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8 die as portion of building collapses in India

2016-07-29 14:51

A fire official says a portion of a building under construction in the western Indian city of Pune has collapsed, killing at least eight workers.

Indian couple hacked to death over 22-cent debt

2016-07-28 21:19

An axe-wielding shopkeeper has been arrested for hacking a couple to death in northern India after they failed to pay a debt of 22 US cents.

Gang-raped tourist suspects arrested

2016-07-25 20:04

An Israeli woman has allegedly been raped by two men in the popular northern Indian Himalayan resort town of Manali.

Two arrested for allegedly raping woman for 2nd time

2016-07-20 13:29

Police in northern India say they've arrested two men for raping a young woman for the second time in three years after she refused to withdraw a police complaint against them.

Here's how 13 automakers got their names

2016-07-14 07:21

Did you know the Volvo moniker was originally the title of a ball bearing? Or that Cadillac is named after a French explorer? We list the history behind 13 famous car company names.

Saab Grintek Defence signs agreement with Tata Power SED

2016-07-12 20:03

South African-based Defence and security company Saab Grintek Defence has signed an agreement with India’s Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division.

Protesters try to storm airbase in Indian Kashmir

2016-07-11 19:11

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm a military airbase in Indian Kashmir on the third day of deadly clashes between government forces and demonstrators.

India aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

2016-07-11 12:39

Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state are jostling for space as they attempt to plant 50 million trees over the next 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.

SA-India bilateral trade to reach $18bn by 2018

2016-07-09 08:00

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SA President Jacob Zuma are optimistic about the trade and investment potential of the two countries.

SA backs India for nuclear group

2016-07-08 17:15

President Jacob Zuma has agreed to support India’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers group, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

 

Floods in Nepal and India leave more than 90 dead

2016-07-29 07:00

Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said.

Force-fed Indian protester to end hunger strike after 16 years

2016-07-26 18:02

Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila has announced she will end her 16-year long hunger strike to focus on contesting upcoming elections in the country's remote, underdeveloped northeast.

Indian air force says plane goes missing with 29 on board

2016-07-22 12:29

An Indian Air Force plane carrying 29 people went missing on its way to Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, an air force spokesperson says.

Indian rape survivor gang-raped again by same men - police

2016-07-18 14:00

An Indian student was recovering in hospital after being gang-raped by a group of men including some charged with sexually assaulting her three years earlier, an officer says.

Kashmir hospitals overwhelmed after violence

2016-07-13 16:52

Four days of clashes between anti-India protesters and government troops have overwhelmed hospitals in India's portion of Kashmir.

Rare Indian rhinos face growing threat from poachers

2016-07-12 11:51

As night falls over the lush plains of India's Kaziranga national park, a small group of lightly armed forest guards sets out on foot to protect the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos.

Kashmir seethes as several killed amid anti-India protests

2016-07-11 16:54

Indian authorities are struggling to contain protests by tens of thousands of Kashmiris angry after several people were killed in weekend demonstrations called after troops killed a top anti-India rebel leader.

Indian PM Modi plays along in Tanzania

2016-07-10 20:30

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli have signed five agreements, including one to provide $92m credit to improve water on the island of Zanzibar.

Travel between India and SA made easier

2016-07-08 20:34

Travel between South Africa and India will soon be easier with South Africa relaxing its visa restrictions for travellers from India.

SA-India could be a 'colossal giant' for trade

2016-07-08 15:09

Top CEOs of SA and India hope Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to South Africa will unlock trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.

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