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Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa buried

Chennai - Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid an emotional final farewell Tuesday to Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram as the former movie star who enjoyed god-like status was buried alongside her on-screen lover.

India's filmstar politician dies after prolonged illness

Chennai - Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, has died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

Teen eco activist spurs hope at children's peace prize award

Den Haag - Award-winning teen environmental activist Kehkashan Basu said Friday ecologists should "not lose hope" in their battle to fight climate change, despite scepticism from world leaders including US President-elect Donald Trump.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

Anger rises after India scraps old notes at petrol pumps

New Delhi - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.

UN adds yoga's Indian philosophy to heritage list

Addis Ababa - The ancient Indian philosophy behind yoga, the mind-body discipline now practised the world over, on Thursday joined UNESCO's list of "intangible" world heritage.

Rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

- Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence since a ceasefire was agreed in 2003.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Srinagar - Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

Jantar Mantar: India's protest street

New Delhi - At one end of a backstreet in downtown Delhi a group of women hold a vigil to demand rapists be executed, while at the other acolytes of a spiritual leader arrested for sexual assault demand his release.

Armed men in police uniforms free five in India jailbreak

New Delhi - At least 10 armed men disguised as policemen stormed a high-security prison in India's Punjab state Sunday and freed a top Sikh militant commander and four others, officials said.

Armed men in police uniforms free five in India jailbreak

New Delhi - At least 10 armed men disguised as policemen stormed a high-security prison in India's Punjab state Sunday and freed a top Sikh militant commander and four others, officials said.

Armed men in police uniforms free five in India jailbreak

New Delhi - At least 10 armed men disguised as policemen stormed a high-security prison in India's Punjab state Sunday and freed a top Sikh militant commander and four others, officials said.

Nine killed in Indian firing on Kashmir bus: Pakistan

Muzaffarabad - At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan.

'I was the only one alive' says India train survivor

Pukhrayan - The last thing Uttam Kumar remembers is a huge bang as his carriage was violently crushed. When he came to, he was trapped upside down in the wreckage of an Indian train that derailed on Sunday, killing more than 140 people.

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Pukhrayan - Rescuers on Monday ended their search for survivors amongst the twisted remains of a derailed train as the death toll from one of India's worst rail disasters rose to 146.

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Pukhrayan - Rescuers on Monday ended their search for survivors amongst the twisted remains of a derailed train as the death toll from one of India's worst rail disasters rose to 146.

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Pukhrayan - Rescuers on Monday ended their search for survivors amongst the twisted remains of a derailed train as the death toll from one of India's worst rail disasters rose to 146.

Over 100 killed as Indian train derails

Lucknow - An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country's worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors.

Watch your self-ie! India tops ranking for selfie deaths

New Delhi - Next time you're at the Taj Mahal, find yourself standing on a precarious cliff or see an approaching train, maybe just enjoy the moment rather than trying to capture the perfect selfie.

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat attacked in Paris

Paris - Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with tear gas by masked attackers in an upmarket area of Paris, police said Thursday.

India eases cash rules for weddings

New Delhi - India announced new measures Thursday to allow farmers and marrying couples to withdraw more money from banks, as frustration mounted over a cash crisis triggered by the withdrawal of all high-value notes.

India to use indelible ink to stop repeat cash exchanges

New Delhi - India is to use indelible ink to prevent people from exchanging old notes more than once, the government said Tuesday, a week after the withdrawal of high-value banknotes from circulation in a crackdown on "black money".

Modi promises to ease India cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Indians to give him more time to resolve a cash crisis that followed the withdrawal of high-value notes, insisting the shock move would benefit the poor in the long run.

India's Modi urges patience on bill swap amid cash crunch

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an emotional appeal to people to make India graft-free, as chaotic scenes erupted outside banks nationwide after high denomination notes were pulled from circulation.

The smog in Delhi lifted — now its back with a vengeance

Delhi - Delhi, India, home to over 17 million people, is among the fastest growing states in the country. But air quality has deteriorated so much that thousands of professionals are leaving the capital, a move that could have dire effects on the economy.

India ATM reset to take 'weeks': minister

New Delhi - India's cash machines will take several weeks to reset with new bills, India's finance minister said Saturday, as public anger mounted over a decision to pull the highest denomination notes from circulation.
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