Amnesty report paints bleak picture of rights in India

New Delhi , Feb 22

Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing "demonization", global rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing Indian authorities of using laws to stifle freedom of expression in the country.

Bhopal gas tragedy survivors campaign against BJP ahead of bypolls

Bhopal , Feb 22

The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy -- which struck the state capital nearly 33 years ago -- on Thursday appealed to voters not to vote for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly going back on promises made to the victims/survivors of the tragedy.

Ensure safety of assault victim, NCW tells Kerala DGP

New Delhi , Feb 22

Taking note of an alleged assault on a pregnant woman in Kerala, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday said it had directed the state DGP to take strict action against the accused and to ensure her safety and security.

SC 'worried' at HC annulling Hadiya's marriage

New Delhi , Feb 22

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the argument that Kerala woman Hadiya, in midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, was "vulnerable" to being recruited by terror group IS, saying that the government can stop people going overseas for illegal activity but stressed its "worry" over the high court annulling her marriage.