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Shobokshi, India, Pakistan

A few years ago I wrote about a very embarrassing incident which I experienced at the home of a friend, when I met with the Ambassador of India who asked me about the nature of my activity. I told him before I answer his question I would like to know from …

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Ban lifted on bull-taming in India

Lawmakers in India’s Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests. Hours before the state government lifted the ban, police firing tear gas clashed with stone-throwing protesters who were demanding the resumption …

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Mobile app on Indian ‘Customs’ launched – Guide to travellers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs — Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. …

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India ‘arrests’ 20 for anthem sitting

NEW DELHI, Dec 13, (Agencies): Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country’s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on Nov 30 that cinemas should play the national …

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India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in southern India have arrested 12 people for not standing while the national anthem was being played at an international film festival. The arrests Monday follow a ruling by India’s Supreme Court last month that said the anthem must be played before every film screening …

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Indians fear Modi move on gold

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, Nov 16, (Agencies): Some Indian gold traders are placing bulk, shortterm import orders on fears that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might soon add curbs on overseas purchases of the metal to his withdrawal of highdenomination banknotes in his fight against ‘black money’, traders and jewellers said. India is …

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India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government said Tuesday it will use indelible ink to mark the fingers of people swapping scrapped currency notes at banks as authorities struggle to deal with the bedlam caused by the sudden demonetizing of the country’s highest-denomination bills. India announced a week ago that it …

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13 die in garment factory fire in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A government official says at least 13 people have been killed in a fire in a garments factory on the eastern outskirts of the Indian capital. Naresh Mathur, the Uttar Pradesh state government official, says another nine people were injured, four of them seriously, in the …

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Escaped Islamist prisoners shot dead in India

New Delhi, Oct 31, 2016 (AFP) -Eight suspected Islamists were shot dead by police Monday after they escaped from a high security jail in India by slitting the throat of a prison guard, an official said. The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged an …

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