New Delhi bus gang rape
Indians have been unable to forget the Delhi gang rape of Jyoti Pandey in December by six savage men inside a moving bus.Sunday, 7 July, 2013, 1:50pm
The recent gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi jolted India into reflecting on how it treats women, but it has also stirred up outrage over the legal system. If the authorities, prompted by public fury over the woman's agony and later death, had not set up a fast-track court in the capital to try the alleged rapists, the victim's family would have undergone the same experience as the families of other rape victims - waiting 10, 15 or 20 years for a verdict.12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am
The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.6 Feb 2013 - 5:31am
The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified on Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.5 Feb 2013 - 8:21pm 1 comment
A government-appointed panel recommended the changes after the death of a 23-year-old woman who was savagely raped and attacked in a bus on December 16 and died nearly two weeks later.3 Feb 2013 - 7:05am
Shanghai's future under the spotlight
More clues will emerge as to the future of the city of Shanghai today, as mayor Yang Xiong meets the media. The city's legislature approved the appointment of Yang to the top job yesterday. The new mayor has unveiled plans for the trial launch of the mainland's first free-trade zone in the hope of creating a northern version of Hong Kong.2 Feb 2013 - 2:02am
Bodies believed to be those of an international financier and his wife have been unearthed in Japan. Makoto Shimomi, 51, who reportedly runs a Liechtenstein-based investment fund, and Mie Shimomi, 48, disappeared after leaving their Tokyo home on December 7.30 Jan 2013 - 4:45am
A British grandmother convicted for smuggling cocaine into Bali yesterday filed an appeal against her death sentence. Lindsay Sandiford, 56, received the death penalty last week for smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth US$2.4 million into Indonesia last May.29 Jan 2013 - 6:32am
Visionary in land-resource planning
Ian L. McHarg, who for over three decades was an influential advocate and practitioner of ecological planning, would have plenty to advise Hong Kong about, were he still alive.23 Jan 2013 - 1:51am 3 comments
Ministers face Legco panels on policy address
Five panels of the Legislative Council - welfare services, public service, food safety and environmental hygiene, constitutional affairs, and health services - receive briefings by the relevant ministers on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address.
Official launch for Academy of Sinology21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am
Japan's foreign minister said his country's new government would join a treaty on child abductions, addressing one of the few rifts in relations with its main ally, the United States. Japan has not signed or ratified the 1980 Hague Convention, which requires the return of wrongfully held children to the countries where they usually live, but a previous left-leaning government had said it planned to do so.20 Jan 2013 - 2:57am
The rape of a young Indian medical student who subsequently died from her injuries unleashed heartfelt angry street demonstrations, especially from women who have suffered sexual abuse, along with much hand-wringing and crocodile tears from the authorities wishing the fuss would go away.12 Jan 2013 - 2:15am 1 comment
The lawyer representing three of the men charged with the gang-rape and murder of a medical student aboard a bus in New Delhi has blamed the woman and her male companion for the assault.
Manohar Lal Sharma said he had never heard of a "respected lady" being raped in India.10 Jan 2013 - 4:02am
A third suspect accused of fatally gang-raping a 23-year-old student in a moving bus in New Delhi last month will plead not guilty to all charges, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Advocate ML Sharma said he would file the plea on behalf of Ram Singh, the driver of the bus where the attack allegedly took place which has fuelled angry protests across India.9 Jan 2013 - 7:59pm
A Muslim woman will replace the former speaker of Singapore's parliament, who was forced to step down in a sex scandal. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would nominate Halimah Yacob, a minister of state, for the post when parliament sits next Monday. She will be the country's first female speaker. Halimah, 58, will replace Michael Palmer, 44, who abruptly resigned last month after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker.9 Jan 2013 - 3:52am