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Five arrested in connection with Bengaluru sex assaults

Police make arrests after widespread outcry over mass molestation of women revelers on New Year's Eve in southern city.

Bangalore city

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India court bans religion, caste in election campaigns

Supreme Court rules elections must be secular as it warns parties which select candidates based on their backgrounds.

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India minister blames 'Western dress' for sex assaults

Politician under scrutiny after blaming victims' clothing for alleged mass molestation incident on New Years Eve.

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Christmas message leads to death threats in Pakistan

Son of former governor killed for supporting blasphemy law reforms threatened after solidarity messages with victims.

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Dozens feared trapped in Jharkhand coal mine collapse

At least five people killed and 40 others said to be trapped after mine collapses in eastern Indian state.

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Cash-swap deadline passes amid continued crisis

Opportunity to deposit discontinued currency notes ends as India looks to move ahead after demonetisation process.

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Kabul deplores exclusion from trilateral meeting

Russia, China, and Pakistan meet in Moscow to discuss "growing ISIL threat" in Afghanistan - the third in a series.

provincial capitals

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Toxic liquor kills 39 on Christmas day in Punjab

More than 150 people taken to clinics after consumption of brew by mainly Christian group in eastern Pakistan.

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India to build giant statue of medieval king Shivaji

At 192 metres and costing $530m, the memorial off Mumbai's coast will be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

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Google launches public toilet locator in Delhi

Initiative pinpoints more than 5,000 toilets as part of government's nationwide campaign against open defecation.

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US supports probe into Afghan VP over alleged assault

State Department backs Afghanistan's investigation into accusations of torture and sex abuse by Abdul Rashid Dostum.

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