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India and Japan will shape 21st century, says Modi

Tokyo - Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe declared Monday ties between India and Japan were moving to a "new level", during a summit signalling promise for a relationship they hope will offer a counterweight to China.

India, Japan Prime Ministers meet in Kyoto

Kyoto - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kyoto, Japan on August 30 on a visit to the country, which is expected to see a big rise in the level of interaction between the two nations.

Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

Mumbai - A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.

India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

New Delhi - Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.

Low-caste Indians still forced to clean human waste: rights group

Mumbai - Low-caste Indians are still routinely forced into manually removing human excrement from toilets despite a highly-publicised law introduced last year to end the "discriminatory practice", a rights group said Monday.

Temple stampede in central India kills at least 10

Bhopal - A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early Monday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said.

'Modi effect' gets Delhi working, but reforms prove elusive

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up India's ruling elite in his first 100 days since taking power, but has so far struggled to deliver the bold reforms needed to kick-start the economy.

Four killed in India-Pakistan border fire

Srinagar - Four people were killed when nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan traded heavy fire across their border early Saturday, with each country accusing the other of "unprovoked" military action.

Doctors remove 38-year-old baby skeleton from woman's abdomen

A 62-year-old Indian woman went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain and discovered that the cause was a 38-year-old baby skeleton.

India's 14-year-long hunger striker walks free from custody

Imphal - An Indian woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike against rights abuses in the country's northeast broke down in tears on Wednesday as she was finally released from a hospital jail.

Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

New Delhi - BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.

India cancels Pakistan talks in row over Kashmir

New Delhi - India on Monday cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for next week, angrily berating Islamabad over a meeting between Pakistan's high commissioner and Kashmiri separatists.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi - Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

India's new PM Modi slams rape shame, communal violence

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence Friday as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor in his first Independence Day speech.

Indian court sentences 'bandit queen' killer to life

New Delhi - An Indian court on Thursday sentenced the man convicted of killing India's "bandit queen" Phoolan Devi to life imprisonment, 13 years after she was gunned down in broad daylight.

Pakistan rejects Modi's Kashmir 'proxy war' claims

Islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed as "baseless rhetoric" claims by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it was waging a "proxy war" in disputed Kashmir.

India's Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

- Narendra Modi accused Pakistan on Tuesday of waging a proxy war in Kashmir as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit Kargil since more than 1,000 died in fighting there 15 years ago.

Technology spurs surge in India's e-commerce

The e-commerce boom may seem like old news to some, but for those in many parts of the world, the online shopping trend is relatively new and is growing at an impressive rate.

Google launches 360 degree panorama of 76 new Indian monuments

Google and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India have come together to launch virtual tours of Indian cultural sites and explore over 1,400 cultural objects from India at the Google Cultural Institute site.

Indian court frames charges in 'War Room' leak case

New Delhi - A court in New Delhi framed charges on Friday against five people, including three retired naval officers, over the alleged leak of military secrets to help foreign firms clinch Indian defence deals, reports said.

India outrage over fashion shoot echoing gang-rape

Mumbai - An Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action Wednesday for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.

Teen cuts off rapist’s penis to stop second attack

Bihar - A teenage girl in India is said to have cut her uncle’s penis off after he reportedly came back to rape her a second time.

India's religious take to tech-savvy blessings

India is a $30 billion religious and spirituality market of gods, temples and pilgrimages, and now that the 21st century is here, tech companies are jumping onto the bandwagon.

Himalayan religious pilgrimages hit by rains, landslides

As rains continued to lash the north Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in the past month, landslides and rivers in spate have blocked pilgrim access to many Himalayan temples.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

Indian soldiers in Africa alerted against Ebola

Indian soldiers who are currently working as United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in western and central Africa have been alerted against the worst outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) in the region’s history.

Experts see potential growth in South Asian tourism sector

Experts are expecting a significant boost for South Asian tourism in the next few years, with India serving as a basis upon which the region can reach its full tourism potential.
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Star trails in India by Ajay Talwar
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Rural women of North Tripura  India are participating in a  musical chair  game show.
Rural women of North Tripura, India are participating in a 'musical chair' game show.
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School bus in India
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A rural family of Tripura  India. Most of the rural people live in bamboo made huts. However  compar...
A rural family of Tripura, India. Most of the rural people live in bamboo made huts. However, comparatively better off families, like the family in photo, live in mud wall rooms. The mud wall rooms are remain cool during scorching summer and a pleasant hot place during winter.
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Kids of a village of Tripura, India. Bamboo is an important item to people rural India as well as Tripura. People of poor and lower income group prefer less costly bamboo made materials for setting up houses. Look at bamboos being piled up and bamboo made houses behind the kids in the photo. Importantly, bamboo made houses provide relative safer shelter in earth quack prone areas like Tripura.
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Running ahead: Rural kids of Tripura, India running in a sports event. Poor and under privileged yet full of lives - these kids are working hard to beat the odds and excel in life.
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Elephant, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India
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Floods in India
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India already has many railway bridges. However this new one is set to tower over all the previous ones.
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Plucking Tea in a tea garden of Assam, India. July 21, 2009.
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Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
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Gay rights activists pose for pictures at a protest organised against the Supreme Court's order on gay sex in Mumbai December 11, 2013
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Gay rights activists pose for pictures at a protest organised against the Supreme Court's order on gay sex in Mumbai December 11, 2013
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Author and activist Arundhati Roy
Author and activist Arundhati Roy
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The market at Port Blair, India
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India's Mars orbiter at their Spacecraft Control Center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore
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Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
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Rural women of Tripura, India are collecting leafy vegetables (creepers) from road side. Often children too join in collecting such vegetables. These vegetables grow naturally along the road side, wasted land etc. Many of these naturally grown (without human interference) have medicinal value too.
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