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French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga

  New Delhi, India | AFP | The less-than-supersonic sale of French Rafale fighter jets to India has highlighted the obstacles facing foreign arms firms seeking to do business with the world’s biggest weapons importer. India has signed a series of key defence deals under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as …

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India buys 36 Rafale fighter jets to counter China

New Delhi, India | AFP | India signed a deal Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets for 7.9 billion euros ($8.8 billion), France’s biggest ever such sale, as it seeks to bolster its military against an increasingly assertive China. Defence experts say the aircraft, manufactured by France’s Dassault, will …

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Mother Teresa elevated to sainthood

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun whose work with the poor of Kolkata made her an instantly recognisable global figure, will be proclaimed a saint on Sunday. Pope Francis will preside over a solemn canonisation mass in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims and with …

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Sick throng Indian capital’s new, high-tech clinics

New Delhi, India | AFP | For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes. But a spotless and air-conditioned clinic boasting innovative diagnostic technology and sharply-dressed doctors has just opened in …

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VIDEO: Indians demand for MP slots in Ugandan Parliament

VIDEO: The Indian community is Uganda has decried government’s reluctance to recognise them with special representation at various leadership levels in the country. They reason that being the backbone of Uganda’s economy, it is prudent that government offers them a stake in decision making, especially at the parliament level. Share …

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India’s Modi starts African tour to drum up business

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off a four-nation tour of Africa, vowing to be “a trusted friend” of Mozambique after talks with President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo. Modi set the tone for his continental visit by announcing a raft of cooperation agreements …

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China, India face huge mental health burden: study

Paris, France | AFP | China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, neurological …

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