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Cyclone kills five in eastern India, leaves thousands without power

11 Oct 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India A cyclone slammed into India's eastern seaboard on Thursday, killing at least five people, destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping telephone poles and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity.

India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

10 Sep 2018

BHUBANESWAR/GUWAHATI Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalised vehicles.

Indian police widen investigation into shelter where girls allegedly raped

24 Jul 2018

(This version of the July 23 story corrects name of state capital and distance in fourth paragraph)

India police arrest seven in suspected rape, blackmail of teenage girl

10 Jul 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India Indian police arrested seven people on Tuesday, including a school principal and a teacher, on suspicion of raping and blackmailing a teenage girl over several months, the latest case of sexual abuse of minors.

Missionaries of Charity 'looking into' baby trafficking case in Jharkhand

06 Jul 2018

NEW DELHI The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was "carefully looking into" charges of baby trafficking levelled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes.

Catholic charity "looking into" baby trafficking case in India

06 Jul 2018

NEW DELHI, July 6 The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was "carefully looking into" charges of baby trafficking levelled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes.

'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

13 Jun 2018

LANJIGARH, India After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

Runaway train - seven Indian workers suspended after 13-km downhill ride

09 Apr 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India India's state-run railway has suspended seven workers after brakes failed on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers, letting it run freely in reverse for about 13 km (eight miles), officials said on Monday. | Video

India's top iron ore state Odisha to meet output target despite mine closures

02 Jan 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India India's top iron ore state is likely to produce 100 million tonnes of ore in the 2017/18 fiscal year, in line with its target, despite authorities ordering the closure of some mines, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Worst monsoon floods in years kill more than 1,200 across South Asia

25 Aug 2017

BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA The death toll from floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, officials said on Friday, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years.

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