Quantcast
Home » Topics » india (Page 4)

Outrage in India after New Delhi rapist gets meager 3 year sentence

India’s opposition said Sunday it would seek tougher punishments for juveniles after the first verdict in the New Delhi gang-rape case saw a teenager sentenced to three years’ detention, sparking widespread anger. The rape and murder of a 23-year-old student by six attackers on a moving bus last December sparked…

India’s Sonia Gandhi seeks support for law to banish hunger

India’s ruling party chief Sonia Gandhi urged lawmakers Monday to support a new 18-billion-dollar scheme to provide cheap food to the poor, saying it would help banish hunger from the country. After days of unruly scenes in parliament, MPs finally agreed Monday to debate the Food Security Bill — a…

India police arrest five men over gang-rape of photographer

Mumbai police Sunday arrested the fifth and final member of a gang suspected of raping a photographer, a crime that reignited anger about women’s safety in India following a similar attack last year. The latest arrest came as the victim’s family urged the nation, including the media, to continue to…

Legislative leader pushes to fight hunger with subsidized grain for 70 percent of India’s population

India’s ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday launched a landmark public food scheme for hundreds of millions of people, declaring it would banish hunger and be free of corruption. Gandhi told hundreds of cheering supporters that 800 million Indians would benefit from the scheme, aimed at fighting endemic…

Anti-superstition rationalist shot dead in India

A leading Indian rationalist, who was campaigning for a law to eradicate superstition in a country famed for its mystics and gurus, was shot dead on Tuesday, police said. Two gunmen on motorbikes fired at Narendra Dabholkar, a medical doctor who had faced accusations of being anti-religion, as he was…

Declassified intelligence report reveals U.S.-India Cold War era cooperation on U2 spy missions

A declassified American intelligence report on the use of U-2 spy planes has shed new light on cooperation between the United States and India during the Cold War. The document traced the role of the US in monitoring Chinese incursions into India, at the request of New Delhi, which enjoyed…

6 Indian men get life in prison for rape, robbery of Swiss tourist

Six men accused in the gang-rape and robbery of a 39-year-old Swiss woman cyclist holidaying in India were sentenced to life terms Saturday by a court in central India. “All the accused have been convicted and we are satisfied with the judgement,” said the public prosecutor in the case, Rajendra…

Workplace smoking bans and cigarette taxes could save 9 million lives in India

Banning smoking in the workplace and levying a tobacco tax could prevent more than nine million deaths from cardiovascular disease in India over the next decade, according to a US study. In India, smoking is blamed for the deaths of one in five men, and one in three people report…

Are telegrams dead?

ON JULY 15th India will become the latest country to shut down its official telegram service. The first message sent by telegraph in India was in 1850, and the direct descendant of that service is now in the hands of BSNL, a state-run telecoms operator…   [Antique Morse Key (c…

Indian economy slows after decade of growth

India announces growth figures for its full financial year on Friday which are expected to show the once-booming South Asian economy expanded at its slowest pace in a decade in 2012/13. Low business confidence, slumping investment, high inflation and weak export demand from Western countries are blamed for the bleak…

Google+