n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |
Photo: PTI

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.

Tag : #Delhi #Gangrape

Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list

from firstpost

Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list

New York: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal are among the world's 100 most influential people, according to a list published by the Time magazi...


Chennai: EC launches complaint against IT companies for working on poll day

from firstpost

Chennai: EC launches complaint against IT companies for working on poll day

Chennai: Election authorities lodged a police complaint against five companies at an IT park here for functioning on the day of Lok Sabha polling in Tamil Nadu today in violation of rules and sent bac...

Mumbai election? Who cares! Sachin Tendulkar rules Twitter

from firstpost

Mumbai election? Who cares! Sachin Tendulkar rules Twitter

It may be a big election day, but for Twitteratti, Sachin Tendulkar is more important than anything else. #HappyBirthdaySachin has been the top trend on Twitter throughout the morning and it has held ...

S-Korea: Prosecutors raid shipping safety watchdog

from firstpost

S-Korea: Prosecutors raid shipping safety watchdog

Incheon, South Korea: South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they had raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their expanded investigation following the fatal sinking of a ferry.The Sew...

S-Korea ferry incident: Body of boy who raised alarm found

from firstpost

S-Korea ferry incident: Body of boy who raised alarm found

SEOUL - The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has y...

Jammu and Kashmir: Stone pelting at polling booth in Pulwama

from firstpost

Jammu and Kashmir: Stone pelting at polling booth in Pulwama

Anantnag (JK): Polling was briefly stopped at a polling station in Pulwama district in south Kashmir's Anantnag Parliamentary constituency after some persons pelted stones on the booth, prompting poli...

Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet MH370

from firstpost

Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet MH370

Canberra, Australia: Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied...