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Conjoined Twins Worshipped as Divine

Conjoined Twins Worshipped as Divine     Conjoined twins are identical twins that are joined in utero. A rare phenomenon, the occurrence is estimated to range from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 200,000 births, with a somewhat higher incidence in Southwest Asia and…>read more

No Comment April 12, 2014

Two Suspects Arrested in New Delhi Danish Tourist Gang Rape Incident

Two Suspects Arrested in New Delhi Danish Tourist Gang Rape Incident   A Danish woman was raped in New Delhi; two of her suspected attackers were arrested. According to Bloomberg, this incident further exposes the dangers for women in India, home to more than a billion people and the second most…>read more

No Comment January 16, 2014

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Homosexuality Ban

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Homosexuality Ban     India’s Supreme court made an incendiary decision to uphold a 153-year- old law that was made back in the times of the British raj; a “homosexuality ban that criminalizes gay sex, leaving it up to lawmakers to amend…>read more

No Comment December 16, 2013

First Indian-American Crowned Miss America

First Indian-American Crowned Miss America   The Miss America pageant crowned their first Indian-American in their last ceremony, Nina Davuluri, who studied brain behavior and cognitive science at the University of Michigan. Nina was the second consecutive New York beauty queen to win the title,…>read more

No Comment September 16, 2013

India Responds to IP Issues Raised Over Novartis Case

India Responds to IP Issues Raised Over Novartis Case On his visit to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, India’s Trade Minister Anand Sharma gave some straightforward answers and raised some cogent issues. The tirade over intellectual property rights raised by pharmaceutical companies after the top court in…>read more

No Comment April 9, 2013

Building Collapse in India Leaves 47 Dead, Scores Injured

Building Collapse in India Leaves 47 Dead, Scores Injured   On Thursday night, a residential building being constructed illegally collapsed, killing 47 people and injuring 70 more, according to The Associated Press. The property was being built on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane. It was an…>read more

No Comment April 5, 2013

USTR Reviewing India’s Supreme Court Ruling on Novartis AG

USTR Reviewing India’s Supreme Court Ruling on Novartis AG On Tuesday, Andrea Mead, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, said referring to the recent court ruling in India against Novartis AG that the USTR was “reviewing the Court’s order. We look forward to continued engagement and successful…>read more

No Comment April 3, 2013

Indian Men Accused of Raping Swiss Tourist Make Court Appearance

Indian Men Accused of Raping Swiss Tourist Make Court Appearance   On Monday, the six men from India who were accused of raping a Swiss tourist appeared in court and charged with gang rape, according to The Associated Press. The woman was cycling with her husband when the attack occurred.…>read more

No Comment March 18, 2013

Woman from India Continues 12-Year Hunger Strike

Woman from India Continues 12-Year Hunger Strike   A 40-year-old woman protesting an Indian law plans to continue her hunger strike. Irom Sharmila has not eaten in 12 years. She has been force fed through a tube by authorities, according to the Associated Press. She was charged…>read more

No Comment March 4, 2013

Debate about Women’s Rights Explodes Following India Rape

Debate about Women’s Rights Explodes Following India Rape   To respect a New Delhi student who was gang-raped and then murdered in India recently, the country’s army and navy canceled its New Year’s celebrations on Monday, according to The Associated Press. The incident has set off a series…>read more

No Comment December 31, 2012

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