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India PM Narendra Modi condemns murder in cow’s name

India PM Narendra Modi condemns murder in cow’s name

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said murder in the name of cow protection is “not acceptable”. Many Hindus believe cows are sacred and killing them is banned in some states. Hours after Mr Modi’s comments, a Muslim man was reportedly killed by a mob who accused him of transporting beef in his car. On […]

Indian national arrested in Pakistan

Indian national arrested in Pakistan

An Indian national was arrested in Islamabad, allegedly over incomplete travel documents, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. The Indian national, whose name has not been disclosed, was arrested from the F-8 area of Pakistan’s capital for not having complete travel documentation, Samaa TV reported. A case has been filed under Article 14 of the […]

India: Six killed over child kidnap

India: Six killed over child kidnap

Mobs have killed six people in India’s Jharkhand state because of rumours of a child abduction ring, police say. Three people were beaten to death in Seraikela district on Thursday morning and three more were killed in Jamshedpur district in the evening. A senior police official told BBC Hindi that the incidents happened because of […]

Woman cuts off genitals of alleged rapist in India

Woman cuts off genitals of alleged rapist in India

A 23-year-old Indian woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu religious teacher in the southern state of Kerala, claiming he raped her for years. Police said the suspect, named as Gangeshananda Theerthapada, would come to the woman’s house to perform prayer rituals for her father’s health. Her mother had hoped the self-styled holy […]

Several missing after bridge collapse in India

Several missing after bridge collapse in India

At least two people have died and several others are feared missing after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in the Indian state of Goa. People had gathered on the bridge to watch emergency services rescue a man who had jumped into the Sanvordem river in Curchorem. Local media reported that more than 50 people were on […]

Pakistan ordered not to hang Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan ordered not to hang Indian ‘spy’

A top UN court has ordered Pakistan not to execute a former Indian navy officer convicted on charges of spying until it has had time to hear a case brought by India. India has argued in the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated international laws by not allowing it access to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. […]

India wedding deaths: 24 guests killed after wall collapses

India wedding deaths: 24 guests killed after wall collapses

At least 24 people were killed when a wall collapsed during a wedding party in northern India. The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack when a wall collapsed onto it in the storm. Another 26 people were injured in the accident in Bharatpur, a district in Rajasthan state, 15 of […]

India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce

India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce

India’s Supreme Court has formally opened hearings into a number of petitions challenging the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam. The court said it would examine whether the practice known as “triple talaq” was fundamental to the religion. India is one of a handful of countries in the world where a Muslim man can […]

2 Muslim men killed by mob over cow theft in India

2 Muslim men killed by mob over cow theft in India

Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country, police officials said Monday. Senior Assam state police official Mukesh Aggarwal said police have filed a criminal complaint and are trying to identify the members of […]