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Arrest of Indian rights activists sparks outrage

Aug 29, 2018

Arrest of Indian rights activists sparks outrage

Indian police arrested five outspoken lawyers and left-wing activists during raids across the country Tuesday that drew condemnation from opposition parties and rights watchdogs who said it was a crackdown on critics of the government. Police said the five had been detained for their links ...

Aug 19, 2018

India loses an icon

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a genuine statesmen, whose character and wisdom served India and the world well. He will be missed.

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Aug 18, 2018

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century. Authorities warned of more torrential ...

Death toll jumps to 164 in flooding in India's Kerala state

Aug 17, 2018

Death toll jumps to 164 in flooding in India's Kerala state

The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hot spot of Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region. Kerala's government has described the crisis — one of the worst ...