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  • Lender's Probe Links It to Number of Suicides

    MUMBAI, India - First they were stripped of their utensils, furniture, mobile phones, televisions, ration cards and heirloom gold jewelry. Then, some of them drank pesticide. One woman threw herself in a pond. Another jumped into a well with her children. Sometimes, the debt collectors watched.

  • India Brings Hope to Fight Against Polio

    TILKESHWAR, India - Tilkeshwar is one of India's forgotten villages. It's 20 miles from the nearest paved road, untouched by electricity, running water, sanitation and even the barest of health care. Life is so bleak that nearly all adult men leave to search for menial work for their families'survival.

  • 3 Dead in Kashmir in Protest Over Hanging

    SRINAGAR, India - Three young people have died in violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir despite a curfew that continued for a third day Monday following the execution of a Kashmiri man convicted in a deadly 2001 attack on India's Parliament. Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged in New Delhi early Saturday. Ahead of the execution, authorities ordered people in most of the Indian- held part of the...

  • Water Wars: Thirsty China Stirs Fear

    BAHIR JONAI, India - The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed as it raked the banks of towering trees and boulders. When the torrent struck their island in the Brahmaputra river, the villagers remember, it took only moments to obliterate their houses, possessions and livestock. No one knows exactly how the disaster happened, but everyone knows...

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    India building collapse kills 7 PANAJI, India - A five-story building under construction in the southern Indian state of Goa collapsed on Saturday, killing at least seven workers and leaving dozens more feared trapped under the rubble, police said.

  • Provocative New Bollywood Movie Stretches Genre

    MUMBAI, India - It stars a hard-core adult film actress and has a title that would appear to leave little to the imagination. But it's not a porn movie - Bollywood is certainly not ready for that. Jism 2" - the word means "body" in Hindi language - will be released across India on Friday, promising to be one of the most graphic films in Bollywood history. It shows no frontal nudity ...

  • 2 Sides to India's Tihar Jail

    NEW DELHI - India's Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation. Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their...

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    Stampede kills 18 people in India MUMBAI, India - A pre-dawn stampede killed 18 people Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the death of a Muslim spiritual leader in India's financial capital, police said.

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    Floods kill 23 in northern India

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    At least 36 killed in stampede in India ALLAHABAD, India - A stampede killed at least

  • Wal-Mart Splits From India Partner

    MUMBAI, India - Wal-Mart Stores said Wednesday it is splitting from its Indian business partner and suspending plans for its own retail stores in India because strict government regulations on sourcing from local small businesses make it impossible. The move by the world's largest retailer represents a blow to India's attempts to attract foreign investment in the huge but underdeveloped retail...

  • Powerful Cyclone Threatens Indian Coast

    BHUBANESHWAR, India - The strongest cyclone to threaten India in more than a decade bore down on its east coast Saturday as authorities bused and trucked tens of thousands of villagers from their mud and thatch coastal homes to government shelters inland. Officials canceled holy day celebrations and stockpiled emergency supplies in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying ...

  • Deaths Elsewhere

    Sathya Sai Baba PUTTAPARTI, India - Hindu guru Sathya Sai Baba, revered by millions worldwide, died Sunday after nearly a month of hospital treatment near his southern Indian ashram. He was 84.

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    die. 13 rescued as boat capsizes in India NEW DELHI - A boat carrying local tourists capsized Sunday in India's Andaman Sea in the Bay of Bengal, killing 21 people, officials said.

  • Race for Land Hits India's Poor Farmers

    ROZAJALALPUR, India - The farmers of Rozajalalpur knew what was coming. They saw others closer to India's expanding capital city pushed off their land to make way for malls, apartments and offices. They saw billboards rise along nearby potholed roads and tiny sales offices sprout in the grassy medians to hawk homes in Leisure Park, Golf Homes and Dream Valley.

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    Grim encephalitis toll feared in India GORAKHPUR, India - A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season in what officials worry could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.

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    bodies found after ferry capsizes GAUHATI, India - An official said 103 bodies have been pulled out of a river after a packed ferry boat capsized in remote northeast India.

  • Mass Evacuation Limits Cyclone's Death Toll

    BEHRAMPUR, India - Mass evacuations spared India the widespread deaths many had feared from a powerful weekend cyclone, officials said, as people picked up belongings and started repairing flooded towns, tangled power lines and tens of thousands of destroyed thatch homes. Cyclone Phailin, the strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars*...

  • Rural Revolution Aids Villagers in India

    PIPARI, India - For as long as anyone can remember, the people of Pipari have lived as virtual slaves. The wealthy, upper-caste landlord forced them to work his fields for almost nothing, gave them loans at impossible interest rates, controlled their access to government welfare and held the police in his pocket.

  • Massive Cyclone Pounds India

    BEHRAMPUR, India - A massive, powerful cyclone packing heavy rains and destructive winds slammed into India's eastern coastline Saturday evening, as hundreds of thousands of residents moved inland to shelters in hopes of riding out the dangerous storm. Roads were all but empty as high waves lashed the coastline of Orissa state, which will bear the brunt of Cyclone Phailin. By midafternoon, wind...

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    India arrests 3rd suspect in gang rape LUCKNOW, India - Police arrested a third suspect Saturday in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in northern India, as a top state official said he was recommending a federal probe into a case that has triggered national outrage.

  • 31 Dead, 100 Injured As Train Derails in India

    FATEHPUR, India - Rescuers searched for survivors in the wreckage of a packed express train that derailed in northern India on Sunday afternoon, killing at least 31 people, while officials said a second train derailment hundreds of miles to the northeast appeared to have been caused by a remote-controlled bomb. Rescuers were working to reach the second derailment, which occurred late Sunday night ...

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    Tens of thousands flee from India storm CHENNAI, India - More than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as a tropical storm slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

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    Bus falls into Indian river, killing 12 LUCKNOW, India - An official said a bus has fallen into a river swollen by monsoon rains in northern India, killing 12 passengers.

  • Evacuations Likely Save Thousands From Cyclone

    PODAMPETTA, India - Agya Amma's house in this seaside village was flattened by the cyclone that roared in from the Bay of Bengal with torrential rains and winds topping 131 miles per hour. But the fact that she still was here on Monday, surveying the pile of twisted wood and shredded thatch that had been her home, was proof that this was a different kind of disaster for India. Unlike past storms...