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‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he had not released the video until now because ...

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Nana Addo leaves for ISA summit in India

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo – Addo today [Thursday], 8th March 2018, left the country to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit in New Dehli, India, on the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. The summit will be hosting 25 Heads of State and Government, and will provide a platform for co-operation ...

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in firefight across tense Kashmir frontier

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges. A decades-old dispute over the mostly Muslim Himalayan region of Kashmir, claimed in full but ruled in part by both Pakistan and India, has heated ...

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‘Leak’ in world’s biggest database worries Indians

Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens’ personal details were being sold for as little as 500 rupees ($7.8;£5.8) online. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) wants a probe into “unauthorised access” to its database. But it said biometric data was safe. The Tribune newspaper claimed ...

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Indian teenagers expelled from school for hugging

A hug between two teenagers in southern India has snowballed into a national controversy after their school expelled them for a “public display of affection”. The BBC’s Ashraf Padanna spoke to them. After she had sung on stage in a competition at St Thomas Central School in Kerala, the 15-year-old asked her friend, a boy of 16, how she had ...

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India: Bus passenger arrested over smelly socks

Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers on a bus. They told the BBC they had lodged a complaint against Prakash Kumar, 27, for “causing a public nuisance”. The incident occurred en route to the capital, Delhi, after Mr Kumar removed his shoes and socks. The stench ...

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Ghana, India film industries sign MoU

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ghanaian film makers and their counterparts in India. Mike Ocquaye Jnr., Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, made this revelation at the premiere of Indian stage play ‘Niyati’ last weekend at the National Theatre. The High Commissioner told JoyNews that the two countries have agreed to have a work relationship for their ...

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U-17 World Cup: Ghana thump India 4-0 to top Group A

Ghana’s Black Starlets proved too strong for hosts India, as they won 4-0 in the final Group A match of the ongoing U-17 World Cup tournament on Thursday. The Starlets needed to win to be sure of a place in the second round, but their great start to the match was not rewarded with goals as their usual trait of ...

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India Supreme Court rules sex with child bride is rape

India’s Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. The clause, which was part of India’s law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his wife was permissible as long as she was over 15 years of age. The age of consent in India is 18, but marital rape ...

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India: Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian

Police in the Indian capital Delhi have arrested five people after a video circulated showing what appears to be a mob severely beating a Nigerian man. They have also detained the Nigerian, whom some residents accused of theft. The video shows four or five men using sticks to beat a man of African appearance who has been tied to a ...

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