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Hours before Anna Hazare (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) started his announced fast to protest against a proposed new anti-corruption law, he was arrested by the police, along with 1,300 of his supporters. Mr Hazare will stay in Delhi’s Tihar prison for a week. (more…)

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Men and women rallied in India’s capital on Sunday (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), inspired by the “SlutWalk” protests which started in Toronto last April and has now spread in many countries : United States, Europe, Australia, South Korea and South Africa. (more…)

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Hundreds of people are killed in India each year because they fell in love or married against their families’ wishes, said a recent study.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Between 2006 and 2010, India accounted for 9% of all weapons imports, becoming the world’s largest importer of arms, according to a Sweden-based think tank. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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In India, claims that a Dalit woman has been ordered to pay compensation to the high-caste owners of a dog she fed are being investigated by the police. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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An indefinite curfew has been imposed by security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

The curfew affects the main city of Srinagar and other big towns in the region. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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The admission by Pakistan that last year’s Mumbai terror attacks (photo, from aljazeera.net) were partly planned on its soil has been described as a “positive development” by India. (more…)

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