Hundreds of thousands still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar (India)- More than 200,000 people were still stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. The floods and [...]

India output growth slows to just 0.5%

New Delhi :  - India reported Friday that industrial output grew by an unexpectedly low 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, showing that Asia’s third-largest economy still is struggling. The half-percentage-point growth in production [...]

Nearly half of South Asia’s girls marry before 18: UNICEF

New Delhi :  Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations report that lays bare what it calls “glaring inequalities”. The report, published by the UN children’s agency UNICEF [...]

India allows detained Italian marine to go home

New Delhi – India’s top court ruled on Friday that a sick Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen can go home for medical treatment. The Supreme Court said it had agreed to allow Massimiliano Latorre to spend [...]

India flooded state chief defends slow government response

New Delhi- Indian Kashmir’s chief minister admitted Thursday his government was caught off-guard by deadly floods but said no-one could have foreseen the disaster’s magnitude as tempers rose over slow rescue operations. With many [...]

Indian woman boxer’s biopic banned in restive home state

Guwahati (India) – India’s five-time world amateur boxing champion Mary Kom voiced disappointment Thursday that a Bollywood biopic could not be shown in her restive home state due to a militant group’s ban on Hindi films. The [...]

Kerala tourism bosses hope to halt booze ban after delay order

Kochi (India) – Kerala tourism bosses said Thursday they were hopeful of overturning an alcohol ban that would seriously damage the industry in the southern Indian state after the country’s top court issued an 11th-hour stay order. The [...]

India reverses plan to impose solar panel duties

New Delhi  - India’s new government has decided not to slap anti-dumping duties on solar panel imports from the United States, China and other countries, reversing a policy of the previous administration, a minister said Wednesday. Under [...]

India ruling party head charged with causing religious tensions

Lucknow (India)  - Police Wednesday charged the leader of India’s ruling political party with inflaming religious tensions during the national election campaign, an officer said. “The charge sheet against Amit Shah has been filed [...]

India urges scrapping of all illegal mine permits

New Delhi – India’s government urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to scrap permits for nearly 220 coal mines after the licensing process was deemed illegal, reversing an earlier request for some to remain open. Energy-hungry India’s [...]

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