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Tag: Nhrc

NHRC Seeks Report Over Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries Not Able To Avail High-Cost Treatment Under RAN

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Health Ministry over a complaint about poor patients suffering from life-threatening diseases not able to avail treatment under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) if they are Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. According to NHRC, it has received a complaint stating patients holding BPL cards […]

Human Rights Day: Odisha No 3 rights violator nationally in 2019!

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of National Human Rights Day today, the stunning blow is  Odisha has emerged as the number three in human rights violations in the country in 2019-20. Significantly, when the Odisha government is high on Mo Sarkar and 5T, the seemingly disconcerting home-truth revealed is dissatisfied over Odisha government’s action taken report […]

Vet Rape, Murder Case: SIT Begins Probe Into Alleged Encounter

Hyderabad: The Special Investigation Team, set up by the Telangana government to probe the killing of four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in “retaliatory” firing by police, on Monday got down to business, even as the state High Court directed authorities to preserve their bodies till December 13. “SIT has taken […]

Justice Loses Its Character If It Becomes Revenge: CJI Bobde

Jodhpur: Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde said on Saturday that justice can never become instant, and it loses its character if it becomes revenge. The Chief Justice’s remarks gain significance in the backdrop of “encounter” killings of four persons accused of rape-murder of a veterinarian by Telangana police. The police have faced criticism from various […]

NHRC Team Begins Probe Of 'Hyderabad Encounter'

Hyderabad: A fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday began a probe into the killing of all the four accused in the woman veterinarian’s gang-rape and murder case by the police in an alleged ‘encounter’ early of Friday. After landing in Hyderabad, the team drove straight to Mahabubnagar town, where they […]

NHRC To Begin Probe Into Killing Of Hyderabad Rape Accused

Hyderabad: A fact-finding team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to arrive in Telangana on Saturday to launch a probe into the killing of all the four accused in a woman veterinarian’s gang rape and murder case by the police in an alleged ‘encounter’ on Friday. A two-member team is likely to […]

NHRC Takes Cognisance Of Hyderabad Encounter, Orders Probe

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took cognisance of the encounter killings of the four accused in the Hyderabad gang rape-and-murder case and ordered an inquiry on Friday. The apex human rights body in the country said the encounter was a matter of concern and needed to be probed carefully. “The commission is […]

Doctor, CDMO, Pharmacist Should Be Jailed: Family of Girl Who Lost Eyesight

Nayagarh: After filing a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), family members of the minor girl who lost one of her eyes allegedly due to medical negligence in Nayagarh DHH, today moved Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) demanding arrest of the accused doctor, Niramaya pharmacist and the CDMO. A complaint was also lodged […]

Kin Of 6-Yr-Old Odisha Girl Who Lost Eye Due To 'Medical Negligence' Moves NHRC

Bhubaneswar: The family members of a six-year-old girl who lost one of her eyes allegedly due to a wrong medicine prescribed by a doctor have knocked the doors of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Chandramani Gocchayat, father of the victim girl Rinki, has filed a petition with the apex human rights body seeking action […]

Naveen's 5T came late, Odisha in country's top-3 rights violation by cops, docs since 2015-16!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker. When it comes to violations of human rights, Odisha recorded a  dubious distinction of getting ranked at number 3 in the country till date this financial year (2019-20). The State has recorded over 11 rights violation cases in every 24 hours. As per the latest data available with National Human […]

Nagada Malnutrition Deaths: NHRC Seeks Action-Taken Report From Odisha

Jajpur: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought response from Odisha government on what steps have been taken following malnutrition deaths in Nagada of Jajpur district. The NHRC has directed the State Chief Secretary to submit response within four weeks. The direction came following a petition alleging that children are still not getting nutritious […]

'Smile' loses charm for 4,400 girl children missing since 2012!

