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After losing 160 kg, Frenchman Kevin Chenais wants to be a Mumbaikar

after losing 160 kg, frenchman kevin chenais wants to be a mumbaikar
Kevin Chenais, the 28-year-old Frenchman who came to India for weight loss treatment, flew back home to Geneva, much lighter and happier at 136 kg on Wednesday. He had made international headlines in..
Mid-Day - Published

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: UN Human Rights Council condemns athletics body's attempts to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes

Double Olympic champion Semenya, who has dominated the women's 800 metres over the last decade, has filed a challenge against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
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U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights [Video]U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..

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China increases security spending in Xinjiang [Video]China increases security spending in Xinjiang

Beijing has increased security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities.

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China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps [Video]China ups security spending for Xinjiang re-education camps

XINJIANG, CHINA — Beijing has massively upped security expenditures in Xinjiang, where it's reported to have detained ethnic Muslim minorities. According to an analysis of Chinese government..

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At 40th session of UNHRC, India lashes out at Pakistan's support to terror

Pakistan's support to terrorist organisations and its illegal occupation of a part of Jammu and Kashmir were the two main points of Indian attack at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in..
Zee News - Published

EU, Canada and Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UNHRC; statement calls for activists' release, condemns Khashoggi killing

It was the first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council since it was set up in 2006 and came amid growing international concern about Saudi violations of basic freedoms such as freedom..
Firstpost - Published

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims

Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and..
Firstpost - Published

UN chief launches global push against hate speech

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday launched a new global strategy to combat hate speech, a growing scourge he said has "poisoned" debate on crucial challenges like migration. Guterres..
IndiaTimes - Published

India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections in United Nations for new members to the UNHRC. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a..
Firstpost - Published

After massive victory at UN, top envoy says it reflects 'India's strong global position'

Few hours after India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said that New Delhi would continue..
DNA - Published

India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council


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India set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council for the fifth time; Bangladesh, Philippines likely to get membership as well

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.
Firstpost - Published

India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed

The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members on Friday to the UN Human Rights Council. The members are elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries need a minimum of 97..
IndiaTimes - Published

Reform of multilateral system, climate action, peace, security key priorities for India during UNGA, says Syed Akbaruddin

Emphasizing that multilateralism is under stress and being challenged, Akbaruddin said significant actors on the global platform are "disassociating" on very important areas of global..
Firstpost - Published

Posters outside UNHRC office in Geneva highlight issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan

European Organisation for Pakistani Minorities, an NGO, has highlighted the issue during the ongoing 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
DNA - Published

UN inquiry says Burundi still committing crimes against humanity

Burundi has tried and failed to stop the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, set up by the UN Human Rights Council in 2016, and refuses to cooperate with it.
DNA - Published

In battles over land rights, activists are branded as criminals: UN

Indigenous leaders and campaigners fighting to protect land from development are being stymied and silenced by rising militarization, national security acts and anti-terrorism laws, according to a..
DNA - Published

Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN

The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar.
Sify - Published

US withdraws from UNHRC: Israel welcomes moves, rights' bodies say concerns didn't warrant exit

US' pullout from the UN Human Rights Council prompted reactions from countries like Israel, China, and several rights groups and activists.
Firstpost - Published

US quits UN Human Rights Council; condemns alleged bias against Israel

us quits un human rights council; condemns alleged bias against israel
United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council and condemned alleged hypocrisy of its members and bias against Israel.
All India Radio - Published

US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council


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US pulls out dealing blow to UN Human Rights Council's credibility


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U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council - U.S. Ambassador Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries "had the courage to join our fight" to reform the "hypocritical..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN human rights council

The announcement came barely a day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border.
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US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports


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UN human rights chief calls for inquiry panel on Kashmir

​​Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who opened the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday with a global update on human rights concerns, said he had sought to engage with India and Pakistan..
IndiaTimes - Published

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on membership in the UN Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Separating children from parents at US border unconscionable'

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Up to Human Rights Council to act on recommendation by rights chief on Kashmir: UN SG spokesperson

Members of the UN Human Rights Council will decide on the future course of action on the human rights chief's call for a high-level independent international probe into allegations of human rights..
DNA - Published

Up to UN Human Rights Council to set up Kashmir probe: Guterres's spokesperson


newKerala.com - Published

UN report on Kashmir malicious, says India

India has rejected the UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir as "malicious fallacious, tendentious and motivated", which violates India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Both ruling BJP..
DNA - Published

'Selective compilation of unverified info': India slams UN Kashmir report

India slammed a UN Human Rights Council report on Thursday, which roundly criticized India's actions in Jammu & Kashmir. Despite the trenchant response, it showed diplomatic lapse by the Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

India slams UN report on Kashmir, calls it 'selective compilation of largely unverified information'

India slammed a UN Human Rights Council report on Thursday, which roundly criticized India's actions in Jammu & Kashmir. Despite the trenchant response, it showed diplomatic lapse by the Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

US threatens to quit UNHRC as it adopts 5 more anti-Israel resolutions

The United States warned on Saturday that it was losing patience and again threatened to quit the UN Human Rights Council after the Geneva-based body adopted five resolutions condemning Israel.
DNA - Published

US, China clash at UN rights forum on Beijing text

China and the United States clashed on Friday at the UN Human Rights Council, where the US delegation rejected a resolution brought by Beijing that it said sought to glorify Xi Jinping's 'win-win'..
DNA - Published

UNHRC raises concerns on slow progress in Sri Lanka on post-war accountability issue

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has raised concerns on slow progress in Sri Lanka on the post-war accountability issue even as the government assured that it will implement all transitional justice..
All India Radio - Published

Short films, posters on persecution of Christians in Pak showcased in Geneva

[Switzerland] Mar 14 (ANI): Short films depicting the persecution of the Christian minority in Pakistan was showcased during the 37th session of United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Sify - Published

Britain accuses 'reckless' Russia at U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the use of a military grade nerve agent used in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy was a flagrant breach of..
Reuters India - Published

UN slams 'monstrous indifference' to children's suffering in Syria

Flouting demands for Syria ceasefires show a "monstrous indifference" to the suffering of millions of children needing a respite from violence, a top UN rights official said Tuesday. A resolution..
Deccan Herald - Published

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Myanmars government has rejected two reports presented to the UN Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law,..
Deccan Herald - Published

India slams Pakistan at UNHRC for harbouring terrorist like Hafiz Saeed

india slams pakistan at unhrc for harbouring terrorist like hafiz saeed
India has lambasted Pakistan for harbouring the United Nations designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. Responding to Islamabad's bid to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in..
All India Radio - Published

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