US House passes Hong Kong rights bills, Donald Trump expected to sign
The House sent the bills to the White House after voting 417 to 1 for the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday. Strong support had been expected after the House passed a similar bill last month.
US legislation on Hong Kong: What does it mean?
The "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act", which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesda...
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya names elder brother Mahinda as PM
Gotabaya will also need a national budget for 2020 by April with the current ...
‘India For Humanity’ organised to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in US
Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Embassy and Jaipur Foot USA organised a special event ‘India For Humanit...
Homebuyers seek PM's help on right to take errant realtors to NCLT
Last year, the government amended the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code to treat homebuyers as financial creditors and allowing them to initiate corporate insolvency resolution process under Section 7 of the Code against defaulting promoters. A group of builders challenged the status in the Supreme Court. However in August, the apex court rejected their plea
Constitution will lose importance if fundamental rights not protected, says SC
Fundamentals rights such as right to life and equality and freedom of speech enshrined under the Constitution are enforceable against the State and its instrumentalities and the private parties, performing state actions, have been taking the plea that they cannot be held accountable for breach of such rights of the citizens.
Cabinet okays bill to grant ownership rights to residents of Delhi's unauthorised colonies
The decision to grant ownership rights was taken by the Cabinet recently, and on Wednesday it cleared the bill which is to be introduced during in the ongoing Winter session of Parliament. The proposal is applicable to 1,797 identified unauthorised colonies spread over 175 square-km of the national capital inhabited by people from lower income groups.
Indian-Americans chip in to balance Kashmir hearing
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission organised a US House of Representative hearing on Kashmir issue over “continued restrictions and detentions in J&K” which was attended by 25 Indian-Americans. India, thorough its embassy in Washington, worked through channels to blunt Pakistan’s effort to create an overbearing narrative on Kashmir at the hearing.
Men’s Day special: Meet Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, a woman who has been tirelessly fighting for men’s rights
Deepika's documentary 'Martyrs of Marriage' deals with the misuse of Section 498A.
There is no India without Kashmir, Indian columnist told US Congressional hearing on human rights
"International community has to assist India in eradicating radical Islamist terror that is when the human rights situation will be possible," Sunanda Vashisht said. Plebiscite in Kashmir is never going to happen. A plebiscite requires the community to unite for a decision, but in this case, a part of Kashmir is in India, another in Pak, a part of it is also held with China, she said.
India braces for another US hearing on situation in Kashmir
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (set up by his family members after his death) currently led by Jim McGovern (Democrat) and Chris Smith (Republican) have called for a hearing on November 14 to “examine the human rights situation in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in India in historical and national context.”
Govt within its rights to waive interest on dues of telcos: Harish Salve
Referring to the inclusion of components such as trade discounts, discounts on prepaid tariffs and forex fluctuations in the computation of AGR, Salve in his legal opinion said that in the past, the telecom tribunal headed by a retired judge had held that the demands of the government were “illegal”.
Sebi tightens disclosure norms on loan defaults
Sebi also extended the BRR requirement to top 1,000 companies, from 500 currently.
CBI raids Amnesty India offices in Bengaluru and New Delhi
"The CBI on Friday conducted searches at the offices of Amnesty International India Private Limited and Indians for Amnesty International Trust in Bengaluru and New Delhi," said Amnesty India in a statement.
It's time to strengthen India against insurgencies in Kashmir: Sunanda Vashisht
It is high time to strengthen India to fight against insurgencies in Kashmir, said columnist Sunanda Vashisht, adding that the move will fol...
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