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Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers swell

2015-03-30 14:27

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan have moved to higher ground as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert.

Indian village bans kissing in public

2015-03-27 05:00

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Rescue plan for Sahara in doubt

2015-03-26 18:46

A rescue plan for Indian conglomerate Sahara has been thrown into disarray after Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the group.

Court strikes down offensive internet message ban

2015-03-25 07:35

India's top court has affirmed people's right to free speech in cyberspace by striking down a provision that had called for imprisoning people who send "offensive" messages.

Sahara gets 3 months to raise bail to free boss

2015-03-24 12:30

Sahara, a conglomerate that ranges from media to property and Formula One racing, has received three months to come up with a proposal to raise $1.6bn to free its chief from jail.

Hindu group attacks cathedral in central India

2015-03-23 13:18

Indian police say they have arrested six people after Hindu fundamentalists were shown vandalising a cathedral in central India, the latest attack on Christian establishments in the Hindu-majority country.

One-third of Delhi cops to be women - India govt

2015-03-21 09:03

The Indian government has approved a proposal to reserve one-third of police posts in Delhi for women, its latest move to address shocking levels of sexual violence against women in the capital.

Passenger train derails in north India, killing 6

2015-03-20 12:08

A passenger train has derailed in northern India, killing six people and injuring at least a dozen others, an official says.

Indian cardinal: Protect humans, not just cows

2015-03-18 21:32

The head of India's Catholic bishops, speaking out after a nun was raped, has said the country should be as concerned about the welfare of its people as it is about its cows.

Solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

2015-03-18 13:45

A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world has launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy after a lengthy hold-up in Gujarat.

 

Indian companies scramble to find women directors

2015-03-29 08:42

As Indian firms scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the intention of the law.

Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of nun

2015-03-26 19:50

Police have arrested two suspects in the gang rape of an elderly nun in a Catholic missionary school, in a crime that focused attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India.

Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

2015-03-26 16:54

Indian police have made their first arrest over the rape of an elderly nun that has shocked the country, a senior official said.

India's top court strikes down ban on online commenting

2015-03-24 14:59

India's top court has struck down a controversial law that made posting ‘offensive’ comments online a crime punishable by jail, after a long campaign by defenders of free speech.

Spreading beef bans hit Indian farmers, traders

2015-03-23 16:45

Indian farmers are struggling to find decent prices for their cattle due to a ban on slaughtering cows in a state run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party.

Gun battle as militants attack India's Kashmir army camp

2015-03-21 13:00

Two militants have opened fire at an army camp in Indian Kashmir in the second attack against security forces in two days.

Train derails in northern India, killing 32

2015-03-20 17:14

At least 32 people, including children, have been killed and dozens more injured when an express train derailed in northern India.

Militants attack Kashmir police camp, 2 dead

2015-03-20 09:44

Militants have stormed a police camp in Indian Kashmir, killing two policeman and wounding three, a police official says.

Indian cardinal demands ‘swift justice’ in nun rape case

2015-03-18 16:57

The head of the Catholic church in India has demanded swift justice for an elderly nun who was raped during a robbery at a convent, amid growing anger at the lack of arrests over the attack.

Indian school received death threats before nun was raped

2015-03-18 11:11

In the days before the rape of an elderly nun in an armed assault that has shaken India, death threats and extortion attempts had already shattered the peace at her Convent of Jesus and Mary school.

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