Category Archives: World News

India’s Transgender Community Who Use Own Money to Feed Migrant Workers During Covid19 Lockdown

They face a huge social stigma and are usually shunned by society, yet, transgenders in Uttar Pradesh are coming forward to provide food and water to migrant labourers who are returning home after the lockdown. About 50 transgenders in Bareilly and Prayagraj district are providing food to 100 people every day. “There are several families who are daily wage workers

Read more

ICJ, US & UN Human Rights Chief Condemn Release of Sri Lankan Soldier over massacre of Tamils

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said the pardon of a Sri Lankan soldier after he was found guilty for massacring Tamils, is an “affront to victims” and “further undermines the limited progress the country has made towards ending impunity for mass human rights abuse,” in a statement released on 27 March 2020. “We are troubled by reports

Read more

Medical Evacuation Plane Exploded in Philippine killing passengers and crew on board

MANILA: A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday (Mar 29) in the Philippine capital, killing all passengers and crew members on board, officials said. The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Japan’s Haneda, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 8pm, Manila’s main airport, the Ninoy

Read more

Sri Lanka withdrawing from UN resolution investigating alleged war crime

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who oversaw a brutal end to a decades-long conflict with Tamil separatists, said Wednesday (19 Feb) the country was withdrawing from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged war crimes. Rajapaksa was president when Sri Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, but rights groups accused the army of killing at least 40,000

Read more

A Hostel in India Force girls to remove undergarments to check if they were menstruating

Over 60 girl students of a college in Bhuj in Gujarat’s Kutch district were allegedly forced by hostel authorities to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating. As the allegation came to light and caused an uproar, a police team reached the educational institute to begin a probe, a senior official said on Friday. The alleged incident took

Read more

US blacklist Sri Lanka army chief over War Crime

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday (14 Feb) it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka’s army chief over what it called credible evidence of human rights violations in the 2009 finale to the civil war. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew widespread international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family,

Read more

Thaipusam Could Be Suspended, Malaysia Awaits WHO’s Lead on Corona Virus

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia will take its lead from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as to whether to suspend mass gatherings, such as the Thaipusam celebration, in light of the novel coronavirus (2019-nC0V) outbreak. Malaysia currently has seven positive cases of 2019-nC0V, all of whom are Chinese nationals.There are concerns that the government

Read more
« Older Entries