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As outrage mounts over rape in India, victim set ablaze on way to court

LUCKNOW: A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in the northern India yesterday, police said, stirring public outrage and shame over the scourge of

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India’s April-Sept edible oil imports drop 19%

NEW DELHI: India Commerce and Industry Ministry said the value of the country’s edible oil imports in the first six months of the current financial year dropped almost 19%. India imported 5.87 million tonnes of edible oil valued at US$3.59

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Kashmir conflict: Pro-India politicians feel ‘betrayed’ by Modi

KASHMIR: Dozens of mainstream political leaders and workers have been under detention in Indian-administered Kashmir since August, when India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status. BBC reported Saleem Mir, who toiled for years to get people to vote for

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India is escalating Kashmir conflict by painting it as terrorism

In 1992, I witnessed an Indian soldier hit a pregnant Kashmiri woman with his rifle butt and utter these words, “get rid of the terrorist you will birth.” That incident, forever etched in my mind, for me epitomises how the

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Talk to me: Counsellors help child workers win justice in India

JAIPUR: When counsellor Arti Sharma met a 10-year-old boy, whose father sold him for 500 Indian rupees (US$7) to work in a bangle factory, she expected tears – not a stony silence. It took her more than a week to

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Bus crash kills 12 in western India

At least 12 people, including one child and five women, died and 10 others injured in a road mishap in India’s western state of Rajasthan today, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a local police officer. All the travelers from the

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India resumes buying M’sian palm oil as KL offers discount

Indian refiners have resumed buying Malaysian palm oil after a gap of nearly a month and contracted around 70,000 tonnes of shipments in December as Kuala Lumpur offered a US$5 (RM20.7) per tonne discount over supplies from rival Indonesia, five

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Maszlee: India offers 300 tertiary scholarships for Malaysian students

Exclusive report from Chandravathani Sathasivam PARIS: The government of India is offering full scholarships to 300 Malaysian students to pursue their tertiary studies. Malaysia’s Educaton Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the matter was conveyed to him by India’s Human Resource

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Babri Mosque ruling not a precedent for other claims

ANKARA:  India dispelled fears that the Supreme Court decision of handing over historic Babri Mosque site to Hindus would cast any shadow on other religious places or disputes in the country, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. A statement issued by the

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In India, gods ‘flex their muscles’ over scarce land

It has unleashed deadly riots and set Hindus against Muslims – now it is for the nation’s top court to end decades of discord and decide who owns the most contested plot in India. At dispute is a scrap of

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