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At least 11 Indian women are dead and 20 others seriously ill Wednesday after undergoing free sterilization operations, highlighting the risks women face in reproductive health in a country struggling with high population growth and widespread poverty.

Ten women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilization program designed to control the country's billion-plus population went badly wrong.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a yoga minister in a major revamp of his government after storming to power in May, in a bid to promote the ancient practice.

India's Supreme Court Monday quashed a union rule which for decades sought to prevent women working as make-up artists in the country's Hindi film industry known as Bollywood.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi beefed up his government on Sunday, appointing 21 new ministers in a bid to speed up promised economic reforms after storming to power five months ago.

The Indian army has admitted it made a mistake in shooting dead two teenagers in restive Indian-administered Kashmir this week, a rare public admission of fault by the military.

Indian factory output grew in October for the 12th consecutive month thanks to an increase in export orders, a key HSBC survey showed Monday.

Indian authorities set fire Sunday to a stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia.
India burns cache of illegal wildlife parts


Children armed with whistles will soon be patrolling villages in central India to try to shame those defecating in the open, a report said Sunday.

Suspected of being a spy or a China sympathizer, nine-year-old Indian-born Monica Liu and her family were loaded into railway cars for a detention camp in India's Rajasthan desert.
India's fading Chinese face painful war past


Campaigners for survivors of India's Bhopal disaster voiced distress Saturday that former Union Carbide boss Warren Anderson never faced trial over the deadly industrial accident following news the U.S. citizen had died.

India's government on Wednesday handed a top court a secret list of 627 people suspected of stashing “black money” in foreign banks beyond the reach of tax authorities.

India's government revealed Monday the names of three businessmen accused of illegally stashing funds in foreign bank accounts as it seeks to recover billions of untaxed dollars parked abroad.

A woman has been tortured and beaten to death by her in-laws in central India on suspicion of being a witch and practicing black magic, police said Monday.
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