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Crude bomb found near home of Delhi rape suspect


Indian police arrested a man on Tuesday as he tried to plant a crude bomb near the home of one of the suspects in the New Delhi gang-rape case as a backlash against widespread sex crimes gathered steam.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Critics say Indian law on teenage sex ‘regressive’

Indian schoolgirls ride bicycles in Bihar state. The Indian parliament approved in May 2012 a new law that if approved by the president raises the age of consent for sex to 18 from 16. Some children’s rights activists are criticizing this as out of step with social changes.  AP PHOTO/PRASHANT RAVI

India is raising the age of consent for sex to 18 under a new law seen by some children’s rights activists as being out of step with social changes and open to abuse.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Delhi High Court ‘terror’ bomb kills 11


NEW DELHI—A powerful bomb hidden in a briefcase ripped through a crowd outside New Delhi’s High Court on Wednesday, killing 11 people and injuring 76, many of them petitioners waiting for legal hearings. The device was placed near an entrance gate reception area, where more than 100 people were queuing for passes to the court […]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indians to protest sexual violence with Slut Walk


NEW DELHI – Demonstrators in India’s capital were due to hold the country’s first “Slut Walk” on Sunday to protest at an alarming rise in sexual assault cases and the growing sense of insecurity among women. Hundreds were expected to attend the rally in New Delhi organized by 19-year-old journalism student Umang Sabarwal, who says […]

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »