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Students protest leak as India sets new dates for exams

New Delhi, March 30, 2018 (AFP) -Angry parents and students have demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which has faced criticism over digital security in recent weeks, especially over an identity card database that holds the biometric and personal details of more than one billion Indians. Hundreds of …

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Millions of Indians to resit exam – Test leaked

NEW DELHI, March 29, (Agencies): India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals. Education Minister Prakash Javadekar said an investigation was underway into how the mathematics and economics papers were …

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Indian husband beats wife in public on Panchayat’s order

Uttar Pradesh, India Mar. 23 : A 25-year-old woman was beaten mercilessly by her husband for allegedly eloping with another man. What is more shocking is the fact that the incident took place after a panchayat verdict allowed him to do so. The incident reportedly took place on March 10 …

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Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling $570,000

PATNA, India (AP) — A powerful Indian politician has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from government treasury to buy fictitious medicines and cattle fodder. Judge Shiv Pal Singh on Saturday also convicted 18 former Bihar state officials, contractors and suppliers in the …

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Made in India exhibition inaugurated

INDIA-Kuwait bilateral relations extend back into history, and are characterized by extreme cordiality, understanding and friendship. This relationship straddles various dimensions including economic and commercial. In an effort to further expand and deepen the economic and commercial engagement between the two countries, the Embassy of India in Kuwait, in coordination …

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India says 39 workers abducted in Iraq in 2015 dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s foreign minister says the bodies have been found of 39 Indian workers who were abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago. The abducted workers, mostly from northern India, had been employed by a construction company near Mosul when militants overran the Iraqi city and …

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Individual land rights to India’s indigenous people could be ‘disastrous’, expert says

BANGKOK, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous people in India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh State will get land ownership rights for the first time, but an expert said an expected rush of investment could deprive them of their livelihoods and trigger conflicts. The Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Records Amendment …

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India eyeing Boeing’s Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, March 15 (Reuters) – Boeing Co, considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air force to consider the twin-engine planes. Until recently, Lockheed …

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Thousands of Indian farmers march to demand government help

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of farmers who marched up to six days from across western India arrived Monday in the country’s business capital to demand loan waivers, fair prices for their produce and other help as India’s agriculture sector struggles from years of declining earnings. The farmers, …

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Modi, Macron sign deal

NEW DELHI, March 10, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing infl uence in the region. “Defence cooperation between the two countries now …

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