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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.

Indian police arrest 'godman' after violent stand-off

- Police on Wednesday arrested a guru after a violent stand-off with thousands of followers at his sprawling ashram in northern India, where the bodies of four women and a child have been found.

Indian police recover bodies at wanted guru's ashram

- Police discovered five bodies Wednesday after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India where thousands of followers have been holed up for days, as a sixth supporter died in hospital.

Indian police clash with armed followers of wanted 'godman'

Hisar - Hundreds of armed supporters of a controversial guru clashed Tuesday with baton-wielding riot police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him in northern India, officers said.

India, Australia vow closer security and trade ties

Sydney - India and Australia vowed closer defence and security ties while stressing the importance of economic cooperation a day after Canberra sealed a huge trade pact with fellow Asian superpower China.

Mob of doctors torture, kill suspected thief in India: Police

Kolkata - A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at an Indian medical college in a gruesome case of vigilante justice, tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, police said Monday.

Rat poison linked to sterilization deaths in India

Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections has been linked to the deaths of over 13 women and two men in India. The antibiotic, made locally in a nearby factory, was found to be contaminated with zinc phosphide, a rat poison.

Indian drug makers arrested over sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - Indian police said Friday they have arrested the head of a drug manufacturing company and his son on suspicion of destroying evidence in the case of 13 women who died after a mass sterilisation programme.

Doctor arrested after botched sterilizations kill 13 Indian women

Bilaspur - A doctor who conducted mass sterilizations that resulted in the deaths of 13 women was arrested in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.

Deaths expose horrors of India's mass sterilisations

New Delhi - As she waited to go under the knife in a Delhi hospital, Jamantara Tokas admitted she was terrified after the death of 13 women in botched sterilisations, but said the money on offer was too good to turn down.

Protests hit central India as sterilisation death toll rises

Raipur - Furious protesters took to the streets in central India on Wednesday, smashing cars and demanding the resignation of the chief minister as the death toll from a government-run mass sterilisation programme rose to 13.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme designed to control the country's billion-plus population went badly wrong, officials said Tuesday.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, many in a critical condition after a state-run mass sterilisation, a local official said on Tuesday.

Indian govt sending 'chilling message' on environment: Greenpeace

New Delhi - Moves by India's new right-wing government to block Greenpeace funds and weaken environmental protection laws send a "chilling message", the head of the lobby group said Monday, as he urged the prime minister to release the money.

Modi set to expand cabinet to speed up economic reforms

New Delhi - Indian premier Narendra Modi is set to appoint a new defence minister Sunday in a major cabinet expansion aimed at speeding up promised economic reforms, after storming to power in May.

Pakistan border ceremony goes ahead despite bomb carnage

Lahore - Pakistan and India went ahead Monday with a colourful military ceremony at a major border post, defying a suicide attack on the event a day earlier that killed 55 people.

Honda bucks a downward trend in Indian car sales for October

Until this year, October has been one of the best months for car sales in India. Sales dropped nationwide, with nine of India’s automobile manufacturers reporting a combined drop of 4 percent in volume.

Death toll in Pakistan border post bombing rises to 55: police

Lahore - At least 55 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in a suicide bombing at the main Pakistan-India border crossing on Sunday, police said.

India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination

New Delhi - India's president Pranab Mukherjee, members of Nehru-Gandhi family and Congress leaders paid a low-key tribute Friday to Indira Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of the ex-premier's assassination.

Burger King is bringing beef-free Whoppers to India

Next month Burger King will arrive in India, and diners will have the chance to eat the newest version of its Whopper sandwich, but it will be a beef-free version.

India 'love jihad' claims fuel Hindu-Muslim tensions

New Delhi - When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India's religious hardliners seized the chance to hike their "love jihad" fears.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

India PM's party tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins

Mumbai - India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.

Top south Indian politician freed on bail

New Delhi - A powerful south Indian film-star turned-politician, jailed last month for corruption, was freed on bail Saturday and drew a jubilant reception from supporters.

Three killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India's east coast

Visakhapatnam - Three people were killed Sunday despite a mass evacuation when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's east coast with winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, downing power lines and closing roads and railways.

India starts evacuations as cyclone hurtles towards east coast

Visakhapatnam - India on Saturday began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India farmers fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears

Farmers in India fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears at ten times the rate it used to; farmers blame the bottling line located less than a mile from their farms for depleting their water supply in area classified as "critical" for groundwater.

India warns Pakistan over Kashmir strikes as toll hits 17

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Thursday to stop shelling disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks "unaffordable" for Islamabad as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence rose to 17.
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013
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Vedanta is still trying to get back into the Dongria Kondh's Niyamgiri Hills. ©Survival
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The Spanish Guardia Civil have intercepted hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and India.
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Laxman Savadi BJP Minister
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