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Indian court rejects demands to unlock sealed chambers of Taj Mahal

France, May 21 -- A court in India has dismissed a request to open locked rooms in the Taj Mahal in a search for Hindu idols in the 17th century wonder. On 12 May, Allahabad High Court threw out the ... Read More


Blowback as Delhi office block inferno kills 27 in "fire-trap" capital city

France, May 17 -- At least 27 people were killed in an inferno that charred an office block in Delhi. Yet another blaze in the capital and a spurt of fires in Mumbai has ignited calls for greater safe... Read More


India's top court suspends colonial-era sedition law

France, May 15 -- India's top court has suspended a colonial-erasedition law pending a review. The decision will impact hundreds of people who have been charged under thecode which, rights groups say,... Read More


Indian curry loses its tang as Ukraine war puts cooking oil on backburner

France, May 8 -- Indians have been rationing cooking oil amid the rising cost of Ukrainian and Russian products and export curbs by Indonesia. The world's second-largest consumer market is now switchi... Read More


French liquor giant asks India to cut taxes on imported spirits

France, May 7 -- France's Pernod Richard has urged India to reducetaxes on foreign liquor, saying the levy is keeping brands beyond the reach of consumers. The appeal came after several states offered... Read More


India to vaccinate children aged 5-12 as Covid infections surge

France, May 1 -- India has approved Covid vaccines for childrenaged between 5 and 12 years of age following calls from experts, schools and parents to speed up the health drive that has seen millions ... Read More


Alarm bells ring as infections rise in Covid-hit Indian cities

France, April 23 -- Coronavirus infections spiked in India's national capital Delhi and other nearby cities as experts blamed the surge onthe abrupt easing of health restrictions, the reopening of tra... Read More


India's Supreme Court halts demolition spreeafter religious riots in Delhi

France, April 21 -- India's top court on Thursday put the brakes on state bulldozers tearing down walls and shops in Delhi after petitioners alleged they were targeted for Hindu-Muslim religious riots... Read More


SUNDAY: India holds its breath for the biggest ever demolition of illegal skyscrapers

France, April 15 -- Workers in the Indian city of Noidawere stripping the brickworkof two skyscrapers marked for demolition after they were deemed illegal by the courts. But town planners warn that In... Read More


Seaside Indian state rolls out Caravan tourism in 'God's Own Country'

France, April 11 -- India's Kerala state has flagged off its first caravan park and promised more as the latest attraction for Europeans who flock there but only to lounge in houseboats on the backwat... Read More