An enormous oil well fire that raged for more than five months in the northeast Indian state of Assam has finally been extinguished, officials said on Sunday. Engineers from state-run Oil India Limited (OIL) had battled the blaze in Assam state since an explosion on June 9, weeks after the[…]
China’s official military newspaper has said that India has returned a Chinese soldier who had strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayan region where both sides have been locked in a tense standoff. The soldier was handed over early on Wednesday morning, according to the PLA[…]
Netflix has released three episodes of its four-part series about Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations after a state court lifted an injunction, a lawyer for the world’s largest streaming service said on Monday. The Bad Boy Billionaires: India documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara[…]
A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai has collapsed in the early morning hours as residents slept inside, killing at least 10 people, according to local reports. A further 20 to 25 people are reportedly trapped in the building in Bhiwandi – about 40km (25 miles) from Mumbai –[…]
China has carried out “provocative military movements” in the Himalayan border area disputed between the two countries overnight from Saturday to Sunday, according to an Indian army statement, in a fresh flare-up between the two nuclear-armed countries. Indian troops pre-empted Chinese army’s activity on the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh,[…]
Police in Delhi were “complicit and an active participant” in the February violence in which 53 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, according to an investigation by Amnesty International India. “The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020,[…]
At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a passenger jet skidded off a hilltop runway after landing in heavy rain in the southern city of Kozhikode in Kerala. Hardeep Singh Puri, the Indian civil aviation minister, told ANI news agency on Saturday 18 people[…]
India’s coronavirus cases have passed two million, hitting another grim milestone in the pandemic that has killed more than 41,000 people in the world’s second-most populous country. The health ministry on Friday said 62,538 cases – the highest one-day jump – were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the[…]
The UN Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request on Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region’s semi-autonomy a year ago. The United Nations’s most powerful body did not take any action or issue a statement after the virtual meeting[…]
Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed at least eight workers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods, landslides and lightning to nearly 200 since late May. Bhagawati Nepal, deputy mayor of the affected Melamchi municipality, a small town[…]
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