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Incoming leader of India’s Tamil Nadu state jailed

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s Supreme Court handed down a four-year prison sentence on Tuesday to the incoming chief minister of Tamil Nadu for corruption in a ruling that prevents her from taking up her post. VK Sasikala was found guilty of possessing “disproportionate assets” in a long-running case that …

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Indian Nobel laureate relieved after peace medal replica found

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has expressed his relief and gratitude to police for recovering a replica of his prize medal that was stolen last week from his home in the capital New Delhi. Police confirmed that they had recovered the replica and other …

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Saab offers high-tech jet production hub to India

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to build a state-of-the-art fighter jet factory in India should it seal a lucrative deal to supply hundreds of military jets to New Delhi. Saab and its US competitor Lockheed Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to supply around 250 …

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Indian forces kill 4 suspected militants in IHK gunfight

JAMMU KASHMIR: (Web Desk) Four suspected rebels and two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a gun battle in a village in India-held Kashmir (IHK) on Sunday, an army spokesman said. The militants were hiding in a south Kashmir village when the army and police surrounded it, a police official …

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Test for Modi as India’s biggest state votes

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Voting got underway Saturday in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway into his first term as prime minister. Uttar Pradesh is home to over 200 million people — more than the entire population of …

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Indian commandos go missing

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when …

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Himalaya avalanches kill 10 Indian soldiers in Occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) At least 10 Indian soldiers have reportedly died in two avalanches in disputed mountainous region of Kashmir. Accounts of the death toll varied, but an unidentified official said the casualties occurred when an avalanche struck a military camp Wednesday in Kashmir’s Gurez Sector of Bandipora district, …

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At least 39 killed as Indian train derails

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in southern Andhra Pradesh state. Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in …

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India to deploy hundreds of main battle tanks along border with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India is preparing to deploy more than 460 main battle tanks (MBTs) along its border with Pakistan, substantially increasing its already sizable tank force there. Senior defense officials confirmed to IHS Jane 360, the Indian army’s plans to deploy the newly ordered T-90MS MBTs along India’s …

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Indian soldier who protested bad food gets plumber’s job

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) As India ordered an inquiry into a complaint by a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper at the Line of Control (LoC) that he and his colleagues were served bad food, the soldier said on Tuesday he has been transferred to the headquarters as a plumber. Tej …

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