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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.

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...

Report: Surrogate baby rejected in India because of gender

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 12:26PM UTC Comments Off

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A judge says that an Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby’s gender. But they took home its twin sibling. News of the case that dates back to 2012 follows a recent furor over an Australian couple that left behind a disabled...

Kashmiris flee India-Pakistan violence; 9 dead

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014 5:47PM 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.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say nine civilians were killed as Pakistani and Indian troops bombarded each another with gunfire and mortar shells across the border in the disputed region of Kashmir....

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