Tag Archives: Society

  • Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

    A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. ...

  • Unnao victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

    A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party. ...

  • Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations

    Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions. The men were shot in the early hours during a re-enactment of the crime. ...

  • Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

    Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel spectacle. ...

  • French police clear 600 Tibetan migrants from camp outside Paris

    French authorities said Tuesday that they removed some 600 asylum-seekers from Tibet from a camp on the edge of a forest outside Paris, which had grown into a rallying point for Tibetans in exile in recent years. ...

  • Indians demand justice after woman gang raped and killed

    Hundreds of people gathered in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other Indian cities on Monday to demand justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed last week. ...

  • Tibetan files case against CTA for denying retirement home

    A retired official of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has filed a case aginst the Department of Home and the Cabinet for denying him retirement home. ...

  • Supreme Court gives disputed religious Ayodhya site to Hindus

    India’s Supreme Court ruled on Saturday in favour of a Hindu group in a long-running battle over a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims, in a verdict that could raise tension ...

  • India ramps up security ahead of verdict on Ayodhya

    India has increased security a week before the Supreme Court rules on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, police and home m ...

  • Fields of fire drive Delhi’s air quality to unhealthy levels

    When it comes to air quality there are few worse places to live on the planet than New Delhi, and driving north out the Indian capital it is easy to see why, as plumes of smoke rise. ...