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Indian police arrest hard-line Hindu activist for journalist’s murder

NEW DELHI, March 9 (Reuters) – Indian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of a journalist late last year, officials said. The Sanatan Sanstha, one of the many Hindu fringe groups, have gained prominence since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya …

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India’s top court allows ‘living wills’ for terminally ill

New Delhi, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -India’s top court ruled Friday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of “living wills” to set out how they want to be treated. The Supreme Court’s order — hailed as “historic” by petitioners — means medical treatment …

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India’s top court upholds marriage in alleged case of “Love Jihad”

NEW DELHI, March 8 (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Thursday permitted a Hindu woman who converted to Islam to live with her Muslim husband, a man federal investigators accused of being a recruiter for militant group Islamic State, in an incident they called “Love Jihad.” The phrase “Love Jihad” …

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Trip to India not just political: Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on building business and cultural ties and not just political ones. “We are here in such large number and …

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Trudeau gets cold shoulder treatment from Indian govt

NEW DELHI, Feb 20, (Agencies): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India’s corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders. Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, attended by leaders from the Tata …

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India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case. Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, said Tuesday that five bank workers and an employee of billionaire jeweler and suspect Nirav Modi were arrested for allegedly …

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Trump junior to wine and dine luxury flat buyers in India

New Delhi, Feb 19, 2018 (AFP) -Dozens of property investors and their families will be treated to dinner with Donald Trump junior in Delhi this week after snapping up flats in a Trump Towers luxury development on the outskirts of the Indian capital. Trump’s local partners have promised dinner with …

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India and Iran agree to work for Afghan stability – Modi, Rouhani sign pact

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (Agencies): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India’s commitment to help Afghanistan become “a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country” after holding talks with Rouhani in …

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Poor tax collections weigh on budget – Health spending hike set

NEW DELHI, Jan 18, (RTRS): India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents. Health Minister JP Nadda sought …

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‘India’s orange passports discriminatory’

India’s plan to introduce orange-coloured passport jackets for some migrant workers is discriminatory and could increase the vulnerability of workers often duped by middlemen who promise them jobs, said legal experts and campaigners. The Ministry of External Affairs said last week migrant workers who need emigration clearance — those who …

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