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Child sex: Man wins appeal against Namibia extradition ruling

2014-11-27 13:33

A French national arrested in Namibia and wanted in India for allegedly committing sexual acts with minor boys, has successfully appealed against his extradition and has been freed.

India 'raped' girls found hanging killed themselves

2014-11-27 10:03

Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, the country’s top policing agency says.

Indian girl set on fire for resisting molestation

2014-11-26 13:17

A teenage girl has died in northern India, one week after a gang of men set her on fire as punishment for resisting their attempts to molest her, police say.

India moves towards ban on loose cigarettes

2014-11-25 19:30

India has moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country.

India under pressure to cut rates

2014-11-25 16:35

India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5% in the three months to September, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates, sources say.

Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir

2014-11-25 14:15

Thousands of voters have lined up to cast their votes in state elections in Indian Kashmir amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject India's sovereignty.

US seeks to step up India trade talks

2014-11-24 11:44

The US wants to step up its trade talks with India after the resolution of a global trade dispute has paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India.

Police question Indian guru after standoff arrest

2014-11-21 16:06

Police have started questioning an Indian guru after he was arrested at his sprawling ashram with more than 400 followers following a 10-day deadly standoff.

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Indian police find numerous dead women in ashram

2014-11-19 13:03

Police have discovered five bodies after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India where thousands of followers have been holed up for days, as a sixth supporter has died in hospital.

Sacu committed to India talks

2014-11-18 19:20

The Southern African Customs Union says it is still committed to negotiations with India over a delayed preferential trade agreement.

Australia, India target free trade deal

2014-11-18 13:39

Australia and India will push for a free trade pact, during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi state visit to Canberra.

Modi urges Indian expatriates to invest

2014-11-18 09:11

Thousands of expatriate Indians huddled Sydney's Arena on a train dubbed the Modi Express, to clap and cheer India's best-known leader since independence.

Screaming fans dub India's Modi a 'rock star' in Aus

2014-11-17 13:20

Thousands of rapturous supporters flocked to hear a public address by Narendra Modi on the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Australia in 28 years.

Company washes hands of India deaths

2014-11-16 17:00

The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women have died after being sterilised in India has denied responsibility.

Indian company to invest in African zinc

2014-11-13 11:15

India's Sesa Sterlite will invest $782m over a three-year period in southern Africa to tap the region's large undeveloped deposits of the metal.

Nearly third of Indian cabinet charged with crimes

2014-11-11 14:28

Attempted murder, waging war on the state, criminal intimidation and fraud are some of the charges on the rap sheets of ministers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed to the cabinet on Sunday, jarring with his pledge to clean up politics.

Indian women die after mass sterilisation

2014-11-11 10:38

Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme went wrong.

India woman stripped, paraded on donkey

2014-11-10 15:39

A woman has been stripped naked and paraded on a donkey through her village in northern India after being accused of killing her nephew.

Burger King goes beef-free in India

2014-11-10 10:39

Burger King is famous as the home of beefy Whopper hamburger, but not India, where it opened its first franchise featuring chicken, lamb and vegetarian fare.

India vows to push land purchase reform

2014-11-09 13:00

India will push ahead with reform to a land purchase law blamed by business for slowing industrial projects, even if there is resistance to loosening the rules.

India toughs it out in WTO food row

2014-11-06 17:21

India has defied the world in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement.

India warships retreat from Kolkata

2014-11-04 20:28

India's navy has withdrawn two warships from Kolkata's port, as the eastern city is placed on high alert for a possible terror attack.

 

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

2014-11-27 11:37

India's environment court has slammed the government over the capital's horrendous air pollution, which it said is 'getting worse' every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down.

Six years since Mumbai attacks

2014-11-26 17:06

India has marked six years since militants stormed Mumbai in three days of horror that left 166 people dead.

India culls ducks after bird flu in Kerala

2014-11-25 22:38

India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200 000 ducks.

India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal

2014-11-25 18:09

Nepal and India have signed a deal to build a $1bn hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the Himalayan nation.

India, US hold trade dialogue

2014-11-25 15:38

The United States and India have held their first round of formal trade talks in four years, seeking to capitalise on the resolution of a global trade dispute.

India desert state embarks on jobs reform

2014-11-25 11:33

A poverty-stricken desert state has taken the lead on structural reforms that may help Asia's third economy attract business and employ a fast-growing workforce.

Workers lynch tea plantation owner in India

2014-11-23 14:06

A tea plantation owner has been lynched by workers in a dispute over wages in eastern India, reports say.

Indian police search ashram for explosives

2014-11-20 18:14

Indian police are scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives after his arrest ended a bloody stand-off with thousands of followers and a long siege during which six people died.

Police arrest guru ending India standoff

2014-11-20 08:10

Indian police have arrested a controversial religious leader at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died.

Frenchman fights extradition from Namibia

2014-11-18 19:33

A French national, arrested in Namibia last year and wanted in India for allegedly committing sexual acts with minor boys, has appealed against his extradition.

Police storm ashram in India in search of guru

2014-11-18 14:10

Indian police armed with tear gas, batons and bulldozers have stormed an ashram where a controversial guru is believed to be holed up.

SMS alerts cut deaths from elephants in India

2014-11-18 13:03

Tea plantation workers are able to scramble to safety in southern India as herds of elephants rampaged through villages thanks to an alert on their mobile phones.

Modi urges expatriates to invest in India

2014-11-17 13:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who vowed to create jobs and ignite the Indian economy, has urged overseas Indians to boost investment at home.

Doctors torture, kill suspected thief

2014-11-17 12:31

Doctors have killed a suspected thief at a medical college in India by tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor.

Rat poison in pills linked to India sterilisation deaths

2014-11-15 13:03

Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilisation camp in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, officials say.

'Virtual wallets' keep Indian Uber alive

2014-11-13 14:06

Controversial taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers - a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards.

Joost sex video stripper caught with CAT. What is it?

2014-11-12 10:31

Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme went wrong.

Indian women die after mass sterilisation

2014-11-11 14:07

Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme went wrong.

Sickness stalks India village with toxic water

2014-11-11 12:56

People both young and old in a small village in India have always drunk the ground water drawn from communal handpumps that experts now say is highly toxic.

Kiss of Love protests rattle Modi's India

2014-11-11 05:05

A mass-kissing campaign against moral policing in a southern Indian city has swept the country, advertised via Facebook, as urban youngsters challenge a deeply conservative society.

India sending 'chilling message' on environment

2014-11-10 13:58

Moves by India's new right-wing government to block Greenpeace funds and weaken environmental protection laws send a 'chilling message', the head of the lobby group says.

India expands cabinet to focus on economy

2014-11-10 09:34

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beefed up his cabinet, freeing the finance minister to focus on the budget and reforms to revive the economy.

India falls short of privatisation target

2014-11-07 12:45

India will fall well short of its $9.5bn privatisation target this year, despite a big stock market rally that has attracted foreign investors.

More than 4 000 rats killed at Indian hospital

2014-11-06 12:55

A pest control firm has exterminated 4 400 rats over two days at a state-run hospital in India, with thousands still on the premises, its chief executive says.

Indian businesses go solar

2014-11-04 16:13

Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced power holidays, Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help.

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