Political uproar, protests after doctor gang-raped, killed in India Dec 03, 2019 0 1134 12345 New Delhi: Indian lawmakers on Monday demanded strict action against culprits in the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, as hundreds of protesters nationwide called for a swift probe.Four men, all in their 20s, were arrested on Friday on charges of raping and murdering the veterinarian near the southern city of Hyderabad. The victim’s charred remains were discovered after she disappeared on Wednesday. Police said the woman was strangled before the accused set her body on fire.Lawmakers in both houses of the parliament on Monday expressed concern over crimes against women and their safety as they called for stringent punishment for the accused. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar, not far from the parliament in New Delhi, demanding a fast-track investigation in the case. Similar protests were reported from the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kalaburgi over the weekend.“This act has brought shame to the entire country. The accused must be given the most stringent punishment. I don’t have words to tell you how horrific these crimes are,” senior minister Rajnath Singh told the parliament. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Winter storm lashes US Midwest, disrupts post-Thanksgiving travel Dec 03, 2019 0 978 Trump refuses to take part in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing Dec 03, 2019 0 505 China slaps sanctions on US over pro-Hong Kong bill Dec 03, 2019 0 548 One dead, over 212,000 displaced as typhoon batters Philippines Manila: At least one person was killed and more than 212,000 people were displaced as Typhoon Kammuri battered the eastern Philippines on Monday, officials said. More than 4,100 people were also stranded at seaports in .. House fire kills 13 Pakistanis on farm in Jordan Amman: Thirteen Pakistanis were killed on Monday when a fire broke out inside a tin house on a farm in western Jordan. The blaze erupted at dawn in the house occupied by two Pakistani families in the al-Shuna al-Janubiyya .. Japan to buy $146 million island for US military drills Tokyo: Japan said on Monday it had agreed to buy an uninhabited island off its southwest coast for $146 million, eyeing it for US military drills. Tokyo and Washington agreed in 2011 to relocate a training site for US .. Leaders pledge green revolution as UN climate summit opens in Madrid DPA Madrid Leaders promised a green revolution on Monday as they arrived in Madrid from nearly 200 countries for a major United Nations climate summit, where their aim is to iron out rules to reach the agreed goal of .. Ukraine’s Zelensky denies deal to probe Trump’s rival DPA Kiev Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied in an interview published on Monday that there had been a quid-pro-quo deal with US President Donald Trump to investigate Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. “I ..