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Partners in crime: How Bihar politicians hushed up a Dalit massacre

Aug 28, 2015

Partners in crime: How Bihar politicians hushed up a Dalit massacre

Between 1994-2000, 144 people, including women and children, were killed for demanding their basic right to be treated with dignity and for supporting the CPI(M-L)s campaign on their behalf. #BJP #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Lalu Prasad Yadav #Dalits #BJP-JD(U) #ThatsNotRight #Amir Das Commission
Former Maldives President Nasheed's return to a jail a setback for human rights: UN

Aug 25, 2015

Former Maldives President Nasheed's return to a jail a setback for human rights: UN

The return to prison of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is a setback for human rights in the country, the UN said Tuesday, calling on the island nation's government to consider his early release. #NewsTracker #UN #Maldives #Human Rights #Mohamed Nasheed #OHCHR
Right-hand drive Mustangs start rolling out of Ford's North American facility

Aug 25, 2015

Right-hand drive Mustangs start rolling out of Ford's North American facility

With close to 2000 orders received, these will be the first right-hand drive cars to roll out of the plant #Ford #Ford Mustang #ford uk #ford mustang right-hand drive #deliveries of ford mustang right-hand drive begin
Here's why women registering to vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time is a big deal

Aug 20, 2015

Here's why women registering to vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time is a big deal

Women registered to vote for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, ahead of the nationwide local elections. Though women's rights activists have hailed the move as progress they say there is still a long way to go before women have equal rights to men in the kingdom. #Elections #NewsTracker #Voting #Women's rights in Saudi Arabia #Saudi Arabi
Just a Rs 1.25 lakh cr package: Quite clearly, the hoodwinking of Bihar continues

Aug 20, 2015

Just a Rs 1.25 lakh cr package: Quite clearly, the hoodwinking of Bihar continues

The money to be spent in Bihar, on Biharis and for Biharis, is about Rs.38,000 crores. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Just Not Right #bIhar #Nitish Kumar
White House appoints first openly transgender official

Aug 18, 2015

White House appoints first openly transgender official

The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. #White House #US #NewsTracker #LGBT rights #Transgender #Shareworthy
Five years after laying foundation stone, Goa minister Churchill Alemao back at Colvale jail as prisoner

Aug 14, 2015

Five years after laying foundation stone, Goa minister Churchill Alemao back at Colvale jail as prisoner

Former Goa PWD minister Churchill Alemao, recently arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, is lodged in a jail whose foundation stone he laid. #NewsTracker #National Human Rights Commission #Churchill Alemao #Louis Berger bribery scam #Goa PWD minister #Colvale jail
US presses China on human rights; Beijing mentions Ferguson

Aug 14, 2015

US presses China on human rights; Beijing mentions Ferguson

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit, the US has pressed hard on human rights issues including religious freedom and deteriorating situation in Tibet Autonomous Region. #China #US #NewsTracker #Beijing #Human Rights
US presses China to improve human rights ahead of leaders' summit

Aug 14, 2015

US presses China to improve human rights ahead of leaders' summit

The United States on Thursday pressed China to improve its deteriorating human rights record ahead of the September state visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping. #China #US #NewsTracker #Human Rights #US-China relations
UN Security council to hold first ever meeting on sexual minorities, Islamic State gay attacks

Aug 14, 2015

UN Security council to hold first ever meeting on sexual minorities, Islamic State gay attacks

The UN Security Council will hold a meeting this month to hear about Islamic State attacks on sexual minorities, the first-ever council meeting focussed on gay rights, the US ambassador said on Thursday. #NewsTracker #UN Security Council #Human Rights #Gay Rights #islamic-state #ISIL