POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST

Finane minister Arun Jaitley has caused shocked anger at his callous remarks about the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in 2012.

While addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, August 21, Jaitley said:

"One small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world over is enough to cost us millions of dollars in terms of lower tourism"

When a storm of protest broke over his shocking statement that seemed to trivialise the Dec 16, 2012 rape that shook India, the finance and defence minister merely said that he regretted his remark was misconstrued.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST

Meerut. A man is riding a motorcycle. A young woman is riding pillion. The motorcycle brushes against a car. Five young men get out of the car and brutally attack the motorcycle rider. Onlookers watch. No one comes to the man's rescue. Finally, the young woman joins in and helps beat up the assailants.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 02:35 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 02:35 IST

Akanksha, an NGO, provides free education to over 4600 underprivileged kids in Mumbai and Pune. Since they can't pay enough, they say they don't get many teachers. This video is just one example of the sort of teaching they do.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 02:35 IST, Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 02:35 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 21:22 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 21:22 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 21:22 IST, Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 21:22 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 11:51 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 11:51 IST

The trending Ice Bucket Challenge seems to have finally reached India with actress Hansika Motwani and ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna being two of the first in the country to pour a bucket of ice cold water on themselves.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched in ice cold water, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge USD 100 to ALS research.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 11:51 IST, Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 11:51 IST
     
 
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