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India's tiger census success story may be inaccurate, study says

New Delhi - The accuracy of India's recent tiger census that suggested tiger numbers have increased is now being called into question by a new study. The Indian government had celebrated the rise in tiger numbers from 1706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

UN climate panel head resigns amid sex claims

Nairobi - The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda.

French defence minister in India to salvage Rafale deal

New Delhi - France's defence minister on Tuesday held talks with his Indian counterpart in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets.

Review: ‘Siddharth’ explores the darker corners of India Special

‘Siddharth’ is the poignant story of a father who single-handedly takes on the search for his missing son who may have been abducted.

Swine flu spreading at alarming rate across India

Since mid-December, the swine flu outbreak in India, the second most populous country in the world, has infected 13,688 people, and caused 812 deaths. Health officials are reassuring the public that there is no shortage of drugs to combat the flu.

UN climate chief to miss session after sex harassment case

New Delhi - The United Nations' top climate change official will not chair a key meeting in Kenya next week as Indian police investigate a sexual harassment complaint against him, officials said Sunday.

China protests after India PM visits frontier region

Bejing - China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction and staunch opposition" after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a frontier area controlled by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing, state media reported.

France in new bid to nail fighter jet deal with India

New Delhi - France's defence minister will visit New Delhi this week in a fresh bid to nail a troubled deal to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets which has been snagged for three years and now faces new questions about its cost.

Modi vows to end India status as top defence importer

Bangalore - Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Wednesday to end India's status as the world's number one defence importer, saying he wanted 70 percent of hardware to be manufactured domestically by the turn of the decade.

Op-Ed: Religious intolerance grips Indian psyche

New Delhi - The rise of right wing BJP at the center coincided with the rise of religious intolerance in India. PM Modi finally broke his nine-month long silence on religious intolerance. Will there be action on the ground?

Sri Lanka, India leaders eye new era in troubled ties

New Delhi - The leaders of India and Sri Lanka vowed Monday to strengthen their relationship after a period of tensions and declared their countries' fortunes were intertwined as they held their first summit in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka president arrives in India on first foreign trip

New Delhi - Sri Lanka's new president arrived in India Sunday on his first foreign trip in office, trying to rebuild ties hit by tensions over growing Chinese influence on the strategically located island.

13 sleeping people killed in India house collapse

Lucknow - A newly built house in northern India collapsed early on Sunday killing 13 residents as they slept, the latest in a string of building cave-ins, police said.

Delhi's new chief minister vows to wipe out corruption

New Delhi - Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state and end what he called its "VIP culture" as he was sworn in as chief minister Saturday in front of a huge crowd of cheering supporters.

Sri Lankan leader courts India on first foreign trip

Colombo - Sri Lanka's new president heads to India this weekend on his first foreign trip in office, seeking to rebuild ties hit by tensions over growing Chinese influence on the strategically located island.

Indian guide accused of raping Japanese tourist surrenders to police

New Delhi - An Indian tour guide accused of drugging and raping a Japanese woman this week in the northern city of Jaipur turned himself in to police on Friday, an officer said.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

India PM's party mauled in Delhi state election

New Delhi - India's Narendra Modi on Tuesday suffered his first major election setback since becoming prime minister last May, as anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal won a landslide victory in Delhi state polls.

India PM's party rejects election defeat forecast in Delhi polls

New Delhi - Narendra Modi's party staunchly denied Sunday that India's prime minister was facing his first election defeat since storming to power last year, even though exit polls tipped an anti-corruption campaigner to win New Delhi's state polls.

'Anarchist' bids to halt Modi juggernaut in Delhi polls

New Delhi - Voters went to the polls in India's capital Saturday, with firebrand former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal looking to complete a surprise comeback and deliver the first major blow to Narendra Modi's premiership.

Subrata Roy bail falls through after forging bank letter

Sahara Group, an Indian multinational company, said the letter from a former broker than underpinned the $2 billion transaction to provide bail for Sahara’s president Subrata Roy was a forgery.

Calls for louder global 'voice' as China, India, Russia meet

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hailed his country's relations with India and Russia during meetings that heard calls for developing economies to have more say on the global stage, rivalling US influence.

