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BCCI is a public body and it needs to be accountable and transparent, says Sonowal

Aug 04, 2015

BCCI is a public body and it needs to be accountable and transparent, says Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that BCCI needs to be made accountable and transparent in its functioning #BCCI #Cricket #Supreme Court #Right to Information Act #RTI #Sports Minister #Anurag Thakur #SportsTracker #Sarbananda Sonowal
Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Aug 03, 2015

Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. #Politics #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #Human Rights #Women's rights #Constitution
Teenage girl stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

Aug 03, 2015

Teenage girl stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital official. #NewsTracker #Jerusalem #Gay Rights #extremist #Stabbing #Gay pride parade
Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Aug 01, 2015

Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Friday raised questions over the kind of play given by some sections of media to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, and expressed concern over it. #Media #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press #Death Penalty #Human Rights #Yakub Memon #BJP MP Anurag thakur
St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds| Reuters

The family court system in St. Louis, Missouri, has racially discriminated against black juveniles, denying children their constitutional rights as they navigate court proceedings, a nearly two-year-long federal investigation has found. #Economy #United States #India #Latin America #Entertainment #events #civil rights
Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence
Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Jul 31, 2015

Texas releases Sandra Bland jail video footage

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. #World #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #jail #Sandra Bland
Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 31, 2015

Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents. #World #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Human Rights #prisoners #Government reform
Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Jul 31, 2015

Extremist stabs six at Israel gay pride parade

Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic on Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said. #World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Human Rights #Gay Rights #homophobia #Gay pride parade