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India's first openly gay athlete wants right to wed

23 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sprinter Dutee Chand - India's first openly gay athlete - says she will fight for the right to marry her "soulmate" days after revealing her sexuality to a deeply conservative country.

India's Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild

06 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144 million) to the hardest-hit state of Odisha where hundreds of thousands returned home from shelters.

India's Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild

06 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India, May 6 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144.19 million) to the hardest-hit state of Odisha where hundreds of thousands returned home from shelters.

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless

05 May 2019

PURI, India Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday.

Cyclone hits Bangladesh after battering India, mass evacuations save lives

04 May 2019

DHAKA/BHUBANESWAR, India The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where five more people died and more than a million were moved to safety. | Video

REFILE-Cyclone Fani kills at least 12 in India before swiping Bangladesh

04 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA, May 4 The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where more than a million people have been moved to safety.

Cyclone slams into Indian temple town, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order

03 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/ DHAKA A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved into storm shelters. | Video

India evacuating 1.2 million people as cyclone menaces east coast

02 May 2019

BHUBANESHWAR, India/NEW DELHI India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Friday, with thousand of villagers piling household possessions on to trucks before fleeing their homes. | Video

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