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Man-eating tiger that killed five, shot in India

Chandrapur - A tiger, described by authorities as a man-eater responsible for five human lives in seven attacks, was killed by forest authorities in the state of Maharashtra in India.

Indian government aims to clean river Ganga in three years

New Delhi - India's newly-elected Narendra Modi-led government had made a poll promise of cleaning the polluted holy river, Ganga. It has now set a deadline of three years to clean up the river, according to water resources minister Uma Bharti.

Indian finance minister pushing for low-tax regime

New Delhi - Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley changed his cover photo on his Facebook profile a few days ago to reflect his and his government's attitude that favors a low-tax regime conducive for business.

Four killed in India-Pakistan border fire

Srinagar - Four people were killed when nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan traded heavy fire across their border early Saturday, with each country accusing the other of "unprovoked" military action.

UNESCO world heritage site Hampi most searched on Google India

Bangalore City - The UNESCO world heritage site of Hampi in the south Indian state of Karnataka is the most searched for heritage tourism site in India, according to Google.

Doctors remove 38-year-old baby skeleton from woman's abdomen

A 62-year-old Indian woman went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain and discovered that the cause was a 38-year-old baby skeleton.

Indian airlines get boost from Afghan medical tourism to India

New Delhi - Travelers heading to India from Afghanistan for cheap, high-quality medical treatment has been the silver lining for SpiceJet, the Indian airline that suffered a loss of INR 1.24 billion ($20 million) in the April-June quarter.

'Tales of Reddumone': A new take on the Ramayana

Chennai - "Blue: Tales of Reddumone the two-faced" is a unique take on the old story of the Ramayana, told from the perspective of a spy from the antagonist's army.

U.S. man fakes his own death to weasel out of getting married

American Tucker Blandford probably did not think too much about what a creep he was being, how disrespectful he was being, when he faked his own death. Why'd he do it? He did it to get out of marrying Brit Alex Lanchester.

India's 14-year-long hunger striker walks free from custody

Imphal - An Indian woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike against rights abuses in the country's northeast broke down in tears on Wednesday as she was finally released from a hospital jail.

Indian classical music TV channel InSync plans to go global

Mumbai - InSync, India’s first and only 24-hour classical music channel plans to generate 10,000 hours of content over the next five years, and go global.

Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

New Delhi - BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.

Modi's MyGov portal invites Indians to participate in governance

The Indian government’s portal "MyGov" launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, invites Indians to participate and suggest ways to better the country, and also volunteer their skills.

Indian streaming service Saavn raises $4 million in funding

Bangalore - Indian music streaming service Saavn went through a second round of raising capital, and drew $4 million by Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital.

India cancels Pakistan talks in row over Kashmir

New Delhi - India on Monday cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for next week, angrily berating Islamabad over a meeting between Pakistan's high commissioner and Kashmiri separatists.

India set to get .bharat domains and vernacular domain names

New Delhi - India's 243 million strong Internet user base can begin using “.Bharat” domains and web addresses in six regional languages from August 21.

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi - Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.

Muslim girls in a small village in India learning Sanskrit

About 100 Muslim girls from the Indian state of Jharkhand are learning Sanskrit, the traditional language of Hinduism, and breaking religious and communal stereotypes.

Oduvars, India's temple singers, in decline

The tradition of Oduvars began over 1,000 years ago, and they were once indispensable for rituals at temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. But today, they are a disappearing group.

Indian state government of Tamil Nadu to renovate 1,006 temples

Chennai - The government of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu passed a resolution to renovate 1,006 temples over the course of the coming year.
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