It's the first day of 2013, and India welcomed the New Year on a mournful and sombre note. Big get-togethers were cancelled and candle-light marches were organised in memory of the 23-year-old braveheart, who died thirteen days after a most brutal sexual assault.
Protest marches continued at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The public rallies are demanding concrete improvement in women's safety, a change in law, governance, policing and justice. Several hotels and clubs across India cancelled their New Year celebrations.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar also cancelled their plans.
Amidst these demands, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh's New Year's concert at a Gurgaon hotel was cancelled after online protests. The popstar said he volunteered to scrap his show. Honey Singh's songs have been criticised for having controversial lyrics which reportedly glorify rape in particular and are demeaning to women in general. You too can log onto Change.org to sign this petition.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape survivor violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The Bombay High Court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom
Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people on Saturday held a protest in Delhi demanding suspension of talks with China.
Rejecting the bail plea of Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and one of his close aides, a West Bengal court Saturday sent them to judicial custody till May
The Tihar Jail here registered a record turnover of Rs.32.17 crore in 2012-13 against a turnover of Rs.12.20 crore during the previous year.
The orange city on Saturday recorded a maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country
Eight villagers, including 3 children, and a securityman of elite Cobra battalion were killed in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxal-affected Bijapur.