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Bipin Rawat: Sudden turn in weather downed India’s top commander’s chopper crash

A helicopter crash that killed the head of India’s armed forces and 13 others was caused by a pilot disoriented by a sudden turn in the weather. Gen Bipin Rawat was among those killed when the chopper hit a hillside and burst into flames in Tamil Nadu state in December. Conspiracy theories about the accident […]

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Farmers block PM Narendra Modi’s cavalcade for not sacking junior home minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being dubbed as a serious security lapse. Mr Modi was on his way to a memorial in the northern state when the route was blocked by protesting farmers. They were demanding the resignation of a […]

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India: App targets Muslim women, police investigation launched

Photographs of more than 100 Muslim women, including prominent actress Shabana Azami, wife of a sitting judge of Delhi High Court, multiple journalists, activists and politicians were displayed on the app for auction as “Bulli Bai”. After last July’s “Sulli Deals“, in which nearly 80 Muslim women were put up “for sale”, “Bulli Bai” was […]

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India is struggling to find buyers for its surplus Covid-19 vaccines

India is struggling to export its surplus of Covid-19 vaccines as logistical hurdles delay their use in many countries despite low levels of inoculation, vaccine producer the Serum Institute of India (SII) and a government official said on Tuesday. The SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker that produces the AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sputnik Covid-19 shots, […]

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National exam for high school students with misogynistic questions sparks outrage in India

High school students in India will be given full marks for a national exam question criticized as “blatantly misogynist” by the country’s opposition party. Parents and social media users also lashed out at India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which later apologized for the question and said it would be dropped from the paper […]

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Indian police foil plot by man who tried to fake his own death to avoid being returned to jail

Indian police say they have foiled a plot by a man who tried to fake his own death to avoid being returned to jail. Officers in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh say Sudesh Kumar, 36, murdered a man and tried to pass the body off as his own with the aid of his wife. […]

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Vinod Dua: Veteran Indian journalist passes away at 67

Indian journalist Vinod Dua passed away at the age of 67, his daughter confirmed on social media. “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away,” Mallika Dua, an actor and comic, announced her father’s death in a post on Instagram on Saturday. Dua, a pioneer in Hindi broadcast journalism, rose to prominence […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi announces repeal of controversial farm laws after a year of continuous protests

Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi’s borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their […]

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New Delhi wakes up to blanket of toxic smog as people defy fireworks ban on Diwali

Residents in the Indian capital, New Delhi, woke up to a blanket of toxic smog, breathing in the most polluted air of the year so far. The city has the worst air quality of all the world’s capitals, but Friday’s reading was the highest of 2021, as people paid the price for defying the fireworks […]

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Viral Video: Scrapped Air India plane gets stuck under foot-over-bridge in New Delhi

A video of a plane stuck underneath an over-bridge in the Indian capital, New Delhi has gone viral. The scrapped plane, which had reportedly been sold off, was being transported when it got stuck. The video shows traffic passing by the plane whose wings appear to have been removed. #WATCH An @airindiain plane ✈️ (not […]

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Salon ordered to pay $271,000 as damages for ‘botching’ haircare model’s haircut

A consumer court in India ordered a salon to pay ₹20 million,. approximately $271,000 in damages to a model for giving her a wrong haircut. It said the woman used to get assignments from hair product firms because of her long hair. But the salon chopped her hair short against her instructions, costing her a huge […]

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India: 9-year-old girl allegedly raped, murdered and forcefully cremated in New Delhi

The death of a nine-year-old girl after she was allegedly gang-raped, murdered, and set on fire while fetching water for her parents has sparked protests in India. The girl was sent by her mother to fetch water from the nearby crematorium in New Delhi on Sunday evening. An hour later, she was found dead with […]