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  • 18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding: official

    Rescuers have discovered nine more bodies beneath the ruins of an Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official says.

  • Make income sources public, Indian SC asks candidates in polls

    The Supreme Court of India asks candidates in elections to make public the source of their income along with that of their spouses and dependents. , apex court of India, , India,

  • Indian woman poses as man, marries 2 women for dowry

    A 25-year-old woman who allegedly dressed up as a man, deceived two women into marrying her, has been arrested in India for alleged domestic abuse, police in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani says.

  • Pay more to visit Taj Mahal

    A visit to the Taj Mahal in India’s Agra is to cost more from April this year and foreign visitors may find the trip more comfortable with separate queues and a corridor from Agra railway station to the site and complimentary drinking water bottles.

  • Indian firm NTPC wins deal for 300MW power supply

    Indian firm wins deal for 300MW power supply

    Indian state-owned cross-border power trading arm National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd wins a contract for supplying 300 megawatts electricity to Bangladesh for 15 years. The power supply is expected to start from June this year.

  • 4 killed, 9 injured

    Militants stormed an Indian army camp early on Saturday in the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir state, killing two army personnel

  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

    Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he holds talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

  • India's SC asks govt to file protection plan

    India's top court yesterday demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal, warning the state government's "ad hoc"

  • India-Asean trade on the rise

    India-Asean trade on the rise

    India-Asean trade relations have been growing steadily, with Asean being India’s fourth largest trading partner. Both sides have set a target of at least US$200 billion in two-way trade by 2022 compared to US$ 71 billion in 2016-17.

  • Now Malaysia bans 'Padmaavat'

    Malaysia has barred controversial Bollywood film “Padmaavat” from being screened in theatres, the home ministry says, citing the movie’s negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler.

  • India's 'Modicare to cost about $1.7 billion a year'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance for about half the country would require an estimated 110 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) in central and state funding each year, sources familiar with the matter say.

  • India's budget focuses on rural economy ahead of elections

    India unveils its budget for the fiscal year starting April 1 on Thursday, in what is being seen as a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain fiscal discipline without stifling economic growth ahead of general elections next year.

  • 36 dead in bus crash in Murshidabad

    Thirty-six people, including two children, have died after a bus toppled over in West Bengal’s Murshidabad early on Monday, reports The Times of India.

  • 36 killed in Murshidabad bus crash

    At least 36 people are killed and 22 others injured as a bus plunges into a river breaking the railing of a bridge in Murshidabad of West Bengal.

  • India's 69th Republic Day

    India observes 69th Republic Day

    India displays its military muscle, socio-cultural diversity and its unprecedented outreach to South East Asian countries as it celebrates the 69th Republic Day with a grand parade at the Rajpath in New Delhi, the principal promenade of the Indian capital.

  • Supriya Devi passes away

    Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi dies at her residence in South Kolkata of India at the age of 83.

  • Movie Review: Padmaavat

    There are three disclaimers before even a frame of “Padmaavat” is shown on screen. All kinds of adjectives and verbs are used to make sure the audience knows the film is based on Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem, “Padmavat”, and that the film does not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiment.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 5 years in jail

    A special court in India yesterday handed down five-year imprisonment to senior opposition politician and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

  • India to open dozens of rape victim help centres

    Dozens of support centres for women victims of sexual violence are to open across India under an scheme announced yesterday, as

  • India's SC rejects bid to ban film

    India's top court yesterday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent

  • Shiv Sena will not ally with ruling BJP

    A powerful regional political party has snapped ties with India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of general elections in 2019, a

  • Globalistation losing lustre

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday acknowledged that globalisation is "losing its lustre" but warned that new trade walls

  • India onion export price

    Traders to import Indian onion at cheaper prices

    Bangladeshi traders hope to do good business as India cuts onion prices by $150 per tonne, nearly two months after they raised it to $852. As the decision came into effect yesterday, importers in Bangladesh can now buy each tonne of onion from the neighbouring country at $702.

  • delhi factory fire

    17 killed in Delhi factory fire

    Seventeen people, including ten women and two children, were killed and 30 injured as a major fire ripped through a factory in north Delhi of India last night.

  • Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

    An eight-year-old boy was shot and killed in police crossfire as he played outside with friends in northern India, an officer said

  • India's Agni 5 Missile

    India tests nuclear ballistic missile Agni-5

    In a big boost for India’s missile capabilities and deterrence, its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5, the most advanced missile in the Agni series with a strike range of over 5000 kms, is successfully tested from a range off the coast of Bay of Bengal.

  • Nobody moove!

    First it was monkeys and rabbits. Now a cow has forced flights to be diverted from Ahmedabad airport and Indian authorities said

  • India sends satellites into space to watch borders

    India yesterday launched its 100th satellite as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.

  • India steps up patrols on Chinese border

    India will handle China's growing assertiveness and has stepped up patrols on their disputed border to head off more standoffs, the

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO)

    India launches 31 satellites successfully

    India successfully launches a weather observation satellite and 30 other satellites, including 28 of six countries, from a space port in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.