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Five young Indians die in suspected 'honour' killings

New Delhi - Five young people in northern India are believed to have been murdered by their families or partner's relatives in suspected honour killings, in three separate incidents this week, police said Saturday.

Facebook accused of censoring posts on Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

India steps up search for missing military plane

Chennai - India on Saturday stepped up a major search operation for an air force plane that disappeared over the Bay of Bengal the day before with 29 people on board, as the defence minister headed to the region.

Contamination and shortages dog India's blood supply

New Delhi - Every month, Seema Mishra and her daughter make the trip to an Indian hospital, praying the blood transfusion the youngster needs to keep her alive will not make her sicker.

Thousands of Pakistanis protest Indian Kashmir killings

Islamabad - Thousands of people marched in streets across Pakistan on Wednesday to protest violence in India-administered Kashmir, AFP journalists said, as the death toll from days of clashes between demonstrators and security forces rose to 45.

Maoist ambush in east India kills 10 police

New Delhi - Suspected Maoist rebels have ambushed a convoy of paramilitary commandos in east India and killed 10, police said Tuesday, in the deadliest such attack since 2014.

Maoist ambush in east India kills 10 police

New Delhi - Suspected Maoist rebels have ambushed a convoy of paramilitary commandos in east India and killed 10, police said Tuesday, in the deadliest such attack since 2014.

Maoist ambush in east India kills 10 police

New Delhi - Suspected Maoist rebels have ambushed a convoy of paramilitary commandos in east India and killed 10, police said Tuesday, in the deadliest such attack since 2014.

India's emerging solar power tech at risk from monkeys

Interest in alternative forms of power generating technology continues and countries with high levels of sunshine are ripe for solar power. One such country is India, although the use of solar power carries a risk: monkeys.

India police seize newspapers amid Kashmir unrest

Srinagar - Police seized tens of thousands of newspapers in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Saturday and detained printing press workers, ramping up an information blackout after a week of unrest left 39 dead, officials and media outlets said.

India's 'gold man' beaten to death

Mumbai - An Indian businessman who made headlines in 2013 for purchasing one of the world's most expensive shirts made entirely of gold has been beaten to death in western India, according to a report Friday.

Samsung refreshes Galaxy phones for India, adds a worse display

Samsung has announced new versions of its India-exclusive Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 Android smartphones. The budget-oriented devices are designed to appeal to the masses in one of the world's largest emerging digital markets.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Five more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir clashes

Srinagar - Five people including a teenage girl were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir after a popular rebel leader was shot dead, police said Monday, taking the toll to 23.

Toll hits 18 as police, protesters clash in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir clashed for a second day Sunday as anger over the death of an influential rebel leader boiled over, with 18 people killed in some of the worst civilian unrest to hit the region since 2010.

Floods in central India leave 15 dead

New Delhi - Flash floods from torrential downpours in the in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have killed 15 people, with seven deaths over the weekend, and left thousands of people displaced, authorities said Sunday.

China, India eye Asian Century as Brexit rattles old order

New Delhi - Britain's vote to leave the European Union and simmering discontent in other Western countries is seen as hastening the arrival of an "Asian Century", analysts say, led by the rise of China and India.

Eight killed in Indian Kashmir after rebel leader's death

Srinagar - Eight protesters were killed and more than 200 others injured in disputed Indian-administered Kashmir Saturday after thousands defied a curfew following the death of a top rebel commander, officials said.

Facing abuse, Africans in India refuse to give in to fear

New Delhi - Congolese student Arnold Mutumbo Muama refuses to be cowed by a spate of racist violence towards Africans in India's capital New Delhi, defiant after a friend was beaten up by security guards at his apartment block.

Indian court orders investigation into army killings

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday ordered an investigation into use of "excessive and retaliatory" force by security forces in the insurgency-wracked state of Manipur, where a controversial law gives troops powers to shoot on sight.

India's Modi meets Zuma on Africa tour

Pretoria - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his Africa tour to South Africa on Friday, seeking to boost trade between two countries that he said "shared values, suffering and struggles".

India's Modi heads to Africa with an eye on China

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Africa on Thursday, seeking to boost his country's economic influence in a region long dominated by rival Asian power China.

India's ruling party courts isolated northeast

Guwahati - Ranjiv Kumar Sharma says his home state of Assam in India's isolated northeast is experiencing a "silent invasion" of Muslims from neighbouring Bangladesh that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party can stop.

The world's first $4 Android smartphone is finally launching

Back in February, Indian telecoms firm Ringing Bells unveiled a smartphone that costs just $4. It quickly ran into trouble though, being investigated for fraud allegations and claims it directly copied other handsets. Four months on, it's finally on sale.

India’s space rocket carrying 20 satellites blasts off

New Delhi - India’s space industry has risen a notch higher with the successful launch of a rocket carrying 20 satellites from at least five countries, an achievement the Indian president said exhibited the country’s increasing space capabilities.
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