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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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Govt offers to buy 200 jets if produced in India – Made-in-India drive starts up

NEW DELHI, Oct 29, (RTRS): India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers — as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India — which the air force …

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India police kill at least 21 Maoists in shoot-out

New Delhi, Oct 24, 2016 (AFP) -Indian police on Monday killed at least 21 rebels in a shoot-out in eastern India, a local officer said, one of the deadliest incidents this year in a long-running Maoist insurgency. Police said they ambushed a meeting of 30 to 40 Maoists in a …

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India arrest in US ‘tax scam’

MUMBAI, Oct 17, (AFP): Indian police said Monday they had made a key arrest in a multi-million-dollar tax scam targeting US citizens, which they hope will soon lead them to the mastermind. Jagdish Kanani, 33, was arrested in Mumbai on Sunday and is suspected of helping main suspect Sagar Thakkar, …

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17 patients killed in hospital fire E. Indian state

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (KUNA) — At least 17 patients were killed and tens of others injured in a fire that broke out in a Bhubaneswar private hospital in the Eastern Indian state of Odhisa. Press Trust of India said that the fire broke out at the Sum Hospital suspected …

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