Rights Issues

All computers can now be monitored by govt. Agencies

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday issued an order authorising 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, …

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Manifesto of tribal rights issued

Charter of demands presented to all parties in Rajasthan for action by next govt. Tribal groups in Rajasthan have demanded that the next elected government in the State reveal the status of each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with reference to tribal communities and declare their status targets. …

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‘Can’t bar media from reporting pleas’

media from reporting pleas

Senior counsel Fali Nariman tells SC that court can seek delay in publication Senior advocate Fali Nariman told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it could not prohibit media from reporting petitions and pleas filed which contain scandalous allegations, but could consider issuing a direction to the media to postpone …

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These were custodial deaths: HC

‘The Hashimpura massacre victims were not in an enclosed place but were unlawfully detained’ The Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that the killing of 38 Muslims in Hashimpura in 1987 by the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel was a case of custodial death. “In the present case, …

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HC moved for ban on entry of non-Hindus

A writ petition was filed in the Kerala High Court on Wednesday seeking a ban on entry of non-Hindus into the Sabarimala temple. The court adjourned the hearing on the petition to October 29 after asking the government to respond to the petition. ‘Enforce Rule 3(a)’ In his petition, T.G. …

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Norms for full-body scanner at airports likely next month

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is likely to release the technical norms for operating full-body scanners to screen passengers at airports next month, according to a senior government official. “A committee comprising representatives of the Intelligence Bureau, the National Investigating Agency and the Cabinet Secretariat will be finalising …

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SC moves to make festivals less noisy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck a balance between the interests of the firecracker industry and the right to public health, allowing the manufacture and sale of only “green” and reduced-emission or “improved” crackers, while banning those that are loud and toxic to man, animal and the environment. A Bench …

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Dhaka faces Rohingya ire on shift plan

Dhaka faces Rohingya ire on shift plan

Within a year, the Kutupalong camps near the famed unbroken beaches of Cox’s Bazaar have emerged as home for 13 lakh Rohingya refugees who were displaced from Myanmar by its military. The Myanmar military is the enemy back home for the refugees, but they have to remain alert for the …

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