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Tag Archives: India

Swara Bhasker: Bollywood can’t fix India

BOLLYWOOD: The outspoken actress, who took on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘thoughtlessly glorifying’ jauhar in Padmaavat, has never shied away from calling a spade a spade. And this time, on the eve of the imminent release of her next film Veere Di Wedding, she has a bone to pick ...

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Indian police kill 12 anti-pollution protesters

NEW DELHI: Police in India, killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by ...

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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said on Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the Indian embassy in ...

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7 dead, 30 feared trapped after part of flyover collapses in India

MUMBAI: Seven people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped under the rubble after part of an under-construction flyover in the northern Indian city of Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, a senior police official said. Varanasi, the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is in India’s most populous state ...

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Bangladesh bourse sells stake to China, rejects India bid

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s main stock exchange signed an agreement Monday selling a quarter of the bourse to a Chinese consortium, an official said, formally rejecting a rival bid from regional ally India. Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange inked the deal to acquire 25 percent of the ...

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Virat Kohli will boost English county cricket, says Chris Woakes

BIRMINGHAM: England paceman Chris Woakes said Friday that Virat Kohli’s decision to play for Surrey will raise the standard of English county cricket, as the Indian skipper faces criticism for missing a landmark Test. Kohli will skip Afghanistan’s first-ever Test, in Bangalore against India, to play county cricket in preparation ...

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Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?

Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea when he crossed the Military Demarcation Line, which separates the two Koreas, to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House. The Peace House, a three-storey building constructed in 1989 in the truce village ...

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Feral dog packs killing 6 children in India

NEW DELHI: Roaming packs of feral dogs have killed six children in the past week in northern India, according to police. The children, aged between five and 12, were killed in and around the town of Sitapur, about 50 miles from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. At least ...

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