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As he recovers in a children's shelter in eastern India, 17-year-old Ganita Munda is haunted by the sound of his family's screams as a witch-hunting gang killed them in their home.
'Witch' killings haunt India's remote villages


Indian soldiers shot dead five suspected rebels Friday near the heavily militarized border in Kashmir as they tried to sneak in from the Pakistani side of the divided territory, an army spokesman said.

Government officials threatened Wednesday to cancel the licenses of private hospitals in India's capital if they turn away patients suffering from dengue fever.
Indian hospitals warned not to refuse dengue patients


Police in central India were looking Sunday for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that killed 90 people, as angry residents protested the way the authorities were handling the case.
Indian police look for man blamed for huge explosion that killed 90


At least 89 people died when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a packed restaurant in India's central Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday morning, police said, with the blast shattering nearby buildings.

Two trains derailed in India on Saturday, killing at least four passengers, including two British tourists, officials said.

Hundreds of Kashmiris chanted anti-government slogans and hurled stones at police on Friday to protest a court ruling upholding a colonial-era law banning cow slaughter and the sale of beef in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.
Hundreds protest beef ban in Indian Kashmir


Twelve suspected Islamic militants were convicted Friday for the bombings nine years ago of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
Court finds 12 guilty of 2006 Mumbai train bombings


Three million Indian army veterans won a decades-long battle Saturday to change the way their pensions are calculated, as the government bent to protesters' demands and announced it would overhaul the controversial scheme.
India announces major pensions overhaul for veterans


Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years.

India has canceled a license allowing Greenpeace's Indian arm to collect money from overseas, the organization and Indian media said Thursday, the latest in an ongoing battle between the environmental group and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Naga protesters on Thursday blocked a key highway and authorities shut down wireless Internet services to quell heightening tension in a northeast Indian state where seven people have died in violence this week.

Millions of workers across India went on strike Wednesday in protest at Narendra Modi's economic policies, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since the right-wing prime minister took office.
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