Report: Injured Pakistani prisoner dies in India

NEW DELHI, May 9 (UPI) -- A Pakistani prisoner, who was attacked a week ago in an Indian jail apparently in a retaliatory move, died Thursday in an Indian hospital, doctors said.

Death toll in Hyderabad blasts rises to 16

HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The death toll from twin explosions in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad rose to 16 and the number injured topped 100, officials said.

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11 killed, scores hurt in Hyderabad blasts

11 killed, scores hurt in Hyderabad blasts

HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- At least 11 people died and dozens were injured when two bombs exploded Thursday in Hyderabad in southern India, in what police said was a terrorist attack.

More female police to be hired in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Indian officials pledged to hire more female police officers as a step toward protecting women in the wake of the gang-rape and death a student in New Delhi.

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.

Gang-rape victim 'fighting for life'

SINGAPORE, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A woman is "fighting for her life" at a Singapore hospital where she was hospitalized after being raped and thrown from a bus in New Delhi, doctors said Friday.

Blasts rock Indian city

PUNE, India, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- India's western city of Pune was rocked by a series of bomb blasts Wednesday, leaving one person injured and raising alerts across the country, police said.

India's power outage ends

NEW DELHI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Northern and northeastern India were back to normal Wednesday following two days of power outages that hit more than half of the nation's 1.2 billion people.

Power is India's highest priority

NEW DELHI, May 8 (UPI) -- India says its highest priorities are providing reliable, affordable, secure and sustainable energy to all consumers.

NTPC seeks additional gas from PMT fields

NEW DELHI, May 6 (UPI) -- India's National Thermal Power Corp. has demanded additional gas supplies from the Panna-Mukta-Tapti fields.

India approves hydropower policy

NEW DELHI, March 12 (UPI) -- India said it has approved a policy to boost hydropower development in the country.

India CPP generated 22,335 MW power in '07

NEW DELHI, March 7 (UPI) -- India's Central Electricity Authority said the generation capacity of captive power plants was 22,335 megawatts last year.

India eyes rural electrification by 2012

NEW DELHI, March 6 (UPI) -- India says it will be able to provide electricity to every village in the country by 2012.

India faces energy and peak shortage

NEW DELHI, March 3 (UPI) -- India said the energy and peak shortage in the country over the past 10 months was 9 percent and 15 percent respectively.
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Sushilkumar Shinde (Marathi: सुशीलकुमार शिंदे) (born September 4, 1941, Solapur, Maharashtra) is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He is currently the Cabinet Minister for Power in the Manmohan Singh government.

He belongs to the Congress Party. He is the first Dalit caste person to have become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He served as Chief Minister from January 18, 2003 to November 1, 2004.

He was born into a very poor Hindu "Kakkaya-Dhor" family. The Kakkaya cast was a Maratha caste formed after the 13th century. His first job was sub-inspector of police. He also studied law. Encouraged by Sharad Pawar, then a rising Congress politician, he quit his sub-inspector's job to enter politics in 1971. He contested an assembly by-election from Karmala in Solapur three years later and won by 25,000 votes. In November that year, the late V P Naik, then the chief minister, made Shinde a junior minister in his government.

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