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Five dead in India from Nipah virus, dozens quarantined

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said Tuesday.We can confirm that five people have died from the Nipah virus,” Kerala state health surveillance officer …

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Maoist rebels kill six Indian policemen in bombing

NEW DELHI (Web Desk)  Maoist rebels killed six policemen Sunday with a roadside bomb in a remote forest in eastern India, where the guerrillas have been waging an insurgency for decades.Another officer was injured when their vehicle was hit in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, said senior state police …

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Modi opens controversial power station in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in India-held Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from Pakistan. The 330-megawatt Kisha­nganga hydropower station is one of the projects that India has fast-tracked in the disputed Himalayan region amid frosty ties between the two countries. “This …

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Shutdown in occupied Kashmir to protest Modi visit

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian occupied Kashmir came to a virtual standstill on Saturday as separatist groups called for a shutdown to protest a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muslim-majority region gripped by deadly new tensions and clashes with rival Pakistan. Shops shut and streets in the main city, …

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19 dead as truck loaded with cement overturns in India

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) A truck overturned in India on Saturday killing 19 labourers who were crushed under cement sacks that fell from the vehicle as it toppled, police said.Six others were injured in the accident which happened on a busy highway in western Gujarat state, the latest deadly crash …

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19 dead in India as Banaras flyover collapses

BANARAS (Web Desk) At least 19 people were killed on Tuesday when a flyover collapsed here in the city, Geo News reported citing Indian media.The bridge which was said to be under construction fell on vehicles passing underneath as well as pedestrians.Emergency response teams were working to recover the bodies …

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At Least 70 killed as Violent Wind, Sandstorms Hit India

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India, killing at least 70 people and injuring over 100 more, with officials warning of more bad weather to come.Winds of over 100 kilometers per hour struck parts of north, east and southern India late Sunday, uprooting trees, …

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Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Kabul (Web Desk) Seven Indian engineers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with their Afghan driver, police say. Gunmen grabbed them from a vehicle on the outskirts of the Baghlan provincial capital, Pul-e Khomri, on Sunday. No group has said it carried out the kidnapping. However, provincial governor Abdul Hai …

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22 arrested in India in three rape cases

BHUBANESWAR (Web Desk) Police have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Reports of sexual assault of children have dominated headlines in recent weeks, leading to an outpouring …

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