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'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

27 May 2020

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

Paatal Lok is a smash hit.

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

25 May 2020

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

Hyderabad rape convicts confessed to 9 similar crimes: Police

18 Dec 2019

Hyderabad rape convicts confessed to 9 similar crimes: Police

In a shocking development in the gang-rape and murder of a 26-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian, Dr. Disha (name changed), last month, the police have claimed that two of the four accused had confessed to being involved in nine similar crimes.

Supreme Court orders judicial probe into Hyderabad encounter

12 Dec 2019

Supreme Court orders judicial probe into Hyderabad encounter

The Supreme Court has ordered that the encounter of four men, accused of raping and killing a 26-year-old veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad this month, will be probed independently.

Telangana Minister credits CM for encounter; threatens more extra-judicial killings

08 Dec 2019

Telangana Minister credits CM for encounter; threatens more extra-judicial killings

Two days after the four men accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinary doctor in Telangana were encountered, a state Minister has credited the Chief Minister for "instant justice."

Hyderabad encounter: Law did its duty, says Commissioner on criticism

06 Dec 2019

Hyderabad encounter: Law did its duty, says Commissioner on criticism

Hours after the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder were killed in an encounter, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said the law has done its duty.

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

24 Jun 2019

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.

Meet the IPS-officer, who solved #NirbhayaCase; real-life inspiration for #NetflixDelhiCrime

29 Mar 2019

Meet the IPS-officer, who solved #NirbhayaCase; real-life inspiration for #NetflixDelhiCrime

Netflix recently released Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta's Delhi Crime, a seven-episode web-series on the 2012 Delhi gangrape or Nirbhaya case from Delhi Police's perspective.

NHRC issues notice to Delhi Police over Nangloi murder case

09 Feb 2019

NHRC issues notice to Delhi Police over Nangloi murder case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent a notice to the Delhi Police chief yesterday in connection with the murder of a woman by a man in Nangloi on February 6 despite her earlier complaining to the police about being harassed by him.

1987 Hashimpura massacre: Delhi HC sentences 16 ex-cops to life-imprisonment

31 Oct 2018

1987 Hashimpura massacre: Delhi HC sentences 16 ex-cops to life-imprisonment

The Delhi High Court today sentenced 16 ex-policemen to life imprisonment in connection with the 1987 Hashimpura (Uttar Pradesh) massacre case, where they had killed 42 people of a minority community.

Society needs to understand importance of human rights: PM Modi

30 Sep 2018

Society needs to understand importance of human rights: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of human rights and inculcating them into practice, saying it is the very basis of his government's 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas' principle.

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

14 Sep 2018

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced its judgement on a plea by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan to prosecute Kerala police officers who had falsely framed him in the ISRO espionage scandal.

Report any untoward incident to us: Delhi govt to schools

12 Aug 2018

Report any untoward incident to us: Delhi govt to schools

Delhi government has directed all schools in Delhi to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the media so that quick action can be taken and also there is no "embarrassment" to the education department.

Story of 25 years of NHRC, now told through documentary

08 Jul 2018

Story of 25 years of NHRC, now told through documentary

In a first, the story of 25 eventful years of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will be told in a documentary that seeks to educate and enlighten people about an institution that served as a "watchdog of democracy".

SC seeks response from Uttar Pradesh government on 'fake encounters'

02 Jul 2018

SC seeks response from Uttar Pradesh government on 'fake encounters'

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that several fake encounters have taken place in the state in recent past.

Casting-couch: MAA gives in, withdraws the ban on Sri Reddy

13 Apr 2018

Casting-couch: MAA gives in, withdraws the ban on Sri Reddy

After the National Human Rights Commission slapped notices on the Telangana government and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding the practice of casting couch in Tollywood, the Movie Artists Association (MAA) has lifted the ban on Sri Reddy.

UP custodial death: NHRC sends notice to govt, police chief

10 Apr 2018

UP custodial death: NHRC sends notice to govt, police chief

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief seeking a detailed report on the death of the father of an alleged gangrape victim in judicial custody in Unnao district.

'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'

25 Mar 2018

'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has issued a notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS-Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the institute to its Bhubaneswar branch.

Bengaluru: NHRC issues notice to jail authorities over convict's suicide

10 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: NHRC issues notice to jail authorities over convict's suicide

Taking suo motu cognizance of a convict's alleged suicide inside Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara Central Prison last month, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to Karnataka IG (Prisons) seeking a detailed report on the incident within six weeks.

Madurai: Criminals gunned down in encounter; SP denies "fake-encounter" charge

03 Mar 2018

Madurai: Criminals gunned down in encounter; SP denies "fake-encounter" charge

A day after two history-sheeters were shot dead in an "encounter" in Tamil Nadu's Madurai, a top police official rejected the charge that they were killed after being arrested.

