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Delhi gang-rape: President approves death penalty in some rape cases

India's president on Sunday approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws.


SC to examine definition of 'juvenile' in justice act

The Supreme Court has decided to examine the constitutional validity of the definition of 'juvenile' in the Juvenile Justice Act which treats a person as a minor till he is 18 years of age.

The issue assumes significance in the wake of the brutal gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old in Delhi on December 16 in a moving bus that shook the conscience of the nation. The victim died in a Singapore hospital on December 29. One of the six accused in the case is a juvenile.


UPA Government: A Decade of Decay

UPA Government A Decade

The two decades of our "spectacular economic progress" has side-stepped vast swath of our underprivileged that oscillates between twenty per cent and one-fifth of our population, writes M R Venkatesh.

Calculated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a comprehensive measure to track hunger globally, regionally and by country. Reducing a complex set of narratives into simple numbers, the GHI focuses on the successes and failures of respective countries in tackling the menace of hunger over a period of time. By creating awareness and understanding of the problem, IFPRI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.