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30 anti-Vedanta protesters charged in India

  INDIAN federal police have charged 30 people with rioting and other offences after an environmental protest at Vedanta Ltd’s copper mine in 2018 turned deadly, with...

Former Indian cricketer jailed for road rage death

  INDIAN cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced on Thursday (19) to one year in jail, nearly 35 years after he was accused of killing...

India frees convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

INDIA’S top court on Wednesday (18) ordered the release of a man jailed over the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, more than...

Landslides, floods kill at least 10 in India

  AT LEAST 10 people including a four-year-old child have died in floods and landslides this week after unusually heavy rains pummelled several parts of...

Indian woman disguised herself as a man for 39 years

  A 57-year-old woman in south India disguised herself as a man for 39 years to raise her daughter in peace. S Petchiammal, from Katunayakkanpatti village...

Disputes may test India’s communal harmony

FRESH bouts of legal battles over places of worship in India have raised concerns that they could potentially turn religious flashpoints in the Hindu-majority...

Study: Pollution kills more than 2.3 million people in India

  A new Lancet study has revealed that pollution led to more than 2.3 million premature deaths in India in 2019.  According to the study, nearly...

Supreme Court revokes ban on large prayer gatherings at Gyanvapi masjid

  INDIA’s Supreme Court overturned a local order to ban large Muslim prayer gatherings in a high-profile mosque in north India after a survey team...

US urges India to reverse ban as wheat-laden trucks, ships stranded at port

  HUNDREDS of thousands of tonnes of wheat were stranded at a major port in India on Tuesday (17) after New Delhi’s surprise ban on...

South Asians predisposed to type 2 diabetes at younger age: Research

ASIAN INDIANS are up to four times more likely than white Europeans to develop young-onset type 2 diabetes while having a normal body mass...