Monday, December 31, 2012

out of 635 rape cases reported in 2012 in Delhi, only one has been convicted


Most papers of the day have reported the mourning across the globe of death of 23-year old Delhi gang rape victim. Hindustan Times says that the victim's funeral was held in secrecy. The girl was to marry in February, the friend who was with her on the bus at the time of incident, says the paper, another headline cremated weeks before wedding. The Tribune reports that Congress has proposed imprisonment upto 30 years for rape convicts in a draft bill for a tougher law to check crimes against women adding it could also include chemical castration. The Pioneer reports that amidst this outrage, a teenaged girl was molested on a city cluster bus in Delhi by a conductor. The Asian Age writes that out of 635 rape cases reported in 2012 in Delhi, only one has been convicted. The Times of India writes that the government may look at enhanced punishment for minors - even a waiver of the delinquent's age by six months to a year - keeping in view the severity of the crime.

The Times of India reports that a 31-year old New York woman has been charged with second degree murder as a hate crime after she admitted to pushing an Indian man to his death in a subway train attack, as she hated Hindus and Muslims.

One of the key accused in 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts, Manohar Singh, has confessed to his role in the conspiracy, reports The Times of India.

The Indian Express reports that a Bengal girl who hit the headlines in 2007 when she defied her parents and refused to get married, and even became the poster girl for UNICEF's campaign against child marriage, tied the knot almost two years ago at the age of 16.

Faced with a growing number of financial frauds, the Corporate Affairs ministry is setting up a new intelligence unit that will delve into data mining from all possible sources to detect wrongdoing by companies and their promoters at the earliest possible stage, writes The Statesman.

And finally, Hindustan Times says that an Indian researcher is a part of a team at Purdue University that has created a biosensor for early detection of diseases such as cancer besides assistance in seeking medicine tailored for specific biochemistries of patients.

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