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27.01.2013

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

A new report proposing ways to tackle violence against women in India represents a groundbreaking basis for action, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging the Government to follow through with its recommendations. The report was produced by the Verma Committee, which was named after former Chief… »

24.01.2013

Fear in Kashmir as authorities advise what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion

Fear in Kashmir as authorities advise what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion

Guidelines were published on Monday in the Greater Kashmir daily warning people about the do’s and don’ts in the case of a nuclear bomb explosion.  These guidelines also found on the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Defence, Home Guard and State Disaster Response Force website bizarrely reveal… »

10.01.2013

Indian media pushing for change after gang-rape case

Indian media pushing for change after gang-rape case

The response to a recent horrific gang-rape and murder case has highlighted the power of media to stimulate debate and change attitudes. The gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi last month has grabbed headlines around the world, with rights groups and members of the public… »

04.01.2013

Humanist Party condemns Hyderabad MLA’s hate speech

Humanist Party condemns Hyderabad MLA’s hate speech

The Humanist Party of India is taking a serious view of Hyderabad Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Akbaruddin Owaisi’s hate speech, stating that such hatred is being spread for vote-bank politics, and condemned such violent discourse. It demanded the Government of India take action on these matters urgently, under… »

25.12.2012

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

After taking place twice in Brazil and once in Portugal and in Germany, the International Uranium Film Festival is now travelling to India. Documentary film maker from India, Shri Prakash is organizing the festival in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Pune, Mumbai, Hydarabad and Chennai. The Uranium Film Festival of India… »

27.11.2012

A good day for shaking prejudices

A good day for shaking prejudices

The interesting thing about a piece of good news that defies apparently established prejudice, discrimination and even a state of undeclared war is that it can “shock” us out of our acceptance that “things are the way they are”, people hate, fear, exclude and attempt to destroy others in all… »

15.11.2012

Japan appeals to India against nuclear power

Japan appeals to India against nuclear power

Find out the reality of the Fukushima accident, stop oppressing your own people, and abandon nukes! Letter from No Nukes Action Committee: To Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Hearing that you would be visiting Japan from November 15 to 18, we are extremely worried that discussions are going to be held… »

29.10.2012

Australia’s best-known documentary film-maker, David Bradbury arrested

Australia’s best-known documentary film-maker, David Bradbury arrested

  Australia’s best-known documentary film-maker, David Bradbury, was prevented by the Tamil Nadu Police from entering Idinthakarai. It is reported that he was stopped at Thomas Mandapam, a few kilometers before Idinthakarai, by the police and taken to Radhapuram Police Station. The detention is likely to have international ramifications given… »

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