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Indian man cuts off his own finger in anger after voting for wrong party

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An Indian man has cut off his own finger after accidentally voting for the wrong party in his country’s election. Pawan Kumar said that he had wanted to vote for the Bahujan Samaj Party in the second round of the election in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. But instead of pressing the button for Read More

‘Don’t think about suicide’: Indian FM Swaraj tweets to man trapped in Saudi Arabia

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj regularly helps Indians living abroad who tweet her with visa issues, but on Wednesday a desperate man asked her whether she could help him or if he should just kill himself. “Tell me one thing, can you help me or should I kill myself? It has been about 12 months Read More

Indian schools prevent child vaccinations because of anti-vaccine rumors spreading on social media

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The UN vaccination campaign in India has been met with fierce resistance as parents and even some schools opposed the idea of vaccinating children. The Health officials believe rumors circulating on social media are to blame. Thousands of children in India have missed out on the necessary immunization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) complained. Read More

UK regrets Amritsar massacre, says envoy to India

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The British High Commissioner to India has said the UK regrets the massacre of hundreds of Indians by British troops in Amritsar 100 years ago. Dominic Asquith was speaking at an event on the subcontinent to mark the 100th anniversary of the atrocity, which Theresa May told the Commons last week was a “shameful scar” Read More

Bloody jewel in crown of British Empire: How India was mistreated during colonial rule

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From the East India Company to the Raj, India was a British colony until the mid-20th century. And despite nostalgic imperialists extolling the virtues of the empire’s rule, it left behind millions of victims. The 1919 Amritsar massacre, the grim anniversary of which India marked on Saturday, is one of the best-known examples of the Read More

Indians head to polls in world’s biggest election

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Tens of millions of Indians are heading to the polls in the first phase of the biggest general election in the world. Lengthy queues are expected to begin forming on Thursday morning for the opening round of voting in 91 constituencies across 20 states and regions. The election is divided into seven phases to help Read More

Indians in America are ‘backward’: Porn star turned Bollywood actress bares all

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It’s been a long and winding road from the American porn industry to the glitter and fame of Bollywood, and actress Sunny Leone says she’s found more acceptance in conservative India than among Indians in the US. Born in Canada to Indian parents, Leone first tasted fame in the American porn industry in 2001. Her Read More

Indian traffic cop showered with praise for manning post during torrential rainstorm

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An Indian traffic cop has become a social media sensation after refusing to abandon his post at a busy intersection amid heavy rain, even though he wasn’t wearing a raincoat. A short video clip shared by the state police force shows a constable in the northeast city of Guwahati braving a spell of nasty weather Read More

Facebook apologizes for ‘confusion’ after listing disputed Kashmir region as independent state

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Facebook listed the troubled region of Kashmir, disputed between Pakistan and India, as an independent state, forcing the social media giant to apologize for “confusion” and defend the blunder as merely a “mistake.” The unfortunate recognition of Kashmir’s sovereignty snuck into Facebook’s statement on its efforts to ban allegedly fake accounts and groups, which was Read More