Sport Ice moves: Shiva Keshavan in Vancouver in 2010

When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.

LoC attack: 'Gross violation' of ceasefire as Indian soldiers killed by Pakistani troops along Kashmir

India's army has said five of its soldiers were killed when Pakistani troops opened fire at a post near the ceasefire line in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir today.

Activists from Manipur shout slogans against the federal government's lethal anti-insurgency law, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Victims of India’s dirty war in Manipur poised for justice

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Casual sex app 'Bang With Friends' sued by social games maker Zynga

Bang With Friends CEO Colin Hodge claims the app now has more than 1.1 million users

Protests spread across northern India after security forces shoot Muslim demonstrators

Striking and marches take place across Jammu and Kashmir region after four killed and 40 wounded

Indian policemen and paramilitary forces search for militants in residential houses after a militant attack on Indian army

Rebels kill five soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Five soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Monday in an attack by rebels on an army convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir on the eve of a visit by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.

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Gunmen storm base camp and kill nine tourists on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain

Police confirmed that at least nine tourists had been killed and said that the area had been sealed off

Nine tourists killed as gunmen storm mountain base camp in Pakistan

Police confirmed that at least nine tourists had been killed and said that the area had been sealed off

India lift the World Cup trophy at Lord’s in June 1983

The shot that made India cricket kings

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Subhash Chander will soon send his last message from the Central Telegraph Office in Delhi

After 163 years India sends its final telegram -(Stop): Mobile phones and the internet have superseded the once-essential service

Inside the whitewashed building with its British-era colonnades, people busied about their work over the constant chatter of an electronic printer. Paper would be torn off and the printer started again.

Kashmir: It's time for India take a risk

The removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which protects Indian troops from prosecution, would be a gesture of goodwill to Kashmir's population

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Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar was shot dead as he headed to work

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Gunmen have killed a Pakistani prosecutor who was leading investigations into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and a brutal attack on civilians in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Police and hospital staff shift Sanaullah Haq, a Pakistani prisoner, to an intensive care ward in a hospital in Jammu

Pakistani prisoner beaten in India in tit-for-tat assault

Indian prisoner died one day earlier after attack in Lahore jail

India houseboat murder: 'Dutch man confesses to killing British woman in Kashmir'

Suspect was found fleeing the scene with just his passport

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