1. In the deadliest terror attack ever on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, over 40 CRPF personnel are reported to be martyred and several others were critically injured due to a Jaish suicide bomber ramming a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama district of the State.

Click to Read – Economics Times

  1. Post the Pulwama terrorist attack, Kashmiri students studying in Dehradun, Aligarh and Ambala are alleged to be beaten up and threatened to leave their institutions and return home immediately by members of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

Click to Read – Times of India

  1. Senior Advocate Harish Salve presents the case of Kulbhushan Jadav at the International Court of Justice in Hague seeking cancellation of his Death sentence on grounds of egregious violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963, by Pakistan in the case.

Click to Read – NDTV News

  1. Keen to promote entrepreneurship in the country, The Union Government has decided to liberalise tax policies for the start-ups and investors by giving them exemption from ‘Angel tax’ for all previous and future investments of start-ups incorporated both before and after April 2016.

Click to Read – Economics Times

  1. S. Senator Ron Wyden asks Apple and Google to ban Absher live tracking app in Saudi Arabia that allows men to monitor and control the movements of their wives and unmarried daughters in an unwarranted manner.

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Kurdish officials demand U.K. to fulfil its “moral and legal duty” and repatriate British ISIS members detained in Syria per principles of International law according to which once a conflict between nations is over, former combatants that have been held as prisoners of war should return to their countries of origin.

Click to Read – Independent UK

  1. Per a joint report of UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the UN Mission in South Sudan there has been a surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity State as UN investigators have found that at least 175 women and girls have been raped or have suffered other sexual and physical violence between September and December 2018.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) call upon States and regional organisations across Europe to provide support and protection to the thousands of stateless children in the continent.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Per a report of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), people in Chechnya (part of Russian Federal Republic) who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a ‘new wave of persecution’ following a spate of killings involving torture and other forms of rights abuses.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Per the report of UN Special Rapporteur, the dismissal of Nigeria’s Chief Justice may constitute a grave attack on the State’s judicial independence as the dismissal is alleged to be unreasonable and arbitrary and not in accordance with the International Human Rights standards which require such decisions to be fair and taken by an independent authority.

Click to Read – UN News


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