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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.

Sep 6, 2013

India Inc wants Narendra Modi as country’s next PM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Nearly three-quarters of Indian business leaders believe the government has mismanaged the economy and want Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi to lead the country after an election due by May next year, according to an opinion poll published on Friday.

With India’s 80-year-old Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expected to step aside, only 7 percent of 100 chief executive officers surveyed for the Economic Times/Nielsen poll backed the ruling Congress party’s Rahul Gandhi for the premiership.

Sep 6, 2013

India’s big business want Modi to be next PM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - Nearly three-quarters of Indian business leaders believe the government has mismanaged the economy and want opposition leader Narendra Modi to lead the country after an election due by May next year, according to an opinion poll published on Friday.

With India’s 80-year-old Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expected to step aside, only 7 percent of 100 chief executive officers surveyed for the Economic Times/Nielsen poll backed the ruling Congress party’s Rahul Gandhi for the premiership.

Sep 2, 2013

India’s crisis within a crisis; FM fights on two fronts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Late last month, with their doors shut to the mounting market panic outside as investors fled the country, India’s cabinet ministers gathered to give final approval to a cheap food scheme for the poor.

It was hardly a difficult decision for a government that needs to shore up its sagging popularity before elections due by next May. But officials familiar with the discussion say there was one dissenting voice over what is now destined to become one of the world’s largest welfare programmes.

Sep 1, 2013

Insight: India’s crisis within a crisis; finance minister fights on two fronts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Late last month, with their doors shut to the mounting market panic outside as investors fled the country, India’s cabinet ministers gathered to give final approval to a cheap food scheme for the poor.

It was hardly a difficult decision for a government that needs to shore up its sagging popularity before elections due by next May. But officials familiar with the discussion say there was one dissenting voice over what is now destined to become one of the world’s largest welfare programs.

Sep 1, 2013

India’s crisis within a crisis; finance minister fights on two fronts

NEW DELHI, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Late last month, with their
doors shut to the mounting market panic outside as investors
fled the country, India’s cabinet ministers gathered to give
final approval to a cheap food scheme for the poor.

It was hardly a difficult decision for a government that
needs to shore up its sagging popularity before elections due by
next May. But officials familiar with the discussion say there
was one dissenting voice over what is now destined to become one
of the world’s largest welfare programmes.

Aug 27, 2013

India’s ruling party president Sonia Gandhi returns from hospital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sonia Gandhi, the president of India’s ruling Congress party who is widely seen as the country’s most powerful politician, was back home from hospital on Tuesday after she took ill during a marathon parliament debate, officials said.

Gandhi, 66, was led limping out of the lower house on Monday evening by her son and colleagues, and then taken by car to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in New Delhi.

Aug 27, 2013

India’s Gandhi back home from hospital

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – - Sonia Gandhi, the president
of India’s ruling Congress party who is widely seen as the
country’s most powerful politician, was back home from hospital
on Tuesday after she took ill during a marathon parliament
debate, officials said.

Gandhi, 66, was led limping out of the lower house on Monday
evening by her son and colleagues, and then taken by car to the
All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in New Delhi.