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‘Mere laws will not help. This country needs a social transformation’
Forced labour, ‘child sex tours’: how slavery thrives in India: "Hampered by government corruption, India does not fully comply with minimum US standards to combat modern-day slavery,"
Dawn - Maoists kill six police in central India: "The Maoist movement, which began in 1967, feeds off land disputes, police brutality and corruption, and is strongest in the poorest and most deprived areas of India."
Three fresh cases of rape in Uttar Pradesh: "A 10-year-old dalit girl was gangraped and burnt alive while another minor from the community and a mentally challenged teenager were sexually assaulted in fresh rape cases in UP"
Five securitymen killed, 6 injured in Chhattisgarh Maoist attacks: "Maoists on Sunday blew up a police vehicle in a landmine blast and ambushed BSF personnel killing five securitymen and injuring six others in two separate attacks"
Girl with 91% faked OBC papers, three arrested: "A Delhi University aspirant, who scored more than 91 per cent in her Class XII Board exams, resorted to acquiring a fake certificate for special quota as her marks were not good enough to admit her to Hans Raj College.", "“Most of these students are from top-notch schools and they paid anywhere between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 5 lakh for the fake certificates."
Industrialist stoned to death in Bhagalpur
Human Smears Poor Andhra villagers now victims of clinical drug trials
UP: 14-year old girl raped at gunpoint
Wheat goes waste in Punjab, Haryana
Puttaparthi traders demand state takeover of Sai trust: "traders in this bustling pilgrim town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district Saturday observed a shutdown to protest suspected irregularities committed by the trust members."
Orissa: Dalit MP denied entry in temple
Uttar Pradesh shames nation with two more rape cases: "Uttar Pradesh had witnessed a spate of rape cases early this week, prompting the Union home ministry to seek a report from the state government on the prevailing law and order situation in the state."
A cop who stuck on in Puttaparthi for 4 decades: "A classic example of the say that the Sathya Sai Baba Trust has in the police postings in Anantapur district is B Narsimhulu , who was DSP of Puttaparthi till last Wednesday.", "Narasimhulu was sub-inspector when violence rocked Prasanthi Nilayam in 1993. Four young boys were gunned down by the cops inside the baba's abode and it is not clear to this date as to what triggered the violence and why were the boys killed.""
South Mumbai bungalow sold for record Rs 350 crore
Orissa peon found to possess properties worth a crore: "The crorepati peon, Jaga Rao Reddy, of Sabaradeipeta village under Jarda police station, was arrested by vigilance police on Thursday for allegedly amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. "
India's super rich club 12th largest in the world
Gurgaon: Man burnt alive for killing sarpanch
Should Sathya Sai Trust come clean with its assets?
Tamil Nadu: 300 arrested for caste discrimination: "Those arrested were trying to stop a bus from entering a low caste village, that houses 500 Dalit families."
70-year-old beaten up, force-fed acid
Sai’s secret services: "First it was Sai and the chamber of secrets, now a devotee Isaac Tigrett promises an even greater secret, that he is the living will of the pasha of Puttaparthi. "
Andhra govt to probe Sai Baba trust's finances
IIPM sues Caravan, Google, Penguin for Rs 50 cr: "The article, titled “Sweet Smell of Success: How Arindam Chaudhuri Made a Fortune Off the Aspirations—and Insecurities—of India’s Middle Classes”", "‘for number of students enrolled between 1 to 24, the compensation would be 75,000 per student …[and] for anyone who crosses the 25 students mark, the compensation would be 90,000 per student…[and] for anyone who crosses the 50 student mark, the compensation would be 1,25,000 per student”"
4 Naxals sentenced to death for killing 20 people: "Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi's son Anup was among the 20 villagers who were gunned down while watching a cultural programme"
Mumbai: teen gangraped at railway station: "A 17-year-old girl was gangraped at the Kalyan railway station"
Kerala CM promises action after minor girl sexually abused by 100 men
Five rapes in 24 hours stir UP
Gobindpur villagers observe 'Black day' to protest Posco deal
‘Some auto drivers will never learn’: "Commuters can register a complaint against auto drivers using a 24-hour helpline", "This helpline number (25588444/25588555), which has been in existence for the past three years, automatically records the complaint and those at the helpline counter are constantly monitoring and screening all the calls that are coming in."
