Extra Delhi Police Cover - 50 Men Including SWAT Teams Home Minister Amit Shah's security cover has been strengthened with the Delhi Police posting more personnel at his residence in New Delhi. The Delhi Police, which reports to the Home Minister,......
03:56 2019-06-08

Amit Shah, Ravi Shakar Prasad No Longer Rajya Sabha Members Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani and DMK leader Kanimozhi have ceased to be the members of the Upper House of Parliament after being......
16:42 2019-05-29

Amit Shah's Hindi Pitch Against India's Federal Structure: Veerappa Moily Hitting out at Amit Shah for pitching Hindi as a common language, senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said the Home Minister's statement was against India's federal structure and that......
14:00 2019-09-18

Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi To Hold Poll Rallies In Haryana Today A day after the BJP released its manifesto for Haryana ahead of the state elections, party president Amit Shah will begin campaigning in the state. The Home Minister will address public rallies in......
10:00 2019-10-14

Nitish Kumar Meets Amit Shah Ahead Of PM Modi's Oath Ceremony Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met BJP president Amit Shah today, and both the leaders allegedly discussed JD(U)'s representation in the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be......
20:42 2019-05-29

PM Modi Reconstitutes Niti Aayog, Appoints Amit Shah As Ex-Officio Member Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday approved reconstitution of government think-tank Niti Aayog, dropping Bibek Debroy while retaining other full-time members and including Home Minister Amit Shah......
21:14 2019-06-06

"When Rahul Gandhi Speaks, Pakistan Cheers": Amit Shah At Public Rally Days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was controversially quoted by Pakistan in a petition made in the United Nations, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today raked up the issue again at a public......
14:00 2019-09-01

Fast-Track Probe, Trial Of Sexual Offences Against Minors: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked state chief secretaries to device a mechanism to ensure that investigation and trial in sexual offences like rape against girls under the age of 12 are......
03:14 2019-08-23

Amit Shah Holds Meetings With Leaders From 3 Assembly Poll-Bound States Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah today held meetings with the party's core group leaders from three Assembly poll-bound states. Party sources said Mr Shah held separate meetings with......
21:56 2019-06-09

Rahul Gandhi In Court Today For Calling Amit Shah "Murder Accused" Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been kept busy with a string of court appearances in defamation cases across the country. Mr Gandhi has appeared in Mumbai and Patna and is also expected to appear in......
08:28 2019-07-09

PM Modi, Amit Shah Hold 5-Hour Meet to Discuss Members of Cabinet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday met for five hours to finalise the members of the Union cabinet, who will take oath with the PM on Thursday. There have been talks about......
22:14 2019-05-28

Digital Census In 2021; Amit Shah Proposes Idea Of Multipurpose ID Card A mobile app will be used in the next census of India which will be carried out in 2021, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today. "A mobile app will be used in Census 2021. It will be a......
09:28 2019-09-23

"Update Yourself On Anti-Drone Tech": Amit Shah To Border Guarding Forces With heavy-duty drones being used from Pakistan to drop weapons into India for terrorists, Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the border guarding forces to explore all technological possibilities which......
19:42 2019-10-04

Narendra Modi Takes Oath As PM For Second Term, Amit Shah Joins Cabinet Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister for the second time after his spectacular victory in the national election in a ceremony held at the Rashrapati Bhavan in the presence of 8,000 guests......
17:00 2019-05-30

PM Modi's US Visit Gave India New Aura On World Stage: Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi back to the country, saying his "historic visit" to the US has given India a "new aura on world stage"....
23:42 2019-09-28

Amit Shah Scores 5 Lakh Margin In Gandhinagar, Bests LK Advani Record BJP chief Amit Shah is set to make his Lok Sabha debut from Gandhinagar in Gujarat with a record margin of over five lakh votes. Amit Shah has pulled 8.75 lakh votes; the Congress's CJ Chavda is......
14:14 2019-05-23

Amit Shah In Mizoram Today To Discuss Citizenship Bill With State Leaders Civil society organisations and student groups in Mizoram have said that their leaders will meet with Home Minister Amit Shah when he comes to the state today. The Mizoram organisations earlier said......
09:42 2019-10-05

Amit Shah Cancels Mumbai Visit Amid BJP-Sena Seat-Sharing Announcement BJP president Amit Shah has cancelled his September 26 visit to Mumbai, party sources said on Tuesday night, a development that comes amid delay in announcement of the ruling party's seat-sharing......
02:42 2019-09-25

Arun Jaitley "Critical But Stable", Home Minister Amit Shah Visits AIIMS Home Minister Amit Shah and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited Arun Jaitley at AIIMS on Friday evening, where the former Union minister is admitted in the Intensive Care Unit since August 9 and is......
22:14 2019-08-16

Assembly Election 2019 Live Updates: Amit Shah Attacks Rahul Over Kashmir Maharashtra, Haryana Elections 2019: Amit Shah is scheduled to hold public gatherings in Maharashtra's Sangli, Akkalkot, Tuljapur and Latur districts....
10:14 2019-10-11

