Prosecutors sought the death sentence Wednesday for four men convicted over the “diabolical” gang rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus as the judge set sentencing for later this week.
An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday of the gang rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus in a crime that sickened the nation and led to new laws to tackle endemic sex crime.
Thousands of troops have been dispatched to restore peace in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state where 28 people were killed in weekend Hindu-Muslim clashes, police said Monday.
Indian lawmakers have passed a long-promised bill to ban manual cleaning of toilet waste by workers who are seen as the “ultimate untouchables” under the country's ancient Hindu caste-hierarchy.
A protest erupted Saturday after Indian police said they killed two alleged militants and two civilians in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, while authorities maintained tight security for a classical music concert being staged amid separatist objections.
Indian troops stepped up security in disputed Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Saturday, ahead of a concert to be held later in the day by celebrated conductor Zubin Mehta.
The Pension Bill, which provides for investment of funds in equity market and opens the sector to at least 26 percent FDI was Wednesday passed by India's Lok Sabha (Lower House), with the Congress and the main opposition joining hands.
An Indian court on Wednesday denied bail to a popular spiritual guru charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl at a religious retreat, officials said.
India plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a US$20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.
India's currency slid sharply Tuesday and the share market crashed nearly 3.5 percent in another major sell-off caused by uncertainty in the Middle East and a new gloomy economic forecast by Goldman Sachs.