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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.

India recruits a German Shepherd army to protect wild tigers

Bhopal - The newest soldiers in India's fight against wildlife poachers walk on four legs and bark their commands. These new soldiers, German Shepherds actually, are known as wildlife sniffer dogs, and they were officially inducted into their new jobs on June 20.

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

Dharamsala - The Dalai Lama marked his official 80th birthday on Sunday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 90

Mumbai - The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor rose to 90 on Saturday, Mumbai police said.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir as killings heighten tensions

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory.

Toxic liquor kills 41 in India's Mumbai

Mumbai - Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killings

Srinagar - Shops and schools shut down in parts of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against a string of apparently targeted killings that has triggered fear in the restive region.

'Banking for everyone' in India stumbling for want of deposits

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to end "financial untouchability" and bring banking to all the country's households has come up against a financial stumbling block. Of the millions of accounts opened, over 53 percent have never been used.

Islamic State flags hoisted in the Indian state of Jammu Kashmir

Jammu - Pro-Pakistani separatist groups brandished Islamic State flags in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident raised alarm within Indian security and the political establishment.

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

Mumbai - Nestle said Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead.

India's Modi seeks expanded irrigation as drought threatens

With monsoons expected to bring less rainfall than usual this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is seeking a quick fix to the problem, wanting to expand irrigation systems that would improve water usage.

Greenpeace says India barred activist from entry

New Delhi - Greenpeace said on Monday an Australian staff member had been barred from entering India despite holding a valid visa, in what it said was the latest crackdown against the group.

India, Bangladesh seal 'historic' border pact as Modi visits

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India on Saturday sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.

Indian rebels kill 'at least 20' troops in restive northeast

Guwahati - Heavily armed rebels in India's restive northeast killed at least 20 troops on Thursday, police said, in one of the area's worst such attacks in years.

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

Hyderabad - Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heatwave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

Hyderabad - India's brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures.

Indian boy, 5, beheaded in suspected child sacrifice

Guwahati - A suspected occultist beheaded a five-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday.

India battles deadliest heatwave in two decades

Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades.

Boston graduate crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

New Delhi - A 23-year-old economics graduate was crowned Thursday maharaja of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests.

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

New Delhi - Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just over a week -- the highest number recorded in two decades.

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Hyderabad - More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

Hyderabad - At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

More than 500 dead as deadly heatwave bakes parts of India

Dehli - A blistering and deadly heatwave in India has so far taken the lives of over 500 people, and there are no signs of a let up. Temperatures in some places reached 118 degrees F. this past week. Weather forecasts call for another week of high temperatures.
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