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India police arrest two over rape of child

2014-07-29 20:59

India police have arrested two gym instructors over the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl, a crime that has sparked protests by outraged parents, a senior officer says.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

2014-07-28 13:30

Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

'Backsliding' brings WTO to brink of crisis

2014-07-25 19:03

A US Trade representative says backsliding on a World Trade Organisation deal threatens a serious blow to the credibility of the global trading system.

Indian minister irked by basketball turban row

2014-07-24 16:13

Basketball's no-headgear rule has irked the Indian sports minister who has reacted with anger after two Sikh members of the men's national team had to remove their turbans.

Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

2014-07-23 20:20

Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state government directors say.

India's Jet eyes profit by 2017

2014-07-23 13:30

Jet Airways, India's second-biggest carrier, expects a return to profit in three years through cost-cuts, route-sharing with Etihad and restructuring of debt.

Indian minister wants to end health corruption

2014-07-20 13:00

India's healthcare system is riddled with corruption and the national drug approvals agency is a "snakepit of vested interests", says the health minister.

Polluted Ganges: Can Modi save it?

2014-07-17 09:05

Standing on the banks of the Ganges Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the sacred river. The task begins now.

Brics bank: SA to host African hub

2014-07-16 09:25

South Africa will be the home of an Africa Regional Centre, the Brics group of emerging powers has announced at the unveiling of a $100bn development bank.

India slaps $579m penalty on Reliance

2014-07-15 10:00

India has announced a penalty of $579m on the country's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, for failing to meet gas commitment for the fourth year in a row.

Travel from India to London on a solar tuk-tuk

2014-07-14 12:10

Naveen Rabelli's, an electrical engineer from India plans to drive his customised tuk-tuk all the way to London from his home in India. The vehicle will be powered only by solar energy.

India village council accused of ordering rape

2014-07-11 15:48

A 14-year-old girl has been dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother.

Hotel valet crashes Lamborghini

2014-07-10 20:23

A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital has caused $335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall.

India raises military spending

2014-07-10 12:28

India has boosted defence spending by 12% in 2014 to 2015 over the previous year and further opened the domestic weapons industry to foreign investment.

Bad day at the office: Hotel valet crashes Lamborghini

2014-07-10 08:55

A valet at a five-star hotel in India has caused R3.5 millions worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests.

India police - 2nd autopsy of gang-raped girls

2014-07-08 18:27

Indian authorities have order a 2nd autopsy in the case of girls who were raped and hanged from a tree.

Indian nurses stranded in Iraq return home

2014-07-05 10:00

News reports say more than 40 Indian nurses stranded in territory held by extremists in Iraq have returned home in southern India aboard a special flight.

India bans foie gras

2014-07-04 22:35

India has banned the import of foie gras, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel.

Newly discovered frog may be facing last dance

2014-07-04 14:50

Fourteen new species of 'dancing' frog have been discovered in India, raising both hopes and fears for the amphibians' survival in the wild.

Nuclear group divided over bonding with India

2014-07-03 09:37

An influential global body that controls atomic exports is divided over establishing closer ties with India.

India summons US envoy on spying claim

2014-07-02 13:36

India has summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

Indian lawmaker apologises over rape threat

2014-07-01 15:38

An Indian lawmaker apologised after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals' relatives, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement".

India's Modi eyes major labour overhaul

2014-06-30 11:25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws amid plans to revive the flagging economy.

2 held in India after building collapse

2014-06-29 13:57

Police in southern India have detained two construction company directors after an 11-storey apartment structure collapsed - the second deadly collapse in the country over the weekend.

India pipeline blast kills 15 people

2014-06-27 22:31

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Police: India road accidents kill 33

2014-07-29 16:28

A speeding truck driver ran over and killed 12 Hindu pilgrims who were sleeping on the side of a busy road in northeastern India, while another bus crash claimed 21 lives.

Indian Air Force chopper crashes

2014-07-25 20:06

Seven military personnel aboard an Indian Air Force helicopter are feared killed after the aircraft crashed in northern India.

Girl found hanging in India triggers revenge attacks

2014-07-24 16:13

A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was raped, the latest in a string of reported attacks against children.

India: 12 children, man die in train-bus crash

2014-07-24 13:04

Twelve children have been killed after a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

School head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped

2014-07-23 20:20

Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Outrage after Indian girl, 6, raped at school

2014-07-19 16:48

Thousands of people are protesting in India after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school, demanding that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack.

Gold imports drive up India's trade deficit

2014-07-16 10:02

India's trade deficit has jumped to $11.76bn in June from $11.23bn in May, boosted by a 65% annual rise in gold imports, according to government data.

India court convicts teens over gang-rapes

2014-07-15 14:36

A Mumbai court has convicted two teenage boys over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults.

Brics sees Bali trade deal implemented

2014-07-15 09:14

The Brics group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security.

12 babies die within 48hrs at Indian hospital

2014-07-13 14:15

Five more newborn babies have died in a state-run hospital with a history of infant deaths in eastern India, bringing the death toll to 12 in a 48-hour period.

Air India adds growing Indian aviation market muscle to Star Alliance

2014-07-11 12:01

Star Alliance has announced its first Indian airline partner, adding strength to its global airline alliance network to the fifth largest aviation market.

Lambo in limbo after valet rams wall

2014-07-10 13:52

A valet has crashed a hotel guest’s 'borrowed' Lamborghini Gallardo into a concrete wall in New Delhi, India. The damage? The costly equivalent of R3.6-million. Ouch!

India budget targets growth, curbs deficit

2014-07-10 10:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government has unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth.

Want to sell your cow? Try Quikr

2014-07-09 19:22

An Indian answer to Craigslist is drawing millions of monthly visitors to its website, exchanging everything from used iPads to cows.

Wall collapse in southern India kills 11

2014-07-06 09:43

A wall collapsed has in southern India killing 11 people including a child, just a week after a building crumbled in the same state claiming 61 lives, officials say.

Shutdown in Kashmir greets Modi on first visit

2014-07-04 17:49

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by near-empty streets lined by security personnel on his first official visit to Kashmir.

India's building collapse death toll reaches 60

2014-07-03 16:33

The death toll in a building collapse in southern India has risen to 60 as hundreds of workers are close to clearing the massive ruins of the 11-story structure.

Bombay bourse shut after network outage

2014-07-03 08:24

The Bombay Stock Exchange, India's second-biggest financial market, was shut down in morning trade owing to computer network problems, a spokesperson says.

Survivors found days after India building collapse

2014-07-01 17:38

Rescuers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-storey building, three days after it toppled and killed at least 29 people in southern India.

India launches five foreign satellites

2014-06-30 12:40

India launched a rocket carring five foreign satellites Monday, as Premier Narendra Modi called on his country's scientists to develop their own satellite for South Asian nations.

Survivors pulled from rubble of India building

2014-06-30 11:06

Rescuers have plucked two survivors from the ruins of a collapsed apartment block in southern India as they raced against the clock to find dozens more people feared trapped in the rubble.

Western powers mull defence deals with India

2014-06-29 09:55

Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals.

Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches man in east India

2014-06-27 18:06

An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched his father off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp.

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