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Salman Rushdie reflects on post-colonial India 40 years after release of ‘Midnight’s Children’

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Forty years after the publication of "Midnight's Children," author Salman Rushdie said he believes the India he was brought up in "is crumbling." His acclaimed book, which won the Booker Prize, encompasses 30 years ...

India tests missile that launches a torpedo hundreds of miles away

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Hong Kong India says it has successfully tested a missile armed with a torpedo that could in theory strike enemy submarines more than 400 miles (643 kilometers) away. Dubbed the SMART (Supersonic Missile Assisted Rel...

India cricket captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma announce arrival of baby girl

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, announced on Monday the arrival of their first child. "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this...

India reports new record of 103,558 daily Covid cases, as second wave and new lockdowns hit

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A familiar scene is taking place across India. In large cities, hospital beds are filling up with Covid-19 patients. Warehouses, unused trains and large public spaces are being converted into makeshift treatment cen...

Australia to join India, US, Japan in large naval exercises

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Hong Kong Australia will join India, the United States and Japan in next month's Malabar naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, in a move that is expected to strengthen the military relationship between the four democr...

India achieves stunning Test victory over Australia with record-breaking run chase

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A record-breaking run chase at the Gabba saw India topple Australia to take an unlikely 2-1 series victory. India needed 328 to win on Tuesday -- the final day of the four-test series -- as Shubman Gill's 91 and an ...

India hits 100 million vaccinations as Covid-19 cases surge to record numbers

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New Delhi India has been gripped by a life or death race against Covid-19, as the country of nearly 1.4 billion people rolls out one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world while recording all-time high tallie...

India to sign defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

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Hong Kong The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region. I...

Scores missing and two dead as burst glacier triggers flash floods in India

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Around 157 people are missing and at least two confirmed dead after a glacier burst, triggering flash floods in India's northern Uttarakhand state on Sunday. The Rishiganga power project, in the Chamoli district of ...

Rescuers fight to reach 5-year-old boy trapped in 200-foot well in India

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New Delhi Officials in India's central Madhya Pradesh state are working to rescue a five-year-old boy who fell into a 200-foot well. The incident occurred in Barahbujurg village in Niwadi district Wednesday morning l...

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

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New Delhi Supporters of a young climate activist arrested in India over a farmers' protest "toolkit," later shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, have called for her release. Delhi police confirmed the ...

Robots are joining the fight against coronavirus in India

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London (CNN Business)In India, the country with the world's second-highest number of Covid-19 cases, a handful of hospitals has started to use robots to connect patients with their loved ones, and assist healthcare w...

New satellite images show Chinese troops have dismantled camps on disputed India border

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China has withdrawn troops, dismantled infrastructure and vacated camps along its disputed border with India, according to new satellite images -- just a week after both countries agreed to a mutual disengagement. S...

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, experts warn that coronavirus cases could rise

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India will celebrate its biggest festival, Diwali, this weekend, as it battles the world's second-largest coronavirus pandemic and enters its annual air pollution season. Experts fear those factors combined could le...

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

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New Delhi (CNN Business)India's economy is out of recession but still a long way from returning to rates of growth seen before the pandemic. Asia's third biggest economy recorded a rise in gross domestic product of ...

India didn’t prioritize mental health before Covid-19. Now it’s paying the price

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New Delhi "My heartbeats are heavy. It becomes difficult to catch my breath. My hands shake and get sweaty," said Aritri Paul of the terrifying panic attacks that strike more frequently since India went into coronavi...

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