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Indian Men Accused of Raping Woman For Second Time Due in Court

By Rupam Jain and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, July 20 – Three men accused of raping an Indian woman for a second time were due in court on Wednesday, police said, while the victim’s father said his daughter was determined to pursue the case despite the state’s failure to protect her. Prosecutors accuse the men

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Al Qaeda Urges Muslims in India to Mount Lone Wolf Attacks

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, July 4 – A regional branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims in India to revolt and carry out lone wolf attacks, a U.S. monitoring site reported, days after the rival jihadi movement Islamic State claimed responsibility for Bangladesh’s worst militant attack. The call by al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

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Murders, Violence On Rise As Parched Central India Battles For Water

By Shuriah Niazi BHOPAL, India, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Imrat Namdev and her younger sister Pushpa Namdev were neighbours in Chhatarpur district, in the drought-hit Indian region of Bundelkhand. Both relied on the same well for water and, according to police, frequently quarrelled over how much the other was using. In May, during

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India’s Top Court Refuses to Hear Gay-Sex Ban Challenge

NEW DELHI, June 29 – India’s Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to hear a petition challenging a law criminalising gay sex, a setback for gay rights activists battling in the country’s courts to get the ban overturned. A number of well-known lesbian, gay and bisexual Indians had argued that Section 377 of India’s penal code,

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