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Dec 23, 2018
Sabarimala row: 11 women reach Pamba base camp; devotees protest, block movement 5 km from shrineClad in the customary black dress, the women, led by the outfit's coordinator Selvi, asked for police protection to offer prayers at Sabarimala. As the news spread, a large number of devotees thronged Pamba, about five kilometres away from Sannidhanam.
Dec 22, 2018
Sabarimala: At least 30 women from rights group to attempt visit to shrine on Sunday; govt guarantees securityAround 30 to 40 women from a Chennai-based rights group are expected to reach Sabarimala on Sunday, in another attempt to enter the iconic Kerala shrine.
Nov 13, 2018
Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rightsRohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday.
Oct 30, 2018
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in NovemberMore than 720,000 of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in August last year, taking shelter in crowded camps in Bangladesh.
Sep 22, 2014
Tibetan student immolates self: Rights groupAn overseas rights group says a Tibetan student has died after setting himself on fire in the first such protest in five months.
Sep 10, 2013
'Strong evidence' that Syrian regime behind chemical attack: Human Rights WatchAn international human rights group says evidence "strongly suggest" that Syrian government forces fired rockets with warheads containing a nerve agent into a Damascus suburb in August, killing hundreds of people there