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India ‘explosion’ scare for Nehru-Gandhi scion

NEW DELHI, Oct 7, (Agencies): Rahul Gandhi, India’s opposition leader and scion of the political Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, had an explosion scare after balloons at a political roadshow burst into flames near his vehicle, police said Sunday. Gandhi, head of the main opposition Congress party, was leading the campaign event in …

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India Supreme Court limits use of ‘biometric’ ID system

NEW DELHI, Sept 26, (Agencies): India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a massive biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and curbed a government push to make it mandatory for services from opening bank accounts to securing cell phone connections. The ruling was cheered by detractors of …

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India to help Nepal ‘construct’ rail link

KATHMANDU, Sept 1, (Agencies): India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighbouring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan. An agreement to study the feasibility …

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India, China agree to ‘expand’ military ties – Giants seek to mend ties

NEW DELHI, Aug 25, (RTRS): India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on their common border, India said after a meeting between the old rivals’ defence ministers. Relations between the Asian giants were strained last year over a 73-day military face-off …

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India’s three-time PM Vajpayee dies

NEW DELHI, Aug 16, (AFP): Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. “It was Atal Ji’s exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century,” Modi …

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Flood toll rises to 77 in India’s Kerala state

Kochi, India, Aug 16, 2018 (AFP) -The death toll from floods in India’s tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas, officials told AFP. Over 60,000 people have now entered relief camps and the army and navy have stepped up rescue operations in …

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Indian Minister defends ‘Citizenship Test’ for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh

An Indian minister on Wednesday defended a controversial citizens’ list to detect illegal immigrants from mainly Muslim Bangladesh, saying the growth in the Hindu population of a border state had been overtaken by that of Muslims. The draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday excluded 4 million people …

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India effectively strips four million of citizenship in Assam

Guwahati, India, July 30, 2018 (AFP) -India on Monday effectively stripped four million people in Assam of citizenship, sparking fears of mass deportations of Muslims from the northeastern state. The draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on Monday, includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before …

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Muslims fear being left off citizen list

India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. “We will ensure that every individual gets …

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India building collapse kills three, 12 missing

NEW DELHI, July 18, (Agencies): More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free a dozen people feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-storey building outside Delhi. Three bodies have been pulled so far from under tonnes of concrete …

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