Lata Mangeshkar Turns 90: Amit Shah, Hema Malini Send Birthday Wishes Lata Mangeshkar Birthday: Fondly known as Didi and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar rules a million hearts and her birthday is one occasion that expectedly brings on a variety of celebratory......
10:56 2019-09-28

Modi set to name BJP head Shah as new Indian finance minister: TV reports Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as his new finance minister, according to several Indian TV stations....
17:42 2019-05-30

Modi to name BJP head Shah as finance minister: Indian media Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as his new finance minister, according to several Indian media reports....
19:42 2019-05-30

On Hindi Diwas, Amit Shah Appeals For Hindi As India's National Language On Hindi Diwas today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah made an appeal to unify India with the country's most widely-spoken language - Hindi. While he said Hindi is the language which has the ability to......
08:56 2019-09-14

Amit Panghal First Indian Male Boxer To Bag World Championships Silver Amit Panghal vs Shakhobidin Zoirov Final: Amit Panghal takes home silver after losing to Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men's 52kg final of World Boxing Championships....
08:56 2019-09-22

North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds If you look at the menu for Hardees’ breakfast platter—as you might be wont to do if you were craving a quick, affordable morning meal—you’ll notice that along with two slices of bacon, two scrambled eggs, and two biscuits sopped in sausage gravy, yo...
20:56 2019-06-30

UN expert criticizes States for ‘ganging up’ on Wikileaks’ Assange; warns against extradition, fearing ‘serious’ rights violations After visiting Julian Assange in a London prison, an independent UN human rights expert expressed urgent concern on Friday, for the Wikileaks co-founder’s well-being, accusing “a group of democratic States” of “ganging up” on the prisoner to “isolate...
17:56 2019-05-31

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
10:14 2019-06-14

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's and LGBT rights....
00:00 2019-07-09

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for human rights said....
13:56 2019-06-19

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
15:00 2019-06-22

UN launches Venezuela human rights abuse probe The UN Human Rights Council has voted to send a team to Venezuela to investigate alleged rights violations. Representatives from a dozen countries around the world made the decision despite half abstaining....
14:00 2019-09-27

Orangutan with human rights will move to Florida sanctuary An orangutan who was ruled Argentina’s “first non-human person” is moving to a sanctuary in Florida. The 33-year-old primate named Sandra born in an East German zoo and sold to Buenos Aires Zoo in 1994. Lawyers won an appeal in 2015...
02:00 2019-09-29

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban w...
20:42 2019-06-05

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet highlighted "patterns of violations of all human right...
01:56 2019-07-13

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowde...
20:14 2019-06-21

| Nearly 2 000 arrests in Egypt crackdown - Human Rights Watch Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch has said....
17:42 2019-09-27

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
21:00 2019-05-28

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now even chairs the world's top human rights body....
02:28 2019-06-28

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is expected to arrive We...
22:00 2019-06-19

Giving nature human rights could be the best way to protect the planet Rivers, lakes and forests around the world are being recognised as if they were legal persons. It sounds strange, but could it effectively protect the planet?...
17:14 2019-09-25

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's foreign minister quickly denounced as unjust....
04:56 2019-07-12

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean....
18:14 2019-06-03

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Libya ‘war crime’ attack, Sudan, Myanmar rights violations continue, ‘xenophobia’ in Assam, South Sudan update In the news this Wednesday: “Outraged” Guterres demands independent inquiry into fatal Libya migrant centre airstrike; Violence and broken promises in Sudan and South Sudan, while Rohingya violations continue in Myanmar; “xenophobia” and citizenship ...
21:56 2019-07-03

"Indian State" Jammu And Kashmir, Says Pak Minister At UN Rights Body Pakistan, which has been desperately trying to highlight Jammu and Kashmir at international forums since India ended its special status under Article 370, today called it an "Indian state". Pakistan,......
17:14 2019-09-10

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”....
20:28 2019-09-09

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights g...
20:56 2019-09-09

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights....
15:14 2019-08-01

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have...
17:14 2019-05-21

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel's Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order....
17:56 2019-06-02

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week The United Nations' top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, among others....
17:28 2019-06-14

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album shares a message of peace from artists around the Middle East....
07:56 2019-09-04

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘totally changed man’ after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of the jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has described her husband as a “totally changed man” after she and her son were allowed to see him...
21:28 2019-06-28

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s governing body Uefa by saying Azerbaijan must not...
15:42 2019-05-22

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal c...
14:28 2019-07-18

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
17:28 2019-06-17

UN human rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations....
09:56 2019-06-20

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on politics, human rights and storytelling She discussed the art of writing at the Berlin International Literature Festival, where DW met the celebrated author of "Americanah." Adichie was also awarded a prestigious citizens' award in Kassel on Sunday....
17:56 2019-09-16

New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the panel would give the administration guidance, but some lawmakers argued it could limit advocacy for women’s rights and gay rights....
01:42 2019-07-09

EU nations lead condemnation of Saudi human rights record Statement read out at UN human rights council meeting denounces alleged use of torture and unlawful detentionsSaudi Arabia’s human rights record has been heavily censured by two dozen largely western countries who took aim at its worsening record for...
09:00 2019-09-24

