INDIA

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 […]

Tamil Nadu blames Lanka over talks

Tamil Nadu blames Lanka over talks

The Tamil Nadu government is committed to continuing the talks between representatives of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan fishermen to resolve their issues. However, the second round of talks held in Colombo made no progress because of the premeditated stance of the Sri Lankan officials, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal said, according to The […]

Bangalore again: 17-year-old seminary student gangraped by three

Bangalore again: 17-year-old seminary student gangraped by three

Bangalore: A 17-year-old seminary student was allegedly raped in the city’s north-east suburb on Wednesday by three unidentified men, a police official said late Thursday. “According to a complaint filed by the victim today (Thursday), the incident happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when the three accused had barged into the Sisters of Holy Nativity premises at […]

Ugandan woman raped in Delhi

Ugandan woman raped in Delhi

New Delhi: Two men, in their early 20s, were arrested for raping a Ugandan woman in a moving car in Delhi, police said Friday. The accused were arrested following the 35-year-old victim’s complaint lodged at the Vasant Kunj police station after the incident Thursday night. In her complaint, the woman said the two men abducted […]

Indian girl, 6, allegedly raped by school gym instructors

Indian girl, 6, allegedly raped by school gym instructors

NEW DELHI—A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men on the premises of a school in India’s technology hub Bangalore, police said Thursday. The attack took place on July 2, but the child’s parents did not find out she was assaulted until earlier this week after she complained of a stomach ache and was […]

Illegal entry stalls exit of 121 Indians from Iraq

Illegal entry stalls exit of 121 Indians from Iraq

CHANDIGARH: Punjabi youths working in strife-torn Iraq are having a difficult time trying to return to India as many are without a valid visa. Many of them had visitor visas for Dubai and entered Iraq illegally to seek jobs. Visas of at least 121 youths from Jalandhar and Fatehgarh Sahib have expired at least two […]