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Indian scholar's execution-style murder sparks anger

Bangalore - Indian scholars on Monday condemned the execution-style killing of a leading scholar who had spoken out against idol worship and angered hardline Hindu groups in the run-up to his death.M.M.

Families seek justice on 'lawless' Bangladesh-India border

Chhota Angutia - As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice.

Indian protestor's death fuels fresh tension in Gujarat state

Ahmedabad - A court in Gujarat ordered an inquiry Friday into the death of a protestor in police custody, in a case that could further exacerbate tensions in the Indian prime minister's home state.

Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital: Mother

New Delhi - A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby's mother alleged Thursday.

Deadly clashes hit Indian leader's home state

Ahmedabad - At least six people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said Wednesday, as the Indian prime minister appealed for calm.

Suspected Maoist rebels kill three troopers in east India

New Delhi - Suspected Maoist rebels killed three paramilitary troopers and injured another six in an ambush in eastern India on Wednesday, a police officer said.

India's women Maoists face grim life on front line

- A shiver runs down her spine each time Anjali Hembrom recalls the abuse she endured during six months spent with heavily armed Maoist guerrillas in their "liberated zone" deep inside India's remote forests.

Fear and despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

- India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.

75,000 apply for jobs fetching tea in India

New Delhi - Overwhelmed Indian officials have cancelled plans to fill a handful of menial government jobs after being flooded with 75,000 applications -- some from university graduates.

Man stripped and assaulted in public for talking to a woman

Mangalore - In a shocking case of moral policing, a right wing vigilante group disrobed and thrashed a youth for talking to a woman. He was paraded naked, tied to a pole and images, videos of the crime shared on social media.

Pacific isles say climate talks failure not an option

Jaipur - Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, have said failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.

India urges Pakistan against meeting separatists

New Delhi - India said Friday it has urged Pakistan against meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of rare weekend talks between the two countries' top security advisers in New Delhi, hiking tensions between the arch rivals.

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbours, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India's standing.

Indian, Pakistani arrested over Italy pizza slaying

Rome - An Indian and a Pakistani have confessed to killing the elderly owners of a Brescia pizzeria in a mafia-style slaying that shocked Italy and threatens to inflame racial tensions in the northern city.

India summons Pakistan envoy over civilian deaths in Kashmir

New Delhi - India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against civilian deaths in recent troop firings along their disputed border, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Corruption eating away at India 'like a termite': Modi

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Saturday that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite" as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating graft and poverty.

Rapper Sofia Ashraf leads anti-Unilever protest

Unilever is being urged compensate the workers struggling to rebuild their lives from an alleged toxic mercury spill. Meanwhile, rapper Sofia Ashraf has released a song to bring attention to the campaign.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir on eve of independence day

Srinagar - Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday to prevent any move by separatists to celebrate Pakistan's indepedence day, police said.

India's economic reform agenda hits roadblocks

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious reform agenda has stalled with crucial bills stuck in India's parliament, which ended its latest session this week in bitter uproar.

Global Peace Initiative 'Save Israel': Dr. Paul fights Iran deal Special

On Aug 4, 2015 Dr. K.A. Paul, founder of Global Peace Initiative, announced the launch of an international peace initiative in opposition to President Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal.

New Google chief joins illustrious Indian club

Mumbai - India's high flyers have proudly welcomed the appointment as Google's new chief executive of Sundar Pichai, the latest home-grown engineer to rise to the top of the US corporate world.

More than 20,000 Indians urge MPs to end parliament deadlock

New Delhi - More than 20,000 Indians including prominent business leaders have signed an online petition urging lawmakers to end weeks of rowdy protests that have paralysed parliament in the world's largest democracy.The petition on the Change.

Man, 91, charged for cocaine 'soap' haul in Australia

Sydney - Australian authorities have charged a 91-year-old Sydney man with importing cocaine disguised as soap, as they warned travellers Tuesday against becoming unwitting drug couriers.Federal police said the suspect was charged in July over 4.

Stampede at India temple kills 11

New Delhi - A stampede outside a temple killed at least 11 pilgrims in eastern India early Monday after thousands tried to jump a queue that stretched for kilometres during a holy Hindu month, a police officer said.

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gun battles

Srinagar - An Indian soldier and two suspected militants were killed in Kashmir in two separate gun battles along the de facto border that divides the restive territory between India and Pakistan, police said Sunday.

India police seek arrest of 'village quack' for fatal witch hunt

New Delhi - Police in eastern India were searching Sunday for a woman described as a "village quack" and suspected of inciting the mob killing of five other women accused of witchcraft.

After 50 years, trams to return to Indian capital

New Delhi - More than 50 years after they were scrapped in the Indian capital, trams are set to make a comeback on New Delhi's congested streets, a redevelopment official said Thursday.

Up to 27 dead after two India trains derail in floods

New Delhi - Two passenger trains derailed after flash floods struck a bridge they were crossing in central India, killing up to 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation's crumbling rail network.

Four killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

Srinagar - Four civilians were killed Tuesday in heavy exchanges of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops along their border in the south of the disputed territory of Kashmir, officials from the rival sides said."One young man died during the shelling.

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

Karachi - Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a police station.
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