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India: West Bengal woman gang-raped on community panchayat orders

India: West Bengal woman gang-raped on community panchayat orders

Jan 23, – The incident took place on Monday at a village called Subalpur in Birbhum, after villagers saw the woman’s friend at her house. The headman and a few others immediately called a “court” and demanded 25,000 each from the woman and the man as ‘jorimana’ or fine. A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped […]

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India: Everyone is invited to swearing-in, VIPs not allowed says Arvind Kejriwal

India: Everyone is invited to swearing-in, VIPs not allowed says Arvind Kejriwal

Dec 26, – New Delhi:  Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s new chief minister at noon on Saturday, December 28. Everyone is invited and there will be “no VIPs,” he has promised. The Aam Aadmi Party chief also said this morning that his government will be “searching for honest people “We need honest and […]

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UN approves India request to accredit Devyani Khobragade

UN approves India request to accredit Devyani Khobragade

Dec 23, United Nations – The United Nations has approved a request from India to accredit a New York-based diplomat at the center of a dispute after her arrest by U.S. authorities on criminal charges including visa fraud, a U.N. official said on Monday. Indian media said the request to transfer Devyani Khobragade, who was […]

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India: ‘Mango man’ takes a broom to graft-ridden Indian politics

India: ‘Mango man’ takes a broom to graft-ridden Indian politics

Dec 23, New Delhi – Arriving in a small and scruffy blue car, India’s newest political star springs from the front seat, shirt untucked, and walks towards his supporters with the air of a low-key civil servant. Which is just what Arvind Kejriwal was – until 2001, when he left his job as a tax […]

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India: ‘Honey trap’ gang leader arrested in Delhi

India: ‘Honey trap’ gang leader arrested in Delhi

Dec 23, – The mastermind of the “honey trap” gang that used to extort money from people by trapping them in false rape cases, has been arrested, police said. Jitender, 28, was arrested from Mangolpuri in west Delhi. A total of seven people, including two Delhi police constables Manoj and Pawan, along with other three […]

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Actor Sanjay Dutt out on parole, second time in three months

Actor Sanjay Dutt out on parole, second time in three months

Dec 21, Pune, Incarcerated Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released on a month’s parole here to look after his ailing wife Manyata, official sources said Saturday. Dutt, 54, left the Yerawada Central Jail on Saturday and left for Mumbai. He sought parole early this month from the Pune divisional commissioner. Incidentally, the actor’s release on […]

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India: 93 schoolgirls molested during train journey in Bihar

India: 93 schoolgirls molested during train journey in Bihar

Nov 25, – Patna: As many as 93 schoolgirls were reportedly sexually molested for more than four hours by a group of men in a running train in Bihar on Sunday. The incident was a reminiscence of the Delhi gang-rape on a moving bus in December last year. Taking the matter seriously, Bihar chief minister […]

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US website’s ‘rape festival’ report sparks protests

US website’s ‘rape festival’ report sparks protests

Nov 22, – New Delhi: An American website’s satirical piece apparently addressing the grotesquely high prevalence of rape in India has drawn sharp criticism, particularly leaving the northeastern state of Assam seething in anger. Written by Paul Horner, the write-up with the header “The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week”, was first published […]

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Delhi court sentences gang rapists to death

Delhi court sentences gang rapists to death

Sep 13, – A Delhi court has sentenced the four men to death in the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman. The case shocked India and prompted public outcry over the high rate of violence against women. Judge Yogesh Khanna on Friday sentenced the four men to be hanged for their brutal rape of […]

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Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Sep 12, – The Indian government is planning to launch a women-only bank in October. Its architects argue that the bank will contribute towards empowering India’s female population in a big way. But critics disagree. “Bharatiya Mahila Bank,” or the Indian women’s bank, will have mostly female employees and only women can open an account […]

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