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Emerge Diagnostic conducts media clinic

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By NJ Thakuria

OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club

Guwahati: The city based Emerge Diagnostic under the guidance of Dr Dhrubajyoti Gogoi on Saturday conducted the evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) for the benefit of its members along with their dependants. The 17 June health camp,...Read more at >> Sport & Health

Dr. Ashok Jain Elected Chair, BOT of AAPI

Dr. Ashok Jain

Dr. Ashok Jain, M.D., M.S., FACR, chief medical officer for Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, MI, has been elected Chairman of Board of Trustees, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin for the year 2017-18. Soft spoken, caring, gentle, intelligent,...Read more at >> America

At the UN, Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces persecution of UBCV Buddhists and calls on UN Experts to visit Vietnam

Võ Văn Ái speaking at the Human Rights Council in Genva (16.6.2017)

GENEVA, 16 June 2017 (VCHR) – Speaking on behalf of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Võ Văn Ái, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) denounced grave and consistent persecution of “non-recognised religions” in VietnamRead more at >> Religious

Burma: A Reality Check

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By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch)
Jun 11, 2017

Wa Army

Burma has now had its third peace conference. The first, in January 2016, was organized by former President Thein Sein, who to this day is also a top general in the country’s military dictatorship....Read more at >> Asia-Pacific

PM names China bordering bridge after Bhupen Hazarika

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By Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in far eastern region and gave a nomenclature to the project over Lohit river, a major tributary of mighty Brahmaputra....Read more at >> Diplomatic

Lengthy jail sentences for two dissidents upheld as crackdown continues

Vietnamese activist

PARIS, 29 May 2017 (FIDH & VCHR) - Vietnam must end the ongoing crackdown on dissidents, repeal its repressive laws, and immediately release all political prisoners, FIDH and its member organization Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) said today...Read more at >> Opinion

Miryang Arirang Festival

At Miryang Festival

Miryang Arirang Festival held from May 18 to 21, 2017 at Areas of Yeongnamru Pavilion and Miryang riverside, in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Miryang Arirang Festival celebrates this important intangible heritage,...Read more at >> Travel and Hotel

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

Annie Game(R)

KARACHI, May 20: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017...Read more at >> Diplomatic

Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ

Hanoi has detained Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS, 15h May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly protests the inhumane attitude of the Vietnamese government regarding Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 89 year-old Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV)...Read more at >> Press Release


Special Contribution
By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch),
Apr 29, 2017

UNFC's members at the meeting

The UNFC has supposedly agreed in principle on its nine demands with Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace team. Some members are even saying that they might sign the NCA...Read more at >> Campaign

Marking ADB’s 50 years, Protest Actions to take place in over 100 places in India this week.

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The Gochang Green Barley Field Festival

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Ex-students congregate at Makhibaha School

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EPRID and VCHR urge EU to continue and strengthen the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief

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The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

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Decline of Human Rights Protection Regime

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Interview with Korean National Commission for UNESCO Dr. Park Eun-kyung

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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

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