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Man kills 11 pigeons of his neighbour to avenge ‘insult’ after being scolded for spitting

In a baffling incident, a youth killed 11 pigeons, belonging to his neighbour, after he was caught spitting in front of his house. Rahul Singh climbed onto the roof of his neighbour Dharampal Singh’s house where he killed 11 pigeons kept in a cage with a stone. Dharampal Singh later made a video of the […]

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India

Alleging ‘witch-hunt’ by government, Amnesty International halts Indian operations

Non-governmental organization, Amnesty International that focuses on human rights halt its India operations due to “reprisals” from the government. Amnesty International has also accused the Indian government of indulging in a “witch-hunt of human rights organisations”. The watchdog says it bank accounts were frozen and it’s been forced to lay off staff in the country, and suspend […]

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India

Outrage in India over gang rape victim’s death

A 19-year-old lower-caste (Dalit) woman died after she was allegedly gang raped by four upper-caste men, sparking an outrage in India. Police said four men had dragged the victim to a field where they allegedly raped her. She was grievously injured in the attack. The attack occurred on 14 September in India’s most populous state, […]

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Indian cops seize 160kg of Marijuana but report only 1kg while selling off the rest

In a shocking loot, Delhi Police officers who confiscated 160 Kg of cannabis from a peddler in New Delhi allegedly reported only 1 Kg while selling off the rest. Four cops including two sub-inspectors and two head constables from Jahangirnagar police station conducted a raid in which 160 kg marijuana was confiscated on September 11. […]

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Daughter approaches family court after father cheats her in a game of Ludo

A 24-year-old woman approached a family court in Bhopal to file a complaint about her father for cheating her in a game of Ludo. The woman lost respect for her father, hated him and even wanted to snap all ties with him as he went on to defeat her. After the game, she didn’t even […]

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India

Another milestone, India reaches 6 million coronavirus cases

India reached another milestone in its coronavirus fight – 6 million cases. The South Asian nation is the second nation in the world after the United States to achieve this feat. India reported 82,170 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India’s case […]

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Business

Harley Davidson to exit India’s bike market

Harley-Davidson is pulling out of India, the world’s biggest motorcycle market. The iconic US motorcycle brand is stopping manufacturing and massively scaling back its sales operations. Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota said it wouldn’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime. The exit is a blow for Indian Prime Minister […]

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India

India: Millions of farmers block roads and trains to protest against ‘farmer reforms’

Farmers in India took to the streets to protest against reforms that they say are against their interests. Individual farmers, trade unions, and opposition parties have blocked motorways and railway tracks in different states. Most of the farmer protests were concentrated in the states of Punjab and Haryana where farm yields are high. Karnataka state […]

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Entertainment

Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies at 74

Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, a Guinness world record holder for his more than 40,000 songs over 50 years, has died aged 74. Balasubrahmanyam died on Friday after spending days in intensive care following a Covid-19 diagnosis. Balasubrahmanyam was first admitted to hospital in the southern city of Chennai in early August when he tested positive […]

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India

India to hold elections in densely packed Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases

Indian officials announced elections involving millions of voters in a densely packed state of Bihar even as India reported 86,052 new infections of coronavirus on Friday. At this rate India is set to overtake United States by next month as the world’s most-affected nation. Bihar with a population roughly the size of Japan, will kick […]

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Business India

Vodafone wins tax battle at international court, India asked to pay $5.47 million as compensation

Vodafone Group Plc won an international arbitration case against the Indian government involving US$2 billion tax claim dispute. The international arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled that India’s imposition of a tax liability on Vodafone, as well as interest and penalties, were in a breach of an investment treaty agreement between India and the Netherlands, […]

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World

India, China agree to pause new troop deployment along their disputed border

India and China have agreed to stop deploying more troops along their borders and avoid action that might complicate matters. Military officials on Monday exchanged ideas on their contested contested Himalayan border in Ladakh, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Tuesday. A joint press release said both sides had agreed to “avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments”, […]