Top bureaucrat restricted from attending Christian worship

Controversy has kicked off in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, after the state government warned a civil service official from attending or addressing Christian meetings.

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance and do more to combat global warming Tuesday as he wrapped up a visit aimed at forging a new friendship between the world's largest democracies.

Modi honours Obama as VIP guest, opens arms to US business

New Delhi - Narendra Modi honoured Barack Obama as his chief guest Monday at India's Republic Day parade and then rolled out the welcome mat to US businesses in a further warming of ties between the world's largest democracies.

Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact Sunday as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world's two largest democracies.

From cold shoulder to hugs: Obama and Modi's unlikely friendship

New Delhi - At first glance, they might appear unlikely friends or allies. One is a right-wing nationalist and long-time international pariah, while the other is an unabashed liberal and Nobel peace laureate.

Modi hugs Obama at start of three-day India visit

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi Sunday for the start of a three-day visit to India, receiving a hug from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he disembarked from Air Force One.

Obama cuts short India visit to meet new Saudi king

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama has cut short his visit to India, cancelling a planned trip to the Taj Mahal, to "pay respects" to new King Salman in Saudi Arabia, the White House said Saturday.

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return

New Delhi - Uber sent an email promoting its return to New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, her lawyer has revealed, saying he had "no confidence" in the company's new safety measures.
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Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), spread over 20 acres with nine interlinked nine-storey towers each, has been set up at a cost of Rs 11 billion (over USD 200 million). Read more: World's largest diamond bourse opens in Mumbai - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Worlds-largest-diamond-bourse-opens-in-Mumbai/articleshow/6758716.cms#ixzz12hxQW88M
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Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 in Gujarat, India.
Hindu priest carries an Aarti lamp. The photo belongs to the blog by Kristian Bertel. © Photographe...
Hindu priest carries an Aarti lamp. The photo belongs to the blog by Kristian Bertel. © Photographer.
A rural family of Tripura  India. Most of the rural people live in bamboo made huts. However  compar...
A rural family of Tripura, India. Most of the rural people live in bamboo made huts. However, comparatively better off families, like the family in photo, live in mud wall rooms. The mud wall rooms are remain cool during scorching summer and a pleasant hot place during winter.
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The audience watching the show.
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New Zealand may have to field a weakened side for the first Test at Lords starting May 16, 2013 because of a clash in the IPL schedule
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Rural women of Tripura, India are collecting leafy vegetables (creepers) from road side. Often children too join in collecting such vegetables. These vegetables grow naturally along the road side, wasted land etc. Many of these naturally grown (without human interference) have medicinal value too.
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Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 in Gujarat, India.
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Hockey played in Goa
A Pre-Independence Road Roller of India.
A Pre-Independence Road Roller of India.
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Me is seen with an elderly tribal woman at a village of Tripura, India. Notice her coin-made jewelry.
A multi-media exercise  coind as  Bharat nirman Chetna utsav  also known as Public Information Campa...
A multi-media exercise, coind as 'Bharat nirman Chetna utsav' also known as Public Information Campaign (PIC) is a successful event organized mainly by the Press Information Bureau of Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India. In Tripura, India 18 such PICs have been organized. The main focus centers around generating awareness among the mass relating to various Government sponsored welfare schemes through several media components. Along with traditional media, like Print media, TV and radi
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Tribal girls of Tripura, India are attending a rally in ethnic dress.
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Visiting past: Indian currency in 1918. The photo shows the Indian currency of 1918 when India was ruled by the British. A host of past events were exhibited in Agartala - the capital of Tripura of India few months ago. The exhibition was arranged by the Reserve Bank of India.
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The portrayal of factual India apart from the delineation of rapid growth and swelling GDP. In this picture, an eight-year-old helpless girl is taking care of her ailing younger brother in a railway platform. In such an age, she has to bear the responsibility her brother. While it’s a school-going age, she has to face the stern mundane realities and earn her and her brother’ livelihood.
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Nature's creation without human interference. If promoted promoted properly, this place can emerge as a hot tourist spot. Location: Panisagar of Tripura, India