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India: 60 encephalitis deaths in North Bengal

A total 60 people have died of encephalitis in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here and the situation in the seven north Bengal districts was 'alarming', West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Monday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Thousands of women, accused of sorcery, tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts

In 2005, Pusanidevi Manjhi was branded a witch and tortured for four days by a powerful landowning family in the village Palani, in the Jharkhand state of India.

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India.com

Governmenta s a noa to parliament resolution on Gaza

New Delhi, July 21 : The government Monday rejected calls for a parliament resolution on the Gaza violence and said the need of the hour was to support the Egyptian-backed ceasefire proposal.

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Reuters

Modi's BJP puts political twist on local Indian sex abuse case

A local sexual abuse case took on national political overtones on Monday as students from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party accused a state government run by the country's main opposition of inaction.

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India.com

Pakistan to release 57 boats of Indian fishermen

Islamabad, July 21 : Pakistan has decided to release 57 fishing boats of 150 Indian fishermen who had been freed in May this year as a goodwill gesture, the foreign ministry said Monday.

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DNA India

Yasin Bhatkal alleges about mistreatment in Tihar Jail

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a court here that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan.

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News Observer

Unforgettable in India: the hammock, the infinity pool and the swing

Many were marbled mausoleums; some were undistinguished - a place to put a toothbrush for the night; then there were those both unique and unforgettable.

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Deseret News

How poor sanitation in India makes children malnourished

Indian children from a slum eat on the banks of the polluted river Yamuna in New Delhi, India Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

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Hindustan Times

Indias courts in the dock fail to give justice to Dalit village

Indian democracy is dishonoured from time to time by brutal massacres of the country's historically oppressed communities - mostly Dalits and Muslims.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

DNA India

Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza

Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India in Ramallah, a top UN official said.

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Post and Courier

Aiken professor creates art treasures abroad

In recent years, Al Beyer has produced oil paintings of rocks in the waters of Ireland, the mountains of Spain and the vivid architecture of Istanbul.

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Hindustan Times

NDA revives dream of clean sanitised India

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on making the country open defecation free by 2019, the rural development ministry has decided to change the way the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme is implemented.

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The Indian Express

PM Modi should talk to Pak on ceasefire violations: Omar

I want the Prime Minister to talk to Pak authorities and tell them that ceasefire violations are not right There has been loss of life, cattle and damage to property due to Pak firing, which has caused problems for us here, Omar said.

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Daily Times

India's mothers-in-law get bad rap in new book

NEW DELHI Young Indian women fear and loathe her. Soap operas showcase her iron-fisted rule.

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Daily Times

Pakistani citizen killed, four injured in Indian firing in Sialkot sector : July 20, 2014,

ISLAMABAD Senior military official on Sunday accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding four others in unprovoked firing across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.

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Leopard rescued from dry well in India

A leopard fell into a well at Jhab village of Ghoghamba taluka in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat on Monday night.

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Hindustan Times

Delayed monsoon drought scare bonded labour Indian farmers journey to hell

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Merinews

Fake drugs in India may cross US$ 10 billion in next three years: Assocham

Growing at a compounded annual growth rate of about 25%, the fake drugs market in India is likely to cross US$ 10 billion mark by 2017 from the current level of about worth US$ 4.25 billion, according to an ASSOCHAM recent analysis.

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The Indian Express

21 cr people in UP, yet rape cases least, says Mulayam

CM Akhilesh Yadav, with father and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at an iftaar party, at his official residence in Lucknow Saturday Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday drew flak for saying that the state has the lowest number of such cases in the country despite a population of 21 crore.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Indian police kill Kashmiri teenager in anti-Israel protest

Police shot dead a teenage boy on Saturday in restive Indian Kashmir during a protest against Israel's military offensive against Gaza, officials said.

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