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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    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 ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    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. ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India commutes death sentence for Rajiv Gandhi killers

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... in the world’s largest democracy have long been wary of upsetting the large Tamil population in the south where the trio’s case has become a cause celebre. India had an eight-year unofficial moratorium ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    'Anarchist' Delhi minister cancels his anti-police street protest after clashes

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:38am by AFP

    ... campaigner who swept to power last month, declared himself an “anarchist” on Monday and called a mass demonstration to disrupt Republic Day celebrations at the weekend. Overnight, the 44-year-old ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India anti-graft crusader to be Delhi chief minister

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 06:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in celebration and waved brooms – the party’s symbol for a clean sweep of India’s graft-ridden politics. Although the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the most seats in the assembly, ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... “I came here expecting to celebrate. But the fight continues,” said one 32-year-old woman who gave her name as Raj. The Supreme Court ruling puts India back in the company of most nations ...




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