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India bends it like Modi on first World Yoga Day

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (June 21) hailed the first International Yoga Day as heralding a "new era of peace", moments before he...

Visit will help India ties: Pakistan PM

PAKISTAN’S Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said today his visit to India to watch the World Cup cricket semi-final would help improve relations between...

No leader who can take on Modi in 2019 – Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister  Omar Abdullah described the BJP's massive victory in Uttar Pradesh as a "tsunami and not a ripple in...

Parliament passes tough anti-graft bill

INDIA’S upper house of parliament on Tuesday (December 17) passed a long-delayed bill to combat graft, with both main parties prompted to back it...

Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of poll promises

AFTER four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians' tall promises at election time, when the city's millions...

I am not an outsider; have come here to campaign for BJP: Amit Shah

BJP national president Amit Shah has rebutted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that he is an "outsider" in West Bengal and said he has...

Kartarpur corridor will erase ‘enmity’ between India and Pakistan Sidhu

Terming Kartarpur as a "corridor of infinite possibilities", Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Tuesday that such initiative would promote peace and erase...

India’s top court to review ban on gay sex

INDIA's top court agreed on Tuesday (February 2) to review a decision which criminalises gay sex, sparking hope among campaigners that the colonial-era law...

Decision to treat rape victim overseas questioned

THE decision to fly the victim of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore made little medical sense as the woman...

Maharashtra sidesteps stalled reform, go it alone to woo investment

IT TOOK two months of courting, dozens of negotiators and final talks that ran into the early hours, but the western Indian state of...