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Muslims, Christians not welcome at Hindu festivals, says hardline group

A right-wing Hindu group in India has said that Muslims and Christians are not to join the festival of Navratri, claiming it is for "Hindus only".

Delhi gang-rape case to be fast-tracked in court

The case against five Indian men charged with the gang-rape and murder of a student is set to be moved to a fast-track court.

India suffers second day of power failure

A massive power failure has hit India for the second day running as three regional power grids collapsed, blacking out more than half the country.

Devotees fear for Indian guru’s charity empire

Deep grief in India over the death of guru Sathya Sai Baba is compounded by one concern among followers: who will run his hugely wealthy trust?

India’s digital divide worst among Brics

Indians are missing out on the digital revolution as the poor lack internet access despite having one of the world's fastest growing economies.

Sixteen bombs hit India’s Ahmedabad, 29 killed

At least 16 small bombs exploded in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and wounding 88.

Indian police hot on the scent of crime

Police in India's Western state of Gujarat are to wear new uniforms impregnated with the fragrance of flowers and citrus to help improve their image. ''Most policemen look hassled [and] drenched in sweat after coming from any [crime scene],'' said Somesh Singh, a designer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad.

Smith: SA must adapt to conditions

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has asked his top-order batsmen to adapt quickly to spin-friendly conditions in Tuesday's crucial Champions Trophy Group B match against Sri Lanka. South Africa, second in the ICC one-day rankings, lost to New Zealand in their opening match on a tricky Brabourne Stadium pitch in Mumbai.

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