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India detains ex-soldier as illegal immigrant; lawyer calls it a case of mistaken identity

29 May 2019

GUWAHATI, India Indian police detained a retired soldier and serving police officer on Wednesday after a court declared him a foreigner, in one of the most controversial outcomes of the country's effort to clamp down on illegal immigration from neighbouring Bangladesh.

Politician, family members among 11 killed in India ambush

21 May 2019

GUWAHATI, India Eleven people, including a lawmaker and four of his family, were killed in an ambush by tribal separatists in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

24 Feb 2019

GUWAHATI, India At least 150 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in a northeastern state of India, the second such tragedy in the country this month, with many more hospitalised as authorities try to pinpoint the source and round up perpetrators.

Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

23 Feb 2019

GUWAHATI, India At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalised, a state government minister said on Saturday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Bootleg liquor kills at least 41 on Indian tea plantation as dozens fall ill

22 Feb 2019

GUWAHATI, India, Feb 22 At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in hospital, a government minister said on Friday.

Bootleg liquor kills at least 17 on Indian tea plantation as dozens fall ill

22 Feb 2019

GUWAHATI, India, Feb 22 At least 17 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, with more than 40 critically ill in hospital, a doctor said on Friday.

Protesters in India claim victory as citizenship bill stalls

13 Feb 2019

GUWAHATI, India Protesters in northeast India claimed victory on Wednesday after a bill that the government says will help Hindus in neighbouring countries settle in India lapsed before it could be ratified by parliament.

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

11 Jan 2019

GUWAHATI, India Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries.

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

04 Jan 2019

GUWAHATI, India Indian rescuers trying to reach a group of miners trapped in a remote and illegal "rat-hole" coal mine are struggling to pump out water from the 370-foot-deep pit, further dimming their chances of survival more than three weeks into their ordeal.

India deports second Rohingya group to Myanmar, more expulsions likely

03 Jan 2019

GUWAHATI, India India on Thursday deported a Rohingya Muslim family of five to neighbouring Myanmar, the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

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