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Delhi Court Quotes Rajiv Gandhi, Convicts 3 For Graft Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (IANS): A court in Delhi on Tuesday convicted two Central Public Works Department (CPWD) officials and a contractor in a corruption case, while quoting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi that corruption by government servants lowered the image of public agencies and hampered..

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18 killed as overcrowded boat sinks in eastern India Monday, May 16th, 2016

KOLKATA, (AP): Rescuers have recovered 18 bodies from a river in eastern India’s West Bengal state where an overcrowded boat sank following a village fair over the weekend, an official said Monday. The vessel overturned Saturday night as the villagers were returning to their homes across the..

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India’s Manohar elected unopposed as ICC chairman Sunday, May 15th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (REUTERS): India’s Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body said on Thursday. Under reforms Manohar himself had initiated within the ICC as its former chief earlier this year, the..

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Indian court says former UN climate chief to stand trial

NEW DELHI, (AP): A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, the Press Trust..

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China Elevates Military Command Along Indian Border: Report Friday, May 13th, 2016

BEIJING, (PTI): In a surprise move, China has elevated the rank of its Tibet's Military Command which looks after the security along its border with India by putting it under the jurisdiction of the Chinese People Liberation Army ground forces, suggesting it may "undertake some kind of military..

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70-year-old Indian woman gives birth to first baby Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AFP): An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said today she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of..

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Nihal Bitla: India progeria campaigner dies aged 15 Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

(BBC): A Mumbai teenager who had been suffering from a rare genetic disease that causes the body to age eight times faster than normal has died. Fifteen-year-old Nihal Bitla was the face of India's awareness campaign against progeria. Bitla made headlines while trying to locate 60 other Indian..

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3 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said. The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread outrage and..

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