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Indian bishop arrested on charges of raping nun - police

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KOCHI, India A Roman Catholic bishop was arrested in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday on charges of raping a nun, police said, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop's request to be temporarily relieved of his duties.

India calls off planned meeting with Pakistan's foreign minister

NEW DELHI India called off on Friday a planned meeting of its foreign minister with her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly later this month.

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Where are the "good days"? Challenges mount for India's Modi

NEW DELHI/BHOMADA, India Narendra Modi swept India's 2014 general election with the slogan "Achhe din (good days) are coming".

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Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

NEW DELHI The Vatican has accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day over accusations that he raped a nun.

20 Sep 2018

As petrol prices sky-rocket, Indians look for ways to ease the pain

NEW DELHI Many Indians are switching off air conditioners in cars and going to gas pumps across state borders in a bid to save money, as petrol prices across the country hover at record-high levels.

20 Sep 2018

India prescribes punishments in bid to stamp out instant Muslim divorce

NEW DELHI India on Wednesday prescribed arrests and jail terms for offenders in a campaign to stamp out instant Muslim divorce, or "triple talaq", as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to woo women voters of the South Asian nation's minority community.

19 Sep 2018

Exclusive - India considers raising import duty on steel to support rupee: document

NEW DELHI India's steel ministry has proposed increasing the effective import duty on some steel products to 15 percent from current rates ranging from 5 percent to 12.5 percent, according to two sources and a government document reviewed by Reuters, as the country looks to support the rupee.

19 Sep 2018

Exclusive - Indian police scrutinize major law firm in PNB fraud probe after documents moved

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is being scrutinized by federal agents after they seized documents related to the $2 billion (1.5 billion pounds) fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank from CAM’s premises in February, a lawyer representing the government and a police source told Reuters.

19 Sep 2018

Hindu group behind Modi's rise in India opens up as elections near

NEW DELHI A Hindu nationalist group behind the rise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is opening up to critics and supporters through a first-of-its-kind outreach programme in New Delhi, preparing the ground for his re-election bid next year.

18 Sep 2018

Indian bishop accused of raping nun steps aside as arrest calls grow

KOCHI, India An Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has written to the Vatican asking to step down as protests grow in India's Kerala state for him to be arrested.

17 Sep 2018
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Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster, scores feared missing

DAR ES SALAAM At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's top police official Simon Sirro said on Friday, and scores more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors on the morning after the disaster. | Video