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A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

New Delhi - Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

Indian girl, 12, 'raped and killed' by brothers, uncle

New Delhi - Two brothers have been arrested in India for allegedly raping their 12-year-old sister who was later beheaded with a sickle, police said Wednesday.

Netflix dramatises notorious India gang-rape murder case

Mumbai - Filmmaker Richie Mehta was at first reluctant to make Netflix's latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines.

Pakistan's crackdown on militants fails to convince sceptics

Islamabad - At a mosque on a quiet Islamabad street, any reference to the UN-listed terror group which runs it has been removed as Pakistan -- once again -- comes under pressure to demonstrate its sincerity about eliminating militancy.

Pakistan, India hold 'positive' talks on Sikh visits

Islamabad - Pakistan and India held "very positive" talks Thursday, as the arch-rivals sat down to discuss a visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims just weeks after soaring tensions brought the two nuclear-armed powers to the brink of war.

Aamir Khan to star in Bollywood 'Forrest Gump' remake

Mumbai - Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan announced on Thursday that he is to star in an official Hindi-language remake of hit American movie "Forrest Gump".

India's Reliance caps Venezuelan oil purchases

Mumbai - India's biggest private oil refiner Reliance Industries has capped crude imports from sanction-hit Venezuela, the company said Thursday, following pressure from the United States.

India disappointed as China blocks bid to ban JeM chief

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was "disappointed" by China again delaying a bid to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.

China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM leader as terrorist

New York - China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind a suicide attack in Kashmir to the UN terror blacklist, diplomats said.

From chits to apps, new measures for India's mega-election

New Delhi - Holding the world's biggest democratic election is no mean feat, with 900 million Indians across the country eligible to vote between April 11 and May 19.

'Will call you when I land,' texted Indian Ethiopia crash victim

New Delhi - An Indian newly-wed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, local media reported Tuesday.

Pakistan insists will deal 'firmly' with militants: Trump advisor

Washington - Pakistan promises to crack down on militant groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton said Monday.

'Key conspirator' of Kashmir attack shot dead: Indian police

Srinagar - Indian police said Monday that one of the "key conspirators" behind a suicide attack that killed at least 40 troops in Kashmir had died in a shootout with government forces.

Gloves off: who to watch in India's rough-and-tumble election

New Delhi - India is not just the world's biggest democracy, its elections are also the most gruelling -- with nearly six weeks between the first round of voting on April 11 and the last.

India to hold mega-election from April 11 - May 19

New Delhi - India announced Sunday a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world's biggest democracy.

India to announce dates for general election: official

New Delhi - India is set to announce Sunday the dates for a national election that will see hundreds of millions of voters cast their ballots in the biggest democratic exercise on Earth.

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Dharamsala - Huge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama's temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile.

For Pakistani Kashmiris, a sense of the grave inside their bunkers

Chaudhry Hakam Deen has a bunker -- a cold, damp hole dug in the ground -- next to his home where he and his family have often taken refuge amid soaring tensions with India.Spending the night inside, he said, "feels like sitting in a graveyard".

India slams Pakistan action against militants

New Delhi - India said Saturday that its army is on a "strict vigil" for new attacks from Pakistan and renewed warnings to its neighbour to take concrete action against militant groups.

Facts and alternative facts between India and Pakistan

New Delhi - India and Pakistan have retreated from the brink of possible war but an information conflict still rages over their tit-for-tat air strikes and an aerial dogfight between the nuclear-armed arch rivals.

Kashmir 'fake news' barrage raises fears for India elections

New Delhi - A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with neighbouring Pakistan has heightened fears over the "fake news" war looming in India's national election.

Indian guru named in panel to resolve key temple dispute

New Delhi - India's top court Friday named a three-man panel including a famous guru to resolve a seemingly intractable and highly emotive dispute raging for decades over the flashpoint religious site of Ayodhya.

Indian govt in new dogfight over French fighters deal

New Delhi - India's opposition Thursday called for a corruption probe into a multi-billion-dollar fighter jet deal, raising pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as government lawyers threatened a leading newspaper with legal action for revealing details.

Grenade attack in India's Jammu injures 18: police

Jammu - Eighteen people were injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Indian city of Jammu, in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Grenade attack in India's Jammu injures 18: police

Jammu - Eighteen people were injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Indian city of Jammu, in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Stray pup emerges top dog in elite Indian sniffer squad

Kolkata - Some 18 months after been rescued from stone-throwing children, an Indian street mutt has emerged top dog in an elite bomb- and drug-sniffing squad.

Fasten your seatbelts — and Hail India!

New Delhi - Air India has reminded cabin crews to follow all announcements with a rousing cry of "Hail India!" as nationalistic fervour grips the nation in its latest military standoff with Pakistan.

Pakistan navy says it stopped Indian sub from entering its waters

Karachi - Pakistan has stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, the navy said Tuesday, as tensions continue to run high between the nuclear-armed foes.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

Washington - Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices.

G7, World Bank decry Ukraine U-turn on corruption law

Kiev - G7 nations and the World Bank on Monday denounced Ukraine's annulment of a key anti-graft law "a serious setback" in the fight against corruption.
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