Maoist rebels have waged a campaign of violence across several Indian states

Indian election: Bomb blasts kill 12 in Chhattisgarh

(BBC) – Two bombs planted by suspected Maoist rebels have killed at least 12 people in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh as voting continues in the general election. (63)
World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says

World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says

The World Health Organization has declared its South East Asia region polio-free. The certification is being hailed a “historic milestone” in the global fight to eradicate the deadly virus. (99)

India announces dates for its next general election

India, the world’s biggest democracy, has set dates for its next general elections, with polling to start on April 7. (51)

Rajiv Gandhi murder: Tamil Nadu to free plotters

(BBC) – The government in India’s Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. (98)

India Olympics ban lifted

A ban on India’s Olympic Association (IOA) has been lifted, allowing the country to return to the Olympic fold, officials said. (87)

Ghana limits dollar transactions to protect cedi

Ghana has defended its decision to limit foreign exchange withdrawals in a bid to halt the slide in its currency the cedi. (145)

Sachin Tendulkar receives top India honour Bharat Ratna

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. (99)

UN secretary-general withdraws Iran’s invitation for Syria talks

UN rescinds Iran’s invite for Syria talks (Aljazeera) – The UN secretary-general has withdrawn hisĀ invitation to Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks, saying he isĀ ”deeply disappointed” by Iran’s [...]

Funeral stampede kills 18 in Indian city of Mumbai

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a stampede in India’s western city of Mumbai. (125)

Danish woman ‘gang-raped’ in Indian capital Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating the alleged gang rape of a Danish woman who lost her way near her city centre hotel. (128)
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