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Le Pen victory would be 'body blow' to Europe: ex-British PM

New Delhi - Britain's former premier said Saturday the election of France's Marine Le Pen would be a "big body blow" for Europe, saying he hoped for the victory of a mainstream party.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Srinagar - Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

Jantar Mantar: India's protest street

New Delhi - At one end of a backstreet in downtown Delhi a group of women hold a vigil to demand rapists be executed, while at the other acolytes of a spiritual leader arrested for sexual assault demand his release.

Armed men in police uniforms free five in India jailbreak

New Delhi - At least 10 armed men disguised as policemen stormed a high-security prison in India's Punjab state Sunday and freed a top Sikh militant commander and four others, officials said.

'I was the only one alive' says India train survivor

Pukhrayan - The last thing Uttam Kumar remembers is a huge bang as his carriage was violently crushed. When he came to, he was trapped upside down in the wreckage of an Indian train that derailed on Sunday, killing more than 140 people.

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Pukhrayan - Rescuers on Monday ended their search for survivors amongst the twisted remains of a derailed train as the death toll from one of India's worst rail disasters rose to 146.

AI predicted the U.S. elections better than humans

Trump or Clinton? The opinion pollsters generally called the result of the vote wrong. In contrast, an artificial intelligence system called MogIA predicted the result to a high degree of accuracy. Does this mean more investment in AI systems?

Over 100 killed as Indian train derails

Lucknow - An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country's worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors.

Watch your self-ie! India tops ranking for selfie deaths

New Delhi - Next time you're at the Taj Mahal, find yourself standing on a precarious cliff or see an approaching train, maybe just enjoy the moment rather than trying to capture the perfect selfie.

India eases cash rules for weddings

New Delhi - India announced new measures Thursday to allow farmers and marrying couples to withdraw more money from banks, as frustration mounted over a cash crisis triggered by the withdrawal of all high-value notes.

India to use indelible ink to stop repeat cash exchanges

New Delhi - India is to use indelible ink to prevent people from exchanging old notes more than once, the government said Tuesday, a week after the withdrawal of high-value banknotes from circulation in a crackdown on "black money".

Modi promises to ease India cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Indians to give him more time to resolve a cash crisis that followed the withdrawal of high-value notes, insisting the shock move would benefit the poor in the long run.

India's Modi urges patience on bill swap amid cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an emotional appeal to people to make India graft-free, as chaotic scenes erupted outside banks nationwide after high denomination notes were pulled from circulation.

India ATM reset to take 'weeks': minister

New Delhi - India's cash machines will take several weeks to reset with new bills, India's finance minister said Saturday, as public anger mounted over a decision to pull the highest denomination notes from circulation.

England pick off Kohli early in first India Test

Rajkot - England snared two quick wickets including the key scalp of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the hosts reached 411-6 at lunch on the penultimate day of the first Test on Saturday.

India banks reopen to long queues after rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - Long queues formed outside banks in India on Thursday as they reopened for the first time since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation.

India's Modi congratulates Trump, thanks for 'friendship'

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted his congratulations to Donald Trump for winning the US presidential election and thanked him for the "friendship" shown to India during the campaign.

India tries to stem panic after shock rupee withdrawal

New Delhi - India's government tried to quell the panic Wednesday caused by a bombshell decision to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation after cash machines ran dry and shares slid.

Trump's unlikely Indian fan club celebrates victory

New Delhi - A far-right Hindu group which has been one of Donald Trump's most avid overseas cheerleaders began celebrating in New Delhi Wednesday as the Republican pulled off a shock US presidential election victory.
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