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Is wanting lighter skin any sillier than wanting bigger boobs? | Letters

A reader from India says that damning western attitudes towards skin-lightening creams are hypocritical and ignore non-west beauty normsYour article (Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?, 23 April) se

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    Tragic story of 23-year-old man trapped inside body of a baby

    Manpreet Singh was born in 1995 but has grown no bigger than a one-year-old baby.

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      Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracized if they criticize Modi and the BJP

      NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from ru

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        India China: Why is Modi meeting Xi now?

        Analyst Shashank Joshi explains why the two Asian giants have decided to ease tension.

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          Amitabh Bachchan: 'India is polio-free. Let's do the same for the world'

          By reaching each child on the planet with life-saving vaccines, deadly diseases can be wiped out, says the Bollywood starThere was a time, not that long ago, when eradicating polio from my country seemed like pure fiction. Not even 10 years ago, India was

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            13 children dead after train hits school bus in India

            At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured Thursday after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said.

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              India-China summit expected to ease tensions over border

              Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a visit that some experts believe could reset a complicated relationship that faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff.

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                Portfolio manager names three markets to avoid as interest rates rise

                India, Indonesia and the Philippines would be hit hard if investor pulled their capital for better returns in the U.S., said Sat Duhra, a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson.

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                  Thirteen children killed when school bus and train collide in northern India

                  MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thirteen children were killed on Thursday when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said.

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                    Train hits school bus at India crossing, killing 12 children

                    Police say at least 12 children were killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern India.

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                      Asaram Bapu: Indian Guru who raped 16-year-old girl jailed for life

                      Asaram Bapu, a self-styled Indian "godman", has been jailed for life after being found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl.

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                        India teacher arrested over wedding bomb murder

                        Punjilal Meher allegedly plotted the killing after the victim's mother was promoted over him at work.

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                          Indian guru Asaram Bapu found guilty of raping teenage girl

                          Verdict read out inside prison in Jodhpur due to fears of violence from his followersAn Indian court has found a guru guilty of raping a teenage girl in 2013.The verdict against Asaram Bapu, 77, was read out inside a prison in Jodhpur due to fears that hi

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                            Asaram Bapu: Indian spiritual guru found guilty of raping 16-year-old female devotee

                            Verdict against self-styled 'godman' read out inside prison over fears his followers may resort to violence

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                              Police say 6 more Maoist rebels killed in western India

                              Government troops in western India have killed at least six Maoist rebels in a gunbattle, raising the total death toll of rebels killed over the last three days to 22. Prashant Diwate, a police officer in Maharashtra state's Gadchiroli area, said the late

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                                Pakistan hockey player seeks heart transplant in India

                                Mansoor Ahmed, 49, has applied for a medical visa to travel to India for a heart transplant.

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                                  Some U.S. allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

                                  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other U.S. allies around Asia, experts say.

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                                    India's vice-president rejects calls to impeach chief justice over alleged misuse of public office

                                    Opposition parties raise concerns Dipak Misra's distribution of sensitive cases and judicial appointments

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                                      Young girl 'raped and left for dead' in Indian village

                                      Case comes as Narendra Modi calls for child rapists to face death penalty

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                                        Porn addict, 22, ‘raped his own MUM after sneaking into her room and gagging her’

                                        A SEX addict snuck raped his own mum after sneaking into her bedroom. The 22-year-old – identified by cops as Rohan to protect his mum’s identity – was arrested in Patan, India. Detectives say he snuck into his 46-year-old mother’s room an

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                                          Three passengers injured, window broken after Air India plane hits severe turbulence

                                          Terrified passengers were left fearing for their lives when turbulence cracked a jet's window -- hours after a woman died after she was sucked out of another plane.

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                                            In India, an 'Untouchables' wedding highlights tensions over social change

                                            A man who is a Dalit, the lowest of castes in India once known as "Untouchables," wants to defy tradition and ride a horse in his wedding procession.        

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                                              India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12

                                              Controversial order to remain in effect for six months from president's approval, or until parliament votes it into law.

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                                                Obese sisters, 6 and 8, undergo gastric band surgery in bid to save them

                                                Yogita, eight, and sister Amisha, six, weighed a massive 22 stone combined at their heaviest.

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