Crime against women peaks in UP, 5 cases of rape in two days: "a 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and burnt alive by three persons in Nidhauli area last night. "
BBC - Indian woman gang raped and set alight in Uttar Pradesh: "The girl's parents alleged that she was raped and murdered and that the police had offered them a bribe to keep quiet."
Pastor's wife accuses husband of sexually exploiting minors
98 kg gold, Rs.12 crore cash found in Sathya Sai Baba's chamber
End manual scavenging in six months, PM tells states
Desis home in on London in clusters: "Wealthy Indians are keeping the family bonhomie alive in the heart of London, buying not one but a cluster of houses or apartments for themselves, their children and small teams of personal staff."
Three Tihar inmates appear in civil services exam: "In 2009, a convict in a rape case had appeared for the civil services examination for the first time and was set free by the court after he qualified. "
K'taka marks-for-money: no exam re-evaluation: "Students paid Rs 1 lakh to evaluating officers to change their marks during re-evaluation."
Student scores 85%, but hangs herself
In Jharkhand, 72% fail Class 12 Science, even Minister’s children: "Among the students who failed — the results came in three days ago — are the son and daughter of state Human Resource Minister Baidhnath Ram. "
Delhi University admission: Finally, the 100% cutoff is here
Gurgaon: Woman resists rape, thrown out of car
Power failure forces halt of Metro trains; commuters stranded
4 killed in Mumbai for staring at goons
10 security personnel killed in Naxal attack
Spurt in farmer suicides in Bundelkhand
Father kills 18-year-old daughter in Hisar: "The accused killed his daughter Ritu as he was opposed to her relationship with a boy."
One die as 27 Passengers on Roof Top of bus touches high voltage wire
Child labour generates Rs 1.2 lakh crore black money a year!: "there were around six crore child labourers in the country who assumingly work for approximately 200 days in a year on an average cost of Rs 15 per child per day"
Corruption eats into PDS grain in Maoist corridor: "For the last five years, he has allegedly diverted a big portion of grain to markets in Orissa and Andhra, selling it illegally, depriving the poor of grain."
Army sets its footprint in Naxal-infested Bastar
Underworld is regrouping: Former Mumbai CP
Maharashtra: 9 female foetuses found in drain
MiD DAY crime editor J Dey shot dead in Mumbai: ""He used to report about underworld activities apart from major issues related to crime in the city"
Indian women in US go for sex selection to have sons: "women who carried a female foetus said they were subject to varying degrees of verbal and physical abuse"
Man throws his kids into well before killing self
Karnataka - Some state engineering colleges mired in apathy
Mafia slayings in Asansol - Bike gang guns down three: "A 15-member motorbike gang shot dead a realtor and two others barely 50 metres from the Asansol court today before a stunned noontime crowd, with police blaming the lightning strike on an interstate rivalry between coal mafias."
Man beheads daughter for having affair
TN medical colleges seek Rs 25-45 lakh as capitation fee
Number of hungry in India rose by 65 million between 1990-2005: Oxfam: ""The number of hungry people in India has increased by 65 million -- more than the population of France -- because economic development excluded the rural poor, and welfare programmes failed to reach them""
BBC - India: Doctor killed in Bihar prison by inmates: ""Dr Buddhadev Singh Bhudeo was being pressured by prisoners to issue fake medical certificates so they could avoid appearing in court. ", ""The doctors posted in jail have to work under pressure from the inmates for producing fake medical certificates and the Gopalgunj incident is a fallout of this pressure,"""
Bihar: inmates of Gopalganj jail kill doctor: "a doctor was beaten to death by prisoners inside Gopalganj jail for refusing to give them a fake certificate"