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Tag Archives: India

Students in India set university on fire after death

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CHENNAI: Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university ...

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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe


NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers ...

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6th Miss World win puts India level with Venezuela

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SANYA: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Ms Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses ...

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From streets to smartphones: India grapples with online rape


MUMBAI: On a busy afternoon in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam last month, a young man raped a destitute woman on a pavement. Many pedestrians walked by as he forced himself on the woman, but a few paused – to record the rape on their smartphones. The police seized ...

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Harbhajan ridicules Sri Lanka cricket team, deletes tweet later


MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has reportedly deleted a tweet from his official account, the one in which he ridiculed Sri Lanka over their recent performances — from defeat to Zimbabwe at home to struggles against India in the previous series. Sri Lanka have arrived in India for a full ...

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OIC reiterates full support to Kashmir right of self-determination


JEDDAH: A ceremony was held at the residence of the Consul General of Pakistan Shehryar Akbar Khan, Jeddah to mark the Kashmir Black Day; honouring the sacrifices of the people of Kashmir who have laid down their lives for their right of self-determination and to condemn the illegal occupation of ...

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India claim first T20 series win over New Zealand

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli’s India beat New Zealand in a tense eight over a side clash to take a first T20 series against the Kiwis and strengthen their claim to be the world’s best team. Rain reduced the third match of the series in Thiruvananthapuram to a 48 ball lottery and ...

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India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers


NEW DELHI: India will purchase more than 100 armed helicopters for its navy to replace its outdated French-designed fleet in a military deal worth $3.2 billion, an official said Wednesday. The defence acquisition council approved funding for the purchase of 111 multi-utility helicopters for attack missions, search and rescue, surveillance ...

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Indian Cricket Team Can Help Pakistan in Becoming No.1 T20I Team


NEW DELHI: Indian Cricket Team, who recently defeated New Zealand in the three-match ODI series, will now aim to clinch the three-match T20I series against the Black Caps and in that process, the Men in Blue can help their arch-rivals Pakistan to top the ICC T20I Team Ranking chart. Currently, ...

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India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

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NEW DELHI: India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be taken by trucks to ...

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