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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

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    India tops list of countries where people 'can't live without the internet'

    India has trumped China, the UK, Germany, and even the US to become the number one country where people simply cannot live without the internet in a survey of internet users across the world.

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    Delhi youth thrashed by 5 men for speaking in English

    According to the police, the man who has been identified as Varun Gulati was attacked when he had gone to drop off his friend at a five-star hotel in Delhi's Lutyens area, said a PTI report.

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    Why aren't there any Indians in the World XI?

    Back when I edited slightly complicated news stories, journalistic habit would kick in and present me with a question: What if someone landed from Mars and read this story? Would it adequately .

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    At 101, meet the fastest runner

    Healthy food, regular training and an indomitable spirit. That is what propelled 101-year-old Man Kaur across the finish line on April 24 at the World Master’s Games in Auckland this year.

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    India: Five sentenced in 1993 Mumbai blast case

    A special TADA court had in June convicted six persons, including mastermind Mustafa Dossa and Salem, in the serial blasts case, 24 years after the attacks left 257 people dead in the country's financial capital.

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    India, Myanmar sign 11 MoUs to bolster bilateral relationship

    Marking a new foundation to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements ranging from maritime security to cultural exchange.

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    Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

    A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep.

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    China wants 'healthy, stable' relations with India: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sought to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue “healthy, stable” relations.

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    BRICS name militant groups as regional security concern

    The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.

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    India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects.

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    India starts exporting diesel to Myanmar

    India has started exporting diesel to Myanmar via a land route, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to enhance hydrocarbon trade with neighbouring countries.

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    India's workhorse rocket fails for the first time in decades

    India’s premier rocket failed to put a navigation satellite into orbit during a launch this morning, after some unknown malfunction prevented the satellite from leaving the vehicle.

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    Bollywood: 'Hera Pheri 3' on hold as director in coma since 10 months

    Bollywood filmmaker Neeraj Vora, known for writing the comedy classic Hera Pheri and directing its subsequent installments, has been in a coma for the past 10 months, according to Indian media reports.

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    Deaths in Mumbai building collapse, 'dozens' trapped

    Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40am (03:10 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.

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    China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

    China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.

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    After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

    India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ’godman’ whose followers went on the rampage.

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    The Hindu woman who found her freedom in the sound of the azan

    It was many years ago when I visited the Barmer-Jaisalmer stretch of sand dunes in Rajasthan that glitter beautifully — like gold in the warm winter sunshine — in search of something inarticulate.

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    Indian guru sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape

    An Indian court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘Insan’ 10 years of imprisonment on Monday in the makeshift court in the Sunaira district jail in Rohtak where rape.

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    India withdraws troops from disputed Himalayan region

    India has begun withdrawing troops from a disputed Himalayan region on the border with China, foreign ministries from the two countries announced Monday, defusing a tense stand-off that had threatened.

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    Riots over Indian guru's rape conviction turn deadly,30 dead

    At least 30 people have been killed in Indian towns as violent protests erupted after a court convicted a self-styled "godman" of raping two female followers.

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    Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

    The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said on Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

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    India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right in landmark verdict

    India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's flagship biometric programme.

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    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Verdict: Haryana, Punjab on Edge

    Hundreds of thousands of followers of a controversial Sikh religious leader are pouring into the tri-city (Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali) ahead of the August 25 verdict in the rape case against

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