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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virusBy Subrat Patnaik and D. Jose MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) – India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease. All animal samples, including those from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala, sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, were negative for Nipah, said animal husbandry officer A. Mohandas. The department was now collecting samples of fruit bats from Perambra, the suspected epicenter of the infection and nearby areas, Mohandas said.



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Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13Another patient has died in India from the Nipah virus, taking the number of fatalities from an outbreak of the rare disease to 13, authorities said Sunday. Officials in the southwestern state of Kerala said that in addition to the latest fatality two patients have tested positive for the virus spread by fruit bats, which induces flu-like symptoms that lead to agonising encephalitis and coma. Emergency measures have been imposed across Kerala to curb the spread of the virus, with dozens of patients quarantined since the outbreak was detected this month.



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Google says India anti-trust ruling could cause 'irreparable' harm: document

Google says India anti-trust ruling could cause 'irreparable' harm: documentAlphabet Inc’s Google has said an Indian antitrust ruling that found it was guilty of search bias could cause “irreparable” harm and reputational loss to the company, according to a legal document reviewed by Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February fined Google $ 20 million for abusing its position in online web search and also slammed the company for preventing its partners from using competing search services. After the ruling, Google had said the verdict raised only “narrow concerns”, but in its plea challenging the CCI’s ruling the search giant signalled the impact could be far greater.



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India and Nepal PMs launch construction of 900 MW power plant

India and Nepal PMs launch construction of 900 MW power plantBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Nepal to launch building work with his counterpart K.P.Sharma Oli on the country’s biggest hydroelectric project, as New Delhi seeks to rebuild trust in the Himalayan republic, where China has made deep inroads. At a ceremony in Kathmandu, Modi and Oli pushed a button that opened the curtain on a plaque at the site of the 900 MW hydro-power project, formally marking the start of construction work there. The project, which is expected to cost $ 1.04 billion and is being built by state-run Indian firm Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited, will be the single biggest foreign investment project in cash-strapped Nepal.



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India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fireA 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The two incidents have shone a spotlight on the treatment of rape in India, where authorities are facing renewed pressure to act on sexual crimes after the recent gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. The cases are some of the most high-profile since the 2012 rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus that triggered mass protests.



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Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape cases

Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape casesPolice have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 men and a woman in one of the latest cases after a 16-year-old girl, who had been raped, was attacked and burned to death after her parents complained to a village council. The village elders had levied a fine of 50,000 rupees ($ 749) on her two alleged assailants and asked them to do 100 sit-ups, said Ram Awadh Singh, chief of the local police station.



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Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape cases

Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape casesPolice have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 men and a woman in one of the latest cases after a 16-year-old girl, who had been raped, was attacked and burned to death after her parents complained to a village council. The village elders had levied a fine of 50,000 rupees ($ 749) on her two alleged assailants and asked them to do 100 sit-ups, said Ram Awadh Singh, chief of the local police station.



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India arrests main suspect in gang rape-murder

India arrests main suspect in gang rape-murderIndian police have arrested the chief suspect in a case of gang rape and murder, in which a girl was burnt to death in front of her family. In another gruesome case that has rocked the country, 18 men are wanted over the death of a 16-year-old girl in the hill state of Jharkhand. The case comes amid public outrage in india over the treatment of women and children in light of several high-profile rape cases, starting with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kashmir.  In response to protests across the country and calls for stricter laws, the government announced last month that it would be introducing the death penalty for convicted child rapists. Minimum sentencing terms have also been raised and provisos issued that no rape case should take more than two months to prosecute.  Sixteen suspects have been arrested in the Jharkhand case, with two more wanted, according to police, at a village in the district of Chatra. "No one involved in the incident will be spared. We will provide security to family members till they feel secure," Shambhu Thakur, Inspector General of Chatra Police, told reporters. Three were arrested on Friday night, while 11 others were held on Saturday, he said, with two more on Sunday.  Insp Gen Thajkur added that the arrested include two village council members – Mukhiya Tileshwari Devi and Panchahyat Samiti.  Indian relatives mourn following the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl on May 3, at Raja Kundra Village in Chatra district Senior police and state officials have descended on the village of Rajakendua, 100 miles from the state capital of Ranchi, after the horrific case made national headlines. The girl was allegedly abducted by four young men from near her house and raped, while the rest of the family had gone to attend a wedding party, said police. The incident was raised at the village Panchayat (elders’ council) on Friday morning, and the tribal chiefs told the accused to pay Rs 50,000 (£488) to the victim’s family as restitution. Enraged over the Panchayat verdict, the four youths allegedly went to the house of the girl, assaulted family members and burnt her to death, say police. Police mobilised into action when the state’s Chief Minister, Raghubar Das, tweeted and expressed grief over the incident. Mr Das also assured people that no one involved in the incident would be spared. Action will also be taken against the village leaders for mishandling such a serious matter, police said. The state administration also announced a financial support of Rs 250,000 to the victim's family.



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