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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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Apple places Indian iPhone factory on ‘probation’ citing poor working and living worker conditions

Apple has placed an iPhone factory in southern India “on probation” following protests over food poisoning and living conditions. An audit by Apple found that remote dining rooms and dormitories used by workers did not meet requirements. Around 250 women who worked at the Foxconn plant were affected by food poisoning, with more than 150 […]

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More than 150 employees at iPhone maker Foxconn hospitalised in India, workers protest

More than 150 employees at a Foxconn India factory that makes iPhones for Apple Inc were hospitalised for food poisoning. “There was an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal disease reported among the Foxconn employees,” the statement from the Thiruvallur district administration said. Almost all have now been discharged, the district government said. It said 256 workers […]

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India’s highest ranking military officer, his wife and 11 others killed in helicopter crash

India’s Defence Chief Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other people were killed after a military helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southern India on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force said. Rawat, 63, was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in late 2019. […]

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India: 35 dead, dozens missing after heavy rains sweep southern states

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens more remain missing after heavy rains battered parts of southern India, destroying houses and flooding roads, officials said Monday. Flash floods triggered by consistent heavy rain killed at least 32 people in Andhra Pradesh, according to the state’s government. The rainfall began late last week, submerging […]

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Indian man kills himself as offering to God for getting bank job

An man in India from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district died of suicide after getting a bank job. Naveen, 32, had been frustrated in life as he was unable to get a job. He had prayed that if he were to get a job, then he would give up his life and “be with […]

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India’s manufacturing capital Chennai comes to a standstill as heavy rains flood city

India’s manufacturing capital Chennai has come to a standstill with many areas flooded after the southern Indian coast was battered by heavy rainfall overnight, prompting authorities to issue warnings and evacuate people from low-lying areas. Local media showed footage of cars submerged under water, uprooted trees and people being rescued on rubber boats in various […]

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Indian retail staff finally win the right to sit down after years of standing up

The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu became the second Indian state to enshrine the “right to sit” for retail staff in law. The order requires store owners to provide seating and let employees take the weight off their feet whenever possible during the working day. India’s fast-growing retail sector is a pillar of the […]

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Face mask removed from stomach of Siberian Husky highlights Covid-19 waste problem

The coronavirus pandemic brought chaos around the world and one big issue — the disposal of masks and PPE kits. In a viral video from India’s Tamil Nadu state veterinarians removed a face mask from the stomach of a Siberian Husky. The clip was shared over the internet by Supriya Sahu. The masks we carelessly […]

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Couple wed mid-air to get around Covid-19 restrictions, invite 160 guests

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of restrictions with it, affecting one and all. People are finding a way around the curfew rules and restrictions. In one such viral instance a couple from India’s Madurai city in Tamil Nadu state, got married mid-air to get around the 50 person cap […]

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Monkeys kidnap 8-day-old infant throw her in the drain from roof

An eight-day-old baby girl died after monkeys allegedly threw the infant from the roof of her home. Twin infant girls were sleeping at their house in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu state when they were attacked by monkeys on Saturday. Their mother, Bhuvaneshwari, heard her children crying, saw them being taken from the […]

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Tamil Nadu: 19 dead, dozens injured after explosion rocks fire cracker factory

At least 19 persons were killed, over 30 injured after an explosion rocked a firecracker factory in India’s Tamil Nadu State. The explosion took place around 1:30pm in near Sivakasi in the Virudhunagar district on Friday, around 500 kilometres from state capital Chennai. PTI news agency reported that 10 fire fighting units rushed to the […]