Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: NHRC

NHRC appoints retired IAS, IPS as ‘rapporteurs’ in all states, to serve as its ‘eyes & ears’

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), it is learnt, has appointed retired IAS and IPS officers as ‘special rapporteurs’ across all states/Union...

How NHRC’s overdue intervention uncovered state-buried evidence in Hashimpura Killngs

In ‘Hope Behind Bars’, Vrinda Grover writes about representing the NHRC in the Hashimapura custodial killings.

Fainted on hearing gunshot, police tell probe in 2019 Hyderabad rape-murder case ‘encounter’

An SC-appointed panel has deposed witnesses in the 2019 ‘encounter’ of 4 accused in the 'gang rape and murder' of a 27-year-old vet. The probe shows contradictions in statements.

‘Selective interpretation’ of human rights harmful to democracy, PM Modi says

Speaking at NHRC's 28th foundation day, PM Modi said similar incidents are seen differently by some people as they describe human rights keeping their own interests in mind.

NHRC issues notice to Delhi, 3 state govts over ‘adverse impact’ of farmer protests

Over 9,000 micro, medium and large companies have been impacted, the commission said citing the allegations, and Covid safety protocols were breached at protest sites.

NHRC issues notices to Modi govt, Assam, Mizoram on border clash

At least six Assam Police personnel and a civilian were killed and over 50 people injured as the festering border dispute between the two Northeastern states erupted on 26 July.

Calcutta HC directs Mamata govt to file affidavit on post-poll violence report by NHRC

The NHRC report states that the situation in Bengal is manifestation of 'Law of Ruler', not 'Rule of Law'. It recommends that probe for murder & rape be handed over to the CBI.

NHRC report stinging indictment of TMC govt. Must show similar concern for other states too

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NHRC should not have leaked report on Bengal post-poll violence to media, says Mamata

The West Bengal CM slammed NHRC for 'disrespecting the court', pursuing 'political vendetta' of the BJP and not taking into account views of the state govt in its report.

NHRC panel gets 1,600 complaints of post-poll clashes, Bengal says ‘team controlled by BJP’

NHRC-led committee, appointed by Calcutta HC to look into alleged political killings, is likely to submit its second report soon. Bengal Law Minister questions panel's integrity & neutrality.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.