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1 min ago | The Washington Post

Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.

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4 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

In 'You Follow,' an American adoptee searches for her birth mother in India

Nisha Grayson, right, takes a picture of herself and her friend Sharmila Ray in Goa, India, after the festival of Holi, during which participants throw dyed powder at each other.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Indian Express

Small-town India takes off with sharp ATF cuts

States such as West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have slashed the value-added tax on aviation turbine fuel.

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Arab Times

Indian soldier's body found in Kashmir after 18 years

"The body was discovered in a frozen state last week," superintendent of police Sunil Gupta told AFP by phone from Leh, 450 kilometres from the region's main city of Srinagar.

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Nerve News

Police kill two near Assam-Nagaland border, judicial probe ordered

Two people were killed Wednesday when police fired at protestors in Assam near the border with Nagaland, leading to curfew in Golaghat district, officials said.

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DNA India

Regional parties call for strike as tension prevails in northeast India's border areas

Tense situation in northeast Assam-Nagaland border areas affected Manipur province as regional parties called for an indefinite economic strike on Tuesday.

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Hindustan Times

Pakistani envoy to India defends meeting Kashmiri leaders

Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in the dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals.

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Reuters

Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times of India

ET: India to be launch-pad for Amazon drone attack

When PM Modi visited Japan as Gujarat CM, he showed interest in Mizuho Bank opening a branch in Ahmedabad, but it was rejected by RBI under UPA.

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The York Daily Record

Image of Asia: On the street in Old Delhi

An elderly Sikh man, center, checks his mobile phone as he walks through a busy street in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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New Scientist

Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common

It will happen again, sooner rather than later. The floods that have killed more than 100 people in Nepal and India are precisely what climate scientists have warned of.

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The Star Online

Indian court drops suicide charges against 14-year hunger striker

An Indian court on Tuesday ordered the release of a human rights campaigner who has been on a hunger fast for 14 years, saying there was not enough ground to prove she was trying to kill herself.

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Fort Morgan Times

India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

India's chief film censor was arrested Tuesday on accusations he solicited bribes to speed a film through the strict, laborious process of keeping profanity, violence and hints of sexuality from Indian cinemas.

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Harvard Hillside

India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

India's chief film censor was arrested Tuesday on accusations he solicited bribes to speed a film through the strict, laborious process of keeping profanity, violence and hints of sexuality from Indian cinemas.

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The Times of India

Army chief denies Chinese incursion into India

Reports said the Chinese troops were there for a day before returning. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Echo-news.co.uk

Council lands lucrative India college deal

A UNIVERSITY partnership and business deals with India could bring millions of pounds to the south Essex economy, according to Basildon Council's chief executive.

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The New Zealand Herald

Sisters sentenced to death by hanging first women to be executed in India

India is confronting the prospect of hanging two sisters convicted of abducting and murdering young children - the first time it would have used the death sentence against women.

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Forbes.com

The Substance Of Indian Prime Minister Modi's Style

And although this was not a policy speech as much as a call to all Indians to commit to bettering the country, some policy highlights have made headlines: a new mobile banking and insurance program for the poor; the end of the Nehruvian-era Planning Commission; a call to the world to manufacture in India; a call, in the context of addressing rape, ... (more)

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ABC News

Indian train accident kills 18, injures two

At least 18 people were killed when a fast-moving train hit a three-wheeled vehicle in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Monday evening, state officials say.

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Newkerala.com

India axes talks over invite to separatists, Pakistan terms it setback

Taking a tough stand at Pakistan's engagement with Kashmiri separatist leaders, India Monday called off the Aug 25 foreign secretary-level talks, terming unacceptable "the continued efforts to interfere" in its internal affairs.

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