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    Toxic smog shrouds Indian capital as pollution soars

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:14am on January 04, 2019

    Residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi woke on Thursday to a thick, grey smog, as pollution surged to ‘severe’ and ‘emergency’ levels, with...

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    India deports 2nd Rohingya group to Myanmar

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2019

    India on Thursday deported a Rohingya Muslim family of five to neighbouring Myanmar, the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on...

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    The agony of being Naseeruddin Shah

    Aijaz Zaka Syed | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2019

    THE storm of abuse and sheer vitriol that greeted Naseeruddin Shah’s lament over the alarming state of the nation only proves his point. The actor...

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    Protests paralyse Indian state after women defy temple ban

    Reuters . Kochi/New Delhi | Updated at 11:31am on January 03, 2019

    Conservative Hindu groups paralysed India’s southern state of Kerala on Thursday protesting against the state government for allowing two women to defy an ancient ban...

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    Father, son battle over billion-dollar Raymond empire

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:20pm on January 02, 2019

    Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son...

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    Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

    Agence France-Presse . Thiruvananthapuram | Updated at 04:21pm on January 02, 2019

    Violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples for the first time since a...

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    Sonia Gandhi greets Hasina

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:30pm on January 02, 2019

    Indian Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Bangladesh prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s absolute victory...

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    Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple

    Agence France-Presse . Thiruvananthapuram | Updated at 12:04pm on January 02, 2019

    Tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across a southern Indian state on Tuesday, in support of a court order overturning a partial...

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    Thousands of women rally over Sabarimala temple rule

    Agence France-Presse . Thiruvananthapuram | Updated at 07:35pm on January 01, 2019

    Tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across a southern Indian state on Tuesday, in support of a court order overturning a partial...

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    After death-defying mine escape, Assam village prays for ‘rat-hole’ miracle

    Agence France-Presse . Bhangnamari, Assam | Updated at 04:02pm on January 01, 2019

    Saheb Ali felt an icy wind, saw a wall of water hurtling towards him and desperately held on to an electric cable to avoid becoming...

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