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Tag: Nhrc

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ADG to lead SIT probe into Kandhamal deaths: CM

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the death of six tribals, who were allegedly killed in a crossfire between the security personnel and the Maoists inside Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8, the Odisha government today decided to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident. The decision was […]

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Kandhamal killings: OHRC seeks report in two weeks

Bhubaneswar: Expressing grave concern over the death of six tribals, who were allegedly killed in a crossfire between security personnel and Maoists at Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8 evening, the Odisha Human Rights Commission today served notice on the state Home secretary, Director General of Police (DGP), Revenue Divisional Commissioner […]

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NHRC seeks report on boy thrown out of running train

NHRC seeks report on boy thrown out of running train Bhubaneswar: Taking suo moto cognizance of media reports on a 15-year old boy, who was allegedly pushed out of a train by a TTE while travelling without ticket on the Coromandal Express on June 25, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice […]

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NHRC notice to Odisha govt over poor medical arrangements

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has called for a report from the Odisha government over the death of woman and her son due to lack of medical facilities at a health centre in Cuttack district. According to the commission, which took cognizance of the issue through media reports, Bharat Nayak of Cuttak district […]

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NHRC asks govt to pay Rs 1 lakh to electrocution victim

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting the plea of the Odisha government not to pay compensation to the next of the kin of a man who died of electrocution in Bhadrak district in October 2013, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the chief secretary to submit compliance of payment of compensation of Rs one lakh within six weeks.

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Bolangir custodial death: NHRC asks govt to pay Rs 2 lakh more

Bhubaneswar: Holding the Odisha government responsible for the custodial torture leading to the death of a youth in Bolangir two years back, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday directed it to pay an additional Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased. The rights panel clarified that the amount will be over […]

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NHRC poser to TN on rehab of rescued Odia bonded labourers

Chennai: National Human Rights Commission today sought a factual report from Tamil Nadu government in two weeks on the recent rescue of 550 bonded labourers from a brick klin in neighbouring Tiruvallur District. Citing a report in an English daily on March 3 that the bonded labourers were freed by State authorities in Tiruvallur District, […]

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Rasmita suicide: NHRC seeks reply from Odisha govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued a show cause notice to the Odisha government asking it to respond within six weeks as to why it should not recommend payment of rupees three lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of a Class X student, who committed suicide when she was erroneously shown to have failed in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination in 2014

NHRC officer gets 7-year jail term for raping woman

New Delhi: A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was sent to seven years in jail by a court here for raping a woman by concealing his marital status and marrying her.

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NHRC seeks response from Andhra, TN and Karnataka on bonded labourers

Taking note of media report, in which it was claimed that over three lakh migrant workers of Odisha were tied to brick kilns in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the three states and sought their response

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NHRC demands police's report in 2012 lathicharge incident

National Human Rights Commission has asked the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar police commissioner to file a status report within six weeks detailing the action it had taken over all the FIRs filed in connection with the police lathicharge on Congress workers during a party rally in Bhubaneswar in September 2012

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