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India SC cracks down on police 'encounter' killings

India's top court yesterday ruled that police killings must be independently investigated, seeking to hold the force accountable for a high incidence of extra-judicial killings across the country. Indian police have long come under fire from human rights groups for so-called "encounter killings", in which they gun down an alleged criminal to sidestep court procedures and claim the victim fired first. The Supreme Court said every death at police hands must now be recorded and investigated by an independent agency or...

Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor hospitalised

Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor hospitalised

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Mumbai of India with chest infection, doctors said today. The 76-year-old actor was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Saturday evening after he complained of acute cough and respiratory problem, our New Delhi correspondent reports...

India importing over 1 lakh tonnes of rice on temporary supply squeeze

India importing over 1 lakh tonnes of rice on temporary supply squeeze

India, the world's top rice exporter, is preparing to import the grain for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century to feed its remote and hilly northeastern region where rail freight is being disrupted due to a track overhaul. The country will import more than 100,000 tonnes of rice from neighbouring...

Consultative Meeting with India

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Appreciating India's financial assistance for infrastructure development in Bangladesh, Dhaka yesterday asked New Delhi to consider a fresh line of credit (LoC). During the third Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting at Jawahar Bhavan in New Delhi, Bangladesh also offered special economic zones for Indian businesses and sought investments in sectors like automobiles, manufacturing and power. The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's landmark visit to New Delhi in January 2010, India extended the first LoC of $1 billion to Bangladesh for a range of projects that included railway infrastructure development, supply of locomotives and passenger coaches,...

Al-Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims: Modi

Al-Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into his country because Muslims there "will die for India." al-Qaeda announced plans this month to launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent, in a video message featuring al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri said that his...

'Upset with myself'

'Upset with myself'

From picking up a five-wicket haul in his debut ODI against India to being dropped twice in the ODI series in the West Indies, in a short span of three months 19-year-old Taskin Ahmed has tasted both glory and disappointment in international cricket. The first ODI in the West Indies saw Taskin bowl the fastest delivery of the match—145.6 km/hr. He however, gave away 46 runs in seven overs—a crime considering that Bangladesh had only 217 runs to defend. Slow-left armer Abdur Razzak replaced him in the next two ODIs. Getting dropped after all the hype he generated following the India series in June was a move that immensely saddened the...

Xi or 'eleven Jinping'

Pronouncing foreign leaders' names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president's name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him "Eleven Jinping" on air. The blunder occurred late Thursday night in a report by India's public broadcaster Doordarshan on President Xi Jinping's high-profile first state visit to India. Local news site Quartz yesterday quoted Doordarshan chief executive Jawahar Sircar as saying the newscaster had been sacked...

China troops withdraw from Indian border

China troops withdraw from Indian border

Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said yesterday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier. The row over an alleged incursion by hundreds of Chinese troops into territory claimed by India has dominated Xi's...

India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked along the Sabarmati River, Xi dressed in...

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Bangladesh and India today expressed the hope of an early signing of the much-delayed Teesta river water-sharing deal. "Both of us expressed the hope about an early signing of the Teesta water-sharing deal," visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters emerging from a half-an-hour  meeting with Indian Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati...

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