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Sick Indian guru Sai Baba ‘recovering’

DOCTORS treating sick Indian spiritual leader Sai Baba, one of India’s most famous gurus, said today they were “optimistic” about his recovery.The 85-year-old Hindu...

Indian court sentences Britons for child sodomy

TWO BRITISH men were sentenced to six years in jail in India today for sodomising young boys living at a children’s shelter.Supreme Court justices...

Indian PM agrees to parliamentary probe into telecom scam

PRIME Minister Dr Manmohan Singh relented today to a parliamentary probe into a multi-billion dollar scandal over sales of telecoms licences for kickbacks, in...

Parents face trial for India schoolgirl murder

THE PARENTS of an Indian schoolgirl stabbed to death in her bedroom will stand trial for her murder, a court ruled yesterday, the latest...

14 ‘roof-riders’ die in Indian train accident

AT LEAST 14 people travelling on the roof of a packed train in northern India were swept to their deaths yesterday after hitting a...

Modi, Shah give final touches to govt formation as stage set for grand swearing-in

On the eve of his swearing-in for a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a marathon meeting with BJP president Amit...

Top militant group softens on independence

A TOP militant group fighting Indian forces in the country’s remote northeast for almost three decades has dropped its demand for independence in talks...

Oppn leaders from TMC CPI CPI M give a miss to PM Modi’s swearing-in...

Opposition leaders from the TMC, CPI and CPI(M) gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan a miss on Thursday. Trinamool Congress (TMC)...

India on alert after Varanasi blast

INDIA was on high alert today after a bomb exploded in Varanasi, one of its holiest cities and top tourist destinations, killing a one-year-old...

18 jailed for life over Gujarat riots

A COURT in India yesterday sentenced 18 men to life imprisonment over the killing of 23 Muslims during the 2002 riots in Gujarat that...