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Is the missing Emirati princess alive? UN seeks proof

20 Feb 2021

Is the missing Emirati princess alive? UN seeks proof

The UN Human Rights Office said on Friday that it has asked the United Arab Emirates for evidence that an Emirati princess held against her will for almost three years is still alive.

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

03 Nov 2018

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"

09 Mar 2018

India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"

After "Terroristan" and the "Ivy League of Terrorism," India has now christened Pakistan as "Special Terrorist Zone." This derives inspiration from the "special economic zone" concept.

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

05 Dec 2017

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.

UN expert finds flaws in PM Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission

11 Nov 2017

UN expert finds flaws in PM Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Leo Heller, sharply criticized Swachh Bharat Abhiyan saying it "lacked a holistic human rights approach."

SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to Nov 21

13 Oct 2017

SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to Nov 21

The SC has deferred the hearing on deportation of Rohingyas to November 21. However, in case of contingencies, petitioners can approach it.

SC rejects government's stand on Rohingyas

04 Oct 2017

SC rejects government's stand on Rohingyas

In a blow to the centre, the Supreme Court ruled that it had the authority to review the government's move to deport Rohingyas.

Rohingyas aren't refugees, they are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

22 Sep 2017

Rohingyas aren't refugees, they are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Reiterating that Rohingya Muslims would be deported, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said they aren't refugees, but illegal immigrants.

Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families

10 May 2017

Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families

Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government is planning to implement 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON), a new initiative which would provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families.

India to identify, detain and deport nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

05 Apr 2017

India to identify, detain and deport nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

The Union Home Ministry is working towards identifying thousands of Rohingya Muslims who entered India illegally after fleeing persecution in Myanmar over the past 5-7 years.