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India to ‘evacuate’ workers from Saudi who have lost jobs and unable to pay for flight

NEW DELHI, Aug 1, (AP): India’s government said Monday it plans to evacuate thousands of Indian workers who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and cannot afford to pay for a flight home. The workers were mostly employed by Saudi construction companies and were laid off amid a slowdown …

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Indian couple killed over ‘22-cent debt’

NEW DELHI, July 28, (AFP): An axe-wielding shopkeeper hacked a couple to death in northern India Thursday after they failed to pay a debt of 22 US cents, police said. The middle-aged couple from the lowest Dalit caste in Uttar Pradesh state were on their way to work early Thursday …

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New Delhi joins elite MTCR – Police arrest schoolgirl over exam cheating scandal

NEW DELHI, June 27, (Agencies): India on Monday joined an exclusive club of countries controlling exports in missile technology, just a day after bemoaning its exclusion from another elite group that governs international nuclear fuel and technology. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar signed onto the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) aimed …

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India thump Zimbabwe to level 3-match series – Tourists bounce back from chastening defeat

HARARE, June 20, (AFP): India bounced back from their chastening defeat to Zimbabwe over the weekend to thump the hosts by 10 wickets in the second Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club on Monday and level the three-match series at 1-1. Zimbabwe’s unexpected two-run victory in Saturday’s opener had suggested …

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11 get ‘life’ over Gujarat massacre – 12 others sentenced to 7 years in jail

AHMEDABAD, India, June 17, (AFP): An Indian court jailed 11 Hindus for life on Friday over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state 14 years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister. The court sentenced 12 others to seven years in jail over the murder of …

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Ton-up Rahul makes India history in Zimbabwe romp – Second-string tourists too good for full-strength hosts

HARARE, June 11, (AFP): Opener KL Rahul became the first Indian to hit a century on one-day international debut as he secured a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. With just two runs required for victory, Rahul launched Hamilton Masakadza for …

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24 dead as sect evicted – People open fire from treetops

MATHURA, India, June 3, (AP): Police efforts to evict thousands of people squatting in a makeshift protest camp in the heart of a north Indian city ended in bloodshed as people opened fire from treetops and police retaliated, leaving at least 24 people dead, police said Friday. More than 370 …

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Remittances to India dip as Gulf recruits cheap labour – Falling oil prices forces job cuts

NEW DELHI, May 22: The value of remittances from the Gulf countries to India dropped for the second consecutive year to $34.67 billion in 2015. According to a report published by International Business Times-India Edition on its website Monday, India’s remittances from the region fell as global oil prices crashed …

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US, India up coordination – Bid to balance China’s military ambitions

NEW DELHI, April 12, (Agencies): The US and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries’ militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. During a joint news conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Carter …

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India blast kills over 100

KOLLAM, India, April 10, (AFP): A massive explosion and blaze apparently sparked by a stray firework during an unauthorised display killed over 100 people and injured scores more at a temple in southern India Sunday. Thousands had packed overnight into the Hindu temple complex in Kerala state where the firework …

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