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Indian diplomat in U.S. row stripped of duty

New Delhi - An Indian diplomat at the centre of a bitter row with the United States has been stripped of her duties over unauthorised statements to media, a government source and reports said Saturday.

Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from India.

Pakistan court grants bail to alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, lawyers told AFP, prompting India to demand an appeal.

Indian minister asks Gita be made national book, triggers debate

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian government to declare the scripture Bhagavad Gita, India's "Rashtriya Granth" or national book, triggering a debate among media and intellectuals.

Tiger conservation forces conflicts between leopards and humans

Worldwide, there are only 3,000 tigers left in the wild and conservationists are fighting to save these beautiful big cats, but in so doing, they are pushing leopards into fending for themselves and coming into close contact with humans.

Sanctions-hit Putin seals energy deals in India

New Delhi - Russia will build 10 more nuclear reactors in energy-starved India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday, after talks with President Vladimir Putin aimed at shoring up ties between the long-time allies.

Attempted suicide no longer a crime in India

New Delhi - Attempted suicide is no longer a crime in India, with the government repealing section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister informed the Indian parliament.

Uber 'was warned' about Delhi driver accused of rape

New Delhi - An Indian woman has said she warned Uber about the behaviour of one of its drivers 10 days before he allegedly raped a young female passenger in Delhi.

Dewani leaves South Africa after honeymoon murder acquittal

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani flew out of South Africa on Tuesday, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon in a case that captured international attention.

India police say Uber driver accused of rape was on bail

New Delhi - The Uber driver accused of raping a passenger in New Delhi was on bail after being charged with assault, robbery and rape and was using a fake police certificate, Indian police said Tuesday.

Murdered bride's family slams Dewani decision

Cape Town - The family of a murdered Swedish bride whose millionaire husband was cleared of her killing have blasted the decision by a South African judge not to put him on the stand during his sensational trial.

IBM plans to use trashed laptop batteries to power poor villages

New technology that uses old laptop batteries to provide sustainable electricity could be offered free to the world's poor.

Indian capital bans Uber after alleged rape

New Delhi - Delhi's government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing a fresh blow to the online taxi company's public image.

British millionaire Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder

Cape Town - Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani walked free Monday after a South African judge cleared him of murdering his Swedish bride after a sensational trial where his sexuality played a key role.

Delhi city govt bans Uber after alleged rape

New Delhi - The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing a fresh blow to the reputation of the online taxi service.

Judge to rule on Dewani honeymoon murder case

Cape Town - A South African judge will rule Monday on whether charges that millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani murdered his bride on their honeymoon should be thrown out of court.

India police arrest Uber taxi driver over alleged passenger rape

New Delhi - Indian police arrested an Uber taxi driver late Sunday over the alleged rape of a 25-year-old passenger, an officer said, with the incident a blow to the company's safety-conscious image.

New sight hope for six left blind by India cataract surgery

New Delhi - Doctors may be able to restore the vision of at least six of the 20 people blinded by botched free cataract surgery in northern India, a government official said on Saturday.

Militants launch deadly raid on Kashmir army camp

Militants hurling grenades stormed an army camp in Indian Kashmir on Friday, killing 11 troops and police in a day of violence in the Muslim-majority state where local elections are being held.

Protests as Bhopal marks 30th anniversary of disaster

Bhopal - Protesters in the Indian city of Bhopal burned effigies representing Dow Chemical and displayed placards demanding justice as they marked the 30th anniversary Tuesday of the world's deadliest industrial disaster.

India probe uncovers shared needles, poor hygiene after sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - An independent investigation into the death of 13 women in India after mass sterilisation surgeries found the doctor and his staff used the same needles for all the procedures and never changed their gloves.

India sisters applauded for beating up alleged molesters on a bus

New Delhi - Two Indian sisters were showered with praise and cash on Monday after a video of them thrashing three alleged molesters on a moving bus was widely replayed.

Maoist rebels kill 13 police in central India

Raipur - Maoist rebels killed 13 police and wounded another 12 in an ambush in a remote part of central India on Monday, two senior officers said.

Indian IS recruit 'goes home after having to clean toilets'

New Delhi - An Indian student who travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group has returned home disillusioned after jihadists made him clean toilets and do other menial jobs, according to media reports.

30 years on, fight for justice still rages in Bhopal

Bhopal - Nearly deaf and riddled with cancer and ulcers, 90-year-old Rampyari Bai insists she will never give up fighting for justice for victims of the world's worst industrial disaster.

India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators

New Delhi - Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday.

Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal Thursday to try to salvage some agreement from a summit paralysed by India and Pakistan's bitter rivalry.

India seeks to reinvigorate regional ties at South Asia summit

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders met in Kathmandu Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in the face of growing Chinese influence in its backyard, hampered by its bitter rivalry with Pakistan.

Indian Kashmir votes with Modi eyeing power

Ganderbal - Indian Kashmir headed to the polls Tuesday under tight security, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the tense and disputed Muslim-majority state.

Indian police search ashram for explosives after bloody stand-off

Gorakhpur - Indian police were Thursday scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives after his arrest ended a bloody stand-off with thousands of followers and a long siege during which six people died.
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A cluster of houses built in a upland in Tripura, India, surrounded by forest. However, the cluster is well connected with the main road and has a primary school. In a remote village in Tripura, basic amenities are fast expanding and reaching to outreached.
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India's Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade
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A tribal woman & her children: Tripura, a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part, is an ancient land covered with natural forests. Many centuries ago, tribal people from Mongolia, Tibet, China and Burma migrated to Tripura and settled here. 19 different tribes are living in Tripura that accounts 31.05% of total population of the State (Census 2001). In the photo a women belonging to Tripuri, the largest tribal community, is seen walking towards a local village market. Once poor and il
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Street kids in Mumbai, India selling snacks and drinks to bus passengers. Photograph taken ~22 Sept 2003.
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School bus in India
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Auto-rickshaw in India.
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A Dongria Kondh woman. © Jason Taylor
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Indian cricketers playing at Chennai Stadium in India
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Plowing the field the traditional way - Manthralaya, AP, India.
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A twenty-member Goan Konkani tiatr group which landed here in Qatar on Sunday night from London is seen outside the Doha International airport. The group will staged their Konkani tiatr “Mahanand Monis Vo Soitan ?” (Mahanand, human being or devil) on Friday February 12, at Al Ghazal Hall (QP) at 4.00 pm. The Tiatr written and directed by Tony Dias held two shows in UK, in London and Swidon. The troupe has been touring different Gulf Cooperation Council countries which has a sizeable Goan po
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A call centre. Many western organisations had a culture of outsourcing to India to take advantage of cheap labor
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A picture of Sanal Edamaruku during a visit to a jubilant village.
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Elephant, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India
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Taj Mahal at dawn, Agra, India
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Star trails in India by Ajay Talwar
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