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India puts hold on harsh sedition law used to stifle critics

New Delhi (AP): India’s top court put the country’s colonial-era sedition law on hold Wednesday. Critics say the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

India’s state insurance company to list in biggest IPO

New Delhi (AP): A much-awaited initial public offering for India’s state-run Life Insurance Corp. began this week with retail investors allowed to subscribe for...

11 die when truck hits power line at Hindu festival in...

New Delhi (AP): Eleven people were electrocuted when their truck, decorated as a temple chariot, touched an overhead power line during a Hindu festival...

India’s Modi touts development projects in visit to Kashmir

Srinagar (AP): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Himalayan Kashmir on Sunday for his first public event since New Delhi stripped the disputed region’s...

Muslim properties razed in New Delhi after communal violence

New Delhi (AP): Authorities used bulldozers to raze a number of Muslim-owned shops in New Delhi before India’s Supreme Court halted the demolitions Wednesday,...

Sri Lanka’s prime minister offers to meet with protesters

Colombo (AP): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offered Wednesday to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president’s office, saying he would...

India to boost arms output, fearing shortfall from Russia

New Delhi (AP): India on Thursday said it would ramp up its production of military equipment, including helicopters, tank engines, missiles and airborne early...

India plans Sri Lanka power project after China’s is shelved

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP): India signed an agreement to set up hybrid power projects on northern Sri Lankan islands Tuesday in a deal seen...

India: Missile systems safe after 1 misfired into Pakistan

New Delhi (AP): India’s defense minister said Tuesday the country’s missile systems were "very reliable and safe’’ after one was accidentally fired last week...

India starts booster shots for vulnerable amid omicron surge

New Delhi (AP): Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centers across India...

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