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Pakistan demands joint investigation to ‘establish facts around accidental firing of missile’ from India

Pakistan says it has taken note of India’s statement on the “accidental firing” of a missile into its territory, demanding a joint investigation to “accurately establish the facts surrounding the incident”. “The grave nature of the incident raises several fundamental questions regarding security protocols and technical safeguards against accidental or unauthorised launch of missiles in […]

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Russian shelling kills Indian medical student in eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv city

An Indian student has been killed in shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, India’s foreign ministry has said. “Foreign Secretary is calling in Ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate our demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones,” ministry spokesman Arindam […]

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Plea seeks India send back lonely Delhi zoo African elephant gifted to Indian president home

Twenty-four years ago, a young elephant named Shankar was plucked from the wilderness of Africa, loaded onto a plane to India, and placed in the Delhi zoo. Now, a plea in the city’s high court seeks to send him back home. The petition filed by 16-year-old Nikita Dhawan, founder of the non-profit Youth For Animals […]

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Actress Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss

An Indian court has finally cleared Shilpa Shetty of obscenity charges 15 years after the Bollywood star was kissed on stage by actor Richard Gere. Footage from 2007 showed the Hollywood star kissing Ms Shetty’s cheek at an Aids awareness event in Delhi. The charges have only now been ruled “groundless”, with the court saying […]

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Bipin Rawat: Sudden turn in weather downed India’s top commander’s chopper crash

A helicopter crash that killed the head of India’s armed forces and 13 others was caused by a pilot disoriented by a sudden turn in the weather. Gen Bipin Rawat was among those killed when the chopper hit a hillside and burst into flames in Tamil Nadu state in December. Conspiracy theories about the accident […]

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Farmers block PM Narendra Modi’s cavalcade for not sacking junior home minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being dubbed as a serious security lapse. Mr Modi was on his way to a memorial in the northern state when the route was blocked by protesting farmers. They were demanding the resignation of a […]

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India: App targets Muslim women, police investigation launched

Photographs of more than 100 Muslim women, including prominent actress Shabana Azami, wife of a sitting judge of Delhi High Court, multiple journalists, activists and politicians were displayed on the app for auction as “Bulli Bai”. After last July’s “Sulli Deals“, in which nearly 80 Muslim women were put up “for sale”, “Bulli Bai” was […]

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India is struggling to find buyers for its surplus Covid-19 vaccines

India is struggling to export its surplus of Covid-19 vaccines as logistical hurdles delay their use in many countries despite low levels of inoculation, vaccine producer the Serum Institute of India (SII) and a government official said on Tuesday. The SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker that produces the AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sputnik Covid-19 shots, […]

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National exam for high school students with misogynistic questions sparks outrage in India

High school students in India will be given full marks for a national exam question criticized as “blatantly misogynist” by the country’s opposition party. Parents and social media users also lashed out at India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which later apologized for the question and said it would be dropped from the paper […]

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Indian police foil plot by man who tried to fake his own death to avoid being returned to jail

Indian police say they have foiled a plot by a man who tried to fake his own death to avoid being returned to jail. Officers in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh say Sudesh Kumar, 36, murdered a man and tried to pass the body off as his own with the aid of his wife. […]

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Vinod Dua: Veteran Indian journalist passes away at 67

Indian journalist Vinod Dua passed away at the age of 67, his daughter confirmed on social media. “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away,” Mallika Dua, an actor and comic, announced her father’s death in a post on Instagram on Saturday. Dua, a pioneer in Hindi broadcast journalism, rose to prominence […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi announces repeal of controversial farm laws after a year of continuous protests

Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi’s borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their […]