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India Gang-Rape Trial Begins

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of five men accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year old student in New Delhi has begun in a fast-track court for crimes against women. The start of the trial on Monday was delayed by more than an hour as defense lawyers argued that it should be open to the […]

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India’s Supreme Court to Hear Plea to Shift Venue of Rape Trial

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea requesting a change of venue for the trial for one of the six men accused in the brutal rape and murder of a woman last month in New Delhi. The New Delhi court said Monday it would agree to consider the request Tuesday. The lawyer for […]

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India Rape Case Fast-Tracked

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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In India, the case against five men accused of gang-raping a woman who died of her injuries has been sent to a special fast-track court. A magistrate in New Delhi announced Thursday that the first hearing in the case will be January 21st. A sixth suspect is under 18 and will be tried separately in […]

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Millions of Hindus Flock to the Ganges

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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A million Hindus plunged into the freezing waters of the holy Ganges River Monday, marking the beginning of the world’s largest religious festival. The Kumbh Mela festival, held every 12 years in the Indian town of Allahabad, will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over the next 55 days to take a ritual bath […]

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India Orders ‘Aggressive’ Response to Any Kashmir Firing

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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India’s army chief says he has ordered his commanders to deliver an “aggressive” response to any firing from Pakistani forces in disputed Kashmir. General Bikram Singh said Monday that he expects his troops to fire back if they are provoked by Pakistani forces. Singh’s comments were made ahead of a meeting Monday between Indian and […]

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India Police Arrest Six in Another Gang Rape Case

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India say they have arrested six men accused of raping a woman after abducting her on a passenger bus, weeks after a similar gang rape of a female student shocked the nation. Authorities say the 29-year-old victim was the only passenger on the bus as she was travelling to her village in northern […]

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Pakistan: Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s army says Indian troops have shot and killed a Pakistani soldier, the third cross-border incident reported in the disputed Kashmir region in recent days. The army says the soldier was killed Thursday as a result of “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on a Pakistani military outpost. The shooting came amid a rise in tensions […]

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India Rape Lawyer Alleges Evidence Tampering, Coercion

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for three suspects arrested for a brutal gang rape trial in India says his clients will plead not guilty and he alleges that police used force to gain confessions from them. M.L. Sharma spoke to reporters Thursday on the way to a closed-door hearing in New Delhi. He says police manipulated the evidence […]

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India Lodges Protest with Pakistan over Soldiers’ Killing

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan denies involvement. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that India conveyed to Pakistan in very strong terms its concern about Tuesday’s incident. India said the bodies of […]

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India Lodges Strong Protest with Pakistan over Soldiers’ Killing

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan denies involvement. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that India conveyed to Pakistan in very strong terms its concern about Tuesday’s incident. India said the bodies of […]

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