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Crop-loss Indian farmers 'sell children'

Lal Singh was desperate. The farmer from Mohanpura village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state had seen unseasonably heavy rains and hailstorms destroy crop after crop, while he fell deeper into debt. Finally, last August,

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Iran drives harder bargain in Indian trade talks

Iranian trade negotiators have become more assertive with Indian counterparts as hopes rise of international sanctions on Tehran easing later this year, sources said, and Indian companies fear they may lose business as more countries bid for p

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Doha Bank starts India operations

Doha Bank has become the first Qatari Bank to establish full scale banking operations in India following a launch in Mumbai. “This is a historic day for Doha Bank's expansion in the Indian subcontinent,” said Doha

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Asian giants China, India seal $22bn deals

China and India signed deals worth more than $22 billion in areas including renewable energy, ports, financing and industrial parks, an Indian embassy official said on Saturday. Namgya C. Khampa, of the Indian Embassy in Beijing,

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India scales back army corps facing China

India's government has scaled back an ambitious plan to establish a new army corps to counter Chinese conventional forces across the Himalayas, defence sources said, pouring funds instead into a new aircraft carrier and border roads.

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India clears deal for 56 Airbus transport planes at $1.9bn

India's defence procurement agency has cleared the purchase of 56 transport planes from Europe's Airbus in collaboration with local partner Tata Sons in a deal worth an estimated $1.9 billion, a defence ministry source said on Thursday.

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Mitsubishi Electric to build elevator factory in India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a leader in electrical and electronic equipment, is set to build an elevator factory in Bangalore, India. The factory, which will be operational in July next year, aims at strengthening the local c

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Fresh earthquake kills scores in Nepal and India

A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet.

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India, Iran sign port deal despite US warning

India reached a deal to develop a strategic port in southeast Iran despite US pressure not to rush into any such trade agreements before world powers clinch a final nuclear accord with Tehran.   Shipping Minister

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India to sign port deal with Iran; may ignore US warning

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off US pressure not to rush into any deals with I

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