1 year ago
Row over Telugu movie hots up

Hyderabad, Nov 1 - The row over Telugu movie Denikaina Ready exacerbated Thursday with both Brahmin organizations and actor Vishnu Manchu approaching the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission. Tension prevailed at the commission's office when a group of Brahmin protestors threw footwear and stones at the actor's car when he also reached there to lodge a complaint about the alleged at...

2 years ago
Hyderabad lab checked for illegal clinical trials

Hyderabad, June 17 - Drug control authorities in Andhra Pradesh Friday carried out inspections at a Hyderabad lab conducting clinical trials following allegations that poor women from Guntur district were used for testing a drug to treat breast cancer. The officials conducted inspections at the Axis Lab in the Miyapur neighbourhood, checked the records to verify if the lab was following th...

3 years ago
Andhra rights panel seeks report after girl dies of dog bite

Hyderabad, May 5 - The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission Thursday sought a report from the state government over the death of an eight-year-old girl due to lack of rabies vaccine at a government-run hospital. Taking a suo motu note of the incident that took place at Rajahmundry town in East Godavari district, the rights panel asked the state health authorities to submit a report ...

3 years ago
Andhra rights commission seeks Sathya Sai Baba's health report

Hyderabad, April 18 - The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission Monday directed the state government to submit a report on the health of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Puttaparthi for the last three weeks. The commission has asked Chief Secretary S.V. Prasad to submit a detailed report before April 29 on the condition of the 85-year-old...

3 years ago
Lift media curbs on Telangana, rights panel urged

Hyderabad, Jan 7 - The Telangana lawyers' joint action committee - has sought the intervention of the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission to lift the restrictions imposed on media coverage in view of the Srikrishna committee's report. The commission Friday admitted the petition for hearing and asked Director General of Police Aravinda Rao to submit a report before Jan 11. Th...

3 years ago
Maoist leader Azad had gone 'missing' in March

Hyderabad, July 2 - Top Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, who was killed by police in Andhra Pradesh early Friday, had apparently gone 'missing' four months ago. The politburo member and chief spokesperson of the Communist Party of India-Maoist - had gone 'missing' March 12. The Maoist outfit had alleged that the Special Investigations Bureau of Andhra Pradesh Police had picked h...

3 years ago
Send 'child saint' to school, rules Andhra rights panel

Hyderabad, June 14 - Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission - Monday ordered that 'child saint' Sambhavi, who claims to be a childhood friend of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in her previous life, should go to school. Delivering its verdict on petitions filed by a group of rationalists and human rights activists, SHRC Chairman Subhashan Reddy directed the collector of Kurnool di...

3 years ago
Andhra rights panel bans children's reality shows

Hyderabad, June 12 - The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission Saturday banned television reality shows involving children. Pronouncing its verdict on the petitions filed by some NGOs, the commission banned with immediate effect 'Aata' a dance reality show on Zee Telugu channel and directed the police to take action against such shows on other channels. Commission chairman Ju...

4 years ago
Andhra rights panel plans to ban kids' 'obscene' shows

Hyderabad, April 27 - Taking a serious note of obscenity in reality shows for children on some television channels, Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission Tuesday said it would take a decision by month-end on banning such shows. Reacting to petitions of some parents who alleged that a television channel portrayed their children in an objectionable manner, SHRC chairman Justice Subhas...

4 years ago
Maoists say their spokesman is safe and alive

New Delhi, March 21 - The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist - said Sunday that its spokesman who it claimed was missing and may have been killed was safe after all. The 'Northern Regional Bureau' of the party said in a statement that it was incorrect to say that Azad, whose real name is Cherkuri Rajkumar, was 'under illegal detention'. It said the earlier statement was based ...

4 years ago
'Missing' Maoist leader's mother moves rights commission

Hyderabad, March 20 - Mother of a top Maoist leader Azad Saturday approached Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission seeking directions to police to produce him before a court. Karuna, mother of Azad, spokesman of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, moved the commission claiming that he was arrested by police. Azad, a politburo member of CPI-Maoist remained untraceabl...

5 years ago
Rights panel seeks report on former legislator-turned-labourer

Hyderabad, March 27 - The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the state government, seeking a report on the plight of a former legislator who now works as a daily wage labourer to make ends meet. Taking note of a media report, the commission asked the government to clarify why it took no steps to alleviate the living conditions of Sukka Pagadalu and her hu...

7 years ago
Rights commission issues notice for ban on soft drinks

Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government would take a decision on banning the sale of soft drinks in the state Tuesday, state Health Minister K. Rosaiah said Monday. Meanwhile Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) Monday issued a notice to the state government to issue a ban on the sale of Coca Cola and Pepsi in all educational institutions in the state with imm...

8 years ago
Traffic cops arrested for youth's death in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Hyderabad Police Tuesday arrested six traffic policemen for allegedly causing the death of a motorbike rider by throwing a baton at him. Six personnel, including sub-inspector Yadgiri Swami and police constable Muralidhar, who allegedly threw the baton, were arrested after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy announced late Monday tha...

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