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Jan 19, 2020, 04.28 AM IST



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  • The lawyer said he told Ghosn he couldn't expect a fair trial in Japan, but his chances of winning were good because the evidence against him was so weak. Japan's judicial system has come under fire over Ghosn's case. Critics have for years said the prolonged detentions tend to coerce false confessions. Suspects can be detained even without any charges.

    Ghosn has become an international fugitive after he revealed on Tuesday he had fled to Lebanon to escape what he called a "rigged" justice system in Japan, where he faces charges relating to alleged financial crimes. Nissan had hired a private security company to watch Ghosn, who was on bail and awaiting trial.

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over the death of more than 100 infants at a sta...

    Stepping up its probe into Jamia Millia Islamia University incidents, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought responses from Delhi police, Jamia authorities and medical records of students on the allegations of human right violence during the anti-CAA protests on December 15.

    On the border dispute with China, Manoj Mukund Naravane said, “We have been able to maintain peace and tranquility along borders...we will be able to set the stage for an eventual solution.” He also said that the operational readiness and modernisation of the Army will be among his top priorities.

    India is a vibrant democracy that need to recognise and address to religious freedom and human rights, said a State Department official in the wake of enactment of Citizenship Amendment Act. Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for a bilateral meeting. Thereafter, they were joined by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for 2+2 dialogue.

    Pakistan state-run media said on Sunday that Islamabad may host the meeting in April, although earlier reports said Saudi Arabia, which holds the Presidency of the OIC currently, would play host following an assurance by its foreign minister during a visit to the Pakistani capital last week.

    According to NHRC, it has received a complaint stating patients holding BPL cards are not getting RAN benefits if they availed benefits of AB-PMJAY even if they are suffering from life-threatening diseases - whose expenditure is much more than Rs 5 lakh, the maximum permissible limit under Ayushman Bharat health scheme.

    "When the Sri Lankan government decided in 2002 to build a new port in Hambantota, China offered $1.1 billion in loans. It also supplied Chinese contractors. And when the port opened in late 2010 and immediately began losing money — so much that Sri Lanka couldn't even make interest payments on those loans — China offered a solution: foreclosure."

    In his address at an NHRC function, President Ram Nath Kovind also said the ideal way to mark Human Rights Day will be for whole world to introspect what more needs to be done to live up to the sacred text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Addressing a press meet here, Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, urged the PM to withdraw the "anti-people" law and plans to implement nationwide NRC. "It is not about any political victory or defeat. It is matter of our country... Withdraw CAA and NRC," she said in her appeal to Modi.

    "MEPs call on the Council to adopt targeted sanctions and freeze assets, if deemed appropriate and effective, against the Chinese officials responsible for severe repression of basic rights in Xinjiang," the European Parliament said in a statement.

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