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha sees three children going missing every day and the State police takes nearly 10 days to  recover three missing children. With such a snail’s pace of recovery, the State languishes at the bottom in the country. And the big worry for Odisha is the whereabouts of a massive around 4,400 girls who have […]

Parliament passes Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill to expedite the process of appointment of chairperson and members of NHRC and states rights bodies, with Home Minister Amit Shah allaying fears of the opposition that the government may influence the appointment to the panels. Intervening in the debate in Rajya Sabha, Shah said that the […]

NHRC notice to Odisha govt, asks immediate steps to ensure relief supplies to cyclone-hit people

Bhubaneswar: The NHRC issued a notice to Odisha government Wednesday after reports said relief material did not reach people in parts of cyclone-hit Puri and Khurda districts, and sought immediate steps to address the issue. The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that people were facing hardships and were […]

NHRC notice to Bihar government over lynching of 'kidnappers'

Patna: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on lynching of three suspected kidnappers in Begusarai district of Bihar on September 7, 2018. The Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, government of Bihar, asking them to look into these type […]

Op-Ed: The Nation Owes An Apology To The People of ‘Cut-off Area’

Let us not get distracted by the ugly and shameful tug of war among the three major political parties to corner – and deny – credit for the inordinately delayed Gurupriya bridge. Instead, we should all rejoice that a historical wrong has been righted and the people who sacrificed everything to light up our houses […]

OTV Impact: NHRC notice to states, UTs over children kept with jailed mothers

Bhubaneswar: The NHRC has sent notices to all states and Union Territories seeking details of children languishing in jails with their imprisoned mothers, after the case of 46 such children living in Odisha prisons without proper facilities for their upbringing came to light. The National Human Rights Commission in a statement today said it has […]

Separated conjoined twins can be shifted to Odisha: AIIMS tells NHRC

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Separated conjoined twins from Odisha, Jaga and Balia, are “clinically” well and do not need ICU or specialised care, the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The AIIMS has also told the human rights panel that the twins medical requirements can be managed […]

Sambalpur Custodial Death: Rs 3L compensation for kin of victim

Sambalpur: In a major development, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Home Department to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation in connection with the custodial death case where an under-trial prisoner died under mysterious circumstances at Jujumura in Sambalpur last year. As per sources, the Town Police […]

Kunduli shame… What, when, how & what next?

Bhubaneswar: From Kunduli to Bhubaneswar, from Koraput to New Delhi, the controversy surrounding the alleged gang rape of minor girl Sasmita in October 2017 and her suicide last month is certainly not coming to an end. Beyond politics, administration and judiciary, the incident has created ripples in the society in general. Recently, chief minister Naveen […]

NHRC team completes probe into Kunduli gang rape and suicide

Jeypore: A team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday returned to Vishakhapatnam after completing its probe into Kunduli gang rape and suicide case. The final probe report will be submitted by the team at the NHRC headquarters office in New Delhi soon. The team led by NHRC DSP Rabi Singh had carried […]

NHRC team to visit Kunduli today

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) led by DSP Ravi Singh is scheduled to undertake a spot visit to Kunduli in Koraput district today and probe the alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of the minor girl. As per sources, the team will stay in Odisha till February 9 and carry […]

Kunduli suicide: BJP ransacks women commission's office

Bhubaneswar: Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha today ransacked the office of the State Commission for Women in Bhubaneswar in protest of the gang rape and suicide of the Kunduli girl and demanded the probe report to be made public. The women BJP workers barged into the commission’s office and had a minor scuffle with […]

Kunduli suicide Crime Branch
NHRC orders probe into Kunduli gang rape case

Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will send a special team to Kunduli to undertake a spot visit and probe the gang rape and subsequent suicide of the victim. Based on a petition filed by rights activist Radhakanata Tripathy the commission has asked the DG (Investigation) of  NHRC to constitute a team and submit […]

NHRC seeks report from Odisha govt on Bargarh farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over the 12 farmer suicides in 50 days in Bargarh district in the state, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday took suo-motu cognizance to seek a report and action taken by government for the relief and rehabilitation of bereaved families. The NHRC took the step following a media report on the […]

SC, ST students deprived of basic sanitation; Activist seeks NHRC intervention

Students, both boys and girls of a residential school in Khajuripada, Kandhamal, are forced to go for open defecation and bathe in nearby forest due to absence of toilets and portable drinking water.

