Indian rescuers scramble after building collapse in Lucknow

Rescuers in India were searching on Wednesday for at least five people believed to be trapped under rubble after a four-storey residential building collapsed in the northern city of Lucknow. At least 30 people were living in the Alaya apartment…

India to host virtual summit of over 120 developing nations

India will host a virtual summit of over 120 developing countries next week to share their economic woes in deliberations during its G-20 presidency this year, a top foreign ministry official said Friday. The summit on Jan. 12 and 13…

Indians demand justice for Delhi woman dragged to her death

Angry crowds gathered in Delhi on Tuesday, demanding justice for a scooter rider who was killed and dragged by a car for miles through the streets of India’s capital. Delhi police said the 20-year-old woman’s scooter collided with the car…

2 children killed in Kashmir blast day after four gunned down

Two children have been killed and five other civilians wounded in a blast in a village in Indian-administered Kashmir, a day after assailants sprayed bullets towards a row of homes in the same area, leaving at least four dead, police…

Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his novels about the Second World War struggle to liberate Paris and depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum, has died. He was 91. Lapierre died on Friday, a local…

Young Indians help revive coastal towns reeling from climate change

Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in the Indian state of Odisha, is a prominent biodiversity hotspot along the east coast with thousands of migratory birds visiting from different parts of the world every year. But over time, this…

‘RRR’ Screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad talks looking to Indian epics for story inspiration

In a candid on-stage presentation at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, “RRR” screenwriter, V. Vijayendra Prasad discussed looking to Indian epics for story inspiration. Prasad was speaking on Tuesday at a well-attended session titled ‘The…

Drugs: India police say rats ate 200kg of seized cannabis

Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg (440lb) of cannabis seized from dealers and kept in police stations. “Rats are tiny animals and they have no fear of the police. It’s difficult to protect the drug from…

World commemoration day of 8 billion population

The world today, 15 November, marks a major milestone as the global population reaches 8 billion. Tagged “8 Billion: A World of Infinite Possibilities’, Asia and Africa drove much of that growth and is expected to drive the next billion…

Modi to visit India’s bridge collapse site as people mourn

India’s prime minister was scheduled to visit the site in western India where a newly repaired 143-year-old suspension bridge collapsed into a river, sending hundreds plunging into the water and killing at least 134 in one of the country’s worst…

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