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NHRC has issued notices to Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi Government and police and sought reports on status of investigation into the alleged vandalism of St Alphonsa's Church in south Delhi. It called for a report on the incident within 10 days. The vandalism is fifth such incident since November 2014. Feb 3, 2015

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Capital Foundation Justice P.N. Bhagwati National Award Conferred on Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University for his Contribution to Human Rights, Legal Education and Institution Building
Business Wire IndiaProfessor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of O. P. Jindal Global University was awarded the Capital Foundation Justice P. N

Andhra Pradesh News on July 15 , 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on July 15, 2015

IAS officers’ association to file case against Outlook magazine
In against the offensive report against Smitha Sabharwal

Andhra Pradesh News on June 6, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on June 6, 2015

NHRC directs the State Government to pay Rs. 1 lakh compensation
Convict died in Rajahmundry jail due to negligence of jail authorities

Human rights are exploited by rich and powerful people: NHRC Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mr. Justice K. G. Balakrishnan has said that human rights are exploited by rich and powerful people and this is the biggest challenge. However, these rights will never lose their significance; rather it will grow with their expanding dimensions and legal sanctity accorded to them.

SC refuses to direct Centre on presidential reference against Justice Balakrishnan
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to direct the Central Government to issue a Presidential reference against National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as the apex court judge.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

Dalit women of Jharkhand being forced into false marriages
Sunita Kumari, a twelve year old Dalit girl from Balthar Mod, Jharkhand, a student of class seven, was forced into marriage not once but twice. Her first tie-up was at the age of seven with a mentally challenged person residing in the nearby Siktia village.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar questions Chennai encounter killing of five robbers
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Bihar has asked senior state police officials probe the recent encounter killing of five men, four of them from Bihar, in Chennai.

SC asks government for action taken report on ex-CJI Balakrishnan property case
Supreme Court today asked the Centre to brief it on action taken on an allegation against former Chief Justice of India and NHRC chairman K G Balakrishnan for amassing disproportionate assets.

Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission for setting up new war crimes tribunal
Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded setting up of a new war crimes tribunal to expedite the prosecution process of war criminals.

Zardari signs Human Rights Bill into law
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has given his consent to the National Human Rights Commission Act, clearing the way for the formation of an independent body to protect and promote human rights in the country.

India, Burma express satisfaction over bilateral ties progress
Comprehensively reviewing the multifaceted bilateral relationship between India and Myanmar on Monday, visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Myanmar President U Thein Sein expressed satisfaction at the ongoing official exchanges and the growing bilateral economic, trade and cultural ties, as well as people-to-people exchanges.

Human Rights Watch tells Zardari not to sign NHRC bill
Human Rights Watch has urged Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari not to sign a bill to authorise a newly formed national human rights commission until it is revised to "authorize investigations of the military and the intelligence agencies for human rights violations."

Family of Indian journo stranded in Oman fighting legal battle against 'unfair dismissal'
The family of an Indian journalist in Oman, who is fighting a court battle for an year against his alleged unfair dismissal, is stranded without visas as the newspaper he worked for did not renew residence visas of his wife and two young children.

NHRC observes Human Rights Day
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) organized a special function at New Delhi's Teenmurti Bhavan on Saturday to observe World Human Rights Day.

Omar justifies AFSPA withdrawal decision as based on logic, not emotion
Justifying his decision to withdraw the controversial Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said his action is based on logic and not emotion.

Kerala leaders visit Mullaperiyar
With protests intensifying in Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, top leaders of the state visited the site on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing situation.

NHRC organizes national seminar on elimination of bonded labour
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today organized a national seminar on elimination of bonded labour in New Delhi.

Mumbai blast victims yet to receive compensation, seek help from NHRC
The victims of various militant attacks in Mumbai have approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to receive the compensation promised to them by the Central and state governments.

NHRC constitutes advisory group on media, human rights
The National Human Rights Commission has constituted its "Advisory Group on the Media and Human Rights" comprising twelve senior media persons representing different major news organizations in the country.

NCW submits report on Bhatta Parsaul violence, confirms rape
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday submitted its final report into the Bhatta Parsaul violence in which it mentioned that police officials deployed in the twin villages of Uttar Pradesh had raped and beaten women during a farmers' agitation earlier this year.

Indian prisoner's wife optimistic about his release on Independence Day
Family members of Indian prisoner Ram Raj, who is languishing in Lahore's jail for the last eight years, are anticipating his release ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan.

Land acquisition row: NHRC issues notice to the UP Govt. over farmers' complaint
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government through its chief secretary directing him to look into the complaint of farmers from five villages in Aligarh district alleging that their land is being acquired forcibly by the district authorities.

Chinese scholars call for setting up independent human rights commission
Chinese scholars have proposed setting up an independent human rights commission for the country in line with internationally recognized standards.

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