Category: India

WORLD – Second teenager allegedly raped and set ablaze within days in India

JHARKHAND – A second teenage girl is reported to have been raped and set on fire in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, just days after a 16-year-old was similarly attacked in the same state. It is the latest in a series of brutal crimes against women across India in recent months that have sparked […]

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WORLD – More than 110 killed by high-intensity dust storms in India

NEW DELHI – Fierce winds and lightning strikes created by a powerful dust storm have killed around 110 people and injured hundreds more in northwestern India since late Wednesday, according to local authorities. In the state of Rajasthan, at least 35 people died and more than 200 were injured after winds downed more than 8,000 […]

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INDIA – Indian women’s commissioner push for stricter laws for rape

New Delhi – The head of Delhi’s Commission for Women (DCW) is staging an indefinite hunger strike to push for stricter laws for rape in India, including the death penalty, after a series of horrific attacks on young girls. Swati Maliwal, chairwoman of the DCW, has been refusing food since April 13, as protests flared […]

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INDIA – eight-month-old baby raped in india

DELHI – An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her injuries as “horrific”. […]

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INDIA – India urges private sector to report sex pests after #MeToo

MUMBAI – Amid global efforts to crack down on sex harassment in the work place, India is reaching out to women in the private sector, urging them to report sex pests via an online portal previously restricted to government staff. Activists dismissed the change, saying a portal would not stamp out sexism at work, be […]

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