NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS
15th Finance Commission to incentivise states for adopting agricultural reforms
The commission, on Thursday, submitted its report for financial year 2020-21 to the President for further necessary action. The recommendations will be effective from next financial year.
NHRC takes cognisance of Hyderabad encounter, orders probe
"The commission is of the opinion that this matter is required to be probed very c...
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protects Sixth Schedule, Inner Line areas
The bill is likely to be introduced in the ongoing session of Parliame...
Government localises ‘critical’ & ‘sensitive’ personal data
There’s no restriction on other kinds of personal information, partially taking into account the demands of global companies such as Google and Facebook, while aiming to safeguard data sovereignty. The Bill, which has not been made public yet, will be introduced in the current session of Parliament on “priority”.
Personal Data Protection bill proposes jail term for executives, up to Rs 15 crore penalty for data misuse
The Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session for final approval.
Fugitive godman Nithyananda sets up own 'Hindu sovereign nation'
Even as the Gujarat Police is looking for Swami Nithyananda, in an alleged case of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad, a website named Kailaasa.org has popped up suggesting that he has founded his own country and designed its flag, constitution and emblem.
NCDRC asks Sahara India to promptly pay claimants under its accidental death scheme
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed the company, which entered into a legal battle with an insurance firm over payment of the claim amount under the policy, to settle its dispute without troubling the nominees of the deceased investors.
View: It's time for a fair distribution of GST proceeds between Centre and states
A lion’s share of GST goes to states. Actual transfers of the Centre’s gross tax collections are about 36%.
US Congress passes Uyghur bill; China threatens possible retaliation
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, which among other things, proposes that America redirects resources to address the mass internment of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in China.
Google accused of sacking workers to deter union activities
The tech giant had earlier said that the workers were let go last month for violating the company's data-security policies.
Amnesty International India seeks review of existing legislative regime governing nationality determination
Amnesty argued that the Foreigners Tribunals places the burden of proving one’s Indian citizenship on the person suspected of doubtful nationality. It does not have an appellate body. None of its procedures lay down any guidance on how a reference can be made against a person to the Tribunal.
Facial recognition at Chaayos sparks calls for data protection law
Customers at Chaayos took to social media during the last week to complain about the camera technology they said captured images of them without their consent, with no information on what the data would be used for, and no option to opt out.
Loaded with anti-India panelists, Congressional Commission to hold hearing on Kashmir
A bipartisan Congressional Commission is ready to hold a hearing on human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir post revoking Article 370 by the Indian government on August 5. The commission has raised suspicion over the sudden hearing without notice and choosing a panel that is "loaded against India" and is expected to be a one-sided affair.
Hong Kong protesters call for weekend rallies, police quit campus battleground
Partly numbed by the violent scenes at the Polytechnic University since mid-November, the Asian financial hub has enjoyed a week of relative calm since local elections on Sunday delivered an overwhelming victory to pro-democracy candidates. Activists used social media to announce a series of protests aimed at keeping momentum behind their movement
India braces for another US hearing on situation in Kashmir
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (set up by his family members after his death) currently led by Jim McGovern (Democrat) and Chris Smith (Republican) have called for a hearing on November 14 to “examine the human rights situation in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in India in historical and national context.”
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