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Indian farmers deep in debt, seek subsidies, help with insurance

Indian government action to increase spending on irrigation and crop insurance is not enough to end a cycle of indebtedness that has led to thousands of farmer suicides, and a complete overhaul of credit and subsidies to farmers is needed, activists said.

Indian student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected "honour killing" by relatives angered by their marriage, police said on Monday.

Rescue workers search for survivors after India flyover collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a flyover under construction in the Indian city of Kolkata rose to 23 today after rescuers worked through the night with cranes and jackhammers to clear huge slabs of steel and concrete.
April 01, 2016 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

U.S. arrests 21 for visa fraud in fake university sting

The United States arrested 21 suspects Tuesday on suspicion of visa fraud conspiracy for allowing more than 1,000 foreign students, primarily from China and India to extend their stay in America illegally, prosecutors said.
April 06, 2016 | 09:43 am GMT+7

Diabetes cases reach 422 million as poorer countries see steep rises

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed on Wednesday.
April 07, 2016 | 08:19 am GMT+7

India police detain five over temple firework disaster

Police on Monday detained five workers from a temple in southern India where a massive explosion during a fireworks display killed more than 100 people.
April 11, 2016 | 12:08 pm GMT+7

India says British queen should keep her crown jewel

India should relinquish its claim to a huge diamond it has fought for decades to get back from the British, the government told the Supreme Court on Monday, because the stone was given to its former colonial ruler rather than stolen.
April 19, 2016 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Trafficking risk rises as villagers flee India's worst drought in decades

The worst drought in decades across several states in India is forcing tens of thousands of people to migrate from rural areas in search of water, food and jobs, increasing the risk that they may be trafficked or exploited, activists said.
April 27, 2016 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Failure to establish global brand holds back Vietnam's rice exports

Vietnam is one of the world’s largest rice exporters, but appears to be less competitive on the international market because it has failed to build a national rice brand name, said economist Vo Tong Xuan at a seminar on Thursday.
April 29, 2016 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

As Asia's rice crop shrivels, food security fears resurface

Nearly a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia's top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world's population.
May 02, 2016 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Wary of China's Indian Ocean activities, U.S., India discuss anti-submarine warfare

India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten defense ties between New Delhi and Washington as China steps up its undersea activities.
May 02, 2016 | 11:05 am GMT+7

Women's wisdom crucial to beating climate change, researchers say

In the Indian community of Mahewa, when monsoon floods come, women start to eat and drink as little as possible.
May 06, 2016 | 09:31 am GMT+7

Indian PM releases his degrees in 'fake graduation' row

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced on Monday to produce his college degrees, days after bitter political rivals accused him of lying about graduating from university.
May 10, 2016 | 08:39 am GMT+7

Video captures gas explosion in India slum

Around 50 shanties were gutted on Monday (May 9) in a slum fire in India's western Pune city, leaving at least four injured and hundreds homeless.
May 10, 2016 | 10:20 am GMT+7

Four Indian battleships to visit Cam Ranh Seaport

Four Indian warships left for an operational deployment to the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) and North West Pacific on Wednesday with plans to visit several countries including Vietnam.
May 19, 2016 | 05:27 pm GMT+7
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