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The head of the Catholic Church in India demanded swift justice Wednesday for an elderly nun who was raped during a robbery at a convent, amid growing anger at the lack of arrests over the attack.

A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy on Wednesday after a lengthy hold-up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.
A round-the-world solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle


India's northern Haryana late Monday toughened its ban on slaughtering cows and selling beef, including doubling jail terms to 10 years, becoming the second state to move recently on the religiously sensitive issue.

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde hailed India as a bright spot in the otherwise gloom-ridden global economy Monday, saying the recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis was still fragile.

Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians.
Prayers in India after elderly nun is gang-raped


Narendra Modi landed in Jaffna on Saturday, making a highly symbolic first visit by an Indian prime minister to Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern Tamil heartland after urging greater autonomy for the island's largest minority.

Narendra Modi begins the first official visit by an Indian premier to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades Friday, looking to reassert New Delhi's influence over Colombo after its drift towards China.
Indian PM Modi to steer Sri Lanka away from China on landmark trip


An Indian court on Wednesday summoned former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as one of the accused in an investigation into illegal government coal mine allocations, dealing a fresh blow to the ailing Congress party.

A special court on Wednesday charged former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh with corruption and criminal conspiracy for his alleged role in a multibillion dollar scandal over the sale of coal fields.
Former Indian PM Singh faces charges in coal scandal


Indian police on Tuesday detained about a hundred Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet.
Indian police break up Tibetan protest at Chinese Embassy


An Indian social activist told Tuesday how he had been detained by police and had his computer equipment impounded after organizing a public screening of a banned documentary about a savage gang-rape.

An Indian mother was fatally stabbed in a Sydney park during a brutal attack as she was on the phone to her distraught husband back home, police said Monday.

An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a controversial government ban on airing a documentary about the savage gang-rape of a Delhi student.

Its roads are clogged with traffic, the pavements overflow with rubbish and power cuts are a fact of life.
Indian city wants to be smart-tech hub

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