Indian court jails feared gangster for life

Mumbai – A Mumbai court on Wednesday sentenced Abu Salem, once one of India’s most feared gangsters, to life in prison for the murder of a builder two decades ago. The court handed down the sentence after convicting Salem earlier [...]

Salman gets relief as illegal weapons case verdict delayed

MUMBAI : Noted Indian actor Salman Khan takes a sigh of relief as on Wednesday, the verdict in the 16-year-old Arms Act case was delayed in which Khan was accused of owning and using illegal arms to hunt endangered deer in 1998. The next hearing [...]

India’s ruling party to form coalition in Indian Kashmir

New Delhi  – India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party will for the first time govern the country’s only Muslim-majority state of Kashmir under a power-sharing deal with another party, officials said Tuesday. After months of [...]

Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu outbreak

Ahmedabad (India)  – An Indian city has banned public gatherings to contain the spread of deadly swine flu after thousands were infected with the virus, officials said Tuesday. Authorities in Ahmedabad, the largest city in western Gujarat [...]

Bollywood romcom gets extension on almost 20-year run

Mumbai  – A Bollywood film that was ending its record-breaking 1,009-week run at a Mumbai cinema is to keep rolling after a public outcry for its continued screening. The romantic comedy “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, which [...]

India investigates suspected polio in two toddlers

New Delhi – Indian health workers are investigating two new suspected cases of polio in the impoverished east, a year after the country celebrated eradication of the crippling virus, an official said Monday. The boys, both aged two, from [...]

India court delays any arrest of UN climate head over sex case

  New Delhi – A court in India on Monday granted a top UN climate change official “relief from arrest” for three days as police investigate a sexual harassment complaint against him, his lawyer said. Rajendra Pachauri, [...]

India’s Gandhi scion takes break to ‘reflect’ on party future

New Delhi – Beleaguered Indian Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi is taking a break from politics to “reflect” on the future course of his party after a series of electoral defeats, officials said Monday. Gandhi has been heavily [...]

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed refused bail, denied legal access

Malé (Maldives)  – A court in the Maldives on Monday refused bail to former president Mohamed Nasheed after he was arrested on terrorism charges and denied access to his lawyers, his party said. Police forcibly dragged the opposition [...]

Gandhi statue to be unveiled in London next month

London – A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be unveiled opposite the Houses of Parliament in London next month, the British government announced Sunday. The bronze statue will sit alongside figures such as World [...]

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