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses....
15:14 2019-09-10

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals....
16:28 2019-09-10

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
11:00 2019-08-24

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate disputes in small claims courts...
23:14 2019-08-08

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro The top U.N. human rights official has met separately in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the crisis-wracked country...
05:01 2019-06-22

Chinese influence on display at UN as US decries human rights abuses As the U.N.’s General Assembly rumbled on this week, a small group of silent protesters meditated across the avenue -- surrounded by banners that called for the end to “forced organ harvesting” in China....
04:00 2019-09-29

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized new US asylum policy....
06:14 2019-07-16

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah....
10:00 2019-07-10

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, official warns WARSAW – Poland’s crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union’s biggest ex-communist member, the country’s ombudsman for human rights said. Poland’s nationalist government is facing legal action...
23:28 2019-06-19

Human rights advocates fear Mexico's National Guard Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States, but human rights advocates worry that the newly formed National Guard might be going to far....
18:42 2019-07-11

Merkel lands in China, caught between human rights and trade Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday amid calls for the German Chancellor to take a stronger line on China's human rights record....
12:14 2019-09-06

Top Court Fines 7 States Over Status Of Human Rights Courts The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its direction last year....
20:56 2019-08-13

‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history” – the words of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she signed a deal between the UN and the newly-constituted Government...
00:00 2019-09-26

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel...
16:42 2019-06-21

Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling to be honored with RFK Human Rights award Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced Tuesday U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and British author J.K. Rowling are among this year's winners of its Ripple of Hope Award....
22:00 2019-08-13

Behind the scenes of war reporting at Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival Films and panels at the Human Rights Film Festival look into the work of reporters in conflict zones. From legendary foreign correspondent Marie Colvin to citizen journalists, here's how war reporting is changing....
20:00 2019-09-21

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights....
02:28 2019-07-09

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Org...
19:00 2019-06-27

City shutters Dumbo’s Time Out food hall for slew of health violations This is a serious time out. Just months after it opened, DUMBO’s ballyhooed Time Out Food Market has temporarily closed after city health inspectors ordered most of its restaurants shut down for a host of stomach-churning health violations last week....
01:14 2019-07-17

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to in...
19:56 2019-06-10

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights, says court The High Court in Belfast has handed abortion rights activists a win, finding that the country's laws conflict with European human rights. Northern Ireland could be following Ireland towards looser legislation....
02:00 2019-10-04

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the role of human rights in American public policy” in a ...
22:42 2019-07-08

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims his human rights were violated in 2017 when he foug...
17:56 2019-05-22

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights....
18:28 2019-07-08

Canadian single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
22:14 2019-08-23

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Papua and elsewhere - risk pushing the world “further and further away from global solutions t...
20:14 2019-09-04

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The ...
07:42 2019-07-12

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted despite concerns that a controversial order he issued could spark a return to serious human rights violations...
04:28 2019-06-06

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operat...
20:14 2019-05-28

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
02:14 2019-06-05

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
09:00 2019-07-19

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “stain of the century” with mass detentions of Muslim...
13:28 2019-07-19

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored the Balkan-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights....
00:28 2019-10-01

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the plac...
22:14 2019-08-16

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
20:14 2019-06-04

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”...
17:00 2019-06-03

UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals....
01:42 2019-09-20

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
11:14 2019-09-14

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according to a former top U.S. diplomat....
11:14 2019-09-14

| Egyptian authorities detain award-winning human rights lawyer Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi....
21:28 2019-09-23

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new 'respect for human rights' following allegations Novalpina Capital to establish new rules at NSO Group following multiple allegations that technology was used to spy on dissidents and the mediaA controversial Israeli cyber weapons company has agreed to establish new internal rules on ways it will p...
20:42 2019-06-18

Human Rights Notice Bihar DGP Over Death Of JD(U) Leader In Police Custody The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent a notice to the Bihar police chief over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a......
05:28 2019-07-16

Abortion Bans Strip People of Their Human Rights. Here’s Why We Must Stand In Solidarity Against Them Banning abortions isn’t particularly effective. When governments restrict access to abortion, abortions actually continue to take place at roughly the same rate, according to the World Health Organization. But they get less safe. When abortion ...
18:28 2019-09-27

Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human rights violation' U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to raise the issue....
10:56 2019-10-10

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
14:31 2019-05-21

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-old dialects....
21:56 2019-08-07

Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human Rights....
17:42 2019-07-01

U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory's special economic status and the imposition of s...
00:28 2019-09-19

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the......
04:56 2019-07-11

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change ``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines.''...
14:28 2019-09-09

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-...
14:42 2019-05-21

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
17:42 2019-06-16

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice....
15:42 2019-05-21

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climate action....
10:56 2019-06-07

Sex dolls and human trafficking: John Oliver shows what happens when men rule reproductive rights John Oliver spent his usual top-of-show rundown of the week’s event’s on the spiraling horrorshow of the rapidly imploding Trump administration before moving on to another cautionary tale of a woman-hating government’s criminal incompetence. In his e...
16:28 2019-10-07

Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Here’s a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN’s Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for ‘democratic shift’ in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Council agrees fact-finding mission to Venezuela; independent experts urg...
19:14 2019-09-27

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International C...
03:42 2019-07-17

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of lead...
18:00 2019-07-31

Court rules Northern Ireland abortion ban violates UK human rights commitments Belfast's High Court ruled on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are incompatible with the United Kingdom's human rights commitments, in the latest of a series of legal victories for abortion rights campaigners in the region....
14:28 2019-10-03

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extradition law — are an omen for the coming years and ...
21:42 2019-06-17

Rep. Mike Gallagher: U.S. should regulate surveillance sales to China, prioritize human rights The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human rights experts warned....
11:42 2019-06-29

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalt...
17:28 2019-06-11

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human rights....
04:42 2019-06-20

Human Rights Watch accuses of Nicaragua torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
23:28 2019-06-19

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
22:42 2019-06-27

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films c...
14:42 2019-05-21

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
14:38 2019-05-21

China's surveillance firms defend themselves after US blacklisting and claims of human rights abuses The U.S. put 28 Chinese entities on the government's so-called Entity List, which restricts these organizations from doing business with American firms....
12:56 2019-10-08

Court rules Northern Ireland abortion law violates human rights standards Northern Ireland's strict abortion law that forced a woman to travel to England for the procedure violates Britain's human rights commitments, the country's High Court in Belfast ruled Thursday....
20:28 2019-10-03

Italian leaders decry human rights ruling on mafia prison regimes Prosecutors denounce European court ruling calling on Italy to revise justice laws Italian ministers, prosecutors and police chiefs have denounced a European court ruling that tough prison regimes for mafia bosses violate their human rights, warning ...
02:28 2019-10-10

Huawei files motion to block U.S. ban, calling it an affront to global human rights The Chinese tech giant filed a legal motion Wednesday in U.S. federal court to have the Trump administration’s efforts to ban its equipment in the United States declared unconstitutional....
16:56 2019-05-29

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoi...
19:14 2019-06-06

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
23:56 2019-06-19

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abuses in China....
18:28 2019-06-03

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on student pro-democracy protests cente...
00:14 2019-05-30

The US blacklisted some of China's most valuable AI startups over human rights issues in a dramatic trade war escalation Andy Wong/AP Photo The US placed an additional 28 Chinese companies on a trade blacklist on Monday. Among these 28 were eight major tech companies, including three AI startups valued at over $1 billion. The Department of Commerce said the companies ...
12:28 2019-10-08

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday...
20:42 2019-09-16

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of his ...
15:42 2019-05-21

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in ...
03:28 2019-07-01

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an examp...
21:56 2019-08-06

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals...
10:28 2019-08-28

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move for...
21:00 2019-07-09

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
12:42 2019-06-01

The Myanmar Military’s Plans to Prosecute Soldiers Draws Skepticism From Human Rights Watch (YANGON, Myanmar) — Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority drew skepticism Monday from the New Yo...
05:42 2019-09-03

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said....
19:28 2019-06-10

U.S. issues travel ban for Cuba's Castro over human rights accusations, support for Venezuela's Maduro The Trump administration on Thursday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on Cuban Communist Party chief Raul Castro over his support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, and involvement in what it called "gross violations of human rights."...
22:56 2019-09-26

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day aft...
14:42 2019-05-21

Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan to talk Afghanistan, human rights Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan makes his first trip to Washington, D.C., Monday and will meet with President Donald Trump, hoping to restore financial ties with the United States....
19:00 2019-07-22

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
02:28 2019-07-09

The ashes of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi were stolen on the 150th anniversary of his birth AP The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were stolen from the Bapu Bhawan memorial in Pradesh, central India on the 150th anniversary of his birth. According to Indian news site The Wire a photograph of the Indian civil rights leader's face was also defaced w...
13:28 2019-10-04

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims...
16:00 2019-05-21

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by lep...
15:00 2019-05-21

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination aga...
02:42 2019-07-13

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization...
14:42 2019-05-21

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the i...
21:28 2019-07-17

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Program...
02:28 2019-05-22

| US accuses China on human rights | Trump in new diplomatic row: WATCH the top world news videos for today Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations | Donald Trump says wrong-way driving 'happens' amid diplomatic immunity row; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
07:42 2019-10-10

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to...
17:14 2019-05-21

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standar...
14:42 2019-05-21

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday....
20:28 2019-05-21

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
23:00 2019-07-18

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned “any form” of violence or destruction of property and urged the demonstrat...
21:56 2019-08-14

Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign should 'cease to exist' if they stay silent on Antifa attack The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the weekend....
01:00 2019-07-03

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given th...
23:00 2019-08-19

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. Aerial images of vast crowds flooding the streets o...
13:14 2019-06-19

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
18:00 2019-07-31

US Embassy in Zimbabwe deletes tweet praising Robert Mugabe after users call out human rights abuses The US Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe deleted a tweet praising the late Prime Minister Robert Mugabe after users called out his controversial human rights record. ...
03:42 2019-09-08

