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A MOB OF ANGRY INDIAN WOMEN KILLED A SERIAL RAPIST WITH CHILLI POWDER & STONES

At noon, Akku Yadav was lynched by a mob of around 200 women from Kasturba Nagar. It took them 15 minutes to hack to death the man they say raped them with impunity for more than a decade. Chilli powder was thrown in his face and stones hurled. As he flailed and fought, one of his alleged victims hacked off his penis with a vegetable knife. A further 70 stab wounds were left on his body. The incident was made all the more extraordinary by its setting. Yadav was murdered not in the dark alleys of the slum, but on the shiny white marble floor of Nagpur district court.

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A*STAR OFFERING 4 YR BOND-FREE SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIAN NATIONALS

I was looking through the scholarships portal and one particular scholarship on offer caught my eye. It is the A*STAR India Youth Scholarship which is opened only to Indian Nationals. The website only provided registration details and the list of benefits that Indian scholars would stand to gain. There was no mention of "scholars" having to serve a bond in exchange for this scholarship. If this is true, these Indian Youth Scholars would get 4 years of free education, 4 years of free allowances and many other subsidies without having to contribute back to Singapore in any way.

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Toilet Shortage Fuels Increasing Cases of Rape in India

Typically considered a private moment, relieving oneself may now become one of India’s most public issues in the aftermath of the killings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the largest electoral mandate in 30 years last month, vowed to build a toilet in every home in a nation where half of India’s 1.2 billion people currently defecate in the open, the highest number in the world. Nine of out ten women and girls say they have faced harassment when going to the bathroom in Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according a report by WaterAid in 2012. About a third said they have been assaulted, the survey said, without saying how many women it interviewed.

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KISHORE MAHBUBANI: THE WEST MUST LEARN TO MANAGE DECLINE

So how should the West manage its decline? Three simple steps could make a big difference. First, end the ideological crusade of promoting democracy. Indeed, the Ukraine fiasco is a direct result of the West encouraging street protests instead of encouraging political compromise between the two camps. This reckless geopolitical behaviour was a direct result of the belief - to borrow the phrase used by the late Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev - that "history is on our side". Actually, as the realist former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger wisely and subtly pointed out recently, it would be unwise to ignore vital Russian interests in Ukraine.

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India’s Sonia Gandhi blocks son Rahul’s PM candidacy push

India's Sonia Gandhi stalled a push Thursday for her son Rahul to be named the ruling Congress party's candidate for prime minister, saying such a move was against tradition. There had been widespread expectations that Rahul would be formally declared as the party's choice for premier at a meeting in the capital New Delhi on Friday.

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