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WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

Beatings and electric shocks inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir, US diplomats in Delhi told by ICR US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff

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India’s Puzzling Surge of Suicides

Suicide has become something of a phenomenon in India, which now has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, a fact that has alarmed public health experts. Sai Kumar Meegada, a 20-year-old straight-A chemical engineering student at a

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Posted in India, Reports/Studies/Books

Bollywood’s ’My Name Is Khan’ Makes $18 Million in Three Days

“My Name is Khan,” a Bollywood love story set against contemporary U.S. history starting with the Sept. 11 attacks, grossed $18 million over the weekend, financier and distributor Fox Star Studios said in a statement today. The film, which opened

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Posted in Entertainment, India, South Asia

India rejects US advice on Iran

India has rebuffed a call by the United States for it to ask Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment programme. The foreign ministry said neither India nor Iran needed external guidance on how to conduct bilateral relations. It said relations

Posted in India, Iran, United States, US - Iran relations

Protest over graves in Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have lobbed teargas shells to break up a violent demonstration in Srinagar. The demonstrators were protesting over the issue of nearly 1,000 unmarked graves discovered in border areas of the valley. Several people, including three members

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, India, Oppression, Pakistan, South Asia

India Fears BlackBerrys Are Threat to National Security

The demand comes after a refusal by the Ministry of Home Affairs to grant further BlackBerry licenses. MUMBAI, India — Canadian spies are set to help India’s intelligence agencies intercept BlackBerry messages to prevent the mobile e-mail service being shut

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Posted in Defense, India, Intelligence, Technology

Man Pleads Guilty Over Exports to India

By PETE YOST WASHINGTON (AP) — A businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy for illegally exporting sensitive military components to India. Appearing before a federal judge in Washington, Parthasarathy Sudarshan admitted to a scheme to conceal the true destination for

Posted in Defense, India, Legal, Military, Technology, United States, Weaponry
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