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Harjeet Singh can usually be found riding around New Delhi on his Harley Davidson Superlow, or helping foreign companies set up operations in India. At home, the businessman has staff to clean and cook for his family. But at the gurdwara where he worships alongside other Sikhs, he sweeps the floor, cleans dirty dishes and helps prepare meals for thousands not as fortunate as him.

At least six people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said Wednesday, as the Indian prime minister appealed for calm.

Thousands of security officers were being deployed Wednesday to the main city of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state after overnight rioting and arson by a caste demanding preferential treatment.
Indian leader's home state under curfew after rioting


Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, have said failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.
Island nations say climate talks failure not an option


The remarkable true story of an Indian man who spent 22 years chiseling a massive gap in a mountain out of love for his dead wife hits cinema screens Friday.

Indian budget airline IndiGo finalized an exceptionally large order for 250 single-aisle Airbus A320neo jets on Monday to keep up with rapid growth in the country's air travel.

India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against the weekend killing of at least half a dozen civilians in border firings, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals.
India summons Pakistan envoy over Kashmir deaths


Former Bihar, India Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra has launched an offensive against the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) government in Bihar, saying it is raising the issue of "special status" to the state not for development, but to cover up its failures.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Saturday that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite" as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating corruption and poverty.
Corruption eating India 'like a termite'


Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a 1,000-day deadline Saturday for every village in India to get electricity as he emphasised his commitment towards combating poverty.
Modi sets 1,000-day deadline to power up India villages


An explosion tore through a mosque complex in the insurgency-wracked Indian portion of Kashmir early Thursday, wounding nine worshippers, police said.
Explosion rips through mosque complex in Kashmir, injuring 9


A stampede at a temple during a Hindu religious festival left at least 11 pilgrims dead and dozens injured early Monday in eastern India, police said.

Police in eastern India were searching Sunday for a woman described as a "village quack" and suspected of inciting the mob killing of five other women accused of witchcraft.

A train crushed six people, including three children, to death in eastern India Thursday in the second accident this week to hit the nation's crumbling rail network, a police officer said.
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