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Eye health, UN’s financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia Tuesday’s top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase ‘dramatically’; work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration poli...
23:42 2019-10-08

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices....
15:00 2019-05-21

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terro...
14:42 2019-05-21

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent inve...
23:00 2019-07-02

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’ Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the verge of being eliminated; and updates from the Human ...
23:42 2019-06-27

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; huma...
14:42 2019-05-21

Steve Kerr says he hasn't been asked about US 'human rights abuses' when asked about China Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, said Thursday he has also never been asked about “human rights abuses” in the United States when a reporter questioned if the press had asked him about human rights in China on his trips to the cou...
20:56 2019-10-11

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
14:28 2019-05-30

Orangutan who was granted human rights in landmark legal case flies to US for more 'dignified' life An orangutan who was granted the same legal rights as a human in a landmark court case has finally arrived in the US after spending 20 years in an Argentine zoo....
14:56 2019-09-28

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders....
23:42 2019-05-29

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN w...
23:56 2019-07-12

| Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country....
06:00 2019-08-02

Japan Approves Growing Human Organs In Animals For First Time Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country....
09:56 2019-08-01

Netflix nabs global rights to Seinfeld, will stream in 4K for first time Having recently lost its long-held streaming rights to cult comedy favorites Friends and The Office, Netflix has reportedly coughed up some serious money in an effort to fill its newfound sitcom void, and has today secured the global streaming rights...
06:56 2019-09-17

Indian Cooking Hacks: Tips To Get Soft, Fluffy Idlis Every Single Time! Indian cooking hacks: The process of making idli is more nuanced that one would imagine. Here are some tips to get soft, fluffy idlis every single time!...
16:42 2019-06-17

How parenthood has helped me redefine Pride In our 20s, this month meant boozy brunches and public displays of affection. Now married with a child, we celebrate in a different way, and with greater purpose....
17:42 2019-06-10

It’s time gay people stepped aside... hetero whiners have rights too | Barbara Ellen In making its hateful point, the Super Happy Fun America group trivialises oppressionAt times like these, it’s a relief that LGBTQ people have absolutely nothing to worry about.Apart from Brunei wanting to stone them to death; Ann Widdecombe saying t...
23:28 2019-06-08

Saudi Arabia women’s rights reforms could take time to be fully accepted RIYADH – Saudi officials have hailed as “historic” new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticized guardianship system, but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms. Thousands of Sa...
06:28 2019-08-07

Dutee Chand Clocks Fastest Time By An Indian In 2019 To Clinch 200M Gold Dutee Chand completed a sprint double in the season-ending 59th National Open Athletics Championships, clocking the fastest time in 200m by an Indian this year....
18:00 2019-10-13

Stunning Intelligence: For The First Time Ever, Scientists Have Observed A Chimpanzee Blow Up A Human Child With Its Mind Researchers just made a groundbreaking discovery in the forests of Guinea, and it’s changing everything we know about animal intelligence: For the first time ever, scientists have observed a chimpanzee blow up a human child with its mind.Wow! We knew...
18:00 2019-09-20

How plants’ ability to ‘think’ might force us to redefine intelligence Some might balk at the idea that plants made of roots, stems and leaves could have intelligence or consciousness. But scientists have actually been hotly debating this idea for decades. A recent paper sought to finally draw a line under this question...
08:00 2019-08-13

Why a Plan to Redefine the Meaning of ‘Museum’ Is Stirring Up Controversy When you visit a museum, chances are you think more about the items you’re there to see than about the museum itself — much less about the meaning of museums in general. But while art and antiquities are what draw millions of curious visi...
03:56 2019-09-10

'My time’s up, I’m sorry': Biden abruptly ends answer on civil rights record after Harris pummeling Joe Biden appeared intent to follow the rules while defending himself from an onslaught from Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris who attacked him on his civil rights record during Thursday night's debate, abruptly saying, “my time’s up, I’m sorr...
14:56 2019-06-28

Golf: Mickelson eager to redefine career with U.S. Open triumph Phil Mickelson does not need a U.S. Open triumph to cement his legacy as one of golf's all-time greats but he will arrive at Pebble Beach this week looking to take care of unfinished business and rubber-stamp his lofty status....
23:42 2019-06-10

Video: F1 Verstappen/Leclerc verdict can redefine acceptable racing Formula 1 faced a penalty decision controversy for the third time in as many grands prix in Austria, but the Max Verstappen/Charles Leclerc incident had a different outcome...
12:14 2019-07-02

'Batman' turns 30: How a superfan got Hollywood to redefine the Dark Knight Three decades after director Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film became a box office blockbuster and pop culture phenomenon, the decision to bring the Dark Knight to the big screen seems like it should have been a no-brainer. But in the years leading up ...
18:00 2019-06-23

Death Stranding: will Hideo Kojima’s mystery project redefine gaming? It’s the most eagerly awaited game of the year – and it stars everyone from Guillermo del Toro to the Bionic Woman. We tell the inside story of the dystopian thrillerImagine a world where babies are stored in life-support jars, humans are stalked by ...
13:56 2019-10-04

