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India has more mobile phones than toilets: UN report

Far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet, according to a UN study on sanitation.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and India will soon hold their first official talks since the Mumbai attacks, Islamabad announced on Friday, in a move seen as a significant bid to ease regional tensions.

Kashmir avalanche kills 17 soldiers, Indian army says

At least 17 Indian soldiers have been killed after an avalanche hit a military training camp in Indian-administered Kashmir, the army says.

India offers to revive talks with Pakistan

Los Angeles Times 05.02.2010
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari

India offered on Thursday to resume high-level peace talks with Pakistan, an overture that reflected a significant warming between the nuclear-armed countries more than a year after the deadly siege in Mumbai.

India ups alert level, tightens air security

Harmeet Shah Singh CNN 23.01.2010
India ups alert level, tightens air security

India has stepped up anti-hijacking measures and ordered the deployment of air marshals as part of a security alert, officials said Friday.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in India for 2-day visit

Smita Prakash ChannelNewsAsia 19.01.2010
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in India for 2-day visit

NEW DELHI: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to India for a two-day visit in what is seen as a step forward in further cementing military ties between the rising Asian power and the United States.

Stampede kills seven at Indian religious festival

KOLKATA — Seven Hindu pilgrims were killed Thursday in a stampede at a religious festival on the river Ganges in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a senior police official said.

India and Bangladesh sign five agreements

India and Bangladesh have signed five agreements including treaties on tackling cross-border crime and combating terrorism.

India, Bangladesh to Sign Security, Energy Pacts After Talks

Bibhudatta Pradhan 11.01.2010
India, Bangladesh to Sign Security, Energy Pacts After Talks

India and Bangladesh will today sign agreements on strengthening security and energy ties during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s first visit to New Delhi since coming to power last year.

Mr Singh said the NRIs may have voting rights soon

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may be able to vote in the next general elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.

Smoke emits from a hotel where suspected rebels had taken shelter after an initial attack Wednesday after troops entered the same in Srinagar, India, 07 Jan 2010

In Indian Kashmir, two suspected Islamic militants have been killed following a 22-hour standoff with security forces in the heart of its summer capital. Incident is the first major attack by separatist militants in Srinagar in nearly two years.

India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear facilities

The Indian subcontinent's new year tradition played out again as India and Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities.

Indian PM leaves on first state visit of US

Elizabeth Roche AFP 21.11.2009
Indian PM leaves on first state visit of US

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the United States on Saturday with talks on terrorism and the global economy expected to dominate the agenda.

Defying China, Dalai Lama visits Indian town near border

Mark Magnier Los Angeles Times 09.11.2009
The Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives at a monastery in Tawang in the northeastern Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh.

Ignoring Chinese protests, the Dalai Lama traveled Sunday to a remote town in northeastern India near China's Tibetan border where thousands of pilgrims had braved cold weather to catch a glimpse of their spiritual leader.

Major fire at Indian oil depot, 6 killed, 150 injured

New Delhi - A huge fire engulfed an oil depot in India's north-western state of Rajasthan Friday, leaving six people dead and nearly 150 injured, while authorities evacuated an estimated 500,000 people from the area, media reports said.

Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI, India — It's time for India to put its "own house in order" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, arguing that the country's external challenges paled before its domestic ones.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2L) and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi

SRINAGAR, India — India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heralded Thursday the opening of a "new chapter" in a peace process to end a two-decade-old revolt in Indian-held Kashmir.

Brother of Afghan President Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

Ahmed Wali Karzai, right, the brother of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, at a campaign event in Kandahar in August.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, ...

India floods death toll crosses 300: officials

BURDIPADU, India — The death toll from the worst floods to hit southern India in decades passed 300, officials said Wednesday, as relief efforts struggled to help survivors.

Millions affected, thousands homeless in South India floods

Millions in India's southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are reeling under the impact of incessant rains that has claimed hundreds of lives and left several thousand homeless.

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