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Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo: UN

UN

More than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

Nancy-Powell

In a sudden development, US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. “US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US mission town hall meeting ...

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Microsoft promises not to snoop on emails

Microsoft

Several days after Microsoft acknowledged that it read the personal emails of a French blogger in 2012 to catch an insider who had leaked code related to Windows, the company said that it would change email policies and would no ...

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Martyred jawan’s wife inducted into Army as lieutenant

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Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was on Saturday inducted into the technical wing of the armed force as a young officer. From a college-going woman married to an Army ...

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Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again

Bharara

Rara Avis is a Latin term for a “rare bird.” The diplomatic fraternity could well coin the term “Bharara Avis” to describe this US attorney, a rare prosecutor who simply does not lose sight of his quarry no matter what ...

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Devyani Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case

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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured India-US relations, was re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on ...

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India Inc tightens screws on quitters venting online

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Cussing the company that you just quit online? If you’re that type, you might have a lawsuit on your hands. Given how easy it is today for disgruntled or ex-employees to vent in cyberspace, a number of Indian companies are ...

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