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Why is it important that human rights guide our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic?
World

Why is it important that human rights guide our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A human rights-based approach to the pandemic is based on values. It prioritises the most disadvantaged and vulnerable and it is holistic.

Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'
India

Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'

Amnesty said the government action to freeze its accounts comes amid the organisation’s reports critical of the riots in Delhi and the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience
Lifestyle

Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience

The law of India does recognise same-sex relationships and it is time for courts in this country to declare the law and bring relief to millions of LGBTQ individuals who live in India.

Nirav Modi won't get fair trial in India, former SC judge Markandey Katju tells UK court
India

Nirav Modi won't get fair trial in India, former SC judge Markandey Katju tells UK court

Katju also repeatedly made comparisons between India and Germany under the Nazi regime, saying Nirav Modi has been made a convenient scapegoat for India's economic crisis

How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses
Entertainment

How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses

Guillermo Del Toro’s genre-bending and -blending approach to filmmaking allows him to reach a large and varied audience while also providing sharp social and historical commentary on Spain’s fraught past.

Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to kill him
World

Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to kill him

Saad Aljabri has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of using increasingly aggressive tactics to try to return him to Saudi Arabia, including offering him a job, threatening to have him extradited on corruption charges, and arresting two of his children

US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang
World

US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang

The sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them

Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial
Entertainment

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial

You’re 40 today, which makes you part of the first-ever batch of millennials to hit the big four-oh. This generation grew up with you. And you of all people know that as a generation, we just can’t seem to catch a break.

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong
World

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong

China has also drawn criticism from other governments, including the G-7 countries. Foreign ministers from the bloc said this month that the law was a threat to Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on China to abandon it

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community
India

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community

The lockdown has not only caused trans men in rural and urban India to be stuck in unsupportive quarantine spaces, but also increased the inaccessibility of regular testosterone shots and gender affirming surgery, thus adding to their dysphoria and other mental health issues.

'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal
India

'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal

Siku, a Nupi Manbi (trans woman) from Manipur, found her job and life in Bengaluru suddenly at end with the lockdown. Having returned to Manipur, however, Siku has had an especially difficult journey that is nowhere close to its end.

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
India

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner

Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
World

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest

Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign

As human rights crisis brews in Assam's tea plantations, businesses must step up to end cycle of deprivation
India

As human rights crisis brews in Assam's tea plantations, businesses must step up to end cycle of deprivation

To make a significant impact on the human rights of Assam's tea plantation workers, businesses need to move away from the window dressing approach of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that allows them to cherry-pick issues that they wish to address. They must move to a more robust and systematic approach — one that places the protection of human rights at its core.

Stock, commodity, bond, forex markets closed today for Eid ul Fitr; to resume trading tomorrow
Business

Stock, commodity, bond, forex markets closed today for Eid ul Fitr; to resume trading tomorrow

Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will also remain shut

Allow access to medical experts, relax information restrictions says UNHR investigator to North Korea
World

Allow access to medical experts, relax information restrictions says UNHR investigator to North Korea

The UNHR investigator said North Koreans are malnourished, have stunted growth, and more vulnerable to COVID-19.

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August
Politics

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August

The other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials
World

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials

Under the draft legislation, Washington would freeze any American asset and ban US travel of Chinese officials if they are found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a Dalai Lama approved by Beijing.

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention
India

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention

In the past several weeks, more than half a dozen US lawmakers have come out in support of India's position on Kashmir. Almost all of them have spoken on the floor of the House of Representatives.