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Oct 29, 2013
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Uncompromising Kejriwal won’t support any party if Delhi gets hung assembly

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The Aam Aadmi Party has up-ended the calculations of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the race for control of New Delhi in one of five state assembly elections later this year.

Party leader Arvind Kejriwal is an uncompromising anti-corruption crusader who has tapped into a vein of urban anger after a string of breathtaking graft scandals.

Oct 29, 2013

Kejriwal, India’s ‘Common Man’, aims to sweep out the grand old parties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An upstart political party forged in the crucible of an anti-corruption movement that swept India two years ago was long dismissed as irrelevant and slightly eccentric.

But the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party has suddenly up-ended the calculations of mainstream parties in the race for control of the capital, Delhi, which goes to the polls in December and will set the stage for a national election due by May.

Oct 18, 2013

India, China near pact aimed at keeping lid on border tension

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching of confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas.

The border defense cooperation pact that diplomats are racing to finalize ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China next week is a small step forward in a complicated relationship marked by booming economic ties but also growing distrust.

Sep 13, 2013

Judge sentences Delhi rapists to die for ‘gruesome crime’

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – All four Indian men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi were sentenced to death on Friday, a decision the judge said sent a message to society that there can be no tolerance for such a savage crime.

Cheers went up from a crowd outside the Delhi court when lawyers rushed out to announce the sentence handed down for last December’s assault, which triggered furious protest across India and rare national debate about violence against women.

Sep 13, 2013

Four guilty of Delhi gang rape sentenced to death

NEW DELHI, Sept 13 (Reuters) – All four men convicted of
raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in Delhi were sentenced
to death on Friday, nine months after a crime whose savagery
triggered furious protests across India and rare national debate
about violence against women.

“Everybody got the death penalty,” defence lawyer A.P. Singh
told reporters outside the Delhi courtroom, where dozens of
police had formed a barricade to keep crowds back.

Sep 11, 2013

Prosecutors seek death for Delhi rapists, defence urges mercy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prosecutors demanded on Wednesday the death penalty for four men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist last December, saying it was important to send a signal to the country that such crimes would not be tolerated.

“The common man will lose faith in the judiciary if the harshest punishment is not given,” special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan told trial judge Yogesh Khanna, who will sentence the men on Friday.

Sep 11, 2013

Prosecutors call for death penalty in Delhi gang rape case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prosecutors demanded on Wednesday the death penalty for four men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist last December, saying it was important to send a signal to the country that such crimes would not be tolerated.

“The sentence which is appropriate is nothing short of death,” special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan told the court.

Sep 11, 2013

Prosecutors call for death penalty in Indian rape case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian prosecutors demanded on Wednesday the death penalty for four men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist last December, saying it was important to send a signal to the country that such crimes would not be tolerated.

“The sentence which is appropriate is nothing short of death,” special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan told the court.

Sep 10, 2013

Four men found guilty in landmark gang rape trial

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Four men were found guilty on Tuesday of the rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and her murder, closing a chapter on a crime that triggered protests and soul-searching about the treatment of women in India.

Arguments on sentencing are due to begin on Wednesday and all four could be hanged for the murder conviction, said V. K. Anand, the defence lawyer for one of the accused.

Sep 10, 2013

Four men found guilty in landmark Indian gang-rape trial

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Four men were found guilty on Tuesday of the rape of a woman on a bus in the Indian capital and her murder, closing a chapter on a crime that triggered protests and soul-searching about the treatment of women in India.

Arguments on sentencing are due to begin on Wednesday and all four could be hanged for the murder conviction, said V. K. Anand, the defense lawyer for one of the accused.