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Indian minister sparks fury over 'small' gang-rape comment

Activists light candles during a memorial of the student who was brutally gang raped
The grieving father of a student who died after being gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi spoke of his anger after a senior minister referred to the infamous attack as a "small incident". Finance minister Arun Jaitley said at a tourism conference that "one small incident of rape in Delhi, advertised the world over, is enough to cost  ...

Modi's blueprint for a new India

Keith Vaz has described Narendra Modi’s hour-long Independence Day address, delivered in Hindi from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi, as “an historic speech”. Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee and arguab More News »

Indian hunger striker re-arrested

Indian police on Friday (August 22) rearrested a woman who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest against rights abuses, just two days after she was released on the orders of a court. Television footage showed officers forcibly remo More News »

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Civil Service programme 'will give BME interns confidence'

ONE of the government's diversity champions believes that lack of confidence is one of the main reasons behind ethnic minority workers not getting to the top of the civil service. Sue Owen, permanent secretary at the department of culture More News »
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