The father of an Indian student who died after being gang-raped on a bus has called for changes in the law to allow a teenage suspect to be tried as an adult, local media reported on Tuesday. The father of the 23-year-old victim said he was shocked that a court ruled that the sixth suspect in the deadly gang-rape case would be tried as a juvenile, facing a maximum prison term of three years if convicted. "I want to ask the lawmakers if an exception shouldn't be made in this case," the father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was quoted as saying in the Hindu newspaper. "We want to be reassured by the government that my rights to justice is protected. In this case the accused is hiding behind legal loopholes in the system," he added. The victim's family has been among those calling for the juvenile to be tried alongside the five other accused, who face the possibility of being hanged if found guilty of rape and murder charges. But the Delhi-based Juvenile Justice Board on … [Read more...] about Father of gang-rape victim urges changes in law
Changes in society
During the period of constructing and renovating the country, the ethnic minority people always believe in the leadership of the Party, so they work hard to develop their family economy, bringing progress to their village. After 5 years, the economic-social situation in ethnic minority areas have achieved many significant results, with much flourishing in the localitise' appearance and people's lives. SONG HINH DISTRICT: DEVELOPED ECONOMY, STABILIZED LIFE … [Read more...] about Changes in Phu Yen mountainous districts
Vietnam's policymakers have designed an economic restructuring plan aimed to tackle the current problems of the economy. In the following interview, Nguyen Dinh Cung, vice director of the Central Institute for Economic Management, who is the lead author of the blueprint, elaborated on his work. Q: What are the main goals of the economic restructuring? Nguyen Dinh Cung, vice director of the Central Institute for Economic Management … [Read more...] about Wind Of Change In The Air
On August 7 morning, the conference to sum up ten-year implementation of the Central Resolution No.5, (term 8th) on the building and development of a Vietnamese advanced culture imbued with the national identity was organized at the Provincial Party Committee's Meeting Hall. The conference was attended by Truong Minh Nhat - Head of the Central Department of Propaganda's Standing Agency (HCMC), Le Hong Phuong - Vice Secretary of the Provincial Party's Committee, Vo Van Mot - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Huynh Van Toi - Head of the Party Committee's Propaganda Board and representatives from other departments, sectors, organizations, districts, Long Khanh Town and Bien Hoa City. Huynh Van Toi gave a summing up report on ten-year implementation of the Central Resolution No.5 on the building and development of a Vietnamese advanced culture strongly marked by the national character. In the last ten years, the Resolution No.5 and the Resolution No.39 of the Provincial … [Read more...] about Ten-year implementation of the Central Resolution No.5, (term 8th) leads to positive changes in thought, morality and lifestyle of party’s members and people.
Using a simple, minimally- invasive technique to analyze cells from the interior of the nose, U.S. researchers have detected lung cancer in its earliest stage. For the study, the researchers at the Boston University Medical Center collected nasal epithelial cells from thirty three smokers who were undergoing medically-indicated bronchoscopies for suspicion of lung cancer, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Sunday. Of these patients, 11 were found to have benign disease and 22 had lung cancer. Brushings were taken from the right or left nostril and profiled on microarrays, a process that allows researchers to study gene expression changes. … [Read more...] about U.S. researchers detect early lung cancer through gene expression changes in nasal cells