Myanmar’s Rohingyas are targets of ethnic cleansing: US

Washington, Nov 23 : The US government said on Wednesday that abuses directed at the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar amount to ethnic cleansing. “After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said […]

Stick to WHO guidelines while reporting suicides, says Goa child panel

Panaji, Nov 22 : Taking exception to media reportage of suicides by minors in the state, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday asked media houses to stick to WHO guidelines while reporting on suicide by students. “The Commission has taken suo-moto action of the news item regarding suicide of a […]

DCW notice to police over death threats to trafficking victims

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police, mentioning that parents of the girls rescued earlier this week were receiving death and rape threats. “Delhi Commission for Women received representations from the parents of the children, who were rescued earlier this week, stating […]

SC to hear plea to hold in-camera hearing for Hadiya on Monday only

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear on Monday (November 27) the plea by Asokan, the father of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, for an in-camera hearing when she appears before the court in pursuance to its directions. The top court […]

Ryan murder: Bus conductor returns home after 76 days

Gurugram, Nov 22 : Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on September 8 on charges of murdering class 2 student Pradhuman Thakur, was on Wednesday released from jail and returned home after 76 days in custody after the CBI found who was behind the crime. “I am thankful to God for delivering justice […]

Mahila Empowerment Party to contest Karnataka polls

Hyderabad, Nov 22 : The All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP), launched recently with the slogan of justice for humanity, on Wednesday announced that it will contest next year’s assembly elections in Karnataka. Leading woman entrepreneur Nowhera Shaik, who is heading the party, said it will contest on all 224 seats on its own. Claiming […]