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India, Japan to cooperate in energy, telecoms

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shake hand as they exchange signed agreements during a meeting in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

India and Japan have signed agreements on cooperation in the energy and telecom sectors during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to New Delhi.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indian acid attack victims say new law is ignored

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 photo, a 30-year acid attack victim, name withheld on request, looks into the camera as she sits in the office of the Indian NGO Stop Acid Attacks, in New Delhi, India. Victims of acid attacks are pressing the Indian government to do more to prevent such violence, saying a new law aimed at restricting the sale of dangerous is being ignored. Highly concentrated acids are readily available in India for use as household and industrial cleaners. AP

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

17 drown during religious festival in India

Devotees gather by the banks of the River Yamuna to immerse statues of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. AP

Rescuers say they have found 17 bodies of Hindu devotees who were swept away in the Yamuna River during a religious festival in the Indian capital.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court verdict in Indian gang rape case next week

In this Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, protesters gather outside the Indian Presidential Palace during a protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi, India. A fast-track court said Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, it will give a verdict next week in the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of the woman on a New Delhi bus last year. AP

NEW DELHI — A fast-track court will issue a verdict next week in the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a moving bus in New Delhi last year.   Judge Yogesh Khanna concluded hearings Tuesday after defense and prosecution lawyers completed their final arguments.   [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Afghans flee to India, but life remains tough

In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, an Afghan refugee stands outside a shop where he works, selling traditional Afghan flatbread in Kasturba Niketan in New Delhi, India. There were more than 18,000 Afghan refugees in India as of December 2011, according to the foreign ministry. It is unclear how many more unregistered Afghans are living here as well. In 2012, India said it would issue long-term visas and work permits for all legal refugees in the country, coveted documents that would give them access to good jobs and education. AP

Sharifa Jan fled Afghanistan for India last year when the Taliban killed her husband and threatened her six children. New Delhi’s chaos baffled her but the city also provided a safe haven.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran: Quake kills at least 40 near Pakistan border

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Iranian state TV says at least 40 people have been killed by a major earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suspects to appear at India gang rape hearing

V.K. Anand, lawyer for one of the accused, gestures as he speaks to the journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the accused in a gang rape are to be tried, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Police badly beat the five suspects arrested in the brutal gang rape and killing of a young woman on a New Delhi bus, the lawyer for one of the men said Thursday, accusing authorities of tampering with evidence in the case that has transfixed India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

The cases of five men charged in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus were expected to be shifted to a fast-track court at a hearing Monday, defense lawyers said.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6 arrested in new rape of a bus passenger in India

Gita Ganeshan, a 52-year-old bank worker, speaks to the Associated Press in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Ganeshan moved to New Delhi with her husband four years ago to protect their oldest daughter after she was attacked in the Indian capital, where she was studying. AP

Police say six men have been arrested in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a deadly attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New gang-rape revelations stir anger on Delhi streets

Indian women carry their children as they march during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Claims of police incompetence and public apathy stirred new anger in the Delhi gang-rape case on Saturday after the boyfriend of the victim recounted details of the savage attack for the first time.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 men charged with murder in New Delhi gang rape

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In this image taken from video obtained from Network 1 News and Information Syndicate (NNIS), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Bikram Singh Brahma, center, a leader of India's ruling Congress party, has his shirt torn off by women in the village of Santipur, India, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Police said Brahma was visiting the village of Santipur on the Bhutan border when he entered a woman's house and raped her at 2 a.m. In a sign that attitudes might be changing since the rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, police have arrested Brahma. AP FILE PHOTO

Five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through India’s capital were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indian gang-rape student ‘fighting for her life’

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An Indian student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi was “fighting for her life” after suffering a significant brain injury, the Singapore hospital treating her said Friday.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PAL junks direct flights to New Delhi from Manila

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has halted direct flights to New Delhi from Manila, less than a year since the route was announced, citing the lack of demand from local travelers.

Posted: December 27th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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