Sports minister urges support for Commonwealth Games

Robertson says it would be a 'tragedy' if teams refuse to travel to India

Stadium bridge collapse heightens Games fears

The build-up to the Commonwealth Games descended into chaos today when a bridge near the main venue for the Games collapsed. At least 23 construction workers were injured.

Gunmen fire at tourist bus in Delhi

Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot two tourists today near one of India's biggest mosques, police said.

Vedanta awaits ruling on contentious Orissa mine

Vedanta Resources is bracing itself for a crucial ruling by the Indian government this week on the company's planned bauxite mine in the eastern state of Orissa, which could finally lead to a decision on whether the project gets the go-ahead.

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Vedanta plans set back by tribal rights commission

Plans by Vedanta Resources to build a bauxite mine in the Indian state of Orissa were dealt a new blow yesterday when a government-appointed panel advised against the project.

Infinite curfew imposed amid Kashmir violence

Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew across violence-wracked Indian Kashmir today as anti-India protests and clashes between Kashmiri Muslims and government forces continued.

Osborne rebukes Fox over Trident

George Osborne delivered a public reprimand yesterday to Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary, over his demands for special help in paying the £20bn bill to renew Trident. The Chancellor told his Cabinet colleague that the cost would have to be fully met from the Ministry of Defence's core budget.

India welcomes Burmese general with open arms

India welcomed the head of Burma's isolated military government yesterday, despite international criticism and extended aid to the regime for railroad and agriculture projects, as New Delhi competes to assert its influence in the region.

Tory leader follows Burmese general on the Delhi trail

Burma's top military general began a five-day visit to India yesterday for talks aimed at deepening ties between the two South Asian neighbours. Pro-democracy advocates protested his arrival and promised to step up their demonstrations.

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US companies go head to head in battle to buy Scott Wilson

The American engineering company CHM Hill confirmed an offer for its UK peer, Scott Wilson, after making an audacious attempt to block a bid from a US rival.

Black box flight recorder found after India plane crash

The black box recorder from an Air India plane which crashed in south India has been found by investigators.

Human error may have caused Indian plane crash

India's civil aviation minister said today that human error might have caused the crash of an Air India Boeing 737-800 plane that killed 158 people over the weekend.

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