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SHOCKING: Sink hole swallows vehicles in India

SHOCKING: Sink hole swallows vehicles in India

At least 10 people were injured when a road cave-in swallowed a Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus and a Honda City car in Chennai’s Anna Salai on Sunday. The cave-in formed a giant crater on the arterial road. This is the second such cave-in in Anna Salai in 10 days. Reports say that the crater may […]

Indian girl found in jungle not raised by monkeys

Indian girl found in jungle not raised by monkeys

A child dubbed “Mowgli Girl” after she was discovered in a forest in Northern India exhibiting signs of a feral upbringing was not raised by monkeys, Indian officials have said. It had been reported the girl had been discovered by forest rangers, who said she had been living with monkeys in a nature reserve in […]

Indian shot dead in Washington

Indian shot dead in Washington

India has received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the death of its national in the US’ Washington state and is coordinating with the investigative agencies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. The Minister also said that the Indian Consulate in San Francisco is helping the family of 26-year-old Vikram Jaryal, […]

German national stabbed and robbed in India

German national stabbed and robbed in India

A 19-year-old German national, who is on his second visit to India, was stabbed and robbed by two men near Kashmere Gate in north Delhi on Friday, police said on Saturday. According to police, Benjamin Scolt was returning from Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw on Friday night when he was attacked at around 11pm. A […]

India, Israel sign $2-B weapons deal

India, Israel sign $2-B weapons deal

India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what’s being described as the “largest defense contract” ever signed by the military exporting giant. The deal will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries provide India with an advanced defense system of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications technology, the company said in […]

German tourist sexually assaulted in India

German tourist sexually assaulted in India

A 38-year-old German woman tourist was allegedly sexually assaulted at Mamallapuram beach. In her complaint to the police, the victim alleged that she was forcibly taken away and sexually assaulted by some men, a district police official told PTI. The official said the incident took place when the victim was taking a stroll alone along […]

India: Policeman Killed, 20 Troopers Injured

India: Policeman Killed, 20 Troopers Injured

A police constable was killed and 20 other security personnel were injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Sunday evening, a police official said. Terrorists hurled the grenade on a police party next to Ganjbaksh Park in Nowhatta area at around 7.00 pm when they were withdrawing from there after day long law and […]

SHOCKING: Minor girl raped inside temple in India

SHOCKING: Minor girl raped inside temple in India

The incident took place when the 11-year-old girl went inside the temple for ‘Darshan’ of the Lord late on Friday night when the shrine was virtually deserted, they said. Taking advantage of the situation, a 28-year-old youth escorted her to the bathing mandap of the Lord and raped her before fleeing. The victim was rescued […]

India state to give life sentences for cow slaughter

India state to give life sentences for cow slaughter

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu hardliners push for tougher protections for the holy animal. Under the stiffened penalties passed by Gujarat’s state assembly, anyone caught transporting cows for slaughter could also face up to 10 […]

India: Meat sellers on indefinite strike

India: Meat sellers on indefinite strike

Even as thousands of meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh shut shops for an indefinite period from Monday, the BJP-led government clarified that the crackdown was directed only against illegal slaughterhouses. “The move aims to ensure health safety of the people by ensuring safe and clean meat to them”, state Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma said. “Our […]