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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Celebrations as India creates new southern state of Telangana

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 01:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad, India Celebrations erupted in southern India to mark the creation of the new state of Telangana on Monday at the culmination of a separatist campaign ... during a morning ceremony in Hyderabad. Residents broke into celebrations on the stroke of midnight, with a fireworks display lighting up the skies over the city. India’s new Prime Minister ...

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    Probe ordered as India festival stampede kills 18

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Patna

    ... in India, where policing and crowd control are often inadequate. In September, in the state of Jharkhand adjacent to Bihar, a crush at a religious celebration killed nine people, eight of them ...

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    Hindu festival stampede leaves 18 dead in eastern India: police

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 11:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Patna, India

    ... Agence France-Presse in Patna, India At least 18 people were killed and more than a dozen injured following the collapse of a bridge which triggered a stampede on Monday during a Hindu festival in the eastern Indian city of Patna, officials said. “Bodies ...

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... but held back from mentioning India's great rival Pakistan, which is also celebrating its independence. In one of the most eye-catching passages of a 45-minute speech, Modi said levels of rape ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... restored along with the warehouse. Despite Orwell's influence on popular culture, there is no museum celebrating his contribution to literature and journalism, said his son, Richard Blair. ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India celebrates Republic Day, warns Pakistan

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... border clashes between the two sides. Celebrations were being held under heavy security, especially in New Delhi where large areas were sealed off for an annual parade of military hardware at which Bhutan’s king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was chief guest. India’s President Pranab Mukherjee told rival Pakistan in his annual address to the nation on the eve of the celebrations ...

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    Election results don’t matter to India’s ‘biggest loser’ K. Padmarajan

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Poll results don't matterto India's 'biggest loser' Indian shop owner K. Padmarajan doesn't feel like a loser. In fact, he sees much to celebrate in having stood 158 times for public office and failed on every occasion. Starting in 1988, he had a point to prove- to those who laughed at the ambitions of a man who ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... and costing nearly US$20 million, the first Indian film museum is set to open in the home of Bollywood, more than 100 years after the country's celebrated movie industry was born. ... Visitors can see an original painted poster for the 1957 epic Mother India and listen to songs by K.L. Saigal, considered the first superstar of Hindi film. The idea is to celebrate not just ...

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    India police launch sedition probe after students cheer Pakistan team

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... officials in the northern city of Meerut over celebrations following Pakistan’s win on Sunday in an Asia Cup clash. Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably harsh punishment ... of the students were accused of chanting “Pakistan Zindabad (hail Pakistan)” and damaging university property during celebrations after Pakistan won, a university official said on condition of anonymity. ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tamil Nadu’s chief minister eyes role on national stage at federal election

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:23pm by Reuters

    ... for Rahul Gandhi, scion of the country's most celebrated political family, a survey said. A poll released by the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace confirmed recent ...




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