Centre to launch people-centric services under ‘Digital India’

The Centre is all set to launch an array of people-centric digital services under its ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme, a top official said here today. These services include digital lockers, cloud sharing, electronic signature, WiFi hot spots and e-textbook project among others. The details about upcoming services under ‘Digital India’ were shared by Secretary in the Department of Electronics & Information Technology…

HR body decries delay in repeal of AFSPA

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has yet again decried the delay in repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958. The World Report 2015 released globally by the US-based organisation said, AFSPA, which has been in force for decades in Northeastern States and Jammu and Kashmir, has provided effective immunity to members of the armed…

NHRC’s three-day Camp Sitting concludes after hearing 52 cases of eight districts of Uttar Pradesh at Allahabad (29.1.2015)

The three-day Camp Sitting of the National Human Rights Commission, presided over by Member, Shri S.C. Sinha from 27th to 29th January, 2015 concluded at Circuit House, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh today. He was assisted by Shri C.K. Tyagi, Presenting Officer, Shri A.K. Parashar, Joint Registrar (Law), Shri C.S. Mawri, Assistant Registrar (Law) along with other…

Morocco’s human rights achievements lauded

Morocco has a roadmap to promote human rights and an ambition that would enable it to hold a leading position regionally in North Africa and the Arab world as well as internationally, according to Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for human rights. “The huge human rights ambition set by Morocco will enable it to hold a leading…

Human rights group slams India’s record

A top global human rights group has criticised the Indian government for its treatment of minorities, lack of protection for women’s and children’s rights, restrictions on free speech and insufficient support extended for human rights via New Delhi’s foreign policy engagements. In its 25th annual World Report on human rights, New York-headquartered Human Rights Watch…