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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 […]

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Couple sell their infant son for $2,050, spend all the money to buy second-hand car

A couple in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh allegedly sold their new born boy to a businessman for INR ₹150,000 (approximately USD $2,050) only to use the money to buy a second-hand car. The incident came to light after the infant’s maternal grandparents filed a police complaint against the parents at the Tirwa Kotwali […]

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More than 110 suspected Covid-19 bodies float in Indian river, authorities install nets to catch them

At least 110 bodies, many of them decomposed and bloated, were found floating in India’s Ganga river over the past couple of days. While 71 of the bodies have been fished out in Bihar’s Buxar district, at least 45 bodies were found in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state. Authorities are yet to confirm if the bodies […]

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Dozens of suspected Covid-19 corpses wash up on the banks of river Ganges

At least 40 human corpses have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials say. The bodies were discovered in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Some sections of the media have estimated as many as 100 bodies floating. The condition in which they have been found suggests that […]

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Covid-19 India: Man who asked oxygen for his dying grandfather faces criminal charges

India’s police are prosecuting a man who used Twitter to try to find oxygen for his dying grandfather. Officers in Uttar Pradesh state charged Shashank Yadav with spreading a rumour over oxygen shortages “with intent to cause… fear or alarm”. Officers in the town of Amethi claimed Mr Yadav’s “false tweet” had prompted other people […]

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India: 10 killed, 35 injured as truck falls into 35-feet deep ditch

At least 10 people were killed and over 30 injured after a truck fell into a roadside ditch in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. All the victims were men. The passengers were on their way to attend a religious gathering in the district’s Lakhna when the driver lost control and the truck […]

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Man who approached cops to find wife has finally found a bride

Uttar Pradesh resident Azeem Mansuri’s quest for love seems to have come to an end over five years. The two feet tall man from Kairana in Shamli district had recently appealed to UP Police to help him find a bride. After going viral on social media, Azeem has finally found his match in Hapur resident […]

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Husband stitches wife’s genitals over suspicion of affair

A man in India’s Uttar Pradesh state sewed up his wife’s genitals with an aluminium thread over suspicion of her engaging in an illicit affair. The incident took place the state’s Rampur district after the husband who works as a driver asked his wife to take a fidelity test. On the approval of the wife […]

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‘Pure’ vegetarian woman sues restaurant 10 million after they delivered non-vegetarian pizza to her

A vegetarian woman in India’s Uttar Pradesh state sued a restaurant INR ₹10 million (USD $138,000) after they delivered a non-vegetarian pizza to her. Deepali Tyagi from Ghaziabad city has said the pizza restaurant chain outlet spoiled her religious practices and hence demanded damages for it. In her petition, the woman said that she is […]