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Indian Students Protest As Gov’t Cracks Down on Dissent

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Feb 15 – India’s biggest nationwide student protests in a quarter of a century spread across campuses on Monday after the arrest of a student accused of sedition, in the latest battle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over freedom of expression. Outrage over the arrest of

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India, Pakistan Talks Deferred After Air Base Attack

By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Jan 14 – India and Pakistan have agreed to reschedule talks between their foreign secretaries, the Indian foreign ministry said on Thursday, while an investigation into a deadly attack on an Indian military base is carried out. India has demanded action against the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad that it suspects of

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India’s Gatekeepers

Facebook’s battle for primacy in India has its detractors BY Padmaparna Ghosh Since mid-December, Indian newspapers have sported full-page advertisements with a joyous photo of Ganesh, his wife and two children. Ganesh, a farmer in an undisclosed part of India, is the face of a Facebook initiative called Free Basics, which aims to provide free—but

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India Air Base Attack Threatens Pakistan Talks

By Mukesh Gupta and Rupam Jain Nair PATHANKOT, India/NEW DELHI, Jan 4 – A rapprochement effort between India and Pakistan appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday, as Indian security forces battled for the third day to clear out militants who attacked one of its air bases and killed seven soldiers. The foreign secretaries of

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India’s Home Ministry Says Sixth Militant Killed at Base

PATHANKOT, India, Jan 3 – Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. “The decision to blow up the one of the administrative units was taken to neutralize

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Gunmen Attack Indian Air Force Base Near Pakistan Border

By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Jan 2 – Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues,

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India’s Modi Struggles to Find Replacements for Cabinet Overhaul

By Rupam Jain Nair and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Dec 30 – After a drubbing in a state poll in November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to overhaul his cabinet to weed out underperformers and improve his government’s image. Problem is, several sources said, he can’t find the right replacements. As New Delhi

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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How Pakistan’s Military Helped Revive Talks with India

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Dec 27 – The quiet involvement of Pakistan’s powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials said, a thaw leading to the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise

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