Stocks’ Seasonal Tendencies: Why Context is Key "Sell in May and go away." "Santa Claus rally." These are just two sayings that have to do with the stock market's seasonal tendencies. But, investors need to know more. Here are insights that EWI recently offered to subscribers......
17:00 2019-05-21

Putting the PS4’s 100 million sales in context Fig. 1: The PS4 is the fastest home console to reach the 100 million sales milestone, though the Nintendo DS was a bit faster. Here at Ars, we haven't been putting a lot of regular time and effort lately into ...
21:56 2019-07-31

From context to solution, using AI to keep your customer happy Companies must not think about AI from a bot perspective, but from multiple perspectives. The current environment is ripe for better customer service.Read More...
05:14 2019-07-12

Glass fiber keyboards, OLED screens, and Apple chips may redefine MacBooks Three key changes will likely transform Apple's laptops over the next year and a half, enabling MacBooks to offer improved performance, size, and longevity.Read More...
01:42 2019-07-06

The power of context in our digital world and how AI can interpret it With more customer data than anyone else, mobile carriers are in prime position to provide context on customers: who they are and what they may care about.Read More...
14:42 2019-07-16

How my distributed team communicates so no context is left behind My engineering team is spread across several countries and U.S.states. These 4 practices keep us working more cohesively than a colocated team.Read More...
02:56 2019-06-24

Scarlett Johansson: comments on 'authentic casting' taken out of context Star clarifies comment: ‘Any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness’Scarlett Johansson has said comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asse...
05:28 2019-07-15

Remembrance Day sermon dug up by Conservatives taken out of context: Liberal candidate In a tweet posted Sunday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's communications director claimed Liberal candidate Rob Oliphant had said he was "conflicted" about Remembrance Day....
23:00 2019-09-23

How to Use Faster Context Menus in the Latest iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta The fourth iOS 13 and iPadOS beta has rolled out for developers, and while there are the usual list of changes and bug-fixes in Beta 4, one of the more interesting tweaks is a much more responsive Context Menu that you’ll be able to pull up on any de...
03:28 2019-07-19

Scarlett Johansson Says Comments on ‘Authentic Casting’ Were Taken Out of Context Scarlett Johansson says comments she made on the “authentic casting” debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film. The actress came under fire in 2017 for playing an Asian character in Ghost in the...
21:00 2019-07-15

Facebook’s New Content Moderation Tools Put Posts in Context The audit noted that asking reviewers "to consider whether the user was condemning or discussing hate speech, rather than espousing it, may reduce errors.”...
14:14 2019-07-03

Biden: Kamala Harris took my position on school busing ‘out of context’ Joe Biden said in a televised interview Friday that California Sen. Kamala Harris took his position on busing out of context without considering his lengthy record on civil rights when she confronted him during last week’s debate. “I was prepar...
17:56 2019-07-05

| Netanyahu cancels UN visit over post-poll 'political context' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the "political context" in Israel, sources in his office say....
20:28 2019-09-18

Atlanta's confederate monuments: how do ‘context markers’ help explain racism? Symbols dedicated to the south’s soldiers have come under debate for not mentioning their roots in racial segregationAtlanta’s monuments to its Confederate past cannot be taken down by law. But the city is now moving to provide much-needed historical...
08:56 2019-08-03

Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make South Indian Lemon Rice (Recipe Video) Chef Ananya Banerjee shows how to make this delicious and comforting South Indian lemon rice within minutes. The comforting dish can be made with leftover rice or fresh plain rice....
17:42 2019-09-04

iOS and iPadOS 13 beta 4 signals death of 3D Touch, rise of Context Menu Pressure-sensitive screens once were iPhone selling points, but their key benefit -- Context Menus -- ha been fine-tuned into good enough replacements.Read More...
21:28 2019-07-17

A new documentary about Toni Morrison puts a great American writer into context Calling Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am just a “biography” of the Pulitzer- and Nobel-winning novelist doesn’t properly describe what the filmmaker’s doing here. From the opening minute, the movie jumps straight...
03:56 2019-06-19

Factbox: Kashmir's history - India's revoking of special status in context The Indian government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, the most far-reaching move on the troubled Himalayan territory in nearly seven decades....
03:00 2019-08-06

Pinterest details Complete the Look, a context-aware visual search tool Pinterest today shared details about Complete the Look, visual search AI that considers a person's body type or the season to make fashion recommendations.Read More...
00:14 2019-06-15

U.S. to seek rollback of Indian tariffs-Indian govt source United States will seek rollback of Indian tariffs imposed on some agricultural products such as almonds when the two sides meet on Friday, a senior Indian government source told Reuters....
08:14 2019-07-12

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory....
00:28 2019-06-06

Penn professor under fire after suggesting US better off with 'fewer nonwhites', defenders say comment lacks context A University of Pennsylvania professor is facing calls to fire a professor over the comments that she made at a conservative conference last weekend, insinuating that the U.S would be better off with “more whites and fewer nonwhites.”...
19:42 2019-07-19

