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Six women gang-raped at gunpoint in Bihar

Six women in India were gang raped by three men at gun-point. IANS Patna – Six women have been allegedly gang-raped... (more...)

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New study suggests building toilets alone won’t solve Indian sanitation woes

An Indian community has pledged not to get their girls married in homes that don’t have toilets. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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One kidnapper, five rapists executed in Afghanistan

Nooses hang at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of Kabul on October 8, 2014. Five Afghan men were hanged on October... (more...)

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad.    A screaming woman locked in a van sparks scant reaction from passersby in a social experiment in New Delhi, June 13, 2014 as India once again faces up to a series of gruesome rapes and murders.  Experts and activists said the video posted on YouTube pointed to a general apathy in India about violence against women despite outrage in some quarters over the gang-rape and lynching of two girls in the country's north. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

Woman raped by Delhi landlord for years finally rescued

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape... (more...)

B.C. courts

Not recognizing marital rape in India as an offence is hypocrisy in law, judge says

“Non-recognition of marital rape in our nation set upon the bedrock of equality is gross double standard and hypocrisy... (more...)

Marriage

Indian community pledges not to get their daughters married in homes without toilets

An Indian community has pledged not to get their girls married in homes that don’t have toilets. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty... (more...)

India-rape

India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI A police station in Ahmedabad has installed an automated machine to register peoples complaints... (more...)

In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

Minor rape victim asked to slap the accused five times and settle matter

In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape... (more...)

Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses... (more...)

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Indian minister refers to Dec. 16 fatal gang rape as “small incident” that hurt tourism

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Six Indian brides leave in-laws’ homes over lack of toilets

Six Indian brides left their marital homes over lack of toilets rather than walk to the fields everyday to relieve themselves.... (more...)

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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

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