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Modi set for landmark Pakistan visit in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to make a landmark visit to Pakistan next year, the foreign secretary said on Friday, signalling a warming of ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours after a year of tensions. Modi accepte

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World celebrates yoga day, India enters record books

Amid chants of 'Om' and recitation of 'Mantras' for universal peace, millions across the globe on Sunday joined in spectacular celebrations to mark the inaugural International Day of Yoga, in a tribute to the ancient Indian spiri

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World celebrates yoga day, India enters record books

Amid chants of 'Om' and recitation of 'Mantras' for universal peace, millions across the globe on Sunday joined in spectacular celebrations to mark the inaugural International Day of Yoga, in a tribute to the ancient Indian spiri

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Leading from the front

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led tens of thousands of people in a yoga session in the centre of the capital on Sunday to showcase the country's signature cultural export, which has prompted criticism of fomenting social divisions at h

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India set to create history

Indian yoga enthusiasts display different forms of Yoga posture on the eve of World Yoga Day, in Bangalore, India, on June 20. India's ancient discipline of yoga will be a uniting force across the world on Sunday (June 21), cutting

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Asia's resilient fuel demand vindicates Opec policy

Asian consumption of gasoline and other fuels has beaten expectations due to demand stemming from structural changes in the economies of Asia's biggest oil users, vindicating for now Opec's decision six months ago to keep its taps open.

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India's economy grows 7.3pc, beats China

India has posted an annual growth of 7.3 per cent, overtaking China in the first three months of 2015, but analysts warned further measures were needed to boost the economy. The growth rate for the financial year that ended March

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India cancels licences of 9,000 charities

India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens surveillance on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations in the country. The crackd

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Indian cabinet approves 'game changer' real estate bill

India's cabinet has amended a bill to regulate the real estate sector, protect home buyers and curb undeclared "black money" in property markets that costs the exchequer billions of dollars in lost taxable income. Th

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BJP trounced in Delhi in big blow for Modi

An upstart anti-establishment party crushed India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in an election for the Delhi assembly on Tuesday, smashing an aura of invincibility built around Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he swept to power last year

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