India, China agree to foster peace on disputed border

New Delhi – India and China agreed Tuesday to foster peace along their Himalayan border after wrapping up two days of talks designed to resolve a long-festering boundary dispute. In comments issued after the round of talks in the Indian [...]

India’s top court strikes down ban on ‘offensive’ online comment

New Delhi  – India’s top court on Tuesday struck down a controversial law that made posting “offensive” comments online a crime punishable by jail, a ruling which free speech campaigners hailed as a victory. The Supreme [...]

India failing to tackle ‘massive TB crisis': British Medical Journal

New Delhi  – India is failing to tackle a tuberculosis epidemic because of chronic shortages of funds and the government’s inability to regulate an “exploitive” private health sector, an article in the British Medical [...]

1,000 detained in India over exam cheating: police

New Delhi – Police have detained more than 1,000 people in eastern India over a cheating scandal that saw relatives scale the walls of a school exam centre to help students, a senior officer said Sunday. Images last week showed dozens [...]

Fire breaks out at India’s parliament complex

New Delhi – A blaze which erupted Sunday at India’s national parliament brought firefighters rushing to the historic building in the centre of New Delhi. Smoke was seen billowing from above the red sandstone boundary wall of the [...]

India gives jailed tycoon Subrata Roy last chance to raise $1.6 bn

New Delhi  – India’s top court Monday gave  jailed tycoon Subrata Roy a last chance to raise the $1.6 billion he needs to secure bail, including by selling three of his luxury hotels. The supreme court gave the flamboyant businessman [...]

Beep it! Bans fuel fears of intolerance in India

New Delhi – “Don’t eat it, read it, see it, feel it,” sings the Michael Jackson impersonator as she raps her way through a list of pleasures banned by India’s conservative government before chorusing: “Just [...]

India’s Modi appeals to farmers on controversial land reforms

New Delhi  – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to farmers Sunday to support his planned changes to rules on land purchases, amid rising opposition to a key reform of his right-wing government. Modi, who swept to power in general [...]

Indian forces kill two suspected rebels in Kashmir

Srinagar (India)  – Government forces in Indian Kashmir on Saturday killed two suspected rebels, a day after two other militants were shot dead in a gun battle with police. Forces “moved in cautiously” on Saturday and killed [...]

One-third of Delhi police to be women: India govt

New Delhi  – The Indian government Friday 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. The decision, taken at [...]

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