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May 14, 2013

“Coal Mafia” stokes India’s power crisis

DHANBAD (Reuters) – Seven shots rang out at a wedding reception in this sooty city in eastern India, and Suresh Singh, India’s “Coal King”, fell fatally wounded.

He was a wealthy coal trader, a politician and, police say, a crime boss. At the time of the shooting, Singh had 14 criminal charges against him, including one for homicide. His career and murder are emblematic of one of India’s most nagging economic problems: the corruption that cripples the crucial coal industry.

May 14, 2013

Special Report- ‘Coal Mafia’ stokes India’s power crisis

DHANBAD, India (Reuters) – Seven shots rang out at a wedding reception in this sooty city in eastern India, and Suresh Singh, India’s “Coal King”, fell fatally wounded.

He was a wealthy coal trader, a politician and, police say, a crime boss. At the time of the shooting, Singh had 14 criminal charges against him, including one for homicide. His career and murder are emblematic of one of India’s most nagging economic problems: the corruption that cripples the crucial coal industry.

May 8, 2013

Government meddled in CBI probe, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court accused the government on Wednesday of interfering in a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the allocation of commercial coalfields, in a damning indictment of political control over India’s top law enforcement agency.

The finding was a new blow for a government battered by a seemingly unending series of corruption scandals, and overshadowed a rare election victory for the ruling party in Karnataka.

May 8, 2013

Top court says Indian government meddled in graft investigation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court accused the government on Wednesday of interfering in a police investigation into the allocation of commercial coalfields, in a damning indictment of political control over India’s top law enforcement agency.

The finding was a new blow for a government battered by a seemingly unending series of corruption scandals, and overshadowed a rare election victory for the ruling party in the southern state of Karnataka.

May 8, 2013

State election win a rare boost for India’s battered ruling party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling Congress party was set for a resounding election victory in the southern state of Karnataka on Wednesday, early results showed, a rare win the party hopes will put the wind in its sails ahead of general elections.

Election commission results showed the centre-left Congress leading in 113 of 223 seats after Sunday’s vote, ousting the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after five years of rule marred by scandal.

May 8, 2013

Karnataka win a rare boost for battered Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress was set for a resounding election victory in Karnataka on Wednesday, early results showed, a rare win the party hopes will put the wind in its sails ahead of general elections.

Election commission results showed the centre-left Congress leading in 113 of 223 seats after Sunday’s vote, ousting the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after five years of rule marred by scandal.

Apr 22, 2013

Second arrest made after India child rape but anger at police rises

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police arrested a second man on Monday in connection with the rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, but that was not enough to halt protests at perceived police incompetence and corruption.

Neighbors say the child was abducted on Monday last week in an alley outside her home in a cramped lower middle-class neighborhood and kept captive by two men in the basement of the same building. They say they found her two days later after hearing her cries.

Apr 21, 2013

Protests build in New Delhi after child rape

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Angry crowds demonstrated in the capital on Saturday after a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped, tortured and kept in captivity for 40 hours, reviving memories of last December’s brutal assault on a woman that shook the country.

Police arrested a man they accuse of the attack from Bihar, and brought him back to New Delhi for interrogation. Doctors say the girl suffered severe injuries and bruising, including to her neck and genitalia.

Apr 20, 2013

Indian police arrest suspect for rape of 5-year-old as protests build up

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the headquarters of Delhi police on Saturday after a five year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured, reviving memories of a brutal December assault on a woman that shook the country.

Police arrested a man they accuse of the attack from the eastern state of Bihar, and he was being brought to Delhi for interrogation. Doctors say the girl suffered severe injuries and bruising all over her body including her neck and genitalia.

Apr 20, 2013

Suspect arrested for rape of 5-year-old; protests build up

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the headquarters of Delhi police on Saturday after a five year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured, reviving memories of a brutal December assault on a woman that shook the country.

Police arrested a man they accuse of the attack from Bihar, and he was being brought to Delhi for interrogation. Doctors say the girl suffered severe injuries and bruising all over her body including her neck and genitalia.