The Times of India is running 1/4 page ads on why men should respect women.
Protestors hold candles during a vigil in New Delhi. Six men charged with the brutal gang rape of a medical student — who has since died from her injuries — now face murder charges. (Photo: Saurabh Das / AP via The New York Times)
An Indian Muslim boy leans to rub noses with a girl as they are both dressed up for Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Aug. 20, 2012.
Photography by: Kevin Frayer
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“India is clearly making an effort to reduce its dependence on Iran, and this is recognized by the U.S.,” said Harsh V. Pant, an India specialist at King’s College in London, in an e-mail. “But domestically, the Indian government cannot be seen to be buckling under any sort of U.S. pressure. So there is a lot of talk of expanding trade ties with Iran.”
Mrs. Clinton’s visit to India was the last stop in an Asian tour that began in China. Her agenda in China was overtaken by the plight of the blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, but Mrs. Clinton also spoke to Chinese leaders about their progress on reducing oil purchases from Iran.
In New Delhi, Mrs. Clinton discussed Iran and other issues with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while also meeting with Sonia Gandhi, president of the governing Indian National Congress Party. On Tuesday, she used a brief news conference to praise India as “a strong partner,” adding that India and the United States share a common goal of preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
“We commend India for the steps its refineries are taking to reduce its dependence on imports from Iran,” she said. “And we have been consulting with India, and working with them on some areas on alternative sources of supply. There’s no doubt that India and the United States are after the same goal.”
TOP: Indian villagers smear themselves with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandji Temple in Nandgaon, some 120 kms from New Delhi, on March 3, 2012. The women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them, reciprocating acts performed yesterday in Barsana between the women of that village with the men of Nandgaon as they observe the Lathmar Holi festival. AFP PHOTO/ Manan VATSYAYANA (more)
CNN’s Reza Sayah reports on a Pakistani-Indian tradition dating back to 1959, a sunset flag-lowering ceremony war dance.
Indian girls hold up their name change certificates during a ceremony in Satara, some 250kms from Mumbai, on Oct. 22. More than 100 Indian girls named “Unwanted” by their parents are to get new names this weekend as part of a campaign to tackle bias against women that has led to the country’s huge gender imbalance. The girls named “Nakusa”, which means “unwanted” in the local Marathi language of western Maharashtra state, got rid of their first name for good under an initiative in the district of Satara.