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Married woman raped at knifepoint in india

Married woman raped at knifepoint in india

INDIA: A married woman was allegedly raped at knifepoint by her neighbour in Weela Teja village, police said Wednesday. The incident took place on Sunday night when the woman’s husband, a driver, was not present at the house, Fatehgarh Churian police station SHO Rajesh Kakkar said. The accused identified as Harpreet Singh knocked at the […]

Man killed by white tiger in Indian zoo

Man killed by white tiger in Indian zoo

In a hair-raising incident, witnessed by scores and captured live on many cameras, a 200-kg white tiger mauled and killed a youth after he fell into the animal’s moat in the Delhi Zoo, eyewitnesses and officials said Tuesday. The incident, which took place between 12.30 pm and 1 pm, created a sensation and word soon […]

180 dead in Nepal monsoon floods

180 dead in Nepal monsoon floods

Authorities in Nepal and neighbouring India have sent food, medical supplies and tents to areas where monsoon floods have displaced thousands and killed at least 180 people in recent days. Four helicopters with relief supplies and medical workers were sent to cut-off villages in western Nepal, Jhanka Nath Dhakal of the National Emergency Operation Centre […]

Freak accident kills 3 Indian friends

Freak accident kills 3 Indian friends

Three young Indians died on the spot in a road accident on Thursday, when their vehicle hit a parked truck on the Sharjah-Al Ain Road. The three friends were travelling from Sharjah International Airport to Al Ain, when their vehicle hit the heavy vehicle, parked at the side of the road, at Suhan, on the […]

Woman gang-raped, thrown out of auto rickshaw in India

Woman gang-raped, thrown out of auto rickshaw in India

Kolkata, India: A 24-year-old mother of two was allegedly gang-raped and thrown out of a moving auto rickshaw in an unconscious state at Akra in South 24 Parganas district, a Kolkata suburb. Additional Superintendent of Police, South 24 Parganas (West) Rabindranath Abharu said four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. However, the […]

Thousands flee homes as fear of 2008-like flood fuels panic in Bihar

Thousands flee homes as fear of 2008-like flood fuels panic in Bihar

PATNA: Thousands of people have fled their homes fearing the worst after government issued an alert over likely floods in Supaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, Purnea, Khagaria and Madhepura districts of the Kosi region, according to reports reaching here. People in the region feared a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after […]

Malaria claims 76 lives in Tripura

Malaria claims 76 lives in Tripura

AGARTALA: At least 76 people have died of malaria in the state during the past one and a half months, the state government on Sunday said. The deaths occurred mostly in the tribal dominated areas since mid-June till date, health and family welfare minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters here. “Insurgency has ravaged the state for […]

Sri Lanka apologises for ‘derogatory’ article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

Sri Lanka apologises for ‘derogatory’ article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army’s website, the island nation’s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. A statement posted on the Lankan Defence Ministry website, said, “We extend an unqualified apology to […]

Is India’s construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

Is India’s construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

Up to 200 people are feared buried under the debris of the landslide in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Environmental experts are blaming the flattening of hilly slopes for agriculture and a construction boom for Wednesday morning’s landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people in the western […]

India landslide: Hopes fade for survivors as toll rises to 66

India landslide: Hopes fade for survivors as toll rises to 66

India landslide: Hopes fade for survivors as toll rises to 66 6 hours ago No survivors have been found in more than 40 hours Hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village in western India on Wednesday are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66, officials said. Bad […]