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India slaughters thousands of birds amid deadly bird flu outbreak

Mass culling of birds have been ordered in India after an avian flu outbreak was detected in several states. Cases of bird flu have been reported in capital New Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. New Delhi has closed the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market, the biggest in the […]

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Family members set father on fire for objecting to daughter’s affair

A 55-year-old father was allegedly set on fire by his family members after he objected to to his daughter’s affair with a man. The father, Mohammad Aamir succumbed to his injuries during treatment at the hospital. Before his death Aamir gave a statement to the police naming his daughter, son, wife and his nephew poured […]

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Man leaves keys in car, robbers drive off vehicle with wife still inside

Two robbers drive away a car with owner still inside the vehicle. A couple had gone to their children’s school to deposit the fees, while the man went inside the campus, his wife decide to wait in the car. The man, Rajeev Chand left the keys inside the car where his wife, Ritu stayed back […]

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Fire at newborn care unit in India kills 10 infants

10 infants were killed in a fire at a hospital in India’s western state of Maharashtra. The staff managed to rescue seven infants from the blaze before firefighters arrived at the Bhandara District Hospital in the western state of Maharashtra. The cause of the fire is not yet known and an investigation is under way. […]

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Mob in India beat to death endangered Ganges river dolphin

Three people involved in the killing of  the endangered Ganges river dolphin were arrested after a video of the grim incident went viral on social media. Police officers found  the dolphin’s carcass on the embankment of the Sharda canal in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh state. Nine other people involved the brutal attack are […]

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Wedding goes off script when groom runs away, forcing bride to wed one of the guest

A wedding went off script after a groom fled from his own wedding venue, forcing the bride to take vows with one of the guests present at the ceremony. The incident took place at a village in India – Tarikere taluk, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka. According to reports the groom, Naveen, sneaked out from his own […]

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Court shows green light on Modi’s mega $2.7 billion ‘legacy’ project

India’s top court allowed the federal government to proceed with the redevelopment project in capital New Delhi which also incudes the construction of a new parliament building. The government would be spending $2.7 billion to convert lush green open spaces into concrete structures to house major government offices. This comes amid the shrinking Indian economy […]

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Bird flu scare grips several Indian states after geese, ducks and crows fall dead

Multiple cases of avian influenza were confirmed among birds in several Indian states. Himachal Pradesh: Around 1,700 migratory birds, most of them bar-headed geese, have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in and around Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam lake In Kangra district. The sale and purchase of poultry has also been banned in some parts […]

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Crematorium roof collapses in India; 25 dead, 17 injured

Twenty-five people were killed and seventeen injured after a roof of a shelter at a cremation ground in India’s Uttar Pradesh state collapsed on Sunday. The incident occurred in Ghaziabad district when several people had taken shelter under the recently constructed structure while it rained. All the dead were men and relatives or neighbours of […]

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India formally approves Oxford/AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

India formally approved two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use as the nation prepares for one of the world’s biggest inoculation drives. The drugs regulatory authority gave the green light to the jabs developed by AstraZeneca with Oxford University and by local firm Bharat Biotech. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it “a decisive turning point”. India […]

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India Covid-19: Expert committee recommends drug regulator to approve use of two vaccines

India’s drug regulator recommended the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by the state. Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation recommended grant of permission for restricted emergency use of Oxford –AstraZeneca’s vaccine, locally manufactured by Serum Institute of India […]

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly undergoes angioplasty after heart attack

Sourav Ganguly, 48, former India captain and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was in a stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. He developed chest pains while exercising and has now had surgery. Doctors said Ganguly had an angioplasty at a hospital in Kolkata and would […]