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Outrage as Indian workers crush elderly woman's body

2016-08-27 09:39

A video of hospital workers crushing the body of an elderly woman and hoisting it from a pole because of a shortage of ambulances, has become the second incident in a week to spark outrage in India.

India cows get glow-in-the-dark horns to stop crashes

2016-08-23 21:05

Police in central India have been sticking glow-in-the-dark strips on the horns of stray cattle to prevent motorists from crashing into the animals as they wander across roads at night.

Man blames 'spiritual powers' for swallowing 40 knives

2016-08-23 14:16

An Indian policeman who spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed says that "spiritual powers" made him do it.

Mentally disabled found naked, filthy in Indian hospital

2016-08-19 08:29

Scores of fly-infested mentally disabled patients have been found naked and filthy at a government-run hospital in India, prompting an outcry, a charity worker says..

Must see to believe: Lewis Pugh and his Mumbai beach garbage dump adventure

2016-08-17 21:15

A Capetonian describes how he encountered a sea of plastic and very few fish on the biggest beach cleanup in history at Mumbai's beaches.

Bangladesh has jumbo problem with rescued elephant

2016-08-14 17:36

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital after it was carried from India to Bangladesh by raging floodwaters and became stuck in a swampy area.

Hundreds of bypassers ignore hit-and-run victim dying in road

2016-08-12 16:59

A long stream of vehicles and people have passed by an injured man struck by a truck on a New Delhi street, leaving him to die.

Modi urges end to attacks on low-caste Indians

2016-08-07 20:33

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged a halt to attacks on low-caste Indians, seeking to defuse mounting anger among Dalits over the public flogging of four villagers by cow-protection vigilantes.

Huge effort to save flood-stranded elephant

2016-08-06 14:19

Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded by floods in Bangladesh for more than a month are hampering efforts to rescue it.

Gunmen kill 12 in attack on market in northeast India

2016-08-05 20:39

Gunmen have opened fire on a busy market in a restive area of northeast India, killing 12 people and wounding several others.

 

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

2016-08-24 18:58

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges and its tributaries exceeding the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people in north and eastern India.

Flooding in Indian holy city halts cremations

2016-08-23 18:37

India's holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the sacred river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains have hit parts of the country.

How India can stem the rising scourge of racism against Africans

2016-08-22 19:51

India has seen a rise in incidents of racism by its citizens against foreign nationals, especially Africans, in recent times. As a country with the largest diaspora communities, India needs to be particularly worried by this development.

Yoga, but no sex or spices for 'oldest man to have ever lived'

2016-08-18 20:17

Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who has said he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

2 kids and a man dead after killer kites slit throats

2016-08-17 15:47

Two children and a man have died in the Indian capital after their throats were slit by glass-covered strings used for flying kites during Independence Day celebrations, according to police.

Race on to find 17 missing after Indian trawler sinks

2016-08-13 22:31

Seventeen fishermen are missing after an Indian trawler sank off the coast of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1 000km

2016-08-11 16:16

An elephant thought to have travelled 1 000km from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods, has been stopped in its tracks in a dramatic rescue that nearly ended in disaster.

Family of 6 feared trapped in India building

2016-08-07 15:16

Rescuers in India are searching for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of Mumbai.

Toll in northeast India market attack jumps to 15

2016-08-06 13:21

The death toll from an attack in India's northeastern Assam state, where gunmen opened fire on a busy market,has jumped to 15 with three more people succumbing to their injuries.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

2016-08-04 12:09

Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

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