Religious tolerance in India deteriorating: US lawmakers told

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Religious tolerance in India deteriorating: US lawmakers told 

WASHINGTON, June 17 — Religious tolerance in India is "deteriorating" while religious freedom violations are "increasing", a rights expert has told American lawmakers.

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50 taken ill in India's Rajasthan after drinking contaminated water

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on 50 taken ill in India's Rajasthan after drinking contaminated water 

NEW DELHI, May 11 — At least 50 people were taken ill apparently after drinking contaminated water in India's western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.

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Malaysian firms urged to form consortium to tap into Indian, Sri Lankan markets

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Malaysian firms urged to form consortium to tap into Indian, Sri Lankan markets 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — The malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) is urging Malaysian companies to form a consortium to bid for projects in the fast growing economies of India and Sri Lanka.

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Local gov't orders probe into "Make in India" event fire in Mumbai

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Local gov't orders probe into "Make in India" event fire in Mumbai 

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 — The local government in Maharashtra on Monday ordered a probe to determine the cause of fire that broke out during a cultural event of much publicized economic event "Make in India" campaign in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, officials said.

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Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years 

TOKYO, Feb. 2 — The Japanese government will extend the validity of multiple-entry visas for businessmen, academics and artists from Vietnam and India to 10 years from the current five years, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.

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Indian official calls for change on sex determination tests to curb female foeticide

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Indian official calls for change on sex determination tests to curb female foeticide 

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 — A senior Indian minister has advocated for revoking a decades-old ban on sex determination tests, saying that it should be made compulsory to check the menace of female foeticide in this country.

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Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners 

COLOMBO, Jan. 21 — Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday temporarily suspended kidney transplants for foreigners at government and private hospitals after the discovery of a racket in India which involves six local doctors.

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Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China 

COLOMBO, Jan. 4 — Sri Lanka received almost 1.8 million tourists in 2015, up 17.8 percent from the previous year, largely due to a strong growth from China, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed on Monday.

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India, Pak appear interested in boosting understanding: US

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on India, Pak appear interested in boosting understanding: US 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — Welcoming the recent effort by India and Pakistan to revive talks, the US has said leaders of the two countries now appear to be "genuinely interested" in fostering greater understanding among them.

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1 killed in anti-constitution demonstration in central Nepal

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1 killed in anti-constitution demonstration in central Nepal 

KATHMANDU, Dec. 21 — One protester was shot dead in violent clashes with police in Central nepal on Sunday, two days after the Madhesi parties announced fresh agitation against the new constitution in the Southern plains of the Himalayan nation.

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