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A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.

Indonesia agreed Thursday to accept international help to combat forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze, after weeks of failed attempts to douse the blazes that have infuriated its neighbors.

After designing cars shaped like a hamburger, tennis ball, shoe, handbag and a toilet, quirky Indian artist Sudhakar Yadav decided to go big.
Giant car art installation motors into Indian museum


A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

Suspected rebels killed three soldiers during firing overnight near the heavily militarized border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, an army spokesman said on Monday.
Suspected rebels kill three soldiers in Indian Kashmir


As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge


Indians declared US$500 million in black money, the government announced Thursday, a fraction of the total amount feared hidden, as a deadline for coughing up assets hidden from the taxman expired.

An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced five suspected Islamic militants to death and gave seven others life in prison for bombing attacks nine years ago on seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
India sentences 5 to death for 2006 Mumbai train bombing


Indian police arrested eight people and were searching Wednesday for two more after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef -- a taboo for many among India's majority Hindu population.

Elaborately decorated giant Ganesha idols were sent out to sea off Mumbai on Sunday as millions of Indian Hindus marked the end of a major festival celebrating the elephant-headed deity.
Indian Hindus send off elephant deity Lord Ganesha in festive style


It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician -- a man who would go on to become India's prime minister -- of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it.
India clamping down on critics of Modi, groups


Government forces fired tear gas and used batons to quell thousands of anti-India protesters who turned violent Friday after Eid prayers at mosques in the Indian portion of Kashmir, police said.

The world's largest democracies, India and the United States, agreed measures to deepen their security and economic cooperation on Tuesday, part of an ambitious drive to boost trade between them five-fold.
India and US renew ever closer strategic partnership


The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology.
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