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Indian police hunt for five accused of gang raping woman

MUMBAI Police in India said on Sunday they were looking for five men after a 35-year-old woman was gang raped and burned alive in the northern city of Sambhal, the latest registered rape in a country that sees hundreds of cases of sexual violence against women each year.

India's capital market regulator proposes tighter rules for auditors, valuers

MUMBAI India's capital market regulator has proposed amendments to tighten laws governing auditors and other third-party individuals hired by listed companies for auditing financial results, among other things.

14 Jul 2018

India says twice-delayed strategic talks with U.S. to be held in September

NEW DELHI India will hold a top-level strategic dialogue with the United States in the first week of September, India's defence minister said on Friday, after the United States last month postponed the meeting for a second time this year.

13 Jul 2018

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

NEW DELHI A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it asked the government to respond to such worries within two weeks, a lawyer involved in the case said.

13 Jul 2018

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

NEW DELHI A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it asked the government to respond to such worries within two weeks, a lawyer involved in the case said.

13 Jul 2018

British lawyer for jailed Bangladeshi ex-PM 'outraged' by India entry denial

NEW DELHI A British parliamentarian and lawyer, who is a counsel for jailed Bangladeshi politician Khaleda Zia, said on Thursday he was outraged by India's decision to deny him entry to address a press conference defending his client and meet a human rights body.

12 Jul 2018

Iran says will strive to ensure oil supplies to India

NEW DELHI Iran will do its best to ensure security of oil supply to India by offering "flexible measures" to boost bilateral trade, a statement from Tehran's embassy in New Delhi said.

12 Jul 2018

Gay sex not an aberration, Indian judge says ahead of ruling on homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI Gay people in India face deep-rooted trauma and live in fear, the Supreme Court said on Thursday before deciding whether or not to scrap a colonial-era ban on homosexuality.

12 Jul 2018

As 'foreign' economic advisers leave, a protectionist India returns

NEW DELHI When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power in 2014, he leaned on three Indian academics who had predominantly worked in the United States to drive a liberal, globalised economic policy.

12 Jul 2018

Lawmaker in Indian PM Modi's party charged in connection with rape

NEW DELHI A lawmaker from India's ruling party was charged on Wednesday in connection with the rape of a teenage girl, a case that has embarrassed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amid a spate of sexual violence that has stirred street protests.

11 Jul 2018
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Trump and Putin to hold first summit talks as twitchy West looks on

HELSINKI After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the U.S. president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart. | Video