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Abe's visit brings India, Japan closer together

NEW DELHI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close friend of India, ended his visit with several agreements including a navy drill to be joined by the United States.
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.

India's water supply at risk

India's president has called for stricter regulations to conserve the country's water supply.
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At least 16 drown as people celebrate Holi

At least 16 drown as people celebrate Holi

NEW DELHI, March 27 (UPI) -- People across India celebrated Holi, a festival of colors marking the advent of spring, but the occasion also was marred by several drownings, authorities said.

Indian legislature passes new rape bill

NEW DELHI, March 21 (UPI) -- A bill increasing penalties for rape and outlawing stalking and voyeurism has received final legislative approval in India.

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Parliament attacker hanged in India

NEW DELHI, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the deadly 2001 attack on India's Parliament, was hanged Saturday in New Delhi, the country's home minister said.

India gives boost to TAPI pipeline

NEW DELHI, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- GAIL (India) Ltd. can join a company tasked with finding a consortium to lead development of a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan, the Indian government said.

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Indian president signs rape ordinance

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on sexual assault despite objections by women's rights groups that said the measure was weak.

India stands firm by TAPI pipeline

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday India looked to Turkmenistan to help ensure a reliable source of natural gas through a multilateral pipeline.

Minister: Police will seek death penalty

NEW DELHI, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The case against the suspects facing murder charges in the savage gang rape and death of a New Delhi student is "solid," India's home minister said.

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Protests held over gangrape victim's death

NEW DELHI, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Protests broke out in India Saturday after the death of a 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped in New Delhi, officials said.

2008 Mumbai attack gunman executed

PUNE, India, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani national under death sentence in India for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was executed Wednesday, the government said.
Canada, India expand nuclear agreement

Canada, India expand nuclear agreement

NEW DELHI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Canada will expand its exports of uranium and nuclear technology to India, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday in New Delhi.

Kasab's mercy plea rejected by ministry

NEW DELHI, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Indian Home Ministry rejected the clemency petition of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who is under death sentence for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

India elects 76-year-old president

NEW DELHI, July 22 (UPI) -- India's state and national politicians elected 76-year-old political veteran Pranab Mukherjee as president Sunday, election officials in New Delhi said.

Indian lawmakers vote for president

NEW DELHI, July 19 (UPI) -- Members of India's parliament voted Thursday to elect a new president, officials said.

Delhi boosts military spending 17 percent

NEW DELHI, March 22 (UPI) -- India's defense budget took a 17 percent jump to around $40 billion for 2012-13, partly because of major acquisition plans, The Times of India reported.
India hesitates on foreign retail

India hesitates on foreign retail

JALANDHAR, India, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- International retailers hoping to establish a presence in India have been put off, business leaders in India said.

India's food inflation jumps

NEW DELHI, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- India's food inflation, which hits millions of poor families the hardest, soared to 12.21 percent year-on-year for the week ended Oct. 22, the government said.

Indian defense budget gets 'hefty' rise

NEW DELHI, March 3 (UPI) -- India raised its defense budget by more than 11 percent in the face of China's growing military might.
Growth forecast at 9 percent in India

Growth forecast at 9 percent in India

NEW DELHI, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Indian economy is expected to grow at 9 percent next fiscal year, up 0.5 percent from the current fiscal year, the finance minister said Monday.
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