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  • Xi, Modi agree to reduce border tensions

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends informal meetings with a promise to reduce border tensions after a high-altitude standoff in the Himalayas last year.

  • 13 children killed when school bus, train collide in India

    Thirteen children are killed when a school van collides with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official says.

  • Maoists killed in western India

    16 Maoists killed in western India

    Indian security forces gun down 16 Maoists in a forest in western Indian state of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district.

  • Death for child rape in India

    India promulgates an ordinance providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

  • Open letter sent to Modi condemning rape incidents

    A group of 637 academics in India and abroad have written an “open letter” to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, voicing “deep anger and anguish” at recent incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh states.

  • Yashwant Sinha quits BJP saying India's democracy in danger

    One of India's best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quits the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is undermining democratic institutions.

  • India clears ordinance to introduce death penalty for child rapists

    Amidst outrage over a series of rape incidents of children across the country, the Indian cabinet today approved an ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to introduce the death penalty for rape of children younger than 12 years.

  • ‘Saline drip’ for a 700-year-old banyan tree in India

    The world's second largest Banyan tree in Mahabubnagar district of India’s Telangana which is almost dying, is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation.

  • Hate speech in India

    Hate speech by Indian VIPs on the rise: Study

    Indian top politicians have increasingly, by 490% to be exact, used hateful and decisive language in past four years under Modi-led government, a research by NDTV reveals.

  • India increases scope for foreign students

    India has now opened 160 educational institutions of national importance to foreign students in the first-ever initiative of its kind offering 15,000 seats under the programme in the first round.

  • India Asifa rape

    Despite changes after 2012, India's rape victims denied speedy justice

    India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law that included the death penalty after a gruesome assault on a young woman shocked the country in 2012, but crime statistics indicate the situation has got worse, not better, since then.

  • Wedding truck crash kills 21 in India

    At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said yesterday. The truck, carrying more

  • Internet invented by ancient Indians!

    Netizens are mocking an Indian minister who claimed that the Internet and satellite were invented hundreds of thousands of years ago by

  • BJP lawmaker held over rape as protests mount

    Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators say.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    'Dhaka-Delhi fraternal ties enriched by shared art, culture'

    A symbolic Mongol Shubhajatra and a mesmerising display of dance and music marked the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, Bangla New Year's Day, by Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.

  • Modi vows justice after outrage

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday promised justice after nationwide outrage mounted over the brutal gang rape and

  • India navigation satellite IRNSS-1I

    India successfully puts navigation satellite into orbit

    India puts into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of its satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style.

  • Hunger games

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a day-long fast today in a tit-for-tat protest against the opposition, whose leaders were

  • India-Bangladesh relations

    Bangladesh, India sign 6 MoUs

    Bangladesh and India have signed six memoranda of understanding (MoU) during a bilateral meeting between the foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and India at State Guesthouse Padma in Dhaka.

  • Husband can't force wife to live with him

    A wife is not a “chattel” or an “object” and she cannot be forced to reside with her husband even if the man desires to live with her, the

  • India rejects China’s transgression claims

    In yet another incident of discord, the Chinese military last month strongly protested against what it called the Indian Army's


    Modi rules out India’s participation in Saarc summit in Pakistan

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveys to his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli India’s firm opposition to the staging of the Saarc Summit by Islamabad, given the fact that Pakistan continued to support cross-border terrorism from its territory.

  • Bollywood actor Salman Khan

    Bollywood star Salman Khan walks out of jail

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who spent the last two nights in a prison for killing two black bucks two decades ago, releases from jail hours after getting bail from a court in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.

  • No jobs, no vote

    Rakesh Kumar has a post-graduate degree but works as a house painter in the small town of Kasba Bonli in northwestern India.

  • Salman Khan

    Salman refuses dal-roti dinner, khichuri breakfast

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail for killing two endangered blackbucks, sleeps without dinner on his first night at Jodhpur Central Jail in India.

  • Bollywood super star Salman Khan

    ‘Salman will sleep on floor in jail’

    Used to super luxury hotels and a plush house in Mumbai, Bollywood super star Salman Khan will spend his time and sleep on the floor in a barrack in the high-security Jodhpur central jail where he has been lodged following his conviction and sentencing for poaching blackbucks.

  • Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan

    Salman Khan gets 5yrs' jail for poaching blackbuck

    Bollywood super star Salman Khan is sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted by a court in northern Indian state of Rajasthan for killing two blackbucks, an endangered species.

  • India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    India quits move to crack down on journos publishing fake news

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi orders the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held responsible for distributing "fake news", giving no reason for the change, less than 24 hours after the original announcement.

  • Caste protests leave 6 dead across India

    Low-caste Dalits fought street battles with police yesterday that left at least six dead as protests against a Supreme Court rights ruling swept across large swathes of India. Protesters clashed with security forces, attacked buses and government buildings, and blocked trains and major roads.

  • Indian scientists lose contact with satellite

    India's national space agency has lost contact with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its third and final orbiting manoeuvre on Saturday, authorities said yesterday. The satellite was designed to improve communications for the armed forces. It was launched on Thursday.