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Dying "Mother Ganga": India's holy river succumbs to pollution

2017-07-11

India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees.

India's Reliance Jio denies data breach, says user data safe

2017-07-11

Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio Monday downplayed reports of a data breach and reassured subscribers about the safety of sensitive personal information after anxious users took to Twitter to point out that many details had been exposed on a website called "magicapk."

Killings in the name of cows sparks protests in India

2017-07-05

In India, a recent wave of attacks on people, who were accused of eating beef or slaughtering cows, caused a lot of outrage, but it was the murder of a 15-year-old Muslim on suspicion of carrying beef which sparked nationwide protests.

Nepal says GST should not infringe on Nepal-India trade

2017-07-05

Nepal's Commerce Ministry has said it has sent a letter to India through the diplomatic channel that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implemented in India from July 1 should not infringe on trade and transit treaties between the two countries.

India's top court allows abortion of 25-week foetus

2017-07-05

India's top court permitted a woman to undergo abortion in the 26th week of her pregnancy on grounds that unborn foetus had severe cardiac complications and could endanger mother's life, officials said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka warns of stern action against harassing tourists

2017-07-04

Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga on Monday warned of stern action against anyone caught harassing tourists who visit the island country after an increase in the number of complaints by travelers.

Indian textbook depicts mosque as noise pollutant, ignites controversy

2017-07-03

A textbook taught in a number of Indian schools showing an image of mosque as source of noise pollution has stoked a controversy.

India PM Narendra Modi condemns murder in cow's name

2017-06-30

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said murder in the name of cow protection is "not acceptable".

India: Marches organized to protest violence on Muslims

2017-06-30

Meetings and marches were organized in many cities across India on Wednesday, to protest against the instances of violence against peopling belonging to the Muslim community.

India's vice presidential elections to be held on Aug. 5

2017-06-30

India's vice presidential elections will he held on Aug. 5, the country's independent Election Commission announced Thursday.