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Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects

Shadnagar - A top Indian rights group launched an investigation Saturday into a police shooting of four rape-murder suspects, after accusations they were gunned down to assuage public anger.

Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations

Connaught Place - Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions.

The blind stumble on Delhi's 'broken' streets

New Delhi - The International Day of People with Disabilities is on Tuesday: Tapping his white cane, Vinod Kumar Sharma spends four hours a day running the gauntlet of crowded trains and New Delhi's congested, potholed and often pavement-less roads.

India gangrape protests mount as schoolgirl killed

New Delhi - Hundreds of Indian protestors took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor, with one MP calling for the perpetrators to be "lynched".

Toxin-laced bubbles cause pollution hazard on Indian beach

Chennai - A menacing white foam covered one of India's most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day Monday creating a new pollution hazard for the country.

Fury in India over new rape-murder case

Hyderabad - Hundreds of people on Saturday laid siege to a police station where four men are being held over the latest gruesome rape-murder to shock India.

Indian Bishop goes on trial for raping nun

Kottayam - A Roman Catholic bishop went on trial in southern India on Saturday accused of repeatedly raping a nun. Franco Mulakkal arrived in court in Kottayam, Kerala state, with a group of supporters after attending morning prayers.

India quarterly growth falls to worst level in six years

Mumbai - India's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than six years in the July-September period, down to 4.5 percent from 7.0 percent a year ago, according to government figures released Friday that piled more pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India offers funds to Sri Lanka in bid to outdo China

New Delhi - India, anxious to counter China's influence in the region, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka as the island's new president made his maiden overseas trip in New Delhi.

No industry for women: Bollywood #MeToo accused back at work

Mumbai - A year after Bollywood followed Hollywood by naming male predators accused of sexual harassment, many women say they have suffered while alleged perpetrators are back in the limelight.

Shooting stars: TikTok's explosive and rocky ride to fame

Mumbai - He's no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app's biggest international market.

Modi party forced out in India's richest state

Mumbai - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party was forced out of power Tuesday in Maharashtra state, home to the country's financial capital Mumbai, following the collapse of its short-lived coalition.

Two killed, seven injured in Kashmir grenade attacks: police

Srinagar - At least two people were killed in grenade attacks in Kashmir on Tuesday and two militants shot dead by Indian forces, officials said, in one of the region's most violent days since New Delhi imposed a security clampdown.

Modi's party makes surprise comeback in India's richest state

Mumbai - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made an unexpected comeback to power Saturday in wealthy Maharashtra state, home to the country's financial capital, after prolonged backroom negotiations saw presidential rule lifted after days of uncertaint...

Rogue elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers

Guwahati - A rogue elephant named after the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died in captivity after he was captured following a massive hunt in northeastern India, officials said Sunday.

Fury in Delhi as smog engulfs children's race, hits golf event

New Delhi - Hundreds of children ran a charity road race through poisonous smog in New Delhi on Thursday, triggering a storm of criticism about the damage to their health.

Delhi smog hits 'emergency' levels as Britain's Prince Charles visits

New Delhi - The Indian capital's notorious air pollution hit "emergency" levels again Wednesday, coinciding with a visit by Britain's Prince Charles.

Microsoft is using AI to screen for cervical cancer

Microsoft has partnered with SRL Diagnostics to develop an AI Network for Pathology. The technology is being used to screen for cervical cancer in India.

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Srinagar - Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet blackout.

Do-it-yourself temple waits to move into Indian holy site

Ayodhya - Huge slabs of pink Rajasthan stone, carved pillars and bricks from across India are already waiting to form a Hindu temple to be built on the site of a demolished mosque at the centre of decades of deadly turbulence.
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