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Media watchdog urges India to protect journalists

A media watch group on Wednesday expressed serious concern at “an alarming deterioration in the working environment of journalists in India” and demanded that the government ensure the safety of journalists who are feeling threatened. Continue reading

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India surveying the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

An Indian Home Ministry official says state authorities are trying to determine the number of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in the country after fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar, but there is no immediate plan to deport them. Continue reading

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AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy — the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Continue reading

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India launches new single nationwide tax amid confusion

Shops and businesses reopened in India amid confusion Saturday, hours after the government introduced a new nationwide tax that will change the cost of nearly everything people buy, replacing a complicated mix of state and federal taxes. Continue reading

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