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September 10, 2013

Four men convicted for last year’s brutal New Delhi rape/murder

  • 4 men convicted on all counts for the infamous, brutal rape and murder of a woman riding a bus in New Delhi, India last year. All four men could face the death penalty by hanging, with sentencing expected to be announced on Wednesday. source
20:15 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013

Men face murder charges in New Delhi gang-rape case

  • 5 men charged with murder for their alleged brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old female university student in New Delhi, India in December. The woman, who’s name was not released, died under hospital care of internal injuries, sparking a maelstrom of attention and protest from within India, as well as international media coverage. The five charged includes the driver of the bus on which the young woman was attacked, as well as his brother, who also worked for the bus company. source
22:27 // 1 year ago
December 28, 2012
breakingnews:

Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore
BBC News: The 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.

“The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added.
The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.

Follow updates on the story at Breaking News.
Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the gang rape of a student. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA via NBC News)

As we pointed out last week, the incident, which was widely-reported, led to mass protests in New Delhi, leading to calls for calm by the Indian government. This latest development is quite sad and worth keeping a close eye on.

breakingnews:

Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore

BBC NewsThe 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.

“The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added.

The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.

Follow updates on the story at Breaking News.

Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the gang rape of a student. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA via NBC News)

As we pointed out last week, the incident, which was widely-reported, led to mass protests in New Delhi, leading to calls for calm by the Indian government. This latest development is quite sad and worth keeping a close eye on.

17:16 // 1 year ago
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
July 31, 2012

Another day, another outage: India befallen again by shaky power grid

  • 370 million the number of people who lost power in Monday’s outage in India
  • 670 million the number of people who lost power in Tuesday’s outage source

» That’s half the country: Another huge chunk of India’s 1.2 billion people are working without power today after grids in more than a dozen states broke down. ”This is the second day that something like this has happened. I’ve given instructions that whoever overdraws power will be punished,” said Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who is trying to restore essential services such as mass transit.

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7:13 // 2 years ago
July 30, 2012

Massive Northern India power outage: Hundreds of millions fall off the grid

  • 370 million people without power in India in a blackout source

» Bigger than the entire U.S. and Canada population, combined: Northern India’s power grid apparently couldn’t handle all the people on it, so down it went early Monday morning. While roughly 60 percent of power has been restored, fans and air conditioners stopped working in 90-degree heat, and the city of New Delhi basically went dark. On the other hand, the annoyance wasn’t one that Indian residents had never experienced before — the country has fairly regular power outages, and backup generators are a way of life for hospitals and businesses.

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7:04 // 2 years ago