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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... incorruptible." Nilekani's fortune helps, but does not give him an outsized advantage; Indian law limits candidates to spending no more than US$116,000 on their races. Bangalore, the holy land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484601/billionaire-nandan-nilekani-tells-bangalore-voters-he-cant-be-bought
  2. 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 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464849/judge-orders-first-death-sentences-over-multiple-rapes-mumbai
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India approves historic anti-corruption law

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... campaigned on a promise of cleaning up India’s dirty politics, was a key member of the grass-roots movement that demanded the tough law back in 2011 but legislation was stalled by political bickering ... will serve as a model law for India’s states who will have to set up there own anti-corruption bodies. All ministers and senior public servants are covered by the proposed bill, which was first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1385155/india-approves-historic-anti-corruption-law
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four men found guilty of gang-raping photojournalist in Mumbai

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

    ... provoked nationwide protests and the introduction of tougher sexual assault laws, yet an ongoing stream of high-profile attacks has raised concerns that little has changed. The four men convicted 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453256/four-men-found-guilty-gang-raping-photojournalist-mumbai
  5. 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

    ... on a moving bus in New Delhi. Widespread protests following that attack also prompted stricter anti-rape laws. Four men have been sentenced to death in the New Delhi rape case. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454225/indian-court-hands-down-life-sentences-four-men-convicted-gang-rape
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... intercourse against the order of nature” infringed the fundamental rights of Indians. Today is great day for prejudice and inhumanity and a bad day for law and love Vikram Seth The decision four years ... Court bench, headed by GS Singhvi on his last day before retirement, found the High Court had overstepped its authority and that a law passed by the British in 1860 was still constitutionally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378224/top-indian-court-upholds-law-making-gay-sex-crime
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian envoy Devyani Khobragade ‘heartened’ as US ends case over maid

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... for her housekeeper and lying about the maid's pay. The judge did what the law required... the rule of law prevailed LAWYER DANIEL ARSHACK But the ruling leaves open the possibility ... was pleased by the ruling. "The judge did what the law required, and that is: that a criminal proceeding against an individual with immunity must be dismissed," Arshack said. "She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447687/indian-envoy-devyani-khobragade-heartened-us-ends-case-over-maid
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian writer Khushwant Singh dies, aged 99

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... into a well-off family, he initially practised law in Lahore. But partition was the trigger for him to change professions. After coming to New Delhi, where his father became a prosperous property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453481/indian-writer-khushwant-singh-dies-aged-99
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India drops anti-piracy charges against Italian marines

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone can still be tried under India’s criminal laws India has dropped a plan to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen under a tough anti-piracy law, a government lawyer said on Monday, offering a chance to end a diplomatic row between the two countries. Italy had strongly opposed India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434309/india-drops-anti-piracy-charges-against-italian-marines
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India police launch sedition probe after students cheer Pakistan team

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... evidence is established against the accused, there is a set legal procedure to be followed in such cases. The law will take its own course,” he said, adding that any charges would be ones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441959/india-police-launch-sedition-probe-after-students-cheer-pakistan-team

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