Cruz adds ‘context’ after Kaepernick quotes from Frederick Douglass ‘Fourth of July’ speech Sen. Ted Cruz responded Thursday night after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a passage earlier on the Fourth of July from a famous speech by Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass....
07:42 2019-07-05

How College Board's Environmental Context Dashboard highlights algorithm transparency vs. explainability issue The Environmental Context Dashboard is a tool to provide socio-economic metrics on student populations for university admissions officers. Here's a look at the data as well as potential bias and transparency issues....
00:28 2019-06-10

Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian's New Promo Vows to Redefine Revenge in Season 3 Mark your calendars! As of today, we are officially 1 month away from the Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian season 3 premiere (Sunday, July 7 at 9 p.m.) And, after taking a look at the......
22:28 2019-06-07

A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea. Michaela Rehle/Reuters Climate change is likely to put stress on our agricultural system and cause severe food shortages in the future. Behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund recently suggested that because of this, people might one day consider...
09:28 2019-09-12

Abby Wambach: USWNT's World Cup win helps 'redefine what it means to be a woman' Soccer star Abby Wambach praises this year's World Cup championship team for being confident, unapologetic and strong, powerful women.       ...
21:28 2019-07-10

Part-human, part-animal? Scientists may soon try to grow human organs in rodents Thanks to approval by the Japanese science ministry, scientists will experiment with stem cells to create human organs in rodents.        ...
19:00 2019-07-31

6 schools to be notified of serious NCAA violations A high-ranking NCAA official told CBS Sports on Wednesday that at least six Division I men's basketball programs will receive notices of allegations for Level I violations as a result of the federal government's investigation into corruption in the s...
04:14 2019-06-13

NC State hit with D. Smith Jr.-related violations The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of basketball player Dennis Smith Jr....
07:28 2019-07-11

Trump says he won’t fire Conway over Hatch Act violations WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won’t fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal watchdog agency recommended her removal for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. Trum...
14:56 2019-06-14

UConn gets 2 years' probation for Ollie violations UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach....
19:56 2019-07-02

Pet Walruses, Hidden Bacon and Other Violations of Actual U.S. Law Mike Chase’s “How to Become a Federal Criminal” is, as its subtitle promises, “an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender.” It’s also very funny....
23:56 2019-05-23

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commission has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever imposed on a technology company....
23:14 2019-07-24

Report: NCAA set to notify Kansas of violations The NCAA is expected to deliver a notice of allegations to Kansas in relation to recruiting violations involving the school's men's basketball program, according to a Kansas City Star report....
16:42 2019-09-21

YouTube settles with FTC over child privacy violations Within days of launching its YouTube Kids site and adding more age categories to the Kids app, YouTube is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over child privacy violations. According to a report from Politico, YouTube agreed to pay $150-200 mi...
06:00 2019-08-31

Here Are the 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Violations of Press Freedom Around the World Journalists imprisoned for their work in countries from India to Turkey to Kyrgyzstan are included on this month’s list of cases representing the most serious threats to global press freedom. The list — updated monthly by the One Free Pre...
21:14 2019-08-01

U.S. senators seek 'serious' fines for antitrust violations U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced legislation on Friday to allow harsher penalties for companies that violate antitrust law, following a Justice Department probe into alleged anticompetitive behavior by big tech....
21:14 2019-08-02

Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week. The spokesman of the ruling ...
12:28 2019-06-14

YouTube Said to Be Fined Over Children's Privacy Violations Alphabet's Google will spend up to $200 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's alleged violation of a children's privacy law, a person briefed on the matter told......
11:14 2019-08-31

DHS reports 'egregious' violations at four ICE detainment facilities The Department of Homeland Security said it observed "egregious" violations at four facilities for housing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees....
06:28 2019-06-07

305 Lucknow Cops Charged In A Day For Traffic Violations In what could be a major embarrassment for the Lucknow Police, as many as 305 policemen, including 155 traffic personnel, were booked for traffic violations in a day-long campaign in Lucknow on......
21:42 2019-06-15

Senators seek 'serious' fines for antitrust violations U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced legislation on Friday to allow harsher penalties for companies that violate antitrust law, following a Justice Department probe into alleged anticompetitive behavior by big tech....
19:14 2019-08-02

Pak "Desperation" Behind Ceasefire Violations, Say Government Sources A spike in ceasefire violations by Pakistan may be linked to India's efforts to fortify its grip along the Line of Control and International Border that have clamped down on infiltration attempts,......
18:28 2019-08-01

India Raises With Pak Targeting Of Civilians In Ceasefire Violations India has raised with Pakistan the issue of targeting civilians during ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, which has seen a spike since special status to Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped in......
20:56 2019-10-11

UN experts urge probe of violations against Sudan protesters KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — U.N. experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. The experts, ...
14:56 2019-06-12

Citibank To Pay $30 Million Fine Over Real Estate Violations Citibank has agreed to pay a $30 million (23.7 million pounds) fine to settle charges of repeated violations of real estate holding rules and for failing to meet its commitment to take corrective......
06:28 2019-10-12

