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2 hrs ago | The Times of India

Treated worse than animal in Tihar: Yasin Bhatkal

NEW DELHI: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a trial court that he was being tortured and treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Age

Thousands of women tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts

Pusanidevi Manjhi, pictured with husband Gooda and their children, was accused of being a witch by a landowner in Palani, India.

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The Times of India

In 2013, trial completed in just 15% child rape cases

National Crime Records Bureau figures reveal that nearly 85% cases of child rape continue to be pending in various courts across India.

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The Times of India

Demand for probe into Katju's charges, timing questioned

Congress leaders trashed the allegations, saying they had no relevance and it was just an attempt by Katju to remain in news and "come close to the present government".

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India.com

Pakistan to release 57 boats of Indian fishermen

Islamabad, July 21 : Pakistan has decided to release 57 fishing boats of 150 Indian fishermen who had been freed in May this year as a goodwill gesture, the foreign ministry said Monday.

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Deseret News

How poor sanitation in India makes children malnourished

Indian children from a slum eat on the banks of the polluted river Yamuna in New Delhi, India Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

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India.com

Rajya Sabha begins debate on Gaza

New Delhi, July 21 : The Rajya Sabha Monday took up the debate on conflict in the Gaza strip, an issue which disrupted the upper house last week.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to this tiny kingdom and made a good impression of continued friendship and assistance even though he mistook the host's name as Nepal and Ladakh during his speech in the Parliament.

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The Telegraph

10 with India roots on jinxed jet

The foreign office has instructed the Indian high commission in Kuala Lumpur to assist the families of all the Indian-origin fliers in reaching out to relatives in India or to the Indian government, senior officials told The Telegraph .

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Hindustan Times

PM Modi Xi struck rapport at BRICS summit

India and China may have an uneasy political relationship, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill, scale and speed mantra to match Beijing's economic prowess has impressed Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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The Wichita Eagle

Aiken professor creates art treasures abroad

This summer, the USC Aiken fine arts professor has returned from India with more art work - among them an amber fort and a lake palace in Jaipur, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Lordi Gardens with the Sikander Lodi Tomb in New Delhi.

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Daily Times

India's mothers-in-law get bad rap in new book

NEW DELHI Young Indian women fear and loathe her. Soap operas showcase her iron-fisted rule.

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India.com

Special Agricultural Zones can aid food security: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi, Jul 20: He's been credited with mentoring the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s that saw India grow from a food deficit nation to a food surplus nation.

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Hindustan Times

Delayed monsoon drought scare bonded labour Indian farmers journey to hell

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Seeker Blog

The least resistance to new ideas

Many years ago the San Francisco Chronicle published a short column in which the writer mentioned that he had been traveling in India, and when he told the clerk at his hotel in New Delhi that he was from the San Francisco Bay Area the clerk responded, "Oh that is the center of the universe" Um, mumbled the traveller, and why do you say that? ... (more)

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Ananova

'School Rape' Prompts Demonstrations In India

Thousands of Indians have marched to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped while at school.

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Reuters

Concerns mount over India's stance on global trade pact

Eleventh hour negotiations to win Indian approval for a breakthrough global trade pact may not have succeeded in the end despite initial signs of progress, sources involved in the discussions said on Saturday.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Outrage after Indian girl, 6, raped at her schoolOutrage after Indian ...

Outrage after Indian girl, 6, raped at her school Official statistics say about 25,000 rapes are committed every year in India.

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India.com

President expresses grief over MH17 crash

New Delhi, July 19: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conveyed grief and sympathy over the Malaysia Airlines flight crash in eastern Ukraine .

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The Indian Express

Shah calls on RSS chief, discusses Maharashtra polls

BJP president Amit Shah Friday called on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here and held over an hour-long meeting during which they are believed to have discussed the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra.

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