UP Police suspend four personnel over Noida shooting

04 Feb 2018

UP Police suspend four personnel over Noida shooting

The Uttar Pradesh Police has suspended four personnel after a trainee sub-inspector opened fire on two civilians in Noida's Sector 122 on Saturday night.

15 police encounters in two days in Yogi's UP

03 Feb 2018

15 police encounters in two days in Yogi's UP

As many as 24 criminals were arrested and one gangster was killed in 15 police encounters across 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh.

The curious case of scientist Nambi Narayanan and ISRO espionage

19 Jan 2018

The curious case of scientist Nambi Narayanan and ISRO espionage

It has taken ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan over two decades to come out with his story.

Yogi's 'Dabangg' UP: 921 encounters, 33 deaths in 10 months

11 Jan 2018

Yogi's 'Dabangg' UP: 921 encounters, 33 deaths in 10 months

After Yogi's ascent as CM, UP police officials have become truly "Dabangg." They might as well give Chulbul Pandey a run for his money.

BHU chief proctor takes moral responsibility, resigns over violence

27 Sep 2017

BHU chief proctor takes moral responsibility, resigns over violence

BHU's Chief Proctor ON Singh has resigned after taking moral responsibility for the violence on the university campus following the alleged molestation of a student.

BHU could have avoided the controversy, says probe report

26 Sep 2017

BHU could have avoided the controversy, says probe report

On September 26, an investigation by Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn into the unrest at BHU held the university administration responsible for the violence.

No terror links, treat us like other refugees: Rohingyas

23 Sep 2017

No terror links, treat us like other refugees: Rohingyas

As the Centre takes a firm stand for the deportation of thousands of Rohingyas from the country, the latter, believed to be world's most persecuted minority, have refuted any terror links.

NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC

16 Sep 2017

NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it would oppose the Centre's plans to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India.

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

14 Sep 2017

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

The Centre may grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees from erstwhile Pakistan (now Bangladesh), who arrived to India almost five decades back and are settled in Arunachal Pradesh.

Byculla riots: Behind Indrani Mukerjea's 'protesting', a horrific truth

30 Jun 2017

Byculla riots: Behind Indrani Mukerjea's 'protesting', a horrific truth

Indrani Mukerjea shot to notoriety in 2015. A woman, married to her third husband, had murdered her daughter from her first husband, because she was dating her present step-son. What!

Railways to compensate man with Rs. 75,000 for inconvenience

04 Jun 2017

Railways to compensate man with Rs. 75,000 for inconvenience

In a complaint pertaining to 2013, the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) awarded Rs. 75,000 to Delhi-based Vijay Kumar, who suffered inconvenience on his train journey.

Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

30 Mar 2017

Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled, "the government should finalize the draft media guidelines to protect the rights of both the accused as well as the victims of crime".

ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice

22 Feb 2017

ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice

Former ISRO scientist SN Narayanan was wrongfully accused of being involved in a sex-spy scandal in the mid-90s.

Rapes in Bijapur by policemen; NHRC steps in

09 Jan 2017

Rapes in Bijapur by policemen; NHRC steps in

According to National Human Rights Commission report released on January 7, 2016, 16 women were prima facie victims of rape and sexual assault at hands of policemen in Bijapur district.

Love it, crib about it but can't ignore Delhi!

22 Dec 2016

Love it, crib about it but can't ignore Delhi!

Among the many things Delhi is known for, one is its ability to shock and surprise people.

MP CM gifts late Bhopal jail employee's daughter a job

10 Dec 2016

MP CM gifts late Bhopal jail employee's daughter a job

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the wedding of late Bhopal jail employee Ramashankar Yadav's daughter.

Celebrating Human Rights Day in India

10 Dec 2016

Celebrating Human Rights Day in India

Today, Human Rights Day is being celebrated across the world.

Bhopal encounter: MP govt to announce cash reward for villagers

13 Nov 2016

Bhopal encounter: MP govt to announce cash reward for villagers

The Madhya Pradesh government would announce a cash reward for the villagers who reportedly helped police track down the SIMI men who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail.

Court slams state-government for delay in informing about SIMI encounter

10 Nov 2016

Court slams state-government for delay in informing about SIMI encounter

A Bhopal Court slammed the state government for a nine-day delay in formally appraising the judiciary about the SIMI-encounter.

Ex-prisoner says Bhopal cells had to be unlocked from outside

09 Nov 2016

Ex-prisoner says Bhopal cells had to be unlocked from outside

Mohammed Khalil, a former inmate of Bhopal Central Jail said the jail was designed to prevent inmates, even in possession of a key, from unlocking the cells from inside.