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Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Former Indian president A P J Kalam dies aged 83

New Delhi - India's former president and top scientist A. P. J. Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, died on Monday, a hospital official said. He was 83.

Maritime court to hear Italy-India shooting dispute

Berlin - A Germany-based international tribunal said Monday it would open hearings next month on a deadly 2012 maritime incident that sparked a diplomatic dispute between Italy and India.

Five dead as attackers storm Indian police station

Connaught Place - Indian security forces were Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Fury after Bollywood star says death row bomber innocent

New Delhi - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan urged India's top court Sunday to spare the life of a convicted bomb plotter due to be hanged this week, declaring him innocent and sparking a political furore.

India PM promises billions to Bihar as elections loom

Patna - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took his political campaign to the impoverished state of Bihar, promising billions of dollars for infrastructure projects as he seeks to win support ahead of crucial elections there.

India scandals threaten 'scam-free' government pledge

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold promise of a squeaky clean government is under threat just over 12 months after his landslide election victory, with a string of scandals erupting across the country.

Dogs, monkeys tainting India PM's cleanliness drive: NGO

New Delhi - An Indian charity petitioned the High Court Wednesday for packing off stray dogs and monkeys to a remote corner of the country, saying they were undermining premier Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign.

Mumbai bomb plotter on death row loses final appeal

New Delhi - India's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution.

India's Modi appeals for support as parliament reopens

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed on Tuesday for opposition support in pushing through key reforms, as parliament began a new session set to be dominated by corruption allegations against members of his party.

Indian villagers behead woman over 'witchcraft'

Guwahati - A 63-year-old Indian woman has been dismembered and beheaded by machete-wielding villagers who accused her of practising witchcraft, police said Tuesday.

Indian man confesses to multiple child murders

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they are investigating whether a man arrested for the murder and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl may have been a serial child killer after he confessed to 14 more crimes.

Girl among five dead in India building collapse

New Delhi - Rescuers in the Indian capital on Sunday plucked the body of a little girl from the ruins of a collapsed four-storey building, increasing the death toll to five.

Thwarted Indian couple in Taj Mahal 'suicide pact'

Agra - An Indian couple forbidden to marry because of their different backgrounds are in hospital after slitting their own throats in an apparent suicide pact at India's famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal.

India's 'living dead' fight for resurrection

New Delhi - For the last two years Ramjanam Mauriya has made countless journeys to Azamgarh magistrate's office in northern India, laden with stacks of documents to prove he is not a ghost."It's frustrating. I am alive, yet they say I am dead," Mauriya told AFP.

27 crushed to death in India holy river stampede

Hyderabad - A stampede on the banks of a holy river killed at least 27 pilgrims Tuesday in southern India in a tragic beginning to a religious festival season.

Five crushed to death in India holy river stampede

Hyderabad - A stampede on the banks of a holy river killed at least five female pilgrims Tuesday in southern India at the start of a religious festival season, officials said.

India's Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

Ufa - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation Friday from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to pay his first visit to Pakistan, signalling a new thaw in ties between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Turkish Airlines jet diverts to Delhi over bomb threat

New Delhi - A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul made an emergency landing in India Tuesday after the crew found a bomb threat written on a bathroom mirror, an airport official said.

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

Mumbai - Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

1,400 India school teachers resign in fake degree probe

Patna - Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday.

India's adoption industry faces reform

New Delhi - At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked.

Five arrested over India monkey kidnap

Pune - Indian authorities said Wednesday they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

Landslides kill 30 in India's Darjeeling tea region

Khargram - Rescuers were digging through piles of debris to search for survivors after landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 30 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police said Wednesday.

10 lions killed as flash floods hit India's Gir national park

Flash floods following heavy monsoon rains have killed 10 lions and 20 more remain missing in India's Gir National Park, the only natural habitat for lions outside Africa.

Italy takes India to international arbitration over marines

Rome - Italy said Friday it had initiated international arbitration proceedings in the case of two of its marines facing trial in India for the 2012 killing of two fishermen.

Floods leaves 41 dead in western India

Ahmedabad - Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday.

Nestle tries to win Indian hearts after Maggi noodle ban

Ginebra - Nestle chief Paul Bulcke says he has drawn the lessons from India's shock ban on its Maggi instant noodles over a health scare and is now trying to salvage the image of the world's top food company.

Indian police arrest bootlegger over toxic liquor deaths

New Delhi - Indian police have arrested a bootlegger accused of supplying the toxic liquor that killed 100 people from a slum in the financial capital Mumbai, a senior officer has said.

India files charges in nun rape case

Kolkata - Indian prosecutors said Tuesday they have formally charged eight men over the rape of an elderly Catholic nun that shocked the country earlier this year.
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