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India forest fires creep close to famous Shimla railway

Shimla - Forest fires raging in India's Himalayan region crept perilously close to a famous British-era railway track Tuesday, as panicked residents fought off blazes threatening to engulf their homes.

Indian police arrest forest guards over rhino poaching

Guwahati - Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national park visited by Britain's Prince William and his wife last month.

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India

New Delhi - Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday.

India to probe deaths of disabled children at home

New Delhi - India announced an investigation on Sunday into the deaths of 12 mainly mentally and physically disabled children at a government-run home amid fears they were given toxic water or food.

Qatar announces death of World Cup stadium worker

Doha - An Indian steelworker taken ill at a Qatar World Cup site has died, organisers of the 2022 tournament announced in a statement on Saturday.

Building collapse kills at least two in India's Mumbai

Mumbai - A three-storey building collapsed in India's Mumbai on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring five, local authorities told AFP.

Indian PM invited to address joint meeting of US Congress

Washington - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of the US Congress on June 8 during the leader's visit to Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday.

India asks Britain to deport liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya

New Delhi - India's foreign ministry said Thursday it has asked Britain to deport the embattled former airline boss Vijay Mallya, who faces a money laundering investigation.

KFC India is testing eco-friendly serving bowls that you can eat

Kentucky Fried Chicken in India are testing out serving bowls that are eco-friendly. Patrons who receive the bowls are able to eat them.

Indian police, Hindu hardliners halt church wedding

New Delhi - A group of hardline Hindu activists and police stormed a church in central India and stopped a wedding midway after accusing the pastor of forcefully converting the bride to Christianity, an official said Thursday.

India court rejects French woman's extradition challenge

New Delhi - India's top court on Thursday rejected a French woman's challenge against extradition to Chile, where she is wanted over the assassination of a key supporter of General Augusto Pinochet's military regime.

Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader

Dharamsala - Exiled Tibetans have reelected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession.

Concern over Indian food quality and imports

This week has seen several alarming reports about the quality standards relating to food produced in India. These relates to salt content and import bans.

Landslide in northeast India kills 16

New Delhi - A huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in a remote part of northeast India on Friday, killing at least 16, police said.

Indian father chops off alleged rapist's hands

New Delhi - A father chopped off the hands of a teenager who allegedly raped his baby daughter before dumping him alive near a canal in northern India, police said Wednesday.

India accused of flipflop on Koh-i-Noor diamond

New Delhi - India's government has said it will make "all possible efforts" to get back the Koh-i-Noor diamond, part of the British Crown Jewels, sparking accusations of a u-turn after the solicitor general said the priceless gem was given to Britain.

India says Koh-i-Noor diamond belongs to Britain

New Delhi - A priceless diamond that is part of the Queen Mother's Crown was given to Britain and not stolen, India's government on Monday told the Supreme Court, which is hearing a suit seeking its return.

Renewed violence flares in Indian PM's state over caste

Ahmedabad - Stone-throwing protesters clashed with police firing tear gas in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Sunday, the latest caste violence over demands for preferential treatment for jobs and university places.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

Will and Kate end India trip with historic Taj Mahal visit

Agra - Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal Saturday, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family.

Police arrest seven over India temple disaster

Kollam - Police arrested seven people on Tuesday over a massive explosion and fire during a banned fireworks display that claimed more than 100 lives in southern India, a senior officer said.

India police file charges over temple fireworks disaster

Kollam - Indian police said Monday they have filed initial charges against six people over a massive explosion during a banned fireworks display that killed more than 100 people and left many more with horrific burns.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Britain's William and Kate play cricket on India tour

Mumbai - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate played cricket with children and laid a wreath to victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks as they began their tour of India on Sunday.

India temple fire kills 86 gathered for fireworks display

New Delhi - A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing at least 86 people after thousands of families and others had gathered for a fireworks display.

Britain urges China to cut steel production

Hong Kong - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Saturday urged China to reduce its steel production levels as the UK grapples with an industry crisis that could see thousands of jobs lost.

Indian Hindu temple lifts ban on women devotees

New Delhi - A Hindu temple in western India on Friday lifted a centuries-old ban forbidding female devotees from entering, after a court said women had a fundamental right to worship.

Indian state's alcohol ban hits worshippers

New Delhi - An alcohol ban imposed in the Indian state of Bihar was supposed to clean up public life.But it has had the unintended effect of deterring worshippers from temples, where liquor is the traditional offering.
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