Young Indian shakes up fashion with prints and pret

Mumbai – She’s already a leading name in Indian fashion, with customers ranging from top Bollywood stars to teenage girls on pocket money. Yet 25-year-old Masaba Gupta — best-known for her quirky cow and camera prints that [...]

China troops ‘enter disputed India territory’

Srinagar (India)  - Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. Chinese troops [...]

India’s death-row sisters seek last-ditch reprieve

Mumbai  - Two Indian women on death row for murdering five children have lodged a last-ditch appeal after the president rejected their mercy plea, clearing the way for them to become the first women executed in post-independence India. Renuka [...]

Delhi police arrest two over hotel rape allegation

New Delhi  - Indian police have arrested two men accused of raping a nurse at one of New Delhi’s top luxury hotels, a senior officer said Tuesday, days after the prime minister used a high-profile speech to condemn sex crimes. The alleged [...]

Indian court orders release of 14-year hunger striker

New Delhi  - An Indian court Tuesday ordered the release of a woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike in protest at human rights abuses in the country’s remote northeast, her lawyer said. “The court has set her free,” [...]

India cancels Pakistan talks in row over Kashmir

New Delhi – India on Monday cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for next week, angrily berating Islamabad over a meeting between Pakistan’s high commissioner and Kashmiri separatists. The foreign ministry said Monday’s [...]

India business awaits changes to Raj era labour laws

Dharuhera (India)  - With steel machines hissing and whirring and staff studiously manning production lines, Sunder Rajan’s factory about two hours southwest of New Delhi is prospering. But Rajan’s plant, one of seven spread across [...]

Heavy rain, landslides kill 24 in north India

Dehradun (India) – The death toll from heavy monsoon downpours in northern India climbed to 24 Saturday after seven people in a house were killed in their sleep by a landslide, authorities said. Heavy rains in the last two days have triggered [...]

India must build defences so none dares cast ‘evil eye’: PM

Mumbai  - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country “dare cast an evil eye” on the South Asian nation. Modi made the statement at a ceremony in Mumbai [...]

Heavy rains leave 17 dead in northern India

Dehradun (India)  - A landslide and floods triggered by extremely heavy rainfall killed 17 people in northern India on Friday, authorities said. Another six people were left with injuries in the small remote Himalayan state of Uttarakhand [...]

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