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Indian airline blocks woman in short dress from flight

Posted by on 29/10/2015
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Modi, Mugabe press for UN reform – Reflect the growing powers of emerging nations: India PM

Posted by on 29/10/2015
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Modi, Mugabe press for UN reform – Reflect the growing powers of emerging nations: India PM

Modi, Mugabe press for UN reform – Reflect the growing powers of emerging nations: India PM

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that India and Africa must join forces to call for reform of the United Nations to reflect the growing power of emerging nations on the global stage. In a speech to the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, Modi said the UN and other global institutions […]

India to ban surrogacy service to foreigners

Posted by on 28/10/2015
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India to ban surrogacy service to foreigners

India to ban surrogacy service to foreigners

NEW DELHI: India’s government said yesterday it would ban foreigners from using surrogate mothers in the country, a move likely to hit the booming commercial surrogacy industry. Ranks of childless foreign couples have flocked to the country in recent years looking for a cheap, legal and simple route to parenthood. Health industry estimates put the […]

Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan survivors – Desperate victims appeal for amenities

Posted by on 28/10/2015
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India woos Africa with aid, technology – Summit begins today with 54 African nations

Posted by on 28/10/2015
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India woos Africa with aid, technology – Summit begins today with 54 African nations

India woos Africa with aid, technology – Summit begins today with 54 African nations

NEW DELHI: In Mozambique, India is building a solar panel plant that will help the southern African country harness renewable energy. Cameroon, in Central Africa, has sought India’s help in fighting the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. In Ethiopia, Indian technical and financial aid has helped transform the country into a major sugar producer, creating […]

Zuckerberg in India to get ‘next billion online’

Posted by on 28/10/2015
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Afghan-Pakistan quake toll tops 350 – Hunt for survivors continues, communication system disrupted

Posted by on 27/10/2015
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India reels in ailing gangster to hunt down ‘most-wanted man’

Posted by on 27/10/2015
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India reels in ailing gangster to hunt down ‘most-wanted man’

India reels in ailing gangster to hunt down ‘most-wanted man’

NEW DELHI: India’s national security adviser devised a plan to secure the arrest of a fugitive Mumbai gangster in Indonesia as part of a strategy to hunt down India’s most-wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim, police and home ministry sources told Reuters. Superspy Ajit Doval, who is reputed to have handled Rajendra Nikalje – also known as […]

Devastating quake rocks South Asia – More than 160 confirmed dead, numbers to rise

Posted by on 26/10/2015
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Four held in Bangladesh over aid worker murder

Posted by on 26/10/2015
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Four held in Bangladesh over aid worker murder

Four held in Bangladesh over aid worker murder

DHAKA: Bangladesh made its first arrests over an Italian aid worker’s murder as authorities insisted yesterday the killing was a plot by government opponents to trigger anarchy and not the work of the Islamic State group. Police paraded four people detained for the killing of 50-year-old Cesare Tavella late last month, along with a motorbike […]

Woman back in India 12 years after straying into Pakistan

Posted by on 26/10/2015
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‘Afghan Malala’ speaks up for refugee children – Hopes to spread message of universal education

Posted by on 26/10/2015
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