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25/04/2017 11:46

Rebels used villagers as shields in India attack: survivor

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Maoist rebels who killed 25 paramilitary troops in an ambush in central India used local villagers as human shields, a survivor said Tuesday.

24/04/2017 11:46

Police fire at student protesters in Indian Kashmir

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Police fired into a crowd of stone-throwing students in Indian Kashmir on Monday, as violence in the disputed Himalayan region intensified.Hundreds of...

24/04/2017 07:16

Kohli pain after Bangalore set new low in IPL

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Skipper Virat Kohli said «it really hurts» after Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to a record low score of 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

24/04/2017 05:31

No hurry as India's inspirational centenarian wins gold

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With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career.

22/04/2017 00:50

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

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The «world's heaviest woman» has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a tonne -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.

22/04/2017 00:48

Indian pair jailed for recruiting, fundraising for IS

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Two men accused of fundraising and recruiting for the Islamic State group in India were sentenced to seven years in jail Friday, an official said.

20/04/2017 11:05

India bans red car beacons to end elitist culture

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India said Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

20/04/2017 02:02

Five things to know about India's mosque dispute

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India's Supreme Court said Wednesday three senior members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago.

20/04/2017 01:36

India's top court throws out case no one could understand

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Anyone dealing with India's overburdened legal system knows that the wheels of justice move slowly.

20/04/2017 00:58

Gayle first to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

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Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier...

20/04/2017 00:22

Indian court acquits French official of raping daughter

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An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted a French consular official of raping his three-year-old daughter, the embassy in New Delhi told AFP.

20/04/2017 00:07

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

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Three senior members of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a...

19/04/2017 05:41

Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extradition

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:37

Indian cricket great Gavaskar calls for «Mankad» name change

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Batting great Sunil Gavaskar wants the term «Mankad» dropped from cricketing parlance, saying linking the famously controversial dismissal to Indian all-rounder Vinoo Mankad smears the legend's name.

18/04/2017 05:30

Students clash with police in Indian Kashmir protests

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Hundreds of students clashed with government forces in Indian Kashmir during protests Monday against a police raid on a college, as tensions ran high in the restive region.

17/04/2017 05:42

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

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Hardcore pornography that flashed onto a giant screen at one of Delhi's busiest metro stations has prompted red-faced rail authorities to launch an investigation, an official said Sunday, after footage of the incident was shared widely online.

16/04/2017 07:13

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's «last frontier»

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With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

29/12/2016 09:35 Video

India, a train derails near Kanpur: At least two dead and 38 wounded

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Derailment of the express train to Ajmer Sealdah-fifty kilometers south of Kanpur. The accident, whose causes have not been clarified, caused the disruption of rail traffic to the important snod.

04/12/2016 11:31

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

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A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

24/11/2016 10:25

Twelve arrested in India baby trafficking ring

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Twelve people have been arrested in eastern India for trafficking newborn babies, who were smuggled out of clinics in biscuit boxes, police said Thursday.

20/11/2016 06:35

Coldplay, Jay Z perform at India anti-poverty concert

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Nearly 80,000 people in India's financial capital Mumbai attended the Global Citizen Festival headlined by British rock band Coldplay Saturday as part of an anti-poverty campaign.

08/11/2016 20:35

Five things to know about Delhi's toxic smog

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India's top court Tuesday gave authorities two days to devise a plan to tackle choking levels of smog in Delhi which have prompted warnings of a health "emergency" in the world's most polluted capital.

05/11/2016 22:00

Delhi state smog draws «gas chamber» comparison

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Delhi state was compared to a «gas chamber» Saturday by its chief minister, as 1,800 schools were shut following one of the city's worst-ever pollution spells.

05/11/2016 20:25

British PM heads to India with eye on post-Brexit ties

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a major business delegation to India this week, using her first trip outside Europe since the Brexit vote to push for more trade with the world's fastest-growing major economy.

19/10/2016 00:56

Rosneft enters India with $13 billion Essar deal

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In a spectacularly costly gamble aimed at boosting Russia's strategic position, state-controlled giant Rosneft is investing in India's Essar Oil to muscle into a promising market with outlets throughout Asia.

19/10/2016 00:45

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare

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New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease.

07/10/2016 11:10

Ex-007 Brosnan shakes and stirs with Indian pan ad

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Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan sparked ridicule on social media Friday by starring in a new James Bond-style spoof commercial for an Indian mouth freshener that left fans shaken and stirred.

23/09/2016 15:23

Smoking Samsung phone sparks alert on Indian flight

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A smoking Samsung phone sparked alarm on an Indian flight on Friday, the airline said, weeks after the manufacturer recalled 2.5-million units of its latest model when batteries began catching fire while charging.

20/10/2015 10:11

India's Tata Steel to cut 1,200 British jobs, blames China

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It plans also to mothball some mills making steel plates and will shut a coke oven in Scunthorpe, whose Tata plant is the biggest steelworks in Britain employing 3,000 staff.

18/10/2015 11:48

De Kock ton fires South Africa to 270-7 against India

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Quinton de Kock hit 103 as South Africa made 270-7 after electing to bat in the third one-day international against India in Rajkot on Sunday.

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