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  • 10 killed in stone quarry blast in India

    Ten workers are killed in a powerful explosion in a stone quarry in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • 33 killed as bus plunges into gorge in Maharashtra

    At least 33 people were killed when a bus carrying them fell into a 500 feet deep gorge in western Indian state of Maharashtra, senior officials say.

  • 2 cops get death over custodial killing of youth in India

    An Indian court sentences death penalty for two policemen in Kerala state over torturing and killing a youth in police custody in 2005.

  • Fire in Indian residential building kills 5

    Five people are killed after a devastating fire broke out inside a residential building in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district.

  • Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting

    Three rebels are killed in a gun battle with Indian troops in disputed Kashmir, police say.

  • Building collapse kills 3 in India

    A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police say.

  • Another horrific gang-rape in India

    Indian police yesterday said that 17 men have been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl over several weeks, in the country's latest horrific sexual assault case.

  • Indian SC for new law to curb mob lynching, cow vigilantism

    The Supreme Court of India says the incidents of mob lynching and cow vigilantism cannot be allowed to become a new norm, and asks the parliament to consider enacting a new law with provision for deterrent punishment to effectively deal with such incidents.

  • 'India to make visa easy for foreigners'

    India will further smoothen the process of granting visa for foreigners and is implementing the Immigration Visa Foreigners’ Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) in a mission mode for their safety and convenience, the country's Home Minister Rajnath Singh says.

  • 47 killed in India road crash

    At least 47 people are killed and 11 others injured as a bus fell into a deep gorge in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, a senior police official of the country says.

  • 4 BSF men killed on Jammu border

    Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, are killed and five wounded in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir state, a senior BSF officer says.

  • Nipah virus death toll rises to 17 in India

    Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus is confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official says.

  • Storms, lightning kill 47 in India

    Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India kills at least 47 people, officials say, the latest deaths from freak weather that has battered the country this month.

  • Indian child dies from mother's breast milk

    An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police say.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM flies to Kolkata tomorrow

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is to leave Dhaka for Kolkata on May 25 morning on a two-day official visit to India at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • India splutters in anger after toilet water used for train tea

    An Indian tea vendor caught on video taking water from a train toilet before selling his drinks to passengers is fined amid heightened concern in India over food safety.

  • Indian court jails popular guru for life over teen rape

    An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer says.

  • Indian school students warned against cyber crimes

    School students are warned against cyberbullying, in the recent safety guidelines published by Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.

  • BJP lawmaker held over rape as protests mount

    Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators say.

  • Millions of Indian students to resit exam after test leaked

    India vows to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals.

  • Indian court probing constitutional validity of Muslim polygamy

    India’s top court has agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the prevailing practices of polygamy and 'nikahhalala' among Muslims and asked the government and the Law Commission to give their view on the issues.

  • 26 killed in India road accident

    At least 26 people are killed when a truck carrying them skids off the road and overturns in Bhavanagar district of the western Indian state of Gujarat.

  • BJP leads in Tripura, Nagaland; Congress ahead in Meghalaya

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appears on course to dethrone the 25-year-old rule of the Left parties in Tripura state and capture power in alliance with a regional party in Nagaland while Congress is poised to be the single largest party in Meghalaya as counting of votes in the elections to the three north-eastern states neared the end.

  • 10 Maoists killed in India’s Chhattisgarh

    At least 10 Maoists, including a top leader, are gunned down in an encounter near Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in India.

  • 18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding: official

    Rescuers have discovered nine more bodies beneath the ruins of an Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official says.

  • Ex-Maldives president urges India to resolve crisis

    Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed calls for India to send an envoy backed by its military to free Supreme Court judges and other detainees held by the government following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

  • India's budget focuses on rural economy ahead of elections

    India unveils its budget for the fiscal year starting April 1 on Thursday, in what is being seen as a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain fiscal discipline without stifling economic growth ahead of general elections next year.

  • Making CCTV cameras mandatory in local buses

    The 2012 Nirbhaya incident in Delhi shook the world. The aftermath of this harrowing incident not only raised concerns for female commuters but gave rise to a whole lot of similar incidents.

  • SA beat India by 72 runs in Cape Town

    Seamer Vernon Philander takes career-best figures as rampant South Africa claim a 72-run victory over India at Newlands on Monday.

  • Mumbai shopping complex fire kills 14

    At least 14 people including 12 women are killed and 19 others injured when a fire broke out in a roof-top pub of a building during a birthday celebration shortly after midnight in Mumbai, officials say.