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The Election Commission of India has approved the launch of the first all-women bank in the country on Tuesday, although branches have been banned in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
India's army and navy canceled New Year's celebrations Monday out of respect for a New Delhi student whose gang-rape and fatal beating has set off an impassioned debate about what the nation needs to do to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.
India's army and navy canceled New Year's celebrations on Monday out of respect for a New Delhi student whose gang-rape and murder has set off an impassioned debate about what the nation needs to do to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.
A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence.
The victim of a gang-rape in New Delhi fought for her life at a Singapore hospital Friday as officials in the Indian state of Punjab fired and suspended police officers accused of ignoring the rape of another woman, who then committed suicide.
Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons for a second day Sunday in a high-security zone to break up protests by thousands of people demonstrating against the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus.
The leaders of India's ruling Congress party addressed a rare gathering of hundreds of thousands of supporters Sunday, attempting to reclaim lost political ground after being battered by a series of corruption scandals.
A major reshuffle of India's Cabinet on Sunday left one question dangling: Where was Rahul Gandhi?
Google India has removed web pages deemed offensive to Indian political and religious leaders to comply with a court case that has raised censorship fears in the world's largest democracy, media reported Monday.
India's top telecommunications official said Tuesday that Internet giants such as Facebook and Google have ignored his demands to screen derogatory material from their sites, so the government would have to act on its own.
Pollyannas had looked to the globe's "emerging economies" - China, India, Brazil, et al. - for growth to help ward off worldwide economic recession, as the Western economies and Japan stumbled.
Residents of India's commerce capital expressed grief Thursday over a trio of synchronized bombings that killed 18 and wounded 131, and anger over the government's failure to stop terror attacks since the 2008 siege of Mumbai.
The U.S. military would consider sending officers and cadets to China on study exchange programs if relations between the two countries improve, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Thursday.
The Indian ambassador was censored by her own embassy.
The leader of India's ruling Congress Party accused the opposition of unfairly targeting the prime minister in a telecoms scandal that cost the country billions and has paralyzed Parliament.
Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India's ruling Congress Party, expressed "shock and deep anguish over the tragic incident," according to a party statement.
"We are devastated," said Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, who denounced what she called a "dastardly attack" on the country's democratic values, AP reports.