Assange’s refuge in Ecuadorian embassy ‘in jeopardy’

Washington, May 25 : WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly six-year refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is “in jeopardy” as he faces possible arrest by British authorities and subsequent extradition to the US, a media report said. Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat but his current […]

Women can play important role in peace talks: Journalist

New Delhi, May 24 : Women can play a crucial role in peace talks and governments should co-opt them in peace bodies to cash in on their intrinsic qualities, said journalist and author Rashmi Saksena on Thursday. Speaking at the launch of her book on women militants, titled “She Goes to War: Women Militants of […]

After desecration, Goa church body questions police claim

Panaji, May 24 : In the wake of the desecration of a holy cross in a South Goa village, a Goa Church body on Thursday questioned police claims of solving cases of earlier desecrations reported from the coastal state. The Council for Social Justice and Peace, a social arm of the Goa Church, also said […]

India fighting atrocities on women, religious fundamentalism: Venkaiah

Aizawl, May 24 : Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said India is fighting the problems of poverty, illiteracy, atrocities on women and weaker sections, and religious fundamentalism, despite massive growth. “India has made rapid strides in various fields since attaining Independence. Yet the country is grappling with problems like poverty, illiteracy, atrocities on […]

Lawyer moves HC for NHRC intervention in Thoothukudi

New Delhi, May 24 : A lawyer on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court to seek the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) intervention or a probe by an independent agency into the death of 13 persons in police firing in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. Advocate A. Rajarajan said the NHRC intervention will help protect the […]