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93 women are being raped in India every day, NCRB data show

If one goes by the latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), every day 93 women are being raped in the country. According to NCRB data, there is a gradual increase in the number of rapes reported in India - from 24,923 in 2012 to 33,707 in 2013. Despite of several protests after Nirbhaya incident in New Delhi, the national capital continuous to be the unsafe city in the country. The number of rapes in Delhi has almost doubled from...

Fourth Indian woman hanged in weeks

Fourth Indian woman hanged in weeks

A 19-year-old woman has been found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the third such case in a month in Uttar Pradesh state. The body was found in the Moradabad area, three hours' drive from Delhi. Her family told police she was raped. A post mortem examination is under way. Another...

UN condemns gang-rape, murder of 2 Indian girls

UN condemns gang-rape, murder of 2 Indian girls

The United Nations (UN) on Monday condemned the gruesome gang-rape and murder of two teenage sisters in Badaun in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and made an appeal for justice for the victims. Terming the incident as “horrendous crime,” the UN reportedly said that citizens should be protected by law, reports Zee News. Stephane...

India to set up rape crisis cell

Outrage grew in India yesterday over two shocking rape cases as the new government said it was planning to set up a special crisis cell to ensure justice for victims of sex attacks. On Thursday it emerged that two teenagers from a low caste had been found hanging from a tree after being gang-raped in their village. A day later police said the father of the chief suspect in another rape case had savagely attacked the mother of his son's...

All gang rape suspects held: India police

All gang rape suspects held: India police

Police in India say they have now arrested all suspects in connection with the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins. Three suspected attackers have been detained, along with two policemen accused of dereliction of duty and criminal conspiracy. The girls, who belonged to a low caste, were found hanged from a tree in...

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

There is outrage over police inaction in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree. The father of one victim said he was ridiculed by policemen when he sought help in finding his missing daughter. He said when the policemen found out...

Congress's Polls Debacle

'Secular' gamble did not work

'Secular' gamble did not work

There is a common saying in Indian politics that the road to Delhi goes through Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 seats. The Narendra Modi wave was so powerful in Uttar Pradesh that it blurred the deeply-entrenched caste divides and loyalties of the state which have traditionally played a crucial role in winning votes. Despite a...

Indian Elections End Today

Last spell focuses on Modi, Kejriwal

After months of a highly-charged campaign, polling in India's marathon national elections comes to a close today with an estimated 95 million people expected to exercise their franchise in 41 constituencies. The focus in today's exercise will of course be the 18 seats in the crucial eastern part of Uttar Pradesh where the electoral fate of 328 candidates, including BJP's Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will be decided. The mother of...

Lok Sabha war heats up

Lok Sabha war heats up

With 29 former chief ministers, one serving chief minister and a former prime minister in the poll fray, the 16th Lok Sabha elections simply don't get bigger than this. The country is now over halfway through its nine days of voting for a new parliament in the world's biggest ever election. Narendra Modi, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate for prime minister, has been wooing voters with promises to rouse India's economy from its slowest growth in a decade and create jobs for its booming young population. In the latest large opinion poll, taken in the first week of April, the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow...

BJP gaining ground as polling advances

BJP gaining ground as polling advances

Quarter of India's 815 million voters voted on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines. The country is now over halfway through its nine days of voting for a new parliament in the world's biggest ever election. Narendra Modi, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate for prime minister, has been wooing voters with promises to rouse India's economy from its slowest growth in a decade and create jobs for its booming young population. A decision by the Election Commission to reprimand a senior Modi aide,...

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