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Indians made 1.1 billion tourist trips within India in 2013

The Indian tourism ministry has just released travel data showing that Indians made 1,145 million individual tourist trips within India in 2013, about 10 percent more than in 2012.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. "The indications are...
In the Media by AFP

Asylum-seekers held on high seas to be taken to Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers in custody on the high seas for weeks will be taken to Australia and held until consular officials confirm their nationalities, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network.
In the Media by Vivek Nemana (AFP)

Driver, schoolchildren die after bus is struck, dragged by train

Hyderabad - More than two dozen school children and one adult are feared dead after their school bus was struck by a passenger train.
In the Media by Greta McClain

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Naval ships from U.S., India and Japan to start war games

Tokyo - The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup.
In the Media by AFP

U.N. reports that India has a gender gap 'crisis'

Officials with the U.N. Women's sector launched a new study to calculate the impact which abortions have on a society. Studies from around the world show that the infanticide has led to gender problems for the developing country.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Pakistani civilian killed in Indian Border Security Force attack Special

Military troops from India reportedly fired upon civilian villages Sunday, killing one civilian and sending four others to the hospital.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.
In the Media by AFP

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Bangalore - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
In the Media by AFP

Coal stocks run dangerously low at India power stations

New Delhi - Nearly half of India's coal-fired power stations only have enough stocks to last a week, as the country struggles to meet growing seasonal demand for electricity, the power minister said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Protests over alleged rape at Indian school

Bangalore - Hundreds of outraged parents stormed a top private school in the Indian city of Bangalore Thursday to protest against the alleged rape of a six-year-old pupil by two staff members, police said.
In the Media by AFP

India court convicts teenagers over Mumbai gang-rapes

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted two teenage boys Tuesday over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults in rape cases.
In the Media by AFP

India court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two of the four men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.
In the Media by AFP

Indians celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima

Hindus are celebrating the festival of Guru Purnima, in honor of their teachers and Gurus. The festival falls on the full moon of the Indian month of Ashada which corresponds to June-July in the Gregorian calendar. This year the festival falls on July 12.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

India works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

New Delhi - India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernise its armed forces.
In the Media by AFP

Amar Chitra Katha releases comic on Indian mythic characters

Well-known Indian comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) has released a 72-page special edition title "Divine Beings," on the animal and animal-human characters from Indian mythology.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

India to provide four free vaccines to children

Mumbai - Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a “program to reduce child mortality.”
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The Bellamy Brothers add more exotic tour dates this summer

Country duo The Bellamy Brothers have added more exotic dates to their 2014 summer tour schedule. These will include tour stops in Qatar, Australia and New Caledonia.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
In the Media by AFP

Trevor Hall discusses new album 'Chapter of The Forest' and tour Special

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall chatted about his latest studio album "Chapter of the Forest," as well as his tour dates with Michael Franti.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

India nurses return from Iraq to emotional welcome

Kochi - A group of 46 Indian nurses held "against their will" in a part of Iraq seized by Islamic militants returned home on Saturday to an emotional reunion with their families.
In the Media by AFP

Indian nurses trapped in Iraq heading home

Baghdad - Forty-six Indian nurses trapped in Iraq's conflict were freed on Friday after getting caught up in a swift militant offensive that has overrun swathes of territory and threatens "Syria-like chaos".
In the Media by Prashant Rao (AFP)

More survivors found in rubble of collapsed India building

New Delhi - Emergency workers pulled out three more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed building in southern India Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day.
In the Media by AFP

Survivors pulled from rubble of India building tragedy

New Delhi - Rescuers plucked two survivors from the ruins of a collapsed apartment block in southern India on Monday as they raced against the clock to find dozens more people feared trapped in the rubble.
In the Media by Pamposh Raina (AFP)

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India

Hyderabad - A massive explosion Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said."At least 16 people are dead.
In the Media by Srinivasa Kumar (AFP) - 1 comment

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

Patna - A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said.
In the Media by Imran Khan (AFP)
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Balancing work and life is difficult in a population where poverty is a way of life.
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Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
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Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
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Tribal girls of Tripura  India are performing thematic dance in a Public Information Campaign organi...
Tribal girls of Tripura, India are performing thematic dance in a Public Information Campaign organized in Kumarghat - a rural area of Tripura. Thematic dance and drama are popular form of media tools used for information dissemination.
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Anoushka Shankar at the Global Rhythm concert
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Anoushka Shankar at the Global Rhythm concert
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Pakistani side of the Wagah border
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Pakistani side of the Wagah border
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Lodu Sikaka has been abducted by gunmen. © Survival
Lodu Sikaka has been abducted by gunmen. © Survival
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India abounds with factories from the nicer ones pictured here to ones with a more weathered look. T...
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India abounds with factories from the nicer ones pictured here to ones with a more weathered look. These are a big part of their push for industrialization.
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Visiting past: Indian currency in 1918. The photo shows the Indian currency of 1918 when India was r...
Visiting past: Indian currency in 1918. The photo shows the Indian currency of 1918 when India was ruled by the British. A host of past events were exhibited in Agartala - the capital of Tripura of India few months ago. The exhibition was arranged by the Reserve Bank of India.
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A call centre. Many western organisations had a culture of outsourcing to India to take advantage of...
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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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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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Indian anti-government protester Anna Hazare
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Indian anti-government protester Anna Hazare
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Anti-rape protests at India Gate
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Anti-rape protests at India Gate
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Firoz  Khan  Sunita and accomplices
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Firoz, Khan, Sunita and accomplices
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Tribal girls of Tripura  India are attending a rally in ethnic dress.
Tribal girls of Tripura, India are attending a rally in ethnic dress.
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Shri Rahul Gandhi  General Secretary of the Indian National Congress
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Shri Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress
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A number of Munda families have migrated to Tripura  India to work in the tea gardens. A girl of Mun...
A number of Munda families have migrated to Tripura, India to work in the tea gardens. A girl of Munda community is seen in the photo. Thanks to the Government's initiatives. These poor girls get nutritional, educational support from Government sponsored welfare schemes. Massive primary health care efforts have reduced child mortality rate significantly in Tripura despite higher rate of poverty.
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Tribes like the Jarawa need to choose their own
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Tribes like the Jarawa need to choose their own future. © Salomé/Survival
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Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB)  spread over 20 acres with nine interlinked nine-storey towers each  has...
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), spread over 20 acres with nine interlinked nine-storey towers each, has been set up at a cost of Rs 11 billion (over USD 200 million). Read more: World's largest diamond bourse opens in Mumbai - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Worlds-largest-diamond-bourse-opens-in-Mumbai/articleshow/6758716.cms#ixzz12hxQW88M
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Elephant  Nagarhole National Park  Karnataka  India
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Elephant, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India
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