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December 23, 2012
Anti-rape protests put pressure on Indian government: On December 16, a 23-year-old medical student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in the country’s capital, New Delhi. This weekend, strong protests have risen up in reaction, with thousands filling the streets in response. In response to the protests, which have faced police retaliation (see water cannons used in video above), Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised tough action. ”We will make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety to all women in this country,” he said. “I appeal to all concerned citizens to maintain peace and calm.”
19:55 // 1 year ago
April 25, 2011
A controversial but widely-admired spiritual figure: As many as 200,000 people have gone to visit Sathya Sai Baba since he died yesterday, and numerous prominent figures appear to be on the guest list — including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and star Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. This is a man who inspired such strong feelings that the co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe recently donated $108 million dollars for a hospital in Sai Baba’s name. But as he would not undergo scientific tests to prove his miracles were real, he scored many critics. Either way, he was widely revered. (photo via PTI) source
10:29 // 2 years ago