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Militants kill 17 soldiers in India-administered Kashmir

Militants have killed at least 17 soldiers and injured 18 at an Indian Army Brigade headquarters in Kashmir, near the de facto border with Pakistan.

Militants have killed at least 17 soldiers and injured 18 at an Indian Army Brigade headquarters in Kashmir, near the de facto border with Pakistan.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

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Mumbai celebrates the annual 'Dahi Handi' festival

The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspen

The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspen

Business

French submarine builder DCNS scuppered by leaks

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

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India: Kashmiri separatists demand UN intervention

Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…

Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…

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World's longest hunger-strike ends with honey

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

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At least 13 killed in India market attack

At least 13 people have died after gunmen in military uniforms opened fire on crowds at a busy market in northeast India.

At least 13 people have died after gunmen in military uniforms opened fire on crowds at a busy market in northeast India.

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Clashes in Indian Kashmir

Protesters took to the streets of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, throwing stones at security forces despite curfews.

Protesters took to the streets of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, throwing stones at security forces despite curfews.

Sport

Why does India perform so poorly at the Olympics?

In terms of population size and medals won, there is no worse Olympic performer than India. It seems strange that a country of more than 1.2 billion

In terms of population size and medals won, there is no worse Olympic performer than India. It seems strange that a country of more than 1.2 billion

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Massive search underway for missing plane in India

A massive search operation is underway for an Indian military plane which went missing from radar early on Friday morning.

A massive search operation is underway for an Indian military plane which went missing from radar early on Friday morning.

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Torrential rains spark floods in China, Pakistan, and India

Severe floods in several Chinese regions have left at least 180 dead as heavy rains sweep across Asia, also triggering floods in Pakistan and India.

Severe floods in several Chinese regions have left at least 180 dead as heavy rains sweep across Asia, also triggering floods in Pakistan and India.

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Bizarre birthday bash for Trump

A small group of Donald Trump fans celebrated the presumptive Republican nominee’s birthday with cake and balloons in a New Delhi park on Tuesday.

A small group of Donald Trump fans celebrated the presumptive Republican nominee’s birthday with cake and balloons in a New Delhi park on Tuesday.

Science_technology

George brothers say portable wind turbine can be a game changer

Brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, south west India, are hoping to revolutionise the renewable energy market with a small wind turbine that costs around $750 USD (670…

Brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, south west India, are hoping to revolutionise the renewable energy market with a small wind turbine that costs around $750 USD (670…

Business

India pulls ahead as world's fastest growing large economy

India has extended its lead as the world's fastest growing large economy overtaking China as GDP expanded by 7.9 percent between January and March.

India has extended its lead as the world's fastest growing large economy overtaking China as GDP expanded by 7.9 percent between January and March.

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India rules second Italian marine accused of fishermen murder can go home

An Italian marine, one of two being investigated by India over the killing of two fishermen, is being allowed to go home while international arbitration…

An Italian marine, one of two being investigated by India over the killing of two fishermen, is being allowed to go home while international arbitration…

Culture

India's Hampi UNESCO site remains top tourist stop

The site of Hampi, in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.

The site of Hampi, in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.

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A holy Hindu dip

Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the Shipra river on Saturday (21 May), the last auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Festival being held in the central Indian city of…

Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the Shipra river on Saturday (21 May), the last auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Festival being held in the central Indian city of…

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Severe heat sets new record in India

India has recorded its hottest day since records began as a heatwave continues to stretch across the north of the country.

India has recorded its hottest day since records began as a heatwave continues to stretch across the north of the country.

Culture

'Parched' four women flee misogany in rural India

Bollywood rarely focuses the camera on sexual violence, but after two lavish productions, Indian director Leena Yadav went independent to make 'Parched' to highlight the oppression women face in India

Bollywood rarely focuses the camera on sexual violence, but after two lavish productions, Indian director Leena Yadav went independent to make 'Parched' to highlight the oppression women face in India

Business

IEA oil forecast brightens

The International Energy Agency is no longer so concerned about the oil market "drowning in supply" this year and says unplanned disruptions to output could help run down the global glut of crude.

The International Energy Agency is no longer so concerned about the oil market "drowning in supply" this year and says unplanned disruptions to output could help run down the global glut of crude.

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Pensioner parents: Indian couple in their 70s have first baby

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

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UN court calls on India to release Italian marine

A UN court has ruled that India must allow Italian marine Salvatore Girone, who’s been detained in Delhi for more than four years, to go home, Girone

A UN court has ruled that India must allow Italian marine Salvatore Girone, who’s been detained in Delhi for more than four years, to go home, Girone