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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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47 Indian police get life

A special court in India has sentenced 47 policemen to life in prison for killing a group of Sikh pilgrims in 1991 whom they had claimed were militants, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The officers were convicted of shooting dead the pilgrims to try and earn promotions in Uttar Pradesh state …

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Mumbai ‘dance’ bars to reopen after 10 yrs

MUMBAI, March 16, (RTRS): After a 10-year hiatus, dance bars are set to reopen in Mumbai and Maharashtra state with activists warning women and girls could be trafficked and abused in these venues but bar owners arguing this is legimitate, needed work. Western Maharashtra state in 2005 suspended the licences …

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Indian statues ‘seized’ from NY auction house

NEW YORK, March 12, (AP): Two Indian statues that are more than 1,000 years old were seized Friday from Christie’s auction house after investigators discovered they had been smuggled out of the country, eventually landing in New York. The antiquities were to be part of an auction next week called …

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Pakistan says won’t go to World T20 without security guarantee – ‘Threats from extremists are concerning’

ISLAMABAD, March 10, (AFP): Pakistan’s interior minister Thursday ruled out sending the national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 until security assurances come from New Delhi, saying the threats from extremists are concerning. The Pakistan team were due to fly out on Wednesday to play in the World …

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Indians protest over student’s death

NEW DELHI, Feb 23, (Agencies): Shouting slogans and holding placards, thousands of students and teachers marched through the heart of the Indian capital Tuesday to protest the recent death of a student who faced caste discrimination and the arrest of a student leader on sedition charges. The protesters from New …

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