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Deadly kite strings kill 150 birds in India

Sanand - More than 150 birds have been killed by razor-sharp kite strings in an annual religious festival in western India that attracts millions of revellers.

One dead, dozens injured at India bull-taming festival

Madurai - A villager was gored to death during a traditional bull-taming festival in southern India, underlining the dangers of the bloody sport.P.

Bollywood star slams Uber after 'scariest experience'

Mumbai - Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has warned Uber users against the ride-hailing app in London after suffering "the scariest experience" with a driver in the British capital.

Iran's Zarif accuses Europe of violating nuclear deal

New Delhi - European powers have violated a 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister told a conference in India on Wednesday, a day after Britain, France and Germany launched a complaint against Tehran for non-compliance.

Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm

New Delhi - Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos promised Wednesday a new billion-dollar investment in India, just two days after authorities launched an anti-trust investigation into the e-commerce giant.

Microsoft CEO critical of new India citizenship law

New Delhi - Microsoft's chief executive hit out at the government of his native India and joined criticism of a new citizenship law that opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi say is anti-Muslim.

Indian police battle anti-Modi protesters over disputed law

Kolkata - Indian police baton-charged protesters Sunday to stop them reaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's car as nationwide protests against a bitterly disputed citizenship law entered a second month.

India's road-block women vow to fight on against citizenship law

New Delhi - Every night, 75-year-old Noornissa braves the freezing cold to help block one of the main roads into the capital of India, in a protest that is at the forefront of a rising challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indian police open fire to clear strike protests

Kolkata - Indian police fired live rounds Wednesday to break up a protest by strikers taking part in nationwide action against government economic policies, officials said.

Indian court orders bus rapists hanged on January 22

New Delhi - An Indian court Tuesday ordered the execution on January 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi university student.

India suffers hottest decade on record

New Delhi - The last decade was India's hottest on record with the national weather office calling the impact of global warming "unmistakable" and extreme weather killing more than 1,500 people last year.India, home to 1.

University rampage sparks new protests across India

New Delhi - Protests were held across India Monday after masked assailants wielding batons and iron rods went on a rampage at a top Delhi university, leaving more than two dozen injured.

Overload on train to Kashmir's internet oasis

Banihal - Every day the train to Kashmir's remote cyber oasis Banihal is packed as people travel for hours to get online in the disputed region where internet has been cut for five months.

Giant new rallies slam Indian government's citizenship law

Bangalore - Tens of thousands of people protested across India on Friday against a citizenship law passed by the Hindu nationalist government that critics say discriminates against Muslims.

Firefighter killed in latest New Delhi factory blaze

New Delhi - A fireman battling a blaze at a New Delhi factory was killed Thursday after the building collapsed, officials said, in the third major fire in the Indian capital in less than a month.

Hundreds of flights delayed as fog engulfs northern India

New Delhi - Dense fog and hazardous air pollution blanketed northern India and disrupted hundreds of flights on Monday, as harsh winter weather sent temperatures plunging to near-record lows.

The 'lathi': India's colonial vintage anti-protest weapon

New Delhi - As Indian protests against a new citizenship law have intensified, so has police use of "lathis", sturdy sticks used to whack, thwack and quell dissent since British colonial times -- to sometimes deadly effect.

Thousands protest in rival demonstrations over new India law

Mumbai - Thousands protested in rival demonstrations in India Friday as tensions deepen over a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, with authorities deploying huge numbers of riot police in the country.

More India protests as Hindu hardliners flex muscles

New Delhi - Indians took to the streets again on Thursday in yet more protests against a citizenship law, a day after pro-government Hindu hardliners staged a show of force complete with horses, drums and batons.

India's protesters: a cross-section of society

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of Indians have taken to the streets in recent days to voice their anger over a new citizenship law that they say discriminates against the minority Muslim community.
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