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Deepika Padukone's My Choice My Right video goes viral

Mumbai - A short video titled, "My Choice” featuring an Indian actress, voicing equality for women in all spheres— social, political, economic and sexual— has turned viral on social media.

Indian village bans kissing in public

Panaji - An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

De Beers’ diamonds profits soar despite global economic woes

In addition to being the long running slogan for De Beers, ‘Diamonds are Forever’ is a reflection on the diamond giant’s ability to make money. Eighty-two billion dollars worth of diamond jewelry was sold in 2014.

Indian Supreme Court strikes down 'Facebook' arrest law

New Delhi - In a landmark ruling affirming the right to free speech on the Internet, India's Supreme Court has struck down a controversial law under which police had the power to arrest people for comments they posted on social networks and other websites.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Two-year-old girl is India's archery prodigy

A two-year-old archery prodigy from Vijaywada, India has achieved what many people say is an amazing feat by scoring over 200 points in the five and seven meter distances, according to the India Book of Records.

India to hold largest yoga meet in China on Intn'l Yoga Day

Beijing - Come International Yoga Day, India is planning to conduct the biggest global meet on yoga in China, at Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province.

Salamander on steroids: Species of dinosaur-eating newt found

A new species of predator newt that lived about 220 million years ago has been discovered in Portugal and paleontologists believe it was a most vicious creature. About the length of a small car, it could actually kill and gobble dinosaurs.

Six Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Alzheimer's Disease

With regards health, Alzheimer's Disease, and other forms of dementia, are often uppermost in the minds of aging persons today. Obviously nobody wants their life to end with their mental facilities gradually slipping away.

Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

Shocking 10th-grade cheating scandal rocks India

The quest for an education is only limited by the extremes a parent will go to in helping their child to succeed. In India, openly scaling the walls of a school to toss cheat sheets through windows resulted in hundreds of arrests.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

Train derails in northern India, killing 32

Lucknow - At least 32 people, including children, were killed and dozens more injured when an express train derailed in northern India on Friday, authorities said.

Indian mission digitizes 3 million ancient manuscripts

India's National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitized over 3 million ancient manuscripts and 18.5 million pages in the 12 years since its inception.

Gandhi's non-violent 'salt march' commemorated in India

New Delhi - The famous "Salt March" carried out in 1930 by Mahatma Gandhi was commemorated last week on the occasion of its 85th anniversary, with a special message from the Indian Prime Minister.

Round-the-world solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

Ahmedabad - A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy on Wednesday after a lengthy hold-up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.

Rain delays next leg of solar plane's round-the-world bid

Ahmedabad - Poor weather has delayed Solar Impulse 2's departure from India on the next leg of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun.

Priests, school girls join rally in India over nun gang-rape

Kolkata - Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally Monday in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school.
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