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India 'love jihad' claims fuel Hindu-Muslim tensions

New Delhi - When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India's religious hardliners seized the chance to hike their "love jihad" fears.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

India PM's party tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins

Mumbai - India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.

Top south Indian politician freed on bail

New Delhi - A powerful south Indian film-star turned-politician, jailed last month for corruption, was freed on bail Saturday and drew a jubilant reception from supporters.

Three killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India's east coast

Visakhapatnam - Three people were killed Sunday despite a mass evacuation when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's east coast with winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, downing power lines and closing roads and railways.

India starts evacuations as cyclone hurtles towards east coast

Visakhapatnam - India on Saturday began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India farmers fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears

Farmers in India fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears at ten times the rate it used to; farmers blame the bottling line located less than a mile from their farms for depleting their water supply in area classified as "critical" for groundwater.

India warns Pakistan over Kashmir strikes as toll hits 17

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Thursday to stop shelling disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks "unaffordable" for Islamabad as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence rose to 17.

Thousands of Indians volunteer to aid Iraq against IS

New Delhi - One day after an Islamic extremist group pledged to support IS, officials at a New Delhi mosque announce as many as 200,000 Indians have registered to volunteer against the jihadist terror group in Iraq.

Bike Festival of India gets underway

The first Bike Festival of India (BFI) kicked off in New Delhi, at the Formula One Buddh International Circuit on October 4. Around 120 communities of bike enthusiasts will take part in the two-day festival.

NASA to collaborate with India's space agency on Mars exploration

NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, announced Tuesday that they have signed agreements to consider areas of possible collaboration in Mars exploration and to launch a NASA-ISRO Earth-observing satellite mission.

Obama makes pitch for affections of Modi government

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the "energy" and "determination" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flexing the symbolism of his office to court the affections of the new Indian government.

Fasting Modi meets Obama at White House

Washington - President Barack Obama took a first chance to size up Narendra Modi Monday, as the new Indian Prime Minister, an intriguing novice on the world stage, brought a tour which wowed New York to the White House.

Modi heads to White House

Washington - President Barack Obama gets his first chance to size up Narendra Modi Monday, as the new Indian Prime Minister, an intriguing novice on the world stage, brings a tour which wowed New York to the White House.

India police arrest over 200 for religious violence in Gujarat

New Delhi - Indian police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat have arrested more than 200 people after violence between majority Hindus and minority Muslims, a senior officer said Monday.

Modi, in rock star U.S. debut, vows to make India proud

New York - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked in a rock star U.S. welcome as he vowed to build a strong, confident country ahead of his first White House summit Monday.

Jailed India ex-film star politician replaced as chief minister

Bangalore - Former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram, one of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, was replaced as head of a southern state on Sunday after she was jailed in a corruption case, reports said.

India court jails ex-film star politician for corruption

Bangalore - An Indian court on Saturday jailed Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has run for nearly two decades.

Modi invokes ancient Indian tradition in UN debut

New York - India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN debut Saturday presented a worldview shaped by ancient tradition, promoting multilateralism as well as yoga.

Once-shunned Indian PM starts triumphant US tour

New York - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a visit to the United States which is rolling out the red carpet after shunning him for a decade, but a lawsuit revived past grievances.

Microsoft India plans to train 1 million women

Microsoft's Indian arm is rolling out an initiative to train and mentor 1 million women over the next 12 months to add a "feminine" touch to the Indian IT industry.

Indian PM Modi faces US court summons over riots: rights group

New York - A New York court has ordered Narendra Modi to answer allegations of "attempted genocide" over deadly anti-Muslim riots, a rights organisation said Friday, as he began his first US visit as India's prime minister.

India's Modi to woo U.S. business on visit aimed at healing ties

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday begin his first visit to the United States, seeking to promote his country as open for business and to mend ties after a bitter diplomatic row last year.

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

Guwahati - At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday.

India wins Asia's race to Mars as spacecraft enters orbit

Bangalore - India won Asia's race to Mars on Wednesday when its unmanned Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit after a 10-month journey on a tiny budget.

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

New Delhi - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.

Calf with three eyes worshiped in India

A calf born with three eyes in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been hailed as an incarnation of the Hindu divinity Lord Shiva, and is being worshiped by villagers.

China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends

New Delhi - Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier.

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

New Delhi - Indian and Chinese leaders pledged Thursday to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, as a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowed a rare summit in New Delhi.
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View of the Kudamkulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India
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In the past 100 years wild tiger numbers have declined 97 per cent. There may be as few as 3,200 wild tigers left in existence, the lowest number ever recorded. In India, only 1,411 are left according to an official estimate.
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Young girls such as this one have to deal with attitudes toward gender that focus on the value of boys.
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Plucking Tea in a tea garden of Assam, India. July 21, 2009.
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