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Shocking 336% Rise In Child Rape Cases In India Since 2001

Shocking 336% Rise In Child Rape Cases In India Since 2001

As protests erupt against the sexual assault on a five-year-old girl in the capital, a report has revealed that child rape cases in India have witnessed 336% rise since 2001. NEW DELHI – Citing National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB) figures, the report by Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that 48,338 child rape cases […]

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Election Fever!

Election Fever!

Workers print banners of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections at a local press in Rawalpindi.

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Aamir Khan Featured On Time Magazine Cover

Aamir Khan Featured On Time Magazine Cover

WASHINGTON – Bollywood star Aamir Khan has been featured on one of the seven special covers of the Time magazine listing the world’s 100 most influential people. The list includes Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Delhi lawyer Vrinda Grover and California’s Indian-American attorney general Kamala Harris besides teenaged Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and U.S. President Barack […]

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Pakistani Teen Activist Malala To Give Her First Public Speech In New York

Pakistani Teen Activist Malala To Give Her First Public Speech In New York

LONDON – Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, who emerged as a global icon for women rights after being shot at by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, will give her first public speech in New York on her 16th birthday on July 12, a day that would now be marked as ‘Malala Day’. UN Special Envoy […]

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Delhi Police Has Gone Berserk, Says Supreme Court

Delhi Police Has Gone Berserk, Says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Thursday said Delhi Police has gone berserk as it took suo motu cognizance of a senior police officer slapping a young woman so hard that she began bleeding from the ear. The woman protesting against the rape of a five-year-old. “The Delhi Police Commissioner shall file an affidavit […]

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Surviving Alleged Boston Bomber Says He And His Brother Acted Alone, According To FBI

Surviving Alleged Boston Bomber Says He And His Brother Acted Alone, According To FBI

BOSTON -The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is assisting authorities and is in absolute shock that her husband and brother-in-law were accused of the deadly blasts, her lawyer said on Tuesday. “She cries a lot,” attorney Amato DeLuca said of Katherine Russell, 24, an American-born convert to Islam who was married to […]

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Bangladesh Factory Building Collapse Kills Over 80, Injures Hundreds

Bangladesh Factory Building Collapse Kills Over 80, Injures Hundreds

DHAKA – At least 80 people were killed and 700 others injured on Wednesday when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital. The Rana Plaza in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka, collapsed with rescue work being carried out to pull […]

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Legendary Math Wizard Shakuntala Devi Passes Away

Legendary Math Wizard Shakuntala Devi Passes Away

NEW DELHI – Legendary Mathematics wizard Shakuntala Devi, dubbed as the world’s fastest ‘human computer’ and who made complex mental calculations as a child prodigy, died at a hospital in Bangalore following respiratory problems. Devi, who has enthralled fans with her prowess for decades, was 83.”She passed away at Bangalore Hospital,” Shakuntala Devi Educational Foundation […]

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U.S. Senator Accuses Wipro, Infosys And TCS Of Abusing H-1B Visas

U.S. Senator Accuses Wipro, Infosys And TCS Of Abusing H-1B Visas

WASHINGTON –  Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies – TCS, Infosys and Wipro – of abusing the H-1B visa system. “There are some specific abuses of H-1B,” Senator Richard Durbin, said during a Congressional hearing on immigration reform by the powerful Senate Judiciary […]

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17 Indo-American Students Named Goldwater Scholars 2013

17 Indo-American Students Named Goldwater Scholars 2013

NEW YORK – 17 Indo-American students from various universities in the U.S. were recently named 2013 Goldwater Scholars, which will help them pursue their careers in fields such as math, science and engineering. The students who have been awarded with the Goldman scholarship 2013 are listed below- Ameen Barghi -University of Alabama at Birmingham Ritankar […]

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