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The family of the paramedic who was gangraped and murdered in 2012. The four convicted for the crime were hanged on 20 March 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Asha Devi had never seen a police station. Then she forced India to change its rape laws

The mother of 23-year-old paramedic, who was gang raped in 2012, is hopeful that other pending rape cases will be expedited and concluded.
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Only 36% of Nirbhaya fund used since 2013, panel tells House hours before convicts’ hanging

Nirbhaya fund was launched in the wake of the December 2012 gangrape-murder amid anger over what was seen as systemic indifference to crime against women. 
A man holds up a placard in Hindi that reads 'morning of justice', outside Tihar Jail on 20 March 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Cruel and inhumane’ — European Union condemns hanging of 16 December gang rape convicts

International Commission of Jurists also denounces the hangings and urges India to introduce changes to legal system that would deter violence.
Ambulance carrying the bodies of the 16 December convicts at Ravidas camp in New Delhi

This is what happened in the last moments as 16 Dec rapists walked towards the gallows

Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh spent the night staring at the ceiling, Vinay drew pictures of god. He gave one to the jail superintendent just before the hanging.
At Ravidas Camp in New Delhi

‘Will rapes magically end now?’ — Families of 16 December convicts blame media trial

After the 4 convicts were hanged Friday morning, their bodies were then taken to DDU Hospital for post-mortem. Two bodies reached Ravidas Camp in the afternoon.

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A man holds up a placard in Hindi that reads 'morning of justice', outside Tihar Jail on 20 March 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Outside Tihar jail, celebrations mark pre-dawn hanging of 16 December gang rape convicts

While lawyers of the four convicts attempted a last-minute reprieve from the execution early Friday morning, people gathered at Tihar to celebrate the "historic moment".
The four men convicted for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Convicts in 16 December gangrape case hanged after seven-year-long legal battle

The four convicts in the case were hanged in Tihar jail early Friday morning hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the last of the petitions by the convicts.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Night before hanging, 16 December rapists ‘crying bitterly’, counsellors read Gita to them

Tihar jail official says the 4 gang-rape convicts have not come to terms with their hanging and were hopeful their lawyer would get it deferred.
2012 Delhi gangrape convict Vinay Sharma's parents at their home at Ravidas Camp a day before the scheduled hanging | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Day before 2012 gangrape convicts’ hanging, disbelief and despair at their Ravidas Camp homes

While convicts Pawan and Mukesh’s houses were locked when ThePrint visited, Vinay Sharma’s parents have placed their faith in god.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.