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This Week in History: November 9 – November 13

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  November 12, 1996: Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision The Charkhi Dadri incident is considered the deadliest mid-air collision to date. A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 en route from Delhi to Dhahran, and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo en route from Chimkent to Delhi collided

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New Delhi Targets Older Diesel Vehicles to Clear Up Choking Smog

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Nov 8 – Authorities in New Delhi began revoking licences for thousands of older diesel vehicles on Tuesday and halted construction work on the underground rail network, as air pollution remained several times over the safety limit despite easing from Monday. The measures were the latest attempt to lift a

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U.S., India Pledge Deeper Security and Commercial Ties

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – The United States and India pledged on Tuesday to deepen security and commercial ties at the start of an annual U.S.-India strategic dialogue in which tension with Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region will also be discussed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny

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India to Attend Regional Meet in Pakistan Amid Kashmir Tension

NEW DELHI, Aug 1 – India’s interior minister will travel to Pakistan for a regional gathering but will not hold bilateral talks at a time when a surge of violence in disputed Kashmir has escalated rivalry between the nuclear-armed neighbours, officials said on Monday. At least 50 people have been killed and more than 6,000

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Indian Men Accused of Raping Woman For Second Time Due in Court

By Rupam Jain and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, July 20 – Three men accused of raping an Indian woman for a second time were due in court on Wednesday, police said, while the victim’s father said his daughter was determined to pursue the case despite the state’s failure to protect her. Prosecutors accuse the men

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India’s Top Court Refuses to Hear Gay-Sex Ban Challenge

NEW DELHI, June 29 – India’s Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to hear a petition challenging a law criminalising gay sex, a setback for gay rights activists battling in the country’s courts to get the ban overturned. A number of well-known lesbian, gay and bisexual Indians had argued that Section 377 of India’s penal code,

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Obama, India’s Modi to Meet Next Month in Washington: White House

WASHINGTON, May 20 – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with India’s Narendra Modi at the White House next month to discuss security and other issues when the prime minister visits Washington, the White House said on Friday. In a statement, the White House said Obama and Modi will discuss economic growth, climate change, clean

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Caste Protests Cut Water to India’s Capital, Hit Industry

By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Feb 21 – India deployed thousands of troops in a northern state on Sunday to quell protests that have severely hit water supplies to Delhi, a city of more than 20 million people, forced factories to close and killed 10 people. The rioting in Haryana by the Jats, a rural

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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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