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Twitter sues Indian government over order to remove criticism

Twitter said Tuesday it is suing the Indian government after authorities ordered the social media platform to remove content. The lawsuit, filed in the Karnataka High Court, argues that the removal orders do not meet the procedural requirements of India’s IT Act, which allows the government to block content to the public for things such […]

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UK universities urged to be on high alert for human trafficking

Universities have been urged to be on high alert for human trafficking after suspected victims brought to Britain on student visas vanished from their courses and were found working in exploitative conditions hundreds of miles away. In a recent case, Indian students at Greenwich, Chester and Teesside universities stopped attending lectures shortly after arriving in […]

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Death toll from landslide in India’s northeastern state of Manipur climbs to 26

A landslide in northeastern India‚Äôs Manipur state has left at least 26 dead. Fresh rain and falling boulders have hampered rescue efforts. Rescue work is expected to continue for a couple of days in the hilly terrain in Noney, a town near state capital Imphal, with little hope of finding survivors among 37 people still […]

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Business

World’s richest man strikes deal to launch UK sandwich store Pret A Manger in India

One of the world’s richest men is launching Pret A Manger in India, adding the British coffee and sandwich store brand to a huge business empire that spans energy, retail and telecommunications. A unit of Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate Reliance Industries said on Thursday that it has entered into a “long-term master franchise partnership” with Pret […]

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India World

Indian state on alert after man murdered over controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad

The murder of a man in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has sparked religious tensions in the area. The victim, a Hindu tailor named Kanhaiya Lal, was killed in Udaipur district on Tuesday by two Muslim men, who filmed the act and posted it online. They claimed the act was in retaliation for the […]

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India Insane World

Two Indians caught smuggling 109 live animals in their luggage in Bangkok to Chennai flight

Two women were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and accused of smuggling after 109 live animals were found in their luggage, Thai officials say. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on Monday the wild animals were discovered in two suitcases following an x-ray inspection. Wildlife officials called to the scene discovered […]

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India World

Indian police arrest vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government

Police in India have arrested the co-founder of a fact-checking website who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair of AltNews has been accused of insulting Hindu religious beliefs on Twitter, a network of media organisations said. Opposition leaders and journalists have condemned the arrest. They said it was […]

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Russia’s trade with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa jumps 38% amid Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that trade with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa jumped 38% in the first three months of the year, despite “politically motivated sanctions.” Trade volume with those four countries totaled $45 billion in that time, he said. “Russian oil supplies to China and India are growing noticeably,” Putin said […]

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Several states in India witness protests over delaying action against ‘fringe elements’

Several states in India on Friday witnessed massive protests over the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-suspended ruling party spokespersons. The protests turned violent in some areas. Several people were injured including policemen. Security forces fired tear gas and resorted to live firing in the air at some places. The ruling-BJP on June […]

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India Insane

Husband divorces wife for serving him instant noodles every day for breakfast

A judge in India said a man divorced his wife for cooking him instant noodles every day. ML Raghunath, a principal district- and sessions-court judge, recounted the case on May 27 at a press conference at a court in Mysuru, a city in the southwestern region of India. Raghunath said he was a district judge […]

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Wealthy Gupta brothers wanted for corruption in South Africa arrested in UAE

Two brothers from the wealthy Gupta family have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, the South African and Emirati authorities have announced. Atul and Rajesh Gupta are accused in South Africa of profiting from their close links with former president Jacob Zuma and exerting unfair influence. Extradition talks are taking place between the two […]

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Pilgrimage bus plunges into gorge in India’s Uttarakhand state, 26 killed

At least 26 people were killed and four others were injured after a bus in a mountainous region of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand plunged into a gorge, police said. The bus was carrying 30 people, including the driver, to Yamunotri, the remote Hindu pilgrimage site in the Himalayan state, when it went off […]