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India’s Facebook data requests by Indian Govt rises

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared …

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Villagers lose ‘homes and land’ to feed India’s booming power sector

PIDARWAH, India, Nov 4, (RTRS): Siyaram Saket refuses to give up his one-and-a-half acres of farmland in central India – no matter how much the coal mining company offers him. Whatever the amount, said the 55-year-old, it will not be enough to replace the value of the fertile land feeding …

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India inaugurates world’s biggest statue amid tight security

Sardar Sarovar Dam, India, Oct 31, 2018 (AFP) – India on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s biggest statue with pomp, fireworks and tight security amid an outcry among local groups over the cost of the 182 metre (600 feet) high reproduction of an Indian independence hero. Activists said about a dozen …

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Amnesty office in India raided – Indian Govt seeking to “instill fear”

Amnesty International on Friday accused the Indian government of seeking to “instill fear” among rights groups after police raided one of its offices over alleged violations of foreign funding rules. Enforcement Directorate investigators searched the Amnesty office in the southern city of Bangalore for several hours on Thursday. Similar action …

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60 killed in India train disaster

Angry relatives staged a protest Saturday on the tracks where a speeding train ploughed into crowds watching fireworks, killing about 60 people in the latest disaster to bedevil India’s railway network. The Jalandhar-Amritsar express was hurtling at 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour when it hit scores of people who …

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Hindustan ‘zindabad’

Kuwait did not know anything about personal identity (ID) until the beginning of independence, issuing of citizenship cards to citizens until the beginning of the sixties and issuing civil cards twenty years later. The situation before the issuance of nationality cards was wavy where almost everybody chose the name they …

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Indian police & protesters clash at flashpoint temple

NILACKAL, India, Oct 17, (Agencies): Indian police with batons on Wednesday charged a group of more than one hundred protestors trying to prevent women accessing one of the country’s holiest Hindu sites, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Demonstrators threw stones at police on the way to the Lord …

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Indian guru, 14 followers sentenced to life in prison

HISAR, India, Oct 16, (Agencies): A court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram. The court ordered the penalty for Sant Rampal in Hisar city in Haryana state, where …

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Indian Minister files defamation suit

India’s junior external affairs minister filed a criminal case for defamation in court Monday against a woman who has accused him of sexual harassment, his attorney said. Minister M.J. Akbar filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani, the first of more than a dozen women to allege harassment in recent …

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Chief rebuts Rafale allegations – Choice of Reliance as “imperative and compulsory”

India’s defence minister faced new questions Thursday over a 2016 deal to buy Rafale fighter jets from France, which critics say unfairly profited a key backer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at a briefing in Paris, Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the government’s claim that it had no idea the jets’ …

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