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As Pompeo campaigns against China, a growing welcome in India

Washington - When the United States tried to seal a defense deal seven years ago with the Maldives, a sprawling and strategic archipelago, its plans were quietly torpedoed by a friend -- India, which considers the Indian Ocean its sphere of influence.

India's capital chokes on 'severe' smog as farm fires soar

New Delhi - New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to "severe" levels, hours after US President Donald Trump described the air in the vast nation as "filthy".

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt says 'victorious' in cancer fight

Mumbai - Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood's top stars, said Wednesday he had emerged "victorious" after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

India to roll out quick and cheap coronavirus paper test

New Delhi - A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world's worst-hit nations.India has recorded more than 7.

India returns detained Chinese soldier: China

Bejing - India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.

India returns detained Chinese soldier: China

Bejing - India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.

India says 'no timeframe' for release of Chinese soldier

New Delhi - A Chinese soldier detained after straying into Indian territory near their high-altitude frontier will be handed back "after formalities are completed", New Delhi said Tuesday.

Virus, what virus? India gets back to work

Sinnar - India is on course to top the world in coronavirus cases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets, people are back at work -- and eager to forget the pandemic for festival season.

India detains Chinese soldier in disputed border region

Srinagar - India said Monday that it had detained a Chinese soldier who strayed across the disputed frontier where the two countries are engaged in a months-long standoff after a series of clashes.

Troubled Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt confirms cancer diagnosis 

Mumbai - Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, whose life has been so colourful and tragic that it became the subject of a biopic, confirmed he has cancer following weeks of media speculation."This is a recent scar of my life, but I'll beat it.

India cinemas reopen, hoping to lure back movie-mad fans

Bangalore - Cinemas in movie-mad India tentatively re-opened on Thursday but with worries about coronavirus and only old films showing, early punters were few and far between.

India frees top Kashmir politician after 14 months

Srinagar - India has freed a former chief minister of Kashmir who was detained 14 months ago along with thousands of others when New Delhi imposed direct rule on the disputed region with a huge security clampdown.

Indian jewellery chain withdraws ad after outrage by Hindu hardliners

New Delhi - One of India's top jewellery retailers has withdrawn an advert featuring an interfaith baby shower after a vicious backlash on social media by Hindu hardliners who said it glorified "love jihad".

No bull: India claims cow dung chip protects against radiation

New Delhi - An Indian government unit established to develop soaps and medicinal products from cow dung has branched out with a "chip" it claims can protect people from cellphone radiation.

Millions of Indians to get Diwali loans to boost battered economy

New Delhi - Millions of Indian public servants will be offered loans of around US$135 –- to be repaid over 10 months -- in a bid to boost spending and salvage the coronavirus-ravaged economy, the government said Monday.

India coronavirus cases cross 7 million

New Delhi - India's coronavirus cases surged past seven million on Sunday, taking it ever closer to overtaking the United States as the world's most infected country.Health ministry data showed a rise of almost 75,000 cases on Sunday, taking the total to 7.

Kamala Harris's Indian uncle 'felt sorry for Pence'

New Delhi - Kamala Harris' uncle back in India watched her vice-presidential debate with pride on Thursday, feeling "a little sorry" for Mike Pence, who he said came up against a better-qualified foe.

Mighty little global star: Netflix's Indian superhero toddler

Mumbai - It was a quest worthy of a superhero. Animator Rajiv Chilaka spent years flogging his pitch about a superhuman Indian child to Western executives, to no avail.

Hunt on for Indian tiger after eighth human kill

Mumbai - Indian authorities are hunting for a tiger which has killed eight people in the last two years after another fatal attack, officials said Wednesday.

Pompeo slams China's 'malign activity' as he meets Asian allies

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tuesday of Beijing's "malign activity in the region" as he met with key Asia-Pacific allies in Tokyo, presenting a united front against an increasingly assertive China.

Pompeo meets Asian 'Quad' allies in Tokyo with eyes on China

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on Tuesday with key Asia-Pacific allies in Tokyo, presenting a united front on the regional challenge posed by an increasingly assertive China.

Delhi races to cut pollution on coronavirus warnings

New Delhi - New Delhi unveiled a slew of plans Monday aimed at reducing the Indian capital's annual toxic smog, as authorities warned the severe pollution could worsen the coronavirus epidemic.

Indian star Akshay Kumar acknowledges Bollywood's drug 'problem'

New Delhi - Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar acknowledged on Saturday a drug problem within India's film industry, following a growing narcotics probe surrounding the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Federal authorities to take over Indian gang-rape investigation

New Delhi - India's federal investigators will take over the probe into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a low-caste teenaged woman that has sparked nationwide outrage and days of protests.

India's Modi opens tunnel route to tense China border

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday opened a Himalayan tunnel that will drastically reduce the time needed to rush troops to the country's remote Chinese border as tensions grow between the Asian neighbours.

Five police suspended over India gang-rape

New Delhi - Five senior police officers have been suspended over their handling of an investigation into the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman that has sparked outrage across India and triggered days of protests.

India virus deaths pass 100,000

New Delhi - Deaths from the novel coronavirus in India passed 100,000 on Saturday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to rage across the world's second most populous country.

India gang-rape victim's family get protection over reprisal fears

New Delhi - A court in India has ordered police to protect the family of a woman allegedly gang-raped and killed by four high-caste men, as her brother said they feared reprisals over the accusations.

Indian low-caste woman dies after gang-rape, second this week

New Delhi - A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same "untouchable" group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage.

Anger after Indian police cremate gang-rape victim

Indian police were accused Wednesday of cremating the body of a teenaged "untouchable" Dalit woman against her family's wishes after she died following an alleged gang-rape by four upper-caste men -- the latest sexual assault to shock the country.
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