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OP-ED: The influence of Mahatma...

OP-ED: The influence of Mahatma...

Julian Francis

Thu, Oct 1 2020

What would he have thought of the world today?

Floods, coronavirus hobble 2 poorest...

Floods, coronavirus hobble 2 poorest...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 28 2020

The floods in Assam, where at least nine one-horned rhinos have drowned in an inundated national park,...

OP-ED: A journey of 50 years

OP-ED: A journey of 50 years

Julian Francis

Thu, Jul 23 2020

A few special moments over the years

Lightning kills 107 in India...

Lightning kills 107 in India...

South Asia

Fri, Jun 26 2020

Some 83 people were killed in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar after being struck by lightning,...

A safer haven

A safer haven

Wasif Jamal Khan

Sun, Feb 2 2020

When it comes to taking care of the stateless, Bangladesh fares better than most

Bihar minister: Farakka barrage must...

Bihar minister: Farakka barrage must...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 2 2019

The Farakka barrage was constructed in the early 60s with the main purpose of helping flush out sediment...

113 killed in India as late monsoon...

113 killed in India as late monsoon...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 30 2019

An official said that at least 93 people had died in most populous Uttar Pradesh since Friday after its...

Assam, Bihar flood tolls now 156

Assam, Bihar flood tolls now 156

South Asia

Sun, Jul 21 2019

The flood bulletin said over 132 thousand displaced people have moved to 689 relief camps and 240 relief...

'Brain fever' death toll passes 150...

'Brain fever' death toll passes 150...

South Asia

Mon, Jun 24 2019

Authorities said 152 children have died in districts across the eastern state, with 131 in two hospitals...

Hundreds of human skeletal remains found...

Hundreds of human skeletal remains found...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 22 2019

One or two of the dead bodies were found charred and many skeletons were found strewn on the ground or...

Severe heat kills 49 in Bihar

Severe heat kills 49 in Bihar

South Asia

Sun, Jun 16 2019

Most of the victims were aged above 50 and were rushed to hospitals in semi-conscious state with symptoms...

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children...

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children...

South Asia

Wed, Jun 12 2019

The children all showed symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), senior health official Ashok Kumar...

Indian schoolgirls beaten with sticks...

Indian schoolgirls beaten with sticks...

South Asia

Tue, Oct 9 2018

The girls suffered minor injuries and were released from hospital over the weekend

India takes over children's shelters...

India takes over children's shelters...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 3 2018

About 1,300 shelters are unregistered, according to the NCPCR, which means they operate illegally and...

Fish in hospital as rains kill 80 in...

Fish in hospital as rains kill 80 in...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 30 2018

A 150-year-old iron bridge was closed as water levels rose to touch its base

Indian police widen investigation into...

Indian police widen investigation into...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 24 2018

More than 100 cases of women being raped were reported daily in India in 2016

Storms kill at least 47 as India temperatures...

Storms kill at least 47 as India temperatures...

South Asia

Tue, May 29 2018

Nearly 200 people have died in Uttar Pradesh this month in powerful sandstorms

Study: Gender discrimination kills 239,000...

Study: Gender discrimination kills 239,000...

South Asia

Tue, May 15 2018

The problem was most pronounced in northern India with states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Madhya...

Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 14 years...

Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 14 years...

South Asia

Sat, Mar 24 2018

He was awarded seven years each under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, and...

Is India’s parliamentary democracy at...

Is India’s parliamentary democracy at...

South Asia

Sat, Mar 24 2018

During the budget session, only two bills could be passed

All-woman Mahadalit band smashes stereotypes...

All-woman Mahadalit band smashes stereotypes...

South Asia

Fri, Jan 19 2018

Initially, the 10-member band was ridiculed by their families and other villagers, but they refused to...