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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Nation's’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the ruling Congress party, led by India’s famous Gandhi dynasty, which has been ... by India’s famous Gandhi dynasty. Watch: Indian voters kick off world's biggest election Voting began at 7.00am local time in six constituencies in tea-growing and insurgency-wracked areas ...

  2. News - Asia

    Indian space head braced for tricky Mars challenge

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi Launching a probe to Mars is no easy matter, says chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation The head of India’s space agency warned on Thursday ... on Thursday, he said, and the final countdown will begin on Sunday morning. Radhakrishnan said the mission was another “turning point” for India’s space ambitions after it successfully placed ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Teen in India gang-rape case sent to reform home for three years

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 08:01pm by AP

    ... sparked protests across the country and led to reforms of India’s antiquated sexual violence laws. The government, facing immense public pressure, had promised swift justice in the case. ... believe he was not a juvenile when the incident took place,” Singh said. In India, especially in rural areas, many people do not have their births properly registered, and school certificates ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian security forces kill 14 Maoist rebels

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 06:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar Security forces killed 14 Maoists in a firefight in eastern India on Saturday, police said, marking the latest bloodshed in a long conflict in which ... Corridor” that stretches throughout central and eastern India. Saturday’s battle occurred in the Padia forest area of mineral-rich but impoverished Orissa state some 650 kilometres southwest ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 10:41am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India’s ruling Congress Party and the country’s most powerful politician, has been discharged from a hospital after falling ill during a debate in Parliament, the health minister said on Tuesday. Gandhi underwent a series of medical tests during the five hours she spent in the hospital late on Monday and was then allowed ...

  6. News - Asia

    Police arrest 2nd suspect in Mumbai gang rape case

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 03:24pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... public outcry over sexual violence in India. The 22-year-old Indian woman was in stable condition, after being repeatedly raped by up to five suspects on Thursday night in a deserted textile mill in an isolated and decrepit corner of India’s financial capital. She and a male colleague, who was tied up and beaten during the attack, had been on a magazine assignment to take photographs ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM on landmark Kashmir trip after deadly attack

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 03:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Srinagar

    ... territory- which has been the scene of two wars with Pakistan- since June 2010 and comes less than a year before India goes to the polls. More than a dozen armed rebel groups have been fighting ... of political will to resolve the underlying tensions in what is India’s only Muslim-majority state. “The Kashmir issue needs to be addressed politically. Economic packages are not a solution ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    India, China hold talks on 'advance' into disputed territory

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi New Delhi tells Beijing to 'maintain the status quo' prior to Chinese troops' alleged incursion India, China hold talks on 'advance' India and China are holding more talks over an alleged advance by Chinese troops into disputed territory after senior army officers failed to reach a resolution, Indian reports say. Indian ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Gandhi says growth in India must help poor

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Rahul Gandhi, often described as India’s prime minister-in-waiting, said in a keynote address designed to raise his profile that the poor must see ... a long-term partnership with them to help the poor and unleash India’s “beehive” energies. “This country is only going to move forward if we all stand together,” Gandhi, 42, told the annual meeting ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s secret executions raise concerns

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 06:39pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... was dead. India has hanged two men in the past three months, its first executions in eight years. In a departure from past practice, both were done in secrecy. Rights activists worry the government has set a precedent that could impact the nearly 500 people on death row in India, including four men whose mercy pleas were rejected by India’s president last week.   ...




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