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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India village councils under scrutiny after rape

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... the most powerful authority she knew – the council of elders in her rural Indian village. In her anguish, Awungshi told the village leaders what happened. She was a single mother to a beloved ... India. Across much of rural India, these powerful and deeply conservative local councils are the law of the land. They serve as judge and jury, dictating everything from custody cases to how ...

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    Indian village council orders gang-rape of woman as punishment: police

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Calcutta Village orders gang rape to 'punish' woman A woman was gang-raped by 12 men on the orders of a village council in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair, a police officer said yesterday. The council ordered the penalty to be carried out in a village in West Bengal state on Tuesday after the 20-year-old woman was discovered ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Sahara employees help to raise 300b rupee bail for Subrata Roy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... to raise the money was "an emotional initiative". But media reported that Sahara chiefs had sent e-mails calling for contributions, a claim denied by an executive. Sahara raised 200 ...

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    Two missing Indian navy officers found dead in sub

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:55pm by AP

    ... with the Mumbai-based think tank Indian Council on Global Relations, said delays in the acquisition of new submarines to replace an inadequate and aging fleet were taking its toll on the operational ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India commutes death sentence for Rajiv Gandhi killers

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

    ... Justice P Sathasivam handed the three life in prison on the grounds that successive Indian presidents had taken 11 years to decide their pleas for mercy against execution. “We implore ... The decision comes after the Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment last month that places new restrictions on executing prisoners in the world’s biggest democracy. The top court then commuted ...

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    Seven convicted in Rajiv Gandhi killing may be freed

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:08pm by AFP

    ... against their execution. Rajiv Gandhi became India’s youngest-ever prime minister after his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was assassinated in October 1984. He ruled until losing ...

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    India back in Olympics after new officials elected

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:04pm by AP

    ... brother of Narainswamy Srinivasan, who is the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and is set to become chairman of the International Cricket Council. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Corruption taints Indian athletes in Sochi

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi The IOC executive board reinstated the Indian Olympic body on Tuesday, after it held a weekend ballot that complied with ethics rules barring ... Association, which had elected two corruption tainted officials as its leaders. Although the IOC executive board reinstated the Indian Olympic body on Tuesday, five days after the games began, ...

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    Rahul Gandhi faces battle in keeping family dynasty in power in India

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters

    ... denounced an executive order from the government allowing convicted lawmakers to stay in office and stand in elections. But the new Aam Aadmi (Common Man's) Party (AAP), which formed the government in Delhi state after local elections last month, appears to have the lock on the anti-corruption and clean governance platform. Hundreds of people from students to business executives ...

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    India cancels AgustaWestland helicopter deal amid graft row

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:48am by AFP

    ... executive, Giuseppe Orsi, resigned from behind prison bars last year. The latest move by the Indian defence ministry is seen as a government attempt to contain the fallout from the corruption scandal ...




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