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Cooking up a storm for India's school lunch scheme
Churning out 1.2 tonn of curry in under an hour, staff running the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to turn around the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.

Suspected rebels tried to storm an Indian military camp in Kashmir, sparking a fierce gunbattle that left a civilian and three militants dead near the border between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled parts of the Himalayan region, officials said Monday.

Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heat wave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.
Rain is relief as India heat wave death toll tops 2,200


-A radioactive material leak was detected Friday at New Delhi's international airport on a shipment of nuclear medicine from Turkey before being plugged by emergency teams, officials said.

A suspected occultist beheaded a 5-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday.

India has for the first time appointed a transgender person as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.
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More than 1,100 people have died in a major heat wave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.
Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100


At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius.
India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt


More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heat wave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials saiAd Monday.
More than 430 dead in heatwave in India as temperatures near 50 Celsius


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard.

SHANGHAI - Indian and Chinese firms signed 21 agreements officials said were worth a total of more than $22 billion in Shanghai on Saturday, witnessed by visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian, Chinese firms sign deals worth $22 billion


Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that Beijing needs to "reconsider its approach" to relations between the Asian giants, as the Hindu nationalist leader departed from the usual diplomatic pleasantries.
India's Modi tells China to 'reconsider' approach


The head of India's largest Tamil party was cleared of corruption Monday, a verdict that sparked wild celebrations by supporters and paved the way for the return of one of the country's most powerful politicians.
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