‘Rights’ News

Narco analysis tests never used as evidence, say police

Thursday, May 6, 2010 17:29

Narco analysis tests, brain mapping and polygraph not evidence and not used so, say police after SC ruling them illegal and unconstitutional.

Khushboo pre-marital sex statement: SC dismisses all cases

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 19:27

The Supreme Court has dismissed all cases against Tamil actress and activist Khushboo, who spoke in support of the right of women to have pre-marital sex.

32.7 % Indians poor according to Suresh Tendulkar committee method

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:29

The new method of estimating poverty put forward by the Tendulkar Committee and adopted by the Planning Commission, puts the number of poor in India at 32.7 percent of the population.

Narendra Modi might be summoned by Nanavati Commission

Friday, April 2, 2010 9:49

Gujarat Chief Minister might be summoned by the Nanavati Commission probing the 2002 riot cases at any time, with the commission informing the state High Court that its decision not to summon Modi was not final.

Photo: Aruna Shanbaug

Supreme Court admits Pinki Virani’s plea to end life of brain-dead rape victim Aruna Shanbaug

Thursday, December 17, 2009 19:47

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has admitted a petition to end the life of Aruna Shanbaug, who was a nurse in Mumbai, paralysed and considered ‘brain-dead’ ever since she was attacked and raped in November 1973.

Fatwa against Vande Maataram endorsed by Darul Uloom’s Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:48

New Delhi: The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has endorsed a ‘fatwa’ issued by the powerful Darul Uloom at Deoband calling on Muslims not to sing Vande Maataram.

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No country for free speech: Statesman editor & publisher arrested, granted bail

No country for free speech: Statesman editor & publisher arrested, granted bail

Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:44

Offend any religion at your own peril