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S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johanesburg - South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said Sunday.

18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding: official

Ajmer - Rescuers discovered nine more bodies Sunday beneath the ruins of a Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official said.

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud

New Delhi - Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the country's biggest bank scams, an official said Saturday.

Dutch shipper slams 'toxic' court case

Rotterdam - A Dutch shipping group blamed for dumping vessels with harmful waste on Turkish and Indian beaches accused prosecutors Wednesday of waging a "populist" campaign against them, based on emotive environmental issues.

Dutch shipping bosses in court over 'toxic' ship dumping

Den Haag - Six Dutch shipping company bosses will appear before a Rotterdam court Wednesday accused of deliberately dumping old ships on the beaches of India and Turkey.

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Ramallah - Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he held talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV

New Delhi - India is investigating claims an unlicensed doctor infected at least 46 people with HIV by re-using syringes, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion.

Bollywood's 'menstrual man' movie targets Indian taboo

Mumbai - A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hits screens this week, challenging taboos surrounding menstruation in socially conservative India.

Indian survivors call for FGM ban

New Delhi - Survivors called on India's government Monday to ban female genital mutilation, an age-old ritual practised by a small Muslim sect in the country.

Government appeals to rural India in last budget before election

New Delhi - India's government promised hundreds of billions of dollars to develop poor rural areas and help struggling farmers in its annual budget Thursday, looking to win over voters ahead of the next general election.

Pfizer helps Indian government with antimicrobial resistance

New Delhi - The major drugs company Pfizer is working closely with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to help combat antimicrobial resistance in India. This includes establishing a center in New Delhi to develop research.

India appeals to key rural areas in last budget before election

New Delhi - India promised hundreds of billions of dollars to develop poor rural areas and to help struggling farmers in its annual budget Thursday, looking to win over voters ahead of the next general election.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets and creating tremors as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the USGS said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

India's 'father' Gandhi: 10 key dates

New Delhi - Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 70 years ago on January 30, 1948. Here are 10 key dates in his life:- 1869: Born on October 2 as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at Porbandar in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

India has 21 million 'unwanted' girls

New Delhi - The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.

Indian man killed after being sucked into MRI machine

Mumbai - An Indian man died after being sucked into an MRI machine while visiting a relative at a hospital in Mumbai, police said Monday.

Controversial Bollywood movie wins hearts on opening day

New Delhi - The Delhi cinema resembled a fortress but the owners were not taking chances -- riot police and iron barricades were preferable to Hindu mobs storming the ticket booth and attacking patrons.

Hindu queen film releases in India amid high security

Mumbai - A controversial Indian movie that has angered Hindu extremists finally opens on Thursday amid heightened security owing to fears of widespread riots.

Riots in Indian cities on eve of Hindu queen film release

Ahmedabad - Hindu hardliners rampaged through several Indian cities Wednesday protesting a controversial Bollywood film on the eve of its cinema debut, as violent mobs clashed with police, torched vehicles and vandalised malls.

India's top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

New Delhi - India's top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Dozens of rape victim support centres to open in India

New Delhi - Dozens of support centres for women victims of sexual violence are to open across India under an scheme announced Tuesday, as pressure grows on police over their handling of rape cases.

Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Davos - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Mumbai - Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Agra - Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowi...

India's top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence.

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

New Delhi - India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.

Siberian helicopter maker has eyes on India

Ulan-ude - As a helicopter buzzes in circles despite a blizzard, thousands are busy working in the huge hangars of a Siberia-based aircraft maker, eager to win a contract with India that would be a major coup for Russia's defence industry.

Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Madurai - Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two days.
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Construction at the Sardar Sarovar dam. The World Commission on Dams (WCD) principles encompass basic values of human rights and sustainable development that are essential to minimising negative impacts of large dams on people and the environment. Certain WCD principles have also been incorporated into various international and national laws and policies.
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The Ghazipur landfill in East Delhi is now being used in the waste-to-energy project.
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