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Top bureaucrat restricted from attending Christian worship

Controversy has kicked off in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, after the state government warned a civil service official from attending or addressing Christian meetings.

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance and do more to combat global warming Tuesday as he wrapped up a visit aimed at forging a new friendship between the world's largest democracies.

Modi honours Obama as VIP guest, opens arms to US business

New Delhi - Narendra Modi honoured Barack Obama as his chief guest Monday at India's Republic Day parade and then rolled out the welcome mat to US businesses in a further warming of ties between the world's largest democracies.

Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact Sunday as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world's two largest democracies.

From cold shoulder to hugs: Obama and Modi's unlikely friendship

New Delhi - At first glance, they might appear unlikely friends or allies. One is a right-wing nationalist and long-time international pariah, while the other is an unabashed liberal and Nobel peace laureate.

Modi hugs Obama at start of three-day India visit

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi Sunday for the start of a three-day visit to India, receiving a hug from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he disembarked from Air Force One.

Obama cuts short India visit to meet new Saudi king

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama has cut short his visit to India, cancelling a planned trip to the Taj Mahal, to "pay respects" to new King Salman in Saudi Arabia, the White House said Saturday.

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return

New Delhi - Uber sent an email promoting its return to New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, her lawyer has revealed, saying he had "no confidence" in the company's new safety measures.

India's Modi rolls out red carpet for new buddy Obama

New Delhi - Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend for an unprecedented second visit by a serving US president, the honoured guest of his new friend Narendra Modi who was a Washington outcast only a year ago.

Good News: Tiger population increases by 30 percent in India

Delhi - In a bit of good news, a study shows tiger numbers have risen sharply in India during the last seven years, from just 1,411 to 2,226, and for wildlife officials, that's something to celebrate. The country is now home to 70 percent of the world's tigers.

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver to sue company in U.S.

New Delhi - A high-profile American lawyer on Friday said he has been hired to sue taxi-hailing firm Uber in U.S. courts on behalf of an Indian woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers in New Delhi.

Woman identifies Uber cabbie as rape trial starts in India

New Delhi - A woman allegedly raped in an Uber taxi in the Indian capital "confidently" gave evidence Thursday against the driver at the start of his trial in a fast-track court, the prosecutor said.

Death toll from toxic liquor in India hits 31, over 100 ill

Lucknow - A lethal batch of home-brew liquor sold at a local cricket match has killed at least 31 people in northern India, with more than 100 others ill in hospital, police and medical officials said Tuesday.

Uber taxi driver faces fast-track rape trial in India

New Delhi - An Uber taxi driver accused of raping a woman passenger in New Delhi will go on trial in a fast-track court this week after entering a not guilty plea Tuesday.

Indian reformer Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary celebrated

Indian social reformer and philosopher Swami Vivekananda's 151st birth anniversary was celebrated on January 12, in India as National Youth Day.

Kerry heads to India seeking economic gains

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left for India on his first foreign trip of 2015, with a heavy focus on trade and investment with the South Asian economic giant.

New Delhi imposes direct rule in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was brought under New Delhi's direct rule Friday after political rivals failed to agree on a power-sharing coalition, more than two weeks after elections in the country's only Muslim-majority state.

India police probe godman over alleged castration of 400 followers

New Delhi - Indian police said they are investigating a popular self-styled godman for allegedly encouraging 400 followers to undergo castrations at his ashram so they could get closer to god.

India to hold Japanese gang rape ID parade on January 9

Kolkata - Six men arrested for the gang rape of a Japanese tourist held hostage in India for nearly a month will appear in an identity parade later this week, a court said Tuesday.

Hunt for suspects after gang rape in India govt office

Patna - Police have arrested one of five suspects accused of gang-raping a teenage girl inside a local government office in eastern India, an officer said Tuesday.

Toxic biscuits kill 14 monkeys in India

Kolkata - Fourteen monkeys have died after snatching and then eating biscuits laced with rat poison in eastern India, officials said Monday.

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist 'gang rape'

Kolkata - Five men have been arrested over the alleged gang-rape and extortion of a Japanese tourist held as a sex slave for nearly a month in a basement near a famous Buddhist shrine in India, officials said Sunday.

Two brothers arrested in India over rape of Japanese tourist

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested two brothers accused of repeatedly raping a 22-year-old Japanese tourist over three weeks near Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest site, an official said Saturday.

Four killed in fresh India-Pakistan border clashes

Jammu - Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire along their tense border on Saturday, killing four people including a teenage girl and forcing hundreds to flee their homes in the latest round of deadly clashes.

Delhi police introduce Himmat mobile safety app for women

Delhi - Police in India's National Capital Territory have introduced a smartphone app aimed at protecting women and girls against rape and sexual assault.

Pakistani boat blows self up after India navy chase

New Delhi - The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.

Pakistan court extends detention of 'Mumbai attacks mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday sent the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for two weeks in the latest round of a tussle over his detention that has worsened ties with India.

Pakistan court remands alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Tuesday remanded the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks in police custody for two days in a kidnapping case, a day after another court approved his release.

Pakistan court suspends detention of Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani court on Monday suspended a detention order on the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, government lawyers said, drawing a sharp protest from India.

Bomb blast kills woman in south Indian city

Bangalore - One woman died and two people were injured late Sunday when a crude bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police said.
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An elderly woman is returning home after a day long hard work. Left unattended by her sons, she has to fend herself by working as maid. The photo was shot at Tripura, a North Eastern State of India.
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Young artists of Tripura, India are waiting to perform a theme-based folk dance in a rural area - Srinagar in Tripura. Artists perform theme based cultural program to aware common people about welfare schemes of the Government of India.
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Hindu priest carries an Aarti lamp. The photo belongs to the blog by Kristian Bertel. © Photographer.
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Noted Indian agri-scientist Prof Swaminathan is attending a workshop on Agriculture at Tripura, India. Chief Minister of Tripura at centre and other dignatories also attended the workshop.
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Bhopal held its own special Olympics on July 26 in protest against Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Olympics.
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Macaque monkeys in India are a revered species so legislators are going to great lengths to distract them.
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Tigers are protected in India but are no less dangerous for those who mistakenly wander into their territory.
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The most lavish and beautiful grave; the Taj Mahal mausoleum. Agra, India
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Bhopal held its own special Olympics on July 26 in protest against Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Olympics.
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Assembly house of Tripura, one of the 8 states of North Eastern India.
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Over 13 women dead after taking antibiotic contaminated with rat poison at sterilization clinic in India.
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