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A thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as young ragpickers search for reusable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Pic: AP

India launches index to measure air quality

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:47AM UTC Comments Off A thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as young ragpickers search for reusable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Pic: AP

India has launched an index to measure air quality across the nation that is home to some of the most polluted cities in the world....

India inflation falls to 5-year low in September

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 5:04PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's benchmark inflation rate fell to a five year low of 2.4 percent in September as food and vegetable prices dropped....

Pakistani and Indian armies discuss border clashes

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 4:57PM UTC Comments Off Relatives of Rajesh Kumar, who was killed in mortar shell firing allegedly from the Pakistan's side, grieve at their home in India last week. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Military officials in Pakistan say that country's armed forces have discussed with India recent clashes along the border with the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have killed 20 people in the past week....

Massive Ponzi scheme scandal unfolds in India

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 1:20PM UTC Comments Off Protesters demand inquiry into Saradha Group scam in India last year. Pic: AP.

Millions of small investors in eastern India have lost their life savings with the collapse of the politically well-wired Saradha Group, whose boss, Sudipta Sen, now behind bars and with more than US$800 million having disappeared, one of the biggest scams in Indian history....

Study: Toilets alone won’t fix India sanitation; more education needed

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 1:03PM UTC Comments Off A migrant worker takes bath near an open sewer at a slum in Mumbai, India. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health. India is considered to have the world’s worst sanitation record, with more than half its 1.2 billion people still defecating in the open. The study published Friday in the Lancet...

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