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Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

India pulls out of key summit in Pakistan: govt

New Delhi - India on Tuesday pulled out of a key regional summit in Pakistan citing an increase in cross-border attacks, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalates.

India at UN tells Pakistan to 'abandon dream' of Kashmir

New York - India's foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

London - A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using "unacceptable language" about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain's most popular TV soap.

Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

Ahmedabad - An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday.

Indian court clears pair over Scarlett Keeling killing

Panaji - Two Indian men were cleared Friday of the rape and homicide of 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling whose bruised and semi-naked body was found on a Goa beach eight years ago.

French defence minister heads to India over jet deal

Paris - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian left on Thursday for New Delhi where he is expected to sign a long-delayed deal to sell 36 Dassault fighter jets to India.

Pakistan PM tells UN India obstacle to peace

New York - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out at India over escalating tensions in Kashmir, telling the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that New Delhi was an obstacle to peace.

Rafale: France's versatile fighter jet

Paris - France's Rafale multi-role fighter jet, the subject of a major deal approved Wednesday by an Indian government committee, is a versatile plane that is currently being used for bombing missions over Syria and Iraq.

Indian ministers approve Rafale fighter jet deal

New Delhi - An Indian cabinet committee gave its approval Wednesday to a long-delayed deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault, as the country looks to bolster its military in the face of China's growing clout.

Indian army blocks infiltration by Pakistan militants

Srinagar - The Indian army on Tuesday blocked an attempt by suspected Pakistani militants to cross into Indian-administered Kashmir, a spokesman said, days after a deadly raid on a military base in the territory.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Srinagar - Gun battles raged on the disputed border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir Tuesday, two days after a deadly raid on an Indian army base that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

India's poor fear 'rent-a-womb' industry shut down

Anand - At a hostel for dozens of pregnant women, impoverished widow Sharmila Mackwan weighs up her decision to carry twins for another couple -- her only ticket out of poverty -- as the government moves to close India's multi-million dollar surrogacy industry...

Modi vows to punish those behind Indian Kashmir base attack

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to punish those responsible for Sunday's "despicable" and "cowardly" attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir that left 17 soldiers dead. "We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri.

India blames Pakistan militants for Kashmir attack which killed 17

Srinagar - Gunmen hurling grenades killed 17 soldiers in a raid on an army base in Indian Kashmir Sunday, with India blaming Pakistan-based militants for the worst such attack in the disputed region for over a decade.

Indian police arrest Kashmiri activist

Srinagar - Indian police said Friday they have arrested a prominent Kashmiri activist who was this week prevented from travelling to Geneva, where he had been due to brief UN officials on the strife-torn region.

Modi urges calm in Indian tech hub after deadly protests

Bangalore - Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm Tuesday in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore which was placed under curfew after deadly violence erupted over a water dispute with a neighbouring state.

Five dead in strife-torn Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - A police officer and four militants were killed in separate incidents Sunday in Indian administered-Kashmir as hundreds of residents clashed with security forces in the region hit by weeks of deadly unrest.

'Ice man' keeps up tradition in India's blistering heat

New Delhi - As the temperature heads towards 40 degrees celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in New Delhi, Ram Babu sets off on his bicycle in an unlikely race against time to deliver ice before it melts.

India pledges to join climate deal this year

Vientiane - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged to formally join the Paris climate change agreement this year, a potentially major step toward the pact entering into force.

Pokemon Go 'is blasphemous', Indian court told

Ahmedabad - Pokemon Go is blasphemous and should be banned, an Indian court was told Wednesday, because it rewards religious vegetarians with virtual eggs.

Catholic icon Teresa was both adored and attacked

Vatican City - For those who revered her, Mother Teresa's elevation to the Catholic sainthood on Sunday came not a moment too soon.

Pope Francis proclaims Teresa a saint

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint, hailing her work with the destitute of Kolkata as a beacon for mankind and testimony of God's compassion for the poor.

Mother Teresa's legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Kolkata - As the Vatican prepares to declare Mother Teresa a saint this Sunday, in the Indian city where she rose to fame, claims of medical negligence and financial mismanagement at her care homes threaten to cloud her legacy.

Saint Teresa: revered, reviled and misunderstood

Vatican City - The woman the world came to know as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was called a lot of things in her lifetime.She was the "Saint of the Gutters" and an "Angel of Mercy.

Catholic icon Mother Teresa to be proclaimed a saint

Vatican City - Mother Teresa, the revered but controversial nun whose work with the dying and the destitute made her an icon of 20th Century Christianity, will be declared a saint on Sunday.

France condemns Indian submarine secrets leak

Paris - The leak of secret technical data on French submarines designed for the Indian navy was a "malicious act", Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday.

Delhi women's minister sacked for 'sex tape'

New Delhi - The Delhi women's minister has been sacked after a 'sex video' showing him kissing two women was leaked to the media, in the latest scandal involving the Indian capital's government.
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