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Troop of revenge-driven monkeys kill at least 250 puppies by throwing them from height

A troop of revenge-driven monkeys killed at least 250 puppies by throwing them to the ground from high places in the Indian central western state of Maharashtra. The motivation for such fury is said to have stemmed from an incident in which a pack of dogs mauled a baby monkey to death. According to reports, […]

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India: Brother beheads pregnant sister for marrying man without family’s consent

Police in India arrested a teenager suspected of beheading his pregnant older sister. The woman, 19, had married a man without her family’s consent, local police officials said. She was making tea for her brother and mother when she was attacked with a sickle. The teenager and his mother then surrendered to the police. Police suspect […]

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At least 11 patients killed in fire at hospital Covid-19 ward in India

At least 11 patients have died after a fire broke out in a hospital’s Covid-19 ward in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, officials said. An official told local media that around 17 patients were in the ward in the city of Ahmednagar when the fire broke out. The remaining patients have been moved to […]

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Aryan Khan: Indian star Shah Rukh Khan’s son released from jail after arrest in drugs case

Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been released from a jail in Mumbai after he was arrested during a cruise ship drugs bust in a case that has gripped India. Aryan, 23, the eldest son of the actor dubbed the “King of Bollywood”, was detained earlier this month along with […]

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At least 47 killed in floods and landslides due to heavy monsoon rains in western India

Landslides triggered by monsoon rains hit western India killing at least 47 people and leaving thousands stranded, officials said. At least three landslides hit Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Thursday, a local official told the AFP news agency on Friday. In the latest incident being reported, 11 people succumbed after a landslide in Poladpur in Raigad […]

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2,500 people in India’s Mumbai injected with saline water instead of coronavirus vaccines

Thousands of people in India fell prey to an elaborate wide-ranging scam selling fake coronavirus vaccines, with doctors and medical workers among those arrested for their involvement. At least 12 fake vaccination drives were held in or near the financial hub Mumbai, in the country’s western Maharashtra state, Vishal Thakur, a senior official of the […]

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Stan Swamy: Jailed tribal activist dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

Jailed tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, 84, died of a cardiac arrest in India’s Mumbai City. The Jesuit priest, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, was moved to a private hospital in May after he tested positive for Covid-19. Swamy, the oldest person to be accused of terrorism in India, was arrested in October 2020. He […]

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India: 18 killed in fire at chlorine dioxide chemical plant near Pune city

Eighteen people were killed in a fire at a chemical factory on the outskirts of Pune city, India. Some 37 workers were trapped at the building premises when the blaze started around 3:45pm on Monday. When fire personnel reached the site, smoke was billowing from the compound and the firemen had to break walls to […]

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Poultry farmer approaches cops after his hens stop laying eggs

A poultry farm in Maharashtra approached the police claiming that hens at his farm have stopped laying eggs after consuming the feed manufactured by a particular firm. The incident was reported in Pune district. “The complainant is a poultry farm owner. He and at least four other poultry farm owners in his area also faced […]

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Covid-19 India: Oxygen interruption kills 22 people on ventilators as infections mount

At least 22 people died at a hospital in western India after a disruption to their oxygen supply caused by a leaking tank on Wednesday. The incident in the city of Nashik, one of India’s worst-hit areas, happened after the tank of oxygen leaked, said Rajesh Tope, the health minister of Maharashtra. “Patients who were […]

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Mumbai: 17-year-old student confesses to stealing 26 high-end bicycles worth $5,314

A 17-year-old school student in the Indian city of Mumbai confessed to having stolen 26 high-end bicycles after a woman whom he stole from lodged a complaint about her lost bike. The incident occurred in the city’s Kandivali area. After noticing that her bike was missing from the parking lot of her apartment, the woman […]

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126 million people in India’s Maharashtra state face tighter restrictions amid COVID surge

Tighter restrictions were imposed in the Indian state of Maharashtra affecting over 126 million people from Monday following a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections. On Monday, India reported over 100,000 daily infections of which more than half of those were in Maharashtra, which has India’s largest city Mumbai as its capital. Maharashtra […]