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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian court hands down life sentences for four men convicted of gang rape

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 08:07pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-centre operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai. Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the Mumbai court delivered the maximum punishment to the four after finding them guilty of rape, unnatural sex and abduction. The court delayed ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    ‘Bachelor’ Narendra Modi finally owns up to having a wife

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ahmedabad Presidential favourite who brags about leading ascetic life lists spouse's name on poll form 'Bachelor' Modi finally owns up to having a wife Narendra Modi has finally acknowledged he is married, solving one of the biggest mysteries about the private life of the man tipped to be the next Indian prime minister. Modi, 63, ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... politicians, who are moved only by appeals to caste and religion," said Harish Bijoor, a friend of Nilekani's. "If Nilekani wins, it will open the gates to a whole new breed of urban ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s top court halts release of Rajiv Gandhi killers

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Release blocked after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh denounced it as against all principles of justice India’s top court on Thursday blocked the release ... would be contrary to all principles of justice.” After agreeing to an urgent hearing, a Supreme Court bench ordered the Tamil Nadu government to maintain the “status quo” for three of the seven ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's closest aide, Amit Shah, banned for inciting Muslims

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by Reuters

    ... statements in recent days to court the votes of Muslims- a significant vote bank in Uttar Pradesh. Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two poll-related blasts in the insurgency-hit state ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India commutes death sentence for Rajiv Gandhi killers

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... the May 21, 1991 murder of Gandhi by a female suicide bomber, but their appeal to the president in 2000 to spare them the hangman’s noose was only finally rejected in 2011. The lengthy delay ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Supreme Court spares three men convicted of plotting 1991 assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi from gallows India’s Supreme Court commuted the death ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four men found guilty of gang-raping photojournalist in Mumbai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard. Under the stricter laws brought last year, the men face a life sentence. It was not immediately clear whether they would appeal against the verdict. “Today’s verdict will send a strong message to criminals,” R. R. Patil, home minister for Maharashtra, ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    In India’s Bihar state, convicted politicians turn to wives to hold office

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:06pm by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Court ruling last year that barred people convicted of crimes carrying prison terms of at least two years from continuing to serve in office or running again in federal and state elections, ... in his stead as an RJD candidate in the seat of Saran, known as a stronghold of the party. While the Supreme Court ruling has prevented many politicians with convictions from running, ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Judge orders first death sentences over multiple rapes in Mumbai

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:40pm by AFP

    ... sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year. The sentences were announced at a court in Mumbai on the same day that a judge jailed 24 men ... their fate, while one of their mothers was removed from the court for swearing. The 22-year-old photographer was gang raped while on assignment with a male colleague in the overgrown mill compound, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... A mosquito-ridden tract of swampland as big as four tennis courts is all that is still visible of Pataliputra, the first great Indian city and capital of the Mauryan empire of Ashoka the Great. The empire, ...




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