India court grants bail to two of five rape accused

Lucknow (India) – An Indian court on Monday granted bail to two of five men detained earlier this year on suspicion of raping and murdering two teenage girls in a case that sparked global outrage. The low-caste cousins, aged 12 and 14, [...]

India govt asks court to halt scrapping of some coal mines

New Delhi  - India’s government asked the top court on Monday to safeguard some coal mine concessions deemed to have been illegally awarded as the energy-starved country’s power sector faces fresh turmoil. Attorney General Mukul [...]

India’s Kingfisher tycoon declared ‘wilful defaulter’

Mumbai :  The United Bank of India declared flamboyant and indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya a “wilful defaulter” on Monday, dealing another blow to his embattled Kingfisher Airlines. A top official at the bank confirmed the decision, [...]

New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women

Katra Shahadatganj (India)  - Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women. The spotlessly [...]

Pakistan border ceasefire violations ‘provocative’: India

New Delhi : India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. On [...]

India’s Modi leaves for Japan to boost defence, energy ties

New Delhi  - India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Saturday for a trip to Japan aimed at strengthening ties with counterpart Shinzo Abe and boosting trade between Asia’s second and third largest economies. The two leaders, [...]

India police drop corruption case against top industrialist

New Delhi – India’s top police agency has dropped a corruption case against leading industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, who had been accused conspiring to obtain a coal block at a cut-rate price nearly a decade ago. The case filed [...]

India’s Modi arrives in Japan for visit

Tokyo  - India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Japan Saturday on a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter a increasingly assertive China. Modi arrived at Kansai International [...]

Indian elephant gets her own art exhibition

New Delhi – A series of paintings by an Indian elephant have gone on sale at an upmarket gallery in New Delhi to raise money to protect the endangered animal. Artist Alpana Ahuja used baskets of bananas and other treats to lure Phoolkali, [...]

India begins work to turn Orwell’s birthplace into museum

Patna (India)  - India on Thursday began work to restore the dilapidated house where “Animal Farm” and “1984″ author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum. Englishman Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on [...]

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