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Delhi rape documentary being removed from YouTube, at India govt request
After banning the broadcast of a controversial film about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi in 2012, India has asked YouTube to remove all the video site’s links on the subject. It objects to the rapist’s revelations, which blame the woman.

05.03.2015 13:41

Indian man facing death penalty for gang rape says victim ‘should be silent and allow the rape’
An Indian man sentenced to death for his part in a gang rape and killing a woman in New Delhi says they would have let her live if she hadn’t fought back. Mukesh Singh aired his views in a documentary: "She should just be silent and allow the rape."

03.03.2015 15:17

Not just ‘sexy drones’: Facebook CEO looks at other ways to connect the world
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook still plans to build drones to get the world online – just don’t expect to see them operational anytime soon. His pet project, Internet.org, isn’t universally liked, with critics saying it’s a Facebook marketing tool.

03.03.2015 11:36

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

​Moscow confirms India considering free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union
India has proposed creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, said Alexey Pushkov, head of the International Committee of Russian State Duma.

27.02.2015 14:09

​Mahatma Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Parliament Square
A statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in London’s Parliament Square in March.

23.02.2015 11:57

​Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank
The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF.

20.02.2015 09:21

Indian millionaire on murder charge after fatally ramming guard with Hummer
Indian businessman Mohammed Nisham has been charged with murder, after a guard he rammed with his luxury SUV for opening gates too slowly died in hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries after losing a two-week fight for his life.

17.02.2015 13:44

‘Effectively dead’: Media speculate on India’s purchase of $20bn French Rafale jets
Three years of negotiations between France’s Dassault and the contract negotiation committee of the India’s Defense Ministry on the purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets may be about to collapse. Sources mostly blame the exorbitant price.

16.02.2015 12:08

Sunny business: India to trump US with 750 megawatt solar power plant
The construction of the world's largest solar power plant is underway in central India. When the 750-megawatt site starts operating in August, 2016, the project is set to overtake America's 550-megawatt ‘Desert Sunlight’ in California.

16.02.2015 08:58

Indian doctor creates contact lenses with 24-carat gold (VIDEO)
A Mumbai doctor has combined optometry with jewelry to create lenses with 24-carat gold particles in the Shekhar Eye Research India.

15.02.2015 10:00

Indian govt ‘extremely disturbed’ about Alabama police assault of Indian national
The Indian government has strongly condemned how Alabama police treated one of its citizens visiting the US after he was slammed to the ground, leaving him partially paralyzed. The officer was arrested and may lose his job, while the FBI is investigating.

13.02.2015 22:38