UPDATE 2-Pot producer CannTrust hit by new Health Canada violations Health Canada has found fault with cannabis production at a second CannTrust Holdings Inc facility, a month after the regulator froze sales of several tonnes of marijuana grown at another one of its Ontario operations....
15:42 2019-08-12

Pakistan Continuing To Commit Ceasefire Violations, Says Centre Pakistan continues to commit ceasefire violations on the border, despite repeated reminders by India to adhere to all established norms of humanitarian and military conduct, the Ministry of External......
22:28 2019-08-01

US FDA finds "significant violations" at India's Strides plant The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found adulteration and "significant violations" of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations at Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd's plant in Puducherry in south India....
07:28 2019-07-17

U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech on Monday....
18:56 2019-07-22

Daimler fined $960 million in Germany over diesel violations German prosecutors found the automaker committed what it called “negligent violation” in selling about 684,000 vehicles that did not completely comply with regulations on emissions of nitrogen oxides....
18:14 2019-09-24

YouTube settles with FTC for $170M over violations of child privacy YouTube will pay a $170 million settlement after federal regulators found the tech giant illegally collected personal information from children without parents' consent....
17:42 2019-09-04

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social networking giant pay out a hefty fine of $5 billion. Hardly a surprise, Facebook during its most rec...
04:14 2019-07-13

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Jerusalem 'violations' The move follows last week's clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces at one of the holiest sites for Muslims and Jews. A Jordanian-controlled religious authority, the Waqf, supervises holy sites in Jerusalem....
00:56 2019-08-19

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure....
18:56 2019-07-03

UN warns ceasefire violations could spark war between Lebanon and Israel The Security Council urged all parties to ``exercise maximum calm and restraint and refrain from any action or rhetoric that could jeopardize the cessation of hostilities or destabilize the region.''...
06:42 2019-08-30

Trump says he won’t fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act violations President Trump on Friday said he will not fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal watchdog recommended that she be removed for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act by engaging in partisan political activity on behalf of her boss. &...
17:28 2019-06-14

UPDATE 3-Pot producer CannTrust hit by new Health Canada violations Health Canada has found fault with cannabis production at a second CannTrust Holdings Inc facility, a month after the regulator froze sales of several tonnes of marijuana grown at another one of its Ontario operations....
17:28 2019-08-12

Investigation Into Trump Campaign Finance Violations Is Over, Judge Says But it is unclear if prosecutors plan to file additional charges in the case, which led to the conviction of Michael D. Cohen, the president’s former lawyer....
23:28 2019-07-17

FDA finds 'significant violations' at India's Strides plant The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found adulteration and "significant violations" of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations at Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd's plant in Puducherry in south India....
08:28 2019-07-17

UConn gets 2 years of probation for NCAA hoops violations UConn's men's basketball program placed on probation for 2 years, Kevin Ollie sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach       ...
19:56 2019-07-02

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations US regulators have reportedly voted to fine Facebook $5 billion for data breaches. The social network landed in hot water last year amid allegations it shared users' personal information with Cambridge Analytica....
02:14 2019-07-13

Heavy Fines For Traffic Violations From Today: 10 Points Higher traffic penalties have come into effect across the country from today under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by parliament last month. The new law aims to instill......
14:00 2019-09-01

Clemson football flagged for 8 secondary NCAA violations Clemson's national championship football program was flagged for eight secondary NCAA violations during a yearlong period from July 2018 through this past June....
17:14 2019-08-08

Rudy Giuliani Under Investigation for Lobbying Violations: Report (WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations. That’s according to a report Friday in The New York Times, citing two...
06:56 2019-10-13

Facebook To Pay Record $5 Billion Fine Over Privacy Violations Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy...
16:00 2019-07-24

Leading coach Salazar gets four-year ban for doping violations Leading American athletics coach Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world's top distance runners including British Olympic track champion Mo Farah, has been banned for four years for doping violations....
17:14 2019-10-01

NCAA charges NC State with 4 men's hoops violations The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith Jr       ...
02:56 2019-07-11

McSally fined $23,000 for 2014 campaign finance violations PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has agreed to pay a fine of more than $23,000 to settle campaign finance violations from the 2014 election. The Federal Election Commission publicly disclosed the settlement this week. FEC auditor...
07:56 2019-07-20

EU fines Qualcomm $272 million for modem antitrust violations The European Union today hit Qualcomm with a fine for predatory pricing against a British modem baseband maker, though it took years to reach the finding.Read More...
19:42 2019-07-18

Ilhan Omar fined for campaign finance violations Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar has been ordered to reimburse her campaign account about $3,500 and to pay a fine of $500 after an investigation found she illegally used campaign funds in 2016 and 2017, a report said Thursday. The illegal donations date bac...
16:28 2019-06-07

FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations The settlement finds that Google inadequately protected kids who used its video-streaming service and improperly collected their data, said two people familiar with the matter....
02:14 2019-07-20

Trump halts fines on Obama-era fuel efficiency violations President Trump is undoing another piece of Barack Obama’s legacy. The president said Friday he would freeze fines imposed by his predecessor on automakers who produced new cars which violated stiff fuel efficiency standards, Reuters reported. ...
19:28 2019-07-13