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India offers $10b investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 11, (RTRS): India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including $500 million in military assistance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday. Hasina returned to Bangladesh on Monday after a four-day state visit to …

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Mother of slain Indian told him to leave US if in danger

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger. Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s mother wailed …

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India launches 104 satellites in 1 go

SRIHARIKOTA, India, Feb 15, (AFP): India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced …

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Shobokshi, India, Pakistan

A few years ago I wrote about a very embarrassing incident which I experienced at the home of a friend, when I met with the Ambassador of India who asked me about the nature of my activity. I told him before I answer his question I would like to know from …

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Ban lifted on bull-taming in India

Lawmakers in India’s Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests. Hours before the state government lifted the ban, police firing tear gas clashed with stone-throwing protesters who were demanding the resumption …

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Mobile app on Indian ‘Customs’ launched – Guide to travellers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs — Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. …

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Cafe in India helps abused women – Would-be bride calls police to stop wedding

CHENNAI, India, Dec 21, (RTRS): Measuring flour, whisking eggs and folding batter, K. Asma forgets the deep scars that run down her face and neck as she bakes cupcakes in an upscale cafe in the Indian port city of Chennai. Four years ago, Asma poured kerosene on herself and lit …

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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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