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French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report

Sydney - French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

Samsung's Z2 is a low-cost 4G smartphone running Tizen

Samsung has officially announced the Z2, a budget smartphone aimed at the Indian market. To cut costs down, Samsung has used its own Tizen operating system instead of Android. The Z2 is the first Tizen phone to include 4G cellular connectivity.

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties

- Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China.

India's alarming loss of agricultural lands has global impact

A new analysis of satellite images shows that nearly 30 percent of India's agricultural land is turning into desert, and the rate of soil degradation is increasing at an alarming rate.

Indian policemen suspended over deadly moonshine

New Delhi - Indian authorities have suspended 15 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor in a state which recently introduced prohibition, an official said Friday.

730 million people will be online in India by 2020

India is widely regarded to be the last remaining major economy yet to fully succumb to the digital revolution. It's well on the way to getting online though, due to the rise of smartphones. A new report has predicted it will have 730m web users by 2020.

Indian 'oldest man ever' says yoga, celibacy key to age

Kolkata - Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

Baby born mid-air on flight to Philippines

New Delhi - A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl mid-flight while travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in India.

Three killed after kites slit throats in India

New Delhi - Two children and a man have died in the Indian capital after their throats were slit by glass-covered strings used for flying kites during Independence Day celebrations, police said Wednesday.

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

Rescuers find two Indian fishermen, 10 still missing

Dhaka - Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers pulled two Indian fishermen alive Sunday from the Bay of Bengal one day after their trawler capsized, but 10 others were still missing, officials said.

17 missing after Indian trawler sinks off Bangladesh

Dhaka - Seventeen fishermen were missing Saturday after an Indian trawler sank off the coast of Bangladesh, officials said, sparking a major search effort in the Bay of Bengal.

India court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi

New Delhi - India's top court Friday lifted a ban on the registration of new high-end diesel vehicles in New Delhi after carmakers said they had been left stranded with thousands of unsold SUVs.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport

New Delhi - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter Friday to express his annoyance at being detained by US airport immigration authorities for the third time, saying the experience "really, really sucks".

Indian robbers cut hole in train roof in $750,000 heist

Chennai - A gang of robbers cut a hole in the roof of a train travelling through southern India and stole more than $750,000 in cash, police said on Wednesday.

Indian cricketer Jadeja fined $300 for lion selfies

Ahmedabad - Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has been fined $300 for taking selfies with endangered Asiatic lions in the country's west despite a ban on such photos, a senior forest official said on Wednesday.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Apple's Indian smartphone troubles are getting even worse

A new report has revealed the extent of Apple's failure to win over Indian smartphone buyers. Google's Android now holds 97 percent of the market as Apple struggles to win customers over with the iPhone. Most devices sold in India are cheap handsets.

Gunmen kill 12 in northeast India market attack

Guwahati - Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a busy market in a restive area of northeast India, killing 12 people and wounding several others, police said.

Nepal lawmakers elect Maoist chief as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal pledged Wednesday to unite a country hit by deadly protests over constitutional changes after lawmakers elected the Maoist leader and former guerrilla to head a new government.

Emirates plane in accident on landing in Dubai

Dubai - An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said.Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Thousands protest attack on low-caste Indians

Ahmedabad - Thousands of low-caste Dalits formerly known as "untouchables" protested in western India on Sunday against an attack on their members by cow protection vigilantes.
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