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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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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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