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The world's first $4 Android smartphone is finally launching

Back in February, Indian telecoms firm Ringing Bells unveiled a smartphone that costs just $4. It quickly ran into trouble though, being investigated for fraud allegations and claims it directly copied other handsets. Four months on, it's finally on sale.

India’s space rocket carrying 20 satellites blasts off

New Delhi - India’s space industry has risen a notch higher with the successful launch of a rocket carrying 20 satellites from at least five countries, an achievement the Indian president said exhibited the country’s increasing space capabilities.

Lightning kills at least 93 as monsoon sweeps India

New Delhi - At least 93 people have been struck by lightning and killed in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said Wednesday, as annual monsoon rains swept the country.

Millions stretch and bend for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called yoga a "people's mass movement" as he took to the mat Tuesday along with millions of others worldwide to celebrate the ancient practice.

India's Tamil Nadu state orders 500 liquor shops to close

New Delhi - Five hundred liquor shops were ordered closed from Sunday in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu after its newly re-elected government pledged to ban alcohol to curb violence and other problems.

Indian court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre

Ahmedabad - An Indian court jailed 11 Hindus for life on Friday over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state 14 years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister.

Frozen in time: India's last taxidermist keeps on stuffing

Mumbai - When Santosh Gaikwad, India's last-known practising taxidermist, first started stuffing animals 13 years ago he would keep dead birds in his family's freezer at home, much to his wife's consternation.

India snares 'man-eating lion' after human tissue found

Ahmedabad - Forestry officials in western India may have identified a man-eating lion suspected of a spate of attacks, they said Wednesday, after finding traces of human hair and tissue in the animal's faeces.

Mexico backs India's nuclear suppliers group bid

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto backed India's bid to join a nuclear trade group as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Latin American nation.

Modi urges U.S.-India partnership against terror

Washington - Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Wednesday that India and the United States should work together more closely to defeat terrorism and head off regional instability.

India to have 810m smartphone users by 2021 as sales increase

India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, according to a recent report from Ericsson. The country will contain 810 million smartphone users by 2021 and a total of 1.37 billion phone subscriptions, a four-fold increase from 2015.

Five guilty of Danish tourist gang-rape in Delhi

New Delhi - A court convicted five men Monday of the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi in 2014, a crime which put India's record on sexual violence back in the spotlight.

Unwed Indian women targeted in 'black-market baby scam'

Gwalior - In an intensive care unit, a nurse soothes a crying baby rescued in a raid on a private Indian hospital that police suspect was selling abandoned newborns on the black market.

Top Indian hospital says duped in kidney sale racket

New Delhi - One of India's top hospitals unwittingly removed the kidneys of organ-trafficking victims believing they were donating them to relatives, a hospital spokesman said Saturday, after police arrested five over the racket.

Mystery Indian cult 'had its own government, army': Police

New Delhi - A mysterious cult at the centre of deadly clashes in India was running its own pseudo-government, army, court and a prison where torture was the norm, a senior police officer told AFP Saturday.

India's Modi inaugurates $290 mn dam in Afghanistan

Herat - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan on Saturday to inaugurate a $290 million hydroelectric dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the latest Indian investment which highlights strengthening ties between the two countries.

24 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

New Delhi - Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said Friday.

24 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

New Delhi - Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said Friday.

24 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

New Delhi - Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said Friday.

India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre

Ahmedabad - An Indian court convicted two dozen Hindus on Thursday over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.

India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre

Ahmedabad - An Indian court convicted two dozen people on Thursday over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.

17 killed in India army ammunition depot fire

Mumbai - A fire at a massive military ammunition depot on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured 19 more in central India, officials said.

Pressure grows on India over marital rape

New Delhi - Almost immediately after Deepti's wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began -- behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband."He was brutal.

Tata Motors profits soar on strong Jaguar Land Rover sales

Mumbai - India's largest carmaker Tata Motors reported a three-fold increase in quarterly profits Monday, boosted by strong sales of luxury British unit Jaguar Land Rover and a one-off insurance payment.

Accused Italian marine returns home from India

Rome - An Italian marine accused of killing two fishermen in India returned home Saturday pending a ruling on where he should be tried in a long-running case that has soured ties between the two countries.

Dalai Lama warns of growing divide among Tibetans

Dharamsala - The Dalai Lama warned Friday of a growing divide among exiled Tibetans, saying that morals are "degenerating" in the community, as the leader of its government-in-exile was sworn in at a ceremony in India.

Everest rescuers find body of missing Indian climber

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Friday found the body of one of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest, before bad weather forced them to halt search operations, an expedition operator said.

Johnny Tuxedo: Quality men's evening wear at an unbeatable price Special

Based in Ilkley, Yorkshire, Johnny Tuxedo offers the full dinner jacket ensemble at a fraction of the cost one would normally expect to pay. Digital Journal found out more.

Out of order: India bank says third of ATMs don't work

Mumbai - A third of India's cash machines don't work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.
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