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India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was outraged at Pakistan's release of an Islamist leader accused of organising the 2008 deadly Mumbai attacks that nearly brought the nuclear-armed nations to the brink of war.

Third journalist killed in India in three months

New Delhi - An Indian soldier shot dead a journalist following a dispute, police said Wednesday, the country's third high-profile media killing in barely three months.

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

New Delhi - Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday.

India's Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

New Delhi - India's opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take over from his mother as its leader.

'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed.

Fighting leaves seven dead in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Six suspected rebels and an air force commando were killed Saturday in a fierce gunfight in Indian-administered Kashmir which also injured another soldier, the Indian army said.

Indian art market back in the black

New Delhi - India's art market has emerged from a blue period with a flourish, as prices rise and the world starts to take note of its modern treasures.

Art project transforms historic Indian fishing dock

Mumbai - Indian fishermen unload their morning catch as sari-clad women carrying buckets on their heads walk past street art that has transformed one of Mumbai's oldest fishing docks into an exhibition space.

Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog

New Delhi - Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels.

Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight

New Delhi - Air pollution in New Delhi worsened again Sunday and officials warned of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused one airline to cancel flights to the world's most polluted capital.

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

New Delhi - In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week.

New voice-based International Remittance Service

A signal for further automation in banking has been sent, with news that Money2India application users are now able to send money to any bank in India via a voice command to Siri.

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

New Delhi - A city in southern India has banned begging in public places ahead of a three-day summit that Ivanka Trump is due to attend, police said Friday.

India rolls out the red carpet for 100-year-old voter

Shimla - Authorities in a remote Himalayan village in northern India rolled out the red carpet Thursday for a 100-year-old man who has voted in every election since independence to cast his ballot.

Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan

New Delhi - New Delhi banned all construction, barred lorries from entering the city and announced stringent restrictions on private car use on Thursday, seeking to combat a massive spike in pollution across large swathes of India and Pakistan.

Delhi's poor bear the brunt of deadly smog

New Delhi - Rickshaw driver Sanjay can only afford a handkerchief to shield his face from the smog-filled streets of Delhi, even as many residents rush to buy protective masks to combat the toxic menace.

Thousands of schools close as smog envelopes India, Pakistan

New Delhi - Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as a hazardous fog of toxic pollution cloaked the region for a third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.

Controversial IVF scheme gives India's vanishing Parsis hope

Mumbai - A government-funded IVF programme that aims to help save India's shrinking Parsi community from extinction is delivering bundles of joy and controversy.

In youthful India, elderly leaders still cling to power

Paonta Sahib - At an age when most people are enjoying retirement, India's oldest chief minister Virbhadra Singh is on the campaign trail, one of a number of ageing men still clinging to power in the youthful country.

Delhi schools shut as toxic smog hits India and Pakistan

New Delhi - Delhi authorities ordered all schools to shut on Wednesday after choking smog descended on north India and Pakistan, with pollution levels in the city 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit.Levels of PM 2.
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