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Delhi Gang Rape Anniversary: Number of Rape Cases Across India Doubles in 12 Months

Number of registered rape cases in Delhi doubles in past 12 months<p>As India marks the first anniversary of the infamous Delhi gang rape, authorities …

Covering the rape case that changed India

When I tell people outside India that I live in New Delhi, I'm almost always asked the now inevitable question: "Do you feel safe there?" or worse, "what's with the rape culture in India?"<p>The December 16, 2012 gang rape of a student inside a moving bus has sadly become India's defining story of the …

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

Four months after India's Supreme Court maintained that homosexuality was a crime, its judges gave a landmark ruling Tuesday saying that the people of a third gender, neither male nor female, are now legally recognized and must have equal rights to education, jobs and driving licenses.<p>"Recognition …

Delhi records most rapes as crimes against women rise in India | Reuters

New Delhi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of crimes against women in India such as rape, dowry deaths, abduction and molestation increased by 26.7 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, government statistics showed on Monday.<p>School children shout slogans as they hold candles during a …

India bill to try minors as adults after Delhi gang rape

<b>India's cabinet has approved a bill to allow children over 16 to be tried as adults for crimes like rape and murder.</b><p>The move follows calls for stricter punishment for juveniles after a 17-year-old was among those convicted of gang rape and murder in Delhi in 2012.<p>At present, juvenile courts can …

What the Delhi Rape Trials Mean for India's Women

The country must prove that it can routinely and effectively prosecute rapists, even when it's not in the international spotlight.<p>Today the Juvenile Justice Board in Delhi, India was supposed to deliver the verdict against the youngest of the six men accused of gang-raping a 23-year old …

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …