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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    More survivors found in India building collapse rubble as death toll rises to 26

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... building in southern India on Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day. While the death toll from Saturday’s disaster on the outskirts of Chennai ... materials or add unauthorised extra floors. In September last year more than 50 people were crushed to death when a five-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on the west ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s top court rejects challenge to death sentence

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 05:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for the execution of a Sikh militant, rejecting his appeal in a ruling that could lead to more death ... imprisonment on the grounds that he had spent two decades on death row. He also challenged the right of the state to execute mentally ill convicts, claiming he had developed psychological problems ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Judge orders first death sentences over multiple rapes in Mumbai

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Rapists sentenced to hang under tougher law An Indian judge yesterday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang rapes, the first death ... the government to amend the law last year and allow for harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty for repeat offenders. The three who were sentenced yesterday had been found guilty ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    The men who want to kill Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:07pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Islamic extremists are boosting their efforts to target the new premier The militants who want to kill Modi During India's long election campaign, Narendra Modi enjoyed a level of security that was just a notch lower than that given to Indian prime ministers, recognition of the death threats he received from Muslim extremists. Now that he is prime ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India commutes death sentence for Rajiv Gandhi killers

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

    ... 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 ... of jail. The remission will be decided by the state government of Tamil Nadu,” Yug Chaudhary told NDTV outside the court. “It is time that the death penalty is abolished in this country,” he added. ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Modi suffers loss as top minister killed in road collision

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... is the world’s capital of road deaths, thanks to a lethal brew of poor road planning, weak law enforcement, a surge in trucks and cars, and a flood of untrained drivers. More than 230,000 people were killed on Indian roads in 2010, or a rate of almost 19 deaths per 100,000 people. As many as 15 people died in road accidents every hour in India in 2012 with 53 more injured, the National Crime ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... to increase its total more than 10 times to at least 2,500 kilometres by 2031 to accommodate the expected surge in intracity commuters, reduce pollution and cut road deaths, according to Venugopal ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Delhi court upholds death sentence on 1993 car bomber

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Top court won't commute term for long wait on death row; more executions could follow Sikh militant loses death sentence appeal India's Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for the execution of a Sikh militant, rejecting his appeal in a ruling that could lead to more death sentences being carried out. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar from ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Beating, death of student in India sparks protest, charges of racism

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Beating of student in India sparks charges of racism The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of a university student from India's remote northeast ... in the rest of India. Tania died in his bed on Thursday morning. An autopsy was being conducted to determine the cause of death. He was the son of a member of the Arunachal Pradesh state assembly from ...

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    Three suspects confess to raping two teenage girls in India

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:16pm by AP

    ... capital. The three suspects detained so far are cousins in their 20s from an extended family. They face murder and rape charges, crimes punishable by the death penalty. Authorities also have ...




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