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A controversy has risen over the number of child labour in the country. The figure provided by the states and Union territories peg it at only five lakh. But the Central government is not prepared to

The reindeer-herding Sami people of northern Sweden have won an apology from the government for centuries of oppression. The Sami, who number about 70,000 are pushing for rights as an indigenous

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees moved to defuse criticism of its management and financial practices, with a rebuttal of allegations raised by the Financial Times investigation into

WB: While South Asia as a whole lags behind as far as the status of women is concerned, Pakistan in particular has one of the worst records in female health and education, says World Bank

At least 16 UN agencies, led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) , have expressed concern over the fact that India ccounts for the largest number of child workers in the world. Though

Canada's federal governmet has signed a landmark treaty with west coast Indians, giving a native group control for the first time of a majestic swath of pine forest, crystal streams and towering

There has been a dramatic succession of deaths of child labourers in different occupations. Most of the deaths have been in industries/occupations that are legally prohibited which demonstrates the

according to a court judgement, almost 80 per cent of Australia's land could be subject to claims by aborigines. The Wik people of north Queensland had claimed title to pastoral land leased to white

ABORIGINES in Australia live 15 to 20 years less than the white population, says a recently published report citing data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of

Twenty four black South African workers are planning to give evidence in London against three British companies, which they say poisoned them with asbestos and mercury. Reportedly, two workers have