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At least 10 buried by mudslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - At least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have had to flee their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir on Monday, police said.

Indian village bans kissing in public

Panaji - An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

Indian Supreme Court strikes down 'Facebook' arrest law

New Delhi - In a landmark ruling affirming the right to free speech on the Internet, India's Supreme Court has struck down a controversial law under which police had the power to arrest people for comments they posted on social networks and other websites.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Two-year-old girl is India's archery prodigy

A two-year-old archery prodigy from Vijaywada, India has achieved what many people say is an amazing feat by scoring over 200 points in the five and seven meter distances, according to the India Book of Records.

Shocking 10th-grade cheating scandal rocks India

The quest for an education is only limited by the extremes a parent will go to in helping their child to succeed. In India, openly scaling the walls of a school to toss cheat sheets through windows resulted in hundreds of arrests.

Train derails in northern India, killing 32

Lucknow - At least 32 people, including children, were killed and dozens more injured when an express train derailed in northern India on Friday, authorities said.

Round-the-world solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

Ahmedabad - A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy on Wednesday after a lengthy hold-up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.

Rain delays next leg of solar plane's round-the-world bid

Ahmedabad - Poor weather has delayed Solar Impulse 2's departure from India on the next leg of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun.

Priests, school girls join rally in India over nun gang-rape

Kolkata - Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally Monday in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school.

Prayers in India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Kolkata - Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians.

Elderly Indian nun 'gang-raped' in convent school

Kolkata - Police in eastern India said Saturday they were investigating the gang-rape of a 75-year-old nun by burglars who broke into the convent school where she lived.

India's Modi visits Sri Lanka's Tamil heartland

Jaffna - Narendra Modi landed in Jaffna on Saturday, making a highly symbolic first visit by an Indian prime minister to Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern Tamil heartland after urging greater autonomy for the island's largest minority.

Gandhi statue to be unveiled near Churchill's in London

London - A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be unveiled on Saturday at the heart of the British establishment which once loathed him for his campaign against imperial rule.

Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks suspect

Islamabad - A Pakistan court on Friday cancelled a detention order against the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, potentially paving the way for his release.

Modi pushes Tamil autonomy during Sri Lanka visit

Colombo - Narendra Modi urged Sri Lanka's new leaders to give greater autonomy to its Tamil minority after a long ethnic war, as he began the first official visit by an Indian premier to the island in 28 years on Friday.

Modi's budget slashes environmental funding 25 percent

Environmentalists in India have expressed alarm over the new federal budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Showing little regard for the environment or climate change, the Modi budget slashes environmental funding by 25 percent.

PM Modi launches Rotavirus vaccine developed in India

New Delhi - On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the country's first vaccine, Rotavac, made entirely within the country. The vaccine was developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

Saudi Arabia becomes the leading importer of arms

According to a recent report, Saudi Arabia surpassed India as the leading importer of arms in 2014. The U.S. kept its spot as the top exporter of arms, bolstered by exports to Middle Eastern countries concerned about increased instability in the region.

Solar plane completes first sea leg of epic round-the-world bid

Ahmedabad - Solar Impulse 2 landed in India late Tuesday, completing the initial sea crossing of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun.

India arrests after rape suspect's lynching rise to 42

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they have charged 42 people after the killing and lynching of a rape suspect who was dragged from his prison cell, with more arrests overnight.

Mother killed in Australia while on phone to husband in India

Sydney - An Indian mother was fatally stabbed in a Sydney park during a brutal attack as she was on the phone to her distraught husband back home, police said Monday.

India channel protests rape documentary ban with blank screen

New Delhi - An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a controversial government ban on airing a documentary about the savage gang-rape of a Delhi student.

18 arrested in India after mob lynches rape suspect

New Delhi - Police charged 18 people Sunday after a frenzied mob stormed a prison and lynched a rape suspect in India's northeast, in an act of vigilante justice condemned by rights groups and political leaders.

Pakistan arrests 45 Indian fishermen: Police

Karachi - Pakistani marine forces have arrested 45 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said Saturday.

Two men lynched over alleged sex assaults in India

Dimapur - Indian police were on Friday investigating two separate lynchings in which men were beaten to death by frenzied crowds in anger over alleged assaults on young women.

'Microsoft tech support' scammer recorded threatening to kill man

Nelson - In a scam that has defrauded Canadians to the tune of $347 million dollars, scammers are resorting to unnerving tactics, including threatening a man in British Columbia with death. That's what happened to Jakob Dulisse, who decided to be proactive.

Delhi rape victim's father urges viewing of documentary

New Delhi - The father of a woman who died after a savage gang-rape in Delhi said Thursday he thought everyone should watch a documentary about the attack broadcast by the BBC but banned in India.

India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist

New Delhi - India has banned the broadcast of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a student is shown blaming the victim -- a move the film's maker called "arbitrary censorship".
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