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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian politician apologises after threatening opponent with rape

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... men to rape your women," he said in an address to followers in late May. His comments drew widespread condemnation, including from Trinamool, which is the fourth largest party ... claimed he had been misquoted. "I never said rape. I said raid. I said they should raid all the people and places, including women and old," he told CNN-IBN earlier yesterday. However ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rapes 'accidental', Indian politician declares

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... "accidentally", in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed outrage over attacks against women. Ramsevak Paikra, the home minister of Chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law ... to power in a landslide election victory and has pledged increased women's security, has so far stayed silent over the rapes. India brought in tougher laws last year against sexual offenders ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Youthful chief of India's 'failed' Uttar Pradesh state vows to turn things around

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... that respects its women, only that society progresses," said Yadav, once a student in Australia. The lynching of two girls gained international attention after villagers prevented police from ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Women tourists desert India after sex attacks

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 per cent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made ... at the country’s treatment of women, and since then there have also been other widely reported attacks. A Swiss cyclist was gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh last month, while a South Korean tourist ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... tycoons, worth billions of dollars, have sucked up much of the cash. The wealthy gun their darkened cars through the unpaved streets while the pedestrian masses fret. Women, in particular, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Assam separatists kill at least 11 Muslims in attacks in India’s northeast

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:56pm by AP

    ... 11 people, mostly women and children, in two overnight attacks. The gunmen are members of the Bodo tribe and belong to a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, said regional ... in Assam state. The dead included six women and three children, police said. The violence comes at a time of heightened security during the country's general election, with the voting taking ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... at a local government school and were returning home from work. They were taken to hospital for treatment but not admitted. Attacks on women have topped the national agenda since December, when ... tool for men to attack women in India,” said activist and victim Archana Kumari, who hails from northern Uttar Pradesh state where Tuesday’s attack took place. “Why is the government ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants in India’s general election

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... the rally in the state, which borders Assam. Police said on Sunday that the death toll from the Assam attacks stood at 34 after they found the bodies of two 30-year-old women floating in the Beki ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Kashmir's first all-girl band quits after threats and cleric's decree

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Delhi Teenagers disband following violent threats and cleric’s decree of ‘un-Islamic behaviour’ Kashmir's first all-girl band quits after threats An all-female rock band in Kashmir has decided to split up following threats of violence ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Six arrested over second gang rape of woman on a bus

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the December 16 gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi, where five men are on trial in a case that has fuelled anger across India over the treatment of women. Partap Singh Bajwa, ... assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack. Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the student and her male companion in a school bus, ...




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