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India asks Britain to deport liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya

New Delhi - India's foreign ministry said Thursday it has asked Britain to deport the embattled former airline boss Vijay Mallya, who faces a money laundering investigation.

KFC India is testing eco-friendly serving bowls that you can eat

Kentucky Fried Chicken in India are testing out serving bowls that are eco-friendly. Patrons who receive the bowls are able to eat them.

Indian police, Hindu hardliners halt church wedding

New Delhi - A group of hardline Hindu activists and police stormed a church in central India and stopped a wedding midway after accusing the pastor of forcefully converting the bride to Christianity, an official said Thursday.

India court rejects French woman's extradition challenge

New Delhi - India's top court on Thursday rejected a French woman's challenge against extradition to Chile, where she is wanted over the assassination of a key supporter of General Augusto Pinochet's military regime.

Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader

Dharamsala - Exiled Tibetans have reelected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession.

India's National Museum of Natural History gutted by huge blaze

Delhi - A massive fire that started in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday has gutted six floors of the New Delhi Museum of natural History. The museum is India's first and only natural history museum.

Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

Concern over Indian food quality and imports

This week has seen several alarming reports about the quality standards relating to food produced in India. These relates to salt content and import bans.

Landslide in northeast India kills 16

New Delhi - A huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in a remote part of northeast India on Friday, killing at least 16, police said.

Op-Ed: Brexit — A history of British exits does not bode well

London - Britain has a unique history of exiting from successes. The nation started the 20th century as a super power with a global empire, and wound up as a sort of irrelevant automatic teller machine. A Brexit could greatly enhance that role.

Indian father chops off alleged rapist's hands

New Delhi - A father chopped off the hands of a teenager who allegedly raped his baby daughter before dumping him alive near a canal in northern India, police said Wednesday.

India accused of flipflop on Koh-i-Noor diamond

New Delhi - India's government has said it will make "all possible efforts" to get back the Koh-i-Noor diamond, part of the British Crown Jewels, sparking accusations of a u-turn after the solicitor general said the priceless gem was given to Britain.

India says Koh-i-Noor diamond belongs to Britain

New Delhi - A priceless diamond that is part of the Queen Mother's Crown was given to Britain and not stolen, India's government on Monday told the Supreme Court, which is hearing a suit seeking its return.

Renewed violence flares in Indian PM's state over caste

Ahmedabad - Stone-throwing protesters clashed with police firing tear gas in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Sunday, the latest caste violence over demands for preferential treatment for jobs and university places.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

Will and Kate end India trip with historic Taj Mahal visit

Agra - Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal Saturday, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Police arrest seven over India temple disaster

Kollam - Police arrested seven people on Tuesday over a massive explosion and fire during a banned fireworks display that claimed more than 100 lives in southern India, a senior officer said.

Australian MP runs 4,400 km in 64 days for rural education

New Delhi - Pat Farmer, an Australian ultramarathon runner and former member of parliament, completed a 4,400-kilometer 64-day ultra run across India.

India police file charges over temple fireworks disaster

Kollam - Indian police said Monday they have filed initial charges against six people over a massive explosion during a banned fireworks display that killed more than 100 people and left many more with horrific burns.
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