Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Cow calf saved after falling in gutter hole in Delhi


A cow calf was saved near Shahbad Dairy, Delhi after the calf fell down in a gutter hole. Delhi Fire Service and Delhi Police was prompt in taking action after receiving the information and a JCB was called on the incident site soon which dug the area around the gutter hole. The calf was pulledContinue reading “Cow calf saved after falling in gutter hole in Delhi”

Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government


            (In Pic: People protesting against the spending undertaken by government on building World Cup stadiums instead of allocating it efficiently to areas where it was required more like Health, Education, Housing etc.) Thousands of demonstrators have gathered together in a square in Brazil’s economic hub, Sao Paulo, on Tuesday.Continue reading “Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government”

Turkey protests continue unabated


Once again Clashes resumed between police and protesters on Saturday morning at central Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Demonstrations had begun going on in Turkey for four days now. The protests began spreading to a dozen other Turkish cities in no time. This includes the capital city of Ankara, and Izmir, where stones and bottles were thrownContinue reading “Turkey protests continue unabated”

Hezbollah’s leader in support of Syrian government against rebels


Militant group Hezbollah’s leader has lent support of his powerful movement to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and vowed to help the government in securing a victory against the Syrian rebels. Hassan Nasrallah considers the Syrian rebels as proxy warriors for the West and Israel. The current Nasrallah’s comments are looked at asContinue reading “Hezbollah’s leader in support of Syrian government against rebels”

Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International


It hasn’t been easy for several journalists reporting on human rights issues from Syria. They have been working in extremely difficult circumstances under the risk of getting killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained, forced disappearances and torture. The said circumstances have been present in Syria from the last two years. The said information has been shared by Amnesty InternationalContinue reading “Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International”

National Zoo artificially inseminated giant panda, soon be able to conceive


The National Zoo has declared on Saturday that a group of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo’s female giant panda. Scientists took this decision after natural breeding failed. The statement issued in this regard said that Mei Xiang (female giant panda) was artificially inseminated with both fresh and frozen semen taken from the zoo’s maleContinue reading “National Zoo artificially inseminated giant panda, soon be able to conceive”

India danced to the beat of “One Billion Rising” (VIDEO)


Here’s the news report from NDTV on the events of One Billion Rising campaign in India on 14th February simultaneously with events taking place all around the world. Please watch and share with us your support for the campaign to stop violence against women. In case you want to keep yourself abreast of all the events takingContinue reading “India danced to the beat of “One Billion Rising” (VIDEO)”

Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies


Nuclear scientist, activist and Soviet dissident Valery Abramkin (66) died on Saturday according to friends. Abramkin was jailed for several years in Siberian Gulag for pushing prison reforms. He continued his activism for prison reforms during Vladimir Putin’s tenure also. Putin’s condolence telegram according to Kremlin Press Service said, “(Abramkin) sincerely strove to contribute toContinue reading “Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies”