Tag Archives: Society

  • India’s capital orders judicial enquiry after girl, 9, raped and murdered

    The chief minister of India's capital ordered a judge-led enquiry on Wednesday after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered, sparking days of protests and renewed scrutiny of the country's problem with sexual violence. ...

  • Coronavirus: Crowds without masks in hill stations, markets cause for concern, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing. ...

  • Indian activist Stan Swamy, jailed under terror law, dies

    Father Stan Swamy, a jailed Jesuit priest and longtime Indian tribal rights activist, died Monday in the western Indian city of Mumbai. He was 84. His lawyer and doctor told the Bombay High Court that Swamy died of cardiac arrest. ...

  • Derek Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

    Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the US. ...

  • Government refutes claim over increase in Indian black money in Swiss banks

    The government on Saturday refuted reports Indians were allegedly holding black money in Switzerland and said it has reached out to Swiss authorities to verify details about the deposits. ...

  • Man punches Asian woman in the face in NYC’s Chinatown in hate crime

    A man was arrested after video captured him punching a 55-year-old Asian woman in the face in New York City's Chinatown on Monday, authorities said. Alexander Wright, 48, of Manhattan, was charged with one count of assault as a hate crime. ...

  • China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls

    China will allow couples to have three children after a census showed its population is rapidly ageing, state media said Monday, further unwinding four decades of strict family planning controls in the world's most populous nation. ...

  • Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

    Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence. ...

  • Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

    Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband who helped modernise the monarchy and steer the British royal family through repeated crises during seven decades of service, died on Friday at Windsor Castle. He was 99. ...

  • China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

    The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader. ...