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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 […]

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Man arrested for sexually abusing stray dogs

A shocking incident has come to light in India, a vegetable vendor in Maharashtra has been arrested for bestiality after it was discovered that he had tortured nearly 30 stray dogs. Ahmed Shahi in his 60s has allegedly abused several local dogs in Andheri, Mumbai. The incident came to light when a volunteer form an […]

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Man’s health deteriorates after electricity company sends him $1.1 million bill

A clerical error resulting in a sky-high electricity bill almost cost an elderly man his life in India’s Maharashtra state. Ganpat Naik, 80, was rushed to a local hospital after he complained of high blood pressure, all because of an error by the electricity distribution company sent him a bill of Rs. 80 crore (approximately […]

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Varavara Rao: 81-year-old jailed Indian poet granted temporary bail

An 81-year-old jailed Indian poet-activist, Varavara Rao, was granted bail for six months on medical grounds. Varavara Rao has been in poor health for several months and spent more than 150 days in hospital in the past year. Mr Rao has been under arrest for his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence that occurred on […]

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Indian fruit vendor stabs cow for eating a papaya from his cart

A fruit vendor in the Indian state of Maharashtra stabbed a cow after the animal ate a papaya from his cart at Murud in Raigad district. The fruit vendor, 35-year-old Taufiq Bashir Mujawar was arrested and charged with several sections of the Prevention to Animal Cruelty Act. After the cow gulped down the papaya, Mujawar […]