NHRC instructs Centre to release funds for kin of victims of Maoist violence

New Delhi/Malkangiri: Acting on a petition of a human rights campaigner Subash Mohapatra from Odisha, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to release funds as per the central government’s scheme to provide compensation to family of victims killed in Maoist violence. The apex human rights body on June […]

Brajakishore MLA allegation
Woman claiming to be BJD MLA's wife reaches his doorsteps

Angul: Trouble returned for Talcher MLA Brajakishore Pradhan after the woman who has been claiming to be his wife landed at the legislators’ village today creating ruckus and demanding to stay with him in his house. Soon the police arrived and rescued the woman brought her to the police station. “My husband is Brajakishore Pradhan […]

NHRC seeks report of river locked Odisha villages

Kendrapara: The plight of the people living in three villages encircled by four rivers in Aul block of Kendrapara district of Odisha has drawn attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The NHRC has sought an action-taken-report (ATR) from Odisha Chief Secretary on the alleged denial of basic facilities for human life towards those river-locked […]

NHRC seeks amendment of Protection of Human Rights Act

Bhubaneswar: Unable to come to the rescue of people sandwiched between Maoists and security personnel in different LWE-hit areas, NHRC today sought amendment in The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Speaking at the end of the commission’s three-day camp and open session here, NHRC Chairperson Justice H L Dattu said, “There should be amendment […]

3-day NHRC Camp Court to start from today in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A three-day camp court of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will be held today at the Jayadev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar to hear more than hundred pending cases on human rights violation in the State. Chairperson of the rights panel Justice HL Dattu accompanied by NHRC members Justice Cyriac Joseph, Justice D. Murugesan and […]

Only 3 of Odisha's 568 hospitals meet fire safety norm: NHRC

New Delhi: Only three of Odisha’s 568 hospitals have fire safety clearance, the National Human Rights Commission said today and issued a notice to the state government over the fire incident at a hospital in Bhubaneswar which has left 21 people dead so far. The Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that […]

SUM Hospital tragedy: NHRC seeks report from Odisha govt in six weeks

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report on the death of 21 patients who died in a major fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar in the evening on October 17, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the Odisha government asking it to submit a report in this matter […]

Encephalitis outbreak: More doctors rushed to Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar:  With the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) toll mounting to 42 in Malkangiri district with the death of a three-year-old girl, the Health department had a review meeting here today to discuss about the measures to curb the further spread of the disease. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said […]

Hurtling from one crisis to another

By Sandeep Sahu There is something fundamentally wrong with our governance that stirs the administration into action only after something has assumed the proportions of a full blown crisis. The same flaw makes the government machinery take its foot off the pedal the moment the crisis is over. And get hyper-active after another crisis blows […]

Japanese Encephalitis: NHRC seeks detailed report from Health secy, Malkangiri collector

New Delhi:  Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report on the death of 30 children due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today served notice on Malkangiri collector and state Health & Family Welfare secretary asking them to submit a detailed report including the steps being taken by […]

NHRC notice to Odisha govt over 'undignified' treatment to bodies

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports about alleged undignified treatment of bodies of two women, the NHRC today issued a notice to the Odisha government and asked it to submit a report within a month

Kandhamal deaths: NHRC seeks report from Centre, State

Bhubaneswar: Taking suo motu cognisance of the death of five tribals in Kandhamal last Friday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report on the incident from the Centre as well as the State government. The commission has given two weeks’ time to submit the report. “Under Section 19 of Protection of Human […]

BJD trying to cover up Kandhamal killings: Jual

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD government over the alleged crossfire at Krutamgada in Kandhamal district which claimed lives of six innocent tribals, Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram today said the state government is trying to sweep the matter under the carpet. Talking to OTV, the Union minister said, “A 10-member team […]

Kandhamal deaths: NCST chairman to visit Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Amid outrage across the state over Kandhamal crossfire incident, which claimed life of six civilians including a 15-month old baby, chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Rameswar Oraon will visit Odisha today for an on-the-spot inquiry into the case. Official sources said Oraon will visit Kandhamal on Wednesday and submit a […]