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India: PM Narendra Modi’s party projected to win 4 out of 5 states, counts show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is set to keep control of India’s most populous state with a big majority, according to the count on Thursday of a state assembly vote that could offer clues to the national mood before a 2024 general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) coalition was leading in about 250 of […]

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India: Railway job aspirants set fire to train carriages in protests over unfair process

Angry mobs in eastern India have set fire to train carriages in protests over access to railway jobs that have seen police violently disperse crowds with tear gas and baton charges. Bihar state has been on edge since the start of the week over claims by young job applicants that an entrance exam for the […]

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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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Viral Video: Man runs after goat who stole paperwork from government office in India

After stealing files from a government office in India’s Kanpur city, a goat has become something of a social media celebrity. An employee of the Chaubepur block office can be seen sprinting after the animal that fled with some documents in its mouth in footage that has gone viral on the internet. कानपुर में बकरी […]

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Uber partners with Meta to make ride-booking via WhatsApp in India

Uber wants to make booking a ride in India as easy as sending a WhatsApp message. The San Francisco-based company has partnered with Meta (FB) to launch a ride booking ability via its WhatsApp service in India, the two tech firms said in a statement on Thursday. The integration allow people to book an Uber […]

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Uttar Pradesh: India’s most populous state reports surge in Zika virus cases

At least 89 people, including 17 children, have tested positive for the Zika virus in a district in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur’s chief medical officer, Dr Nepal Singh, told reporters there has been a surge in cases in the district. India reported its first confirmed cases of the virus in Gujarat […]

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School principal hangs kid upside down from the first floor of school building as punishment, inquiry ordered

A principal at a private school in India dangled a child upside down from the first floor of the school building as a punishment. The photograph of the boy dangling has gone viral on the internet. The Mirzapur district in-charge Praveen Kumar Laxkar, taking cognizance of the matter, has ordered the basic education officer to investigate […]

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India: Eight dead including four protesting farmers in violent clashes

Eight people including four protesting farmers in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India on Sunday. Violence broke out in the Lakhimpur Kheri district during a protest against agricultural reforms. Images on social media showed vehicles set on fire as people lay covered in blood. Opposition leaders have been stopped from visiting the families of […]

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India: Over half a million farmers rally against new agricultural laws

At least half a million farmers gathered in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to protest against new agriculture laws. The farmers want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal controversial farm legislation. Organisers described the rally as the biggest protest since their movement began last November. For days, buses and tractors have been ferrying farmers […]

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Boatman rescues 21-day-old baby girl abandoned, floating in the Ganges river

A boatman is being praised after he rescued a baby girl found floating in a wooden box in the Ganges river in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state. Gullu Chaudhary said he was alerted by the cries of the 21-day-old and found her wrapped in a red scarf in the box decorated with images of Hindu […]

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Man dresses as bride to meet his girlfriend as she was marrying someone else

A man in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh did something out of the ordinary to meet his girlfriend. He disguised himself as a woman in bridal attire to enter his girlfriend’s house as she was marrying someone else. However, after being caught by the people, he fled from the venue with his two friends […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine India: 20 people mistakenly given two different jabs for first and second dose

Twenty people in India have been given two different coronavirus jabs for their first and second doses. They were given a shot of Covishield (AstraZeneca) in early April, but then got the locally developed Covaxin as part of their second dose in May. India has not allowed the mixing of vaccines and studies are going […]