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India police arrest over 200 for religious violence in Gujarat

New Delhi - Indian police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat have arrested more than 200 people after violence between majority Hindus and minority Muslims, a senior officer said Monday.

Jailed India ex-film star politician replaced as chief minister

Bangalore - Former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram, one of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, was replaced as head of a southern state on Sunday after she was jailed in a corruption case, reports said.

Indian government delivers ID card for Hindu god, Hanuman!

The Indian government has recently delivered an Aadhaar card, a unique identification card to Hanuman, a Hindu deity. The card not only bears the deity's name, it also bears a photo of him!

India court jails ex-film star politician for corruption

Bangalore - An Indian court on Saturday jailed Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has run for nearly two decades.

Eating curry may boost brain repair and ward off dementia

An ingredient used in many curry dishes and favourite Indian spice meals may boost the brain's ability to heal, according to scientists in Germany.

Barbie and Ken dolls as Mary, Christ and Kali stir controversy

Two Argentine artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini have modeled Ken and Barbie dolls as 33 major figures from major religions including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.

Narendra Modi's busy schedule during US visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the United States on September 26 to commence his maiden trip to the US since taking office in May 2014.

Court rules declaration of religion not mandatory for Indians

The Bombay High Court in India has responded to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by three individuals and has ordered that the government cannot make it mandatory for an individual to declare his adherence to any religion.

Microsoft India plans to train 1 million women

Microsoft's Indian arm is rolling out an initiative to train and mentor 1 million women over the next 12 months to add a "feminine" touch to the Indian IT industry.

Gold demand in Asia may rise with festival season

The festival season in India and demand in China are expected to push up sales of gold in Asia, till early 2015, reversing a weak year to date.

First man-made underground cave temple opened in Australia

The Mukti-Gupteshwar Mandir Society has officially opened what they claim is the world's first underground man-made cave temple.

Deepika Padukone adding yoga to fitness regime

Deepika Padukone, one of Bollywood's leading heroines, whose movie "Finding Fanny" has been making waves in the box office recently, is taking to yoga to stay fit and keep her body toned.

Indians celebrate Navratri

Indians began the celebration of the nine-day Navratri festival on September 25, and will continue the festivities till October 2.

WoNoBo releases India Walking Tours app for Blackberry

A new app from WoNoBo for Blackberry offers a guided step-by-step walking tour through some of India's major cities and tourist attractions.

India's Modi to woo U.S. business on visit aimed at healing ties

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday begin his first visit to the United States, seeking to promote his country as open for business and to mend ties after a bitter diplomatic row last year.

India arrives at Mars to applause and some bitchiness

New Delhi - India has achieved a first-try Martian orbit with a low cost spacecraft. All other nations failed on their first attempt. While most have congratulated India on this significant achievement, some media outlets have been quite catty about it.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in India to undergo special audit

The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the coastal South Indian state of Kerala will be audited to make a list of its inventory by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Vinod Rai.

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

Guwahati - At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday.

India wins Asia's race to Mars as spacecraft enters orbit

Bangalore - India won Asia's race to Mars on Wednesday when its unmanned Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit after a 10-month journey on a tiny budget.

India to get new route to Kailash in Tibet

Chinese President Xi Jinping on his recent three-day visit to India announced a new pilgrimage route from India to Mount Kailash in Tibet.
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