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Indian tycoon's extradition hearing told of abuse of UK 'Chennai Six'


LONDON One of the "Chennai Six" group of ex-British soldiers jailed in India was dragged to a psychiatric hospital and force-fed anti-psychotic tablets during his time in jail, a London court considering whether to extradite Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya was told on Thursday.

India PM Modi's party seen sweeping state polls in popularity boost

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling group will sweep an election in his home state of Gujarat, surveys showed on Thursday, shaking off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

2:54pm GMT

In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.

2:22pm GMT

Indian Hindu tried to raise money with video of killing of Muslim - police

NEW DELHI A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday.

9:27am GMT

India imposes restrictions on condom ads on television

NEW DELHI India imposed restrictions on Monday on advertising condoms on television, saying ads would only be allowed late at night as they could be inappropriate viewing for children.

11 Dec 2017

Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

NEW DELHI Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project.

11 Dec 2017

Indian police arrest French journalist for filming in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was arrested in the disputed Kashmir region for filming a documentary without permission and violating visa regulations, police said.

11 Dec 2017

India's Rahul Gandhi takes helm of Congress party to challenge Modi

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

11 Dec 2017

ArcelorMittal's $1 billion India joint venture to get green light next week - sources

NEW DELHI State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is set to approve a long-proposed $1 billion (£0.8 billion) joint venture with ArcelorMittal at its board meeting next week, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

07 Dec 2017

London mayor calls for UK apology over colonial-era massacre in India

LONDON Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the British government on Wednesday to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which nearly 400 Sikhs were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers.

06 Dec 2017

EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2018

BRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong for another six months the bloc's economic sanctions on Russia, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine's peninsula of Crimea and Moscow's support for rebels in east Ukraine.