Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicAmnesty International

Topic: Amnesty International

Court stays order for withdrawal of LOC against Aakar Patel, reserves order on CBI plea

Patel was stopped from flying to the US on 6 April on the basis of the lookout notice against him in connection with an FCRA case.

Court directs CBI to withdraw lookout notice against ex-Amnesty India head, and apologise

The court said a 'written apology' from Director CBI on behalf of the agency acknowledging the lapse would help uphold the trust and confidence of the public in the premier institution.

After drop in mass executions in last 2 years, 81 people put to death in Saudi Arabia in a day

They were convicted under various charges, including murder, involvement in militant activities, and having ‘deviant beliefs’, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Opposition to media to Modi govt, Pegasus scandal has lessons for all

Using snooping technologies has its own collateral damage. The government should come clean in the current case where a foreign service provider may be involved.

Categorically stand by findings of Pegasus Project, Amnesty International says

The comments came after media reports said that Amnesty has claimed it never said that the leaked phone numbers were specifically a list of numbers targeted by the Pegasus spyware.

Laptops to phones, Cobalt demand is booming. Congolese miners need more protection

The Katanga region in Congo is home to more than half of the world’s cobalt resources. And more than 2 million Congolese miners depend on it for income.

NGOs expected to adhere to our laws, says MEA on action against Amnesty International

Amnesty International Tuesday said it is halting all its activities in India due to freezing of its accounts and claimed that it is being subjected to an 'incessant witch-hunt'.

News channels’ diverted attention, and how ‘society’s mirror’ ignores farmers

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Times Now debates Amnesty ‘witch hunt’, India Today questions UP Police over Hathras gangrape

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Amnesty International India to challenge govt order freezing its accounts in Karnataka HC

While Amnesty said it was halting all operations in India due to govt's 'witch-hunt', MHA has said action was taken because the human rights body was receiving funds illegally.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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