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37 dead in India as bus plunges into river

Ahmedabad - A packed passenger bus plunged off a bridge into a river in western India Friday killing at least 37 people, an official said, in one of the deadliest road accidents in recent years.

Five held after India mob beats, partly strips Tanzanian student

Bangalore - India police arrested five people Thursday over an enraged mob's attack on a Tanzanian student who was beaten, her shirt ripped off and car set ablaze in the city of Bangalore.Tanzanian High Commissioner John W. H.

10 Indian soldiers feared dead in Himalayan avalanche: Army

Srinagar - The Indian army said Thursday there was little chance of finding alive any of the 10 soldiers buried in an avalanche at Siachen Glacier in the remote Himalayas, as the rescue effort continued.

10 Indian army soldiers missing in Himalayan avalanche

Srinagar - Rescuers searched Wednesday for 10 soldiers feared buried in an avalanche in India's remote Himalayas near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.

India's top court to review ban on gay sex

New Delhi - India's top court agreed Tuesday to review a decision which criminalises gay sex, sparking hope among campaigners that the colonial-era law will eventually be overturned in the world's biggest democracy.

India train runs over teenager taking selfie

Chennai - An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies.

Chennai teenager dies while taking selfie

Chennai - The death of a Chennai teenager has turned out to be the latest in a series of selfie deaths in India. Fifty percent of those who died while taking selfies last year were Indians, according to the Washington Post.

India sentences three to death for gang-rape, murder in Kolkata

Kolkata - Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women's safety.A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim.

Dr. Om Prakash: Psychologist and ex-freedom fighter Special

The renowned, U.S.-based psychologist, author and business and life coach had plenty to say to Digital Journal about his current work and his role in the Indian Independence Movement under Mahatma Gandhi 70 years ago.

Air India bomber released from Canadian prison

Ottawa - Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person ever to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, was released from a Canadian prison Wednesday after serving two decades behind bars.

France, India to strengthen counter-terror cooperation

New Delhi - French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday not to weaken his resolve against terrorism as he held talks with India's leader on security cooperation and a long-delayed defence deal.

Obama urges 'serious' action against Pakistan extremists

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama has urged Pakistan to show it is "serious" about crushing extremist networks operating on its territory, saying the latest mass killing of students underlined the need for more decisive action.

Hollande starts India visit, says fighter jet deal will take time

Chandigarh - France's President Francois Hollande played down the prospect of a swift conclusion to a drawn-out deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French jet fighters as he began a three-day visit to India Sunday.

France's Hollande says jet deal with India will 'take time'

New Delhi - France's President Francois Hollande said that the conclusion of a deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French fighter jets would "take time" ahead of his arrival in India Sunday for a three-day visit.

French president heads to India for Republic Day visit

Chandigarh - French President Francois Hollande arrives in India on Sunday hoping to seal a drawn-out defence deal between the two countries as well as hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on global security.

France's Hollande heads to India for Republic Day visit

Chandigarh - More than 60 years after it was designed by one of the world's best-known modern architects, the city where President Francois Hollande begins his India visit Sunday remains an oasis of calm in a country better known for urban chaos.

'India's cleanest village' clings on to its serenity

- In the tiny hamlet of Mawlynnong in India's far north east, plastic is banned and spotless paths are lined with flowers -- but its reputation as Asia's cleanest village has proved a mixed blessing.

Health of Indian women and children has improved

The results of the initial phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for 2015 – 16 indicate that there are definite improvements in the health and nutrition of women and children across 15 Indian states and union territories (UT).

India, Pakistan delay talks after air base attack

New Delhi - India and Pakistan said Thursday they have postponed talks after a fatal attack on an Indian air base that New Delhi blames on a banned Pakistan-based group.

India video of woman allegedly beating mother-in-law goes viral

New Delhi - A video secretly filmed by an Indian man -- apparently showing his wife beating his elderly mother -- has gone viral and led police to arrest the wife.

India's top court halts bull running festival

New Delhi - India's top court on Tuesday stayed a government decision to allow a popular bull running festival to go ahead after animal rights activists challenged the move.

Mumbai police identify 'no selfie zones' after drowning

Mumbai - Mumbai police said Tuesday they have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across the Indian city after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself.

India: Children rescued from alleged torture at Christian shelter

Meerut - The owner of a shelter for underprivileged children in Greater Noida, India has been arrested and accused of the torture and forced Christianization of minors in his care.

India sentences 35 crew of U.S. anti-piracy ship

Chennai - An Indian court Monday sentenced 35 sailors, including several from Britain, Estonia and Ukraine, for illegally entering Indian waters carrying weapons aboard a US-operated anti-piracy boat in 2013.

Pakistan tells Kerry it will reveal truth of attack on India airbase

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured US Secretary of State John Kerry that his country is investigating the deadly attack on an Indian air force base and will soon "bring out the truth", officials said.

Indian businessman cuts off finger to support Congress party

New Delhi - A businessman cut off one of his fingers as a gesture of thanks to the gods after India's opposition leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were granted bail in a court case, a report said Sunday.

Four arrested in India over kidney-selling racket

Hyderabad - A 22-year-old student from southern India was arrested for allegedly playing a significant role in an international kidney-selling racket, police said Thursday.

As population soars, India battles to tame malnutrition

Darbhanga - As another dangerously underweight toddler balances precariously on his set of scales, Dr Om Prakash knows he has to move fast to avert tragedy.

Indian Kashmir chief minister dies

Srinagar - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, chief minister of India's restive Kashmir region and one of the country's best-known Muslim politicians, died on Thursday, an official said.

India urges Pakistan to act after air force base attack

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday to take "firm and immediate action" against those behind an attack on an Indian air force base that left seven soldiers dead.
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Boy playing with puppy. Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata, India.
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