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Climate Change: Another Year of Record Gas Emissions, warns UN Meteorological Agency

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.

US Election: Why Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hindutva’ Link Deserves Scrutiny

After Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to run for US president, failed to qualify for the September 2019 Democratic presidential debates, many wrote her campaign off as a lost cause.

UK Elections 2019: Hindutva Forces Lobbying For Electoral Polarisation, Eying Diaspora Activism

From the past three days, reports have been doing circles in the British media stating that the Hindu voters of the country through Whatsapp messages have been asked to vote against a particular party in the upcoming general election, accusing the party of being “anti-India” and “anti-Hindu”.

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

US Pardons for Accused War Criminals, Contrary to International Law: UN Rights Office

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

ICC Authorises Probe Into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya in Myanmar

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday (November 14) authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.

Modi-Merkel Meet: German Chancellor Prioritised Profit Over People

October 31 was an eventful Halloween in India. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New Delhi with an entourage of 12 of Germany’s 16 cabinet ministers.

China Issues Strongly Worded Response On India’s Move to Bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir in to Two UTs

Indian state on Thursday (October 31st) moved forward with its announcement to bifurcate the internationally disputed region of Kashmir into two Union Territories. The region is claimed by both India and Pakistan, who have control over only parts of it.

WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

WhatsApp Confirms: Indian Agencies Using Israeli Spyware Pegasus to Spy on Journalists, Academics, Lawyers and Dalit Activists

India's state agencies are spying on people using spyware software developed by and Israeli tech firm called NSO. Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has revealed that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Manipuri Leaders in London Declare Independence from India, Form Government in Exile

Pro-freedom Manipuri political leaders on Tuesday said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain.

India Should ‘Unlock’ Freedom Curbs in Disputed Kashmir, UN Human Rights Chief

The United Nations' Human Rights body has issued an appeal over the territory of Kashmir – which both India and Pakistan claim as sovereign, but control only parts of it. The appeal follows months of escalating tensions linked to earlier suicide attacks and the Indian Government’s decision in August to revoke majority-Muslim Kashmir’s special status, which for decades had allowed it partial autonomy.

Canada Elections: Trudeau’s Liberal Party to Form Minority Government; NDP’s Jagmeet Singh Emerges As King Maker

As the results for Canada's general elections were being declared today, it comes out that Liberals led by Justin Trudeau will return to power but will have to seek support of some other party to make legislations as Liberal party did not cross the majority mark.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Indian Subcontinent for Informal Summit with Narendra Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today arrived in Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu for second informal summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Previous summit between that two had taken place in Wuhan on April 27-28, 2018.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit to India Under Clouds; Conflicting Reports in Indian Media

Recent developments in India-China relations have cast a shadow on Chinese president Xi Jinping’s slated visit to India during October 11-12.

US Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Justifies 2002 Gujarat Pogrom

Answering a question at a recent campaign event in New Hampshire, US Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard appeared to justify a 2002 pogrom against Indian Muslims in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accused of complicity.

Hong Kong Arbitrary Arrests, Brutal Beatings And Torture In Police Detention Revealed: says Amnesty

A new Amnesty International field investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, says a press release issued by the human rights group on September 19.

Chinese and Indian Troops Engage in Scuffle Near Pangong Tso Lake Ladakh

Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a heated exchange in eastern Ladakh near the Pangong Tso Lake on Wednesday (Sept. 11), according to media report.

Punjab Based Sikh Groups Writes to UNHRC on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

Dal Khalsa, a Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh groups has once again raised its concerns over situation of human rights in Kashmir. Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh has written an open letter to UNHRC Commissioner Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

Divided OIC Reaffirms Internationally Recognized Status Of Kashmir Dispute

Ever since the Narendra Modi led the Central Government of India in a unilateral decision revoked the special status of Kashmir by abrogating article 370 of the India constitution earlier last month.

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