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Child brides fight for freedom; Deep-rooted tradition in poor, rural areas

JODHPUR, India, Oct 18, (AFP): University student Santadevi Meghwal has been threatened, harassed, ostracised and even fined by a council of male elders in her village in India. But the 20-year-old is determined to push ahead with annulling her child marriage, and join a small but growing number of youngsters …

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India named top investment destination in business survey – China ranked 2nd

NEW DELHI, Oct 14, (AFP): India has been named the most attractive country for investment in a survey of more than 500 global investors published by accounting firm EY (Ernst & Young) on Wednesday. Thirty-two percent of the 505 executives questioned said India was their favoured market for investment, with …

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Muslim youth stopped from joining IS

Bangalore, India, Oct 6: The chief cleric of Bangalore’s main mosque says he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India’s technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media. The chief cleric of Bangalore’s …

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Anti-India rage grows in Nepal; Supplies dry up

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 1, (AP): Nepal feels like it is being choked. It’s running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies. Many Nepalese believe that India has been retaliating …

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Indians declare $500m in black money

NEW DELHI, Oct 1, (Agencies): Indians declared $500 million in black money, the government announced Thursday, a fraction of the total amount feared hidden, as a deadline for coughing up assets hidden from the taxman expired. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power last year pledging to crack down on black …

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India talks tough on black money in hunt for hidden billions – ‘Era of tax havens has come to an end’

NEW DELHI, Sept 30, (AFP): When an Indian deadline for declaring illegal assets expires Wednesday, billions of rupees hidden in foreign bank accounts or funnelled into property abroad will emerge into the light — or so the government hopes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power last year pledging to crack …

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