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India set to ‘miss’ bullet train project

PALGHAR, India/Tokyo, June 13, (Agencies): India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects. Modi’s office is now monitoring the project …

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Gandhi to fight defaming RSS in court

India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defaming a powerful Hindu supremacist group closely linked to the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi will fight charges in court that he defamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation when he accused the Hindu movement of assassinating …

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Indian court jails ex-diplomat for spying

NEW DELHI, May 20, (Agencies): An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the …

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Wish we were Indians … and Chinese!!

WE were brought up based on the saying of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), “Is not amongst us who scams us?” This is the way we are wired. We wish to see our ‘Awqaf’ fanatic ministry and our multi-million fanatic societies to launch a campaign against scammers living amongst us, instead of …

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Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing

BANGKOK, May 11 (Reuters) – A plan by Mumbai authorities to develop protected coastal land now used for making salt could cause severe flooding in the congested city, said environmentalists who are considering legal options to block the initiative. The Mumbai Development Plan for the period through 2034 earmarks nearly …

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Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) – A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 11 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. The storm with winds blowing up to 100 …

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India storms claim 125 – Amir offers condolences

AGRA, India, May 3, (Agencies): A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to the Indian President Ram Nath …

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Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 12 children

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A train crashed into a school van at an ungated railroad crossing in northern India on Thursday, killing 12 children, police said. The van driver, who ignored a guard’s signal to stop, also was killed. Another 12 children were injured in the crash and taken to …

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China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

BEIJING, April 24 (Reuters) – China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India’s prime minister. The Belt and …

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Anger in India as lowest caste protests Supreme Court order

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism’s lowest caste, protest an order from the country’s top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. Caste prejudice is endemic in …

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