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Dec 29, 2012
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Delhi gang rape victim dies: elsewhere on the web


 The 23-year-old woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from the prime minister that social change is needed.

Bracing for a new wave of protests, authorities deployed thousands of policemen, closed 10 metro stations and banned vehicles from some main roads in the heart of New Delhi, where demonstrators have converged since the attack to demand improved women’s rights. Hundreds of people staged peaceful protests at two locations on Saturday morning.

Dec 27, 2012
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Abhijit Mukherjee’s foot-in-mukh moment steals spotlight from rape cases


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India is angry. India is protesting. Rallies continue in New Delhi after the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl on Dec. 16. The rapes continue too. On Wednesday night, three men reportedly raped a 42-year-old woman and dumped her in South Delhi. There are more cases being reported every day.

Dec 18, 2012
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Delhi rape case and the need to revamp policing


“My father has called me 15 times since yesterday,” a colleague told me today as New Delhi recovers from the shock of a woman being assaulted, gang-raped and thrown off a bus on Sunday night.

There were more comments from women on my Facebook feed: “It is a scary thought to go out for dinner at 9:15 pm”; “Men on Delhi streets can literally rape you with words … met one giggling a** just now. Felt like picking a stone and hitting it right where it all starts from …”

Dec 3, 2012
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Media in India: fine line between regulation and freedom


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If you are a journalist in India or have been around people who work in the field, you might have heard these comments:

Nov 26, 2012
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India’s political advertising goofs: sometimes they’re just mistakes


Whenever anything happens in India, anything at all, you will find someone on Twitter muttering with suspicion about how it was a political conspiracy. What for? Votes, power, money, the usual. Nobody seems to be able to accept the idea that people sometimes just goof up, that cluelessness trumps deceit and a desire to irk other people.

It’s not like there is no evidence for this simple, if inelegant explanation. Look at the cabinet reshuffle this past October, when Minister of State Lalchand Kataria’s induction in the defence ministry was put on hold after confusion over names in the final list.

Nov 20, 2012
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Heat guaranteed in parliament’s winter session


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It is getting colder by the day in New Delhi but the winter session of parliament, which starts on Thursday, promises to be a heated one.

Oct 31, 2012
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Narendra Modi, why shoot yourself in the foot?


I usually don’t spend too much time contemplating the bizarre pronouncements, snide comments and muddy slings of India’s political figures.

I’m talking about:

- The village elders who consider themselves the law, declaring that Indian girls should marry young to avoid getting raped.

Oct 11, 2012
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Kejriwal needs different approach to win hearts and votes


The Arvind Kejriwal-Robert Vadra faceoff has finally reached the place where it should be — in court instead of in the press.

An activist named Nutan Thakur filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Allahabad High Court on Oct. 9, and it has now been admitted. The government must respond within three weeks. Thakur wants the court to explore allegations by social activist Kejriwal that Vadra, son-in-law of Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi, has been involved in shady land deals.

Oct 6, 2012
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The news this weekend: LPG, Kejriwal, toilets, politicians… and Somali pirates


It’s shaping up as a busy weekend for India’s politicians…

The price of LPG — liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, or cooking gas — has risen 11.42 rupees per cylinder because dealers are getting higher commissions. TV channels attacked the government because this “shocker” comes right after the imposition of a cap on subsidized cylinder sales was imposed.

Bharatiya Janata Party politician Smriti Irani said the party will hold a nation-wide protest on Oct. 12, saying the higher prices are “anti-women”. This is presumably because they do more of the daily cooking than men, whose potential inversely proportional waistline shrinkage could be in their favour.

Oct 3, 2012

MFs favour construction, financials: Reuters Poll

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Fund managers have responded quickly to New Delhi’s economic reform drive, selling expensive consumer stocks in favour of the construction-related shares they expect to benefit most from new government initiatives to bolster India’s sagging infrastructure, a Reuters poll showed.

Fund managers are also increasing their allocations to financial companies on expectations the central bank will lower interest rates after India recently announced fiscal and economic reforms, the survey found.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. He writes on a range of topics but focusses on India's healthcare space. After joining Reuters in July 2008, he spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the India edition. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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