DCW chief asks MPs to support death penalty for child rapists

New Delhi, Feb 23 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday wrote to all MPs, seeking support for her demand on the death penalty to child rapists within six months. According to DCW, Maliwal has requested them to join and support the movement – and raise the matter in the Parliament. […]

Unicef deputy resigns after inappropriate behaviour claims

London, Feb 23 : Justin Forsyth has resigned as Deputy Executive Director of Unicef following accusations of inappropriate behaviour toward female staff while he was Chief Executive of Save the Children. He announced on Thursday that he was tendering his resignation to Unicef with a heavy heart, reports the Guardian. Forsyth said he was not […]

Four US states form coalition to combat gun violence

New York, Feb 23 : The US states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island have formed a coalition to combat gun violence in the wake of the Florida high school massacre last week. The coalition, “States for Gun Safety”, was launched here on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency. “Rather than wait for […]

Merkel calls for solidarity on refugees, asylum seekers

Berlin, Feb 23 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a renewed pledge for a more even redistribution of refugees across the European Union (EU). The Chancellor on Thursday said she wanted to see a European asylum system that was “stable and finally reflected principles of solidarity, especially with regards to the fair distribution of […]

Facial recognition another layer of identification for Aadhaar, SC told

New Delhi, Feb 22 : The Supreme Court was told by the government on Thursday that besides iris scan and fingerprints, the UIDAI had added facial recognition as another layer of identification for Aadhaar number authentication. While introducing facial authentication this year, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIADI) had said that “this facility is […]