CIA disbands Bin Laden unit

Suzanne Goldenberg in WashingtonWednesday July 5, 2006THe Guardian Osama bin Laden. Photograph: AP  Nearly five years after George Bush vowed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice "dead or alive", it's the end of the…

Amnesty International Launches Campaign in support of freedom…

Amnesty International has launched new Irrepressible campaign in support of freedom of speech online and offline at the website www.irrepressible.info. Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting…

Human Rights: Good intentions are not good enough

Proposed changes weaken the enforcement powers of Human Rights CommissionBy Faisal Kutty , The Milli Gazette Online, 29 June 2006At the time of its enactment in 1962, the Ontario Human Rights Code was ahead of…

Rights panel seeks report on treatment to Maudhany

K.T. Sangameswaran, The Hindu, Wednesday, Jul 05, 2006Issues fresh notice to Additional Director-General of Prison Government has ordered the prison authorities to provide Ayurvedic treatment to MaudhanyCHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued…

Pig fever

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala’s Animal Husbandry Minister C. Divakaran Wednesday confirmed that pig fever had been diagnosed and was the cause of death of pigs at a private farm in Wayanad.This is believed…

BJP, RJD MLAs threaten senior IAS officer

Wednesday, July 05, 2006  PTI PATNA: Two legislators and their associates brandishing weapons allegedly stormed the office of senior IAS officer Pancham Lal and threatened to "eliminate" him if he did not revoke the suspension…