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Indian Police Officers Suspended For Facebook Arrests

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in western India have suspended two senior police officers for arresting two women because of their Facebook posts. The women were detained for criticizing the shutdown of the country’s financial hub for last week’s funeral of right-wing politician Bal Thackeray. One woman said on Facebook that the city of Mumbai had come to a […]

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India Counters China’s Map Claim

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has begun stamping its own map on visas it issues to Chinese visitors. The action is in response to new Chinese passports that include a map showing two regions that India claims — Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin — as part of China. The Indian map shows the regions as belonging to India. While […]

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India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged Wednesday at a prison in Pune, near Mumbai. The home minister in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, said Wednesday that the execution is a tribute to those who […]

India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from a group of militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged Wednesday at a prison in Pune, near Mumbai. The home minister in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, said Wednesday that the execution is a tribute to those who […]

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17 Killed in Stampede During Indian Festival

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern India say at least 17 people have been killed in a stampede during a religious festival. Monday’s incident happened in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, as thousands of Hindus gathered along the banks of the Ganges river to offer prayers to the sun god during the Chhath festival. Police say a […]

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Indian Extremist Leader Dies

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Many Indians bid an emotional farewell Sunday to a controversial Hindu extremist leader. Thousands gathered in Mumbai to witness the funeral procession of Bal Thackeray, chief of the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party. He was one of India’s most divisive politicians, but he was also beloved by many. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for “calm […]

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India Summons Irish Envoy Over Abortion Controversy

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Ireland’s ambassador to New Delhi to discuss the death last month of an Indian woman who was denied an abortion on religious grounds in an Irish hospital. M. Ganapathi of India’s External Affairs Ministry met Friday with Irish envoy Feilim McLaughlin and voiced concern about the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ganapathi said […]

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Indian Parents Blame Irish Abortion Laws for Daughter’s Death

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The parents of an Indian woman who died last month in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion are criticizing Ireland’s abortion laws. Savita Halappanavar, who lived in Galway in western Ireland, was 17 weeks pregnant when she suffered severe pain as a result of a miscarriage. Doctors allegedly refused her demand for an […]

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India Regrets Death of Indian Woman in Ireland

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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India says it regrets the death of an Indian woman who passed away in an Irish hospital last month after being denied a termination of her pregnancy. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday the death of an Indian national in such circumstances is a matter of concern. He said Indian officials are awaiting the results […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges India’s Support for Democracy in Burma

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for India’s support in helping Burma achieve democracy. She made the comments Wednesday during a visit to New Delhi aimed at restoring ties between the Burmese opposition and India. During a lecture commemorating former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Aung San Suu Kyi said Burma was […]

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