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Nine killed in fresh firing across Kashmir border

Srinagar - At least nine people were killed Sunday in firing along the de facto India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, officials said, adding to the spike in deaths in recent days as New Delhi eased a curfew in the disputed region.

Mexico deports 311 Indian nationals in 'unprecedented' move

New Delhi - More than 300 Indian nationals who paid tens of thousands of dollars each trying to get into the United States arrived in New Delhi Friday after an "unprecedented" mass deportation by Mexico.

Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle

New Delhi - A communications blackout in India's powderkeg Kashmir region is fuelling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation to fill the vacuum and shape opinion.

'Miracle survival' for newborn found in Indian grave

Lucknow - Doctors on Wednesday hailed as a "miracle" the survival of a newborn girl found several days after being buried alive, as police hunted for her parents who have been charged with attempted murder.

End in sight for India's epic temple-or-mosque dispute

New Delhi - The future of a site that has sparked thousands of deaths in inter-religious violence is set to be decided in coming weeks after India's top court wrapped up hearings in one of the country's longest-running cases.

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Srinagar - Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.

Predictive analytics assesses an India-Pakistan nuclear war

Any nuclear war would devastating, but how devastating and it does it matter when or where? A further factor is with the continued after-effects of any bombs exploded. Predictive analytics assesses a potential conflict between India and Pakistan.

Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down

Srinagar - Mobile phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region's seven million-plus people.

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

New Delhi - Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims.

India eases mobile phone shutdown in Kashmir amid grenade strike

Srinagar - The Indian government said Saturday it would unblock most mobile telephone lines in Kashmir in a major easing of a two-month-old security clampdown since cancelling the region's autonomy, but a grenade attack in the main city highlighted tensions over ...

At summit to mend ties, Modi, Xi see common challenge on 'terror'

Connaught Place - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indian host Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at an informal summit to cooperate against "radicalisation", India said late Friday, after the Asian giants with historically prickly ties had exchanged sharp words o...

Kashmir hotels empty or shut as tourist restrictions lifted

Srinagar - India lifted on Thursday restrictions on tourists visiting Kashmir, but for hotels around the picturesque lake in Srinagar two months into a lockdown it was still far from business as usual.

India-China summit confirmed, with just two days to go

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host President Xi Jinping for an "informal summit" this week, India and China confirmed at short notice Wednesday as growing differences dog the two Asian giants' historically prickly relations.

India confirms China summit, with just two days to go

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping for an "informal summit" later this week, New Delhi confirmed Wednesday, just 48 hours ahead of the meeting.

China's Xi and India's Modi to hold summit this week amid strains

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in southern India on Friday, officials said, amid strains in their relationship.

India admits friendly fire downed helicopter in Kashmir clash

New Delhi - The Indian Air Force confirmed for the first time on Friday that it shot down one of its own helicopters during clashes with Pakistan in February over Kashmir, killing all six on board.

Modi hails toilet 'milestone' as India marks Gandhi's 150th

Ahmedabad - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country of 1.3 billion people free of open defecation, and turned his sights towards eradicating single-use plastic next.

Modi's bold toilet claim in question as India marks Gandhi's 150th

New Delhi - India is to be declared "open-defecation free" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening, although experts question his bold claim that all 1.3 billion people in the country have access to a toilet.

Late monsoon fury kills 100 in north India

Patna - At least 100 people have died in northern India over the last three days in unusually heavy late monsoon rains which have submerged streets, hospital wards and houses, officials said Monday.

Kashmir crisis leaves lucrative apple orchards to rot

Srinagar - Farmers in Kashmir are deliberately leaving their apples to rot, undermining the restive territory's most lucrative export as bitterness towards the Indian government grows.
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