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Jul 24, 2014

Indian rape suspects lie beaten after 7-year-old girl found hanging from tree

The girl was discovered hanging from a tree near the village of Kaliabazar, West Bengal, this morning and angry villagers quickly rounded up a local 'Tantrik' holy man and his two friends...

Jul 04, 2014

'It was love at first sight': Lonely Indian conjoined twins, 45, finally find love with the same man while working at a travelling circus

Conjoined twins Ganga and Jamuna Mondal, from Kolkata, West Bengal, say they are happier than ever after a chance encounter with kind-hearted school teacher, Jasimuddin Ahmad... #Kolkata #West Bengal

Jul 03, 2014

Calling for a bikini ban is a dangerous response to assaults in India

The Goa bikini warning typifies the patriarchal nature of a country where modernisation and conservatism collide Just a day after Tapas Pal, an MP from the ruling Trinamul Congress party in West Bengal, was seen exhorting his party members to rape wo... #India #Goa #West Bengal

Jul 27, 2014

Southern lawmakers drop their bags in LR

Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas has plenty she wants to do this weekend in Little Rock: see the state Capitol, visit the Clinton Presidential Center and figure out how to help her state solve its Medicaid expansion problem. Lucas -- a Democrat in... #Virginia #William J. Clinton Presidential Library #Florida #Texas #North Carolina #South Carolina #Louisiana #Oklahoma #Kentucky #Missouri #Tennessee #Bentonville, Arkansas #Georgia #West Virginia #Mississippi #Little Rock, Arkansas #U.S. Democratic Party #West Memphis, Arkansas

Jul 25, 2014

Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from a similar Uttar Pradesh rape and murder of two teenaged cousins... #India #Uttar Pradesh #West Bengal

Jul 22, 2014

Brain disease kills scores in India's east

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming". Hundreds of mainly children die across India each year from the mosquito-borne... #India #Kolkata #Uttar Pradesh #West Bengal #Harsh Vardhan

Jul 11, 2014

Indian council 'ordered rape'

A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, according to police and relatives. Local police officials said three men had bee... #India #Jharkhand #West Bengal

Jul 01, 2014

Indian MP apologises for rape remarks

An Indian politician has apologised after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement". Tapas Pal of the regional All India Trinamool Congress Party admitted his remarks had c... #India #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #Kolkata #Communist Party of India #West Bengal

Jul 01, 2014

Indian MP apologises for rape remarks

An Indian politician has apologised after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement". Tapas Pal of the regional All India Trinamool Congress Party admitted his remarks had c... #India #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #Kolkata #Communist Party of India #West Bengal