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Delhi gang-rape trial: death sentence inevitable, says Indian minister

An Indian government minister has said four men found guilty on Tuesday of the gang-rape and murder of a woman in Delhi last year will be hanged.<p>Sushilkumar Shinde, India's home minister, told reporters in Mumbai that a death sentence was inevitable. "We have strengthened the law. [The] death …

Indian supreme court refuses to review ban on gay sex

India's supreme court has refused to review the ban on gay sex it imposed last month, rejecting arguments from civil rights campaigners and the Indian government that the move was unconstitutional.<p>The court's decision in December to reinstate a ban on same-sex relationships overturned four years …

More than 500 Indian workers have died in Qatar since 2012, figures show

More than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012, revealing for the first time the shocking scale of death toll among those building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.<p>Official figures confirmed by the Indian embassy in Doha reveal that 237 Indians working in Qatar …

Wrestling child malnutrition in slums

Pic – EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection | Flickr<p>While films like City of God (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008) have glamorized difficult …

Social enterprise in Indian slums

The resource challenges in India's slums inspire innovative use of enterprise to solve everyday problems, finds <b>Leon Kaye</b><p>Slums in India have grabbed the attention of activists, journalists and humanitarians for decades. And as urbanisation in India surges, living conditions in these poor areas …

The Hard Life: Photos Offer a Glimpse Inside Sierra Leone’s Largest Slum

London-based photographer Kim Thue’s <i>Dead Traffic</i> is a beautiful yet grim series on Big Wharf, the largest slum in Freetown, the capital of Sierra …

Skyscraper Slum: Thousands Of Squatters Take Over Unfinished Tower In Venezuela

A skyscraper slum has emerged in Venezuela as close to 3,000 people have descended on a 45-story unfinished tower, turning it into their home and …

This Engine Proves Infiniti Is Serious About Taking On BMW

We're very happy with the result: a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that produces 568 horsepower and sounds lovely.<p>It should send the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, and up to a top speed around 180 mph.<p>Infiniti, Nissan's luxury brand, says it's ready to compete with the big dogs: BMW, …

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Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

<b>Just outside of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, by country roads in a flat green landscape, smoke rises off huge furnaces.</b><p>The heat hardens mud clay into the bricks that are making modern India.<p>Close by the air is acrid with coal soot, catching in the throat.<p>Like a scene from a long-gone age, …

How to deal with corruption in India (and any other emerging market)

One of the worst things that can happen to a big company in an emerging market is to get caught greasing an official’s palm. Firms working in places like India, China, and Russia risk breaking anti-corruption laws both there and in their own countries. Cadbury India, a unit of US sweets …

Coal India says jobs protest losing it 200,000 T of output a day

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Workers angered at losing their jobs shut a major coal field of Coal India Ltd (COAL.NS) on Friday, leading to the loss of 200,000 tonnes per day of output and causing alarm among power producers already facing tight supply, the company said.<p>Labourers load coal on …

European ministers take sobering look at social impact of crisis

ATHENS (Reuters) - The economic crisis in Europe has put 6 million people out of work and driven others into poverty, according to a think-tank study looking into the social impact of the slump that was examined by EU finance ministers for the first time on Tuesday.<p>As host, Greece, the first euro …

No hope in sight for India's farm widows

<b>More than 200,000 farmers in India have killed themselves since the 1990s. Most of the suicides have been linked to poverty, debt, a sharp rise in costs and the failure of crops because of pest attacks. Vidarbha in Maharashtra state has been one of the worst affected regions. BBC Hindi's Zubair</b> …

Were India's floods caused by reckless human greed? | Kavitha Rao

Cataclysmic floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand are reminder India must act to save its fragile mountains<p>Natural disasters often follow a predictable path in India. A flood or an earthquake happens every few years, the government blames the vagaries of nature, the right sympathetic noises …

Child Labor in India : A survey analysis

Child labor is one of the most common problems that Indian youth face. Due to abject penury and poverty they are forced to work in deplorable …