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2 jets evacuated in bomb scares at New Delhi airport Thursday, March 17th, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP): Security personnel evacuated passengers and crew from two aircrafts at New Delhi's international airport Thursday after receiving anonymous phone calls of explosives being placed in the planes. It was not immediately known if any explosive was found after three bomb scares in less..

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Indian journalists see more threats, attacks with Modi as PM Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): A newscast on whether India had become intolerant of dissent quickly spiraled into something darker after a guest on the program referred to a pamphlet that called the Hindu goddess Durga a sex worker. Though the host did not make the remarks, she was accused of disparaging the..

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Sartaj Aziz, Sushma Swaraj May Meet In Nepal This Week Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

ISLAMABAD, (PTI): Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are likely to meet on the sidelines of a SAARC ministerial-level meeting in Nepal this week. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Mr Aziz..

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Time Not Right For My Return: Vijay Mallya To Indian Newspaper Sunday, March 13th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (IANS): Business tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted for investigations into a money laundering case, has said he is not on the run but is also in no hurry to return to India. In an email interview published on Sunday, Mr Mallya, who owes banks nearly a billion dollars granted as loans, told..

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JNU Student Kanhaiya Kumar Gets Bail And A Warning From Court Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

By Ketki Angre, Tanima Biswas, NEW DELHI): JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was arrested on sedition charges in a case that has led to mass protests and opposition allegations that the government is trying to crush..

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Highlights: India unveils pro-poor budget, keeps deficit target Monday, February 29th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (REUTERS): India unveiled a fire-fighting budget on Monday that seeks to win back support among rural voters for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and sustain growth against a grim global backdrop - all without borrowing more. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's third budget marked..

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Guru Inc: India’s holy men enter the world of big business Saturday, February 27th, 2016

By Rama Lakshmi, NEW DELHI: For more than a decade, the orange-robed guru Baba Ramdev hosted a popular TV show, showing millions of Indians how to breathe correctly, eat herbs and knot themselves into impossible yoga postures. Ramdev, 50, always augmented his talks with a diatribe about the..

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Students And Police Clash At India Gate During Candlelight March Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Tanima Biswas, NEW DELHI: Students and police personnel reportedly clashed during a candlelight march at India Gate in New Delhi this evening. Initial reports suggested that a scuffle broke out between participants at the march organised by students and Delhi Police personnel stationed at India..

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Agreement reached in deadly caste protests in India Monday, February 22nd, 2016

By Harmeet Shah Singh and Susannah Cullinane, (CNN): Off and on throughout India's history, the country's caste system has provoked violence over rights and opportunities. One such conflict was resolved Monday, with the leaders of a protest calling on demonstrators to unblock roads after reaching..

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Protests against India student leader’s arrest spread Thursday, February 18th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): A protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across India on Thursday, with students and teachers in at least 10 cities demanding the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges and accused of being anti-Indian. The protesters were outraged by..

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Indian students, teachers protest after nationalist violence Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): Students, journalists and teachers protested in the Indian capital Tuesday after a student union leader's arrest and subsequent violence by Hindu nationalists. The uproar has once again sparked allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and his Hindu nationalist..

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