April 23, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police say was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a new wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. Pradeep Kumar, a 19-year-old garment factory worker, was arrested in the eastern state of Bihar, about 620 miles from New Delhi, and was being brought to the capital, police said. Police said that questioning of the first man arrested in the case, Manoj Kumar, led them to the second suspect.
April 21, 2013
Italy retains its president ROME - Italy's Parliament on Saturday reelected Giorgio Napolitano to an unprecedented second term as president after party leaders persuaded him to serve again in hopes of easing the hostile political climate that is delaying formation of a new government for the economically stagnant eurozone member. Napolitano, 87, garnered 738 votes in Saturday's voting, far more than the 504 needed for victory for another seven-year mandate. It took Parliament three days of balloting to choose a president, reflecting the legislature's deep polarization following inconclusive nationwide elections in February.
April 2, 2013
In a city where there is seldom a reason to celebrate, plans for the first new supermarket in three decades are welcome. The news in Camden may seem like a small thing to suburban residents, who can choose from a variety of supermarkets that compete for their business and offer extensive selections of fruits and vegetables. But many impoverished places like Camden have few stores large enough to carry much fresh food, leading to their classification as "food deserts. " The planned ShopRite holds promise not only for healthier eating habits in Camden, but also a desperately needed economic boost.
March 29, 2013 |
Forget about the $1,000 her sister had wired from Ireland, police told Angela Mohan. It's gone. Maybe the Broomall fitness instructor would get back the wallet she lost at the King of Prussia Mall, they said. But even if she did, her chances of getting the $1,000 inside it were akin to winning the Powerball or Mega Millions lotteries. "I said OK, I'm down a thousand," said Mohan, in a brogue that highlights her Irish roots. "But my credit cards, my license. My life is in that wallet.
March 18, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - A Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband has been gang-raped by eight men, police said Saturday. The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians. Authorities detained and questioned 13 men in connection with the latest attack, which occurred Friday night as the couple camped out in a forest in Madhya Pradesh state after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha, local police officer R.K. Gurjar said.
February 22, 2013 |
HYDERABAD, India - A pair of bombs exploded in a crowded shopping area in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores of others in the worst bombing in the country in more than a year, officials said. The blasts occurred about two minutes apart around 7 p.m. Thursday outside a movie theater and a bus station, police said. Storefronts were shattered, motorcycles covered in debris, and food and plates from a roadside restaurant were scattered on the ground near a tangle of dead bodies.
January 14, 2013
NEW DELHI - Police in the northern Indian state of Punjab said Sunday that they have arrested seven men accused of the gang rape of a 29-year-old woman who was traveling alone on a bus, less than four weeks after the brutal rape and killing of a woman on a New Delhi bus created a national outcry about the safety of women in public places. In the latest incident, police said that a woman was taking a bus home to her village about 5 p.m. Friday. She was the lone passenger on the bus for about 30 minutes.
January 14, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Police said Sunday that they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said.
January 8, 2013
By William Pesek India's much-hyped modernity isn't looking so modern in the wake of the horrific gang rape and murder of a New Delhi woman. All the gleaming skyscrapers, software campuses, and Bollywood gloss in the world can't hide shameful aspects of old India. If India is to thrive, 2013 must be the year of justice. The immediate focus is on the six men accused of torturing a medical student so sadistically that they destroyed her internal organs. Issues of women's rights, safety, and respect have seldom been the stuff of headlines in the world's biggest democracy.
January 2, 2013 |
A YOUNG WOMAN is savagely gang-raped and beaten one December evening on a moving bus in New Delhi. Hordes of protesters gather in India's capital and demand that the six perpetrators be hanged or at least castrated. India's electronic media offer continuous coverage of the sort once reserved for important cricket matches. The woman, a medical student, suffers infections in her lungs and abdomen and an injury to the brain, and is flown to a hospital in Singapore, where she later dies.