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India detains users over inflammatory online posts after religious site ruling

10 Nov 2019

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA, India Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said on Sunday.

India detains dozens over social media posts, celebrations after religious site ruling

10 Nov 2019

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA, India, India Nov 10 Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said on Sunday.

More than 1,600 die in India's heaviest monsoon season for 25 years

01 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW The heaviest monsoon rains to lash India in 25 years have killed more than 1,600 people since June, government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities battled floods in two northern states and muddy waters swirled inside a major city.

Floods kill 113 in north India in late monsoon burst, jail, hospital submerged

01 Oct 2019

LUCKNOW, India Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, officials said on Monday, as flood waters swamped a major city, inundated hospital wards and forced the evacuation of inmates from a jail.

Two lower caste children in India beaten to death for 'open defecation'

26 Sep 2019

LUCKNOW Two children from India's lowest caste were beaten to death by two men after they defecated outside, officials and relatives said on Thursday, in the latest case of communal violence in the country.

Former BJP minister arrested over alleged rape

20 Sep 2019

LUCKNOW A former government minister and senior member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested on Friday in connection with rape and sexual harassment allegations made by a law student, police and his lawyer said.

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