George Floyd was a US citizen of the African-American community who was choked to death by a white policeman, Derek Chauvin.
The indictment alleges Derek Chauvin deprived the teenager, who is Black, of his right to be free of unreasonable force in 2017.
After five days of unveiling the statue, it was vandalised with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group
Chauvin's mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, pleaded for mercy for her son, saying his reputation has been unfairly reduced to that of “an aggressive, heartless and uncaring person” and a racist.
The fatal shooting comes as Minneapolis has been on edge since the death of George Floyd just over a year ago.
Following the Floyd incident, several states in the US including New York have banned ‘chokeholds’.
The Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputy was placed on leave pending a review by the State Bureau of Investigation, Sheriff Tommy Wooten II said at a news conference.
Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, nearly 11 months after he knelt on George Floyd's neck
The verdict — guilty on all counts, in a clear-cut victory for Floyd's supporters — set off jubilation tinged with sorrow around the city. Hundreds of people poured into the streets, some running through traffic with banners. Cars blared their horns.
The jury of six white people and six people who are Black or multiracial began deliberating after nearly a full day of closing arguments in which prosecutors argued that Chauvin squeezed the life out of Floyd last May in a way that even a child knew was wrong.
Prosecutors are asking the Court of Appeals to put Derek Chauvin's trial on hold until the issue of adding the third-degree murder count is resolved.
In a most unusual year already thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic, many athletes stood up against racial prejudice and discrimination
Covid is a scarlet letter, the thing that results in those affected being shunned.
IPL organisers have given the Black Lives Matter campaign a cold shoulder but Pandya and Kieron Pollard showed their support in Abu Dhabi on Sunday
US President Donald Trump recalls the violence after the death of African-American George Floyd and describes the demonstrators as a 'bunch of thugs' during his election rally in Minnesota. Also, states about signing an executive order that would put such miscreants in jail for 10 years.
Offering his views on the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, Kumar Sangakkara said, "It doesn't matter if you are educated or not. I have seen some of the worse acts committed by people with best education"
Under the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules, cricketers can face up to life ban for racism, but culprits are rarely punished to the level of match-fixing or doping
Racism is a topic of global debate right now after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.